Period
to 18 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 18 November 2019 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 162 196 165
Rank change year-on-year +34 -31 +50
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 7 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.20% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 1.22% 1.31% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 13
West Midlands median daily rate £365 £338 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% -12.34% +54.00%
10th Percentile £242 £199 £298
90th Percentile £427 £368 £438
England median daily rate £375 £400 £343
% change year-on-year -6.25% +16.79% -8.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 - £18.50
England median hourly rate £180.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +414.29% +7.69% +120.34%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 576 764 532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.87% 15.08% 11.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 409 322
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £150 £158 £161
90th Percentile £588 £575 £561
England median daily rate £460 £453 £425
% change year-on-year +1.66% +6.47% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 96 43
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.67% +5.52% +7.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.55
90th Percentile £21.90 £28.25 £21.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +4.76%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in the West Midlands

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Servers in the West Midlands

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Servers in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Servers in the West Midlands

Virtual Servers
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 Virtual Servers in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Servers in the West Midlands

Virtual Servers
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 Virtual Servers within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 November 2019. 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
Birmingham 0 2 £285 +11.76% 1
Coventry - 2 £430 -
Staffordshire - 1 £303 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Virtual Servers.

1 4 (57.14%) VMware
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Solaris
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (28.57%) Network Design
3 2 (28.57%) Azure
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) SCCM
3 2 (28.57%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (14.29%) CloudForms
4 1 (14.29%) Workfront
4 1 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (14.29%) Replication
4 1 (14.29%) NAS
4 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
4 1 (14.29%) PaaS

Virtual Servers
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 1 (14.29%) Oracle 10gAS
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Azure
2 1 (14.29%) G Suite
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) NAS
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle8/8i Database
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle9i Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (28.57%) IT Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Azure DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Data Architect
2 1 (14.29%) DBA
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Solaris
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) AIX
2 1 (14.29%) HPUX
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Network Design
1 2 (28.57%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Data Cleansing
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
1 1 (14.29%) MCSA
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 1 (14.29%) CloudForms
2 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
2 1 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) Google
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Ivanti
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow