Period
to 17 January 2018

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 6 months to 17 January 2018 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
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 622 603 586
Rank change year-on-year -19 -17 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 5 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.011% 0.010% 0.035%
As % of the System Software category 0.085% 0.077% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
London median daily rate £400 £330 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -22.35% +100.00%
10th Percentile £285 £239 £384
90th Percentile £460 £383 £598
England median daily rate £400 £309 £385
% change year-on-year +29.35% -19.68% +18.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £10.00 £14.75 -
% change year-on-year -32.20% - -

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5,869 5,168 4,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.63% 12.29% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,267 3,569 2,852
London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £173
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
England median daily rate £440 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% +8.55% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 147 185
London median hourly rate £19.75 £18.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.72% +16.13% +3.33%
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.96 £50.00 £39.35
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.03 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.96% +3.39% -

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 17 January 2018.

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 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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
Central London - 3 £331 - 3
East London - 1 - -
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (80.00%) SCCM
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) Server Building
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Law
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) VLAN
4 2 (40.00%) WLAN
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) C

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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) VLAN
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) WLAN
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) NAS
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Law
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Server Building
2 2 (40.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 2 (40.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (20.00%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Server Patching
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (20.00%) Veeam