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 3 months to 22 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
England / South West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 - 133
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 5 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.19% - 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 1.54% - 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Median daily rate £600 - £308
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £350 £250
% change year-on-year +2.28% +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 the South West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 325 413 302
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 12.06% 13.77% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 239 155
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £234 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 36 52
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.18 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +212.96% -24.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £11.01 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £34.75 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Wiltshire - 5 £600 -
Microsoft Virtual Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) NetApp
1 5 (100.00%) SCVMM
1 5 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 5 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 5 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 5 (100.00%) FlexPod
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 5 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) COM
4 1 (20.00%) Banking

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) NetScaler
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Architect
1 5 (100.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Architect
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 5 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
1 5 (100.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (100.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) NetApp