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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Virtual Server
Rank 591 550 568
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 23 28 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.053% 0.060%
As % of the System Software category 0.42% 0.56% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 13
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£325 £355 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £219 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £413 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £312
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00

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
5498 4975 4864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 9.44% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3068 2639 2339
Average daily rate £345 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 566 607
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.45%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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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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 -22 22 £325 -11.56% 16
South East -6 10 - - 6
South West -21 5 £338 - 5
East of England - 4 £313 - 1
City of London +14 1 - -
London +2 1 - - 3
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Shropshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Leicester - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - - 2
Poole - - - -

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 46 (80.70%) Microsoft
2 32 (56.14%) Windows
3 28 (49.12%) SC Cleared
3 28 (49.12%) Security Cleared
4 25 (43.86%) Service Delivery
5 24 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (40.35%) SAN
7 22 (38.60%) Active Directory
8 19 (33.33%) Citrix
8 19 (33.33%) VMware
8 19 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (29.82%) CMDB
9 17 (29.82%) Asset Management
9 17 (29.82%) Operations Management
9 17 (29.82%) Capacity Management
9 17 (29.82%) Terminal Services
9 17 (29.82%) MS Excel
10 16 (28.07%) Portfolio Management
10 16 (28.07%) SolarWinds
11 15 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (26.32%) HP
12 14 (24.56%) SLA
12 14 (24.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (24.56%) Clustering
13 13 (22.81%) Change Management
13 13 (22.81%) Web Services
14 12 (21.05%) ITIL
14 12 (21.05%) UNIX
14 12 (21.05%) MCSE

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 12 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 10 (17.54%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (17.54%) IIS
2 10 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (8.77%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2000
5 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.51%) Apache
7 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (29.82%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS Project
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) assyst
2 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.51%) SaaS
3 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (40.35%) SAN
2 8 (14.04%) NAS
3 6 (10.53%) Firewall
4 5 (8.77%) LAN
4 5 (8.77%) WAN
5 4 (7.02%) MPLS
6 2 (3.51%) DNS
6 2 (3.51%) Broadband
7 1 (1.75%) LDAP
7 1 (1.75%) VoIP
7 1 (1.75%) SSL
7 1 (1.75%) DHCP
7 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.53%) Back Office
2 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Front Office
3 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.51%) Advertising
5 1 (1.75%) Military
5 1 (1.75%) Local Government
5 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Analyst
2 9 (15.79%) Business Analyst
3 6 (10.53%) Support Technician
3 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Administrator
4 4 (7.02%) Windows Administrator
4 4 (7.02%) Architect
4 4 (7.02%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Wintel Architect
5 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Senior Technician
6 2 (3.51%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) Web Services
2 2 (3.51%) XML
2 2 (3.51%) .NET
3 1 (1.75%) J2EE
3 1 (1.75%) HTML
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.75%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.82%) CMDB
2 14 (24.56%) Clustering
3 9 (15.79%) GIS
4 4 (7.02%) Blackberry
4 4 (7.02%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.75%) Open Source
6 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.75%) PMI
6 1 (1.75%) Statistics
6 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (56.14%) Windows
2 24 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 24 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (21.05%) UNIX
4 10 (17.54%) Windows 2000
5 8 (14.04%) Windows NT
5 8 (14.04%) Windows 2000 Server
6 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.26%) Linux
8 1 (1.75%) AIX
8 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.75%) zOS
8 1 (1.75%) CentOS
8 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (43.86%) Service Delivery
2 17 (29.82%) Asset Management
2 17 (29.82%) Operations Management
2 17 (29.82%) Capacity Management
3 16 (28.07%) Portfolio Management
4 15 (26.32%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (24.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (22.81%) Change Management
7 12 (21.05%) ITIL
8 11 (19.30%) PRINCE2
9 9 (15.79%) Project Management
9 9 (15.79%) Service Management
10 8 (14.04%) Test Strategy
10 8 (14.04%) Test Planning
11 7 (12.28%) UML
11 7 (12.28%) Migration
12 6 (10.53%) Test Management
12 6 (10.53%) Test Scripting
13 5 (8.77%) Problem Management
14 4 (7.02%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) C
2 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.51%) VBScript
4 1 (1.75%) VB
4 1 (1.75%) R
4 1 (1.75%) C#
4 1 (1.75%) Java
4 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.75%) Perl
4 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (49.12%) SC Cleared
1 28 (49.12%) Security Cleared
2 12 (21.05%) MCSE
2 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (15.79%) Degree
4 8 (14.04%) MCP
5 6 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (7.02%) ISEB
6 4 (7.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (5.26%) MCITP
7 3 (5.26%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.75%) CCNA
9 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.75%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (24.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 22 (38.60%) Active Directory
2 19 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (29.82%) Terminal Services
4 12 (21.05%) Hyper-V
5 11 (19.30%) VMware ESX
6 10 (17.54%) ISA Server
7 4 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (5.26%) XenApp
8 3 (5.26%) vSphere
9 1 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) BladeLogic
2 8 (14.04%) SCOM
3 6 (10.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (8.77%) SCCM
4 5 (8.77%) Backup Exec
5 4 (7.02%) NetBackup
5 4 (7.02%) ARCserve
5 4 (7.02%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (3.51%) SCVMM
6 2 (3.51%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.75%) Foglight
7 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 46 (80.70%) Microsoft
2 19 (33.33%) Citrix
2 19 (33.33%) VMware
3 16 (28.07%) SolarWinds
4 15 (26.32%) HP
5 11 (19.30%) SAP
6 8 (14.04%) Intel
7 5 (8.77%) Symantec
8 4 (7.02%) Oracle
8 4 (7.02%) Nortel
9 3 (5.26%) Cisco
10 2 (3.51%) IBM
10 2 (3.51%) Juniper
10 2 (3.51%) 3PAR
10 2 (3.51%) Brocade
11 1 (1.75%) PlateSpin
11 1 (1.75%) NetApp
11 1 (1.75%) Lotus
11 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.75%) EMC
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