The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Virtual Server over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Virtual Server
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 167 207
Rank change year-on-year +4 +40  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.061% 0.059% 0.086%
As % of the System Software category 0.58% 0.53% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Median daily rate £286 £460 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.77% +43.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £436 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £484 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £350 £250
% change year-on-year +2.28% +40.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 - -

Microsoft Virtual Server is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 346 379 569
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.50% 11.13% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 310 425
Median daily rate £450 £463 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +19.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 34
Median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -16.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £138.25 £22.00 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Microsoft Virtual Server as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the City of London

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the City of London

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (100.00%) Avaya
1 2 (100.00%) PMP
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 2 (100.00%) SaaS
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
1 2 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) IaaS
1 2 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (100.00%) Yammer
1 2 (100.00%) Private Cloud
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (100.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science

Microsoft Virtual Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) IaaS
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) SaaS
1 2 (100.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) Skype
1 2 (100.00%) VoIP
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) French Language
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Project Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (100.00%) Network Management
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Office Automation
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) PMP
1 2 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Avaya
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft