Period
to 18 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 18 December 2017 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 > North West
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 202 218
Rank change year-on-year +4 +16 -18
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 6 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.11% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 1.00% 2.76% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 9
North West median daily rate £385 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.33% +5.26% +14.00%
10th Percentile £276 £150 £234
90th Percentile £439 £400 £323
England median daily rate £375 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.41% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
North West median hourly rate - £14.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.36% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £14.75 £21.75
% change year-on-year +137.29% -32.18% +24.29%

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 the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 599 652 825
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.52% 10.20% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 379 437
North West median daily rate £395 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% +10.29% +13.33%
10th Percentile £133 £149 £163
90th Percentile £575 £538 £513
England median daily rate £438 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 64 109
North West median hourly rate £16.43 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.53% - -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.65
90th Percentile £41.20 £27.25 £34.00
England median hourly rate £16.62 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.84% +3.23% -

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Virtual Servers as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in the North West

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Servers in the North West

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Servers in the North West over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Servers in the North West

Virtual Servers
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Servers in the North West

Virtual Servers
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 18 December 2017. 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
Manchester +9 3 £350 +22.89% 2
Cheshire -7 3 £385 -0.96% 1
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Servers also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 5 (83.33%) VMware
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (66.67%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Runbook
3 3 (50.00%) vCenter Server
3 3 (50.00%) F5
3 3 (50.00%) vSphere
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Network Design
3 3 (50.00%) BIG-IP
3 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (33.33%) C
4 2 (33.33%) Network Architecture
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) ERP
5 1 (16.67%) NFS
5 1 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Epicor

Virtual Servers
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) BIG-IP
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
General
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (50.00%) Network Design
2 3 (50.00%) Runbook
3 2 (33.33%) Network Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (16.67%) ERP
4 1 (16.67%) IT Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (16.67%) BladeLogic
2 1 (16.67%) Nagios
2 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Epicor
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Huawei
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec