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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 241 212 233
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 23 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.26% 0.048%
As % of the System Software category 1.85% 1.97% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 1
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£363 £285 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.19% -14.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £286 £335
% change year-on-year
+22.27% -14.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00
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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
1240 1114 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.50% 13.09% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 510 365
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £174 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 160 175
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.26 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 17 December 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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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
West Sussex - 8 £375 -
Surrey -7 6 £325 +30.00%
Buckinghamshire -17 5 - -
Hampshire - 3 £280 - 3
Oxfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
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Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 32 (96.97%) Windows
1 32 (96.97%) Microsoft
2 22 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (60.61%) Active Directory
5 18 (54.55%) UNIX
5 18 (54.55%) Clustering
6 17 (51.52%) NAS
6 17 (51.52%) MCSE
6 17 (51.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (51.52%) SAN
7 16 (48.48%) Citrix
8 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (42.42%) MS Excel
9 14 (42.42%) SQL
10 13 (39.39%) IIS
10 13 (39.39%) Terminal Services
10 13 (39.39%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (39.39%) ISA Server
10 13 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (39.39%) BladeLogic
10 13 (39.39%) Change Management
10 13 (39.39%) VMware
11 12 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (36.36%) SLA
11 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
11 12 (36.36%) Windows 2000
12 11 (33.33%) Windows NT
12 11 (33.33%) Intel
12 11 (33.33%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 13 (39.39%) IIS
1 13 (39.39%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (42.42%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (51.52%) NAS
1 17 (51.52%) SAN
2 5 (15.15%) SSH
2 5 (15.15%) FTP
3 4 (12.12%) Broadband
4 2 (6.06%) Intranet
4 2 (6.06%) Firewall
5 1 (3.03%) Internet
5 1 (3.03%) SSL
5 1 (3.03%) VoIP
5 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
2 3 (9.09%) RDBMS
2 3 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (27.27%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Publishing
4 1 (3.03%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Server Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Administrator
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Server Support
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) DBA
6 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
1 1 (3.03%) XML
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) J2EE
1 1 (3.03%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (54.55%) Clustering
2 6 (18.18%) Client/Server
2 6 (18.18%) Mainframe
3 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 32 (96.97%) Windows
2 22 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (54.55%) UNIX
5 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (36.36%) Windows 2000
7 11 (33.33%) Windows NT
8 10 (30.30%) Windows 2000 Server
9 7 (21.21%) Linux
10 6 (18.18%) Solaris
10 6 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (3.03%) zOS
11 1 (3.03%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Change Management
2 12 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (27.27%) ITIL
4 4 (12.12%) Capacity Management
5 3 (9.09%) ITIL V3
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.03%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Content Management
6 1 (3.03%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (42.42%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (51.52%) MCSE
1 17 (51.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (30.30%) Degree
3 6 (18.18%) MCP
4 1 (3.03%) CCENT
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) CCNA
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (36.36%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (60.61%) Active Directory
2 13 (39.39%) Terminal Services
2 13 (39.39%) ISA Server
2 13 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (30.30%) VMware ESX
4 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
5 3 (9.09%) vSphere
5 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (6.06%) Veritas File System
6 2 (6.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 13 (39.39%) BladeLogic
2 9 (27.27%) SCOM
3 8 (24.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (12.12%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (12.12%) NetBackup
5 3 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (96.97%) Microsoft
2 16 (48.48%) Citrix
3 13 (39.39%) VMware
4 11 (33.33%) Intel
5 6 (18.18%) Oracle
5 6 (18.18%) Sun
5 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 4 (12.12%) Symantec
7 3 (9.09%) Altiris
7 3 (9.09%) Apple
7 3 (9.09%) SAP
8 2 (6.06%) Informatica
8 2 (6.06%) Veritas
9 1 (3.03%) PlateSpin
9 1 (3.03%) IBM
9 1 (3.03%) Cognos