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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtual Servers
UK
Rank 540 522 531
Rank change year-on-year -18 +9  
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 56 120 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.23% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 1.11% 2.09% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 79 54
Median daily rate £325 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.12% -6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £288 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £451 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £278 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -26.00% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Median hourly rate £18.25 £25.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.12% -35.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £20.35 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.65 £31.15 £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £25.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -29.12% -35.62%  

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 5044 5746 5382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.14% 10.84% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3210 3484 2953
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 447 607
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.40 £32.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -24 47 £325 -16.12% 31
London +13 17 £345 -16.10% 7
South East +9 14 £400 +6.66% 7
Scotland +16 8 £289 -27.81% 1
Surrey +12 8 £438 +12.90% 1
East of England +1 6 £200 -48.38% 10
Glasgow - 6 £320 -
Hampshire 0 4 £270 -30.32% 2
East Midlands -2 4 £310 -4.61% 1
North East - 3 £280 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £200 - 2
Derbyshire - 3 £290 -
Derby - 3 £290 -
Edinburgh +13 2 £226 -43.43%
Bristol +3 2 £238 -44.11%
City of London +2 2 £350 -17.64% 2
Suffolk -2 2 £400 - 1
South West -5 2 £238 -44.11% 1
Ipswich - 2 £400 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
West Midlands +4 1 - - 1
Epsom 0 1 £400 -
Milton Keynes -4 1 £425 -5.66% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £425 -5.66% 1
Portsmouth -8 1 - - 1
Southampton - 1 £270 -
Winchester - 1 £214 -
Leicester - 1 £325 -
King's Lynn - 1 - - 3
Telford - 1 - -

Virtual Servers
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 94 (59.49%) VMware
1 94 (59.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 78 (49.37%) Windows
3 70 (44.30%) Active Directory
4 63 (39.87%) Linux
5 53 (33.54%) Microsoft
6 52 (32.91%) Windows Server
7 47 (29.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 47 (29.75%) SAN
8 37 (23.42%) Data Centre
9 36 (22.78%) Oracle
10 34 (21.52%) Cisco
10 34 (21.52%) LAN
11 31 (19.62%) SQL Server
12 29 (18.35%) Unix
13 28 (17.72%) WAN
14 27 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (16.46%) NetApp
15 26 (16.46%) Disaster Recovery
16 24 (15.19%) NAS
17 23 (14.56%) Windows Server 2012
17 23 (14.56%) Migration
17 23 (14.56%) Citrix
18 22 (13.92%) DNS
18 22 (13.92%) MySQL
18 22 (13.92%) SQL
18 22 (13.92%) High Availability
19 21 (13.29%) Replication
19 21 (13.29%) Change Management
20 20 (12.66%) Red Hat

