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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Virtual Server over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 423 407 425
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 16 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.070% 0.053% 0.013%
As % of the System Software category 0.68% 0.58% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 2
Median daily rate £400 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -10.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £293 £350
% change year-on-year
+36.75% -16.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
2348 2056 1980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.20% 9.03% 8.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1666 1371 1216
Median daily rate £440 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 154 151
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.32%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London 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 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 1 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server within the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
City of London +40 1 £425 -
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) Windows
3 12 (54.55%) VMware
3 12 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (54.55%) Windows Server
4 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 10 (45.45%) MS Exchange
5 10 (45.45%) SQL
6 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
7 8 (36.36%) OLAP
7 8 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (36.36%) VMS
7 8 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (36.36%) Network Security
7 8 (36.36%) Load Balancing
7 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (36.36%) PaaS
7 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
7 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2016
7 8 (36.36%) IaaS
8 7 (31.82%) DNS
8 7 (31.82%) SAN
9 6 (27.27%) MS Office
9 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (27.27%) VMware ESX
10 5 (22.73%) Finance
10 5 (22.73%) Banking
10 5 (22.73%) ITIL

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 10 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 6 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (18.18%) SharePoint
4 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
2 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) MS Project
3 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) IaaS
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (36.36%) PaaS
2 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) Network Security
2 7 (31.82%) DNS
2 7 (31.82%) SAN
3 4 (18.18%) DHCP
3 4 (18.18%) iSCSI
3 4 (18.18%) NAS
4 3 (13.64%) FCoE
4 3 (13.64%) Firewall
4 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.64%) VPN
5 2 (9.09%) LAN
5 2 (9.09%) WAN
6 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (4.55%) Internet
6 1 (4.55%) Intranet
6 1 (4.55%) LDAP
6 1 (4.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 8 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (36.36%) OLAP
2 8 (36.36%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (22.73%) Banking
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (4.55%) Games
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Senior Support Engineer
1 7 (31.82%) Support Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (13.64%) VMWare Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix Support
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Citrix Support
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (13.64%) XML
1 3 (13.64%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) SWIFT
3 2 (9.09%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.55%) HP Storage
4 1 (4.55%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 8 (36.36%) VMS
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (18.18%) Linux
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (13.64%) Solaris
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Vista
7 2 (9.09%) Unix
8 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (36.36%) Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) Load Balancing
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Change Management
3 4 (18.18%) Service Management
4 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) DevOps
6 1 (4.55%) People Management
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.55%) SDLC
6 1 (4.55%) Server Building
6 1 (4.55%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 3 (13.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) Degree
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) ISO15022
1 3 (13.64%) ISO20022
1 3 (13.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
3 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (27.27%) VMware ESX
4 3 (13.64%) NFS
4 3 (13.64%) vSphere
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.55%) Samba
6 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) NetBackup
1 3 (13.64%) SnapVault
1 3 (13.64%) vMotion
2 1 (4.55%) DameWare
2 1 (4.55%) HP SIM
2 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 12 (54.55%) VMware
3 5 (22.73%) NetApp
4 4 (18.18%) Citrix
5 3 (13.64%) IBM
5 3 (13.64%) Symantec
6 2 (9.09%) HP
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) SAP
7 1 (4.55%) WorldPay