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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Virtual Server over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 552 543 526
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 20 31 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.061% 0.028%
As % of the System Software category 0.41% 0.65% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 7
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£338 £380 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.18% +40.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £259 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £380 £250
% change year-on-year
-21.05% +52.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
4905 4787 4340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 9.40% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2733 2346 2049
Average daily rate £385 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 550 727
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 26 February 2015.

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 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 26 February 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
England -16 19 £338 -13.46% 13
South East -32 8 £280 -14.82% 6
London +8 6 £450 - 5
Surrey - 6 £325 -
Epsom - 4 - -
East Midlands +7 2 £350 -15.15%
Hampshire -17 2 £280 -
Winchester - 2 £280 -
City of London - 2 £450 - 1
South West -9 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Leeds - 1 £300 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Cheltenham - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - - 3
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Telford - - - -
Watford - - - -
Worcester - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 3
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 46 (93.88%) Windows
2 43 (87.76%) Microsoft
3 32 (65.31%) Active Directory
4 26 (53.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (46.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (44.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (40.82%) SQL Server
7 20 (40.82%) MS Excel
7 20 (40.82%) VMware
8 19 (38.78%) Clustering
9 18 (36.73%) Finance
10 17 (34.69%) MCSE
10 17 (34.69%) MS Exchange
10 17 (34.69%) UNIX
10 17 (34.69%) Citrix
10 17 (34.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (32.65%) SQL
11 16 (32.65%) Hyper-V
12 15 (30.61%) ITIL
12 15 (30.61%) SAN
13 13 (26.53%) Change Management
13 13 (26.53%) NAS
14 12 (24.49%) Symantec
15 11 (22.45%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (22.45%) VMware ESX
15 11 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2003
15 11 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2007
16 10 (20.41%) Banking
16 10 (20.41%) Terminal Services

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 17 (34.69%) MS Exchange
2 11 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 11 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (20.41%) IIS
4 9 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (8.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
7 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (2.04%) Apache
8 1 (2.04%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (40.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.20%) MS Project
3 2 (4.08%) MS Office
3 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.61%) SAN
2 13 (26.53%) NAS
3 5 (10.20%) SSH
3 5 (10.20%) FTP
4 4 (8.16%) VPN
4 4 (8.16%) VLAN
4 4 (8.16%) Firewall
5 3 (6.12%) DHCP
5 3 (6.12%) DNS
6 2 (4.08%) Intranet
6 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.08%) Broadband
6 2 (4.08%) LAN
6 2 (4.08%) WAN
7 1 (2.04%) Internet
7 1 (2.04%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (40.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) RDBMS
2 6 (12.24%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.12%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.04%) MySQL
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 18 (36.73%) Finance
2 10 (20.41%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) Publishing
5 1 (2.04%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.04%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (18.37%) Server Engineer
2 6 (12.24%) Administrator
3 5 (10.20%) Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Server Support
3 5 (10.20%) Technical Support
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.08%) Project Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 19 (38.78%) Clustering
2 6 (12.24%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (12.24%) Client/Server
3 5 (10.20%) Mainframe
4 3 (6.12%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.08%) PMI
6 1 (2.04%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 46 (93.88%) Windows
2 26 (53.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (46.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (44.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (34.69%) UNIX
6 9 (18.37%) Linux
7 8 (16.33%) Windows 2000
8 7 (14.29%) Windows NT
8 7 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (12.24%) Solaris
10 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) ITIL
2 13 (26.53%) Change Management
3 11 (22.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (18.37%) Migration
5 6 (12.24%) Project Management
6 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2
7 4 (8.16%) Workflow
7 4 (8.16%) Capacity Management
8 3 (6.12%) Time Management
8 3 (6.12%) ITIL V3
8 3 (6.12%) Service Management
8 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.12%) Asset Management
9 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
9 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (4.08%) Change Control
9 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
9 2 (4.08%) People Management
10 1 (2.04%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.08%) VBScript
4 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (34.69%) MCSE
1 17 (34.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (18.37%) MCP
3 8 (16.33%) Degree
4 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
6 5 (10.20%) PMI Certification
7 3 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (6.12%) PMP
7 3 (6.12%) MCSA
8 1 (2.04%) MCITP
8 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 32 (65.31%) Active Directory
2 20 (40.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (32.65%) Hyper-V
4 11 (22.45%) VMware ESX
5 10 (20.41%) Terminal Services
6 7 (14.29%) ISA Server
7 4 (8.16%) XenApp
8 2 (4.08%) Veritas File System
8 2 (4.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (4.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (2.04%) KVM
9 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
9 1 (2.04%) Postfix
9 1 (2.04%) Squid
9 1 (2.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) NetBackup
2 7 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (14.29%) BladeLogic
3 6 (12.24%) SCCM
3 6 (12.24%) SCOM
4 5 (10.20%) Backup Exec
5 4 (8.16%) ARCserve
6 3 (6.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (2.04%) ZENworks
7 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.04%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 43 (87.76%) Microsoft
2 20 (40.82%) VMware
3 17 (34.69%) Citrix
4 12 (24.49%) Symantec
5 8 (16.33%) Oracle
6 7 (14.29%) HP
6 7 (14.29%) Intel
6 7 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 6 (12.24%) Sun
8 5 (10.20%) Cisco
8 5 (10.20%) Dell
8 5 (10.20%) EMC
8 5 (10.20%) Apple
8 5 (10.20%) NetApp
8 5 (10.20%) Altiris
9 3 (6.12%) SAP
10 2 (4.08%) Informatica
10 2 (4.08%) Siemens
10 2 (4.08%) Veritas
10 2 (4.08%) McAfee
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