The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Virtual Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 16 April 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 Buckinghamshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 84 65 83
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.33% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 2.44% 1.92% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £303 £385
% change year-on-year
+20.24% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £57.50
System Software Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
164 104 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 13.49% 12.22% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 38 34
Average daily rate £300 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 32 30
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £10.07 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.00 £22.50 £15.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Microsoft Virtual Server
South East

Microsoft Virtual Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Microsoft Virtual Server Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Virtual Server
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Microsoft Virtual Server Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Virtual Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server across the Buckinghamshire region.

Microsoft Virtual Server Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -14 4 - -
Microsoft Virtual Server
South East

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (72.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 8 (72.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (63.64%) MCSE
4 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
5 6 (54.55%) SQL
6 5 (45.45%) Finance
6 5 (45.45%) VMware
6 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (45.45%) Hedge funds
6 5 (45.45%) VCDX
6 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (45.45%) Banking
6 5 (45.45%) Asset Management
6 5 (45.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (45.45%) Investment Management
7 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
7 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
7 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
8 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (27.27%) CESG
9 2 (18.18%) Citrix
9 2 (18.18%) Altiris

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 11 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (72.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (72.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) Network Security
2 1 (9.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (63.64%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
1 5 (45.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Server Specialist
1 5 (45.45%) Senior Server Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Test Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Hedge funds
2 3 (27.27%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Asset Management
1 5 (45.45%) Investment Management
2 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (18.18%) Business Continuity
3 1 (9.09%) ITSM
3 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Strategy
3 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) MCSE
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (45.45%) VCDX
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) MOM
2 1 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Altiris
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Genesys
4 1 (9.09%) HP