Period
to 25 November 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 25 November 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
25 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 27 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 - +33
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 1 1 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.23% 0.58% -
As % of the System Software category 11.11% 3.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £325 £303 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.44% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £370 £338
% change year-on-year -12.16% +9.63% -12.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £21.00 -

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 9 33 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 11.11% 19.08% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 43
Median daily rate £325 £315 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.17% -13.70% -
10th Percentile £293 £124 £289
90th Percentile £416 £398 £388
West Midlands median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.63% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Median hourly rate - £13.39 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.81% -17.43%
Median hourly rate £16.13 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.78% +6.67% +5.52%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Virtual Servers as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in Staffordshire

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Servers in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Servers in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Veeam
1 1 (100.00%) Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2019

Virtual Servers
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Veeam
1 1 (100.00%) VMware