Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 637 708 692
Rank change year-on-year +71 -16 -27
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 136 152 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.15% 1.04% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 93 89
England median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £163 £140
90th Percentile £575 £548 £528
UK median daily rate £381 £394 £363
% change year-on-year -3.17% +8.62% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 11
England median hourly rate £100.50 £35.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +187.14% +7.69% +120.34%
10th Percentile £21.00 £22.25 £15.23
90th Percentile £191.75 £44.35 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £100.50 £38.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +159.35% +19.23% +120.34%

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 11,792 14,636 11,988
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.48% 15.39% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,829 9,622 7,856
England median daily rate £450 £451 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.11% +6.00% +3.66%
10th Percentile £168 £188 £163
90th Percentile £638 £626 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 603 798 658
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%

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 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Servers in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 November 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 +59 45 £425 +13.33% 16
London +89 38 £425 -11.69% 13
South West -2 21 £315 -21.25% 3
Midlands +26 13 £301 -10.74% 7
North of England +17 13 £275 -20.00% 6
West Midlands +36 9 £370 +9.63% 4
North West +16 7 £275 -31.25% 3
Yorkshire +28 6 £263 -24.73% 3
East of England +22 6 £250 -37.50% 5
East Midlands +20 4 £278 -17.70% 3
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 82 (60.29%) Windows
2 70 (51.47%) Windows Server
3 65 (47.79%) Active Directory
4 52 (38.24%) Microsoft
5 50 (36.76%) VMware
5 50 (36.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 39 (28.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 38 (27.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (24.26%) SCCM
8 33 (24.26%) DNS
9 30 (22.06%) DHCP
9 30 (22.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 29 (21.32%) Windows 10
10 29 (21.32%) Azure
11 27 (19.85%) SQL Server
12 26 (19.12%) Firewall
12 26 (19.12%) Windows 7
13 24 (17.65%) Office 365
14 23 (16.91%) Web Services
14 23 (16.91%) Cisco
15 22 (16.18%) Migration
16 21 (15.44%) SQL
16 21 (15.44%) AWS
17 20 (14.71%) PowerShell
17 20 (14.71%) SAN
17 20 (14.71%) Data Centre
18 19 (13.97%) ITIL
18 19 (13.97%) Security Cleared
19 18 (13.24%) Linux
20 17 (12.50%) TCP/IP

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 11 (8.09%) MS Exchange
1 11 (8.09%) SharePoint
2 9 (6.62%) Skype for Business
3 7 (5.15%) Apache Spark
3 7 (5.15%) IIS
3 7 (5.15%) Jupyter
3 7 (5.15%) SAS
4 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.94%) Confluence
5 4 (2.94%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 13 (9.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 29 (21.32%) Azure
2 24 (17.65%) Office 365
3 21 (15.44%) AWS
4 6 (4.41%) IaaS
5 5 (3.68%) G Suite
6 4 (2.94%) GCP
7 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.74%) Apigee
7 1 (0.74%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.74%) PaaS
7 1 (0.74%) Route 53
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (24.26%) DNS
2 30 (22.06%) DHCP
3 26 (19.12%) Firewall
4 20 (14.71%) SAN
5 17 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 11 (8.09%) VPN
7 10 (7.35%) LAN
7 10 (7.35%) Skype
7 10 (7.35%) WAN
8 7 (5.15%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (3.68%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (3.68%) Kerberos
9 5 (3.68%) NAS
9 5 (3.68%) VLAN
10 4 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (2.21%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.47%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.47%) Wireless
13 1 (0.74%) IPsec
13 1 (0.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.85%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.62%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (5.15%) Apache Hive
3 7 (5.15%) Apache Zeppelin
3 7 (5.15%) Big Data
3 7 (5.15%) Data Lake
3 7 (5.15%) Hadoop
3 7 (5.15%) Impala
3 7 (5.15%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.94%) MySQL
4 4 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.47%) DB2
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.74%) GIS
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (8.09%) MSI
2 4 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.94%) JIRA
2 4 (2.94%) Subversion
3 1 (0.74%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 10 (7.35%) Public Sector
2 8 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.15%) Finance
4 5 (3.68%) Mandarin Language
5 3 (2.21%) Banking
6 1 (0.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.74%) Law
6 1 (0.74%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (19.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (13.24%) Environment Manager
3 15 (11.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 14 (10.29%) Support Engineer
5 13 (9.56%) 3rd Line Support
5 13 (9.56%) IT Engineer
6 11 (8.09%) Architect
7 8 (5.88%) IT Support
8 7 (5.15%) Administrator
8 7 (5.15%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (5.15%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (4.41%) Server Engineer
9 6 (4.41%) Test Manager
10 5 (3.68%) Active Directory Engineer
10 5 (3.68%) Data Architect
10 5 (3.68%) QA Manager
10 5 (3.68%) QA Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.91%) Web Services
2 7 (5.15%) 802.1X
2 7 (5.15%) Apache NiFi
2 7 (5.15%) Kafka
3 3 (2.21%) Middleware
4 1 (0.74%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.15%) PKI
3 5 (3.68%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.21%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.47%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.47%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.74%) CESG
7 1 (0.74%) Clustering
7 1 (0.74%) DataPower
7 1 (0.74%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.74%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.74%) NHS
7 1 (0.74%) Replication
7 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 82 (60.29%) Windows
2 70 (51.47%) Windows Server
3 38 (27.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (21.32%) Windows 10
5 26 (19.12%) Windows 7
6 18 (13.24%) Linux
7 16 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (8.82%) CentOS
9 9 (6.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (6.62%) VMS
10 8 (5.88%) Windows 8
11 5 (3.68%) Mac OS
12 4 (2.94%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.47%) Solaris
14 1 (0.74%) AIX
14 1 (0.74%) HPUX
14 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.74%) SUSE
14 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (16.18%) Migration
3 19 (13.97%) ITIL
4 17 (12.50%) Server Building
4 17 (12.50%) Service Management
5 13 (9.56%) Infrastructure Management
6 12 (8.82%) Break/Fix
6 12 (8.82%) Data Security
7 11 (8.09%) Coaching
8 10 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (7.35%) ITSM
9 9 (6.62%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (6.62%) PRINCE2
9 9 (6.62%) Project Management
10 8 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (5.88%) Network Virtualisation
10 8 (5.88%) Scrum
10 8 (5.88%) Server Management
10 8 (5.88%) TOGAF
10 8 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.44%) SQL
2 20 (14.71%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.94%) VBScript
4 2 (1.47%) Python
5 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.74%) C
5 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (13.97%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.35%) DV Cleared
3 9 (6.62%) DBS Check
4 8 (5.88%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.21%) CCNA
6 3 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.21%) Degree
6 3 (2.21%) MCSA
6 3 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.47%) CCNP
7 2 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.47%) MCSE
8 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.74%) MCP
8 1 (0.74%) NCDA
8 1 (0.74%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.35%) SLA
2 7 (5.15%) QA
3 1 (0.74%) GDPR
3 1 (0.74%) GxP
3 1 (0.74%) NCSC
System Software
1 65 (47.79%) Active Directory
2 50 (36.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (28.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 14 (10.29%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (9.56%) Hyper-V
6 8 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (5.88%) XenApp
6 8 (5.88%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.68%) vSphere
8 4 (2.94%) pfSense
9 1 (0.74%) Docker
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.74%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.74%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 33 (24.26%) SCCM
2 10 (7.35%) SCOM
3 9 (6.62%) WSUS
4 7 (5.15%) Oozie
5 5 (3.68%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.94%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.94%) Nagios
6 4 (2.94%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.21%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.21%) Nessus
7 3 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.47%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (1.47%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.47%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (1.47%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.74%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 52 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 50 (36.76%) VMware
3 23 (16.91%) Cisco
4 15 (11.03%) Oracle
5 11 (8.09%) Citrix
6 10 (7.35%) Dell
7 7 (5.15%) Cloudera
7 7 (5.15%) Hortonworks
7 7 (5.15%) StreamSets
8 6 (4.41%) EMC
8 6 (4.41%) HP
8 6 (4.41%) Meraki
8 6 (4.41%) Pega
9 4 (2.94%) Atlassian
9 4 (2.94%) CA
9 4 (2.94%) Clearswift
9 4 (2.94%) IBM
9 4 (2.94%) Juniper
9 4 (2.94%) NEC
9 4 (2.94%) Red Hat