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 27 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 567 550 530
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 30 21 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.043% 0.060%
As % of the System Software category 0.57% 0.44% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 15
Average daily rate
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£283 £325 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.07% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £371 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £325 £278
% change year-on-year
-23.84% +17.11%
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
5269 4809 4658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.20% 9.74% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3084 2666 2385
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 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 594 605
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -13.88%

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 27 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 27 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
South East -8 12 £291 -35.27%
North West -16 7 £248 -1.00% 2
London +6 6 £320 +6.66% 2
South West -4 3 £308 -12.45%
Yorkshire - 2 £225 -
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Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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 52 (91.23%) Windows
2 48 (84.21%) Microsoft
3 33 (57.89%) SAN
4 28 (49.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (49.12%) Oracle
4 28 (49.12%) SQL
5 25 (43.86%) SQL Server
6 24 (42.11%) Finance
7 23 (40.35%) DNS
8 21 (36.84%) VMware
8 21 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (35.09%) HP
9 20 (35.09%) Linux
9 20 (35.09%) MS Excel
10 19 (33.33%) Red Hat
10 19 (33.33%) TCP/IP
10 19 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (31.58%) Capacity Management
12 17 (29.82%) NAS
13 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (28.07%) Data Centre
13 16 (28.07%) Migration
14 15 (26.32%) Workflow
14 15 (26.32%) DHCP
14 15 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 13 (22.81%) FTP
15 13 (22.81%) Symantec
16 12 (21.05%) C
17 11 (19.30%) UNIX
17 11 (19.30%) Sybase

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (17.54%) Oracle Workflow
2 9 (15.79%) IIS
3 5 (8.77%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.26%) Apache
4 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.51%) Lync
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (35.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) IaaS
2 2 (3.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (57.89%) SAN
2 23 (40.35%) DNS
3 19 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 17 (29.82%) NAS
5 15 (26.32%) DHCP
6 13 (22.81%) FTP
7 8 (14.04%) Firewall
8 7 (12.28%) SSH
8 7 (12.28%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (10.53%) LAN
9 6 (10.53%) WAN
9 6 (10.53%) SMTP
10 4 (7.02%) VPN
11 3 (5.26%) VoIP
11 3 (5.26%) Network Security
12 2 (3.51%) Intranet
13 1 (1.75%) DDNS
13 1 (1.75%) SSL
13 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
13 1 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (43.86%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.54%) RDBMS
2 10 (17.54%) Relational Database
3 6 (10.53%) Oracle Database
4 5 (8.77%) MS Access
4 5 (8.77%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (7.02%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (7.02%) MySQL
5 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (3.51%) DTS
7 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 24 (42.11%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Banking
3 7 (12.28%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.51%) Publishing
6 1 (1.75%) Marketing
6 1 (1.75%) Legal
6 1 (1.75%) Back Office
6 1 (1.75%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Administrator
2 9 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (12.28%) Analyst
3 7 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Network Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) DBA
4 5 (8.77%) Project Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Server Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Network Support
5 4 (7.02%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.02%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) VMWare Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Wintel Specialist
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) Data Centre
2 10 (17.54%) Client/Server
3 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Storage
3 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
4 1 (1.75%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 52 (91.23%) Windows
2 28 (49.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (35.09%) Linux
4 19 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (19.30%) UNIX
8 10 (17.54%) Solaris
9 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.75%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) Capacity Management
2 16 (28.07%) Migration
3 15 (26.32%) Workflow
4 10 (17.54%) Workflow Management
5 6 (10.53%) Project Management
6 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.77%) ITIL
6 5 (8.77%) Digital Forensics
6 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (8.77%) Data Centre Operations
7 4 (7.02%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.02%) Change Management
8 3 (5.26%) Load Balancing
8 3 (5.26%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (5.26%) Server Hardening
9 2 (3.51%) ITIL V3
9 2 (3.51%) Programme Management
9 2 (3.51%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (49.12%) SQL
2 12 (21.05%) C
3 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (15.79%) MCSE
2 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 8 (14.04%) MCP
4 7 (12.28%) Degree
5 6 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 6 (10.53%) MCITP
6 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.75%) MCTS
7 1 (1.75%) MCSA
7 1 (1.75%) CCNA
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 21 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (17.54%) Hyper-V
2 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
3 8 (14.04%) vSphere
4 7 (12.28%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (12.28%) VMware ESX
5 5 (8.77%) NFS
5 5 (8.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (7.02%) Veritas File System
7 2 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.75%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.75%) XenApp
8 1 (1.75%) KVM
8 1 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (15.79%) NetBackup
3 8 (14.04%) SCCM
4 7 (12.28%) SCOM
5 6 (10.53%) MOM
6 5 (8.77%) SCVMM
7 3 (5.26%) WSUS
8 2 (3.51%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (3.51%) Backup Exec
8 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 48 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 28 (49.12%) Oracle
3 21 (36.84%) VMware
4 20 (35.09%) HP
5 19 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 13 (22.81%) Symantec
7 11 (19.30%) Sybase
8 10 (17.54%) Sun
8 10 (17.54%) Cisco
9 8 (14.04%) NetApp
10 7 (12.28%) Citrix
10 7 (12.28%) SAP
11 5 (8.77%) Informatica
11 5 (8.77%) Siemens
11 5 (8.77%) Veritas
11 5 (8.77%) Brocade
11 5 (8.77%) 3PAR
12 4 (7.02%) Cognos
13 3 (5.26%) IBM
13 3 (5.26%) McAfee