The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 535 523 521
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 18 26 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.056% 0.093%
As % of the System Software category 0.38% 0.56% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 23
Average daily rate
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£325 £294 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.73% -18.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £199 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £425 £490
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
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4779 4614 4436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.68% 9.90% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2671 2372 2160
Average daily rate £325 £345 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £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 577 589 600
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.88 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.23% +7.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
Microsoft Virtual Server
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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 1 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 West -26 6 £350 +100.00% 3
South East -16 4 - - 3
East of England - 4 £313 - 1
North West - 3 £250 -
London -4 1 £300 -14.28% 2
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 41 (74.55%) Microsoft
2 31 (56.36%) Windows
3 29 (52.73%) Security Cleared
4 28 (50.91%) SC Cleared
5 23 (41.82%) Active Directory
6 22 (40.00%) Service Delivery
7 21 (38.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (36.36%) MS Exchange
8 20 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (30.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (30.91%) Operations Management
9 17 (30.91%) CMDB
9 17 (30.91%) Asset Management
9 17 (30.91%) Capacity Management
9 17 (30.91%) SAN
9 17 (30.91%) VMware
10 16 (29.09%) SolarWinds
10 16 (29.09%) Portfolio Management
11 15 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (25.45%) Hyper-V
12 14 (25.45%) HP
13 13 (23.64%) Web Services
13 13 (23.64%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
14 12 (21.82%) Citrix
14 12 (21.82%) Clustering
15 11 (20.00%) ITIL
15 11 (20.00%) SAP
15 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
16 10 (18.18%) PRINCE2

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 20 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 13 (23.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (10.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
5 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (5.45%) IIS
6 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (3.64%) Apache
8 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.82%) CMS
8 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.82%) Lync
8 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.64%) SaaS
3 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.91%) SAN
2 9 (16.36%) WAN
2 9 (16.36%) Firewall
3 7 (12.73%) LAN
4 5 (9.09%) NAS
5 4 (7.27%) MPLS
5 4 (7.27%) DNS
6 3 (5.45%) DHCP
6 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.64%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.64%) Intranet
7 2 (3.64%) Internet
7 2 (3.64%) LDAP
7 2 (3.64%) SSL
8 1 (1.82%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.82%) VoIP
8 1 (1.82%) Broadband
8 1 (1.82%) IPsec
8 1 (1.82%) Network Security
8 1 (1.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (5.45%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.64%) Advertising
2 2 (3.64%) Front Office
2 2 (3.64%) Back Office
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Military
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Analyst
2 9 (16.36%) Business Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.91%) Consultant
5 4 (7.27%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Support Technician
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Architect
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Exchange Specialist
6 3 (5.45%) Wintel Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Wintel Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.64%) Server Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Administrator
7 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.64%) Web Services
2 2 (3.64%) HTML
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) J2EE
3 1 (1.82%) CSS
3 1 (1.82%) XML
3 1 (1.82%) XHTML
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (30.91%) CMDB
2 12 (21.82%) Clustering
3 9 (16.36%) GIS
4 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.45%) CESG
5 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.64%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.64%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.82%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.82%) Statistics
6 1 (1.82%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 31 (56.36%) Windows
2 21 (38.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (16.36%) UNIX
5 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.27%) Linux
7 3 (5.45%) Windows 2000
7 3 (5.45%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.64%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.82%) zOS
9 1 (1.82%) AIX
9 1 (1.82%) CentOS
9 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 17 (30.91%) Operations Management
2 17 (30.91%) Asset Management
2 17 (30.91%) Capacity Management
3 16 (29.09%) Portfolio Management
4 15 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (20.00%) ITIL
6 10 (18.18%) PRINCE2
7 9 (16.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (16.36%) Test Strategy
8 8 (14.55%) Project Management
9 7 (12.73%) UML
9 7 (12.73%) Test Scripting
10 6 (10.91%) Test Management
11 5 (9.09%) Service Management
12 4 (7.27%) Business Continuity
12 4 (7.27%) Migration
13 3 (5.45%) Change Management
13 3 (5.45%) Problem Management
13 3 (5.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.09%) C
1 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.27%) SQL
3 2 (3.64%) VBScript
3 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.82%) Perl
4 1 (1.82%) Java
4 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (52.73%) Security Cleared
2 28 (50.91%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.55%) MCP
4 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (10.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (10.91%) MCSE
5 5 (9.09%) ISEB
5 5 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 5 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (7.27%) Degree
7 3 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (5.45%) MCITP
8 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.82%) CCNA
9 1 (1.82%) MCSA
9 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.82%) CCENT
9 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (41.82%) Active Directory
2 17 (30.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (25.45%) Hyper-V
4 8 (14.55%) VMware ESX
5 7 (12.73%) Terminal Services
6 6 (10.91%) XenApp
7 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.64%) ISA Server
7 2 (3.64%) NFS
8 1 (1.82%) Xen
8 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) SCCM
2 5 (9.09%) SCOM
3 4 (7.27%) NetBackup
3 4 (7.27%) Backup Exec
3 4 (7.27%) ARCserve
4 3 (5.45%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.64%) SCVMM
5 2 (3.64%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (3.64%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.82%) Foglight
6 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (74.55%) Microsoft
2 17 (30.91%) VMware
3 16 (29.09%) SolarWinds
4 14 (25.45%) HP
5 12 (21.82%) Citrix
6 11 (20.00%) SAP
7 5 (9.09%) Oracle
8 4 (7.27%) Symantec
8 4 (7.27%) Nortel
8 4 (7.27%) Cisco
8 4 (7.27%) IBM
9 2 (3.64%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.64%) Brocade
9 2 (3.64%) Juniper
9 2 (3.64%) Intel
9 2 (3.64%) Dell
10 1 (1.82%) EMC
10 1 (1.82%) NetApp
10 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.82%) McAfee
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