Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 362 342 340
Rank change year-on-year -20 -2 -8
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 26 34 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 1.05% 1.43% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 29
South East median daily rate £375 £294 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.66% -26.56% +21.21%
10th Percentile £163 £178 £363
90th Percentile £550 £483 £453
England median daily rate £386 £375 £398
% change year-on-year +3.00% -5.66% +17.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
South East median hourly rate - £19.66 -
England median hourly rate £33.75 £26.08 £14.75
% change year-on-year +29.41% +76.81% -20.27%

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 2,485 2,370 2,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.07% 14.49% 12.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,435 1,439 1,271
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £148 £175
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +13.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 170 192
South East median hourly rate £16.30 £17.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.47% +16.18% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.39 £10.39
90th Percentile £45.05 £46.15 £45.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.79% +8.42% -3.13%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -20 11 £375 +87.27% 5
Thames Valley +8 7 £450 +71.43% 6
Kent +7 4 £323 -24.12%
Buckinghamshire +20 3 £463 +85.00% 4
West Sussex - 3 £463 -
Oxfordshire +8 2 £133 -69.40% 1
Berkshire -3 2 - - 1
Surrey -26 1 £550 +57.14% 3
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Windows Server
3 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 9 (34.62%) VMware
4 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (30.77%) Firewall
5 8 (30.77%) Linux
5 8 (30.77%) Oracle
6 7 (26.92%) SQL
6 7 (26.92%) DNS
6 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
7 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
7 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 6 (23.08%) IBM
7 6 (23.08%) Unix
8 5 (19.23%) HP
8 5 (19.23%) Migration
8 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (19.23%) Windows 10
8 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
9 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (15.38%) Server Management
9 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
9 4 (15.38%) SAN
9 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
9 4 (15.38%) Clustering
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP

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 2 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.69%) GitHub
2 2 (7.69%) OpenShift
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) Firewall
2 7 (26.92%) DNS
3 4 (15.38%) SAN
3 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 3 (11.54%) Network Security
5 2 (7.69%) DHCP
5 2 (7.69%) DMZ
5 2 (7.69%) DSL
5 2 (7.69%) LAN
5 2 (7.69%) WAN
5 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.85%) Internet
6 1 (3.85%) Skype
6 1 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.69%) Gradle
1 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 2 (7.69%) Selenium
1 2 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.85%) gulp
2 1 (3.85%) MSI
2 1 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.85%) Protractor
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Server Support
2 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) IT Support
3 3 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Support Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (7.69%) AIX Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) AIX Support
4 2 (7.69%) HPUX Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) HPUX Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Support Officer
4 2 (7.69%) Unix Support Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) LDAP
2 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.85%) Kafka
2 1 (3.85%) Node.js
2 1 (3.85%) SailPoint
2 1 (3.85%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Clustering
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Driving Licence
3 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) PKI
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Windows Server
3 8 (30.77%) Linux
4 6 (23.08%) Unix
5 5 (19.23%) Windows 10
6 3 (11.54%) AIX
6 3 (11.54%) HPUX
6 3 (11.54%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
6 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Migration
2 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
2 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (15.38%) Server Management
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) DevOps
3 3 (11.54%) Fault Management
3 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (7.69%) Break/Fix
4 2 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (7.69%) Data Encryption
4 2 (7.69%) Data Security
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (3.85%) Email Filtering
5 1 (3.85%) IT Strategy
5 1 (3.85%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (3.85%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 3 (11.54%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 2 (7.69%) Groovy
4 2 (7.69%) Korn
4 2 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) MCP
5 1 (3.85%) MCSE
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 4 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (11.54%) Docker
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.85%) vSphere
6 1 (3.85%) XenApp
6 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (11.54%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (11.54%) NetBackup
2 3 (11.54%) SCOM
2 3 (11.54%) Tivoli
2 3 (11.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (7.69%) Ansible
3 2 (7.69%) Kubernetes
3 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (7.69%) SCCM
3 2 (7.69%) Terraform
4 1 (3.85%) EdgeSight
4 1 (3.85%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) VMware
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle
3 6 (23.08%) IBM
4 5 (19.23%) HP
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) Veritas
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco
7 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
8 1 (3.85%) Altiris
8 1 (3.85%) Citrix
8 1 (3.85%) EMC
8 1 (3.85%) Ivanti
8 1 (3.85%) NetApp
8 1 (3.85%) Veeam