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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 639 619 582
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -37
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 25 28 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.049% 0.073%
As % of the System Software category 0.39% 0.49% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 23
Median daily rate £400 £330 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £217 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £293 £350
% change year-on-year
+36.75% -16.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
6406 5681 5431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.46% 10.01% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3924 3132 2804
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 682 625
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.87 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.18 £35.00 £34.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.32%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -12 20 £400 +21.21% 4
London -16 16 £400 +19.40% 2
Scotland - 4 £400 -
Edinburgh - 3 £413 -
Yorkshire +1 2 - - 1
Selby - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
City of London +40 1 £425 -
Cheshire -5 1 £500 +122.22%
North West -9 1 £500 +122.22%
South East -14 1 £280 -
Wokingham - 1 £280 -
Berkshire - 1 £280 -
Bridgend - 1 £400 - 1
South Wales - 1 £400 - 1
Wales - 1 £400 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £100 -

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 28 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 24 (57.14%) Windows
3 22 (52.38%) Active Directory
3 22 (52.38%) Windows Server
4 21 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (50.00%) VMware
5 19 (45.24%) SQL Server
6 18 (42.86%) SQL
6 18 (42.86%) MS Exchange
7 15 (35.71%) DNS
7 15 (35.71%) SAN
8 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (28.57%) Citrix
11 11 (26.19%) Data Centre
12 9 (21.43%) ITIL
13 8 (19.05%) Oracle
13 8 (19.05%) OLAP
13 8 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (19.05%) VMS
13 8 (19.05%) DHCP
13 8 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2016
13 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (19.05%) IaaS
13 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (19.05%) PaaS
13 8 (19.05%) Load Balancing
13 8 (19.05%) Network Security
14 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007

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 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (14.29%) Skype for Business
4 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Office
1 6 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) IaaS
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (19.05%) PaaS
2 3 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) DNS
1 15 (35.71%) SAN
2 8 (19.05%) DHCP
2 8 (19.05%) Network Security
3 7 (16.67%) NAS
3 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 6 (14.29%) Firewall
5 5 (11.90%) VPN
6 4 (9.52%) iSCSI
6 4 (9.52%) LAN
6 4 (9.52%) LDAP
6 4 (9.52%) WAN
7 3 (7.14%) FCoE
7 3 (7.14%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (4.76%) Internet
8 2 (4.76%) VLAN
9 1 (2.38%) BGP
9 1 (2.38%) EIGRP
9 1 (2.38%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (45.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (19.05%) OLAP
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.76%) Informix
4 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Toad
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Electronics
4 1 (2.38%) Games
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Analyst
3 7 (16.67%) Senior Support Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Administrator
4 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Consultant
7 3 (7.14%) VMWare Administrator
8 2 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Data Migration Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Migration Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Test Data Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) VMware Consultant
8 2 (4.76%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (7.14%) XML
1 3 (7.14%) XML Messaging
2 2 (4.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.90%) Private Cloud
3 3 (7.14%) Clustering
3 3 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (7.14%) SWIFT
4 2 (4.76%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.76%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.38%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.38%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 24 (57.14%) Windows
2 22 (52.38%) Windows Server
3 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (19.05%) VMS
4 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (16.67%) Linux
6 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (11.90%) Solaris
7 5 (11.90%) Unix
8 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (7.14%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
10 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.43%) ITIL
3 8 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (19.05%) Load Balancing
4 6 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (11.90%) DevOps
5 5 (11.90%) Kanban
5 5 (11.90%) Server Building
6 4 (9.52%) Change Management
6 4 (9.52%) Migration
6 4 (9.52%) Re-Platforming
6 4 (9.52%) Service Management
7 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
7 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (7.14%) ITIL V3
7 3 (7.14%) Project Management
7 3 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
8 2 (4.76%) Capacity Management
8 2 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 18 (42.86%) SQL
2 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.14%) Perl
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (4.76%) CCNP
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.76%) Degree
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.38%) MCP
4 1 (2.38%) MCSE
4 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) ISO15022
1 3 (7.14%) ISO20022
1 3 (7.14%) QA
1 3 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 21 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 5 (11.90%) vSphere
5 4 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (7.14%) NFS
6 3 (7.14%) vCloud
7 2 (4.76%) Terminal Services
7 2 (4.76%) XenApp
7 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.38%) Samba
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 5 (11.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (7.14%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (7.14%) SCCM
3 3 (7.14%) Simpana
3 3 (7.14%) SnapVault
3 3 (7.14%) vMotion
4 2 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.38%) DameWare
5 1 (2.38%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.38%) vRealize
5 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 21 (50.00%) VMware
3 12 (28.57%) Citrix
4 8 (19.05%) Oracle
5 7 (16.67%) HP
6 5 (11.90%) NetApp
7 4 (9.52%) Cisco
7 4 (9.52%) EMC
7 4 (9.52%) IBM
7 4 (9.52%) Symantec
7 4 (9.52%) Veeam
8 3 (7.14%) CommVault
8 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
8 3 (7.14%) Sun
9 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.76%) Mitel
10 1 (2.38%) AppSense
10 1 (2.38%) arcserve
10 1 (2.38%) Brocade
10 1 (2.38%) Remedy