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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 572 465 427
Rank change year-on-year -107 -38 +162
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 5 7 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.013% 0.029% 0.030%
As % of the System Software category 0.10% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
10th Percentile £484 £278 £429
25th Percentile £525 £356 £434
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £533 £495 £463
Median % change year-on-year +7.58% +7.03% -2.63%
75th Percentile £575 £505 £484
90th Percentile £695 £507 £486
England median daily rate £425 £406 £475
% change year-on-year +4.62% -14.47% +23.78%

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 4,877 3,439 2,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.74% 14.17% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,676 2,561 2,205
10th Percentile £313 £350 £214
25th Percentile £463 £450 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £560 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £600
90th Percentile £743 £700 £675
England median daily rate £525 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +5.53% +4.74% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 53
10th Percentile £14.75 £15.06 £12.42
25th Percentile £18.36 £31.81 £14.88
Median hourly rate £26.50 £48.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -45.36% +155.26% -9.52%
75th Percentile £45.88 £61.25 £26.75
90th Percentile £57.74 £76.03 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.68 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.63% +21.21% +1.54%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft Virtual Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server in London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in London

Microsoft Virtual Server
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server in London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Virtual Server in London

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server in London.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London - 1 £550 - 1
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 5 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Dell
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Hitachi
3 2 (40.00%) Terminal Services
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) PKI
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Azure
3 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (40.00%) VMware NSX
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) vRealize
3 2 (40.00%) VSAN
3 2 (40.00%) VxRail
4 1 (20.00%) CI/CD
4 1 (20.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Runbook
4 1 (20.00%) Serverless
4 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (20.00%) Availability Management
4 1 (20.00%) Power Platform
4 1 (20.00%) Project Delivery

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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Azure
2 1 (20.00%) IaaS
2 1 (20.00%) NuGet
2 1 (20.00%) Power Platform
2 1 (20.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) VSAN
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (20.00%) Power BI
2 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Local Government
1 1 (20.00%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Azure DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Manager
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Migration Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Senior DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Availability Management
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) ITSM
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Microservices
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (20.00%) Product Management
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Runbook
1 1 (20.00%) SDLC
1 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (40.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (40.00%) vRealize
1 2 (40.00%) VxRail
2 1 (20.00%) Ansible
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
2 2 (40.00%) Hitachi
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat