The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 26 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 89
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester - - 0.13%
As % of the System Software category - - 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £274
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 Manchester with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 124 197 206
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 8.88% 11.15% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 102 112
Median daily rate £440 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.71% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 25
Median hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.59 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £16.13 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in Manchester

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in Manchester