The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Virtual Server skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank - 134 129
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 0 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.19% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category - 1.95% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 15
Average daily rate - £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £293 £350
% change year-on-year
+36.75% -16.42%
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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
344 307 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.74% 9.81% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 148 191
Average daily rate £350 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 49 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.06 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.22% +43.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £12.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £32.50 £25.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.32%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Virtual Server Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Microsoft Virtual Server
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Virtual Server Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Microsoft Virtual Server
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft Virtual Server Hourly Rate Trend in the South West