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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 258 240 234
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 1 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.010% 0.13% 0.048%
As % of the System Software category 0.080% 1.18% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1245 1098 969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.37% 11.35% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 510 451
Average daily rate £370 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £154 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 153 179
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 21 April 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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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 - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
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Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (86.67%) UNIX
3 10 (66.67%) SAN
4 9 (60.00%) NAS
5 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
5 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
5 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
5 8 (53.33%) Citrix
6 7 (46.67%) Red Hat
6 7 (46.67%) SQL
6 7 (46.67%) Finance
7 6 (40.00%) Solaris
7 6 (40.00%) Linux
7 6 (40.00%) Oracle
7 6 (40.00%) Client/Server
7 6 (40.00%) Sun
7 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (33.33%) SSH
8 5 (33.33%) SCCM
8 5 (33.33%) Banking
8 5 (33.33%) Altiris
8 5 (33.33%) FTP
8 5 (33.33%) Apple
9 4 (26.67%) IIS
9 4 (26.67%) Change Management
9 4 (26.67%) NetBackup
9 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (26.67%) Symantec
9 4 (26.67%) Norton AntiVirus

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 4 (26.67%) IIS
2 3 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) SAN
2 9 (60.00%) NAS
3 5 (33.33%) SSH
3 5 (33.33%) FTP
4 2 (13.33%) Intranet
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall
5 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.67%) VPN
5 1 (6.67%) DNS
5 1 (6.67%) Network Security
5 1 (6.67%) Broadband
5 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.67%) MySQL
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Server Support
2 3 (20.00%) Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Support
3 2 (13.33%) DBA
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Server Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Linux Support
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle DBA
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (26.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (20.00%) Clustering
4 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) UNIX
3 6 (40.00%) Solaris
3 6 (40.00%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 2000
5 3 (20.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Change Management
1 4 (26.67%) Capacity Management
2 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) MCSE
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (20.00%) ISA Server
2 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Veritas File System
3 2 (13.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
2 4 (26.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (26.67%) NetBackup
3 3 (20.00%) BladeLogic
3 3 (20.00%) SCOM
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) Citrix
3 7 (46.67%) Red Hat
4 6 (40.00%) Sun
4 6 (40.00%) Oracle
5 5 (33.33%) Apple
5 5 (33.33%) Altiris
6 4 (26.67%) Symantec
7 3 (20.00%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) SAP
7 3 (20.00%) Intel
8 2 (13.33%) Informatica
8 2 (13.33%) Veritas
9 1 (6.67%) Cognos