The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Virtual Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 391 392 388
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 12 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.054% 0.013% 0.036%
As % of the System Software category 0.60% 0.16% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 1
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£323 £375 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
-26.95% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2009 1862 1698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.06% 8.23% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1184 1009
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £180 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £498 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 145 150
Average hourly rate £18.24 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Microsoft Virtual Server Jobs Demand Trend in London

Microsoft Virtual Server
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server across the London region.

Microsoft Virtual Server Daily Rate Trend in London

Microsoft Virtual Server
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Virtual Server Daily Rate Histogram in London

Microsoft Virtual Server
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server across the London region.

Microsoft Virtual Server Hourly Rate Trend in London

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
City of London - 4 £373 - 2
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 14 (77.78%) Finance
4 12 (66.67%) DNS
4 12 (66.67%) MS Excel
4 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (61.11%) TCP/IP
5 11 (61.11%) Workflow
6 10 (55.56%) VMware
6 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (50.00%) HP
8 8 (44.44%) SAN
8 8 (44.44%) DHCP
8 8 (44.44%) Oracle
8 8 (44.44%) C
8 8 (44.44%) SQL
8 8 (44.44%) Sybase
8 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (44.44%) Migration
8 8 (44.44%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (44.44%) Workflow Management
9 7 (38.89%) VMware ESX
9 7 (38.89%) Capacity Management
9 7 (38.89%) Linux
10 6 (33.33%) Cisco
11 5 (27.78%) NetApp
11 5 (27.78%) vSphere
12 4 (22.22%) NAS
12 4 (22.22%) 3PAR

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 8 (44.44%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (16.67%) MS Project
3 1 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) DNS
2 11 (61.11%) TCP/IP
3 8 (44.44%) SAN
3 8 (44.44%) DHCP
4 4 (22.22%) NAS
4 4 (22.22%) SMTP
4 4 (22.22%) FTP
5 2 (11.11%) Firewall
5 2 (11.11%) LAN
5 2 (11.11%) WAN
6 1 (5.56%) LDAP
6 1 (5.56%) VPN
6 1 (5.56%) SSL
6 1 (5.56%) DDNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
General
1 14 (77.78%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Electronics
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.56%) Legal
4 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Administrator
1 7 (38.89%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) VMWare Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Wintel Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) Wintel Support
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Server Support
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Support
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) DTV
2 1 (5.56%) PMI
2 1 (5.56%) Open Source
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (5.56%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (38.89%) Linux
6 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Workflow
2 8 (44.44%) Migration
2 8 (44.44%) Workflow Management
3 7 (38.89%) Capacity Management
4 4 (22.22%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.11%) Time Management
6 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 2 (11.11%) Change Management
6 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL
7 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.56%) Coaching
7 1 (5.56%) People Management
7 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.56%) Service Management
7 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.56%) Information Governance
7 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) C
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) PMP
2 2 (11.11%) MCP
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (5.56%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (38.89%) VMware ESX
3 5 (27.78%) vSphere
4 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 4 (22.22%) NFS
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (11.11%) XenApp
6 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
6 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCOM
1 4 (22.22%) MOM
2 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.11%) ARCserve
3 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.56%) ZENworks
3 1 (5.56%) SCCM
3 1 (5.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) VMware
3 9 (50.00%) HP
4 8 (44.44%) Oracle
4 8 (44.44%) Sybase
5 6 (33.33%) Cisco
6 5 (27.78%) NetApp
7 4 (22.22%) 3PAR
7 4 (22.22%) Brocade
7 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
8 3 (16.67%) Citrix
9 2 (11.11%) Symantec
9 2 (11.11%) McAfee
10 1 (5.56%) WorldPay
10 1 (5.56%) SAP
10 1 (5.56%) Sophos
10 1 (5.56%) Remedy
10 1 (5.56%) Novell
10 1 (5.56%) EMC