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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 560 530 530
Rank change year-on-year
-30 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 23 27 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.055% 0.085%
As % of the System Software category 0.46% 0.57% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 20
Average daily rate
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£325 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £165 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £376 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £14.33 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.17 - £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
4976 4742 4560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.76% 9.74% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2798 2475 2250
Average daily rate £325 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £178 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 568 570
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 22 August 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 -3 8 - - 4
South West -27 7 £325 +85.71% 2
East of England - 4 £313 -
North West - 2 £250 -
London +3 1 £300 -14.28%
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
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Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 42 (79.25%) Microsoft
2 28 (52.83%) Windows
2 28 (52.83%) SC Cleared
2 28 (52.83%) Security Cleared
3 23 (43.40%) Service Delivery
4 22 (41.51%) Active Directory
5 21 (39.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (33.96%) SAN
8 17 (32.08%) VMware
8 17 (32.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (32.08%) CMDB
8 17 (32.08%) Asset Management
8 17 (32.08%) Operations Management
8 17 (32.08%) Capacity Management
9 16 (30.19%) SolarWinds
9 16 (30.19%) Portfolio Management
9 16 (30.19%) HP
10 15 (28.30%) MS Exchange
10 15 (28.30%) Citrix
10 15 (28.30%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (24.53%) MS Excel
11 13 (24.53%) Web Services
11 13 (24.53%) Hyper-V
12 12 (22.64%) Clustering
13 11 (20.75%) Terminal Services
13 11 (20.75%) SAP
13 11 (20.75%) ITIL
13 11 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 15 (28.30%) MS Exchange
2 11 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (13.21%) IIS
4 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
4 6 (11.32%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (5.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2000
5 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.77%) Apache
7 1 (1.89%) CMS
7 1 (1.89%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.89%) Lync
7 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 13 (24.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.77%) SaaS
3 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.96%) SAN
2 7 (13.21%) Firewall
2 7 (13.21%) WAN
3 5 (9.43%) LAN
4 4 (7.55%) NAS
4 4 (7.55%) MPLS
5 3 (5.66%) DNS
6 2 (3.77%) SSL
6 2 (3.77%) DHCP
6 2 (3.77%) LDAP
6 2 (3.77%) Intranet
6 2 (3.77%) Internet
7 1 (1.89%) IPsec
7 1 (1.89%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.89%) VoIP
7 1 (1.89%) Broadband
7 1 (1.89%) SSH
7 1 (1.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (9.43%) Back Office
2 3 (5.66%) Front Office
2 3 (5.66%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.66%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Advertising
3 2 (3.77%) Finance
4 1 (1.89%) Military
4 1 (1.89%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Analyst
2 9 (16.98%) Business Analyst
3 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Consultant
4 5 (9.43%) Support Technician
5 4 (7.55%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.66%) Administrator
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Wintel Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Messaging Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.77%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) Web Services
2 2 (3.77%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.89%) Middleware
3 1 (1.89%) XHTML
3 1 (1.89%) CSS
3 1 (1.89%) XML
3 1 (1.89%) .NET
3 1 (1.89%) J2EE
3 1 (1.89%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.08%) CMDB
2 12 (22.64%) Clustering
3 9 (16.98%) GIS
4 3 (5.66%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.89%) Open Source
6 1 (1.89%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.89%) Statistics
6 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (52.83%) Windows
2 21 (39.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (37.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (16.98%) UNIX
5 6 (11.32%) Windows 2000
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.55%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (7.55%) Windows NT
8 3 (5.66%) Linux
9 1 (1.89%) zOS
9 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.89%) AIX
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.89%) CentOS
9 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Service Delivery
2 17 (32.08%) Asset Management
2 17 (32.08%) Operations Management
2 17 (32.08%) Capacity Management
3 16 (30.19%) Portfolio Management
4 15 (28.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (20.75%) ITIL
6 10 (18.87%) PRINCE2
6 10 (18.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (16.98%) Test Strategy
8 8 (15.09%) Project Management
9 7 (13.21%) Change Management
9 7 (13.21%) Service Management
9 7 (13.21%) Migration
9 7 (13.21%) UML
9 7 (13.21%) Test Scripting
10 6 (11.32%) Test Management
11 4 (7.55%) Problem Management
12 3 (5.66%) Change Control
12 3 (5.66%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.43%) C
2 4 (7.55%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.66%) SQL
4 2 (3.77%) VBScript
4 2 (3.77%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.89%) Perl
5 1 (1.89%) Java
5 1 (1.89%) R
Qualifications
1 28 (52.83%) SC Cleared
1 28 (52.83%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.09%) MCP
2 8 (15.09%) MCSE
2 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (9.43%) ISEB
4 5 (9.43%) Degree
5 4 (7.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (5.66%) MCITP
7 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
7 2 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.89%) CCNA
8 1 (1.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.89%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.87%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (41.51%) Active Directory
2 17 (32.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (24.53%) Hyper-V
4 11 (20.75%) Terminal Services
5 7 (13.21%) VMware ESX
6 6 (11.32%) ISA Server
7 4 (7.55%) XenApp
7 4 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (5.66%) vSphere
9 1 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) SCCM
1 6 (11.32%) BladeLogic
2 5 (9.43%) Backup Exec
2 5 (9.43%) SCOM
3 4 (7.55%) NetBackup
3 4 (7.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (7.55%) ARCserve
4 3 (5.66%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.77%) SCVMM
5 2 (3.77%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.89%) Foglight
6 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 42 (79.25%) Microsoft
2 17 (32.08%) VMware
3 16 (30.19%) SolarWinds
3 16 (30.19%) HP
4 15 (28.30%) Citrix
5 11 (20.75%) SAP
6 5 (9.43%) Symantec
7 4 (7.55%) Oracle
7 4 (7.55%) Intel
7 4 (7.55%) Nortel
8 3 (5.66%) Cisco
8 3 (5.66%) IBM
9 2 (3.77%) Brocade
9 2 (3.77%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.77%) Juniper
10 1 (1.89%) NetApp
10 1 (1.89%) Lotus
10 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.89%) Dell
10 1 (1.89%) EMC