The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 London 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 408 373 422
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +49
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 4 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.023% 0.025%
As % of the System Software category 0.21% 0.30% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate £375 £525 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +21.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £385
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -7.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £57.50
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1931 1693 2060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.97% 7.83% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1033 1209
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £217 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 153 166
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £33.75 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

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
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 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
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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
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Vacancies
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 2
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) SAN
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) Release Management
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Apache
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) IIS
5 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) Clustering
5 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
6 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (16.67%) Data Management
6 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
6 1 (16.67%) SSH
6 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (16.67%) Brocade

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (16.67%) CMS
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) SSH
3 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
3 1 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (16.67%) Intranet
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) LDAP
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Deployment Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Server Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XHTML
1 1 (16.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
2 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) EqualLogic
2 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) CentOS
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 2 (33.33%) Release Management
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) XenApp
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Foglight
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
1 1 (16.67%) SCVMM
1 1 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (16.67%) Apple
4 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Brocade
4 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
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