Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 237 219 216
Rank change year-on-year -18 -3 +69
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 4 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.057% 0.11% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 0.45% 1.08% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 12
City of London median daily rate £575 £260 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +121.15% -40.23% +1.16%
10th Percentile £293 £146 £413
90th Percentile £588 £410 £533
Central London median daily rate £400 £375 £435
% change year-on-year +6.67% -13.79% -5.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 883 646 702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.51% 10.41% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 506 542
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £225 £240 £207
90th Percentile £660 £638 £640
Central London median daily rate £483 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.22% +5.88% +11.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 21 21
City of London median hourly rate £15.50 £26.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.38% +52.94% -2.16%
10th Percentile £10.35 £15.00 £11.50
90th Percentile £26.80 £100.00 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £15.50 £21.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -28.74% +27.94% +6.25%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Virtual Servers as a percentage 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

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

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

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Servers in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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

Virtual Servers
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 Servers in the City of London.

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Servers also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Palo Alto
2 2 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (50.00%) Contract Management
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (25.00%) PowerCLI
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Server Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Contract Management
1 2 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (25.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) C
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) PowerCLI
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) EMC
1 2 (50.00%) Palo Alto
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) SolarWinds
2 1 (25.00%) Veeam