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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 401 409 405
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 7 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.028% 0.009%
As % of the System Software category 0.35% 0.31% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate £350 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £285 £370
% change year-on-year
- -22.97%
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
1984 1944 1890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.37% 9.17% 8.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1339 1271 1145
Average daily rate £425 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 116 113
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £28.75 £32.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +36 3 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (72.73%) Data Centre
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) VMware
4 6 (54.55%) DHCP
4 6 (54.55%) DNS
5 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
5 5 (45.45%) MS Office
5 5 (45.45%) Finance
5 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (27.27%) SAN
7 3 (27.27%) XML
7 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 3 (27.27%) VPN
7 3 (27.27%) XML Messaging
7 3 (27.27%) Firewall
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Vista
7 3 (27.27%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (27.27%) Banking
7 3 (27.27%) SWIFT
7 3 (27.27%) ISO20022
7 3 (27.27%) ISO15022
7 3 (27.27%) vMotion
8 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (9.09%) MS Project
3 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DHCP
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) SAN
2 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 3 (27.27%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
4 1 (9.09%) LDAP
4 1 (9.09%) NAS
4 1 (9.09%) VLAN
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) SWIFT Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Data Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
4 1 (9.09%) SAN Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Citrix Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Manager
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (27.27%) XML
1 3 (27.27%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) SWIFT
3 2 (18.18%) Clustering
3 2 (18.18%) Replication
4 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (9.09%) HP Storage
4 1 (9.09%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 1 (9.09%) PMI
4 1 (9.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Vista
5 2 (18.18%) Unix
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (9.09%) Linux
6 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
1 2 (18.18%) Project Management
1 2 (18.18%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) People Management
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) ISO15022
1 3 (27.27%) ISO20022
2 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
3 2 (18.18%) vSphere
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (9.09%) Samba
4 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) vMotion
2 1 (9.09%) DameWare
2 1 (9.09%) HP SIM
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
2 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) NetApp
4 1 (9.09%) WorldPay