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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 574 549 530
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 33 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.063% 0.040%
As % of the System Software category 0.62% 0.66% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 6
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£308 £353 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% -11.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
-26.95% -6.00%
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
5332 5007 4441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.84% 9.51% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2998 2669 2133
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 619 619
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.12 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £33.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 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 25 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 22 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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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 -25 33 £308 -12.76% 13
London +1 12 £323 -14.00% 4
South West -3 6 £300 -14.28% 1
Bristol +4 5 £300 -14.28% 1
East Midlands -6 5 £341 -
South East -15 5 - - 3
North West -17 4 £245 -
City of London - 4 £373 - 2
Derby - 4 £341 -
Derbyshire - 4 £341 -
Surrey - 4 - - 1
Cheshire -10 2 £225 -
Yorkshire -13 2 £140 - 3
Lancashire - 2 £265 -
Sheffield - 2 £140 - 1
Epsom - 2 - -
Chester - 2 £225 -
Blackburn - 2 £265 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £140 - 1
Brighton - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 46 (86.79%) Windows
2 44 (83.02%) Microsoft
3 27 (50.94%) SAN
4 25 (47.17%) Oracle
4 25 (47.17%) Finance
5 24 (45.28%) SQL Server
6 22 (41.51%) SQL
7 20 (37.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (35.85%) Linux
9 18 (33.96%) MS Excel
9 18 (33.96%) VMware
9 18 (33.96%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (32.08%) DNS
11 16 (30.19%) Red Hat
12 15 (28.30%) Active Directory
12 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (26.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (26.42%) NAS
13 14 (26.42%) Capacity Management
13 14 (26.42%) HP
13 14 (26.42%) TCP/IP
13 14 (26.42%) Migration
14 13 (24.53%) Workflow
14 13 (24.53%) Symantec
14 13 (24.53%) UNIX
14 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (22.64%) DHCP
15 12 (22.64%) FTP
16 11 (20.75%) RDBMS
16 11 (20.75%) Citrix

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 8 (15.09%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (13.21%) IIS
3 6 (11.32%) MS Exchange
4 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.89%) Apache
Applications
1 18 (33.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Project
2 3 (5.66%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (50.94%) SAN
2 17 (32.08%) DNS
3 14 (26.42%) NAS
3 14 (26.42%) TCP/IP
4 12 (22.64%) DHCP
4 12 (22.64%) FTP
5 8 (15.09%) SSH
6 6 (11.32%) Firewall
7 5 (9.43%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (7.55%) LAN
8 4 (7.55%) WAN
8 4 (7.55%) SMTP
9 3 (5.66%) Intranet
10 2 (3.77%) VPN
11 1 (1.89%) SSL
11 1 (1.89%) Internet
11 1 (1.89%) LDAP
11 1 (1.89%) VoIP
11 1 (1.89%) DDNS
11 1 (1.89%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (45.28%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.75%) RDBMS
2 11 (20.75%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.43%) MS Access
3 5 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.77%) MySQL
5 2 (3.77%) DTS
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
General
1 25 (47.17%) Finance
2 9 (16.98%) Banking
3 7 (13.21%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.66%) Publishing
5 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.89%) Legal
6 1 (1.89%) Electronics
6 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Administrator
2 8 (15.09%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (11.32%) Technical Support
3 6 (11.32%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Network Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Project Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Network Support
5 4 (7.55%) VMWare Administrator
5 4 (7.55%) Consultant
5 4 (7.55%) DBA
5 4 (7.55%) Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Support Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Server Support
6 3 (5.66%) Wintel Specialist
6 3 (5.66%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Client/Server
2 8 (15.09%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.55%) Clustering
5 3 (5.66%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.77%) Open Source
7 1 (1.89%) PMI
7 1 (1.89%) NHS
7 1 (1.89%) DTV
7 1 (1.89%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 46 (86.79%) Windows
2 20 (37.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (35.85%) Linux
4 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (26.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (24.53%) UNIX
6 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (18.87%) Solaris
8 1 (1.89%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) Capacity Management
1 14 (26.42%) Migration
2 13 (24.53%) Workflow
3 8 (15.09%) Workflow Management
4 6 (11.32%) Project Management
5 5 (9.43%) Configuration Management
5 5 (9.43%) Change Management
5 5 (9.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (9.43%) Digital Forensics
6 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.55%) ITIL
7 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.77%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.77%) Asset Management
8 2 (3.77%) Time Management
8 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.77%) Change Control
8 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.77%) Service Management
8 2 (3.77%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (41.51%) SQL
2 8 (15.09%) C
3 7 (13.21%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.21%) MCP
3 7 (13.21%) Degree
4 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (9.43%) MCSE
6 3 (5.66%) PMI Certification
6 3 (5.66%) MCITP
6 3 (5.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.77%) PMP
8 1 (1.89%) MCSA
8 1 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.89%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 18 (33.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (28.30%) Active Directory
3 9 (16.98%) VMware ESX
4 5 (9.43%) vSphere
4 5 (9.43%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.43%) XenApp
5 4 (7.55%) Veritas File System
5 4 (7.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (7.55%) NFS
6 3 (5.66%) Terminal Services
6 3 (5.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (3.77%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.89%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.89%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (20.75%) NetBackup
2 10 (18.87%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (13.21%) Backup Exec
4 6 (11.32%) SCCM
5 5 (9.43%) SCOM
6 4 (7.55%) ARCserve
6 4 (7.55%) MOM
7 3 (5.66%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.89%) ZENworks
8 1 (1.89%) XenMobile
8 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (83.02%) Microsoft
2 25 (47.17%) Oracle
3 18 (33.96%) VMware
4 16 (30.19%) Red Hat
5 14 (26.42%) HP
6 13 (24.53%) Symantec
7 11 (20.75%) Citrix
8 10 (18.87%) Sun
9 8 (15.09%) Sybase
10 6 (11.32%) SAP
10 6 (11.32%) Cisco
10 6 (11.32%) NetApp
11 5 (9.43%) Siemens
12 4 (7.55%) Brocade
12 4 (7.55%) 3PAR
12 4 (7.55%) Veritas
12 4 (7.55%) Informatica
13 2 (3.77%) Altiris
13 2 (3.77%) McAfee
13 2 (3.77%) Cognos
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