Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Server Virtualisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Server Virtualisation over the 6 months to 16 October 2018 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.

Server Virtualization
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 169 207
Rank change year-on-year -31 +38 -37
Contract jobs citing Server Virtualisation 8 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.33% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.39% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 9
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £550 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.73% +83.33% +17.65%
10th Percentile £338 £442 £275
90th Percentile £569 £575 £443
England median daily rate £431 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +7.81% +6.67% -2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.00 £16.81 £49.46
% change year-on-year +30.91% -66.02% +64.18%

Server Virtualisation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,302 3,869 5,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.79% 84.16% 84.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,572 2,458 3,098
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 144 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £24.99 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.98% +42.80% -18.60%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £32.07 £53.75 £39.65
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.99 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.97% +11.07% +3.52%

Server Virtualisation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Server Virtualisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Server Virtualisation in the West Midlands

Server Virtualisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Server Virtualisation in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Virtualisation in the West Midlands

Server Virtualisation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Virtualisation in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Virtualisation in the West Midlands

Server Virtualisation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Virtualisation in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Virtualisation in the West Midlands

Server Virtualisation
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Virtualisation within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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
Solihull - 4 £425 -
Shropshire -56 3 £500 -9.09% 1
Server Virtualisation
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Server Virtualisation 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Server Virtualisation.

1 7 (87.50%) Linux
1 7 (87.50%) Configuration Management
1 7 (87.50%) DevOps
2 6 (75.00%) Docker
3 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
3 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (50.00%) SSH
4 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Kubernetes
4 4 (50.00%) Server Hardening
4 4 (50.00%) CircleCI
5 3 (37.50%) Task Automation
5 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (37.50%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (37.50%) SDLC
5 3 (37.50%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
5 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (37.50%) Open Source
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (37.50%) Perl
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle
5 3 (37.50%) Python
5 3 (37.50%) SOA
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) Middleware

Server Virtualisation
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (37.50%) Confluence
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (25.00%) CMS
2 2 (25.00%) Drupal
2 2 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (25.00%) nginx
2 2 (25.00%) WordPress
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (25.00%) GitHub
3 2 (25.00%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) SSH
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Git (software)
2 4 (50.00%) CircleCI
3 3 (37.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) Maven
3 3 (37.50%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (37.50%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) AWS DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Middleware
2 2 (25.00%) LAMP
2 2 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (25.00%) Replication
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Configuration Management
1 7 (87.50%) DevOps
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) Server Hardening
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Deployment Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Kanban
3 3 (37.50%) Open Source
3 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
3 3 (37.50%) Task Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 2 (25.00%) Case Management
4 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (37.50%) Perl
2 3 (37.50%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Docker
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) DFS Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
2 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Kubernetes
2 3 (37.50%) Puppet
2 3 (37.50%) ZABBIX
3 1 (12.50%) Ansible
3 1 (12.50%) EdgeSight
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM
3 1 (12.50%) SCOM
3 1 (12.50%) SCVMM
3 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) Google
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) VMware