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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 546 537 513
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 31 24 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.049% 0.031%
As % of the System Software category 0.63% 0.51% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 13 8
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£280 £285 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £230 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £418 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £280 £250
% change year-on-year
- +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

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
4890 4723 4308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.70% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2697 2432 2003
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 557 551 761
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 26 January 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 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 26 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 28 £280 -1.75% 14
South East -24 14 £280 +1.81% 1
London +11 11 £200 -65.21% 7
Surrey -2 6 £325 +30.00%
Hampshire -16 5 £280 -
Epsom - 4 - -
City of London +12 3 £213 - 2
Milton Keynes -1 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -14 3 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
South West - 1 - - 5
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Cheltenham - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Telford - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Worcester - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 53 (92.98%) Windows
2 49 (85.96%) Microsoft
3 35 (61.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (59.65%) Active Directory
5 31 (54.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (45.61%) VMware
6 26 (45.61%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (43.86%) MS Excel
8 24 (42.11%) Citrix
9 23 (40.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (38.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (38.60%) SAN
10 22 (38.60%) MCSE
10 22 (38.60%) Clustering
11 20 (35.09%) UNIX
12 19 (33.33%) SQL Server
13 18 (31.58%) MS Exchange
13 18 (31.58%) Change Management
13 18 (31.58%) Finance
14 17 (29.82%) SQL
14 17 (29.82%) ITIL
14 17 (29.82%) NAS
15 16 (28.07%) Hyper-V
15 16 (28.07%) SLA
15 16 (28.07%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (28.07%) Terminal Services
16 14 (24.56%) VMware ESX
16 14 (24.56%) IIS
17 13 (22.81%) Windows 2000
17 13 (22.81%) Migration

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 18 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 14 (24.56%) IIS
3 13 (22.81%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (19.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (19.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
7 4 (7.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2000
9 2 (3.51%) Apache
10 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
10 1 (1.75%) Lync
10 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (43.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS Project
3 3 (5.26%) MS Office
4 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (38.60%) SAN
2 17 (29.82%) NAS
3 5 (8.77%) SSH
3 5 (8.77%) FTP
4 4 (7.02%) Broadband
4 4 (7.02%) VPN
4 4 (7.02%) VLAN
4 4 (7.02%) Firewall
5 3 (5.26%) DHCP
5 3 (5.26%) DNS
6 2 (3.51%) Intranet
6 2 (3.51%) LAN
6 2 (3.51%) WAN
6 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.75%) Internet
7 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) RDBMS
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.75%) MySQL
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (31.58%) Finance
2 12 (21.05%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Back Office
4 3 (5.26%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Publishing
6 1 (1.75%) Front Office
6 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (15.79%) Server Engineer
2 7 (12.28%) Administrator
3 5 (8.77%) Server Support
3 5 (8.77%) Technical Support
3 5 (8.77%) Analyst
3 5 (8.77%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (7.02%) Consultant
4 4 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Support Technician
5 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) .NET
1 1 (1.75%) Web Services
1 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (38.60%) Clustering
2 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (10.53%) Client/Server
2 6 (10.53%) Mainframe
3 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.51%) PMI
5 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.75%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 53 (92.98%) Windows
2 35 (61.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (54.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (40.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (35.09%) UNIX
6 13 (22.81%) Windows 2000
7 11 (19.30%) Windows NT
8 10 (17.54%) Windows 2000 Server
9 9 (15.79%) Linux
10 6 (10.53%) Solaris
10 6 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) Change Management
2 17 (29.82%) ITIL
3 16 (28.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (22.81%) Migration
5 6 (10.53%) Project Management
5 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 5 (8.77%) Service Management
6 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
7 4 (7.02%) Workflow
7 4 (7.02%) Capacity Management
8 3 (5.26%) Time Management
8 3 (5.26%) ITIL V3
8 3 (5.26%) Asset Management
8 3 (5.26%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.51%) CRM
9 2 (3.51%) Change Control
9 2 (3.51%) Performance Management
9 2 (3.51%) People Management
10 1 (1.75%) Information Assurance
10 1 (1.75%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) SQL
2 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.51%) VBScript
4 1 (1.75%) C#
4 1 (1.75%) Java
4 1 (1.75%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (38.60%) MCSE
1 22 (38.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (17.54%) Degree
3 9 (15.79%) MCP
3 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
4 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
5 5 (8.77%) PMI Certification
6 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (5.26%) PMP
6 3 (5.26%) MCSA
7 1 (1.75%) MCITP
7 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.07%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) QA
System Software
1 34 (59.65%) Active Directory
2 26 (45.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (28.07%) Hyper-V
3 16 (28.07%) Terminal Services
4 14 (24.56%) VMware ESX
5 13 (22.81%) ISA Server
6 4 (7.02%) XenApp
7 3 (5.26%) vSphere
7 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (3.51%) Veritas File System
8 2 (3.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (3.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.75%) KVM
9 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.75%) Postfix
9 1 (1.75%) Squid
9 1 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) BladeLogic
2 9 (15.79%) SCOM
3 8 (14.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (14.04%) NetBackup
4 7 (12.28%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (10.53%) Backup Exec
5 6 (10.53%) SCCM
6 4 (7.02%) ARCserve
7 1 (1.75%) ZENworks
7 1 (1.75%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.75%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 49 (85.96%) Microsoft
2 26 (45.61%) VMware
3 24 (42.11%) Citrix
4 13 (22.81%) Symantec
5 11 (19.30%) Intel
6 10 (17.54%) HP
7 7 (12.28%) Oracle
7 7 (12.28%) Red Hat
8 6 (10.53%) Sun
9 5 (8.77%) Dell
9 5 (8.77%) Apple
9 5 (8.77%) NetApp
9 5 (8.77%) Altiris
10 4 (7.02%) EMC
10 4 (7.02%) Cisco
11 3 (5.26%) SAP
12 2 (3.51%) Informatica
12 2 (3.51%) Veritas
12 2 (3.51%) McAfee
13 1 (1.75%) Sophos