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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Virtual Server over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 600 578 548
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 21 34 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.069% 0.063%
As % of the System Software category 0.36% 0.66% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 21
Median daily rate £400 £315 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £225 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £410 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £258 £353
% change year-on-year
+8.73% -26.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Microsoft Virtual Server
UK

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
5817 5147 4844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.79% 10.44% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3622 2911 2610
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 617 612
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £32.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Microsoft Virtual Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server within the England region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 18 £400 +25.00% 1
South East -11 2 £280 -
East Midlands +6 1 £400 +17.21%
Microsoft Virtual Server
UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 26 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 21 (65.63%) Windows
3 19 (59.38%) VMware
3 19 (59.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (56.25%) Windows Server
4 18 (56.25%) SQL Server
5 17 (53.13%) SQL
5 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
6 14 (43.75%) MS Exchange
7 12 (37.50%) DNS
8 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (31.25%) Network Security
9 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
9 10 (31.25%) VMS
9 10 (31.25%) SAN
10 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (25.00%) PaaS
11 8 (25.00%) IaaS
11 8 (25.00%) Load Balancing
11 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (25.00%) OLAP
11 8 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (21.88%) VMware ESX
12 7 (21.88%) Oracle
12 7 (21.88%) NetApp
12 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (18.75%) PowerShell

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.25%) Apache
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.25%) IBM Notes
4 2 (6.25%) IIS
4 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
4 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
2 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS Project
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (25.00%) IaaS
2 8 (25.00%) PaaS
3 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) DNS
2 10 (31.25%) Network Security
2 10 (31.25%) SAN
3 5 (15.63%) DHCP
3 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
4 4 (12.50%) NAS
4 4 (12.50%) VPN
5 3 (9.38%) FCoE
5 3 (9.38%) Firewall
5 3 (9.38%) iSCSI
6 2 (6.25%) LAN
6 2 (6.25%) WAN
7 1 (3.13%) Internet
7 1 (3.13%) Intranet
7 1 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (3.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (25.00%) OLAP
2 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (6.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Toad
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) French Language
3 2 (6.25%) German Language
3 2 (6.25%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Spanish Language
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Electronics
4 1 (3.13%) Games
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Analyst
1 7 (21.88%) Senior Support Engineer
1 7 (21.88%) Support Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Administrator
3 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.38%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (9.38%) VMWare Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Citrix Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Consultant
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Support Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) VMS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) XML
2 3 (9.38%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (9.38%) XML Messaging
3 2 (6.25%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) SWIFT
3 2 (6.25%) Digital Media
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.13%) HP Storage
4 1 (3.13%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (3.13%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Windows
2 18 (56.25%) Windows Server
3 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (31.25%) VMS
5 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (15.63%) Linux
7 3 (9.38%) Solaris
7 3 (9.38%) Unix
7 3 (9.38%) Windows Vista
8 2 (6.25%) Mac OS
8 2 (6.25%) Windows NT
9 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.13%) Windows Phone
9 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (15.63%) Change Management
2 5 (15.63%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Server Building
2 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (9.38%) Migration
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
4 3 (9.38%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (6.25%) Security Operations
5 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 3 (9.38%) Perl
4 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 2 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) C#
5 1 (3.13%) C++
5 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.13%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (6.25%) CCNA
2 2 (6.25%) CEH
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.25%) CISSP
2 2 (6.25%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (6.25%) MCSE
2 2 (6.25%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) ISO15022
1 3 (9.38%) ISO20022
1 3 (9.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (6.25%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (59.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
3 7 (21.88%) VMware ESX
4 4 (12.50%) vSphere
5 3 (9.38%) NFS
5 3 (9.38%) vCloud
6 2 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
6 2 (6.25%) Terminal Services
6 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 4 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (9.38%) SnapVault
2 3 (9.38%) vMotion
3 2 (6.25%) SCCM
4 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.13%) DameWare
4 1 (3.13%) HP SIM
4 1 (3.13%) Perfmon
4 1 (3.13%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.13%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.13%) vRealize
4 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 19 (59.38%) VMware
3 7 (21.88%) NetApp
3 7 (21.88%) Oracle
4 6 (18.75%) Citrix
5 4 (12.50%) Symantec
5 4 (12.50%) Veeam
6 3 (9.38%) HP
6 3 (9.38%) IBM
7 2 (6.25%) Lotus
7 2 (6.25%) Novell
7 2 (6.25%) Qualys
8 1 (3.13%) arcserve
8 1 (3.13%) Dell
8 1 (3.13%) Mitel
8 1 (3.13%) Remedy
8 1 (3.13%) SAP
8 1 (3.13%) Sun
8 1 (3.13%) WorldPay