The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 124 122 129
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.038% 0.041% 0.039%
As % of the System Software category 0.40% 0.40% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £274 £325 £263
% change year-on-year
-15.76% +23.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.17 -
Microsoft Virtual Server
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
252 248 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.55% 10.22% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 105 103
Average daily rate £359 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £201 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 21 25
Average hourly rate £19.75 £17.07 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -16.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £23.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Virtual Server
South East

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) vMotion
1 1 (100.00%) Security Hardening

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) iSCSI
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Security Hardening
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware