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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 602 576 554
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 17 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.049% 0.051%
As % of the System Software category 0.34% 0.50% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 8
Average daily rate £285 £285 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £280 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.78% -24.32%
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
5055 5023 4726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.83% 9.91% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2987 2742 2372
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 582 544
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 February 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 14 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 February 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
(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 -12 11 £343 +20.17% 9
Scotland -3 6 £280 -
London -6 6 £400 -11.11% 4
City of London +39 3 - - 1
North West -15 3 £285 - 1
Erskine - 3 £280 -
Edinburgh - 3 £350 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £280 -
Yorkshire -8 2 - - 1
Manchester -15 2 £285 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Selby - 2 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 £500 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 25 (71.43%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) Windows Server
3 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
5 18 (51.43%) VMware
5 18 (51.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (34.29%) SAN
7 12 (34.29%) DNS
7 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
8 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
10 9 (25.71%) HP
10 9 (25.71%) DHCP
10 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
10 9 (25.71%) ITIL
10 9 (25.71%) Clustering
11 8 (22.86%) Finance
11 8 (22.86%) EMC
12 7 (20.00%) Citrix
12 7 (20.00%) SQL
12 7 (20.00%) Firewall
13 6 (17.14%) VMware ESX
13 6 (17.14%) Brocade
13 6 (17.14%) Oracle
13 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
13 6 (17.14%) Unix
13 6 (17.14%) Veritas
13 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
13 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.71%) IIS
3 2 (5.71%) Lync
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 5 (14.29%) MS Office
2 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) DNS
1 12 (34.29%) SAN
2 9 (25.71%) DHCP
3 7 (20.00%) Firewall
4 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
5 5 (14.29%) NAS
6 4 (11.43%) iSCSI
6 4 (11.43%) VPN
7 3 (8.57%) LDAP
8 2 (5.71%) FCoE
8 2 (5.71%) LAN
8 2 (5.71%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (5.71%) WAN
9 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
9 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.71%) Informix
3 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Toad
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (14.29%) Analyst
1 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (8.57%) SWIFT Specialist
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Specialist
3 2 (5.71%) Backup Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Data Migration Analyst
3 2 (5.71%) Data Migration Tester
3 2 (5.71%) ETL Analyst
3 2 (5.71%) ETL Tester
3 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (5.71%) Migration Analyst
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Data Analyst
3 2 (5.71%) Test Data Analyst
3 2 (5.71%) VMWare Administrator
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Consultant
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (8.57%) XML
1 3 (8.57%) XML Messaging
2 2 (5.71%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 9 (25.71%) Clustering
3 4 (11.43%) HP Storage
4 3 (8.57%) SWIFT
5 2 (5.71%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (5.71%) Private Cloud
5 2 (5.71%) Replication
6 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.86%) PMI
6 1 (2.86%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (71.43%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) Windows Server
3 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (17.14%) Unix
6 5 (14.29%) Linux
7 4 (11.43%) Solaris
7 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (8.57%) Windows Vista
9 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Capacity Management
3 5 (14.29%) Service Management
4 4 (11.43%) Change Management
4 4 (11.43%) Migration
4 4 (11.43%) Records Management
4 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (8.57%) Asset Management
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.71%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (5.71%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.71%) DevOps
6 2 (5.71%) ETL
6 2 (5.71%) Kanban
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.71%) Server Building
6 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) Perl
3 2 (5.71%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
1 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) CCNA
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) MCP
2 1 (2.86%) MCSA
2 1 (2.86%) MCSE
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) QA
2 3 (8.57%) ISO15022
2 3 (8.57%) ISO20022
2 3 (8.57%) SLA
3 2 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 18 (51.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.14%) VMware ESX
4 5 (14.29%) vSphere
5 4 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.71%) NFS
6 2 (5.71%) XenApp
7 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.86%) Samba
7 1 (2.86%) vCloud
7 1 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 4 (11.43%) vMotion
3 3 (8.57%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (8.57%) Simpana
3 3 (8.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (5.71%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (5.71%) SCCM
4 2 (5.71%) SnapVault
5 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (51.43%) VMware
3 9 (25.71%) HP
4 8 (22.86%) EMC
5 7 (20.00%) Citrix
6 6 (17.14%) Brocade
6 6 (17.14%) Oracle
6 6 (17.14%) Veritas
7 4 (11.43%) Cisco
8 3 (8.57%) CommVault
8 3 (8.57%) IBM
8 3 (8.57%) NetApp
8 3 (8.57%) Sun
8 3 (8.57%) Symantec
8 3 (8.57%) Veeam
9 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.86%) AppSense
10 1 (2.86%) Sophos
10 1 (2.86%) WorldPay
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