Period
to 23 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Virtual Infrastructure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Infrastructure over the 6 months to 23 September 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 Infrastructure
England > London
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 531 583 578
Rank change year-on-year +52 -5 +20
Contract jobs citing Virtual Infrastructure 41 50 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.11% 0.080%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.13% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 31 20
London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - +18.75%
10th Percentile £463 £356 £336
90th Percentile £538 £538 £700
England median daily rate £475 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +5.56% +0.56% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +5.71% -61.11%

Virtual Infrastructure is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 33,921 39,850 38,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.12% 88.28% 88.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,270 28,836 27,944
London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £660
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 483 382
London median hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% -2.70% +10.12%
10th Percentile £12.46 £14.00 £12.89
90th Percentile £53.75 £55.69 £51.13
England median hourly rate £24.70 £20.80 £23.14
% change year-on-year +18.75% -10.13% +1.34%

Virtual Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Virtual Infrastructure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Infrastructure in London

Virtual Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Infrastructure in London

Virtual Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Infrastructure in London over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Infrastructure in London

Virtual Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Infrastructure in London

Virtual Infrastructure
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Infrastructure within the London region over the 6 months to 23 September 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 London +29 14 £525 -
Central London +32 11 £525 +52.73% 2
West London - 2 £400 -
Virtual Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Infrastructure 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 London region with a requirement for Virtual Infrastructure.

1 24 (58.54%) VMware
1 24 (58.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (48.78%) Azure
2 20 (48.78%) AWS
3 18 (43.90%) Git (software)
4 15 (36.59%) vSphere
4 15 (36.59%) Java
5 14 (34.15%) Scrum
5 14 (34.15%) J2EE
5 14 (34.15%) SOAP
5 14 (34.15%) Web Services
5 14 (34.15%) JUnit
5 14 (34.15%) E-Commerce
5 14 (34.15%) DbUnit
5 14 (34.15%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (34.15%) Mockito
5 14 (34.15%) BDD
5 14 (34.15%) RESTful
5 14 (34.15%) Kanban
5 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (34.15%) TDD
5 14 (34.15%) Maven
5 14 (34.15%) jMock
5 14 (34.15%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (34.15%) PowerMock
5 14 (34.15%) Jenkins
5 14 (34.15%) Apache Camel
5 14 (34.15%) SonarQube
6 13 (31.71%) Open Source
7 12 (29.27%) Microsoft

Virtual Infrastructure
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (48.78%) AWS
1 20 (48.78%) Azure
2 14 (34.15%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (24.39%) Office 365
4 4 (9.76%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (9.76%) GCP
4 4 (9.76%) SaaS
5 1 (2.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) NetScaler
2 3 (7.32%) Firewall
3 2 (4.88%) DNS
3 2 (4.88%) VLAN
4 1 (2.44%) DHCP
4 1 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.44%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.44%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.44%) LAN
4 1 (2.44%) NAS
4 1 (2.44%) SAN
4 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.44%) VSAN
4 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Amazon RDS
1 4 (9.76%) Big Data
1 4 (9.76%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.44%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 18 (43.90%) Git (software)
2 14 (34.15%) DbUnit
2 14 (34.15%) Jenkins
2 14 (34.15%) jMock
2 14 (34.15%) JUnit
2 14 (34.15%) Maven
2 14 (34.15%) Mockito
2 14 (34.15%) SonarQube
3 1 (2.44%) Burp Suite
3 1 (2.44%) Hudson
General
1 1 (2.44%) Banking
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
1 1 (2.44%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Developer
2 14 (34.15%) Java Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Architect
3 6 (14.63%) Technical Architect
4 5 (12.20%) J2EE Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (9.76%) Automation Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Citrix Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Citrix Technical Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Cloud Automation Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (34.15%) Apache Camel
1 14 (34.15%) J2EE
1 14 (34.15%) PowerMock
1 14 (34.15%) RESTful
1 14 (34.15%) SOAP
1 14 (34.15%) Web Services
2 9 (21.95%) Spring
3 7 (17.07%) Spring Boot
4 4 (9.76%) React
5 2 (4.88%) Hibernate
5 2 (4.88%) REST
5 2 (4.88%) SAML
5 2 (4.88%) XML
6 1 (2.44%) JSON
6 1 (2.44%) Redux
6 1 (2.44%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Public Cloud
2 7 (17.07%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (9.76%) Cloud Native
3 4 (9.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (9.76%) Replication
4 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.44%) e-Health
5 1 (2.44%) LIMS
5 1 (2.44%) NHS
5 1 (2.44%) PACS
5 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Linux
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (12.20%) Solaris
3 3 (7.32%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.44%) Unix
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (34.15%) BDD
1 14 (34.15%) Continuous Integration
1 14 (34.15%) E-Commerce
1 14 (34.15%) Kanban
1 14 (34.15%) Scrum
1 14 (34.15%) TDD
2 13 (31.71%) Open Source
3 6 (14.63%) Microservices
4 5 (12.20%) Migration
5 4 (9.76%) Chaos Engineering
5 4 (9.76%) Cloud Operations
5 4 (9.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 4 (9.76%) Security Architecture
5 4 (9.76%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 3 (7.32%) DevOps
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (4.88%) OO
8 1 (2.44%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.44%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (36.59%) Java
2 11 (26.83%) PowerShell
3 5 (12.20%) Python
4 4 (9.76%) Bash Shell
4 4 (9.76%) SQL
5 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (24.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) CISSP
3 1 (2.44%) GIAC
3 1 (2.44%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) HL7
System Software
1 24 (58.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (36.59%) vSphere
3 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
4 10 (24.39%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (14.63%) Hyper-V
6 5 (12.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (12.20%) XenDesktop
7 4 (9.76%) XenApp
8 1 (2.44%) Docker
8 1 (2.44%) NFS
8 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) Terraform
2 6 (14.63%) Kubernetes
2 6 (14.63%) WSUS
3 5 (12.20%) SCCM
4 4 (9.76%) Istio
4 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.44%) Ansible
5 1 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Nessus
5 1 (2.44%) SCDPM
5 1 (2.44%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.44%) vRealize
5 1 (2.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 24 (58.54%) VMware
2 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
3 11 (26.83%) Citrix
4 7 (17.07%) Google
5 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
6 5 (12.20%) Dell
6 5 (12.20%) EMC
6 5 (12.20%) Ivanti
7 4 (9.76%) Cisco
7 4 (9.76%) NetApp
8 1 (2.44%) Acunetix
8 1 (2.44%) Adobe
8 1 (2.44%) Hortonworks
8 1 (2.44%) HP
8 1 (2.44%) Oracle
8 1 (2.44%) ProCurve
8 1 (2.44%) Qualys