Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 206 195 211
Rank change year-on-year -11 +16 +7
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 11 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.071% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 1.32% 0.65% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 14
North West median daily rate £374 £418 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.54% +30.47% +29.29%
10th Percentile £191 £385 £226
90th Percentile £419 £444 £386
England median daily rate £380 £375 £394
% change year-on-year +1.33% -4.76% +19.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £14.75
England median hourly rate £33.75 £26.08 £14.75
% change year-on-year +29.41% +76.81% -34.71%

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 832 613 748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.06% 10.92% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 388 409
North West median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £150 £131 £173
90th Percentile £588 £544 £520
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 50 84
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +8.93% -3.45%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.98 £10.50
90th Percentile £22.09 £43.00 £21.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.48% +8.06% -3.13%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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
Lancashire - 4 £398 -
Cheshire -6 3 £325 -15.58% 3
Manchester -14 2 £210 -53.33% 3
Merseyside - 1 - - 6
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 8 (72.73%) Windows
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 6 (54.55%) Unix
3 5 (45.45%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (36.36%) LDAP
4 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
4 4 (36.36%) DMZ
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 4 (36.36%) Virtual Team
5 3 (27.27%) SCCM
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Solaris
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
7 1 (9.09%) Nagios
7 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 4 (36.36%) DMZ
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Storage Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) LDAP
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Virtual Team
2 1 (9.09%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Unix
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Solaris
6 1 (9.09%) AIX
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (9.09%) Availability Management
2 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
2 1 (9.09%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) IBM Certification
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (9.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (9.09%) Xen
3 1 (9.09%) XenApp
3 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
3 1 (9.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Nagios
2 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Brocade
3 1 (9.09%) EMC
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
3 1 (9.09%) Veritas