The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Virtual Server skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Virtual Server over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 620 598 578
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 26 40 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.073% 0.068%
As % of the System Software category 0.38% 0.69% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 25
Median daily rate £385 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £352 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £250 £350
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.17

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6771 5823 5449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.57% 10.56% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3288 2949
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £188 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 604 629
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.98 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.23% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £29.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Microsoft Virtual Server Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server within the UK.

Microsoft Virtual Server Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

Microsoft Virtual Server Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server within the UK.

Microsoft Virtual Server Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 21 £400 +33.33% 4
London -10 9 £400 +25.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £350 -
North East - 7 £350 -
Scotland - 3 £110 -
Lincoln - 3 £400 -
Lincolnshire - 3 £400 -
East Midlands - 3 £400 -
City of London +33 2 £460 +43.75%
South East -14 2 £280 -17.03% 2
South Wales - 2 £400 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £113 -
Wales - 2 £400 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £280 - 1
Bridgend - 1 £400 -
Cardiff - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £280 -
Glasgow - 1 £100 -

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 47 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 34 (72.34%) Microsoft
3 30 (63.83%) VMware
3 30 (63.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (61.70%) Windows
5 28 (59.57%) Active Directory
6 24 (51.06%) SQL Server
6 24 (51.06%) Windows Server
7 18 (38.30%) MS Exchange
8 17 (36.17%) SQL
9 15 (31.91%) DNS
10 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (23.40%) Data Centre
11 11 (23.40%) SAN
12 10 (21.28%) Citrix
12 10 (21.28%) VMS
12 10 (21.28%) VMware ESX
12 10 (21.28%) Network Security
13 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
14 8 (17.02%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (17.02%) OLAP
14 8 (17.02%) DHCP
14 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
14 8 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (17.02%) PaaS
14 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
14 8 (17.02%) Load Balancing

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (38.30%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
3 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (8.51%) Skype for Business
5 3 (6.38%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (4.26%) Apache
6 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (4.26%) IBM Notes
6 2 (4.26%) IIS
6 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
6 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
6 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.51%) MS Office
2 4 (8.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (17.02%) IaaS
2 8 (17.02%) PaaS
3 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.91%) DNS
2 11 (23.40%) SAN
3 10 (21.28%) Network Security
4 8 (17.02%) DHCP
4 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
5 5 (10.64%) LAN
5 5 (10.64%) WAN
6 4 (8.51%) Firewall
6 4 (8.51%) NAS
6 4 (8.51%) VPN
7 3 (6.38%) FCoE
7 3 (6.38%) iSCSI
8 2 (4.26%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (4.26%) Internet
8 2 (4.26%) VLAN
9 1 (2.13%) BGP
9 1 (2.13%) EIGRP
9 1 (2.13%) Intranet
9 1 (2.13%) OSPF
9 1 (2.13%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (51.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.02%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (17.02%) OLAP
2 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (14.89%) RDBMS
3 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (12.77%) Manufacturing
2 5 (10.64%) Finance
3 4 (8.51%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) French Language
4 2 (4.26%) German Language
4 2 (4.26%) Portuguese Language
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Spanish Language
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Electronics
5 1 (2.13%) Games
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) Support Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Administrator
2 7 (14.89%) Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Senior Support Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (10.64%) Technical Leader
5 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.51%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) VMWare Administrator
7 2 (4.26%) Citrix Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Citrix Support
7 2 (4.26%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) XML
2 2 (4.26%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (4.26%) Web Services
2 2 (4.26%) XML Messaging
3 1 (2.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Clustering
3 3 (6.38%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.26%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) SWIFT
4 2 (4.26%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.13%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.13%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 29 (61.70%) Windows
2 24 (51.06%) Windows Server
3 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (21.28%) VMS
5 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (14.89%) Linux
7 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (6.38%) Solaris
8 3 (6.38%) Unix
9 2 (4.26%) Mac OS
9 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
9 2 (4.26%) Windows NT
9 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.13%) Windows Phone
10 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (17.02%) Load Balancing
3 7 (14.89%) Change Management
3 7 (14.89%) Migration
4 6 (12.77%) ITIL
5 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
5 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (10.64%) Data Migration
5 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
5 5 (10.64%) Server Building
6 4 (8.51%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.38%) DevOps
7 3 (6.38%) Kanban
7 3 (6.38%) Project Management
7 3 (6.38%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (6.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.38%) Perl
4 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.26%) Python
4 2 (4.26%) VBScript
5 1 (2.13%) C#
5 1 (2.13%) C++
5 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.51%) Degree
3 4 (8.51%) MCSE
3 4 (8.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (6.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) CCNA
5 2 (4.26%) CCNP
5 2 (4.26%) CEH
5 2 (4.26%) CISSP
5 2 (4.26%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (4.26%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.13%) MCP
6 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (4.26%) ISO15022
3 2 (4.26%) ISO20022
3 2 (4.26%) SLA
4 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 47 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 30 (63.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (59.57%) Active Directory
4 10 (21.28%) VMware ESX
5 6 (12.77%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (10.64%) Terminal Services
6 5 (10.64%) vSphere
7 3 (6.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
7 3 (6.38%) NFS
7 3 (6.38%) vCloud
8 2 (4.26%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (2.13%) XenApp
9 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
9 1 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) NetBackup
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (8.51%) Backup Exec
3 4 (8.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (6.38%) SCCM
4 3 (6.38%) SnapVault
5 2 (4.26%) vMotion
6 1 (2.13%) DameWare
6 1 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.13%) HP SIM
6 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.13%) Perfmon
6 1 (2.13%) SCOrch
6 1 (2.13%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.13%) vRealize
6 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (72.34%) Microsoft
2 30 (63.83%) VMware
3 10 (21.28%) Citrix
4 7 (14.89%) NetApp
4 7 (14.89%) Symantec
5 6 (12.77%) Oracle
6 5 (10.64%) HP
6 5 (10.64%) Siemens
7 4 (8.51%) arcserve
7 4 (8.51%) Remedy
7 4 (8.51%) Veeam
8 3 (6.38%) IBM
8 3 (6.38%) Mitel
9 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.26%) Cisco
9 2 (4.26%) Lotus
9 2 (4.26%) Novell
9 2 (4.26%) Qualys
10 1 (2.13%) Intel Security
10 1 (2.13%) WorldPay
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