Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 19 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 809 813 819
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 33 51 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.035% 0.052% 0.040%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.42% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 36 26
England median daily rate £400 £329 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.67% +9.58% -7.69%
10th Percentile £271 £271 £219
90th Percentile £500 £428 £441
UK median daily rate £383 £329 £308
% change year-on-year +16.43% +6.91% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
England median hourly rate £17.48 £14.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% - -
UK median hourly rate £17.48 £14.75 -
% change year-on-year +18.51% - -

Microsoft Virtual Server is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11873 12018 10824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.73% 12.34% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7769 7607 6268
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £160
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £368
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 652 811 1173
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.06
90th Percentile £47.25 £39.38 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Virtual Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server in England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Virtual Server in England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in England

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Midlands +24 9 £400 - 1
West Midlands - 9 £400 - 1
South West +12 8 £500 +42.86%
South East +9 6 £400 +77.78%
London -22 6 £345 +3.06% 1
East of England - 3 £400 -
North East +54 1 - -
North of England +30 1 - -
Microsoft Virtual Server
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 33 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 22 (66.67%) VMware
3 22 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (57.58%) Windows
5 16 (48.48%) Hyper-V
6 14 (42.42%) Windows Server
6 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
6 14 (42.42%) Migration
7 13 (39.39%) MS Exchange
7 13 (39.39%) Citrix
8 11 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (27.27%) VPN
9 9 (27.27%) SharePoint
9 9 (27.27%) SaaS
9 9 (27.27%) IaaS
10 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (24.24%) PaaS
10 8 (24.24%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (24.24%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
10 8 (24.24%) Cisco
10 8 (24.24%) Project Management
10 8 (24.24%) XenDesktop
10 8 (24.24%) JSON
10 8 (24.24%) Finance
11 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
12 6 (18.18%) SCVMM

Microsoft Virtual Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 13 (39.39%) MS Exchange
2 9 (27.27%) SharePoint
3 8 (24.24%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
6 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (27.27%) IaaS
2 9 (27.27%) SaaS
3 8 (24.24%) PaaS
4 4 (12.12%) Office 365
5 1 (3.03%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) VPN
2 6 (18.18%) Internet
2 6 (18.18%) SAN
3 5 (15.15%) LAN
3 5 (15.15%) NetScaler
4 3 (9.09%) Firewall
4 3 (9.09%) Intranet
4 3 (9.09%) WAN
5 2 (6.06%) Skype
6 1 (3.03%) DHCP
6 1 (3.03%) DNS
6 1 (3.03%) Network Security
6 1 (3.03%) PBX
6 1 (3.03%) Telnet
6 1 (3.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) MS Access
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MSI
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Back Office
3 1 (3.03%) French Language
3 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Architect
2 5 (15.15%) Azure Consultant
2 5 (15.15%) Consultant
2 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Citrix Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Azure Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (24.24%) JSON
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) COM
2 1 (3.03%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.15%) FlexPod
3 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.06%) Fat Client
4 2 (6.06%) NHS
4 2 (6.06%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.03%) Clustering
5 1 (3.03%) CMDB
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) Windows Server
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
7 2 (6.06%) Android
7 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Migration
2 8 (24.24%) Project Management
3 6 (18.18%) Release Management
4 3 (9.09%) ITIL
4 3 (9.09%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (9.09%) SDLC
4 3 (9.09%) Service Management
4 3 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.06%) Information Management
5 2 (6.06%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (6.06%) Project Governance
5 2 (6.06%) Server Building
5 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.03%) Change Management
6 1 (3.03%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.03%) Open Source
6 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.03%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) C
3 1 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.03%) PMP
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.03%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 22 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (48.48%) Hyper-V
4 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
5 8 (24.24%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (24.24%) XenDesktop
6 2 (6.06%) Terminal Server
6 2 (6.06%) XenApp
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
7 1 (3.03%) vCloud
7 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (3.03%) VMware Server
7 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) SCVMM
2 5 (15.15%) Backup Exec
2 5 (15.15%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (12.12%) WSUS
4 2 (6.06%) SCOM
5 1 (3.03%) EdgeSight
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.03%) MOM
5 1 (3.03%) SCCM
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (3.03%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 22 (66.67%) VMware
3 13 (39.39%) Citrix
4 8 (24.24%) Cisco
5 6 (18.18%) Symantec
6 5 (15.15%) NetApp
7 4 (12.12%) McAfee
8 3 (9.09%) HP
8 3 (9.09%) Veeam
9 1 (3.03%) Altiris
9 1 (3.03%) Apple
9 1 (3.03%) AppSense
9 1 (3.03%) Avaya
9 1 (3.03%) CommVault
9 1 (3.03%) Genesys
9 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
9 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds