The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Virtual Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 531 520 504
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 26 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.043% 0.027%
As % of the System Software category 0.57% 0.45% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 5
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£280 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £282 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £408 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £370 £250
% change year-on-year
-24.32% +48.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
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 England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4567 4213 3891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.83% 9.58% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2506 2206 1804
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 502 716
Average hourly rate £16.41 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.31 £31.56 £37.50
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 England

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

Microsoft Virtual Server Jobs Demand Trend in England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Microsoft Virtual Server Daily Rate Trend in England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Virtual Server Daily Rate Histogram in England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Microsoft Virtual Server Hourly Rate Trend in England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -1 14 £280 -14.82% 1
London +2 9 £225 - 3
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
South West - 1 - - 4
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
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Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 48 (92.31%) Windows
2 45 (86.54%) Microsoft
3 32 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 32 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (55.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (44.23%) MS Excel
5 23 (44.23%) VMware
5 23 (44.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (44.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (42.31%) Citrix
7 21 (40.38%) SAN
8 20 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (38.46%) MCSE
8 20 (38.46%) Clustering
9 19 (36.54%) UNIX
10 18 (34.62%) SQL Server
11 17 (32.69%) MS Exchange
11 17 (32.69%) Change Management
11 17 (32.69%) Finance
12 16 (30.77%) SQL
12 16 (30.77%) ITIL
12 16 (30.77%) NAS
13 15 (28.85%) SLA
14 14 (26.92%) Terminal Services
14 14 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (26.92%) Hyper-V
15 13 (25.00%) IIS
16 12 (23.08%) Windows 2000
16 12 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
16 12 (23.08%) ISA Server

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 17 (32.69%) MS Exchange
2 13 (25.00%) IIS
3 12 (23.08%) BizTalk Server
4 10 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
7 3 (5.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (1.92%) Apache
9 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.92%) Lync
Applications
1 23 (44.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.62%) MS Project
3 2 (3.85%) MS Office
3 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (40.38%) SAN
2 16 (30.77%) NAS
3 5 (9.62%) FTP
3 5 (9.62%) SSH
4 4 (7.69%) VLAN
4 4 (7.69%) Firewall
4 4 (7.69%) VPN
5 3 (5.77%) Broadband
6 2 (3.85%) Intranet
6 2 (3.85%) DNS
6 2 (3.85%) LAN
6 2 (3.85%) WAN
6 2 (3.85%) DHCP
6 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.92%) Internet
7 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
2 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.92%) MySQL
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
2 12 (23.08%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Back Office
4 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.85%) Publishing
6 1 (1.92%) Front Office
6 1 (1.92%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Server Engineer
2 7 (13.46%) Administrator
3 5 (9.62%) Technical Support
3 5 (9.62%) Server Support
3 5 (9.62%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.69%) Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Consultant
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Support Technician
5 3 (5.77%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (5.77%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Wintel Support
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Delivery Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 20 (38.46%) Clustering
2 6 (11.54%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (11.54%) Mainframe
2 6 (11.54%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.85%) PMI
4 1 (1.92%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 48 (92.31%) Windows
2 32 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (55.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (44.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (36.54%) UNIX
6 12 (23.08%) Windows 2000
7 10 (19.23%) Windows NT
8 9 (17.31%) Windows 2000 Server
9 8 (15.38%) Linux
10 6 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (11.54%) Solaris
11 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.69%) Change Management
2 16 (30.77%) ITIL
3 14 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (21.15%) Migration
5 6 (11.54%) Service Delivery
6 5 (9.62%) PRINCE2
6 5 (9.62%) Service Management
6 5 (9.62%) Project Management
7 4 (7.69%) Capacity Management
8 3 (5.77%) Workflow
8 3 (5.77%) ITIL V3
8 3 (5.77%) Asset Management
8 3 (5.77%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.77%) Time Management
9 2 (3.85%) People Management
9 2 (3.85%) Performance Management
10 1 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (1.92%) Software Testing
10 1 (1.92%) Business Continuity
10 1 (1.92%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.85%) VBScript
4 1 (1.92%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (38.46%) Microsoft Certification
1 20 (38.46%) MCSE
2 9 (17.31%) Degree
3 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 7 (13.46%) MCP
4 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.62%) PMI Certification
6 3 (5.77%) MCSA
6 3 (5.77%) PMP
7 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (28.85%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 32 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 23 (44.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (26.92%) Terminal Services
3 14 (26.92%) Hyper-V
4 12 (23.08%) ISA Server
4 12 (23.08%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.77%) vSphere
5 3 (5.77%) XenApp
6 2 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (3.85%) Veritas File System
6 2 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.92%) KVM
7 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.92%) Postfix
7 1 (1.92%) Xen
7 1 (1.92%) Squid
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) BladeLogic
2 8 (15.38%) SCOM
3 7 (13.46%) NetBackup
3 7 (13.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (11.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (9.62%) Backup Exec
5 5 (9.62%) SCCM
6 3 (5.77%) ARCserve
7 1 (1.92%) ZENworks
7 1 (1.92%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 45 (86.54%) Microsoft
2 23 (44.23%) VMware
3 22 (42.31%) Citrix
4 12 (23.08%) Symantec
5 10 (19.23%) Intel
6 9 (17.31%) HP
7 7 (13.46%) Oracle
7 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
8 6 (11.54%) Sun
9 5 (9.62%) Dell
9 5 (9.62%) Apple
9 5 (9.62%) NetApp
9 5 (9.62%) Altiris
10 4 (7.69%) EMC
10 4 (7.69%) Cisco
11 3 (5.77%) SAP
12 2 (3.85%) McAfee
12 2 (3.85%) Informatica
12 2 (3.85%) Veritas
13 1 (1.92%) Cognos