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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank - 253 227
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 0 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East - 0.10% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category - 0.84% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
Average daily rate - £280 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £285 £370
% change year-on-year
- -22.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Microsoft Virtual Server
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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
988 1189 1034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.54% 12.46% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 591 465
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 121 140
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) vMotion
2 1 (50.00%) Security Hardening
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Security Hardening
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSA
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco