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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 530 456 412
Rank change year-on-year -74 -44 +147
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 47 16 21
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.066% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.96% 0.47% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 7 14
10th Percentile £195 £248 £201
25th Percentile £425 £334 £243
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £469 £413 £400
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% +3.13% +3.23%
75th Percentile £538 £505 £488
90th Percentile £675 £515 £559
England median daily rate £430 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +7.57% -3.09% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.00
England median hourly rate £39.73 - £27.00
% change year-on-year - - +32.84%

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 4,877 3,439 2,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.74% 14.17% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,676 2,561 2,205
10th Percentile £313 £350 £214
25th Percentile £463 £450 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £560 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £600
90th Percentile £743 £700 £675
England median daily rate £525 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +5.53% +4.74% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 53
10th Percentile £14.75 £15.06 £12.42
25th Percentile £18.36 £31.81 £14.88
Median hourly rate £26.50 £48.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -45.36% +155.26% -9.52%
75th Percentile £45.88 £61.25 £26.75
90th Percentile £57.74 £76.03 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.68 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.63% +21.21% +1.54%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -29 6 £525 +27.27% 4
West London - 5 £441 - 2
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 33 (70.21%) Windows
2 27 (57.45%) Windows Server
3 24 (51.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (51.06%) VMware
4 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
5 19 (40.43%) Active Directory
6 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2016
7 12 (25.53%) DNS
7 12 (25.53%) Change Management
8 11 (23.40%) Firewall
8 11 (23.40%) DHCP
8 11 (23.40%) Microsoft 365
9 10 (21.28%) PowerShell
9 10 (21.28%) Windows 10
9 10 (21.28%) VoIP
10 9 (19.15%) Cisco
10 9 (19.15%) Finance
10 9 (19.15%) Social Skills
11 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
11 8 (17.02%) Linux
11 8 (17.02%) ITIL
11 8 (17.02%) Patch Management
11 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (17.02%) Runbook
12 7 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (14.89%) Virtual Environments
12 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
12 7 (14.89%) Azure
12 7 (14.89%) VMware ESXi

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 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.77%) IIS
3 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) C-CURE
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (14.89%) Azure
3 4 (8.51%) AWS
4 2 (4.26%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (2.13%) GCP
5 1 (2.13%) IaaS
5 1 (2.13%) NuGet
5 1 (2.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.53%) DNS
2 11 (23.40%) DHCP
2 11 (23.40%) Firewall
3 10 (21.28%) VoIP
4 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.38%) IPv4
5 3 (6.38%) Network Security
6 2 (4.26%) LAN
6 2 (4.26%) SAN
6 2 (4.26%) Skype
6 2 (4.26%) Unified Communications
6 2 (4.26%) VPN
6 2 (4.26%) VSAN
6 2 (4.26%) WAN
7 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.13%) NAS
7 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Power BI
3 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.26%) GitLab
2 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
1 9 (19.15%) Social Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Influencing Skills
3 4 (8.51%) Banking
4 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.38%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (4.26%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (2.13%) Local Government
6 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) IT Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Support Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (17.02%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (12.77%) Active Directory Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Analyst
4 6 (12.77%) Architect
4 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (12.77%) IT Support
4 6 (12.77%) IT Support Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Server Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) VMware Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Windows Server Engineer
5 5 (10.64%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) .NET
1 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
1 1 (2.13%) OpenTelemetry
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) CMDB
2 5 (10.64%) CCTV
2 5 (10.64%) NHS
3 4 (8.51%) Digital Signage
3 4 (8.51%) User Experience
4 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.26%) PKI
5 2 (4.26%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.13%) Clustering
6 1 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.13%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 33 (70.21%) Windows
2 27 (57.45%) Windows Server
3 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2016
4 10 (21.28%) Windows 10
5 8 (17.02%) Linux
6 7 (14.89%) Windows 7
6 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (8.51%) CentOS
8 3 (6.38%) Mac OS
8 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.13%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Change Management
2 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (17.02%) ITIL
2 8 (17.02%) Patch Management
2 8 (17.02%) Runbook
3 7 (14.89%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (14.89%) Virtual Environments
4 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (10.64%) Asset Management
5 5 (10.64%) Functional Testing
5 5 (10.64%) Line Management
5 5 (10.64%) Release Management
5 5 (10.64%) Security Hardening
5 5 (10.64%) Server Hardening
5 5 (10.64%) Software Delivery
5 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
5 5 (10.64%) Time Management
6 4 (8.51%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (8.51%) Server Management
6 4 (8.51%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.51%) Python
3 3 (6.38%) Bash
3 3 (6.38%) SQL
4 2 (4.26%) Java
5 1 (2.13%) Go
5 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) MCITP
1 7 (14.89%) MCSA
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (12.77%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.26%) CCA
3 2 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (4.26%) MCP
3 2 (4.26%) MCSE
3 2 (4.26%) MCTS
3 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.13%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (51.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (40.43%) Active Directory
3 7 (14.89%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (12.77%) vSphere
5 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (8.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
7 3 (6.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (6.38%) Terminal Services
7 3 (6.38%) XenApp
7 3 (6.38%) XenDesktop
8 2 (4.26%) VMware NSX
9 1 (2.13%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (2.13%) NFS
9 1 (2.13%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Ansible
2 5 (10.64%) Puppet
2 5 (10.64%) vCenter Server
3 4 (8.51%) SCCM
4 3 (6.38%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 3 (6.38%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (4.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (4.26%) vRealize
5 2 (4.26%) VxRail
6 1 (2.13%) CSIRT
6 1 (2.13%) Grafana
6 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.13%) Nagios
6 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.13%) Prometheus
6 1 (2.13%) SCOM
6 1 (2.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (51.06%) VMware
2 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
3 9 (19.15%) Cisco
4 6 (12.77%) SolarWinds
5 5 (10.64%) Red Hat
5 5 (10.64%) Veeam
6 4 (8.51%) Citrix
7 3 (6.38%) HP
7 3 (6.38%) Ivanti
7 3 (6.38%) Shavlik
7 3 (6.38%) Symantec
8 2 (4.26%) Dell
8 2 (4.26%) Hitachi
9 1 (2.13%) AppDynamics
9 1 (2.13%) Apple
9 1 (2.13%) ConnectWise
9 1 (2.13%) EMC
9 1 (2.13%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.13%) McAfee
9 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow