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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 597 591 556
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -35
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 28 25 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.045% 0.061%
As % of the System Software category 0.49% 0.47% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 22
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£315 £325 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +14.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £300 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £350 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £274 £325 £263
% change year-on-year
-15.76% +23.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £17.17 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.17 -

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
5727 5375 5148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.78% 9.67% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3232 3008 2659
Average daily rate £360 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 623 594
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.50 £32.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 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 22 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 28 August 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 -8 27 £315 -3.07% 10
South East -20 9 £291 - 3
London - 9 £425 - 7
Surrey - 6 £338 -
North West -28 4 £248 -
Manchester - 4 £248 -
City of London - 4 £425 -
South West -14 3 £308 -5.38%
Milton Keynes -14 2 £245 -
Buckinghamshire -17 2 £245 -
Devon - 2 £308 -
Exeter - 2 £308 -
Epsom - 2 - -
East of England 0 1 £300 -4.00%
Somerset 0 1 - -
Berkshire -4 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -29 1 £225 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £225 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Barnsley - 1 £225 -
Leatherhead - 1 £338 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £300 -

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 58 (92.06%) Windows
2 55 (87.30%) Microsoft
3 38 (60.32%) SAN
4 30 (47.62%) SQL
5 29 (46.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 28 (44.44%) VMware
6 28 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (42.86%) SQL Server
8 26 (41.27%) Oracle
8 26 (41.27%) DNS
9 24 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (36.51%) HP
10 23 (36.51%) Finance
11 22 (34.92%) Linux
12 20 (31.75%) MS Excel
12 20 (31.75%) NAS
12 20 (31.75%) Capacity Management
13 19 (30.16%) Data Centre
13 19 (30.16%) Red Hat
14 18 (28.57%) TCP/IP
15 17 (26.98%) DHCP
15 17 (26.98%) Migration
15 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (25.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 16 (25.40%) Symantec
17 15 (23.81%) Workflow
18 14 (22.22%) VMware ESX
18 14 (22.22%) FTP
18 14 (22.22%) Active Directory
18 14 (22.22%) UNIX

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (15.87%) MS Exchange
1 10 (15.87%) Oracle Workflow
2 9 (14.29%) IIS
3 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.76%) Apache
4 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.17%) Lync
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (31.75%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) IaaS
2 3 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (60.32%) SAN
2 26 (41.27%) DNS
3 20 (31.75%) NAS
4 18 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 17 (26.98%) DHCP
6 14 (22.22%) FTP
7 9 (14.29%) LAN
7 9 (14.29%) WAN
8 8 (12.70%) Firewall
8 8 (12.70%) SSH
9 7 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (9.52%) SMTP
11 4 (6.35%) VPN
11 4 (6.35%) iSCSI
12 3 (4.76%) Network Security
12 3 (4.76%) VoIP
13 2 (3.17%) Intranet
13 2 (3.17%) FCoE
14 1 (1.59%) DDNS
14 1 (1.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 8 (12.70%) RDBMS
4 6 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (9.52%) Oracle Database
5 5 (7.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (7.94%) Oracle9i Database
5 5 (7.94%) MS Access
5 5 (7.94%) MySQL
6 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (3.17%) DTS
8 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
General
1 23 (36.51%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (7.94%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.76%) Back Office
4 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.17%) Publishing
6 1 (1.59%) Marketing
6 1 (1.59%) Electronics
6 1 (1.59%) Automotive
6 1 (1.59%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Administrator
2 11 (17.46%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (15.87%) Analyst
4 9 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Server Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) VMWare Administrator
6 5 (7.94%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Network Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) DBA
7 4 (6.35%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (6.35%) Network Support
7 4 (6.35%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.35%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (4.76%) Wintel Specialist
8 3 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
8 3 (4.76%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.16%) Data Centre
2 11 (17.46%) Client/Server
3 8 (12.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.59%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.59%) NHS
5 1 (1.59%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 58 (92.06%) Windows
2 29 (46.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (34.92%) Linux
5 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (25.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (22.22%) UNIX
8 13 (20.63%) Solaris
9 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) Capacity Management
2 17 (26.98%) Migration
3 15 (23.81%) Workflow
4 10 (15.87%) Workflow Management
5 7 (11.11%) Change Management
6 6 (9.52%) Project Management
6 6 (9.52%) ITIL
7 5 (7.94%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (7.94%) Digital Forensics
7 5 (7.94%) Data Centre Operations
8 4 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.35%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.76%) Load Balancing
9 3 (4.76%) Service Management
9 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.76%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.76%) Server Hardening
9 3 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (3.17%) ITIL V3
10 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (47.62%) SQL
2 14 (22.22%) C
3 7 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (14.29%) MCSE
3 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
3 8 (12.70%) MCP
4 6 (9.52%) MCITP
4 6 (9.52%) Degree
5 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.17%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.59%) MCSA
7 1 (1.59%) CCNA
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.59%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
1 2 (3.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 28 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.22%) VMware ESX
3 13 (20.63%) vSphere
4 11 (17.46%) Hyper-V
5 10 (15.87%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (11.11%) NFS
7 6 (9.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 5 (7.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (7.94%) Veritas File System
9 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (3.17%) XenApp
10 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.59%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.59%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.59%) KVM
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) NetBackup
2 11 (17.46%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (12.70%) SCCM
4 7 (11.11%) SCOM
5 6 (9.52%) MOM
6 5 (7.94%) SCVMM
7 4 (6.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (4.76%) Tivoli
8 3 (4.76%) WSUS
9 2 (3.17%) SnapVault
9 2 (3.17%) Backup Exec
9 2 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (1.59%) vMotion
Vendors
1 55 (87.30%) Microsoft
2 28 (44.44%) VMware
3 26 (41.27%) Oracle
4 23 (36.51%) HP
5 19 (30.16%) Red Hat
6 16 (25.40%) Symantec
7 13 (20.63%) NetApp
8 12 (19.05%) Cisco
9 11 (17.46%) Sun
9 11 (17.46%) Sybase
10 10 (15.87%) Citrix
11 8 (12.70%) SAP
12 6 (9.52%) IBM
12 6 (9.52%) Informatica
12 6 (9.52%) Veritas
13 5 (7.94%) Cognos
13 5 (7.94%) Brocade
13 5 (7.94%) 3PAR
14 3 (4.76%) McAfee
14 3 (4.76%) MobileIron