The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 408 414 422
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 10 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.049% 0.047% 0.056%
As % of the System Software category 0.47% 0.41% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 13
Median daily rate £300 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £368 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £502 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £350 £250
% change year-on-year +4.57% +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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2150 2411 2268
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.51% 11.28% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1513 1726 1516
Median daily rate £450 £445 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +18.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 63 124
Median hourly rate £21.40 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.88% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.30 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £22.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in London

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server in London over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Virtual Server in London

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in London

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 25 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
City of London +3 2 £286 -37.77%
West End of London - 1 £400 -
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 13 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 9 (69.23%) Windows
4 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (53.85%) VMware
4 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
5 6 (46.15%) Project Management
5 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
5 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
6 5 (38.46%) LAN
6 5 (38.46%) WAN
6 5 (38.46%) Avaya
6 5 (38.46%) Change Management
6 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (30.77%) Office 365
7 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
7 4 (30.77%) Skype
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
7 4 (30.77%) Migration
7 4 (30.77%) Cisco
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (30.77%) Unix
7 4 (30.77%) vCenter Server
8 3 (23.08%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (23.08%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (23.08%) Windows Server

Microsoft Virtual Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
1 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
2 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
3 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
2 3 (23.08%) IaaS
2 3 (23.08%) SaaS
2 3 (23.08%) Yammer
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) LAN
1 5 (38.46%) WAN
2 4 (30.77%) Skype
3 3 (23.08%) DHCP
3 3 (23.08%) DNS
3 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 3 (23.08%) Internet
3 3 (23.08%) Intranet
3 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 3 (23.08%) Telnet
3 3 (23.08%) VoIP
4 1 (7.69%) ISDN
4 1 (7.69%) LDAP
4 1 (7.69%) PBX
4 1 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) French Language
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (23.08%) IT Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) IT Operations Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Operations Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Asset Management Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Project Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) 802.1X
1 1 (7.69%) COM
1 1 (7.69%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
2 3 (23.08%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (23.08%) Private Cloud
3 2 (15.38%) Hedge funds
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (15.38%) Replication
4 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.69%) CMDB
4 1 (7.69%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (30.77%) Unix
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) Change Management
3 4 (30.77%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Investment Management
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (23.08%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (23.08%) Network Management
4 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
4 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
5 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
5 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
5 2 (15.38%) Office Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Project Governance
5 2 (15.38%) SDLC
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.69%) Information Security
6 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (23.08%) MCSE
2 3 (23.08%) PMP
2 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (15.38%) PMI Certification
4 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (7.69%) MCITP
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
4 3 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (23.08%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
5 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) vCenter Server
2 3 (23.08%) Control-M
2 3 (23.08%) Dollar Universe
2 3 (23.08%) NetBackup
3 2 (15.38%) PowerCLI
4 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (7.69%) SCCM
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (7.69%) vRealize
4 1 (7.69%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) Avaya
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco
5 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) LANDesk
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) Veritas
6 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
6 1 (7.69%) CommVault
6 1 (7.69%) EMC
6 1 (7.69%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) NetApp
6 1 (7.69%) PlateSpin
6 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.69%) Symantec