Period
to 22 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Virtual Machines skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 22 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Virtual Machine (VM)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 214 240 217
Rank change year-on-year +26 -23 +6
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 24 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.38% 0.21% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 2.14% 1.33% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 23
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +7.25%
10th Percentile £385 £252 £219
90th Percentile £625 £690 £568
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £444
% change year-on-year +5.00% +12.68% -1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

Virtual Machines is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,120 1,124 751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.56% 16.06% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 897 606
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £188
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 41 21
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -9.41% +21.43%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.31 £13.31
90th Percentile £46.85 £25.50 £29.62
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +1.32% +22.58%

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Virtual Machines as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in the City of London

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtual Machines in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in the City of London

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in the City of London

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Machines in the City of London

Virtual Machines
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Machines within the City of London region over the 6 months to 22 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 4 £525 -
Virtual Machines
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Machines also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Virtual Machines.

1 13 (54.17%) Azure
2 12 (50.00%) Finance
3 11 (45.83%) Windows
4 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (33.33%) IaaS
4 8 (33.33%) DevOps
5 6 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
6 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
6 5 (20.83%) Personalization
6 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
6 5 (20.83%) DNS
6 5 (20.83%) Linux
6 5 (20.83%) SQL
6 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
6 5 (20.83%) SCCM
6 5 (20.83%) Migration
7 4 (16.67%) VMware
7 4 (16.67%) Retail
7 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 4 (16.67%) Java
7 4 (16.67%) MySQL
7 4 (16.67%) DHCP
7 4 (16.67%) Advertising
7 4 (16.67%) Project Management
7 4 (16.67%) Workshop Facilitation
7 4 (16.67%) Presales

Virtual Machines
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) Anypoint
1 1 (4.17%) Confluence
1 1 (4.17%) Drupal
1 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
1 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 13 (54.17%) Azure
2 8 (33.33%) IaaS
3 3 (12.50%) PaaS
4 2 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (8.33%) Power Platform
5 1 (4.17%) AWS
5 1 (4.17%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (4.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 1 (4.17%) Azure Functions
5 1 (4.17%) Azure Stack
5 1 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (4.17%) Mimecast
5 1 (4.17%) Office 365
5 1 (4.17%) OpenShift
5 1 (4.17%) SaaS
5 1 (4.17%) Serverless
5 1 (4.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) DHCP
3 3 (12.50%) FTP
3 3 (12.50%) HTTP
3 3 (12.50%) IPsec
3 3 (12.50%) SSL
3 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.33%) SAN
4 2 (8.33%) Skype
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (4.17%) DMZ
5 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.17%) Firewall
5 1 (4.17%) LAN
5 1 (4.17%) NAS
5 1 (4.17%) VLAN
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) MySQL
2 3 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 3 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (8.33%) Data Lake
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.33%) Power BI
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (4.17%) Redis
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.67%) Travis CI
3 3 (12.50%) JIRA
4 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (4.17%) Axure RP
5 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
5 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.17%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (4.17%) MSI
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium
5 1 (4.17%) SonarQube
5 1 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (4.17%) Vagrant
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Advertising
2 4 (16.67%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (4.17%) Front Office
4 1 (4.17%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Architect
2 6 (25.00%) Azure Architect
3 5 (20.83%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) DBA
5 2 (8.33%) Migration Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Implementation Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Implementation Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Oracle Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Oracle Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Oracle Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (4.17%) Behat
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
2 1 (4.17%) Drush
2 1 (4.17%) HTML
2 1 (4.17%) jQuery
2 1 (4.17%) LDAP
2 1 (4.17%) LESS
2 1 (4.17%) Sass
2 1 (4.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle Licensing
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) DevOps
2 5 (20.83%) Migration
2 5 (20.83%) Personalization
3 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (16.67%) Presales
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
3 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (16.67%) Workshop Facilitation
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.50%) Microservices
4 3 (12.50%) OO
4 3 (12.50%) OOP
4 3 (12.50%) Open Source
4 3 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (12.50%) Target Operating Model
4 3 (12.50%) Thought Leadership
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
4 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.17%) QA
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) Docker
3 3 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 2 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (8.33%) vSphere
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) SCCM
2 4 (16.67%) Puppet
3 3 (12.50%) Kubernetes
3 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (8.33%) Terraform
5 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
5 1 (4.17%) FortiGate
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
5 1 (4.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix
3 3 (12.50%) Ivanti
4 2 (8.33%) HP
4 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.17%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (4.17%) Apple
5 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper
5 1 (4.17%) Meraki
5 1 (4.17%) MuleSoft
5 1 (4.17%) Polycom
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (4.17%) Splunk