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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 565 534 528
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 25 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.061% 0.036%
As % of the System Software category 0.48% 0.61% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 9
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£375 £370 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -12.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
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
5235 4771 4418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.82% 9.96% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2926 2485 2166
Average daily rate £360 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 615 593
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.47 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.18% -0.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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 24 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 19 £375 -0.99% 2
South West -31 4 £338 - 2
London -16 1 - - 3
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 4
East of England - - - -
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Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 34 (73.91%) Windows
1 34 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 30 (65.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (63.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (54.35%) Active Directory
5 21 (45.65%) SAN
6 18 (39.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (39.13%) MCSE
6 18 (39.13%) Clustering
7 17 (36.96%) ITIL
7 17 (36.96%) Citrix
8 15 (32.61%) SLA
8 15 (32.61%) VMware
8 15 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (30.43%) Hyper-V
9 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
9 14 (30.43%) Change Management
9 14 (30.43%) MS Exchange
10 13 (28.26%) SC Cleared
11 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (26.09%) MS Excel
11 12 (26.09%) HP
11 12 (26.09%) Terminal Services
11 12 (26.09%) Service Delivery
12 11 (23.91%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2003
12 11 (23.91%) BladeLogic
12 11 (23.91%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (23.91%) ISA Server
12 11 (23.91%) UNIX

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 14 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 11 (23.91%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (23.91%) IIS
2 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (45.65%) SAN
2 9 (19.57%) NAS
3 6 (13.04%) Firewall
4 5 (10.87%) LAN
4 5 (10.87%) WAN
5 4 (8.70%) MPLS
6 3 (6.52%) Broadband
7 1 (2.17%) LDAP
7 1 (2.17%) VoIP
7 1 (2.17%) DHCP
7 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.17%) DNS
7 1 (2.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (13.04%) Back Office
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Front Office
3 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.35%) Advertising
5 1 (2.17%) Military
5 1 (2.17%) Local Government
5 1 (2.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Server Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Support Technician
3 5 (10.87%) Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Administrator
4 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Technician
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Wintel Analyst
7 1 (2.17%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.87%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (39.13%) Clustering
2 4 (8.70%) CMDB
2 4 (8.70%) Mainframe
3 3 (6.52%) GIS
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) PMI
5 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 34 (73.91%) Windows
2 30 (65.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (63.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (23.91%) UNIX
5 11 (23.91%) Windows 2000
6 9 (19.57%) Windows NT
6 9 (19.57%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.35%) Linux
8 1 (2.17%) AIX
8 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) ITIL
2 14 (30.43%) Change Management
3 12 (26.09%) Service Delivery
4 11 (23.91%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (17.39%) Service Management
6 7 (15.22%) Migration
7 5 (10.87%) PRINCE2
7 5 (10.87%) Project Management
8 4 (8.70%) Operations Management
8 4 (8.70%) Problem Management
8 4 (8.70%) Asset Management
8 4 (8.70%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Capacity Management
9 3 (6.52%) Test Planning
9 3 (6.52%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.52%) ITIL V3
9 3 (6.52%) UML
10 1 (2.17%) SOA
10 1 (2.17%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) VBScript
2 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.17%) R
2 1 (2.17%) C
2 1 (2.17%) Java
2 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) Microsoft Certification
1 18 (39.13%) MCSE
2 14 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 13 (28.26%) SC Cleared
4 10 (21.74%) Degree
4 10 (21.74%) MCP
5 3 (6.52%) MCITP
6 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.17%) CCNA
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.17%) CCENT
7 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (32.61%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 25 (54.35%) Active Directory
2 15 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (30.43%) Hyper-V
4 12 (26.09%) Terminal Services
5 11 (23.91%) ISA Server
6 9 (19.57%) VMware ESX
7 3 (6.52%) vSphere
7 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) BladeLogic
2 7 (15.22%) SCOM
2 7 (15.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.35%) SCCM
4 1 (2.17%) ARCserve
4 1 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 34 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 17 (36.96%) Citrix
3 15 (32.61%) VMware
4 12 (26.09%) HP
5 9 (19.57%) Intel
6 4 (8.70%) Nortel
6 4 (8.70%) Oracle
6 4 (8.70%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.52%) SAP
8 2 (4.35%) Juniper
8 2 (4.35%) Symantec
9 1 (2.17%) PlateSpin
9 1 (2.17%) Lotus
9 1 (2.17%) IBM