Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 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 Infrastructure
England > London
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 399 542 597
Rank change year-on-year +143 +55 -42
Contract jobs citing Virtual Infrastructure 15 51 38
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.078% 0.13% 0.083%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.088% 0.14% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 43 23
Median daily rate £525 £525 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.51% -2.63%
10th Percentile £400 £431 £314
90th Percentile £540 £538 £665
England median daily rate £490 £525 £425
% change year-on-year -6.67% +23.53% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £21.00 - £18.50

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 17,005 35,818 40,361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.43% 89.13% 88.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,694 25,532 29,143
Median daily rate £525 £520 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £325
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 294 403 563
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.25% +2.00% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £54.63 £53.75 £50.40
Median hourly rate £28.75 £24.91 £22.50
% change year-on-year +15.42% +10.71% -10.00%

Virtual Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Infrastructure in London

Virtual Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Infrastructure in London.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Infrastructure in London

Virtual Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Infrastructure in London over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Infrastructure in London

Virtual Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Infrastructure in London.

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 29 May 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
West London - 4 £400 -
South London +12 3 £525 -
Central London +118 2 £556 -
Virtual Infrastructure
England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 10 (66.67%) VMware
1 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (53.33%) AWS
2 8 (53.33%) Open Source
3 7 (46.67%) Ansible
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) NetApp
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 4 (26.67%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (26.67%) SonarQube
6 4 (26.67%) Spring Boot
6 4 (26.67%) Terraform
6 4 (26.67%) Storage Management
6 4 (26.67%) Apache Camel
6 4 (26.67%) Mockito
6 4 (26.67%) BDD
6 4 (26.67%) PowerMock
6 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
6 4 (26.67%) vSphere
6 4 (26.67%) DbUnit
6 4 (26.67%) High Availability
6 4 (26.67%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 4 (26.67%) jMock
6 4 (26.67%) PowerShell

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 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) AWS
2 4 (26.67%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (20.00%) Azure
3 3 (20.00%) SaaS
4 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
1 3 (20.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) VLAN
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) DbUnit
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (26.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (26.67%) jMock
1 4 (26.67%) JUnit
1 4 (26.67%) Maven
1 4 (26.67%) Mockito
1 4 (26.67%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (13.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Developer
1 4 (26.67%) Java Developer
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) NetApp Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Platform Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Platform Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Web Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Apache Camel
1 4 (26.67%) J2EE
1 4 (26.67%) PowerMock
1 4 (26.67%) Spring
1 4 (26.67%) Spring Boot
2 3 (20.00%) RESTful
2 3 (20.00%) SOAP
2 3 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (20.00%) Clustering
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (13.33%) EMC VNX
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Linux
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Open Source
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) BDD
3 4 (26.67%) High Availability
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) Kanban
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) Storage Management
3 4 (26.67%) TDD
4 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (20.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Java
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (13.33%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (13.33%) GDPR
2 2 (13.33%) HIPAA
2 2 (13.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) vSphere
3 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (13.33%) DFS Replication
5 1 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) Ansible
2 4 (26.67%) Terraform
3 3 (20.00%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (20.00%) Nagios
3 3 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (20.00%) Puppet
3 3 (20.00%) SCOM
4 2 (13.33%) Kubernetes
5 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) NetApp
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 3 (20.00%) Splunk
5 2 (13.33%) Dell
5 2 (13.33%) EMC
5 2 (13.33%) EqualLogic
5 2 (13.33%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) Bloomberg
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat