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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Virtual Server
London / City of London
Rank - 155 187
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 0 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London - 0.091% 0.040%
As % of the System Software category - 0.95% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £413 £335
% change year-on-year -34.54% +23.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 - -

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 301 315 462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 9.93% 9.56% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 244 341
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £297 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 23
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.13 £19.30 £24.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server in the City of London.

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