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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 195 193 206
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 6 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.017% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.13% 0.19% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
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£320 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £351 £305
% change year-on-year
-26.69% +15.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.17 -
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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
532 527 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.12% 9.16% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 381 359
Average daily rate £390 £345 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £172 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 29 47
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £12.35 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £27.50 £110.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server across the City of London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Microsoft Virtual Server Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 July 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) SAN
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (50.00%) C
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) Sybase
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (37.50%) Capacity Management
4 3 (37.50%) vSphere
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
4 3 (37.50%) NetApp
4 3 (37.50%) Migration
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (37.50%) Workflow
4 3 (37.50%) Workflow Management
5 2 (25.00%) Brocade

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 3 (37.50%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (12.50%) MS Project
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
1 5 (62.50%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (37.50%) DHCP
4 2 (25.00%) FTP
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) SMTP
4 2 (25.00%) NAS
5 1 (12.50%) LDAP
5 1 (12.50%) DDNS
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Administrator
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) IT Services Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Desktop Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) PMI
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (12.50%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Workflow
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
1 3 (37.50%) Workflow Management
1 3 (37.50%) Capacity Management
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Coaching
3 1 (12.50%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) vSphere
2 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (25.00%) NFS
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) MOM
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (50.00%) Sybase
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) NetApp
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (25.00%) Brocade
4 2 (25.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (12.50%) WorldPay
5 1 (12.50%) EMC
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix