Period
to 20 March 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 20 March 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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 576 591 541
Rank change year-on-year +15 -50 -14
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 30 41 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.070% 0.088% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 0.45% 0.68% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 37
London median daily rate £475 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +15.94% -23.33%
10th Percentile £219 £155 £130
90th Percentile £543 £869 £530
England median daily rate £375 £400 £315
% change year-on-year -6.25% +26.98% -18.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
London median hourly rate £20.33 - -
England median hourly rate £25.67 £18.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +38.76% +25.42% -46.36%

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 6,740 6,027 4,837
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.77% 12.95% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,911 4,459 3,322
London median daily rate £525 £500 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +9.89% +5.57%
10th Percentile £208 £200 £190
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 150 124
London median hourly rate £20.16 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.81% +5.26% +35.71%
10th Percentile £12.88 £11.81 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.09 £47.87 £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% -0.88% +3.23%

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 20 March 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 20 March 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 +18 4 £300 +14.29% 5
South London +11 2 £475 +196.88%
East London -35 1 £500 - 2
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 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 23 (76.67%) Windows
1 23 (76.67%) VMware
1 23 (76.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
4 12 (40.00%) Linux
5 11 (36.67%) Citrix
6 10 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 9 (30.00%) WAN
7 9 (30.00%) EMC
8 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (26.67%) DHCP
8 8 (26.67%) DNS
8 8 (26.67%) Cisco
8 8 (26.67%) ITIL
8 8 (26.67%) SQL
9 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
9 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
9 7 (23.33%) LAN
9 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
9 7 (23.33%) Red Hat
10 6 (20.00%) Change Management
10 6 (20.00%) Network Security
10 6 (20.00%) Clustering
10 6 (20.00%) Finance
10 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
10 6 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013

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 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (10.00%) OpenStack
4 2 (6.67%) IIS
5 1 (3.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Maya
1 1 (3.33%) NUKE
1 1 (3.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Office 365
2 4 (13.33%) IaaS
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.33%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) WAN
2 8 (26.67%) DHCP
2 8 (26.67%) DNS
3 7 (23.33%) LAN
3 7 (23.33%) TCP/IP
4 6 (20.00%) Network Security
5 5 (16.67%) iSCSI
5 5 (16.67%) MPLS
5 5 (16.67%) NetScaler
5 5 (16.67%) SAN
6 3 (10.00%) Wireless
7 2 (6.67%) Firewall
7 2 (6.67%) VLAN
8 1 (3.33%) 4G
8 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (3.33%) Internet
8 1 (3.33%) SNMP
8 1 (3.33%) Telnet
8 1 (3.33%) VoIP
8 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) UniData
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Applications Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Server Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) IT Support
3 3 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Applications Support
4 2 (6.67%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) IT Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Clustering
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) EMC VNX
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (10.00%) Virtual Team
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (6.67%) PKI
4 1 (3.33%) CMDB
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (76.67%) Windows
2 16 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 12 (40.00%) Linux
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (13.33%) Unix
6 3 (10.00%) CentOS
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.33%) Android
8 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (26.67%) ITIL
3 6 (20.00%) Change Management
3 6 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 5 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (13.33%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 3 (10.00%) Change Control
6 3 (10.00%) Coaching
6 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (10.00%) Dashboard Development
6 3 (10.00%) High Availability
6 3 (10.00%) Open Source
6 3 (10.00%) Planning and Forecasting
6 3 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (10.00%) Server Building
6 3 (10.00%) Storage Management
6 3 (10.00%) Task Automation
6 3 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 2 (6.67%) Perl
3 2 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) MCSE
3 2 (6.67%) CCA
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) FedRAMP
System Software
1 23 (76.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (13.33%) vSphere
5 4 (13.33%) XenApp
6 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.33%) SRDF
7 1 (3.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
1 5 (16.67%) vMotion
2 4 (13.33%) Tivoli
3 3 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (10.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (6.67%) Backup Exec
4 2 (6.67%) SCOM
4 2 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (3.33%) AirWatch
5 1 (3.33%) Ansible
5 1 (3.33%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (3.33%) EdgeSight
5 1 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.33%) Puppet
5 1 (3.33%) TADDM
5 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) VMware
2 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (36.67%) Citrix
4 9 (30.00%) EMC
5 8 (26.67%) Cisco
6 7 (23.33%) Red Hat
7 5 (16.67%) Dell
7 5 (16.67%) Dell Compellent
7 5 (16.67%) Oracle
7 5 (16.67%) Splunk
8 3 (10.00%) Hitachi
8 3 (10.00%) IBM
8 3 (10.00%) Ivanti
8 3 (10.00%) McAfee
8 3 (10.00%) Meraki
9 2 (6.67%) Avaya
9 2 (6.67%) Equitrac
9 2 (6.67%) HP
9 2 (6.67%) Symantec
9 2 (6.67%) ThinPrint