The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Virtual Environments skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Environments over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 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 Environments
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 470 441 504
Rank change year-on-year -29 +63  
Contract jobs citing Virtual Environments 131 206 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.38% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.46% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 137 85
Median daily rate £475 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £312 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £377
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 0
Median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.53% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 -
% change year-on-year -1.53% -  

Virtual Environments is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39081 44816 45249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.35% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 29721 28985
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1082 1268
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Virtual Environments
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Virtual Environments as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Environments in the UK

Virtual Environments
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Environments in the UK

Virtual Environments
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Environments over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Environments in the UK

Virtual Environments
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Environments in the UK

Virtual Environments
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Environments over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Virtual Environments in the UK

Virtual Environments
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtual Environments within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 124 £475 +18.75% 24
South East +15 43 £445 +11.12% 5
London +15 40 £475 +5.55% 11
Milton Keynes +3 21 £422 -15.55% 1
Buckinghamshire -3 21 £422 -15.55% 1
West Midlands +36 17 £575 +60.83% 4
South West -9 11 £525 -17.64% 1
East of England -11 10 £200 -41.17% 2
Hampshire -19 9 £375 -5.66% 2
Bristol +3 7 £550 +69.07%
Cambridgeshire -4 7 £200 -41.17% 1
Shropshire - 7 £575 - 1
Wolverhampton - 7 £450 -
Telford - 7 £575 - 1
Berkshire +27 6 £525 +35.48% 1
Cambridge -1 6 £200 -41.17% 1
Scotland +26 5 £413 -1.78% 1
Reading +17 4 £525 +35.48% 1
Northampton +6 4 £525 +5.00%
Northamptonshire +1 4 £525 +5.00%
East Midlands -4 4 £525 +5.00%
Edinburgh - 4 £413 - 1
Hook +12 3 £375 +31.57%
Birmingham +13 2 £500 +185.71% 1
Wiltshire -10 2 - -
Corsham -11 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £450 -
Surrey - 2 £488 -
Devon - 2 £438 -
Slough - 2 £350 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Environments also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Virtual Environments.

1 128 (54.24%) Windows
2 97 (41.10%) VMware
2 97 (41.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (37.29%) Active Directory
4 79 (33.47%) Security Cleared
5 71 (30.08%) ITIL
6 70 (29.66%) Microsoft
7 67 (28.39%) SC Cleared
8 61 (25.85%) Linux
8 61 (25.85%) Windows Server
9 59 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 50 (21.19%) Hyper-V
11 49 (20.76%) Firewall
12 42 (17.80%) SQL
13 41 (17.37%) Windows Server 2008
14 39 (16.53%) Windows Server 2012
15 38 (16.10%) Unix
16 37 (15.68%) TCP/IP
16 37 (15.68%) Migration
17 35 (14.83%) Cisco
17 35 (14.83%) HP
17 35 (14.83%) Citrix
18 34 (14.41%) DNS
19 32 (13.56%) DevOps
20 31 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
20 31 (13.14%) Microsoft Azure
21 30 (12.71%) Data Centre
22 29 (12.29%) Microsoft Office
22 29 (12.29%) Finance
23 28 (11.86%) SAN

Virtual Environments
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 16 (6.78%) Apache
1 16 (6.78%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.36%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (5.08%) Skype for Business
4 12 (5.08%) Tomcat
5 11 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (3.39%) Confluence
7 7 (2.97%) Documentum
7 7 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.69%) IIS
9 3 (1.27%) JBoss
9 3 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.42%) CMS
11 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.42%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (12.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.85%) Simulink
3 1 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.42%) InDesign
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.27%) Dynamics GP
2 3 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.27%) Dynamics SL
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle Assets
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (1.27%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 31 (13.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (7.63%) Office 365
4 6 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.69%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.27%) GitHub
6 3 (1.27%) IaaS
6 3 (1.27%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.85%) PaaS
8 1 (0.42%) SaaS
8 1 (0.42%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (20.76%) Firewall
2 37 (15.68%) TCP/IP
3 34 (14.41%) DNS
4 28 (11.86%) SAN
5 27 (11.44%) DHCP
6 19 (8.05%) WAN
7 18 (7.63%) LAN
8 17 (7.20%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (7.20%) LDAP
9 16 (6.78%) VPN
10 15 (6.36%) Wireless
11 11 (4.66%) BGP
11 11 (4.66%) ICMP
11 11 (4.66%) Network Security
12 10 (4.24%) NAS
13 9 (3.81%) Internet
14 8 (3.39%) HTTP
14 8 (3.39%) Unified Communications
15 7 (2.97%) iSCSI
15 7 (2.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (3.39%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.97%) MySQL
6 6 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.69%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.69%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.69%) Relational Database
8 4 (1.69%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.27%) MS Access
9 3 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.42%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (6.78%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.39%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.39%) JIRA
2 8 (3.39%) Subversion
3 7 (2.97%) Maven
4 6 (2.54%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.69%) Ant
6 4 (1.69%) GitLab
6 4 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.27%) Artifactory
7 3 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.27%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.27%) HP UFT
7 3 (1.27%) Hudson
7 3 (1.27%) Selenium
7 3 (1.27%) SilkTest
8 2 (0.85%) CruiseControl
8 2 (0.85%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 29 (12.29%) Finance
2 14 (5.93%) Banking
3 11 (4.66%) Retail
4 7 (2.97%) Legal
5 6 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.27%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.27%) Marketing
6 3 (1.27%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.85%) Electronics
7 2 (0.85%) Front Office
7 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (15.25%) Architect
2 23 (9.75%) Support Engineer
3 19 (8.05%) Analyst
4 18 (7.63%) Consultant
4 18 (7.63%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (7.20%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (6.36%) Administrator
7 11 (4.66%) Network Architect
8 10 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (4.24%) Migration Engineer
8 10 (4.24%) Project Manager
8 10 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (4.24%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (3.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 9 (3.81%) Security Engineer
9 9 (3.81%) Technical Architect
10 8 (3.39%) IT Engineer
10 8 (3.39%) VMware Engineer
11 7 (2.97%) Linux Administrator
11 7 (2.97%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.93%) XML
2 11 (4.66%) Web Services
3 10 (4.24%) REST
4 9 (3.81%) Middleware
4 9 (3.81%) XSD
5 6 (2.54%) .NET
5 6 (2.54%) DOM
5 6 (2.54%) SAX
5 6 (2.54%) XSLT
6 5 (2.12%) CSS
6 5 (2.12%) JSON
6 5 (2.12%) Node.js
6 5 (2.12%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (1.69%) Ajax
8 3 (1.27%) WSDL
9 2 (0.85%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.85%) Flash
9 2 (0.85%) LAMP
9 2 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
9 2 (0.85%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.14%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (12.71%) Data Centre
3 17 (7.20%) Clustering
4 16 (6.78%) Replication
5 11 (4.66%) Private Cloud
6 7 (2.97%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.12%) Derivative
7 5 (2.12%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.69%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.27%) NHS
10 2 (0.85%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.85%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.85%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.85%) PKI
10 2 (0.85%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.42%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 128 (54.24%) Windows
2 61 (25.85%) Linux
2 61 (25.85%) Windows Server
3 41 (17.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (16.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (16.10%) Unix
6 24 (10.17%) Windows 7
7 22 (9.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (8.05%) CentOS
8 19 (8.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (5.51%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.12%) Data ONTAP
10 5 (2.12%) Solaris
11 4 (1.69%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.27%) VMS
13 2 (0.85%) AIX
13 2 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (30.08%) ITIL
2 37 (15.68%) Migration
3 32 (13.56%) DevOps
4 27 (11.44%) Project Management
5 25 (10.59%) Service Management
6 24 (10.17%) Change Management
6 24 (10.17%) ITIL V3
7 23 (9.75%) Service Delivery
8 20 (8.47%) Capacity Planning
8 20 (8.47%) ITSM
9 19 (8.05%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (8.05%) Configuration Management
10 15 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (5.93%) TOGAF
12 13 (5.51%) Network Design
12 13 (5.51%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (5.08%) Penetration Testing
14 11 (4.66%) Validation
14 11 (4.66%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 59 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 42 (17.80%) SQL
3 25 (10.59%) Bash Shell
4 24 (10.17%) Python
5 23 (9.75%) Perl
6 20 (8.47%) Java
7 18 (7.63%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.81%) PHP
9 8 (3.39%) Ruby
10 7 (2.97%) C
11 5 (2.12%) Korn
12 3 (1.27%) C#
12 3 (1.27%) C++
13 2 (0.85%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.85%) VB
14 1 (0.42%) AWK
14 1 (0.42%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.42%) sed
14 1 (0.42%) XPath
14 1 (0.42%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 79 (33.47%) Security Cleared
2 67 (28.39%) SC Cleared
3 26 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (8.90%) DV Cleared
5 18 (7.63%) MCSE
6 14 (5.93%) MCP
7 13 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (5.08%) CCNP
9 11 (4.66%) Degree
10 8 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (2.97%) Master's Degree
12 6 (2.54%) MCDBA
12 6 (2.54%) MCSA
13 5 (2.12%) CCNA
13 5 (2.12%) ISEB
14 4 (1.69%) MCITP
15 3 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
16 2 (0.85%) ISTQB
16 2 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 2 (0.85%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.97%) SLA
2 5 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.27%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.27%) QA
4 2 (0.85%) HL7
4 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.42%) BS25999
5 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.42%) GPG13
5 1 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 97 (41.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (37.29%) Active Directory
3 50 (21.19%) Hyper-V
4 16 (6.78%) Docker
4 16 (6.78%) VMware Workstation
5 14 (5.93%) vSphere
6 11 (4.66%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (3.39%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (2.97%) Xen
10 5 (2.12%) NFS
10 5 (2.12%) vCloud
11 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (1.27%) pfSense
11 3 (1.27%) Snort
11 3 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (1.27%) XenApp
11 3 (1.27%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.27%) XenServer
12 2 (0.85%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 22 (9.32%) Ansible
1 22 (9.32%) SCCM
2 20 (8.47%) Puppet
3 18 (7.63%) Nagios
4 17 (7.20%) vCenter Server
5 15 (6.36%) OVSD
6 12 (5.08%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (4.24%) Red Hat Satellite
8 9 (3.81%) Salt
8 9 (3.81%) vRealize
9 8 (3.39%) HP SiteScope
10 7 (2.97%) Kubernetes
10 7 (2.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (2.54%) PowerCLI
11 6 (2.54%) ZABBIX
12 5 (2.12%) Icinga
12 5 (2.12%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (2.12%) NetBackup
13 4 (1.69%) Mesos
Vendors
1 97 (41.10%) VMware
2 70 (29.66%) Microsoft
3 35 (14.83%) Cisco
3 35 (14.83%) Citrix
3 35 (14.83%) HP
4 23 (9.75%) Red Hat
5 20 (8.47%) McAfee
6 17 (7.20%) Oracle
7 11 (4.66%) F5
8 8 (3.39%) 3PAR
8 8 (3.39%) NetApp
8 8 (3.39%) Palo Alto
8 8 (3.39%) Sophos
9 7 (2.97%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.12%) Avaya
10 5 (2.12%) SAP
11 4 (1.69%) Aerohive Networks
11 4 (1.69%) Altiris
11 4 (1.69%) Dell
11 4 (1.69%) Meraki
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