Period
to 18 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 August 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 > South East
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 340 331 336
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5 0
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 41 39 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the System Software category 1.69% 1.82% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 35
South East median daily rate £423 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.39% -20.13% +21.21%
10th Percentile £164 £193 £363
90th Percentile £500 £500 £459
England median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +18.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
South East median hourly rate - £19.66 -
England median hourly rate £22.00 £19.66 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.90% +31.07% -40.00%

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 South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2,432 2,142 2,374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.47% 13.31% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,346 1,250 1,468
South East median daily rate £421 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £185 £161 £185
90th Percentile £560 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 173 186
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.40% -13.57%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.75
90th Percentile £45.11 £43.75 £45.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +3.13% +0.91% -3.91%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in the South East

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Servers in the South East

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Servers in the South East over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Servers in the South East

Virtual Servers
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Servers in the South East

Virtual Servers
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 18 August 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
Hampshire -7 26 £475 +122.48% 1
Thames Valley -5 8 £344 - 1
Kent +10 5 £320 -24.71%
Oxfordshire +3 4 £283 -34.76%
Buckinghamshire +16 2 £344 +34.15%
Berkshire -16 2 - - 1
West Sussex -3 1 £325 -
Surrey -28 1 £463 +23.33% 1
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 South East region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 20 (48.78%) Windows
2 19 (46.34%) Linux
3 17 (41.46%) Oracle
4 14 (34.15%) VMware
4 14 (34.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (29.27%) Data Centre
6 11 (26.83%) Migration
6 11 (26.83%) AIX
7 10 (24.39%) Unix
7 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
8 9 (21.95%) SAN
8 9 (21.95%) IBM
8 9 (21.95%) Hyper-V
8 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
8 9 (21.95%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
9 8 (19.51%) Windows Server
9 8 (19.51%) Firewall
10 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
10 7 (17.07%) HP
10 7 (17.07%) Tivoli
10 7 (17.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
10 7 (17.07%) DevOps
10 7 (17.07%) SCCM
11 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
11 6 (14.63%) Puppet
11 6 (14.63%) Windows 10
11 6 (14.63%) HPUX
11 6 (14.63%) Solaris

Virtual Servers
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (12.20%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (9.76%) Apache Spark
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) Confluence
4 1 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
4 1 (2.44%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) GitHub
2 2 (4.88%) Office 365
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) SAN
2 8 (19.51%) Firewall
3 6 (14.63%) DNS
4 3 (7.32%) DHCP
4 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.88%) DMZ
5 2 (4.88%) LAN
5 2 (4.88%) NAS
5 2 (4.88%) Network Security
5 2 (4.88%) WAN
5 2 (4.88%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.44%) FTP
6 1 (2.44%) Internet
6 1 (2.44%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.44%) SMS
6 1 (2.44%) SSH
6 1 (2.44%) SSL
6 1 (2.44%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) Big Data
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (2.44%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (14.63%) Jenkins
2 5 (12.20%) Selenium
3 4 (9.76%) Cucumber
3 4 (9.76%) gulp
3 4 (9.76%) Protractor
3 4 (9.76%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.44%) GitLab
4 1 (2.44%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.32%) Local Government
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Administrator
2 8 (19.51%) Server Support
3 7 (17.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (12.20%) Support Specialist
5 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.76%) Big Data Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Development Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Solaris Administrator
5 4 (9.76%) Unix Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Data Centre Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) IT Support
6 3 (7.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Server Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Server Support Specialist
6 3 (7.32%) Solaris Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) AngularJS
1 4 (9.76%) Kafka
1 4 (9.76%) LDAP
1 4 (9.76%) Node.js
1 4 (9.76%) WireMock
2 1 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.44%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 12 (29.27%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.20%) CMDB
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle Exalytics
4 3 (7.32%) Clustering
4 3 (7.32%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.88%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.44%) EMC VNX
6 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.44%) PKI
6 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (48.78%) Windows
2 19 (46.34%) Linux
3 11 (26.83%) AIX
4 10 (24.39%) Unix
5 9 (21.95%) Oracle Linux
6 8 (19.51%) Windows Server
7 6 (14.63%) HPUX
7 6 (14.63%) Solaris
7 6 (14.63%) Windows 10
8 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
8 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.88%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.44%) SUSE
10 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Migration
2 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
2 7 (17.07%) DevOps
3 5 (12.20%) Fault Management
3 5 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (12.20%) Server Management
4 4 (9.76%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (9.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (9.76%) Scrum
4 4 (9.76%) Storage Management
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (7.32%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 2 (4.88%) Break/Fix
6 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.88%) Data Encryption
6 2 (4.88%) Data Security
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (4.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.88%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (4.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) JavaScript
2 5 (12.20%) SQL
3 4 (9.76%) Java
4 3 (7.32%) C#
4 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.44%) Perl
5 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.44%) MCP
5 1 (2.44%) MCSE
5 1 (2.44%) OCP
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (34.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
3 9 (21.95%) Hyper-V
4 5 (12.20%) NFS
5 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (7.32%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (4.88%) vSphere
7 1 (2.44%) Docker
7 1 (2.44%) Firmware
7 1 (2.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (2.44%) Veritas File System
7 1 (2.44%) VMware NSX
7 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) SCCM
1 7 (17.07%) Tivoli
1 7 (17.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (14.63%) Puppet
3 5 (12.20%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (12.20%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (9.76%) NetBackup
4 4 (9.76%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (4.88%) SCOM
6 1 (2.44%) Ansible
6 1 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.44%) Nagios
6 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (2.44%) ThinApp
6 1 (2.44%) vMotion
6 1 (2.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Oracle
2 14 (34.15%) VMware
3 9 (21.95%) IBM
4 7 (17.07%) HP
5 5 (12.20%) ServiceNow
5 5 (12.20%) Snow
6 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
6 4 (9.76%) Veritas
7 3 (7.32%) Capita
7 3 (7.32%) Cisco
8 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.88%) Sun
8 2 (4.88%) Symantec
9 1 (2.44%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (2.44%) Brocade
9 1 (2.44%) Citrix
9 1 (2.44%) Clearswift
9 1 (2.44%) EMC
9 1 (2.44%) Veeam