Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 122 183 181
Rank change year-on-year +61 -2 -15
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 2 10 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.094% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 0.59% 1.42% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 11
Median daily rate - £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -28.57% -15.15%
England median daily rate £413 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +17.86% -12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.50 -
England median hourly rate £31.00 £20.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year +52.52% +23.18% -20.50%

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 338 706 560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.94% 15.20% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 428 310
Median daily rate £425 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.59% +1.94%
10th Percentile £135 £189 £162
90th Percentile £584 £550 £564
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 77
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £11.59 £10.78 £9.79
90th Percentile £35.00 £21.08 £24.60
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.60 £16.19
% change year-on-year +11.45% +2.53% +1.19%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Virtual Servers as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Servers in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Servers in the West Midlands

Virtual Servers
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Servers in the West Midlands.

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 24 May 2020. 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
Coventry +27 1 - -
Birmingham +25 1 - - 1
Virtual Servers
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) SMS
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) CMS
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Google
2 1 (50.00%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) CCTV
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Release Management

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 (50.00%) CMS
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) AWS
1 1 (50.00%) Azure
1 1 (50.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
1 1 (50.00%) GitHub
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
1 1 (50.00%) OneDrive
1 1 (50.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) SMS
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) ClearCase
1 1 (50.00%) PVCS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Public Sector
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) CCTV
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Deployment
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Network Management
1 1 (50.00%) Network Virtualisation
1 1 (50.00%) Open Source
1 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Statistical Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Dart
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (50.00%) Google
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Veeam
1 1 (50.00%) VMware