The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the South West region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 128 113 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 6 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.047% -
As % of the System Software category 1.89% 0.50% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.17 - £35.00
System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
317 201 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.34% 9.38% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 113 123
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £203 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 24 22
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.79 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £23.75 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

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 30 July 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 - - - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 21 (84.00%) Service Delivery
2 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (76.00%) SC Cleared
2 19 (76.00%) Security Cleared
3 17 (68.00%) Capacity Management
3 17 (68.00%) Asset Management
3 17 (68.00%) CMDB
3 17 (68.00%) Operations Management
4 16 (64.00%) Portfolio Management
4 16 (64.00%) SolarWinds
5 15 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (48.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (44.00%) SAP
7 11 (44.00%) Web Services
8 9 (36.00%) GIS
9 8 (32.00%) Test Strategy
9 8 (32.00%) ITIL
9 8 (32.00%) PRINCE2
9 8 (32.00%) Windows
9 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
10 7 (28.00%) UML
11 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
11 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (24.00%) SAN
11 6 (24.00%) Project Management
11 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (24.00%) Test Management
11 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
12 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (20.00%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) SAN
2 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) NAS
3 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (8.00%) Front Office
1 2 (8.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Support Technician
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Team Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.00%) Wintel Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Technician
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Technician
6 1 (4.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (44.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (68.00%) CMDB
2 9 (36.00%) GIS
3 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.00%) Statistics
3 1 (4.00%) Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (84.00%) Service Delivery
2 17 (68.00%) Capacity Management
2 17 (68.00%) Asset Management
2 17 (68.00%) Operations Management
3 16 (64.00%) Portfolio Management
4 15 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (32.00%) Test Strategy
5 8 (32.00%) ITIL
5 8 (32.00%) PRINCE2
6 7 (28.00%) UML
7 6 (24.00%) Project Management
7 6 (24.00%) Test Management
7 6 (24.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (20.00%) Service Management
9 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (8.00%) Change Management
10 2 (8.00%) Business Continuity
10 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) C
2 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) SC Cleared
1 19 (76.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (24.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 4 (16.00%) MCP
3 4 (16.00%) ISEB
4 3 (12.00%) MCITP
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (12.00%) MCSE
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.00%) NFS
2 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) XenApp
3 1 (4.00%) vSphere
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (4.00%) Xen
3 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) WSUS
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (64.00%) SolarWinds
3 11 (44.00%) SAP
4 5 (20.00%) Oracle
5 4 (16.00%) HP
5 4 (16.00%) Citrix
5 4 (16.00%) VMware
6 1 (4.00%) AppSense
6 1 (4.00%) Symantec