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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 547 524 520
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 32 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.058% 0.032%
As % of the System Software category 0.65% 0.56% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 6
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£325 £288 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -16.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £382 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £286 £335
% change year-on-year
+18.77% -14.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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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
4897 4807 4131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.88% 10.27% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2726 2542 1950
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £173 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 591 721
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -29 23 £350 +22.80%
London +19 8 £200 -65.21% 3
Yorkshire - 1 £300 - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
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Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 46 (88.46%) Microsoft
2 45 (86.54%) Windows
3 34 (65.38%) Active Directory
4 30 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (51.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (48.08%) SAN
7 22 (42.31%) VMware
7 22 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (40.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (40.38%) MCSE
9 20 (38.46%) MS Excel
9 20 (38.46%) Citrix
9 20 (38.46%) Clustering
9 20 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (36.54%) UNIX
11 17 (32.69%) Hyper-V
11 17 (32.69%) NAS
12 16 (30.77%) SQL
12 16 (30.77%) Change Management
13 15 (28.85%) SQL Server
13 15 (28.85%) SLA
13 15 (28.85%) MS Exchange
14 14 (26.92%) IIS
14 14 (26.92%) ITIL
14 14 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
14 14 (26.92%) Finance
14 14 (26.92%) Terminal Services
15 13 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
15 13 (25.00%) ISA Server
15 13 (25.00%) Windows 2000

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (28.85%) MS Exchange
2 14 (26.92%) IIS
3 13 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.92%) Apache
7 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (1.92%) Lync
7 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Project
3 1 (1.92%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (48.08%) SAN
2 17 (32.69%) NAS
3 9 (17.31%) Firewall
4 5 (9.62%) SSH
4 5 (9.62%) LAN
4 5 (9.62%) WAN
4 5 (9.62%) FTP
5 4 (7.69%) VPN
5 4 (7.69%) VLAN
5 4 (7.69%) Broadband
5 4 (7.69%) MPLS
6 2 (3.85%) DNS
6 2 (3.85%) Intranet
6 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.85%) DHCP
7 1 (1.92%) Internet
7 1 (1.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.77%) RDBMS
2 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.92%) MySQL
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 14 (26.92%) Finance
2 10 (19.23%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Back Office
4 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.85%) Advertising
4 2 (3.85%) Publishing
5 1 (1.92%) Front Office
5 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Server Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) Administrator
3 5 (9.62%) Technical Support
3 5 (9.62%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (7.69%) Server Support
4 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Support Technician
5 3 (5.77%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Support Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) DBA
6 2 (3.85%) Consultant
6 2 (3.85%) Wintel Support
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) HTML
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
1 1 (1.92%) J2EE
1 1 (1.92%) Web Services
1 1 (1.92%) XML
1 1 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (38.46%) Clustering
2 6 (11.54%) Client/Server
2 6 (11.54%) Mainframe
3 5 (9.62%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.92%) PMI
5 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 45 (86.54%) Windows
2 30 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (51.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (36.54%) UNIX
6 13 (25.00%) Windows 2000
7 11 (21.15%) Windows NT
8 10 (19.23%) Windows 2000 Server
9 8 (15.38%) Linux
10 6 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (11.54%) Solaris
11 1 (1.92%) AIX
11 1 (1.92%) zOS
11 1 (1.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (30.77%) Change Management
2 14 (26.92%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (26.92%) ITIL
3 8 (15.38%) Migration
4 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.69%) Service Management
5 4 (7.69%) Capacity Management
6 3 (5.77%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.77%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.85%) Project Management
7 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.92%) SOA
8 1 (1.92%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.92%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.92%) Content Management
8 1 (1.92%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.92%) Time Management
8 1 (1.92%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.92%) Workflow
8 1 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) VBScript
2 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.92%) R
3 1 (1.92%) Java
3 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (40.38%) MCSE
1 21 (40.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (23.08%) Degree
3 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
4 6 (11.54%) MCP
4 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.77%) MCSA
6 2 (3.85%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (28.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 34 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 22 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (32.69%) Hyper-V
4 14 (26.92%) Terminal Services
5 13 (25.00%) ISA Server
6 12 (23.08%) VMware ESX
7 3 (5.77%) vSphere
7 3 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (3.85%) Veritas File System
8 2 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.92%) KVM
9 1 (1.92%) Squid
9 1 (1.92%) Xen
9 1 (1.92%) Postfix
9 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) BladeLogic
2 9 (17.31%) SCOM
3 8 (15.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (11.54%) NetBackup
5 5 (9.62%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (7.69%) SCCM
7 3 (5.77%) Backup Exec
8 2 (3.85%) ARCserve
9 1 (1.92%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 46 (88.46%) Microsoft
2 22 (42.31%) VMware
3 20 (38.46%) Citrix
4 12 (23.08%) HP
5 11 (21.15%) Intel
5 11 (21.15%) Symantec
6 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
6 7 (13.46%) Oracle
7 6 (11.54%) Sun
8 4 (7.69%) Dell
8 4 (7.69%) EMC
8 4 (7.69%) Cisco
8 4 (7.69%) Nortel
8 4 (7.69%) NetApp
8 4 (7.69%) Apple
8 4 (7.69%) Altiris
9 3 (5.77%) SAP
10 2 (3.85%) Veritas
10 2 (3.85%) Juniper
10 2 (3.85%) Informatica
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