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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 511 513 544
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 46 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.090% 0.021% 0.047%
As % of the System Software category 0.96% 0.22% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 1 8
Average daily rate £375 £525 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £525 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £385
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -7.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £57.50
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4816 4025 4359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.38% 9.32% 7.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2489 1979 2157
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £192 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 602 542
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.65 £33.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South West - 16 £350 - 3
South East -6 14 £450 - 4
East of England - 6 £330 - 1
London -35 4 £375 -28.57% 7
East Midlands - 3 £413 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
North West - - - -
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Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 54 (79.41%) Microsoft
2 51 (75.00%) Windows
3 37 (54.41%) VMware
3 37 (54.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 33 (48.53%) Active Directory
6 31 (45.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (36.76%) Citrix
8 25 (36.76%) Security Cleared
9 22 (32.35%) MS Excel
10 20 (29.41%) ITIL
10 20 (29.41%) SC Cleared
11 17 (25.00%) HP
11 17 (25.00%) VMware ESX
12 15 (22.06%) SAN
12 15 (22.06%) Asset Management
13 14 (20.59%) Cisco
13 14 (20.59%) Service Delivery
14 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (17.65%) Capacity Management
15 12 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (17.65%) XenApp
15 12 (17.65%) Operations Management
15 12 (17.65%) CMDB
15 12 (17.65%) Clustering
15 12 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
16 11 (16.18%) SQL
16 11 (16.18%) SolarWinds

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 34 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (13.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (10.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (5.88%) IIS
6 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (2.94%) Apache
8 1 (1.47%) CMS
8 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.47%) Lync
8 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (32.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) SaaS
3 1 (1.47%) IaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.06%) SAN
2 10 (14.71%) WAN
3 9 (13.24%) TCP/IP
4 8 (11.76%) DNS
4 8 (11.76%) LAN
5 7 (10.29%) DHCP
5 7 (10.29%) Firewall
6 5 (7.35%) NAS
7 3 (4.41%) Network Security
7 3 (4.41%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.94%) Intranet
8 2 (2.94%) Internet
8 2 (2.94%) MPLS
8 2 (2.94%) SSL
8 2 (2.94%) VPN
9 1 (1.47%) FTP
9 1 (1.47%) VoIP
9 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.47%) IPsec
9 1 (1.47%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.47%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (10.29%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Advertising
4 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (19.12%) Analyst
2 10 (14.71%) Consultant
3 7 (10.29%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (10.29%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (8.82%) Server Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Wintel Consultant
6 4 (5.88%) Senior Server Specialist
6 4 (5.88%) Server Specialist
6 4 (5.88%) Test Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Architect
6 4 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Administrator
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Exchange Specialist
7 3 (4.41%) Technical Design Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) Web Services
2 1 (1.47%) XHTML
2 1 (1.47%) Middleware
2 1 (1.47%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (1.47%) HTML
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) ADO
2 1 (1.47%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Clustering
1 12 (17.65%) CMDB
2 7 (10.29%) Fat Client
2 7 (10.29%) Thin Client
3 5 (7.35%) GIS
4 3 (4.41%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.41%) Hedge funds
4 3 (4.41%) CESG
5 1 (1.47%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.47%) PDA
5 1 (1.47%) Open Source
5 1 (1.47%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 51 (75.00%) Windows
2 31 (45.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (11.76%) Linux
6 7 (10.29%) UNIX
7 2 (2.94%) SUSE
7 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.47%) CentOS
8 1 (1.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.41%) ITIL
2 15 (22.06%) Asset Management
3 14 (20.59%) Service Delivery
4 12 (17.65%) Operations Management
4 12 (17.65%) Capacity Management
5 11 (16.18%) Portfolio Management
6 10 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (13.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (13.24%) Business Continuity
7 9 (13.24%) Change Control
8 7 (10.29%) Test Scripting
8 7 (10.29%) Incident Management
9 6 (8.82%) Test Management
10 5 (7.35%) Test Strategy
10 5 (7.35%) PRINCE2
11 4 (5.88%) Project Management
11 4 (5.88%) Migration
11 4 (5.88%) Performance Management
11 4 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (5.88%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) SQL
2 4 (5.88%) C
2 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.94%) VBScript
4 1 (1.47%) VB
4 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.47%) C#
4 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (36.76%) Security Cleared
2 20 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 12 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
4 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (13.24%) MCSE
6 7 (10.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (7.35%) ISEB
8 4 (5.88%) MCP
8 4 (5.88%) MCSA
8 4 (5.88%) DV Cleared
9 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (4.41%) VCDX
10 2 (2.94%) ISTQB
11 1 (1.47%) MCTS
11 1 (1.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 37 (54.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (48.53%) Active Directory
3 17 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 12 (17.65%) XenApp
5 11 (16.18%) Hyper-V
6 5 (7.35%) Terminal Services
7 4 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (5.88%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.94%) Xen
8 2 (2.94%) NFS
8 2 (2.94%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.47%) vSphere
9 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (13.24%) SCCM
2 4 (5.88%) SCOM
2 4 (5.88%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.41%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.41%) ARCserve
4 2 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.94%) MOM
4 2 (2.94%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.94%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.47%) Foglight
5 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (79.41%) Microsoft
2 37 (54.41%) VMware
3 25 (36.76%) Citrix
4 17 (25.00%) HP
5 14 (20.59%) Cisco
6 11 (16.18%) SolarWinds
7 7 (10.29%) IBM
7 7 (10.29%) SAP
8 6 (8.82%) Dell
9 4 (5.88%) Mercator
9 4 (5.88%) NetApp
10 3 (4.41%) Symantec
10 3 (4.41%) Oracle
11 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.94%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.94%) Genesys
11 2 (2.94%) Altiris
11 2 (2.94%) Brocade
12 1 (1.47%) AppSense
12 1 (1.47%) Mitel
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