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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Virtual Server
North West / Manchester
Rank - 100 90
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester - 0.056% 0.062%
As % of the System Software category - 0.60% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £285 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £400 £318
% change year-on-year -32.50% +25.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 - -

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 127 167 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 9.73% 9.40% 8.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 83 50
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £171 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 13
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.55 £12.03 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in Manchester

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Licensing
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (80.00%) Software Licensing
2 4 (80.00%) SCOM
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Data Guard
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (80.00%) Ingres
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (20.00%) IPv4
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Ingres
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Database Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) DBA
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle DBA
1 2 (40.00%) SQL DBA
2 1 (20.00%) IT Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle SQL Server DBA
2 1 (20.00%) Senior IT Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Technician
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle Licensing
2 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (80.00%) Software Licensing
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Server Building
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Data Guard
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 4 (80.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Motorola
3 1 (20.00%) Sophos