Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 17 December 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 West
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 198 204
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 +15
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 14 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.21% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 1.45% 1.02% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 6
South West median daily rate £363 £500 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +81.82% +30.95%
10th Percentile £250 £302 £200
90th Percentile £588 £563 £381
England median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +21.43% +137.29% -32.18%

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 967 686 694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.82% 12.43% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 407 415
South West median daily rate £413 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +6.06% +1.54%
10th Percentile £200 £158 £120
90th Percentile £575 £564 £514
England median daily rate £467 £436 £413
% change year-on-year +7.17% +5.70% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 61 74
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +25.00% -29.11%
10th Percentile £11.04 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.13 £43.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.62 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% +3.23%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in the South West

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Servers in the South West

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Servers in the South West over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Servers in the South West

Virtual Servers
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Servers in the South West

Virtual Servers
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 December 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
Wiltshire -28 5 £575 +15.00%
Devon - 5 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £325 - 1
Cornwall - 1 £250 -
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 West region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 10 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
4 8 (57.14%) ITIL
4 8 (57.14%) vSphere
4 8 (57.14%) Data Centre
5 6 (42.86%) DNS
5 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
5 6 (42.86%) Cisco
6 5 (35.71%) IPsec
6 5 (35.71%) Service Management
6 5 (35.71%) Security Management
6 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
6 5 (35.71%) Nagios
6 5 (35.71%) HP
6 5 (35.71%) SSL
6 5 (35.71%) VPN
6 5 (35.71%) Linux
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 5 (35.71%) IIS
6 5 (35.71%) Apache
6 5 (35.71%) nginx
6 5 (35.71%) SolarWinds
6 5 (35.71%) Trend Analysis
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (35.71%) SUSE

Virtual Servers
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (35.71%) Apache
1 5 (35.71%) IIS
1 5 (35.71%) nginx
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) IaaS
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (21.43%) PaaS
1 3 (21.43%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 5 (35.71%) IPsec
2 5 (35.71%) SSL
2 5 (35.71%) VPN
3 3 (21.43%) Network Security
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Azure Architect
1 3 (21.43%) Senior Technician
1 3 (21.43%) Server Technician
2 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (21.43%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) SUSE
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
3 5 (35.71%) Security Management
3 5 (35.71%) Service Management
3 5 (35.71%) Trend Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) API Design
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
4 3 (21.43%) Microservices
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (14.29%) Availability Management
5 2 (14.29%) BCP
5 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) MCSA
1 3 (21.43%) MCSE
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 10 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 8 (57.14%) vSphere
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Nagios
2 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 4 (28.57%) SCOM
3 3 (21.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco
4 5 (35.71%) Fortinet
4 5 (35.71%) HP
4 5 (35.71%) jetNEXUS
4 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
4 5 (35.71%) SolarWinds