The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Virtual Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 58 - 62
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 6 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.72% - 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 8.45% - 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.17 - £35.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

System Software Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
71 117 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 8.49% 15.52% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 40 35
Average daily rate £400 £315 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -5.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £135 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 14
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £8.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £15.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.72%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Microsoft Virtual Server Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Microsoft Virtual Server
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server across the Milton Keynes region.

Microsoft Virtual Server Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Microsoft Virtual Server
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server across the Milton Keynes region.

Microsoft Virtual Server Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) Citrix
4 6 (60.00%) Terminal Services
4 6 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (60.00%) IIS
4 6 (60.00%) ISA Server
4 6 (60.00%) VMware
4 6 (60.00%) BladeLogic
4 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (50.00%) Windows 2000
5 5 (50.00%) MCSE
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (50.00%) SLA
6 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (40.00%) SAN
6 4 (40.00%) Intel
6 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (40.00%) Windows NT
6 4 (40.00%) Change Management
6 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (40.00%) UNIX
6 4 (40.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (40.00%) NAS
7 3 (30.00%) vSphere
7 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) SCOM

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (60.00%) IIS
2 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) SAN
1 4 (40.00%) NAS
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Intranet
2 1 (10.00%) Broadband
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
General
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Specialist
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) Administrator
1 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) J2EE
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) CESG
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 2000
4 4 (40.00%) Windows NT
4 4 (40.00%) UNIX
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (10.00%) AIX
6 1 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (10.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Change Management
1 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Content Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) MCSE
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Terminal Services
1 6 (60.00%) ISA Server
1 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) vSphere
3 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) BladeLogic
2 4 (40.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (30.00%) SCOM
4 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Citrix
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Intel
4 1 (10.00%) PlateSpin
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) IBM