Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 204 227
Rank change year-on-year -3 +23 +3
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 15 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.24% 0.018% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.93% 0.17% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 14
North West median daily rate £349 - £400
10th Percentile £211 - £325
90th Percentile £466 - £525
England median daily rate £400 £356 £400
% change year-on-year +12.28% -10.94% +18.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £15.00 - -
England median hourly rate £19.00 £19.66 £19.25
% change year-on-year -3.36% +2.13% -4.63%

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 777 593 822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.63% 10.38% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 370 410
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +20.75%
10th Percentile £156 £133 £197
90th Percentile £575 £544 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 52 90
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +14.81% -3.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.30 £10.23
90th Percentile £29.07 £18.75 £21.37
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% -4.69%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Manchester - 6 £356 -
Cheshire -2 4 £325 - 1
Lancashire - 4 £398 -
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 6 (40.00%) Unix
4 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (33.33%) Firewall
6 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
6 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (26.67%) LDAP
6 4 (26.67%) DMZ
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
6 4 (26.67%) Virtual Team
7 3 (20.00%) SCCM
7 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (20.00%) ITIL
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
8 2 (13.33%) Legal
8 2 (13.33%) Migration
8 2 (13.33%) Oracle
8 2 (13.33%) SQL
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (13.33%) ETL
8 2 (13.33%) LAN
8 2 (13.33%) Linux
8 2 (13.33%) SLA
8 2 (13.33%) Informatica

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 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) IaaS
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (13.33%) PaaS
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) DMZ
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) SMS
4 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Project Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Wintel Support
3 2 (13.33%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Virtual Team
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) EPoS
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Unix
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Solaris
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) API Design
3 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) Data Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) ETL
3 2 (13.33%) Matrix Organization
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Server Patching
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB
2 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) IBM Certification
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 6 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (6.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Informatica
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Talend
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) EMC
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) Ivanti
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) SAP
4 1 (6.67%) Shavlik