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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 565 533 545
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 19 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.044% 0.039%
As % of the System Software category 0.37% 0.45% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 10
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £425 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +40.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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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
5152 4698 4509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.76% 9.89% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2890 2494 2193
Average daily rate £350 £336 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 569 608
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.69 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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
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 2 October 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -1 10 - - 6
South West -25 4 £338 - 4
East of England - 3 £325 -
London -3 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 41 (78.85%) Microsoft
2 29 (55.77%) Windows
3 25 (48.08%) SC Cleared
3 25 (48.08%) Security Cleared
4 23 (44.23%) SAN
4 23 (44.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (44.23%) Service Delivery
5 22 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (40.38%) Active Directory
7 18 (34.62%) Citrix
8 17 (32.69%) MS Excel
8 17 (32.69%) VMware
8 17 (32.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (28.85%) Operations Management
9 15 (28.85%) CMDB
9 15 (28.85%) Capacity Management
9 15 (28.85%) Asset Management
9 15 (28.85%) Terminal Services
9 15 (28.85%) HP
10 14 (26.92%) SLA
10 14 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
10 14 (26.92%) SolarWinds
10 14 (26.92%) Portfolio Management
11 13 (25.00%) Clustering
11 13 (25.00%) Change Management
11 13 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (23.08%) MCSE
12 12 (23.08%) UNIX
13 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 11 (21.15%) MS Exchange
2 10 (19.23%) IIS
2 10 (19.23%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 4 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.92%) Apache
7 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (32.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS Project
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.85%) SaaS
3 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (44.23%) SAN
2 8 (15.38%) NAS
3 6 (11.54%) Firewall
4 5 (9.62%) LAN
4 5 (9.62%) WAN
5 4 (7.69%) MPLS
6 2 (3.85%) Broadband
6 2 (3.85%) DNS
7 1 (1.92%) SSL
7 1 (1.92%) DHCP
7 1 (1.92%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.92%) VoIP
7 1 (1.92%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (11.54%) Back Office
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
2 5 (9.62%) Finance
3 3 (5.77%) Front Office
3 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.85%) Advertising
5 1 (1.92%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.92%) Local Government
5 1 (1.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Analyst
2 8 (15.38%) Business Analyst
3 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Support Technician
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (7.69%) Administrator
4 4 (7.69%) Architect
4 4 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Wintel Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.77%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.77%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Team Leader
6 2 (3.85%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
6 2 (3.85%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.23%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.92%) XML
2 1 (1.92%) HTML
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.85%) CMDB
2 13 (25.00%) Clustering
3 7 (13.46%) GIS
4 4 (7.69%) Mainframe
5 3 (5.77%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.92%) Open Source
7 1 (1.92%) Statistics
7 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.92%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 29 (55.77%) Windows
2 23 (44.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 22 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (23.08%) UNIX
5 10 (19.23%) Windows 2000
6 8 (15.38%) Windows NT
6 8 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
7 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.77%) Linux
9 1 (1.92%) CentOS
9 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.92%) zOS
9 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Service Delivery
2 15 (28.85%) Operations Management
2 15 (28.85%) Capacity Management
2 15 (28.85%) Asset Management
3 14 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (26.92%) Portfolio Management
4 13 (25.00%) Change Management
4 13 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (19.23%) ITIL
6 9 (17.31%) Service Management
6 9 (17.31%) PRINCE2
7 8 (15.38%) Project Management
8 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
8 7 (13.46%) Test Planning
8 7 (13.46%) Migration
9 6 (11.54%) UML
9 6 (11.54%) Test Management
9 6 (11.54%) Test Scripting
10 5 (9.62%) Problem Management
11 3 (5.77%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) C
2 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.92%) R
3 1 (1.92%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.92%) Perl
3 1 (1.92%) SQL
3 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (48.08%) SC Cleared
1 25 (48.08%) Security Cleared
2 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (23.08%) MCSE
3 9 (17.31%) Degree
4 7 (13.46%) MCP
5 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (7.69%) ISEB
7 3 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (5.77%) MCITP
8 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.92%) CCENT
9 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.92%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 21 (40.38%) Active Directory
2 17 (32.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (28.85%) Terminal Services
4 10 (19.23%) ISA Server
4 10 (19.23%) VMware ESX
4 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.77%) XenApp
6 3 (5.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (19.23%) BladeLogic
2 8 (15.38%) SCOM
3 6 (11.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (7.69%) Backup Exec
4 4 (7.69%) SCCM
5 3 (5.77%) ARCserve
5 3 (5.77%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (5.77%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.85%) SCVMM
6 2 (3.85%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.92%) Foglight
7 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 41 (78.85%) Microsoft
2 18 (34.62%) Citrix
3 17 (32.69%) VMware
4 15 (28.85%) HP
5 14 (26.92%) SolarWinds
6 9 (17.31%) SAP
7 8 (15.38%) Intel
8 4 (7.69%) Oracle
8 4 (7.69%) Nortel
8 4 (7.69%) Symantec
9 3 (5.77%) Cisco
10 2 (3.85%) IBM
10 2 (3.85%) Juniper
10 2 (3.85%) Brocade
10 2 (3.85%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.92%) PlateSpin
11 1 (1.92%) NetApp
11 1 (1.92%) Lotus
11 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.92%) EMC
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