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 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Virtual Server
UK
Rank 565 619 614
Rank change year-on-year +54 -5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 18 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.039% 0.031%
As % of the System Software category 0.36% 0.36% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 7
Median daily rate £273 £400 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.87% +15.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £308 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £425 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £413 £341
% change year-on-year -34.54% +20.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 - -

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5003 5786 5555
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.14% 10.87% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3184 3510 3053
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 448 638
Median hourly rate £16.75 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.51% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £34.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 20 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 3 months to 27 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
England +47 16 £273 -31.87% 8
South East - 5 £295 - 2
London +24 3 £313 -21.87% 3
Hertfordshire - 3 £200 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £290 -
East of England - 3 £200 - 1
Derby - 3 £290 -
Derbyshire - 3 £290 -
Hampshire - 3 £275 -
Scotland +21 2 £226 -45.15%
Edinburgh +19 2 £226 -45.15%
North East - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Fareham - 1 £275 -
Southampton - 1 £270 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 - 1
Wallsend - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £425 - 1

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 48 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 35 (72.92%) Microsoft
3 34 (70.83%) Active Directory
3 34 (70.83%) VMware
3 34 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 24 (50.00%) Windows
5 18 (37.50%) MS Excel
6 17 (35.42%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (35.42%) Windows Server
7 16 (33.33%) Relational Database
7 16 (33.33%) RDBMS
7 16 (33.33%) Siemens
7 16 (33.33%) Manufacturing
8 13 (27.08%) Migration
9 12 (25.00%) Oracle
9 12 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 11 (22.92%) Server Building
10 11 (22.92%) MS Exchange
11 10 (20.83%) DNS
12 9 (18.75%) Linux
13 8 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (16.67%) Data Migration
13 8 (16.67%) Integration Testing
13 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (16.67%) ITIL
13 8 (16.67%) SQL
13 8 (16.67%) DHCP
13 8 (16.67%) Cisco

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top Related 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 (22.92%) MS Exchange
2 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (8.33%) IBM Notes
4 4 (8.33%) Skype for Business
5 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.08%) Apache
6 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Office 365
2 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) DNS
2 8 (16.67%) DHCP
2 8 (16.67%) Firewall
3 7 (14.58%) LAN
3 7 (14.58%) WAN
4 6 (12.50%) SAN
5 4 (8.33%) Network Security
6 3 (6.25%) Unified Communications
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (4.17%) Internet
7 2 (4.17%) NAS
7 2 (4.17%) SMTP
7 2 (4.17%) VLAN
7 2 (4.17%) VoIP
7 2 (4.17%) VPN
8 1 (2.08%) IPv4
8 1 (2.08%) ISDN
8 1 (2.08%) SSL
8 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 16 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 16 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 7 (14.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (8.33%) Ingres
4 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle9i Database
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.08%) MS Access
6 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MSI
General
1 16 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) Project Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Analyst
3 7 (14.58%) Architect
4 4 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 4 (8.33%) Technical Support
5 3 (6.25%) Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Database Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Server Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Java SE
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.08%) COM
2 1 (2.08%) Flash
2 1 (2.08%) HTML
2 1 (2.08%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 17 (35.42%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.42%) Blackberry
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Licensing
4 4 (8.33%) Replication
5 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (4.17%) Clustering
6 2 (4.17%) EMC VNX
6 2 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.08%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.08%) e-Learning
7 1 (2.08%) EPoS
7 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
7 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
7 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 24 (50.00%) Windows
2 17 (35.42%) Windows Server
3 9 (18.75%) Linux
4 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.42%) Unix
5 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.17%) Solaris
6 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) Migration
2 12 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 11 (22.92%) Server Building
4 8 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 8 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 8 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 8 (16.67%) ITIL
4 8 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (14.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (14.58%) TOGAF
6 5 (10.42%) Change Management
7 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (8.33%) Software Licensing
8 3 (6.25%) Project Management
8 3 (6.25%) Software Deployment
8 3 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (4.17%) DevOps
9 2 (4.17%) High Availability
9 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
10 1 (2.08%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.17%) VBScript
4 1 (2.08%) C#
4 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.08%) Perl
4 1 (2.08%) Python
4 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (14.58%) Degree
3 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.33%) MCITP
5 4 (8.33%) MCSE
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) CCNA
7 1 (2.08%) CCNP
7 1 (2.08%) ISEB
7 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.08%) MCP
7 1 (2.08%) MCSA
7 1 (2.08%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 48 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 34 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 34 (70.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
4 6 (12.50%) VMware ESX
5 5 (10.42%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (8.33%) vSphere
7 3 (6.25%) Terminal Services
7 3 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (6.25%) XenDesktop
8 2 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (4.17%) Terminal Server
8 2 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (4.17%) XenApp
9 1 (2.08%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (2.08%) Postfix
9 1 (2.08%) Squid
9 1 (2.08%) Xen
9 1 (2.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) SCOM
2 4 (8.33%) Data Guard
2 4 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (8.33%) SCCM
3 3 (6.25%) PowerCLI
4 2 (4.17%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (4.17%) WMI
4 2 (4.17%) WSUS
5 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.08%) EdgeSight
5 1 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.08%) vRealize
Vendors
1 35 (72.92%) Microsoft
2 34 (70.83%) VMware
3 16 (33.33%) Siemens
4 12 (25.00%) Oracle
5 8 (16.67%) Cisco
6 6 (12.50%) Citrix
6 6 (12.50%) HP
7 5 (10.42%) NetApp
7 5 (10.42%) Sophos
8 4 (8.33%) EMC
8 4 (8.33%) Lotus
9 3 (6.25%) 3PAR
9 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.17%) Apple
10 2 (4.17%) IronPort
10 2 (4.17%) Remedy
10 2 (4.17%) Trend Micro
11 1 (2.08%) CommVault
11 1 (2.08%) Intel Security
11 1 (2.08%) Motorola
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £17.77 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago