The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Virtual Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 238 220 238
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 10 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 0.93% 1.11% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 4
Average daily rate
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- £240 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -36.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.33 - -
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 South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1073 1084 880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.55% 12.39% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 538 384
Average daily rate £325 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 125 132
Average hourly rate £15.94 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £10.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft Virtual Server Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft Virtual Server
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft Virtual Server Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft Virtual Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft Virtual Server Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Buckinghamshire - 8 - -
Berkshire +9 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 2
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
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Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) Citrix
2 11 (73.33%) Terminal Services
2 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 11 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (53.33%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (53.33%) ISA Server
5 8 (53.33%) SLA
5 8 (53.33%) IIS
5 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (53.33%) VMware ESX
5 8 (53.33%) Clustering
5 8 (53.33%) BladeLogic
6 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
6 7 (46.67%) Windows 2000
6 7 (46.67%) MCSE
6 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (40.00%) SAN
7 6 (40.00%) Intel
7 6 (40.00%) Windows NT
7 6 (40.00%) Change Management
7 6 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 6 (40.00%) NAS
8 5 (33.33%) Degree
8 5 (33.33%) SCOM
8 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (53.33%) BizTalk Server
1 8 (53.33%) IIS
2 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
4 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2000
4 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
5 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) SAN
1 6 (40.00%) NAS
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) Broadband
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
3 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) LDAP
3 1 (6.67%) Intranet
General
1 4 (26.67%) Banking
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Wintel Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) J2EE
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) XML
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
1 1 (6.67%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Clustering
2 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (46.67%) Windows 2000
5 6 (40.00%) Windows NT
5 6 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (33.33%) UNIX
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (6.67%) AIX
8 1 (6.67%) Linux
8 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
8 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
8 1 (6.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (40.00%) Change Management
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Content Management
5 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Load Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Scripting
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.67%) ITSM
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) SOA
5 1 (6.67%) Project Management
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) VBScript
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) MCSE
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) MCP
4 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (6.67%) CCENT
5 1 (6.67%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) ISEB
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 11 (73.33%) Terminal Services
2 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (53.33%) ISA Server
3 8 (53.33%) VMware ESX
4 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (20.00%) XenApp
4 3 (20.00%) vSphere
4 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) BladeLogic
2 5 (33.33%) SCOM
2 5 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (20.00%) ARCserve
3 3 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (20.00%) NetBackup
3 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) Citrix
2 11 (73.33%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) Intel
4 3 (20.00%) Symantec
5 1 (6.67%) PlateSpin
5 1 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) HP