Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 20 February 2018 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
UK
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 833 794 842
Rank change year-on-year -39 +48 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 36 49 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.051% 0.035%
As % of the System Software category 0.28% 0.42% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 37 20
UK median daily rate £388 £306 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.63% -12.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £252 £205 £176
90th Percentile £500 £430 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £300 £318
% change year-on-year +25.00% -5.51% -7.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
UK median hourly rate - £14.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.75 -

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12,912 11,599 10,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.72% 12.17% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,415 7,239 6,312
UK median daily rate £450 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.43% +8.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £162 £163 £158
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +10.71% +2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 712 843 1,100
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £44.15 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +3.33%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft Virtual Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 10 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. 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
England -55 34 £400 +32.01% 19
UK excluding London -25 31 £375 +25.00% 17
Midlands +1 13 £350 -11.95% 1
West Midlands +20 12 £338 -14.56%
South East -10 11 £400 - 11
London -23 5 £400 +21.21% 2
South West +15 3 £500 +42.86% 1
East of England -13 2 - - 2
Scotland -14 2 £350 +35.92%
East Midlands -12 1 £625 +56.25% 1

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 36 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 32 (88.89%) VMware
2 32 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (63.89%) Microsoft
4 22 (61.11%) PowerShell
5 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 20 (55.56%) Windows
6 19 (52.78%) Microsoft Azure
7 17 (47.22%) PaaS
7 17 (47.22%) IaaS
8 15 (41.67%) Hyper-V
9 12 (33.33%) VPN
10 11 (30.56%) MS Exchange
10 11 (30.56%) Windows Server
11 10 (27.78%) Migration
12 9 (25.00%) Finance
12 9 (25.00%) SQL
12 9 (25.00%) Citrix
12 9 (25.00%) SaaS
12 9 (25.00%) JSON
13 8 (22.22%) WSUS
13 8 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (22.22%) SAN
13 8 (22.22%) Visual Studio
13 8 (22.22%) SDLC
13 8 (22.22%) DevOps
14 7 (19.44%) Bower
14 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
14 7 (19.44%) Microservices
14 7 (19.44%) Continuous Delivery

Microsoft Virtual Server
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 11 (30.56%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 19 (52.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (47.22%) IaaS
2 17 (47.22%) PaaS
3 9 (25.00%) SaaS
4 7 (19.44%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (19.44%) npm
5 3 (8.33%) Office 365
6 2 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (33.33%) VPN
2 8 (22.22%) SAN
3 4 (11.11%) Firewall
3 4 (11.11%) Internet
4 3 (8.33%) DHCP
4 3 (8.33%) DNS
4 3 (8.33%) Telnet
5 2 (5.56%) LAN
5 2 (5.56%) VLAN
5 2 (5.56%) WAN
5 2 (5.56%) Wireless
5 2 (5.56%) WLAN
6 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.78%) NAS
6 1 (2.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 7 (19.44%) Bower
2 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
2 7 (19.44%) NuGet
2 7 (19.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (19.44%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.78%) MSI
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (19.44%) Senior DevOps
1 7 (19.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Platform Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Senior Platform Engineer
2 6 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Azure Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) Consultant
3 5 (13.89%) Technical Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Azure Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (5.56%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (25.00%) JSON
2 7 (19.44%) .NET
2 7 (19.44%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Data Centre
1 7 (19.44%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 4 (11.11%) Thin Client
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) CMDB
4 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (55.56%) Windows
2 11 (30.56%) Windows Server
3 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.33%) Linux
7 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.78%) Android
8 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.78%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Migration
2 8 (22.22%) DevOps
2 8 (22.22%) SDLC
3 7 (19.44%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (19.44%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (19.44%) Information Security
3 7 (19.44%) Manual Testing
3 7 (19.44%) Microservices
3 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
4 6 (16.67%) Task Automation
5 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 4 (11.11%) Service Management
6 3 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
6 3 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (8.33%) Patch Management
6 3 (8.33%) Proactive Management
6 3 (8.33%) Server Building
7 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.56%) Server Patching
7 2 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 22 (61.11%) PowerShell
2 9 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) VBScript
4 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.78%) C
4 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.78%) MCSA
2 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 32 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 15 (41.67%) Hyper-V
5 8 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (5.56%) XenApp
7 2 (5.56%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.78%) Docker
8 1 (2.78%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) WSUS
2 7 (19.44%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (19.44%) Puppet
2 7 (19.44%) SCCM
3 3 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 3 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (5.56%) SCOM
5 1 (2.78%) EdgeSight
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.78%) MOM
5 1 (2.78%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 32 (88.89%) VMware
2 23 (63.89%) Microsoft
3 9 (25.00%) Citrix
4 6 (16.67%) Symantec
5 4 (11.11%) Cisco
6 3 (8.33%) McAfee
7 2 (5.56%) Remedy
7 2 (5.56%) Sophos
7 2 (5.56%) Veeam
8 1 (2.78%) Altiris
8 1 (2.78%) Becrypt
8 1 (2.78%) Dell
8 1 (2.78%) Genesys
8 1 (2.78%) HP
8 1 (2.78%) Ivanti
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle
8 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds