The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 29 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.

Microsoft Virtual Server
England / East Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 - 88
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 3 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.20% - 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 1.38% - 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £290 - £347
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 - £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 - £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £425 £341
% change year-on-year -35.88% +24.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 - -

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 East Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 217 174 200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 14.34% 10.56% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 90 92
Median daily rate £340 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £111 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 40
Median hourly rate £12.23 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.96% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.83 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £15.45 £24.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 East Midlands

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the East Midlands

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the East Midlands

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
Derbyshire - 3 £290 -
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 16 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 16 (100.00%) Siemens
1 16 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 16 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 16 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
3 12 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 12 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (56.25%) VMware
4 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
4 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (50.00%) Integration Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Data Migration
5 8 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (50.00%) Migration
6 7 (43.75%) DHCP
6 7 (43.75%) DNS
6 7 (43.75%) Oracle
6 7 (43.75%) Server Building
6 7 (43.75%) TOGAF
7 6 (37.50%) Degree
7 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
7 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
7 6 (37.50%) Windows
7 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
8 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
9 3 (18.75%) HP
10 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports

Microsoft Virtual Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) DHCP
1 7 (43.75%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 16 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 16 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
General
1 16 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Project Engineer
2 7 (43.75%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
1 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 8 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 8 (50.00%) Migration
2 8 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Server Building
3 7 (43.75%) TOGAF
4 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) Degree
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 16 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
3 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Siemens
2 9 (56.25%) VMware
3 7 (43.75%) Oracle
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) HP