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 3 months to 29 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 / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 243 - 266
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.064% - 0.020%
As % of the System Software category 0.53% - 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £295 - £280
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £425 £341
% change year-on-year -35.88% +24.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 943 1296 1254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.99% 13.87% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 803 637
Median daily rate £375 £365 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 104 129
Median hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.85% +27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £40.00
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 3 £275 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Server Building
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) Terminal Server
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (40.00%) Replication
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010

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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Support
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Server Building
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Database Mirroring
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Email Filtering
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (20.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) VB
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) Terminal Server
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (20.00%) XenApp
5 1 (20.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) EdgeSight
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) PowerCLI
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
1 1 (20.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (20.00%) AppSense
4 1 (20.00%) CommVault
4 1 (20.00%) EMC
4 1 (20.00%) Genesys
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp