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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 559 519 546
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 23 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.054% 0.063%
As % of the System Software category 0.45% 0.55% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £240 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £415 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £312
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
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
5084 4693 4530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.69% 9.73% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2829 2509 2222
Average daily rate £348 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £177 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 554 565
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +6.45%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 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 -5 10 - - 7
South West -29 6 £325 - 5
East of England - 4 £313 -
London -9 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
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Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 44 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 31 (55.36%) Windows
3 28 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 28 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 25 (44.64%) Service Delivery
5 24 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (41.07%) SAN
6 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
6 23 (41.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (33.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (33.93%) Citrix
7 19 (33.93%) VMware
8 17 (30.36%) MS Excel
8 17 (30.36%) Asset Management
8 17 (30.36%) CMDB
8 17 (30.36%) Operations Management
8 17 (30.36%) Capacity Management
9 16 (28.57%) Portfolio Management
9 16 (28.57%) SolarWinds
9 16 (28.57%) HP
10 15 (26.79%) Terminal Services
10 15 (26.79%) Clustering
10 15 (26.79%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (25.00%) SLA
12 13 (23.21%) MS Exchange
12 13 (23.21%) Change Management
13 12 (21.43%) MCSE
13 12 (21.43%) ITIL
13 12 (21.43%) UNIX

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 13 (23.21%) MS Exchange
2 10 (17.86%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (17.86%) IIS
2 10 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 4 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.79%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (30.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) MS Project
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.57%) SaaS
3 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (41.07%) SAN
2 8 (14.29%) NAS
3 6 (10.71%) Firewall
3 6 (10.71%) LAN
3 6 (10.71%) WAN
4 4 (7.14%) MPLS
5 3 (5.36%) DNS
6 2 (3.57%) DHCP
6 2 (3.57%) Broadband
7 1 (1.79%) LDAP
7 1 (1.79%) VoIP
7 1 (1.79%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (10.71%) Back Office
2 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Front Office
3 3 (5.36%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.57%) Advertising
5 1 (1.79%) Military
5 1 (1.79%) Local Government
5 1 (1.79%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Analyst
2 9 (16.07%) Business Analyst
3 6 (10.71%) Support Technician
3 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (7.14%) Administrator
4 4 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 4 (7.14%) Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.36%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.36%) Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Wintel Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Senior Technician
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.43%) Web Services
2 1 (1.79%) XML
2 1 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.79%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (1.79%) HTML
2 1 (1.79%) .NET
2 1 (1.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.36%) CMDB
2 15 (26.79%) Clustering
3 9 (16.07%) GIS
4 4 (7.14%) Mainframe
5 3 (5.36%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.79%) Open Source
7 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.79%) PMI
7 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 31 (55.36%) Windows
2 24 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (41.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (21.43%) UNIX
5 10 (17.86%) Windows 2000
6 8 (14.29%) Windows NT
6 8 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
6 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.36%) Linux
8 1 (1.79%) AIX
8 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.79%) zOS
8 1 (1.79%) CentOS
8 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (44.64%) Service Delivery
2 17 (30.36%) Asset Management
2 17 (30.36%) Operations Management
2 17 (30.36%) Capacity Management
3 16 (28.57%) Portfolio Management
4 15 (26.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (23.21%) Change Management
7 12 (21.43%) ITIL
8 11 (19.64%) PRINCE2
9 9 (16.07%) Project Management
9 9 (16.07%) Service Management
10 8 (14.29%) Test Strategy
10 8 (14.29%) Test Planning
11 7 (12.50%) UML
11 7 (12.50%) Migration
12 6 (10.71%) Test Management
12 6 (10.71%) Test Scripting
13 5 (8.93%) Problem Management
14 3 (5.36%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) C
2 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.79%) R
3 1 (1.79%) Java
3 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.79%) Perl
3 1 (1.79%) SQL
3 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 28 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (21.43%) MCSE
2 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (16.07%) Degree
4 8 (14.29%) MCP
5 6 (10.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (7.14%) ISEB
6 4 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (5.36%) MCITP
8 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.79%) CCNA
9 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.79%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
2 19 (33.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (26.79%) Terminal Services
4 12 (21.43%) Hyper-V
5 11 (19.64%) VMware ESX
6 10 (17.86%) ISA Server
7 4 (7.14%) XenApp
7 4 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (5.36%) vSphere
9 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) BladeLogic
2 8 (14.29%) SCOM
3 6 (10.71%) SCCM
3 6 (10.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (8.93%) Backup Exec
5 4 (7.14%) ARCserve
5 4 (7.14%) NetBackup
6 3 (5.36%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (3.57%) SCVMM
7 2 (3.57%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.79%) Foglight
8 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 44 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 19 (33.93%) Citrix
2 19 (33.93%) VMware
3 16 (28.57%) HP
3 16 (28.57%) SolarWinds
4 11 (19.64%) SAP
5 8 (14.29%) Intel
6 5 (8.93%) Symantec
7 4 (7.14%) Oracle
7 4 (7.14%) Nortel
8 3 (5.36%) Cisco
8 3 (5.36%) IBM
9 2 (3.57%) Brocade
9 2 (3.57%) Juniper
9 2 (3.57%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.79%) NetApp
10 1 (1.79%) Lotus
10 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.79%) PlateSpin
10 1 (1.79%) Dell
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