Period
to 4 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 4 December 2021 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 > London
6 months to
4 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 523 381 517
Rank change year-on-year -142 +136 +103
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 58 7 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.043% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 1.12% 0.31% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 5 23
10th Percentile £456 £221 £214
25th Percentile £465 £281 £303
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £375 £425
Median % change year-on-year +36.00% -11.76% -10.53%
75th Percentile £550 £650 £556
90th Percentile £600 £673 £690
England median daily rate £495 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +32.00% - -1.96%

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5,199 2,236 5,132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.79% 13.76% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,905 1,632 3,777
10th Percentile £325 £300 £185
25th Percentile £460 £413 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £512 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.37% +2.45% -3.85%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £594
90th Percentile £713 £700 £663
England median daily rate £513 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.56% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 22 114
10th Percentile £16.71 £12.52 £12.44
25th Percentile £21.47 £12.76 £15.01
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.25 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +12.36% +18.98% -1.58%
75th Percentile £35.63 £27.81 £22.19
90th Percentile £53.10 £43.20 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in London

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Virtual Servers in London

Virtual Servers
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Servers in London over the 6 months to 4 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Servers in London

Virtual Servers
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Virtual Servers in London

Virtual Servers
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 Servers within the London region over the 6 months to 4 December 2021. 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
Central London -43 12 £513 -21.15% 5
West London -20 1 - - 6
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2021, 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 London region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 46 (79.31%) Windows
2 41 (70.69%) VMware
2 41 (70.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (67.24%) Windows Server
4 35 (60.34%) Microsoft
5 33 (56.90%) Active Directory
6 28 (48.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 23 (39.66%) ITIL
7 23 (39.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 22 (37.93%) ITSM
9 19 (32.76%) ServiceNow
10 17 (29.31%) Finance
11 15 (25.86%) Firewall
11 15 (25.86%) Linux
11 15 (25.86%) DNS
12 14 (24.14%) SQL Server
13 13 (22.41%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (22.41%) Data Centre
14 12 (20.69%) SCCM
15 11 (18.97%) Citrix
15 11 (18.97%) SQL
15 11 (18.97%) Oracle
15 11 (18.97%) DHCP
16 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
16 10 (17.24%) Citrix Certification
16 10 (17.24%) IBM
16 10 (17.24%) Time Management
16 10 (17.24%) Azure
16 10 (17.24%) Social Skills
17 8 (13.79%) Migration

Virtual Servers
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 6 (10.34%) IIS
1 6 (10.34%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.90%) Apache
2 4 (6.90%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.90%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.72%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.72%) JBoss
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.17%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.24%) Azure
2 8 (13.79%) AWS
3 4 (6.90%) Kong
4 3 (5.17%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (3.45%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (3.45%) GitHub
6 1 (1.72%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) DNS
1 15 (25.86%) Firewall
2 11 (18.97%) DHCP
3 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
4 7 (12.07%) SAN
5 5 (8.62%) HTTP
5 5 (8.62%) SSL
6 4 (6.90%) FTP
6 4 (6.90%) iSCSI
6 4 (6.90%) NAS
6 4 (6.90%) PuTTY
6 4 (6.90%) SMTP
6 4 (6.90%) SSH
6 4 (6.90%) Telnet
6 4 (6.90%) VSAN
6 4 (6.90%) WinSCP
7 2 (3.45%) Internet
7 2 (3.45%) IPv4
7 2 (3.45%) Network Security
8 1 (1.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.07%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.90%) MySQL
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.72%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
1 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.45%) Gradle
2 1 (1.72%) GitLab
2 1 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 17 (29.31%) Finance
2 10 (17.24%) Social Skills
3 8 (13.79%) Organisational Skills
4 4 (6.90%) Public Sector
5 3 (5.17%) Banking
5 3 (5.17%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.72%) Local Government
7 1 (1.72%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (1.72%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) Server Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) Windows Engineer
3 10 (17.24%) Support Engineer
3 10 (17.24%) VMware Engineer
3 10 (17.24%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (15.52%) Active Directory Engineer
4 9 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (15.52%) Windows Server Engineer
5 8 (13.79%) Analyst
6 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Support
6 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 6 (10.34%) Architect
7 6 (10.34%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 6 (10.34%) Security Engineer
8 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (8.62%) Support Analyst
8 5 (8.62%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (6.90%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (6.90%) .NET
2 4 (6.90%) HTML
2 4 (6.90%) HTML5
2 4 (6.90%) JMS
2 4 (6.90%) JSON
2 4 (6.90%) Kafka
2 4 (6.90%) LAMP
2 4 (6.90%) REST
2 4 (6.90%) SOAP
2 4 (6.90%) SonicMQ
2 4 (6.90%) XML
2 4 (6.90%) XML-RPC
3 3 (5.17%) Middleware
4 2 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.07%) Replication
3 5 (8.62%) CMDB
4 4 (6.90%) PKI
4 4 (6.90%) Private Cloud
4 4 (6.90%) Wiki
5 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.45%) Grid Computing
5 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.45%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.45%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 46 (79.31%) Windows
2 39 (67.24%) Windows Server
3 15 (25.86%) Linux
4 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2016
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2019
6 3 (5.17%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.72%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.72%) Unix
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (48.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (39.66%) ITIL
3 22 (37.93%) ITSM
4 10 (17.24%) Time Management
5 8 (13.79%) Migration
6 7 (12.07%) High Availability
6 7 (12.07%) Server Management
7 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (8.62%) Configuration Management
8 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
9 4 (6.90%) Break/Fix
9 4 (6.90%) Change Management
9 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
9 4 (6.90%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (6.90%) Patch Management
9 4 (6.90%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (6.90%) Project Management
9 4 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) SQL
2 8 (13.79%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.34%) Java
4 5 (8.62%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.90%) Python
5 4 (6.90%) VBScript
6 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (22.41%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (17.24%) Citrix Certification
3 7 (12.07%) Degree
4 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.17%) MCITP
5 3 (5.17%) MCSA
5 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.45%) CCA
6 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.45%) MCP
6 2 (3.45%) MCSE
6 2 (3.45%) MCTS
6 2 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.72%) CISSP
7 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.07%) SLA
2 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.72%) COBIT
3 1 (1.72%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.72%) NIST
System Software
1 41 (70.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (56.90%) Active Directory
3 23 (39.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (10.34%) NFS
4 6 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (6.90%) Firmware
5 4 (6.90%) Terminal Services
5 4 (6.90%) VMware NSX
6 3 (5.17%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (5.17%) vSphere
7 2 (3.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (3.45%) Docker
7 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
7 2 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.45%) XenApp
7 2 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (20.69%) SCCM
2 8 (13.79%) vRealize
3 5 (8.62%) Ansible
3 5 (8.62%) NetBackup
4 4 (6.90%) Nagios
4 4 (6.90%) Nessus
4 4 (6.90%) PowerCLI
4 4 (6.90%) Puppet
4 4 (6.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (6.90%) vCenter Server
4 4 (6.90%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 3 (5.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (3.45%) WSUS
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.72%) SCOM
7 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (70.69%) VMware
2 35 (60.34%) Microsoft
3 19 (32.76%) ServiceNow
4 11 (18.97%) Citrix
4 11 (18.97%) Oracle
5 10 (17.24%) IBM
6 7 (12.07%) Centrify
7 6 (10.34%) HP
7 6 (10.34%) NetApp
7 6 (10.34%) Symantec
7 6 (10.34%) Veeam
8 5 (8.62%) CommVault
9 4 (6.90%) 3PAR
9 4 (6.90%) AppDynamics
9 4 (6.90%) Cisco
9 4 (6.90%) Dell
9 4 (6.90%) Hitachi
9 4 (6.90%) Nimble Storage
9 4 (6.90%) Qualys
9 4 (6.90%) SAP