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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 397 420 415
Rank change year-on-year +23 -5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 3 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% 0.062% 0.023%
As % of the System Software category 0.14% 0.62% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 3
Median daily rate £313 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.87% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £338 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £425 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £425 £341
% change year-on-year -35.88% +24.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 - -

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 2176 2248 1988
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.04% 9.96% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1517 1556 1304
Median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 93 136
Median hourly rate £23.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.33% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.42 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.30 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

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 30 March 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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Change Management
4 2 (40.00%) PowerCLI
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (20.00%) Network Packet Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) vRealize
5 1 (20.00%) Contingency Planning
5 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (20.00%) IaaS
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis

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 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) ISDN
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) LDAP
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Support
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Support
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (20.00%) COM
1 1 (20.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Contingency Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Network Packet Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (20.00%) KVM
5 1 (20.00%) Postfix
5 1 (20.00%) Squid
5 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (20.00%) vSphere
5 1 (20.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) PowerCLI
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) vRealize
2 1 (20.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) PlateSpin