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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 616 591 574
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 20 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.040% 0.058% 0.042%
As % of the System Software category 0.33% 0.54% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 13
Median daily rate £400 £283 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.59% -13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £225 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £343 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £248 £325
% change year-on-year
+34.34% -23.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.17
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
6124 5600 5113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.27% 10.83% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3898 3249 2799
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 572 635
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
North East - 13 £330 -
London +2 3 £490 +53.12% 2
East Midlands - 3 £400 - 1
South East 0 1 - - 1
Microsoft Virtual Server
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Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 41 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 35 (85.37%) Microsoft
3 30 (73.17%) VMware
3 30 (73.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (70.73%) SQL Server
4 29 (70.73%) Windows
5 26 (63.41%) Windows Server
6 25 (60.98%) Active Directory
7 16 (39.02%) SQL
8 13 (31.71%) RDBMS
8 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
8 13 (31.71%) Relational Database
9 12 (29.27%) Manufacturing
10 11 (26.83%) Configuration Management
10 11 (26.83%) MS Excel
11 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
11 10 (24.39%) VMS
11 10 (24.39%) DNS
11 10 (24.39%) Network Security
11 10 (24.39%) SC Cleared
12 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (21.95%) SAN
12 9 (21.95%) Siemens
12 9 (21.95%) Migration
12 9 (21.95%) VMware ESX
13 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (19.51%) Load Balancing
13 8 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (19.51%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (19.51%) OLAP

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 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.07%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.32%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (4.88%) Apache
4 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.88%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.88%) IIS
4 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.88%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (26.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (19.51%) IaaS
2 8 (19.51%) PaaS
3 2 (4.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) DNS
1 10 (24.39%) Network Security
2 9 (21.95%) SAN
3 4 (9.76%) DHCP
3 4 (9.76%) NAS
3 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.32%) FCoE
4 3 (7.32%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.44%) Internet
5 1 (2.44%) Intranet
5 1 (2.44%) LAN
5 1 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.44%) VLAN
5 1 (2.44%) VPN
5 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (70.73%) SQL Server
2 13 (31.71%) RDBMS
2 13 (31.71%) Relational Database
3 8 (19.51%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (19.51%) OLAP
3 8 (19.51%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (29.27%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.88%) Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) French Language
2 2 (4.88%) German Language
2 2 (4.88%) Portuguese Language
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
2 2 (4.88%) Spanish Language
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Games
3 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Technical Leader
2 7 (17.07%) Senior Support Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Administrator
3 5 (12.20%) Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (7.32%) VMWare Administrator
5 3 (7.32%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Citrix Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Citrix Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) VMS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.32%) Clustering
4 2 (4.88%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.88%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.44%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.44%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 29 (70.73%) Windows
2 26 (63.41%) Windows Server
3 10 (24.39%) VMS
4 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (12.20%) Linux
7 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (7.32%) Solaris
8 3 (7.32%) Unix
9 2 (4.88%) Mac OS
9 2 (4.88%) Windows NT
10 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.44%) Windows Phone
10 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Configuration Management
2 9 (21.95%) Migration
3 8 (19.51%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.51%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (19.51%) Data Migration
3 8 (19.51%) Integration Testing
3 8 (19.51%) Load Balancing
4 7 (17.07%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (14.63%) Change Management
6 5 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (9.76%) ITIL
7 4 (9.76%) Server Building
8 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.88%) Asset Management
9 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (4.88%) Security Operations
9 2 (4.88%) Service Management
9 2 (4.88%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (4.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.32%) Perl
4 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.88%) Python
5 1 (2.44%) C#
5 1 (2.44%) C++
5 1 (2.44%) VB
5 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (24.39%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 3 (7.32%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.88%) CCNA
5 2 (4.88%) CEH
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.88%) CISSP
5 2 (4.88%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (4.88%) MCSE
5 2 (4.88%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 30 (73.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (60.98%) Active Directory
4 9 (21.95%) VMware ESX
5 4 (9.76%) Terminal Services
5 4 (9.76%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (9.76%) vSphere
6 3 (7.32%) NFS
6 3 (7.32%) vCloud
7 2 (4.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
7 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.44%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) NetBackup
2 3 (7.32%) Backup Exec
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (7.32%) SnapVault
2 3 (7.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (4.88%) SCCM
4 1 (2.44%) DameWare
4 1 (2.44%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.44%) Perfmon
4 1 (2.44%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.44%) vRealize
4 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (85.37%) Microsoft
2 30 (73.17%) VMware
3 9 (21.95%) Siemens
4 7 (17.07%) NetApp
5 6 (14.63%) Citrix
5 6 (14.63%) Symantec
6 5 (12.20%) HP
6 5 (12.20%) Oracle
7 3 (7.32%) arcserve
7 3 (7.32%) IBM
7 3 (7.32%) Remedy
7 3 (7.32%) Veeam
8 2 (4.88%) Lotus
8 2 (4.88%) Novell
8 2 (4.88%) Qualys
9 1 (2.44%) Dell
9 1 (2.44%) Mitel
9 1 (2.44%) SAP
9 1 (2.44%) Sun