Period
to 15 October 2019

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 15 October 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 > South East
6 months to
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 310 360 340
Rank change year-on-year +50 -20 -11
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 36 24 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.15% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 1.61% 0.97% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 19
South East median daily rate £425 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.09% +14.62% -18.75%
10th Percentile £343 £160 £181
90th Percentile £560 £492 £480
England median daily rate £375 £380 £369
% change year-on-year -1.32% +3.05% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
South East median hourly rate - - £19.66
England median hourly rate - £32.50 £26.08
% change year-on-year - +24.62% +75.33%

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 2,233 2,470 2,338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.04% 15.02% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,359 1,426 1,411
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £149
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 187 169
South East median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £17.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.48% -5.61% +16.53%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £53.75 £44.05 £46.30
England median hourly rate £16.54 £16.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year +3.38% -4.79% +6.70%

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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 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
Hampshire +16 20 £425 +13.33% 4
Thames Valley +17 9 £498 +10.56% 9
Berkshire -2 5 £503 - 8
West Sussex +12 4 £374 -19.19%
Buckinghamshire +19 3 £363 -21.62% 1
East Sussex - 2 £300 -
Oxfordshire +28 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £700 - 4
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 South East region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 17 (47.22%) Azure
2 17 (47.22%) Windows Server
3 15 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 14 (38.89%) AWS
5 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
6 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 12 (33.33%) Server Building
7 11 (30.56%) DNS
7 11 (30.56%) Web Services
7 11 (30.56%) Oracle
7 11 (30.56%) MSI
7 11 (30.56%) Migration
7 11 (30.56%) VMware
7 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (27.78%) SAN
8 10 (27.78%) SQL
9 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (22.22%) TOGAF
10 8 (22.22%) Data Security
10 8 (22.22%) Linux
10 8 (22.22%) UML
10 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
10 8 (22.22%) Coaching
10 8 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (19.44%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (19.44%) Apache Zeppelin
11 7 (19.44%) Data Lake
11 7 (19.44%) Apache Spark
11 7 (19.44%) Relational Database

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 7 (19.44%) Apache Spark
1 7 (19.44%) Jupyter
1 7 (19.44%) SAS
1 7 (19.44%) SharePoint
2 6 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
4 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (8.33%) IIS
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (47.22%) Azure
2 14 (38.89%) AWS
3 6 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) DNS
2 10 (27.78%) SAN
3 8 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 7 (19.44%) DHCP
5 6 (16.67%) Skype
6 5 (13.89%) Firewall
7 4 (11.11%) LAN
7 4 (11.11%) WAN
8 3 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (8.33%) iSCSI
8 3 (8.33%) VLAN
9 1 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
9 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) Apache Hive
2 7 (19.44%) Apache Zeppelin
2 7 (19.44%) Big Data
2 7 (19.44%) Data Lake
2 7 (19.44%) Hadoop
2 7 (19.44%) Impala
2 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.78%) DB2
4 1 (2.78%) GIS
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) MSI
General
1 5 (13.89%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.78%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Environment Manager
2 9 (25.00%) Architect
3 7 (19.44%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (11.11%) Data Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Big Data Architect
7 2 (5.56%) Big Data Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.78%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.78%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Cloud Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Data Migration Lead
8 1 (2.78%) IT Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) Web Services
2 7 (19.44%) Apache NiFi
2 7 (19.44%) Kafka
3 4 (11.11%) 802.1X
4 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) PKI
2 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.33%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.78%) CESG
3 1 (2.78%) EPoS
3 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 17 (47.22%) Windows Server
3 8 (22.22%) Linux
4 7 (19.44%) CentOS
4 7 (19.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
7 4 (11.11%) VMS
7 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (8.33%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Server Building
2 11 (30.56%) Migration
3 8 (22.22%) Coaching
3 8 (22.22%) Data Security
3 8 (22.22%) TOGAF
3 8 (22.22%) UML
4 7 (19.44%) Analytics
4 7 (19.44%) ArchiMate
4 7 (19.44%) Data Analytics
4 7 (19.44%) Data Engineering
4 7 (19.44%) Data Management
4 7 (19.44%) Data Munging
4 7 (19.44%) Data Transformation
4 7 (19.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (19.44%) Mentoring
4 7 (19.44%) Project Delivery
5 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (11.11%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (8.33%) Business Continuity
7 3 (8.33%) Proactive Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) CCNA
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.78%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) MCSA
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) GDPR
2 1 (2.78%) NCSC
System Software
1 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 8 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (19.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (11.11%) XenApp
6 4 (11.11%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Oozie
2 5 (13.89%) SCCM
3 4 (11.11%) SCOM
4 3 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (30.56%) Oracle
2 11 (30.56%) VMware
3 7 (19.44%) Cloudera
3 7 (19.44%) Hortonworks
3 7 (19.44%) StreamSets
4 5 (13.89%) Citrix
5 4 (11.11%) Cisco
5 4 (11.11%) Dell
6 3 (8.33%) CA
6 3 (8.33%) Clearswift
6 3 (8.33%) EMC
6 3 (8.33%) Juniper
7 1 (2.78%) Altiris
7 1 (2.78%) IBM