Period
to 20 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Virtual Servers skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Servers over the 6 months to 20 September 2021 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 Servers
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 164 - 235
Rank change year-on-year - +235 +29
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 7 0 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.19% - 0.080%
As % of the System Software category 1.41% - 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
10th Percentile " " £503
25th Percentile £456 " £506
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £469 - £525
75th Percentile £553 " £556
90th Percentile £606 " £568
Central London median daily rate £469 £650 £431
% change year-on-year -27.88% +50.72% -11.54%

Virtual Servers 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 497 248 1,095
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.78% 14.30% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 199 880
10th Percentile £363 £297 £219
25th Percentile £450 £413 £412
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £514
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.68% +2.75%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £600
90th Percentile £713 £636 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 23
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% +7.14% +9.09%
Central London median hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +21.05% -9.52% +7.01%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in the City of London

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Servers in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Servers in the City of London

Virtual Servers
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Servers in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Servers in the City of London

Virtual Servers
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Servers in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Virtual Servers in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Servers 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 Servers.

1 5 (71.43%) VMware
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (71.43%) Azure
1 5 (71.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 4 (57.14%) Nimble Storage
2 4 (57.14%) vRealize
2 4 (57.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) PowerCLI
2 4 (57.14%) Break/Fix
2 4 (57.14%) 3PAR
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Replication
2 4 (57.14%) Veeam
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 4 (57.14%) CommVault
2 4 (57.14%) NetApp
2 4 (57.14%) Firmware
3 2 (28.57%) Social Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Puppet
4 1 (14.29%) AWS
4 1 (14.29%) Ansible
4 1 (14.29%) Docker
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps

Virtual Servers
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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (14.29%) AWS
2 1 (14.29%) GitHub
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Gradle
General
1 2 (28.57%) Social Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Storage Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Azure Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) HP Storage Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) SAN Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) SAN Storage Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) IT Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Senior IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Senior IT Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Senior IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Replication
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (14.29%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (57.14%) Break/Fix
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (57.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) IT Governance
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 1 (14.29%) Project Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Secure Coding
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) PMI Certification
1 1 (14.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (57.14%) Firmware
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Docker
3 1 (14.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) PowerCLI
1 4 (57.14%) vRealize
1 4 (57.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 1 (14.29%) Ansible
2 1 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) 3PAR
2 4 (57.14%) CommVault
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) NetApp
2 4 (57.14%) Nimble Storage
2 4 (57.14%) Veeam
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle