Period
to 23 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 23 July 2019 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 691 731 694
Rank change year-on-year +40 -37 -31
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 122 140 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 0.94% 1.06% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 91 90
England median daily rate £355 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +12.28% -10.94%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £200
90th Percentile £563 £575 £501
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 7
England median hourly rate - £22.00 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.90% +2.13%
UK median hourly rate - £22.00 £18.72
% change year-on-year - +17.55% -1.50%

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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 13,036 13,257 10,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.54% 14.08% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,764 8,632 6,443
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £185 £185 £167
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 785 613
England median hourly rate £16.98 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.26% +3.75% +4.92%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.17 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.69 £46.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.13 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.43% +0.78% +3.23%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Virtual Servers as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in England

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Servers in England

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Servers in England over the 6 months to 23 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Servers in England

Virtual Servers
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Servers in England

Virtual Servers
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 23 July 2019. 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
South East +10 43 £355 -17.92% 13
London +49 34 £463 +2.78% 20
Midlands +22 14 £280 -26.32% 17
North of England +12 13 £325 -12.99% 23
North West +24 12 £325 -6.94% 8
East of England +20 10 £275 -31.25% 8
West Midlands +16 9 £250 -35.48% 14
South West -26 8 £325 -17.46% 12
East Midlands +21 5 £365 - 3
North East - 1 - - 2
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, 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 England region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 71 (58.20%) Windows
2 56 (45.90%) VMware
2 56 (45.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (31.97%) Active Directory
4 35 (28.69%) Windows Server
5 32 (26.23%) Microsoft
6 28 (22.95%) Linux
6 28 (22.95%) Migration
6 28 (22.95%) Data Centre
7 27 (22.13%) SAN
8 26 (21.31%) ITIL
8 26 (21.31%) Microsoft Azure
8 26 (21.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (19.67%) Firewall
10 23 (18.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 21 (17.21%) Dell
11 21 (17.21%) Virtual Machines
12 20 (16.39%) DNS
12 20 (16.39%) SQL Server
12 20 (16.39%) Change Management
12 20 (16.39%) SCCM
13 19 (15.57%) Service Management
13 19 (15.57%) PowerShell
14 16 (13.11%) Office 365
15 15 (12.30%) Amazon AWS
15 15 (12.30%) DevOps
15 15 (12.30%) SQL
15 15 (12.30%) DHCP
15 15 (12.30%) Security Cleared
16 14 (11.48%) Cisco

Virtual Servers
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.74%) MS Exchange
1 7 (5.74%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.92%) IIS
2 6 (4.92%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.46%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (2.46%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.64%) Apache
4 2 (1.64%) JBoss
4 2 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (1.64%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.82%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.82%) Confluence
5 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle 10gAS
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 26 (21.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (13.11%) Office 365
3 15 (12.30%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (4.92%) IaaS
4 6 (4.92%) NuGet
5 5 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.28%) GitHub
6 4 (3.28%) OpenShift
6 4 (3.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (2.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.82%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.82%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.82%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.82%) Apigee
8 1 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.82%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.82%) Loggly
8 1 (0.82%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.13%) SAN
2 24 (19.67%) Firewall
3 20 (16.39%) DNS
4 15 (12.30%) DHCP
5 9 (7.38%) LAN
5 9 (7.38%) TCP/IP
5 9 (7.38%) WAN
6 8 (6.56%) Wireless
7 7 (5.74%) Network Security
8 6 (4.92%) VLAN
9 5 (4.10%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (4.10%) MPLS
9 5 (4.10%) Skype
10 4 (3.28%) Internet
10 4 (3.28%) iSCSI
10 4 (3.28%) NAS
11 3 (2.46%) DSL
12 2 (1.64%) Ethernet
12 2 (1.64%) Telnet
12 2 (1.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.92%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.46%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.46%) MySQL
4 2 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.82%) Big Data
5 1 (0.82%) DB2
5 1 (0.82%) GIS
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (0.82%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.82%) UniData
Development Applications
1 7 (5.74%) MSI
2 4 (3.28%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.28%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.46%) Gradle
3 3 (2.46%) JIRA
3 3 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.64%) Subversion
4 2 (1.64%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (0.82%) Bower
5 1 (0.82%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.82%) gulp
5 1 (0.82%) Protractor
5 1 (0.82%) Selenium
5 1 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.82%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (9.02%) Finance
2 5 (4.10%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.64%) Advertising
3 2 (1.64%) Retail
4 1 (0.82%) Back Office
4 1 (0.82%) Banking
4 1 (0.82%) Electronics
4 1 (0.82%) French Language
4 1 (0.82%) Law
4 1 (0.82%) Legal
4 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (9.84%) IT Support
2 10 (8.20%) Administrator
2 10 (8.20%) Analyst
3 9 (7.38%) Azure Engineer
3 9 (7.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (7.38%) Windows Engineer
4 8 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (6.56%) Environment Manager
4 8 (6.56%) Support Engineer
5 7 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.92%) Infrastructure Support
6 6 (4.92%) Server Engineer
6 6 (4.92%) Test Manager
6 6 (4.92%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) Azure DevOps
7 5 (4.10%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) IT Engineer
7 5 (4.10%) SAN Support
7 5 (4.10%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.48%) Web Services
2 2 (1.64%) Middleware
2 2 (1.64%) Node.js
2 2 (1.64%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.64%) XML
3 1 (0.82%) .NET
3 1 (0.82%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.82%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.82%) Apache NiFi
3 1 (0.82%) Express
3 1 (0.82%) Kafka
3 1 (0.82%) LDAP
3 1 (0.82%) Play Framework
3 1 (0.82%) Sass
3 1 (0.82%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.95%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.56%) Clustering
3 5 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.28%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.28%) Replication
5 3 (2.46%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.64%) EPoS
6 2 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.82%) CESG
7 1 (0.82%) CMDB
7 1 (0.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.82%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.82%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 71 (58.20%) Windows
2 35 (28.69%) Windows Server
3 28 (22.95%) Linux
4 26 (21.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (9.84%) Unix
6 11 (9.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (6.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (6.56%) Windows 10
8 7 (5.74%) AIX
9 6 (4.92%) Solaris
9 6 (4.92%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.46%) Android
11 2 (1.64%) VMS
11 2 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.82%) HPUX
12 1 (0.82%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.95%) Migration
2 26 (21.31%) ITIL
3 20 (16.39%) Change Management
4 19 (15.57%) Service Management
5 15 (12.30%) DevOps
6 13 (10.66%) Server Building
7 11 (9.02%) Test Automation
8 10 (8.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 9 (7.38%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (7.38%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (7.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (6.56%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (6.56%) Project Management
11 7 (5.74%) Business Continuity
11 7 (5.74%) PRINCE2
11 7 (5.74%) Scrum
12 6 (4.92%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (4.92%) Runbook
12 6 (4.92%) Service Delivery
12 6 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.57%) PowerShell
2 15 (12.30%) SQL
3 6 (4.92%) Python
4 5 (4.10%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.28%) VBScript
6 3 (2.46%) Groovy
6 3 (2.46%) Korn
7 2 (1.64%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.82%) C
8 1 (0.82%) ES6
8 1 (0.82%) Go
8 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.82%) Perl
8 1 (0.82%) PHP
8 1 (0.82%) PHP 7
8 1 (0.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (12.30%) Security Cleared
2 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (9.84%) SC Cleared
4 11 (9.02%) MCSA
5 6 (4.92%) MCSE
6 5 (4.10%) Degree
6 5 (4.10%) IBM Certification
7 4 (3.28%) CCNA
7 4 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.28%) MCP
8 2 (1.64%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.64%) ACDT
8 2 (1.64%) ACHDS
8 2 (1.64%) ACTC
8 2 (1.64%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.64%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.64%) MCDST
8 2 (1.64%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.82%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.20%) SLA
2 8 (6.56%) QA
3 1 (0.82%) COBIT
3 1 (0.82%) GDPR
3 1 (0.82%) NCSC
System Software
1 56 (45.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (31.97%) Active Directory
3 23 (18.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 21 (17.21%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (10.66%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (9.84%) Hyper-V
6 12 (9.84%) vSphere
7 9 (7.38%) Docker
8 5 (4.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.46%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 2 (1.64%) VMware NSX
11 2 (1.64%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.82%) Firmware
12 1 (0.82%) NFS
12 1 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.82%) Samba
12 1 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (16.39%) SCCM
2 14 (11.48%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (9.02%) SCOM
4 8 (6.56%) WSUS
5 6 (4.92%) Puppet
6 5 (4.10%) Kubernetes
6 5 (4.10%) NetBackup
7 4 (3.28%) Ansible
7 4 (3.28%) Terraform
8 3 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.64%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.64%) Automic
9 2 (1.64%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.64%) Nessus
9 2 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.64%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 56 (45.90%) VMware
2 32 (26.23%) Microsoft
3 21 (17.21%) Dell
4 14 (11.48%) Cisco
4 14 (11.48%) EqualLogic
5 12 (9.84%) Oracle
6 10 (8.20%) Citrix
7 8 (6.56%) Veritas
8 7 (5.74%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.92%) IBM
9 6 (4.92%) NetApp
9 6 (4.92%) Pega
10 3 (2.46%) HP
10 3 (2.46%) Meraki
10 3 (2.46%) Splunk
11 2 (1.64%) Apple
11 2 (1.64%) Brocade
11 2 (1.64%) EMC
11 2 (1.64%) Mitel
11 2 (1.64%) Symantec