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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 552 513 545
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 27 34 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.051% 0.072% 0.028%
As % of the System Software category 0.52% 0.71% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 6
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£350 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £207 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £401 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £290 £350
% change year-on-year
+29.31% -17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Microsoft Virtual Server
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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
5198 4776 4391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.79% 10.10% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2933 2497 2163
Average daily rate £360 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 613 595
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 East -21 18 £375 +50.00% 4
London -6 4 £170 -54.66% 1
South West -36 4 £338 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
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Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 36 (78.26%) Windows
2 34 (73.91%) Microsoft
3 31 (67.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (65.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (58.70%) Active Directory
6 21 (45.65%) SAN
7 20 (43.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (43.48%) MCSE
8 17 (36.96%) ITIL
8 17 (36.96%) VMware
8 17 (36.96%) Clustering
8 17 (36.96%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (34.78%) Hyper-V
9 16 (34.78%) Citrix
9 16 (34.78%) MS Exchange
10 15 (32.61%) HP
10 15 (32.61%) SLA
11 14 (30.43%) MS Excel
11 14 (30.43%) Change Management
11 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
13 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
13 11 (23.91%) ISA Server
13 11 (23.91%) BladeLogic
13 11 (23.91%) UNIX
13 11 (23.91%) Windows 2000
13 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
13 11 (23.91%) IIS
13 11 (23.91%) Terminal Services
13 11 (23.91%) BizTalk Server

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 16 (34.78%) MS Exchange
2 11 (23.91%) IIS
2 11 (23.91%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.17%) Lync
7 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.17%) Apache
7 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.52%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (45.65%) SAN
2 9 (19.57%) NAS
2 9 (19.57%) Firewall
3 5 (10.87%) LAN
3 5 (10.87%) WAN
4 4 (8.70%) MPLS
5 3 (6.52%) VLAN
5 3 (6.52%) Broadband
5 3 (6.52%) VPN
6 1 (2.17%) LDAP
6 1 (2.17%) DNS
6 1 (2.17%) SSL
6 1 (2.17%) DHCP
6 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
General
1 6 (13.04%) Back Office
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.52%) Front Office
4 2 (4.35%) Advertising
5 1 (2.17%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.17%) Military
5 1 (2.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Server Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Support Technician
3 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (8.70%) Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Technician
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) 3rd Line Support Technician
7 1 (2.17%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.17%) Windows SharePoint Services
2 1 (2.17%) XML
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) J2EE
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (36.96%) Clustering
2 4 (8.70%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.35%) CMDB
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.17%) GIS
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Statistics
4 1 (2.17%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 36 (78.26%) Windows
2 31 (67.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (65.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (23.91%) UNIX
5 11 (23.91%) Windows 2000
6 9 (19.57%) Windows 2000 Server
6 9 (19.57%) Windows NT
7 3 (6.52%) Linux
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.17%) AIX
8 1 (2.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) ITIL
2 14 (30.43%) Change Management
3 10 (21.74%) Service Delivery
3 10 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (17.39%) Migration
4 8 (17.39%) Service Management
5 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.70%) Project Management
5 4 (8.70%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.52%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.35%) Operations Management
7 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (4.35%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.17%) People Management
8 1 (2.17%) Test Planning
8 1 (2.17%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.17%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) R
2 1 (2.17%) VBScript
2 1 (2.17%) Java
2 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (43.48%) Microsoft Certification
1 20 (43.48%) MCSE
2 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
3 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
4 10 (21.74%) Degree
5 9 (19.57%) MCP
6 3 (6.52%) MCITP
7 2 (4.35%) MCSA
8 1 (2.17%) CCENT
8 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.17%) CCNA
8 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (32.61%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 27 (58.70%) Active Directory
2 17 (36.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (34.78%) Hyper-V
4 11 (23.91%) ISA Server
4 11 (23.91%) Terminal Services
5 8 (17.39%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (6.52%) vSphere
7 1 (2.17%) KVM
7 1 (2.17%) Postfix
7 1 (2.17%) Xen
7 1 (2.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) BladeLogic
2 7 (15.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (15.22%) SCOM
3 2 (4.35%) SCCM
4 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 34 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 17 (36.96%) VMware
3 16 (34.78%) Citrix
4 15 (32.61%) HP
5 9 (19.57%) Intel
6 4 (8.70%) Nortel
6 4 (8.70%) Oracle
6 4 (8.70%) Symantec
7 3 (6.52%) NetApp
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco
7 3 (6.52%) Dell
7 3 (6.52%) EMC
8 2 (4.35%) Juniper
8 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.17%) PlateSpin
9 1 (2.17%) SAP
9 1 (2.17%) IBM
9 1 (2.17%) Lotus
9 1 (2.17%) Red Hat