Virtual Servers
Top Related 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 17 (10.76%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2013
2 12 (7.59%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.96%) Apache
3 11 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (3.80%) nginx
5 5 (3.16%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.53%) IIS
6 4 (2.53%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.90%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.27%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.63%) CICS
9 1 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.63%) CMS
9 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.63%) Gunicorn
Applications
1 19 (12.03%) MS Excel
2 15 (9.49%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.13%) Office 365
2 14 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.63%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.63%) Bluemix
4 1 (0.63%) IaaS
4 1 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 47 (29.75%) SAN
2 34 (21.52%) LAN
3 28 (17.72%) WAN
4 24 (15.19%) NAS
5 22 (13.92%) DNS
6 17 (10.76%) Firewall
6 17 (10.76%) TCP/IP
7 16 (10.13%) DHCP
8 14 (8.86%) Wireless
9 11 (6.96%) FTP
9 11 (6.96%) Internet
9 11 (6.96%) iSCSI
9 11 (6.96%) SSH
10 10 (6.33%) IP Telephony
11 8 (5.06%) Ethernet
11 8 (5.06%) Network Security
11 8 (5.06%) VPN
11 8 (5.06%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (3.80%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (3.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.62%) SQL Server
2 22 (13.92%) MySQL
3 19 (12.03%) Relational Database
4 16 (10.13%) RDBMS
5 13 (8.23%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (5.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (4.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (3.80%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.53%) Ingres
9 4 (2.53%) InterSystems Cache
9 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (2.53%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (2.53%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (2.53%) Oracle9i Database
9 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.16%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.90%) MSI
3 1 (0.63%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (12.03%) Finance
2 17 (10.76%) Manufacturing
3 12 (7.59%) Retail
4 4 (2.53%) Banking
4 4 (2.53%) Legal
5 2 (1.27%) Games
5 2 (1.27%) Local Government
5 2 (1.27%) Military
5 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.63%) Back Office
6 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (14.56%) Administrator
2 18 (11.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (10.76%) Analyst
4 13 (8.23%) DBA
5 12 (7.59%) Unix Administrator
6 11 (6.96%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (6.33%) Project Engineer
7 10 (6.33%) Storage Administrator
7 10 (6.33%) Support Engineer
8 9 (5.70%) Architect
8 9 (5.70%) SAN Administrator
8 9 (5.70%) SAN Storage Administrator
9 8 (5.06%) Solaris Administrator
9 8 (5.06%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.43%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (4.43%) Consultant
10 7 (4.43%) Desktop Engineer
10 7 (4.43%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (4.43%) VMware Engineer
11 6 (3.80%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.06%) LAMP
2 6 (3.80%) LEMP Stack
3 5 (3.16%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (1.90%) .NET
4 3 (1.90%) HTML
4 3 (1.90%) Java SE
5 2 (1.27%) COM
5 2 (1.27%) Mason
5 2 (1.27%) Web Services
6 1 (0.63%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.63%) Flash
6 1 (0.63%) Flask
6 1 (0.63%) HTML5
6 1 (0.63%) PostGIS
6 1 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.63%) RAML
6 1 (0.63%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 37 (23.42%) Data Centre
2 27 (17.09%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (13.29%) Replication
4 15 (9.49%) Blackberry
5 14 (8.86%) Enterprise Storage
6 12 (7.59%) Client/Server
7 9 (5.70%) EMC VNX
7 9 (5.70%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.53%) Oracle Licensing
9 3 (1.90%) Clustering
9 3 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.27%) FlexPod
10 2 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.27%) NHS
10 2 (1.27%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.63%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 78 (49.37%) Windows
2 63 (39.87%) Linux
3 52 (32.91%) Windows Server
4 29 (18.35%) Unix
5 23 (14.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (12.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (10.76%) Windows 7
9 14 (8.86%) Solaris
10 11 (6.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (5.70%) Apple iOS
11 9 (5.70%) Windows 8
12 7 (4.43%) HPUX
12 7 (4.43%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.90%) AIX
14 1 (0.63%) Android
14 1 (0.63%) CentOS
14 1 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 23 (14.56%) Migration
3 22 (13.92%) High Availability
4 21 (13.29%) Change Management
5 17 (10.76%) ITIL
6 12 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (7.59%) Load Balancing
7 11 (6.96%) Capacity Management
7 11 (6.96%) Project Management
7 11 (6.96%) Server Building
8 9 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (5.70%) Configuration Management
8 9 (5.70%) DevOps
8 9 (5.70%) Software Engineering
8 9 (5.70%) Time Management
8 9 (5.70%) Validation
9 8 (5.06%) Data Migration
9 8 (5.06%) Integration Testing
9 8 (5.06%) Mentoring
9 8 (5.06%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.92%) SQL
2 18 (11.39%) Perl
3 13 (8.23%) Python
4 10 (6.33%) PowerShell
4 10 (6.33%) Ruby
5 9 (5.70%) Bash Shell
5 9 (5.70%) Java
6 6 (3.80%) PHP
6 6 (3.80%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.90%) VBScript
8 2 (1.27%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.63%) C
9 1 (0.63%) C#
9 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (12.66%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (8.86%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.23%) MCSE
5 10 (6.33%) Degree
5 10 (6.33%) MCSA
6 9 (5.70%) MCP
6 9 (5.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (5.06%) ACDT
7 8 (5.06%) ACHDS
7 8 (5.06%) ACTC
7 8 (5.06%) MCDST
7 8 (5.06%) MCSM
7 8 (5.06%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (2.53%) MCITP
9 3 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.27%) CCNA
10 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.63%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.53%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.27%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 94 (59.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 70 (44.30%) Active Directory
3 47 (29.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 17 (10.76%) Hyper-V
5 16 (10.13%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (9.49%) NFS
7 13 (8.23%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (6.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 11 (6.96%) Veritas File System
9 10 (6.33%) VMware ESX
10 7 (4.43%) vSphere
11 5 (3.16%) FreeRADIUS
11 5 (3.16%) Terminal Server
11 5 (3.16%) Terminal Services
11 5 (3.16%) XenApp
12 4 (2.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (2.53%) Squid
12 4 (2.53%) XenDesktop
13 2 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (1.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (11.39%) Nagios
2 12 (7.59%) EMC Navisphere
2 12 (7.59%) Puppet
3 11 (6.96%) Ansible
3 11 (6.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 9 (5.70%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (5.70%) SCOM
5 6 (3.80%) Data Guard
5 6 (3.80%) NetBackup
5 6 (3.80%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (3.80%) SCCM
6 5 (3.16%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (3.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (3.16%) WSUS
7 4 (2.53%) Salt
7 4 (2.53%) SELinux
8 3 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (1.90%) PowerCLI
9 2 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 94 (59.49%) VMware
2 53 (33.54%) Microsoft
3 36 (22.78%) Oracle
4 34 (21.52%) Cisco
5 26 (16.46%) NetApp
6 23 (14.56%) Citrix
7 20 (12.66%) Red Hat
8 16 (10.13%) Siemens
9 14 (8.86%) HP
10 13 (8.23%) EMC
11 12 (7.59%) Brocade
11 12 (7.59%) Sun
12 11 (6.96%) Veritas
13 10 (6.33%) Apple
14 9 (5.70%) Sophos
15 7 (4.43%) Dell
16 6 (3.80%) 3PAR
16 6 (3.80%) Avaya
16 6 (3.80%) Symantec
17 5 (3.16%) Lotus
Bedford, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £17.77 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £56 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £314 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago