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 20 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 137 130 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 6 16 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% 0.48% -
As % of the System Software category 1.92% 4.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
312 347 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.81% 10.45% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 183 111
Average daily rate £300 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £195 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 38 40
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.90 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £20.35 £47.50
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 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

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 20 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
Bristol +9 5 £300 -14.28% 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
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England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
1 6 (85.71%) SAN
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (71.43%) Degree
2 5 (71.43%) Digital Forensics
2 5 (71.43%) MS Access
3 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) MySQL
5 1 (14.29%) IIS
5 1 (14.29%) MCP
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) VoIP
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) VPN
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
5 1 (14.29%) ARCserve
5 1 (14.29%) Symantec
5 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
5 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) SAN
2 5 (71.43%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (71.43%) MS Access
3 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Network Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 4 (57.14%) Network Support
2 4 (57.14%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Digital Forensics
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) Degree
3 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) MCP
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) ARCserve
1 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) VMware