The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 3 months to 26 April 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 Servers
UK
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 533 539 518
Rank change year-on-year +6 -21  
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 67 116 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 1.32% 1.77% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 83 90
Median daily rate £344 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.06% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £277 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £469 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -16.12% -3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 13
Median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.47% -24.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £19.00 £15.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £29.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% -24.00%  

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

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5078 6549 5798
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.93% 11.72% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3245 4007 3234
Median daily rate £401 £393 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.03% +8.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year - +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 337 479 665
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £35.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03%  

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Virtual Servers as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in the UK

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Servers in the UK

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Servers over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Servers in the UK

Virtual Servers
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Servers in the UK

Virtual Servers
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Servers over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Virtual Servers in the UK

Virtual Servers
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 Servers within the UK over the 3 months to 26 April 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 +4 53 £325 -18.75% 23
South East +9 14 £400 +6.66% 5
Scotland +37 11 £400 - 1
London -16 10 £388 -3.12% 5
Glasgow +14 9 £400 +300.00%
East of England +9 8 £200 -48.38% 2
East Midlands -3 6 £318 +5.83%
Hertfordshire - 6 £200 -
Hampshire - 6 £275 - 2
West Midlands +26 5 £413 - 3
Derbyshire - 5 £310 -
Derby - 5 £310 -
Yorkshire +14 4 £313 +4.16% 5
Surrey +4 4 £438 +12.90%
Shropshire - 4 £413 -
Telford - 4 £413 -
Wales +6 3 £450 +164.70%
Bristol +2 3 £250 -41.17% 1
South West -2 3 £250 -41.17% 1
South Wales +9 2 £450 +164.70%
Edinburgh +8 2 £226 -43.43%
North East - 2 £280 -
Dartford - 2 £425 - 1
Kent - 2 £425 - 1
Portsmouth - 2 £500 -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 £450 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £375 -
Cheshire +34 1 - -
North West +22 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Servers 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 Servers.

1 90 (62.07%) VMware
1 90 (62.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 72 (49.66%) Windows
3 59 (40.69%) Active Directory
4 54 (37.24%) Windows Server
5 50 (34.48%) Linux
6 49 (33.79%) Microsoft
7 43 (29.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 40 (27.59%) SAN
9 37 (25.52%) Data Centre
10 31 (21.38%) Cisco
11 29 (20.00%) Migration
12 27 (18.62%) SQL Server
13 26 (17.93%) Oracle
13 26 (17.93%) NetApp
13 26 (17.93%) Disaster Recovery
14 25 (17.24%) DNS
14 25 (17.24%) LAN
14 25 (17.24%) WAN
14 25 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
15 24 (16.55%) Windows Server 2012
16 23 (15.86%) Unix
16 23 (15.86%) Red Hat
16 23 (15.86%) Security Cleared
17 22 (15.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 21 (14.48%) Windows Server 2008
18 21 (14.48%) Citrix
19 20 (13.79%) NAS
20 19 (13.10%) Siemens
20 19 (13.10%) Nagios

Virtual Servers
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 15 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.21%) Apache
2 9 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.52%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.14%) nginx
5 4 (2.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.76%) IIS
6 3 (2.07%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.07%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.38%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.69%) Gunicorn
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.97%) Office 365
2 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.69%) IaaS
4 1 (0.69%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 40 (27.59%) SAN
2 25 (17.24%) DNS
2 25 (17.24%) LAN
2 25 (17.24%) WAN
3 20 (13.79%) NAS
4 18 (12.41%) DHCP
5 16 (11.03%) Firewall
6 12 (8.28%) iSCSI
7 11 (7.59%) FTP
7 11 (7.59%) IP Telephony
7 11 (7.59%) SSH
7 11 (7.59%) TCP/IP
8 9 (6.21%) Wireless
9 8 (5.52%) Network Security
10 6 (4.14%) Internet
11 5 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (3.45%) HTTP
11 5 (3.45%) VPN
12 4 (2.76%) IPv4
12 4 (2.76%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.62%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.72%) RDBMS
2 17 (11.72%) Relational Database
3 15 (10.34%) MySQL
4 7 (4.83%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.76%) InterSystems Cache
5 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.38%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) MSI
1 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (11.72%) Manufacturing
2 15 (10.34%) Finance
3 8 (5.52%) Retail
4 4 (2.76%) Banking
4 4 (2.76%) Legal
5 3 (2.07%) Local Government
6 2 (1.38%) Games
7 1 (0.69%) Back Office
7 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.69%) Military
7 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (16.55%) Administrator
2 15 (10.34%) Analyst
3 14 (9.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (8.97%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (8.28%) Project Engineer
6 11 (7.59%) Unix Administrator
7 10 (6.90%) Architect
7 10 (6.90%) Storage Administrator
8 9 (6.21%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (6.21%) SAN Administrator
8 9 (6.21%) SAN Storage Administrator
8 9 (6.21%) Solaris Administrator
9 8 (5.52%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (4.83%) Consultant
10 7 (4.83%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.83%) Support Engineer
11 6 (4.14%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (4.14%) Linux Specialist
11 6 (4.14%) Server Engineer
11 6 (4.14%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.83%) LAMP
2 6 (4.14%) LEMP Stack
3 5 (3.45%) .NET
3 5 (3.45%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (2.07%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.07%) Java SE
5 2 (1.38%) COM
5 2 (1.38%) HTML
6 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.69%) CSS
6 1 (0.69%) Flash
6 1 (0.69%) Flask
6 1 (0.69%) HTML5
6 1 (0.69%) Mason
6 1 (0.69%) PostGIS
6 1 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.69%) RAML
6 1 (0.69%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 37 (25.52%) Data Centre
2 25 (17.24%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (10.34%) Enterprise Storage
4 13 (8.97%) Replication
5 8 (5.52%) Blackberry
6 7 (4.83%) EMC VNX
7 3 (2.07%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.07%) FlexPod
7 3 (2.07%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.38%) Clustering
8 2 (1.38%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.38%) NHS
9 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.69%) DataPower
9 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (49.66%) Windows
2 54 (37.24%) Windows Server
3 50 (34.48%) Linux
4 24 (16.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (15.86%) Unix
6 22 (15.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (14.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (10.34%) Solaris
9 14 (9.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (7.59%) Windows 7
11 7 (4.83%) AIX
11 7 (4.83%) HPUX
11 7 (4.83%) Windows 10
12 5 (3.45%) Windows 8
13 3 (2.07%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.69%) CentOS
14 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.00%) Migration
2 26 (17.93%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (11.03%) High Availability
3 16 (11.03%) ITIL
4 13 (8.97%) Change Management
4 13 (8.97%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (8.97%) Load Balancing
4 13 (8.97%) Project Management
5 10 (6.90%) Capacity Management
5 10 (6.90%) Data Migration
5 10 (6.90%) Integration Testing
5 10 (6.90%) Server Building
5 10 (6.90%) System Integration Testing
6 9 (6.21%) Configuration Management
6 9 (6.21%) Software Engineering
7 8 (5.52%) Mentoring
7 8 (5.52%) Performance Analysis
7 8 (5.52%) Server Virtualisation
8 7 (4.83%) DevOps
8 7 (4.83%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.10%) SQL
2 14 (9.66%) Perl
3 12 (8.28%) PowerShell
4 10 (6.90%) Bash Shell
4 10 (6.90%) Python
5 8 (5.52%) Java
5 8 (5.52%) Shell Script
6 6 (4.14%) PHP
6 6 (4.14%) Ruby
7 4 (2.76%) VBScript
8 2 (1.38%) C
8 2 (1.38%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.38%) VB
9 1 (0.69%) C#
9 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (15.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.41%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.52%) MCSE
5 7 (4.83%) Degree
6 6 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.45%) MCSA
8 4 (2.76%) CCNA
8 4 (2.76%) CCNP
8 4 (2.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.07%) ACDT
9 3 (2.07%) ACHDS
9 3 (2.07%) ACTC
9 3 (2.07%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.07%) MCDST
9 3 (2.07%) MCITP
9 3 (2.07%) MCP
9 3 (2.07%) MCSM
9 3 (2.07%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.38%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.76%) QA
2 3 (2.07%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.38%) PMO
4 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 90 (62.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (40.69%) Active Directory
3 43 (29.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 16 (11.03%) Hyper-V
5 13 (8.97%) NFS
5 13 (8.97%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (8.28%) VMware ESX
6 12 (8.28%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (7.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 11 (7.59%) Veritas File System
8 8 (5.52%) Squid
9 7 (4.83%) vSphere
10 6 (4.14%) Terminal Server
11 5 (3.45%) FreeRADIUS
11 5 (3.45%) Terminal Services
12 4 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (2.76%) XenApp
13 3 (2.07%) XenDesktop
14 2 (1.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (1.38%) iptables
Systems Management
1 19 (13.10%) Nagios
2 17 (11.72%) vCenter Server
3 12 (8.28%) EMC Navisphere
4 11 (7.59%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 9 (6.21%) SCOM
5 9 (6.21%) SELinux
6 8 (5.52%) Ansible
6 8 (5.52%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (5.52%) Puppet
7 7 (4.83%) SCCM
8 6 (4.14%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (4.14%) NetBackup
8 6 (4.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (2.76%) WSUS
11 3 (2.07%) PowerCLI
11 3 (2.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (2.07%) vMotion
12 2 (1.38%) Tivoli
12 2 (1.38%) WMI
Vendors
1 90 (62.07%) VMware
2 49 (33.79%) Microsoft
3 31 (21.38%) Cisco
4 26 (17.93%) NetApp
4 26 (17.93%) Oracle
5 23 (15.86%) Red Hat
6 21 (14.48%) Citrix
7 19 (13.10%) Siemens
8 15 (10.34%) HP
9 14 (9.66%) EMC
10 12 (8.28%) Brocade
10 12 (8.28%) Sun
11 11 (7.59%) Veritas
12 8 (5.52%) Avaya
13 7 (4.83%) ArcSight
13 7 (4.83%) Sophos
13 7 (4.83%) Tripwire
14 6 (4.14%) Dell
14 6 (4.14%) Symantec
15 5 (3.45%) 3PAR
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