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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 579 543 538
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 30 39 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.071% 0.032%
As % of the System Software category 0.55% 0.75% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 3
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£323 £353 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.51% -5.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £308 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £351 £364
% change year-on-year
-24.55% -3.43%
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
5433 5170 4466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.72% 9.47% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3021 2693 2149
Average daily rate £350 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £164 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 616 624
Average hourly rate £16.85 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.13% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.53 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%

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 5 May 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 23 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 5 May 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 -31 30 £323 -8.51% 12
London +24 12 £335 -10.66% 4
East Midlands -4 7 £347 -
South West -7 6 £300 -14.28% 3
Derby - 6 £347 -
Derbyshire - 6 £347 -
Bristol +12 5 £300 -14.28%
City of London - 5 £425 - 1
North West - 3 £265 -
Yorkshire -17 2 £140 - 4
South Yorkshire - 2 £140 - 1
Lancashire - 2 £265 -
Sheffield - 2 £140 - 1
Blackburn - 2 £265 -
South East -35 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £225 -
Exeter - 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £225 -
Devon - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 50 (87.72%) Windows
2 47 (82.46%) Microsoft
3 26 (45.61%) SQL Server
4 25 (43.86%) MS Excel
4 25 (43.86%) SAN
4 25 (43.86%) Finance
5 23 (40.35%) Active Directory
6 21 (36.84%) VMware
6 21 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (35.09%) Oracle
8 19 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (31.58%) SQL
10 17 (29.82%) Citrix
11 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (26.32%) DNS
12 15 (26.32%) UNIX
12 15 (26.32%) Linux
13 14 (24.56%) Migration
14 13 (22.81%) TCP/IP
14 13 (22.81%) HP
14 13 (22.81%) NAS
15 12 (21.05%) Workflow
16 11 (19.30%) VMware ESX
16 11 (19.30%) Red Hat
16 11 (19.30%) Symantec
16 11 (19.30%) DHCP
16 11 (19.30%) IIS
16 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
17 10 (17.54%) Capacity Management

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 11 (19.30%) IIS
2 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
3 7 (12.28%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
7 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.75%) Apache
Applications
1 25 (43.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.02%) MS Project
3 3 (5.26%) MS Office
4 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) IaaS
2 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.86%) SAN
2 15 (26.32%) DNS
3 13 (22.81%) TCP/IP
3 13 (22.81%) NAS
4 11 (19.30%) DHCP
5 9 (15.79%) FTP
6 7 (12.28%) Firewall
7 5 (8.77%) SSH
7 5 (8.77%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (7.02%) WAN
8 4 (7.02%) SMTP
8 4 (7.02%) LAN
9 3 (5.26%) VPN
10 2 (3.51%) Intranet
10 2 (3.51%) VLAN
11 1 (1.75%) Network Security
11 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.75%) Internet
11 1 (1.75%) DDNS
11 1 (1.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (45.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.54%) RDBMS
2 10 (17.54%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (8.77%) MS Access
4 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.51%) MySQL
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.51%) DTS
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 25 (43.86%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Banking
3 7 (12.28%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Publishing
6 1 (1.75%) Marketing
6 1 (1.75%) Legal
6 1 (1.75%) Electronics
6 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) Administrator
2 9 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Technical Support
4 5 (8.77%) Server Support
4 5 (8.77%) Network Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Project Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Network Support
5 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (7.02%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) Wintel Specialist
6 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) VMWare Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Clustering
1 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.53%) Client/Server
3 5 (8.77%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.51%) Open Source
5 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.75%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.75%) DTV
6 1 (1.75%) PMI
6 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 50 (87.72%) Windows
2 21 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (26.32%) UNIX
5 15 (26.32%) Linux
6 9 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (10.53%) Solaris
8 4 (7.02%) Windows 2000
9 3 (5.26%) Windows NT
9 3 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.75%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) Migration
2 12 (21.05%) Workflow
3 10 (17.54%) Capacity Management
4 7 (12.28%) Workflow Management
4 7 (12.28%) Change Management
4 7 (12.28%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (10.53%) Project Management
6 5 (8.77%) ITIL
6 5 (8.77%) Configuration Management
6 5 (8.77%) Digital Forensics
6 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.26%) Asset Management
8 3 (5.26%) Time Management
9 2 (3.51%) Change Control
9 2 (3.51%) Data Analysis
9 2 (3.51%) Programme Management
9 2 (3.51%) Service Management
9 2 (3.51%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.75%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) SQL
2 7 (12.28%) C
3 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.51%) VBScript
5 1 (1.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.54%) Degree
3 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (14.04%) MCSE
5 6 (10.53%) MCP
6 4 (7.02%) PMI Certification
7 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (5.26%) PMP
8 2 (3.51%) MCSA
8 2 (3.51%) MCITP
9 1 (1.75%) MCTS
9 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 23 (40.35%) Active Directory
2 21 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (19.30%) VMware ESX
4 6 (10.53%) Terminal Services
4 6 (10.53%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.77%) XenApp
6 4 (7.02%) ISA Server
6 4 (7.02%) vSphere
7 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.26%) NFS
7 3 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (3.51%) Veritas File System
8 2 (3.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) NetBackup
1 8 (14.04%) SCCM
1 8 (14.04%) SCOM
2 7 (12.28%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (12.28%) Backup Exec
3 4 (7.02%) MOM
3 4 (7.02%) ARCserve
4 3 (5.26%) BladeLogic
5 2 (3.51%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.75%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.75%) WSUS
6 1 (1.75%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (82.46%) Microsoft
2 21 (36.84%) VMware
3 20 (35.09%) Oracle
4 17 (29.82%) Citrix
5 13 (22.81%) HP
6 11 (19.30%) Red Hat
6 11 (19.30%) Symantec
7 7 (12.28%) Sybase
8 6 (10.53%) Sun
8 6 (10.53%) Cisco
8 6 (10.53%) NetApp
9 5 (8.77%) Siemens
9 5 (8.77%) Apple
9 5 (8.77%) Altiris
10 4 (7.02%) SAP
11 3 (5.26%) Brocade
11 3 (5.26%) 3PAR
11 3 (5.26%) Intel
12 2 (3.51%) McAfee
12 2 (3.51%) Veritas
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