Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 176 - 196
Rank change year-on-year - - +49
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 10 0 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.25% - 0.062%
As % of the System Software category 1.64% - 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 2
10th Percentile £479 - £433
25th Percentile £486 - £444
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £531 - £475
Median % change year-on-year - - +5.56%
75th Percentile £569 - £494
90th Percentile £581 - £498
Central London median daily rate £531 - £375
% change year-on-year - - -16.67%

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 611 330 706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.22% 15.65% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 256 563
10th Percentile £243 £248 £184
25th Percentile £467 £404 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £664 £588 £600
90th Percentile £763 £644 £655
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 16
10th Percentile - £22.60 £12.59
25th Percentile £24.25 £22.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate £24.50 £23.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.52% +15.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £29.88 - £21.00
90th Percentile £32.95 - £23.38
Central London median hourly rate £24.50 £23.00 £19.33
% change year-on-year +6.52% +19.02% +1.71%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022, 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
1 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (60.00%) Change Management
2 6 (60.00%) DNS
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) DHCP
3 5 (50.00%) CMDB
3 5 (50.00%) Influencing Skills
3 5 (50.00%) Security Hardening
3 5 (50.00%) Veeam
4 4 (40.00%) Time Management
4 4 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Patch Management
4 4 (40.00%) Line Management
4 4 (40.00%) Software Delivery
4 4 (40.00%) Server Hardening
4 4 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (40.00%) vCenter Server
4 4 (40.00%) Runbook
4 4 (40.00%) Release Management
4 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
4 4 (40.00%) Asset Management
4 4 (40.00%) Eclipse
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 3 (30.00%) Data Centre

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 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (10.00%) AWS
2 1 (10.00%) GitHub
2 1 (10.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) NAS
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Gradle
General
1 5 (50.00%) Influencing Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) Social Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Local Government
3 1 (10.00%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) IT Manager
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior IT Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) CMDB
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (20.00%) Replication
4 1 (10.00%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Change Management
1 6 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (50.00%) Security Hardening
3 4 (40.00%) Asset Management
3 4 (40.00%) Functional Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Line Management
3 4 (40.00%) Patch Management
3 4 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (40.00%) Release Management
3 4 (40.00%) Runbook
3 4 (40.00%) Server Hardening
3 4 (40.00%) Software Delivery
3 4 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Time Management
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Project Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (10.00%) CI/CD
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) PMI Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (10.00%) Docker
4 1 (10.00%) Firmware
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (10.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 1 (10.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (10.00%) PowerCLI
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) vRealize
2 1 (10.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Veeam
4 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (10.00%) Commvault
5 1 (10.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) NetApp
5 1 (10.00%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (10.00%) Zerto