Period
to 23 September 2019

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 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 Servers
England > London
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 529 590 542
Rank change year-on-year +61 -48 -12
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 43 43 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.095% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 0.73% 0.63% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 53
London median daily rate £500 £450 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +42.86% -27.59%
10th Percentile £245 £273 £140
90th Percentile £700 £525 £535
England median daily rate £400 £385 £356
% change year-on-year +3.90% +8.07% -10.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
London median hourly rate - £25.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.93% -
England median hourly rate - £22.00 £20.21
% change year-on-year - +8.87% +35.85%

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 5,886 6,848 5,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.29% 15.17% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,303 5,004 3,542
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £188
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 143 142
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -9.41% +30.45%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £53.60 £47.74 £52.45
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.10 £16.81
% change year-on-year +2.48% -4.20% +5.03%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in London

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Servers in London

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Servers in London

Virtual Servers
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor 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 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
Central London +23 8 £363 -25.64% 4
West London - 5 £170 -
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 London region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 20 (46.51%) Windows
2 15 (34.88%) Active Directory
3 13 (30.23%) Firewall
4 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
4 12 (27.91%) Windows Server
5 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (25.58%) Linux
5 11 (25.58%) Web Services
5 11 (25.58%) VMware
6 10 (23.26%) Cisco
7 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
7 9 (20.93%) Finance
7 9 (20.93%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (20.93%) Office 365
8 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
8 8 (18.60%) Project Management
8 8 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (16.28%) SQL
9 7 (16.28%) ITIL
9 7 (16.28%) PRINCE2
9 7 (16.28%) Migration
9 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (16.28%) QA
9 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (16.28%) Azure
9 7 (16.28%) Data Centre
10 6 (13.95%) Server Building
10 6 (13.95%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (13.95%) Meraki
10 6 (13.95%) AWS

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 5 (11.63%) Confluence
1 5 (11.63%) IIS
2 4 (9.30%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.33%) JBoss
3 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.93%) Office 365
2 7 (16.28%) Azure
3 6 (13.95%) AWS
4 5 (11.63%) IaaS
5 2 (4.65%) G Suite
5 2 (4.65%) GCP
6 1 (2.33%) Apigee
6 1 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.33%) GitHub
6 1 (2.33%) Loggly
6 1 (2.33%) OpenShift
6 1 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.23%) Firewall
2 6 (13.95%) DHCP
2 6 (13.95%) DNS
2 6 (13.95%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (11.63%) SAN
3 5 (11.63%) VPN
4 4 (9.30%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (9.30%) Kerberos
4 4 (9.30%) NAS
5 3 (6.98%) Internet
5 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.65%) Network Security
6 2 (4.65%) PCoIP
6 2 (4.65%) VLAN
6 2 (4.65%) Wireless
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.95%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.33%) Big Data
3 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
1 5 (11.63%) JIRA
1 5 (11.63%) Subversion
2 2 (4.65%) MSI
3 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.33%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (2.33%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (16.28%) Environment Manager
3 6 (13.95%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (13.95%) Test Manager
4 5 (11.63%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (11.63%) IT Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) QA Manager
4 5 (11.63%) QA Test Manager
5 4 (9.30%) Data Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) IT Support
5 4 (9.30%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Test Environment Manager
7 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) IT Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) Web Services
2 2 (4.65%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.33%) Express
3 1 (2.33%) Node.js
3 1 (2.33%) Play Framework
3 1 (2.33%) Sass
3 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.65%) Replication
3 1 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.33%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Windows
2 12 (27.91%) Windows Server
3 11 (25.58%) Linux
4 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.63%) Ubuntu
6 4 (9.30%) CentOS
6 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.65%) Unix
7 2 (4.65%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.33%) Android
8 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.33%) VMS
8 1 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 8 (18.60%) Project Management
2 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.28%) ITIL
2 7 (16.28%) Migration
2 7 (16.28%) PRINCE2
3 6 (13.95%) Cybersecurity
3 6 (13.95%) Scrum
3 6 (13.95%) Server Building
4 5 (11.63%) BDD
4 5 (11.63%) Contract Management
4 5 (11.63%) Line Management
4 5 (11.63%) Regression Testing
4 5 (11.63%) SDLC
4 5 (11.63%) Service Management
4 5 (11.63%) Systems Analysis
4 5 (11.63%) TDD
4 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
4 5 (11.63%) Test Strategy
4 5 (11.63%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.65%) Python
4 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.33%) ES6
4 1 (2.33%) Go
4 1 (2.33%) PHP
4 1 (2.33%) PHP 7
4 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) A+ Certification
3 2 (4.65%) ACDT
3 2 (4.65%) ACHDS
3 2 (4.65%) ACTC
3 2 (4.65%) MCDST
3 2 (4.65%) MCP
3 2 (4.65%) MCSA
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.65%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (34.88%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.30%) pfSense
3 4 (9.30%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.98%) vSphere
5 2 (4.65%) Docker
5 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (4.65%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (4.65%) VMware NSX
6 1 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Kubernetes
2 4 (9.30%) Nagios
2 4 (9.30%) SCCM
2 4 (9.30%) WSUS
3 2 (4.65%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.65%) SCOM
4 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.33%) Ansible
4 1 (2.33%) Automic
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (2.33%) Pingdom
4 1 (2.33%) Rsyslog
4 1 (2.33%) SnapMirror
4 1 (2.33%) SnapVault
4 1 (2.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.58%) VMware
3 10 (23.26%) Cisco
4 6 (13.95%) Meraki
4 6 (13.95%) Pega
5 5 (11.63%) HP
6 4 (9.30%) Apple
6 4 (9.30%) Atlassian
6 4 (9.30%) Dell
6 4 (9.30%) NEC
7 3 (6.98%) Oracle
8 2 (4.65%) Avaya
8 2 (4.65%) Extreme Networks
8 2 (4.65%) F5
8 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.33%) Hortonworks
9 1 (2.33%) New Relic
9 1 (2.33%) Panasonic
9 1 (2.33%) Splunk
9 1 (2.33%) Veeam