Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 November 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 > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 369 375 387
Rank change year-on-year +6 +12 -29
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 6 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.036% 0.024% 0.051%
As % of the System Software category 0.24% 0.19% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
South East median daily rate £400 £225 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.78% -8.16% -34.67%
England median daily rate £400 £328 £308
% change year-on-year +22.14% +6.50% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South East median hourly rate £18.57 - -
England median hourly rate £17.48 £14.75 -
% change year-on-year +18.51% - -

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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2474 2149 2221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.70% 12.91% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1470 1265 1216
South East median daily rate £394 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.07% +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £144 £184 £161
90th Percentile £538 £538 £490
England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 191 254
South East median hourly rate £16.71 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.37% -14.29% +12.90%
10th Percentile £10.26 £10.29 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.96 £39.70
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the South East

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the South East

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Virtual Server in the South East

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the South East

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -1 6 £400 +77.78%
Berkshire +11 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £250 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 -
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 6 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) VPN
5 2 (33.33%) NHS
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) Service Management
5 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (33.33%) Migration
5 2 (33.33%) Internet
5 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (33.33%) Veeam
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (33.33%) SaaS
5 2 (33.33%) PaaS
5 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
5 2 (33.33%) Information Management
5 2 (33.33%) JSON
5 2 (33.33%) Release Management
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Virtual Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) IaaS
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (33.33%) PaaS
1 2 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Azure Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Server Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (16.67%) CMDB
2 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 2 (33.33%) Information Management
1 2 (33.33%) IT Asset Management
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Release Management
1 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Email Filtering
2 1 (16.67%) Hardware Maintenance
2 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (16.67%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (16.67%) Terminal Server
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
4 1 (16.67%) XenApp
4 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) EdgeSight
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) MOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Veeam
4 1 (16.67%) Altiris
4 1 (16.67%) AppSense
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Genesys
4 1 (16.67%) HP