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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 389 391 360
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.043% 0.009% 0.016%
As % of the System Software category 0.48% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
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£225 - £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 - £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £370 £250
% change year-on-year
-24.32% +48.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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
1888 1842 1626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.94% 8.55% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1139 933
Average daily rate £400 £380 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 109 210
Average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.64% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £25.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 +13 2 £225 - 1
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (50.00%) Symantec
3 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 6 (50.00%) Migration
3 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
4 5 (41.67%) MS Project
4 5 (41.67%) PMI Certification
4 5 (41.67%) Project Management
4 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
5 4 (33.33%) VLAN
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco
5 4 (33.33%) Firewall
5 4 (33.33%) NetApp
5 4 (33.33%) VPN
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) Dell
5 4 (33.33%) EMC
5 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 4 (33.33%) MCSE

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (8.33%) Apache
5 1 (8.33%) IIS
5 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (8.33%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (41.67%) MS Project
3 2 (16.67%) MS Office
3 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) VLAN
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
1 4 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Delivery Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
1 2 (16.67%) PMI
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Migration
2 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
2 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) Workflow
3 3 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (25.00%) Time Management
4 2 (16.67%) People Management
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (16.67%) VBScript
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) PMI Certification
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (33.33%) MCSE
3 3 (25.00%) MCSA
3 3 (25.00%) PMP
4 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (8.33%) MCP
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (8.33%) Xen
4 1 (8.33%) Squid
4 1 (8.33%) KVM
4 1 (8.33%) Postfix
4 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) ARCserve
1 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) ZENworks
2 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 6 (50.00%) Symantec
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 4 (33.33%) NetApp
4 4 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) Dell
4 4 (33.33%) EMC
5 2 (16.67%) McAfee
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
6 1 (8.33%) Novell
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (8.33%) Remedy
6 1 (8.33%) Sophos