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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 536 518 494
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 20 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.042% 0.061% 0.028%
As % of the System Software category 0.44% 0.66% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 4
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£338 £395 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.55% +24.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £317 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £390 £250
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +56.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
4570 4256 3843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.70% 9.33% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2570 2130 1868
Average daily rate £385 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 499 629
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.25 £16.13
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +0.77%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -27 8 £280 -24.32% 3
London +5 6 £450 - 3
East Midlands +4 3 £350 -15.15%
South West -9 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £300 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
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Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 43 (93.48%) Windows
2 41 (89.13%) Microsoft
3 30 (65.22%) Active Directory
4 24 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (43.48%) SQL Server
7 18 (39.13%) MS Excel
8 17 (36.96%) Finance
8 17 (36.96%) VMware
8 17 (36.96%) Clustering
8 17 (36.96%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (34.78%) MS Exchange
9 16 (34.78%) Citrix
10 15 (32.61%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (32.61%) UNIX
10 15 (32.61%) SQL
10 15 (32.61%) MCSE
11 14 (30.43%) ITIL
11 14 (30.43%) SAN
11 14 (30.43%) Hyper-V
12 12 (26.09%) NAS
12 12 (26.09%) Change Management
13 11 (23.91%) Symantec
14 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
14 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
15 9 (19.57%) Oracle
15 9 (19.57%) IIS
15 9 (19.57%) Linux
15 9 (19.57%) Disaster Recovery

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 16 (34.78%) MS Exchange
2 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
2 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (19.57%) IIS
4 8 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (13.04%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
7 3 (6.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (2.17%) Apache
9 1 (2.17%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (39.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.87%) MS Project
3 2 (4.35%) MS Office
3 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (30.43%) SAN
2 12 (26.09%) NAS
3 5 (10.87%) Firewall
3 5 (10.87%) SSH
3 5 (10.87%) VLAN
3 5 (10.87%) FTP
4 4 (8.70%) VPN
5 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.35%) DNS
6 2 (4.35%) Broadband
6 2 (4.35%) LAN
6 2 (4.35%) WAN
6 2 (4.35%) DHCP
6 2 (4.35%) Intranet
7 1 (2.17%) Internet
7 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (43.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) RDBMS
2 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 17 (36.96%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.35%) Publishing
5 1 (2.17%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Server Engineer
2 5 (10.87%) Server Support
2 5 (10.87%) Technical Support
2 5 (10.87%) Administrator
3 4 (8.70%) Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (6.52%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Administrator
4 3 (6.52%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Wintel Support
5 2 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Project Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Technical Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.96%) Clustering
2 6 (13.04%) Client/Server
2 6 (13.04%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (8.70%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) PMI
4 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 43 (93.48%) Windows
2 24 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (45.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (32.61%) UNIX
5 9 (19.57%) Linux
6 7 (15.22%) Windows 2000
7 6 (13.04%) Windows NT
7 6 (13.04%) Solaris
7 6 (13.04%) Windows 2000 Server
7 6 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.17%) SUSE
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) ITIL
2 12 (26.09%) Change Management
3 9 (19.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (15.22%) Migration
5 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
5 5 (10.87%) Project Management
6 4 (8.70%) Capacity Management
7 3 (6.52%) ITIL V3
7 3 (6.52%) Service Management
7 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.52%) Workflow
7 3 (6.52%) Asset Management
7 3 (6.52%) Time Management
8 2 (4.35%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
8 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.35%) People Management
9 1 (2.17%) Change Control
9 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (32.61%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (32.61%) MCSE
1 15 (32.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (15.22%) Degree
2 7 (15.22%) MCP
3 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.87%) PMI Certification
5 3 (6.52%) PMP
5 3 (6.52%) MCSA
6 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 30 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 17 (36.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (30.43%) Hyper-V
4 9 (19.57%) VMware ESX
5 8 (17.39%) Terminal Services
6 6 (13.04%) ISA Server
7 3 (6.52%) XenApp
8 2 (4.35%) Veritas File System
8 2 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (2.17%) KVM
9 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
9 1 (2.17%) Postfix
9 1 (2.17%) Squid
9 1 (2.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) NetBackup
2 6 (13.04%) BladeLogic
2 6 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (10.87%) SCCM
3 5 (10.87%) SCOM
4 4 (8.70%) Backup Exec
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (6.52%) ARCserve
6 1 (2.17%) ZENworks
6 1 (2.17%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 41 (89.13%) Microsoft
2 17 (36.96%) VMware
3 16 (34.78%) Citrix
4 11 (23.91%) Symantec
5 9 (19.57%) Oracle
6 8 (17.39%) Red Hat
7 6 (13.04%) Intel
7 6 (13.04%) Sun
7 6 (13.04%) HP
8 5 (10.87%) Dell
8 5 (10.87%) EMC
8 5 (10.87%) Cisco
8 5 (10.87%) Apple
8 5 (10.87%) NetApp
8 5 (10.87%) Altiris
9 3 (6.52%) SAP
10 2 (4.35%) Informatica
10 2 (4.35%) Siemens
10 2 (4.35%) Veritas
10 2 (4.35%) McAfee