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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft Virtual Server over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 634 635 616
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 21 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.033% 0.038%
As % of the System Software category 0.33% 0.33% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 9
Median daily rate £305 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £245 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £438 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £248 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.23% -23.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 - -

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
6440 5767 5871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.00% 10.08% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4069 3275 3255
Median daily rate £413 £370 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 618 713
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £40.55 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 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 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 21 £305 -17.56% 9
North East - 9 £310 -
Tyne and Wear - 9 £310 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £310 -
South East +16 4 £225 +4.65% 2
East Midlands - 3 £425 -
Hampshire - 3 - - 1
Derbyshire - 3 £425 -
Derby - 3 £425 -
Hook - 3 - -
North West +16 2 £273 +10.10% 3
Manchester -3 2 £273 +10.10% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £255 -
South West +13 1 - -
Berkshire +8 1 £225 +21.62%
Bracknell - 1 £225 -
Barnsley - 1 £280 -
Bradford - 1 £230 -
Swindon - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £280 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £230 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 48 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 38 (79.17%) Microsoft
3 36 (75.00%) VMware
3 36 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (72.92%) Windows
5 31 (64.58%) Active Directory
6 29 (60.42%) SQL Server
7 28 (58.33%) Windows Server
8 24 (50.00%) Security Cleared
9 16 (33.33%) Relational Database
9 16 (33.33%) RDBMS
10 14 (29.17%) DNS
10 14 (29.17%) Manufacturing
10 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
11 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (27.08%) MS Exchange
11 13 (27.08%) MS Excel
12 12 (25.00%) SharePoint
12 12 (25.00%) SQL
12 12 (25.00%) Siemens
13 11 (22.92%) Configuration Management
14 9 (18.75%) Migration
14 9 (18.75%) NetBackup
14 9 (18.75%) VMware ESX
15 8 (16.67%) Clustering
15 8 (16.67%) Symantec
15 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
15 8 (16.67%) ITIL
15 8 (16.67%) Integration Testing
15 8 (16.67%) Data Migration

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (27.08%) MS Exchange
2 12 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (12.50%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (10.42%) IIS
5 2 (4.17%) Apache
5 2 (4.17%) IBM Notes
5 2 (4.17%) Skype for Business
5 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.08%) IBM Domino
6 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (27.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) IaaS
2 2 (4.17%) Office 365
2 2 (4.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) DNS
2 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (14.58%) DHCP
4 6 (12.50%) NAS
5 5 (10.42%) Network Security
5 5 (10.42%) SAN
6 3 (6.25%) FCoE
6 3 (6.25%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
7 2 (4.17%) Firewall
7 2 (4.17%) LAN
8 1 (2.08%) Internet
8 1 (2.08%) Intranet
8 1 (2.08%) IPv4
8 1 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (2.08%) SSL
8 1 (2.08%) VoIP
8 1 (2.08%) VPN
8 1 (2.08%) WAN
8 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (60.42%) SQL Server
2 16 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 16 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.17%) OLAP
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.08%) EDMS
4 1 (2.08%) Ingres
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (29.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.17%) French Language
2 2 (4.17%) German Language
2 2 (4.17%) Portuguese Language
2 2 (4.17%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Games
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Technical Leader
2 6 (12.50%) Administrator
3 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Build Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) VMWare Administrator
6 2 (4.17%) Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) IT Administrator
6 2 (4.17%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Build Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) VMS Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) IT Support
7 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Web Services
2 2 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) HTML5
3 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Clustering
2 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 3 (6.25%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 35 (72.92%) Windows
2 28 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.50%) Linux
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.42%) Windows 7
5 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.33%) VMS
6 4 (8.33%) Windows Vista
7 3 (6.25%) Solaris
7 3 (6.25%) Unix
7 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.17%) Mac OS
8 2 (4.17%) Windows NT
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) Configuration Management
2 9 (18.75%) Migration
3 8 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 8 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 8 (16.67%) ITIL
4 7 (14.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (14.58%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (12.50%) Change Management
6 5 (10.42%) Asset Management
6 5 (10.42%) Server Building
7 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (6.25%) Service Management
7 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
8 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.17%) Project Management
8 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.25%) C#
3 3 (6.25%) Perl
4 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.17%) Python
4 2 (4.17%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.17%) VBScript
5 1 (2.08%) C++
5 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (29.17%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.58%) DV Cleared
4 5 (10.42%) Degree
4 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.33%) MCSE
6 2 (4.17%) CCNA
6 2 (4.17%) CEH
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.17%) CISSP
6 2 (4.17%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.17%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (2.08%) MCP
7 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 36 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (64.58%) Active Directory
4 9 (18.75%) VMware ESX
5 6 (12.50%) Hyper-V
6 4 (8.33%) Terminal Services
7 3 (6.25%) NFS
7 3 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.08%) XenApp
8 1 (2.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) NetBackup
2 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (10.42%) Backup Exec
4 4 (8.33%) SCCM
4 4 (8.33%) WSUS
5 3 (6.25%) SnapVault
6 1 (2.08%) Data Guard
6 1 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (2.08%) Perfmon
6 1 (2.08%) SCOM
6 1 (2.08%) SCOrch
6 1 (2.08%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 38 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 36 (75.00%) VMware
3 12 (25.00%) Siemens
4 8 (16.67%) Symantec
5 7 (14.58%) HP
6 6 (12.50%) NetApp
6 6 (12.50%) Oracle
7 5 (10.42%) arcserve
8 4 (8.33%) Citrix
8 4 (8.33%) Dell
8 4 (8.33%) Remedy
8 4 (8.33%) Veritas
9 3 (6.25%) Lotus
10 2 (4.17%) Cisco
10 2 (4.17%) Mitel
10 2 (4.17%) Novell
10 2 (4.17%) Qualys
10 2 (4.17%) Sophos
11 1 (2.08%) Fujitsu
11 1 (2.08%) LANDesk
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