Period
to 14 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 July 2020 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 of England
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 112 172 200
Rank change year-on-year +60 +28 -5
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 6 10 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.31% 0.23% 0.063%
As % of the System Software category 2.07% 1.80% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £325 £275 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -31.25% +36.17%
10th Percentile £223 £184 £375
90th Percentile £378 £328 £425
England median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +15.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £20.33 £17.75
% change year-on-year +72.20% +14.51% -9.72%

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 of England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 290 556 633
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.13% 13.02% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 316 345
Median daily rate £375 £419 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.39% +11.60% +9.09%
10th Percentile £134 £158 £152
90th Percentile £550 £624 £560
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 33 66
Median hourly rate £23.28 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.20% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £17.26 £10.83 £11.17
90th Percentile £66.00 £63.20 £33.13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.98 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.93% +2.88% +3.13%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in the East of England

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Daily rate trend for Virtual Servers in the East of England

Virtual Servers
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Servers in the East of England over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Servers in the East of England

Virtual Servers
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Hourly rate trend for Virtual Servers in the East of England

Virtual Servers
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 14 July 2020. 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
Hertfordshire +38 4 £350 +39.30% 1
Cambridgeshire +33 2 £200 - 1
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 14 July 2020, 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 of England region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) vSphere
4 2 (33.33%) Network Management
4 2 (33.33%) Server Management
4 2 (33.33%) Storage Management
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) SCOM
4 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) MCSE
5 1 (16.67%) MCSA
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft

Virtual Servers
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) DBA
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared DBA
2 2 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Network Management
1 2 (33.33%) Server Management
1 2 (33.33%) Storage Management
2 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (16.67%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft