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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 631 624 610
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 19 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.053% 0.044%
As % of the System Software category 0.29% 0.51% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 13
Median daily rate £330 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £243 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £426 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £248 £325
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -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
6445 6090 5790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.88% 10.42% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4093 3430 3225
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 615 663
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -18 18 £333 +5.55% 8
North East - 13 £330 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £330 -
Tyne and Wear - 13 £330 -
South East +1 2 £225 -22.74% 1
Lincolnshire - 2 £400 -
East Midlands - 2 £400 -
Lincoln - 2 £400 -
Berkshire +10 1 £225 -
South West +9 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £115 -
Scotland - 1 £115 - 1
Hampshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £225 -
Hook - 1 - -

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 44 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 38 (86.36%) Microsoft
3 29 (65.91%) Windows
3 29 (65.91%) VMware
3 29 (65.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (59.09%) SQL Server
5 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
6 24 (54.55%) Windows Server
7 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
8 13 (29.55%) Relational Database
8 13 (29.55%) RDBMS
8 13 (29.55%) SQL
8 13 (29.55%) MS Exchange
9 12 (27.27%) MS Excel
9 12 (27.27%) Manufacturing
10 11 (25.00%) Configuration Management
10 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
11 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (22.73%) Network Security
11 10 (22.73%) VMware ESX
11 10 (22.73%) VMS
12 9 (20.45%) Siemens
12 9 (20.45%) Migration
12 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (18.18%) Data Migration
13 8 (18.18%) PaaS
13 8 (18.18%) Integration Testing
13 8 (18.18%) Load Balancing
13 8 (18.18%) IaaS
13 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2016

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 13 (29.55%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.91%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.82%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (4.55%) Apache
5 2 (4.55%) IBM Notes
5 2 (4.55%) IIS
5 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.55%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (18.18%) IaaS
2 8 (18.18%) PaaS
3 2 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) Network Security
2 7 (15.91%) DNS
3 5 (11.36%) SAN
3 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.09%) DHCP
5 3 (6.82%) FCoE
5 3 (6.82%) iSCSI
5 3 (6.82%) NAS
6 2 (4.55%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.27%) Firewall
7 1 (2.27%) Internet
7 1 (2.27%) Intranet
7 1 (2.27%) LAN
7 1 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.27%) VoIP
7 1 (2.27%) VPN
7 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (59.09%) SQL Server
2 13 (29.55%) RDBMS
2 13 (29.55%) Relational Database
3 8 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (18.18%) OLAP
3 8 (18.18%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (27.27%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
2 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) French Language
3 2 (4.55%) German Language
3 2 (4.55%) Portuguese Language
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.27%) Electronics
4 1 (2.27%) Games
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Technical Leader
2 10 (22.73%) Support Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Senior Support Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Administrator
5 4 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) VMWare Administrator
7 2 (4.55%) Citrix Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Citrix Support Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.55%) VMS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) Clustering
3 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.55%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.55%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.55%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (65.91%) Windows
2 24 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 10 (22.73%) VMS
3 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.36%) Linux
6 3 (6.82%) Solaris
7 2 (4.55%) Mac OS
7 2 (4.55%) Unix
7 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.55%) Windows NT
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 9 (20.45%) Migration
3 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 8 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 8 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 7 (15.91%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (15.91%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (13.64%) Change Management
6 5 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (11.36%) ITIL
7 3 (6.82%) Service Management
8 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
8 2 (4.55%) Security Operations
8 2 (4.55%) Vulnerability Management
8 2 (4.55%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 1 (2.27%) Matrix Organization
9 1 (2.27%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) SQL
2 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.82%) Perl
4 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.55%) Python
4 2 (4.55%) VBScript
5 1 (2.27%) C#
5 1 (2.27%) C++
5 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) DV Cleared
3 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (9.09%) MCSE
5 3 (6.82%) Degree
6 2 (4.55%) CCNA
6 2 (4.55%) CEH
6 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.55%) CISSP
6 2 (4.55%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (4.55%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.27%) MCP
7 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (6.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 29 (65.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
4 10 (22.73%) VMware ESX
5 4 (9.09%) Terminal Services
6 3 (6.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (6.82%) NFS
7 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
7 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.55%) vSphere
8 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) NetBackup
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (9.09%) Backup Exec
4 3 (6.82%) SnapVault
5 2 (4.55%) SCCM
6 1 (2.27%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.27%) Perfmon
6 1 (2.27%) SCOrch
6 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
6 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 29 (65.91%) VMware
3 9 (20.45%) Siemens
4 7 (15.91%) NetApp
4 7 (15.91%) Symantec
5 5 (11.36%) Citrix
6 4 (9.09%) arcserve
6 4 (9.09%) HP
6 4 (9.09%) Remedy
7 3 (6.82%) IBM
8 2 (4.55%) Lotus
8 2 (4.55%) Mitel
8 2 (4.55%) Novell
8 2 (4.55%) Oracle
8 2 (4.55%) Qualys
9 1 (2.27%) Fujitsu
9 1 (2.27%) Intel Security
9 1 (2.27%) SAP
9 1 (2.27%) Sophos