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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Virtual Server
UK / England
Rank 550 581 549
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 18 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.020% 0.059%
As % of the System Software category 0.36% 0.19% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 14
Median daily rate £360 £285 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% +1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £377 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £285 £280
% change year-on-year
+38.59% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
4976 4710 4701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.98% 10.28% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3147 2848 2599
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 464 542
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £44.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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
East Midlands - 12 £313 -
London +1 3 £325 -18.75% 1
North West +22 1 £398 +39.47%
West Midlands - 1 £395 - 1
North East - 1 - - 1
Microsoft Virtual Server
UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 45 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 31 (68.89%) Microsoft
3 30 (66.67%) VMware
3 30 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (64.44%) Active Directory
5 27 (60.00%) SQL Server
6 25 (55.56%) Windows
7 18 (40.00%) Security Cleared
7 18 (40.00%) Windows Server
8 16 (35.56%) Relational Database
8 16 (35.56%) RDBMS
8 16 (35.56%) Siemens
8 16 (35.56%) Manufacturing
9 15 (33.33%) DNS
9 15 (33.33%) Oracle
10 14 (31.11%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (28.89%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (26.67%) Server Building
12 12 (26.67%) MS Excel
13 10 (22.22%) SQL
13 10 (22.22%) DHCP
13 10 (22.22%) Migration
13 10 (22.22%) TOGAF
14 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
14 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
14 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (17.78%) Linux
15 8 (17.78%) ITIL
15 8 (17.78%) HP
16 7 (15.56%) SharePoint

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 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (8.89%) IIS
5 3 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (6.67%) Skype for Business
6 2 (4.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.22%) Apache
7 1 (2.22%) IBM Domino
7 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Office 365
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (33.33%) DNS
2 10 (22.22%) DHCP
3 5 (11.11%) NAS
3 5 (11.11%) SAN
4 4 (8.89%) LAN
4 4 (8.89%) Network Security
5 3 (6.67%) Firewall
5 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.44%) Internet
6 2 (4.44%) IP Telephony
6 2 (4.44%) IPv4
6 2 (4.44%) SMTP
6 2 (4.44%) SSL
6 2 (4.44%) VLAN
6 2 (4.44%) WAN
6 2 (4.44%) Wireless
7 1 (2.22%) VoIP
7 1 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (35.56%) RDBMS
2 16 (35.56%) Relational Database
3 5 (11.11%) Ingres
3 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.22%) EDMS
5 1 (2.22%) MySQL
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (35.56%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Architect
2 6 (13.33%) Project Engineer
3 4 (8.89%) Analyst
3 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Build Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) DBA
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.67%) SQL DBA
4 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Database Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) IT Technician
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Build Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Senior IT Technician
5 2 (4.44%) Senior Technician
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.22%) HTML
2 1 (2.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.11%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle Licensing
3 4 (8.89%) Fat Client
3 4 (8.89%) Thin Client
4 3 (6.67%) Clustering
5 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.44%) Replication
6 1 (2.22%) e-Learning
6 1 (2.22%) EPoS
6 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 25 (55.56%) Windows
2 18 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (17.78%) Linux
5 5 (11.11%) Unix
6 4 (8.89%) Windows 7
6 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.89%) Windows Vista
7 3 (6.67%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Continuous Improvement
2 12 (26.67%) Server Building
3 10 (22.22%) Migration
3 10 (22.22%) TOGAF
4 8 (17.78%) ITIL
5 6 (13.33%) Data Migration
5 6 (13.33%) Integration Testing
5 6 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (11.11%) Software Licensing
7 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
7 3 (6.67%) Change Management
7 3 (6.67%) Project Management
7 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.44%) Customer-Centric Approach
8 2 (4.44%) Patch Management
8 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) C#
2 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (15.56%) Degree
4 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) MCITP
5 2 (4.44%) MCSE
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.22%) CCNA
6 1 (2.22%) CCNP
6 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.22%) MCSA
6 1 (2.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 30 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (64.44%) Active Directory
4 7 (15.56%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (4.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.22%) KVM
7 1 (2.22%) Postfix
7 1 (2.22%) Squid
7 1 (2.22%) Xen
7 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) SCOM
2 5 (11.11%) Data Guard
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (8.89%) SCCM
3 4 (8.89%) WSUS
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (4.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (4.44%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (4.44%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (68.89%) Microsoft
2 30 (66.67%) VMware
3 16 (35.56%) Siemens
4 15 (33.33%) Oracle
5 8 (17.78%) HP
6 5 (11.11%) Cisco
6 5 (11.11%) Dell
7 4 (8.89%) Sophos
7 4 (8.89%) Veritas
8 2 (4.44%) Apple
8 2 (4.44%) Avaya
8 2 (4.44%) IronPort
8 2 (4.44%) Lotus
8 2 (4.44%) Motorola
8 2 (4.44%) NetApp
8 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.44%) Trend Micro
9 1 (2.22%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.22%) Fujitsu
9 1 (2.22%) LANDesk