The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 567 530 522
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 22 33 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.065% 0.081%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% 0.66% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 22
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£325 £308 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% -14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £218 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £425 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £17.17 - £32.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 - £25.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.43 - £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.17 - £35.00
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5212 5000 4771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.54% 9.78% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2872 2528 2264
Average daily rate £325 £340 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 612 621 647
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £34.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.24% +2.94%

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
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 29 July 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
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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 -15 21 £325 +10.73% 11
South West -27 8 £351 +100.71% 3
South East -19 5 - - 3
East of England - 4 £313 - 1
Buckinghamshire -6 3 - -
Milton Keynes -7 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 £250 -
North West - 3 £250 -
City of London +16 1 £300 -14.28% 2
Berkshire +6 1 - - 2
London -15 1 £300 -14.28% 3
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Reading - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Slough - - - - 2
Southampton - - - -
Swansea - - - - 1

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (75.81%) Microsoft
2 38 (61.29%) Windows
3 31 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 29 (46.77%) SC Cleared
5 27 (43.55%) Active Directory
6 26 (41.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (40.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (38.71%) MS Exchange
9 23 (37.10%) Service Delivery
10 22 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (35.48%) VMware
11 19 (30.65%) SAN
12 17 (27.42%) Asset Management
12 17 (27.42%) Operations Management
12 17 (27.42%) CMDB
12 17 (27.42%) Hyper-V
12 17 (27.42%) Capacity Management
13 16 (25.81%) Portfolio Management
13 16 (25.81%) SolarWinds
14 15 (24.19%) User Acceptance Testing
14 15 (24.19%) Citrix
14 15 (24.19%) HP
14 15 (24.19%) MS Excel
15 14 (22.58%) Clustering
15 14 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (20.97%) ITIL
16 13 (20.97%) Web Services
17 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
18 11 (17.74%) SAP
19 10 (16.13%) PRINCE2

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 24 (38.71%) MS Exchange
2 14 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (11.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (9.68%) SharePoint
6 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2000
7 4 (6.45%) IIS
8 2 (3.23%) Apache
8 2 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.61%) CMS
9 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.61%) Lync
9 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (24.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.23%) SaaS
3 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (30.65%) SAN
2 10 (16.13%) WAN
3 9 (14.52%) Firewall
4 8 (12.90%) LAN
5 6 (9.68%) DNS
5 6 (9.68%) NAS
6 5 (8.06%) DHCP
7 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
7 4 (6.45%) MPLS
8 2 (3.23%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.23%) LDAP
8 2 (3.23%) SSL
8 2 (3.23%) Intranet
8 2 (3.23%) Internet
9 1 (1.61%) IPsec
9 1 (1.61%) SSH
9 1 (1.61%) Network Security
9 1 (1.61%) Broadband
9 1 (1.61%) VoIP
9 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (9.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.23%) Advertising
2 2 (3.23%) Front Office
2 2 (3.23%) Back Office
2 2 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.61%) Military
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) Analyst
2 9 (14.52%) Business Analyst
3 7 (11.29%) Consultant
3 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.06%) Server Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Support Technician
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Administrator
6 3 (4.84%) Exchange Specialist
6 3 (4.84%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Wintel Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Wintel Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.97%) Web Services
2 2 (3.23%) HTML
3 1 (1.61%) .NET
3 1 (1.61%) J2EE
3 1 (1.61%) CSS
3 1 (1.61%) XML
3 1 (1.61%) XHTML
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.61%) Middleware
3 1 (1.61%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.42%) CMDB
2 14 (22.58%) Clustering
3 9 (14.52%) GIS
4 5 (8.06%) Blackberry
5 4 (6.45%) Thin Client
5 4 (6.45%) Fat Client
6 3 (4.84%) CESG
7 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.61%) Open Source
8 1 (1.61%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.61%) Statistics
8 1 (1.61%) VLE
8 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (61.29%) Windows
2 26 (41.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (40.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (16.13%) UNIX
5 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.06%) Linux
7 3 (4.84%) Windows 2000
7 3 (4.84%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.23%) Windows NT
8 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.61%) AIX
9 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.61%) zOS
9 1 (1.61%) CentOS
9 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) Service Delivery
2 17 (27.42%) Asset Management
2 17 (27.42%) Operations Management
2 17 (27.42%) Capacity Management
3 16 (25.81%) Portfolio Management
4 15 (24.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (20.97%) ITIL
6 10 (16.13%) PRINCE2
6 10 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (14.52%) Test Strategy
8 8 (12.90%) Project Management
9 7 (11.29%) UML
9 7 (11.29%) Test Scripting
10 6 (9.68%) Service Management
10 6 (9.68%) Test Management
11 5 (8.06%) Business Continuity
12 4 (6.45%) Migration
12 4 (6.45%) Performance Management
12 4 (6.45%) Change Control
13 3 (4.84%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.06%) C
1 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.45%) SQL
3 3 (4.84%) VBScript
4 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.61%) Perl
5 1 (1.61%) Java
5 1 (1.61%) VB
5 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 29 (46.77%) SC Cleared
3 9 (14.52%) MCP
4 8 (12.90%) MCSE
4 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (9.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (9.68%) DV Cleared
5 6 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (8.06%) ISEB
7 4 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (6.45%) MCITP
7 4 (6.45%) Degree
8 3 (4.84%) MCSA
9 2 (3.23%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.61%) CCENT
10 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.61%) CCNA
10 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (43.55%) Active Directory
2 22 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (27.42%) Hyper-V
4 10 (16.13%) Terminal Services
5 9 (14.52%) VMware ESX
6 8 (12.90%) XenApp
7 3 (4.84%) XenDesktop
7 3 (4.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.23%) ISA Server
8 2 (3.23%) NFS
8 2 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.61%) Xen
9 1 (1.61%) vSphere
9 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) SCCM
2 6 (9.68%) Backup Exec
3 5 (8.06%) NetBackup
3 5 (8.06%) SCOM
3 5 (8.06%) ARCserve
3 5 (8.06%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.23%) SCVMM
4 2 (3.23%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (3.23%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.61%) WSUS
5 1 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.61%) Foglight
5 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 47 (75.81%) Microsoft
2 22 (35.48%) VMware
3 16 (25.81%) SolarWinds
4 15 (24.19%) HP
4 15 (24.19%) Citrix
5 11 (17.74%) SAP
6 6 (9.68%) Symantec
7 5 (8.06%) Cisco
7 5 (8.06%) IBM
7 5 (8.06%) Oracle
8 4 (6.45%) Dell
8 4 (6.45%) Nortel
9 2 (3.23%) Mercator
9 2 (3.23%) Juniper
9 2 (3.23%) Intel
9 2 (3.23%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.23%) Brocade
10 1 (1.61%) AppSense
10 1 (1.61%) Altiris
10 1 (1.61%) EMC
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