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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Virtual Server over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 600 623 595
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -28
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 22 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.036% 0.038%
As % of the System Software category 0.37% 0.35% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 8
Median daily rate £310 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £245 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £438 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £248 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.23% -23.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 - -
Microsoft Virtual Server
UK

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
5992 5419 5352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.07% 10.26% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3826 3130 2983
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 572 665
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £41.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Microsoft Virtual Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server within the England region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North East - 9 £310 -
South East +15 4 £225 +4.65% 1
East Midlands - 3 £425 -
North West +13 2 £273 +10.10% 4
Yorkshire - 2 £255 -
South West +11 1 - -
London -17 1 £335 -21.17% 1
Microsoft Virtual Server
UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 43 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 36 (83.72%) Microsoft
3 35 (81.40%) VMware
3 35 (81.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (76.74%) Windows
5 28 (65.12%) SQL Server
5 28 (65.12%) Windows Server
6 26 (60.47%) Active Directory
7 23 (53.49%) Security Cleared
8 16 (37.21%) Relational Database
8 16 (37.21%) RDBMS
9 14 (32.56%) Manufacturing
10 13 (30.23%) DNS
10 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
10 13 (30.23%) SC Cleared
11 12 (27.91%) SharePoint
11 12 (27.91%) Siemens
12 11 (25.58%) Configuration Management
12 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (23.26%) Migration
13 10 (23.26%) SQL
14 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
14 8 (18.60%) HP
14 8 (18.60%) NetBackup
14 8 (18.60%) VMware ESX
14 8 (18.60%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (18.60%) Data Migration
14 8 (18.60%) Integration Testing
15 7 (16.28%) DV Cleared
15 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (27.91%) SharePoint
2 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
3 6 (13.95%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (11.63%) IIS
5 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.65%) Apache
6 2 (4.65%) IBM Notes
6 2 (4.65%) Skype for Business
6 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
6 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
6 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.33%) IBM Domino
7 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) IaaS
3 1 (2.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.23%) DNS
2 7 (16.28%) TCP/IP
3 6 (13.95%) DHCP
3 6 (13.95%) NAS
4 5 (11.63%) SAN
5 4 (9.30%) Network Security
6 3 (6.98%) FCoE
6 3 (6.98%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
7 2 (4.65%) LAN
7 2 (4.65%) VPN
8 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.33%) Firewall
8 1 (2.33%) Internet
8 1 (2.33%) Intranet
8 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.33%) IPv4
8 1 (2.33%) SSL
8 1 (2.33%) WAN
8 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (65.12%) SQL Server
2 16 (37.21%) RDBMS
2 16 (37.21%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.33%) Ingres
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.33%) OLAP
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (32.56%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.65%) French Language
2 2 (4.65%) German Language
2 2 (4.65%) Portuguese Language
2 2 (4.65%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Games
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (27.91%) Technical Leader
2 4 (9.30%) Administrator
2 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) Architect
3 3 (6.98%) Build Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (6.98%) VMWare Administrator
3 3 (6.98%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Consultant
4 2 (4.65%) Security Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Senior Build Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) VMS Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Chief Technology Officer
5 1 (2.33%) Development Support Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Web Services
2 2 (4.65%) .NET
3 1 (2.33%) HTML
3 1 (2.33%) HTML5
3 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.95%) Clustering
3 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.98%) Fat Client
4 3 (6.98%) Thin Client
5 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.65%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.33%) EPoS
6 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 33 (76.74%) Windows
2 28 (65.12%) Windows Server
3 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (13.95%) Linux
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Vista
7 3 (6.98%) Solaris
7 3 (6.98%) Unix
7 3 (6.98%) VMS
7 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.65%) Mac OS
8 2 (4.65%) Windows NT
9 1 (2.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Configuration Management
2 10 (23.26%) Migration
3 8 (18.60%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (18.60%) Data Migration
3 8 (18.60%) Integration Testing
4 7 (16.28%) ITIL
4 7 (16.28%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (13.95%) Change Management
6 5 (11.63%) Asset Management
6 5 (11.63%) Server Building
7 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.98%) Project Management
7 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.98%) Service Management
7 3 (6.98%) TOGAF
8 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.65%) Security Operations
8 2 (4.65%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (4.65%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.98%) C#
3 3 (6.98%) Perl
4 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.65%) Python
4 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.33%) C++
5 1 (2.33%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (53.49%) Security Cleared
2 13 (30.23%) SC Cleared
3 7 (16.28%) DV Cleared
4 5 (11.63%) Degree
5 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.65%) CCNA
6 2 (4.65%) CEH
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.65%) CISSP
6 2 (4.65%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.65%) MCSE
6 2 (4.65%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.65%) SLA
3 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 43 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 35 (81.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (60.47%) Active Directory
4 8 (18.60%) VMware ESX
5 5 (11.63%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.98%) NFS
6 3 (6.98%) Terminal Services
6 3 (6.98%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.33%) XenApp
7 1 (2.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) NetBackup
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (9.30%) Backup Exec
3 4 (9.30%) SCCM
3 4 (9.30%) WSUS
4 3 (6.98%) SnapVault
5 1 (2.33%) Data Guard
5 1 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.33%) Perfmon
5 1 (2.33%) SCOM
5 1 (2.33%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 36 (83.72%) Microsoft
2 35 (81.40%) VMware
3 12 (27.91%) Siemens
4 8 (18.60%) HP
5 7 (16.28%) Symantec
6 6 (13.95%) NetApp
6 6 (13.95%) Oracle
7 4 (9.30%) arcserve
7 4 (9.30%) Dell
7 4 (9.30%) Veritas
8 3 (6.98%) Cisco
8 3 (6.98%) Citrix
8 3 (6.98%) Lotus
8 3 (6.98%) Remedy
9 2 (4.65%) Novell
9 2 (4.65%) Qualys
10 1 (2.33%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.33%) Apple
10 1 (2.33%) Fujitsu
10 1 (2.33%) LANDesk