The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 City of London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank - 196 223
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.016% 0.012%
As % of the System Software category - 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £525 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +44.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £385
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -7.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £57.50
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
503 521 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.79% 8.36% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 322 357
Average daily rate £385 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 59
Average hourly rate £18.85 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.78% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.85 £135.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Microsoft Virtual Server
London

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 18 April 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) MySQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (100.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) VMware