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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 142 112 -
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.12% 0.047% -
As % of the System Software category 1.17% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
343 215 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.34% 10.06% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 107 126
Average daily rate £350 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £164 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 48 41
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.50 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

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 22 October 2014. 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 - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 10 (83.33%) Service Delivery
1 10 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 10 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (66.67%) SAN
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) HP
3 7 (58.33%) ITIL
3 7 (58.33%) Service Management
4 6 (50.00%) Back Office
5 5 (41.67%) SLA
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) Change Management
6 4 (33.33%) Web Services
6 4 (33.33%) Oracle
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) Citrix
6 4 (33.33%) SolarWinds
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
6 4 (33.33%) Operations Management
6 4 (33.33%) CMDB
6 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (33.33%) Capacity Management
6 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
7 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 3 (25.00%) assyst

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (50.00%) Back Office
2 3 (25.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Support Technician
2 4 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Technician
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Back Office Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) CMDB
2 3 (25.00%) GIS
3 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Statistics
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Service Delivery
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) Service Management
3 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 4 (33.33%) Operations Management
3 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 4 (33.33%) Portfolio Management
3 4 (33.33%) Capacity Management
3 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (25.00%) UML
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) R
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 10 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) MCITP
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) MCSE
2 3 (25.00%) MCP
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 3 (25.00%) SAP