Period
to 4 June 2020

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 4 June 2020 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 225 324 322
Rank change year-on-year +99 -2 +4
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 4 41 44
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.059% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 0.40% 1.74% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 35 24
Median daily rate £475 £375 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £419 £158 £327
90th Percentile £571 £525 £571
England median daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £20.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year +52.52% +23.18% -16.07%

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 995 2,357 2,343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.56% 16.27% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 1,484 1,260
Median daily rate £425 £435 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +4.82% +3.75%
10th Percentile £146 £191 £181
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 148 164
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.48% -1.47% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.47 £10.82 £10.40
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.75 £45.13
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £16.29
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.37% +1.80%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Virtual Servers as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Servers in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Servers in the South East

Virtual Servers
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Virtual Servers in the South East over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Virtual Servers in the South East

Virtual Servers
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Servers in the South East.

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 4 June 2020. 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 +78 3 £475 +28.38% 2
Berkshire +61 3 £475 +20.63% 2
Surrey +51 1 £563 +26.76%
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) PKI
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (50.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Break/Fix
2 2 (50.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (50.00%) Proactive Maintenance
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) VMS
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) DSL
2 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Gradle
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) PKI
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) VMS
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Break/Fix
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) ITSM
1 2 (50.00%) Network Virtualisation
1 2 (50.00%) Proactive Maintenance
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) Groovy
1 1 (25.00%) Korn
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) ServiceNow