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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 585 625 605
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 36 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.034% 0.050%
As % of the System Software category 0.57% 0.34% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 12 18
Median daily rate £309 £318 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £178 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £398 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £283 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -24.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 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
6348 5541 5760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.76% 10.03% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3953 3212 3163
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 628 720
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%

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 8 December 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 29 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 8 December 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 +50 34 £303 -11.53% 11
East Midlands - 13 £356 -
Derby - 13 £356 -
Derbyshire - 13 £356 -
North West +17 9 £300 +5.26%
Manchester +5 7 £285 -
Yorkshire - 4 £255 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £296 -
North East - 3 £296 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £296 -
South West +17 2 £350 +105.88%
London -6 2 £330 -51.11% 6
West Yorkshire - 2 £230 - 1
Cheshire - 2 £399 -
Runcorn - 2 £399 -
Edinburgh +21 1 £400 +60.00%
Scotland +2 1 £400 +26.98%
West Midlands - 1 £395 -
Wales - 1 £450 - 1
South Wales - 1 £450 - 1
Cornwall - 1 £350 -
Staffordshire - 1 £395 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £280 -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Falmouth - 1 £350 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £395 -
Bridgend - 1 £450 - 1
Bradford - 1 £230 -
Barnsley - 1 £280 -

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 58 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 43 (74.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (74.14%) VMware
3 40 (68.97%) SQL Server
4 39 (67.24%) Microsoft
4 39 (67.24%) Active Directory
5 35 (60.34%) Windows
6 29 (50.00%) RDBMS
6 29 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 29 (50.00%) Relational Database
7 28 (48.28%) Windows Server
8 27 (46.55%) Manufacturing
9 25 (43.10%) Siemens
10 20 (34.48%) MS Excel
11 19 (32.76%) SC Cleared
12 18 (31.03%) Migration
13 17 (29.31%) Analytical Skills
13 17 (29.31%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (27.59%) DNS
15 15 (25.86%) Oracle
15 15 (25.86%) Configuration Management
16 14 (24.14%) Data Migration
16 14 (24.14%) Integration Testing
17 13 (22.41%) System Integration Testing
18 12 (20.69%) Server Building
19 11 (18.97%) DHCP
20 10 (17.24%) HP
20 10 (17.24%) SQL
20 10 (17.24%) MS Exchange
20 10 (17.24%) TOGAF

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 10 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
3 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.90%) Skype for Business
5 3 (5.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.17%) IIS
5 3 (5.17%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.72%) Apache
7 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (1.72%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (34.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.17%) MS Office
3 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Office 365
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.59%) DNS
2 11 (18.97%) DHCP
3 5 (8.62%) NAS
3 5 (8.62%) SAN
4 4 (6.90%) LAN
4 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.17%) Network Security
6 2 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.45%) Firewall
6 2 (3.45%) Internet
6 2 (3.45%) IP Telephony
6 2 (3.45%) IPv4
6 2 (3.45%) SMTP
6 2 (3.45%) SSL
6 2 (3.45%) WAN
6 2 (3.45%) Wireless
7 1 (1.72%) VLAN
7 1 (1.72%) VoIP
7 1 (1.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (68.97%) SQL Server
2 29 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 29 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.62%) Ingres
3 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database 10g
3 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (8.62%) Oracle9i Database
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2000
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.72%) EDMS
5 1 (1.72%) MySQL
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (46.55%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Finance
3 1 (1.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) Technical Leader
2 10 (17.24%) Architect
3 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Project Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Analyst
4 4 (6.90%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Build Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) DBA
5 3 (5.17%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (5.17%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.17%) SQL DBA
5 3 (5.17%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) IT Technician
6 2 (3.45%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Build Engineer
6 2 (3.45%) Senior IT Technician
6 2 (3.45%) Senior Technician
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) Web Services
2 1 (1.72%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) HTML
2 1 (1.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle Licensing
3 4 (6.90%) Blackberry
3 4 (6.90%) Clustering
3 4 (6.90%) Fat Client
3 4 (6.90%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) Replication
5 1 (1.72%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.72%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.72%) EPoS
5 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (60.34%) Windows
2 28 (48.28%) Windows Server
3 9 (15.52%) Linux
3 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (8.62%) Unix
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Vista
6 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.72%) Solaris
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) Migration
2 17 (29.31%) Continuous Improvement
3 15 (25.86%) Configuration Management
4 14 (24.14%) Data Migration
4 14 (24.14%) Integration Testing
5 13 (22.41%) System Integration Testing
6 12 (20.69%) Server Building
7 10 (17.24%) TOGAF
8 9 (15.52%) ITIL
9 5 (8.62%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (8.62%) Software Licensing
10 3 (5.17%) Asset Management
10 3 (5.17%) Project Management
10 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
11 2 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (3.45%) Change Management
11 2 (3.45%) DevOps
11 2 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (3.45%) Patch Management
11 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) SQL
2 2 (3.45%) C#
2 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.45%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (32.76%) SC Cleared
3 10 (17.24%) Degree
4 5 (8.62%) DV Cleared
5 4 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (5.17%) MCSE
6 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.45%) MCITP
8 1 (1.72%) CCNA
8 1 (1.72%) CCNP
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.72%) MCP
8 1 (1.72%) MCSA
8 1 (1.72%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 43 (74.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (67.24%) Active Directory
4 5 (8.62%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (5.17%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.17%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (3.45%) XenApp
7 1 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (1.72%) KVM
7 1 (1.72%) Postfix
7 1 (1.72%) Squid
7 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.72%) vSphere
7 1 (1.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) SCOM
2 5 (8.62%) Data Guard
2 5 (8.62%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (6.90%) SCCM
3 4 (6.90%) WSUS
4 3 (5.17%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.45%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (3.45%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 43 (74.14%) VMware
2 39 (67.24%) Microsoft
3 25 (43.10%) Siemens
4 15 (25.86%) Oracle
5 10 (17.24%) HP
6 6 (10.34%) Cisco
7 5 (8.62%) Dell
7 5 (8.62%) Sophos
8 4 (6.90%) Veritas
9 3 (5.17%) Citrix
9 3 (5.17%) NetApp
10 2 (3.45%) Apple
10 2 (3.45%) arcserve
10 2 (3.45%) EMC
10 2 (3.45%) IronPort
10 2 (3.45%) Lotus
10 2 (3.45%) Motorola
10 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.45%) Symantec
10 2 (3.45%) Trend Micro