Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 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 West
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 208 179 188
Rank change year-on-year -29 +9 +12
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 11 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.18% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.00% 1.83% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 7
South West median daily rate £375 £376 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.33% +15.77% -23.53%
10th Percentile £230 £288 £235
90th Percentile £427 £544 £600
England median daily rate £350 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £19.00 -
England median hourly rate £20.33 £17.75 £19.66
% change year-on-year +14.51% -9.72% -29.79%

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 1,103 764 604
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.45% 15.29% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 417 366
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +13.64% -3.56%
10th Percentile £193 £158 £161
90th Percentile £600 £575 £547
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 71 39
South West median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +2.94% +7.09%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.17 £10.48
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £16.95 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.73% +3.13% +1.59%

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 19 June 2019.

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 19 June 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
Bristol -9 3 £375 -
Wiltshire -43 3 £388 -19.48%
Cornwall - 3 £250 -
Devon -2 1 £160 -46.89% 1
Somerset - 1 - -
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 West region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 10 (90.91%) VMware
1 10 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
4 6 (54.55%) SAN
4 6 (54.55%) ITIL
5 5 (45.45%) MCSE
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (45.45%) SCCM
5 5 (45.45%) SCOM
5 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (36.36%) Migration
6 4 (36.36%) CCNA
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
7 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 3 (27.27%) vSphere
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3
7 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
7 3 (27.27%) Private Cloud
7 3 (27.27%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (27.27%) Public Cloud
7 3 (27.27%) SLA

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 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) SAN
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
General
1 1 (9.09%) French Language
1 1 (9.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Senior Technician
1 3 (27.27%) Server Technician
2 2 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Data Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Data Scientist
3 1 (9.09%) IT Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Migration Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Data Scientist
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Support
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (27.27%) Private Cloud
2 3 (27.27%) Public Cloud
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
4 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
4 2 (18.18%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (9.09%) BCP
5 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 1 (9.09%) Data Management
5 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) MCSE
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (36.36%) CCNA
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (27.27%) MCSA
4 2 (18.18%) CCNP
4 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 3 (27.27%) vSphere
5 2 (18.18%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (18.18%) ISA Server
5 2 (18.18%) UAG
6 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) SCCM
1 5 (45.45%) SCOM
2 3 (27.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) Dell
4 2 (18.18%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix
5 1 (9.09%) Red Hat