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 30 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 410 412 413
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 1 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.051% 0.062%
As % of the System Software category 0.044% 0.60% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +40.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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
2250 2180 2008
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.17% 8.63% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1450 1343 1166
Average daily rate £388 £361 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.26% -0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £194 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 153 168
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.25 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.78%

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 30 September 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
City of London +24 1 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) SaaS
2 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) People Management

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (25.00%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Delivery Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
1 1 (25.00%) DevOps Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) PMI
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) People Management
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Data Management
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Foglight
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) SCVMM
1 1 (25.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Brocade
2 1 (25.00%) 3PAR