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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank - - 129
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire - - 0.15%
As % of the System Software category - - 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £280 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.78% -24.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
219 292 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.62% 11.03% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 142 131
Average daily rate £353 £398 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.32% +22.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 41
Average hourly rate £55.55 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+236.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.65 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £39.80 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) vMotion
2 1 (50.00%) Security Hardening
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Security Hardening
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSA
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco