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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 628 615 595
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 23 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.054% 0.042%
As % of the System Software category 0.35% 0.51% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 14
Median daily rate £350 £283 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £343 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £333 £248 £325
% change year-on-year
+34.34% -23.84%
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
6611 6031 5593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.24% 10.57% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4147 3432 3029
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 £199 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 615 667
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%

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 July 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 17 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 July 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 -25 20 £400 +41.59% 9
North East - 13 £330 -
Tyne and Wear - 13 £330 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £330 -
London +2 3 £490 +53.12% 1
East Midlands - 3 £400 - 1
Lincoln - 3 £400 -
Lincolnshire - 3 £400 -
City of London +47 2 £460 +24.32%
Edinburgh - 2 £113 -
Scotland - 2 £113 -
South East 0 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 49 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 38 (77.55%) Microsoft
3 33 (67.35%) VMware
3 33 (67.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (65.31%) Windows
5 31 (63.27%) Active Directory
6 29 (59.18%) SQL Server
7 27 (55.10%) Windows Server
8 17 (34.69%) SQL
9 15 (30.61%) MS Exchange
10 14 (28.57%) Security Cleared
11 13 (26.53%) Relational Database
11 13 (26.53%) RDBMS
12 12 (24.49%) DNS
12 12 (24.49%) Manufacturing
13 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (22.45%) Configuration Management
13 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
13 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
14 10 (20.41%) Network Security
14 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (20.41%) VMS
14 10 (20.41%) Citrix
14 10 (20.41%) SAN
14 10 (20.41%) VMware ESX
15 9 (18.37%) Migration
15 9 (18.37%) Siemens
15 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
16 8 (16.33%) PaaS
16 8 (16.33%) Integration Testing

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 15 (30.61%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (8.16%) Skype for Business
4 3 (6.12%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (4.08%) Apache
5 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.08%) IBM Notes
5 2 (4.08%) IIS
5 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.08%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (16.33%) IaaS
2 8 (16.33%) PaaS
3 2 (4.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) DNS
2 10 (20.41%) Network Security
2 10 (20.41%) SAN
3 6 (12.24%) DHCP
3 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.16%) LAN
4 4 (8.16%) NAS
4 4 (8.16%) WAN
5 3 (6.12%) FCoE
5 3 (6.12%) iSCSI
6 2 (4.08%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (4.08%) Firewall
6 2 (4.08%) Internet
6 2 (4.08%) VLAN
6 2 (4.08%) VPN
7 1 (2.04%) BGP
7 1 (2.04%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.04%) OSPF
7 1 (2.04%) PBX
7 1 (2.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (59.18%) SQL Server
2 13 (26.53%) RDBMS
2 13 (26.53%) Relational Database
3 8 (16.33%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (16.33%) OLAP
3 8 (16.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (4.08%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (24.49%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) French Language
2 2 (4.08%) German Language
2 2 (4.08%) Portuguese Language
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
2 2 (4.08%) Spanish Language
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Games
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Technical Leader
2 8 (16.33%) Support Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) Administrator
3 7 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Analyst
5 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.16%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.12%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) VMWare Administrator
8 2 (4.08%) Consultant
8 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) IT Administrator
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Support Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Web Services
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.20%) Clustering
3 3 (6.12%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.08%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.08%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.04%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.04%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (65.31%) Windows
2 27 (55.10%) Windows Server
3 10 (20.41%) VMS
3 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (14.29%) Linux
6 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.12%) Solaris
7 3 (6.12%) Unix
8 2 (4.08%) Mac OS
8 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.08%) Windows NT
9 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone
9 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (22.45%) Configuration Management
2 9 (18.37%) Migration
3 8 (16.33%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (16.33%) Data Migration
3 8 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (16.33%) Integration Testing
3 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
4 7 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (12.24%) Change Management
6 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (10.20%) ITIL
7 4 (8.16%) Server Building
8 3 (6.12%) DevOps
8 3 (6.12%) Kanban
8 3 (6.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (4.08%) Re-Platforming
9 2 (4.08%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (4.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) SQL
2 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.12%) Perl
4 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.08%) Python
4 2 (4.08%) VBScript
5 1 (2.04%) C#
5 1 (2.04%) C++
5 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (8.16%) Degree
4 4 (8.16%) MCSE
4 4 (8.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.08%) CCNA
6 2 (4.08%) CCNP
6 2 (4.08%) CEH
6 2 (4.08%) CISSP
6 2 (4.08%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (4.08%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.04%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 33 (67.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (63.27%) Active Directory
4 10 (20.41%) VMware ESX
5 5 (10.20%) Terminal Services
5 5 (10.20%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (10.20%) vSphere
6 3 (6.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.12%) NFS
6 3 (6.12%) vCloud
7 2 (4.08%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.04%) XenApp
8 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (8.16%) Backup Exec
4 3 (6.12%) SCCM
4 3 (6.12%) SnapVault
4 3 (6.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.04%) DameWare
5 1 (2.04%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.04%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.04%) Perfmon
5 1 (2.04%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.04%) vRealize
5 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (77.55%) Microsoft
2 33 (67.35%) VMware
3 10 (20.41%) Citrix
4 9 (18.37%) Siemens
5 7 (14.29%) NetApp
5 7 (14.29%) Symantec
6 5 (10.20%) HP
6 5 (10.20%) Oracle
7 4 (8.16%) arcserve
7 4 (8.16%) Remedy
8 3 (6.12%) IBM
8 3 (6.12%) Mitel
8 3 (6.12%) Veeam
9 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.08%) Cisco
9 2 (4.08%) Lotus
9 2 (4.08%) Novell
9 2 (4.08%) Qualys
10 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.04%) Sun