Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 14 November 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 149 134
Rank change year-on-year +20 -15 -5
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 8 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.29% 0.063% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 1.76% 0.48% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 13
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £313 £425 £271
90th Percentile £395 £475 £438
England median daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +7.69% +120.34% -20.27%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 455 414 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 16.69% 12.99% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 281 213
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75% +17.65%
10th Percentile £127 £175 £143
90th Percentile £538 £500 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.79% +9.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 27 44
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.44 £13.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.96% +1.89% +3.92%
10th Percentile £9.78 £10.34 £10.15
90th Percentile £17.91 £34.10 £20.44
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.73 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.33% +7.90% -3.13%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Virtual Servers as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in the East Midlands

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Servers in the East Midlands

Virtual Servers
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Servers in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Servers in the East Midlands

Virtual Servers
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Servers within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. 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
Nottinghamshire +16 5 £325 -27.78%
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £350 - 3
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) MySQL
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) LDAP
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) SAN
4 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
4 3 (37.50%) Confluence
4 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (37.50%) Ansible
4 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (37.50%) Server Building
4 3 (37.50%) Issue Tracking
4 3 (37.50%) Subversion
4 3 (37.50%) Maven
4 3 (37.50%) Marketing
4 3 (37.50%) JIRA
4 3 (37.50%) Credit Risk
4 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 3 (37.50%) Test Automation

Virtual Servers
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 3 (37.50%) Confluence
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
1 3 (37.50%) Maven
1 3 (37.50%) Subversion
General
1 3 (37.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Support
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) Credit Risk
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Solaris
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Delivery
1 3 (37.50%) Decision-Making
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Management
1 3 (37.50%) Issue Tracking
1 3 (37.50%) Server Building
1 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Ansible
1 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (25.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Nessus
3 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) GFI Software
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec