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 3 months to 27 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
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 601 587
Rank change year-on-year +29 -14  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 29 22 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.067% 0.044% 0.078%
As % of the System Software category 0.59% 0.36% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 28
Median daily rate £363 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £330 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £458 £352
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £350 £250
% change year-on-year +5.85% +40.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.66 - -
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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4910 6115 5401
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.35% 12.33% 10.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3160 3873 3096
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 434 568
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £41.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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
London +3 10 £300 -25.00% 3
South East +21 8 £375 +33.92% 1
South West - 5 £600 - 2
East of England - 4 £436 - 1
East Midlands -6 2 £325 -18.75%
Microsoft Virtual Server
UK

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 45 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 40 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 29 (64.44%) Windows
3 29 (64.44%) VMware
3 29 (64.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 17 (37.78%) Cisco
6 16 (35.56%) SQL Server
6 16 (35.56%) Windows Server
7 14 (31.11%) LAN
7 14 (31.11%) Citrix
8 12 (26.67%) MS Exchange
8 12 (26.67%) WAN
8 12 (26.67%) Hyper-V
8 12 (26.67%) Data Centre
9 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (24.44%) Firewall
9 11 (24.44%) Migration
10 10 (22.22%) Project Management
11 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
11 9 (20.00%) HP
11 9 (20.00%) DNS
11 9 (20.00%) XenDesktop
11 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
12 8 (17.78%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (17.78%) NetApp
12 8 (17.78%) Siemens
12 8 (17.78%) SQL

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 12 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.56%) SharePoint
3 6 (13.33%) Skype for Business
4 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (11.11%) IIS
5 4 (8.89%) Tomcat
6 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (6.67%) IBM Notes
6 3 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.56%) Office 365
2 3 (6.67%) IaaS
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.67%) SaaS
2 3 (6.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.11%) LAN
2 12 (26.67%) WAN
3 11 (24.44%) Firewall
4 9 (20.00%) DNS
5 8 (17.78%) DHCP
6 7 (15.56%) Internet
7 6 (13.33%) NetScaler
7 6 (13.33%) Network Security
8 5 (11.11%) Skype
9 4 (8.89%) 802.11
9 4 (8.89%) Cisco IPT
9 4 (8.89%) DPNSS
9 4 (8.89%) IP Telephony
9 4 (8.89%) IPsec
9 4 (8.89%) MPLS
9 4 (8.89%) QSIG
9 4 (8.89%) SAN
9 4 (8.89%) SNMP
9 4 (8.89%) Telepresence
9 4 (8.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (35.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 5 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) MS Access
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MSI
1 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
1 5 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) French Language
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Analyst
2 7 (15.56%) Project Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Architect
4 5 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Administrator
5 4 (8.89%) Citrix Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (6.67%) IT Operations Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Support
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
1 5 (11.11%) 802.1X
2 3 (6.67%) Java SE
3 2 (4.44%) COM
4 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.22%) Flash
4 1 (2.22%) HTML
4 1 (2.22%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.11%) FlexPod
3 5 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 4 (8.89%) Replication
5 3 (6.67%) Blackberry
5 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (6.67%) Private Cloud
6 2 (4.44%) Fat Client
6 2 (4.44%) Hedge funds
6 2 (4.44%) NHS
6 2 (4.44%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.22%) Clustering
7 1 (2.22%) CMDB
7 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.22%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 16 (35.56%) Windows Server
3 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 5 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 4 (8.89%) Unix
8 1 (2.22%) Linux
8 1 (2.22%) Solaris
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Migration
2 10 (22.22%) Project Management
3 6 (13.33%) Change Management
3 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 6 (13.33%) ITIL
4 5 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.89%) Asset Management
5 4 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.89%) Data Migration
5 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
5 4 (8.89%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
5 4 (8.89%) Problem Management
5 4 (8.89%) Server Building
5 4 (8.89%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (6.67%) Investment Management
6 3 (6.67%) Network Management
6 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.67%) Service Management
6 3 (6.67%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) VB
2 2 (4.44%) VBScript
3 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.22%) C
3 1 (2.22%) C#
3 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.22%) Perl
3 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (15.56%) Security Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (11.11%) MCSE
3 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.89%) CCNP
4 4 (8.89%) CISSP
4 4 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (6.67%) CCNA
5 3 (6.67%) Degree
5 3 (6.67%) PMP
5 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.44%) MCITP
6 2 (4.44%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.22%) CNA
7 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.22%) MCTS
7 1 (2.22%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
2 3 (6.67%) PMO
3 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 29 (64.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 12 (26.67%) Hyper-V
5 9 (20.00%) XenDesktop
6 8 (17.78%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (8.89%) vSphere
9 3 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (6.67%) XenApp
10 2 (4.44%) Terminal Server
10 2 (4.44%) Terminal Services
10 2 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (4.44%) XenServer
11 1 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (2.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) SCVMM
1 5 (11.11%) vCenter Server
2 4 (8.89%) SCCM
3 3 (6.67%) Control-M
3 3 (6.67%) Dollar Universe
3 3 (6.67%) NetBackup
3 3 (6.67%) PowerCLI
4 2 (4.44%) WMI
5 1 (2.22%) AppDNA
5 1 (2.22%) EdgeSight
5 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.22%) SCOM
5 1 (2.22%) SCSM
5 1 (2.22%) Simpana
5 1 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 40 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 29 (64.44%) VMware
3 17 (37.78%) Cisco
4 14 (31.11%) Citrix
5 9 (20.00%) HP
6 8 (17.78%) NetApp
6 8 (17.78%) Siemens
7 5 (11.11%) Avaya
8 4 (8.89%) CheckPoint
8 4 (8.89%) Mitel
8 4 (8.89%) Oracle
8 4 (8.89%) Riverbed
9 3 (6.67%) AppSense
9 3 (6.67%) CommVault
9 3 (6.67%) LANDesk
9 3 (6.67%) Lotus
9 3 (6.67%) Veritas
10 2 (4.44%) 3PAR
10 2 (4.44%) EMC
10 2 (4.44%) Veeam
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