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 30 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 253 233 220
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 10 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.066% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 0.86% 0.59% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 8
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£338 £450 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +93.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £350 £278
% change year-on-year
-26.42% +26.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.33 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.17 -
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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
1164 1011 1141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.37% 11.08% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 498 564
Average daily rate £365 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 128 181
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.81 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.48% -14.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -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 30 June 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
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Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
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Last Year
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Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (91.67%) SAN
2 11 (91.67%) Red Hat
2 11 (91.67%) SQL
2 11 (91.67%) UNIX
3 10 (83.33%) Client/Server
3 10 (83.33%) Oracle
3 10 (83.33%) Solaris
3 10 (83.33%) Linux
3 10 (83.33%) Sun
3 10 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (83.33%) NAS
4 9 (75.00%) Capacity Management
4 9 (75.00%) Symantec
4 9 (75.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (75.00%) NetBackup
5 8 (66.67%) Finance
6 7 (58.33%) SSH
6 7 (58.33%) FTP
6 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
6 7 (58.33%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (41.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
7 5 (41.67%) SAP
7 5 (41.67%) Informatica
7 5 (41.67%) Veritas
7 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (41.67%) Banking
8 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) SAN
2 10 (83.33%) NAS
3 7 (58.33%) SSH
3 7 (58.33%) FTP
4 2 (16.67%) Intranet
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
3 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 4 (33.33%) RDBMS
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (8.33%) MySQL
General
1 8 (66.67%) Finance
2 5 (41.67%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) DBA
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
4 2 (16.67%) SQL DBA
5 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Storage Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Storage Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) UNIX Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 10 (83.33%) Client/Server
2 7 (58.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) UNIX
3 10 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (83.33%) Solaris
3 10 (83.33%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Capacity Management
2 3 (25.00%) Change Management
2 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (33.33%) Veritas File System
3 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 9 (75.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (91.67%) Red Hat
3 10 (83.33%) Sun
3 10 (83.33%) Oracle
4 9 (75.00%) Symantec
5 5 (41.67%) SAP
5 5 (41.67%) Informatica
5 5 (41.67%) Veritas
6 4 (33.33%) Cognos
7 1 (8.33%) Citrix
7 1 (8.33%) Apple
7 1 (8.33%) Altiris