The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Virtual Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 194 207 190
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.039% 0.017% 0.035%
As % of the System Software category 0.46% 0.20% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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£225 - £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £370 £250
% change year-on-year
-24.32% +48.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
435 508 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.57% 8.59% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 331 267
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 31 67
Average hourly rate £17.63 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £24.40 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Microsoft Virtual Server Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Virtual Server
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Microsoft Virtual Server Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Virtual Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Microsoft Virtual Server Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) PMI
2 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) MS Project
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (50.00%) People Management
3 1 (25.00%) KVM
3 1 (25.00%) Lync

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (25.00%) Lync
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Project
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Delivery Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) PMI
1 2 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (50.00%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) KVM
2 1 (25.00%) Postfix
2 1 (25.00%) Squid
2 1 (25.00%) Xen
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec