Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 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 West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 200 216
Rank change year-on-year +12 +16 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 8 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.14% 0.052% 0.062%
As % of the System Software category 1.13% 0.41% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
South West median daily rate £500 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +16.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £478 £325 £192
90th Percentile £572 £375 £318
England median daily rate £400 £330 £308
% change year-on-year +21.21% +7.32% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 706 734 693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.45% 12.79% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 439 363
South West median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £158 £125 £120
90th Percentile £538 £550 £488
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 78 93
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -28.21% +2.63%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.23 £43.60
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the South West

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

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

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server in the South West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 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
Wiltshire +5 8 £500 -
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

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

1 8 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 8 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 5 (62.50%) FlexPod
2 5 (62.50%) XenDesktop
2 5 (62.50%) NetScaler
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) NetApp
2 5 (62.50%) SCVMM
3 4 (50.00%) Migration
3 4 (50.00%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) IaaS
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (37.50%) SaaS
4 3 (37.50%) PaaS
4 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) JSON
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) COM

Microsoft Virtual Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) IaaS
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (37.50%) PaaS
1 3 (37.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) NetScaler
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Architect
2 5 (62.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Architect
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix Architect
4 3 (37.50%) Azure Architect
4 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V Architect
4 3 (37.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
1 4 (50.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 8 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 5 (62.50%) XenDesktop
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
1 5 (62.50%) Citrix
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) NetApp
2 3 (37.50%) VMware