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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 585 558 571
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 27 28 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.053% 0.057%
As % of the System Software category 0.49% 0.56% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 13
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£325 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £228 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £410 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £312
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.33 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.33 - £35.00

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
5498 5016 4776
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.54% 9.51% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3068 2659 2298
Average daily rate £338 £338 £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 566 590
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -8 26 £325 -9.72% 15
South East +8 11 - - 7
South West - 8 £325 - 5
East of England - 4 £313 -
City of London +21 1 - - 1
London 0 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire -4 1 - - 3
Leeds - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
South Wales - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
West Wales - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Wales - - - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
Poole - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Swansea - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1
Telford - - - -
Watford - - - -

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 47 (79.66%) Microsoft
2 34 (57.63%) Windows
3 29 (49.15%) SC Cleared
3 29 (49.15%) Security Cleared
4 25 (42.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (42.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (42.37%) Service Delivery
5 24 (40.68%) Active Directory
6 23 (38.98%) SAN
7 21 (35.59%) VMware
7 21 (35.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (33.90%) Citrix
9 17 (28.81%) MS Excel
9 17 (28.81%) Terminal Services
9 17 (28.81%) CMDB
9 17 (28.81%) Asset Management
9 17 (28.81%) Operations Management
9 17 (28.81%) Capacity Management
10 16 (27.12%) Portfolio Management
10 16 (27.12%) SolarWinds
10 16 (27.12%) Clustering
10 16 (27.12%) HP
11 15 (25.42%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (25.42%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (23.73%) Hyper-V
12 14 (23.73%) MS Exchange
12 14 (23.73%) SLA
13 13 (22.03%) Web Services
13 13 (22.03%) Change Management
14 12 (20.34%) VMware ESX

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 14 (23.73%) MS Exchange
2 11 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (16.95%) IIS
3 10 (16.95%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (11.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (8.47%) SharePoint
5 5 (8.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2000
6 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (3.39%) Apache
8 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.69%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (28.81%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.47%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) assyst
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.39%) SaaS
3 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (38.98%) SAN
2 8 (13.56%) NAS
3 6 (10.17%) Firewall
3 6 (10.17%) WAN
3 6 (10.17%) LAN
4 4 (6.78%) MPLS
5 3 (5.08%) DNS
6 2 (3.39%) DHCP
6 2 (3.39%) Broadband
7 1 (1.69%) LDAP
7 1 (1.69%) VoIP
7 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.17%) Back Office
2 5 (8.47%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.08%) Front Office
4 2 (3.39%) Advertising
5 1 (1.69%) Military
5 1 (1.69%) Local Government
5 1 (1.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) Analyst
2 9 (15.25%) Business Analyst
3 6 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) Support Technician
4 4 (6.78%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (6.78%) Architect
4 4 (6.78%) Administrator
4 4 (6.78%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.08%) Consultant
5 3 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.08%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.08%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Wintel Architect
6 2 (3.39%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) Web Services
2 2 (3.39%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) XML
3 1 (1.69%) J2EE
3 1 (1.69%) HTML
3 1 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.69%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.81%) CMDB
2 16 (27.12%) Clustering
3 9 (15.25%) GIS
4 4 (6.78%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.78%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.69%) PMI
6 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.69%) Replication
6 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.69%) Statistics
6 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 34 (57.63%) Windows
2 25 (42.37%) Windows Server 2008
2 25 (42.37%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (20.34%) UNIX
4 10 (16.95%) Windows 2000
5 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (13.56%) Windows 2000 Server
6 8 (13.56%) Windows NT
7 3 (5.08%) Linux
8 1 (1.69%) AIX
8 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.69%) zOS
8 1 (1.69%) CentOS
8 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (42.37%) Service Delivery
2 17 (28.81%) Asset Management
2 17 (28.81%) Operations Management
2 17 (28.81%) Capacity Management
3 16 (27.12%) Portfolio Management
4 15 (25.42%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (25.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (22.03%) Change Management
6 12 (20.34%) ITIL
7 11 (18.64%) PRINCE2
8 9 (15.25%) Project Management
8 9 (15.25%) Service Management
9 8 (13.56%) Test Planning
9 8 (13.56%) Test Strategy
10 7 (11.86%) UML
10 7 (11.86%) Migration
11 6 (10.17%) Test Management
11 6 (10.17%) Test Scripting
12 5 (8.47%) Problem Management
13 4 (6.78%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) C
2 4 (6.78%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.39%) VBScript
4 1 (1.69%) VB
4 1 (1.69%) C#
4 1 (1.69%) Java
4 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.69%) Perl
4 1 (1.69%) SQL
4 1 (1.69%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (49.15%) SC Cleared
1 29 (49.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (20.34%) MCSE
2 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (15.25%) MCP
3 9 (15.25%) Degree
4 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (8.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (6.78%) ISEB
7 3 (5.08%) DV Cleared
7 3 (5.08%) MCITP
8 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.69%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.69%) CCNA
9 1 (1.69%) CCENT
9 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (23.73%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 24 (40.68%) Active Directory
2 21 (35.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (28.81%) Terminal Services
4 14 (23.73%) Hyper-V
5 12 (20.34%) VMware ESX
6 10 (16.95%) ISA Server
7 4 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (6.78%) XenApp
8 3 (5.08%) vSphere
9 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) BladeLogic
2 8 (13.56%) SCOM
3 7 (11.86%) SCCM
4 6 (10.17%) Backup Exec
4 6 (10.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 5 (8.47%) ARCserve
5 5 (8.47%) NetBackup
6 4 (6.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (3.39%) SCVMM
7 2 (3.39%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.69%) Foglight
Vendors
1 47 (79.66%) Microsoft
2 21 (35.59%) VMware
3 20 (33.90%) Citrix
4 16 (27.12%) SolarWinds
4 16 (27.12%) HP
5 11 (18.64%) SAP
6 8 (13.56%) Intel
7 6 (10.17%) Symantec
8 4 (6.78%) Oracle
8 4 (6.78%) Nortel
9 3 (5.08%) Cisco
9 3 (5.08%) IBM
10 2 (3.39%) 3PAR
10 2 (3.39%) Brocade
10 2 (3.39%) Juniper
11 1 (1.69%) NetApp
11 1 (1.69%) Lotus
11 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.69%) Dell
11 1 (1.69%) EMC
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago