Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 355 345 328
Rank change year-on-year -10 -17 +21
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 25 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 0.95% 1.14% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 10
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +25.00% -8.57%
10th Percentile £140 £291 £298
90th Percentile £555 £662 £454
England median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% -10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South East median hourly rate - - £29.25
England median hourly rate £29.09 £35.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year -16.90% +137.29% -41.00%

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 2,628 2,446 1,975
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.42% 14.92% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,576 1,406 1,142
South East median daily rate £426 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.56% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £180 £143 £193
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
England median daily rate £475 £445 £413
% change year-on-year +6.74% +7.88% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 158 186
South East median hourly rate £15.93 £16.71 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.64% +11.37% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.24 £10.27
90th Percentile £48.66 £42.79 £48.27
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.45 £16.15
% change year-on-year -2.75% +1.87% +4.19%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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
Thames Valley +37 11 £450 +12.50% 3
Surrey -18 6 £425 +30.77% 4
Hampshire -37 6 £375 - 1
Berkshire +10 5 £475 - 1
Buckinghamshire +25 4 £456 +73.81% 2
Oxfordshire +29 2 £133 -66.88%
West Sussex - 2 £600 - 1
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (36.00%) DNS
3 9 (36.00%) VMware
3 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (28.00%) Linux
5 7 (28.00%) Migration
5 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (20.00%) Groovy
7 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
7 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (20.00%) GitHub
7 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
7 5 (20.00%) Python
7 5 (20.00%) DHCP
7 5 (20.00%) DSL
7 5 (20.00%) Terraform
7 5 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (20.00%) Ansible
7 5 (20.00%) Docker
7 5 (20.00%) DevOps
7 5 (20.00%) Kubernetes

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 4 (16.00%) Cloud Foundry
1 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (16.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (12.00%) IIS
3 2 (8.00%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) GitHub
2 4 (16.00%) OpenShift
3 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (8.00%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (8.00%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (8.00%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (8.00%) Amazon Kinesis
4 2 (8.00%) Amazon S3
5 1 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (4.00%) G Suite
5 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.00%) DHCP
2 5 (20.00%) DSL
3 4 (16.00%) Firewall
3 4 (16.00%) SAN
3 4 (16.00%) Skype
3 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.00%) LAN
4 1 (4.00%) Network Security
4 1 (4.00%) SNMP
4 1 (4.00%) VLAN
4 1 (4.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (16.00%) Gradle
3 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.00%) gulp
3 2 (8.00%) Protractor
3 2 (8.00%) Selenium
4 1 (4.00%) Metasploit
4 1 (4.00%) MSI
4 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.00%) Advertising
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Architect
2 4 (16.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Server Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support
4 2 (8.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Server Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Server Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) Server Support
4 2 (8.00%) Server Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) 802.1X
1 3 (12.00%) Node.js
2 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (8.00%) Kafka
2 2 (8.00%) WireMock
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (12.00%) PKI
1 3 (12.00%) Private Cloud
1 3 (12.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (28.00%) Linux
3 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (12.00%) VMS
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 7 (28.00%) Migration
2 5 (20.00%) DevOps
2 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (12.00%) Break/Fix
3 3 (12.00%) Converged Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 3 (12.00%) ITSM
3 3 (12.00%) Network Virtualisation
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (12.00%) Scrum
3 3 (12.00%) Service Management
4 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.00%) Data Encryption
4 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Data Security
4 2 (8.00%) Server Building
4 2 (8.00%) Server Management
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 5 (20.00%) Groovy
1 5 (20.00%) Python
2 4 (16.00%) Korn
3 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.00%) SQL
5 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) CISA
3 1 (4.00%) CISSP
3 1 (4.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (20.00%) Docker
4 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (16.00%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (16.00%) XenApp
5 4 (16.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Ansible
1 5 (20.00%) Kubernetes
1 5 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (20.00%) Terraform
2 4 (16.00%) SCOM
3 3 (12.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (4.00%) EdgeSight
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) Nessus
4 1 (4.00%) Nmap
4 1 (4.00%) Puppet
4 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (4.00%) Salt
4 1 (4.00%) SCCM
4 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) VMware
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Citrix
3 4 (16.00%) EMC
4 3 (12.00%) CA
4 3 (12.00%) Clearswift
4 3 (12.00%) Dell
4 3 (12.00%) Juniper
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle
5 2 (8.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.00%) Altiris
6 1 (4.00%) BMC
6 1 (4.00%) Ivanti
6 1 (4.00%) LogRhythm
6 1 (4.00%) NetApp
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.00%) Tripwire