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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 552 538 517
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 40 35 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.079% 0.072% 0.058%
As % of the System Software category 0.77% 0.74% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 14
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£300 £350 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-26.42% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.33 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.17 -
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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
5198 4725 4423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.23% 9.70% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3005 2615 2205
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 543 579 592
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 1 July 2015.

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 1 July 2015. 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
London +6 14 £320 -5.18% 2
South East -11 10 £338 -25.00% 3
South West -15 7 £308 -12.14%
North West -16 6 £256 +2.50% 1
Yorkshire -12 3 £225 - 1
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Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 50 (89.29%) Windows
2 46 (82.14%) Microsoft
3 33 (58.93%) SAN
4 28 (50.00%) Oracle
4 28 (50.00%) SQL
5 26 (46.43%) SQL Server
5 26 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (46.43%) Finance
6 23 (41.07%) DNS
7 20 (35.71%) Linux
7 20 (35.71%) MS Excel
8 19 (33.93%) TCP/IP
8 19 (33.93%) HP
8 19 (33.93%) Red Hat
9 18 (32.14%) VMware
9 18 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (32.14%) Capacity Management
10 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (30.36%) NAS
10 17 (30.36%) Migration
11 16 (28.57%) Workflow
11 16 (28.57%) Data Centre
12 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (26.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (26.79%) DHCP
13 13 (23.21%) FTP
14 12 (21.43%) UNIX
14 12 (21.43%) Symantec
15 11 (19.64%) Sybase
15 11 (19.64%) C

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 10 (17.86%) Oracle Workflow
2 9 (16.07%) IIS
3 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.36%) Apache
5 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.79%) Lync
6 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.93%) MS Office
3 2 (3.57%) MS Project
4 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) IaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (58.93%) SAN
2 23 (41.07%) DNS
3 19 (33.93%) TCP/IP
4 17 (30.36%) NAS
5 15 (26.79%) DHCP
6 13 (23.21%) FTP
7 8 (14.29%) Firewall
8 7 (12.50%) SSH
9 6 (10.71%) LAN
9 6 (10.71%) WAN
9 6 (10.71%) SMTP
9 6 (10.71%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (7.14%) VPN
11 3 (5.36%) VoIP
11 3 (5.36%) Network Security
12 2 (3.57%) Intranet
13 1 (1.79%) DDNS
13 1 (1.79%) SSL
13 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
13 1 (1.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.86%) RDBMS
2 10 (17.86%) Relational Database
3 6 (10.71%) Oracle Database
4 5 (8.93%) MS Access
4 5 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (7.14%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (7.14%) MySQL
5 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.57%) DTS
7 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 26 (46.43%) Finance
2 9 (16.07%) Banking
3 7 (12.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.57%) Publishing
6 1 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.79%) Marketing
6 1 (1.79%) Electronics
6 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) Administrator
2 8 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Project Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Network Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) DBA
4 5 (8.93%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Server Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Network Support
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) VMWare Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Wintel Specialist
6 3 (5.36%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 10 (17.86%) Client/Server
3 8 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.79%) PMI
5 1 (1.79%) NHS
5 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.79%) DTV
5 1 (1.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 50 (89.29%) Windows
2 26 (46.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (35.71%) Linux
4 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (26.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (21.43%) UNIX
7 10 (17.86%) Solaris
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.79%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) Capacity Management
2 17 (30.36%) Migration
3 16 (28.57%) Workflow
4 10 (17.86%) Workflow Management
5 7 (12.50%) Project Management
6 5 (8.93%) Change Management
6 5 (8.93%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.93%) Digital Forensics
6 5 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (8.93%) Data Centre Operations
7 4 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.14%) ITIL
8 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.36%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.36%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.36%) Server Hardening
8 3 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.36%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (3.57%) Data Analysis
9 2 (3.57%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (50.00%) SQL
2 11 (19.64%) C
3 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.50%) Degree
2 7 (12.50%) MCP
2 7 (12.50%) MCSE
3 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.71%) MCITP
4 2 (3.57%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.79%) MCTS
5 1 (1.79%) PMP
5 1 (1.79%) MCSA
5 1 (1.79%) CCNA
5 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 18 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 7 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 7 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.50%) vSphere
4 6 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (8.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (8.93%) NFS
6 4 (7.14%) Veritas File System
7 2 (3.57%) XenApp
7 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.79%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) Norton AntiVirus
1 10 (17.86%) NetBackup
2 7 (12.50%) SCCM
2 7 (12.50%) SCOM
3 6 (10.71%) MOM
4 5 (8.93%) SCVMM
5 3 (5.36%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.79%) WSUS
6 1 (1.79%) ARCserve
6 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 46 (82.14%) Microsoft
2 28 (50.00%) Oracle
3 19 (33.93%) HP
3 19 (33.93%) Red Hat
4 18 (32.14%) VMware
5 12 (21.43%) Symantec
6 11 (19.64%) Sybase
7 10 (17.86%) Sun
8 9 (16.07%) Cisco
9 7 (12.50%) SAP
9 7 (12.50%) NetApp
10 6 (10.71%) Citrix
11 5 (8.93%) Informatica
11 5 (8.93%) Siemens
11 5 (8.93%) Veritas
11 5 (8.93%) Brocade
11 5 (8.93%) 3PAR
12 4 (7.14%) Cognos
13 2 (3.57%) IBM
13 2 (3.57%) EMC
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