The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Virtual Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Virtual Server over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 119 125 127
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 1 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.040% 0.041% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 0.40% 0.34% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.17 - £35.00
System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
247 298 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.86% 12.21% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 118 100
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 26
Average hourly rate £18.36 £26.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.71% +32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.95 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.24% +2.94%
Microsoft Virtual Server
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Microsoft Virtual Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Microsoft Virtual Server Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Virtual Server
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server across the Berkshire region.

Microsoft Virtual Server Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Microsoft Virtual Server
South East

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Microsoft Virtual Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) XenApp
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (75.00%) Change Control
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) Clustering
2 3 (75.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (75.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (75.00%) ARCserve
2 3 (75.00%) Symantec
2 3 (75.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Microsoft Virtual Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Virtual Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (75.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (75.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) MCP
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) ARCserve
1 3 (75.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (75.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (75.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Symantec
2 3 (75.00%) VMware