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 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 West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 147
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - - 0.064%
As % of the System Software category - - 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £425 £341
% change year-on-year -35.88% +24.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 297 345 322
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.52% 11.87% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 199 159
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £133 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 42
Median hourly rate £15.89 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.12% +12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £8.83 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £41.30 £34.00
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 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 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

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 West region with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) NAS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) RHCE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris

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 2 (100.00%) NAS
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) RHCE
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat