Period
to 23 February 2020

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 23 February 2020 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
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 678 833 850
Rank change year-on-year +155 +17 -38
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 41 51 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.052% 0.035%
As % of the System Software category 0.39% 0.34% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 24
UK median daily rate £475 £369 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.81% -4.84% +24.00%
10th Percentile £263 £261 £252
90th Percentile £575 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +22.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £12.50 -
% change year-on-year +68.00% - -

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 10,475 15,065 12,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.55% 15.33% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,863 9,903 8,414
UK median daily rate £450 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +11.80%
10th Percentile £163 £178 £163
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £385
% change year-on-year - +10.39% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 606 760 701
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% - +0.95%
10th Percentile £11.41 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.09 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.49 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.52% +3.27% -

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 23 February 2020.

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 12 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 23 February 2020. 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 +160 37 £450 +28.57% 30
UK excluding London +115 33 £425 +13.33% 27
South East +76 12 £498 +5.29% 5
South West +28 9 £338 -10.00% 2
Midlands +55 8 £281 -13.69% 8
London +133 6 £463 +42.31% 3
West Midlands +51 4 £303 -14.18% 8
East Midlands +42 4 £278 -8.18%
Scotland +15 2 £425 +17.24%
North of England +50 1 £163 -57.15% 5
Yorkshire +45 1 £163 - 2
East of England +33 1 £375 -12.79% 8

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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 41 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 37 (90.24%) Microsoft
3 35 (85.37%) Windows
4 32 (78.05%) Active Directory
5 30 (73.17%) Windows Server
6 28 (68.29%) VMware
6 28 (68.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (53.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (43.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 18 (43.90%) DNS
9 17 (41.46%) DHCP
9 17 (41.46%) Security Cleared
9 17 (41.46%) Windows 7
10 13 (31.71%) Service Management
10 13 (31.71%) VMS
10 13 (31.71%) Network Virtualisation
11 12 (29.27%) Proactive Maintenance
11 12 (29.27%) Virtual Machines
11 12 (29.27%) XenApp
11 12 (29.27%) XenDesktop
11 12 (29.27%) Windows 8
11 12 (29.27%) TCP/IP
11 12 (29.27%) Citrix
11 12 (29.27%) ITSM
11 12 (29.27%) DV Cleared
12 11 (26.83%) PKI
12 11 (26.83%) Dell
12 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
12 11 (26.83%) Infrastructure Management
12 11 (26.83%) Break/Fix

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 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
1 10 (24.39%) SharePoint
2 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (14.63%) Skype for Business
3 5 (12.20%) IIS
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Azure
2 6 (14.63%) AWS
2 6 (14.63%) Office 365
3 2 (4.88%) PaaS
4 1 (2.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (2.44%) GitHub
4 1 (2.44%) IaaS
4 1 (2.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (43.90%) DNS
2 17 (41.46%) DHCP
3 12 (29.27%) TCP/IP
4 10 (24.39%) SAN
5 7 (17.07%) Skype
6 3 (7.32%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.44%) LAN
7 1 (2.44%) NAS
7 1 (2.44%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.44%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.44%) PVCS
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Banking
2 1 (2.44%) Law
2 1 (2.44%) Military
2 1 (2.44%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (17.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) IT Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) AWS Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Azure Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Cloud Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Server Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Server Support
7 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) PKI
2 5 (12.20%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.44%) iPad
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (85.37%) Windows
2 30 (73.17%) Windows Server
3 22 (53.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (41.46%) Windows 7
5 13 (31.71%) VMS
6 12 (29.27%) Windows 8
7 11 (26.83%) Windows 10
8 8 (19.51%) Linux
9 6 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (2.44%) CentOS
11 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (31.71%) Network Virtualisation
2 13 (31.71%) Service Management
3 12 (29.27%) ITSM
3 12 (29.27%) Proactive Maintenance
4 11 (26.83%) Break/Fix
4 11 (26.83%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
5 6 (14.63%) DevOps
6 5 (12.20%) Converged Infrastructure
6 5 (12.20%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 4 (9.76%) Information Security
7 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.76%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (7.32%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (7.32%) IT Strategy
8 3 (7.32%) Migration
8 3 (7.32%) NsoIT
8 3 (7.32%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (7.32%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.32%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) VBScript
3 1 (2.44%) Dart
3 1 (2.44%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) Python
3 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (41.46%) Security Cleared
2 12 (29.27%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.32%) CCNA
4 3 (7.32%) CCNP
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.88%) MCSA
5 2 (4.88%) MCSE
5 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.44%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.44%) Degree
6 1 (2.44%) NCDA
6 1 (2.44%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) GxP
1 1 (2.44%) PMO
1 1 (2.44%) QA
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 32 (78.05%) Active Directory
3 28 (68.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (29.27%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (29.27%) XenApp
4 12 (29.27%) XenDesktop
5 6 (14.63%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.88%) vSphere
7 1 (2.44%) Docker
7 1 (2.44%) Firmware
7 1 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) SCCM
2 5 (12.20%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (12.20%) SCOM
3 4 (9.76%) Ansible
3 4 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (9.76%) Puppet
4 3 (7.32%) Nessus
4 3 (7.32%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (7.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (4.88%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (4.88%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.44%) Avamar
6 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (2.44%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.44%) vRealize
6 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (90.24%) Microsoft
2 28 (68.29%) VMware
3 12 (29.27%) Citrix
4 11 (26.83%) Dell
5 7 (17.07%) EMC
6 5 (12.20%) CA
6 5 (12.20%) Clearswift
6 5 (12.20%) Juniper
7 4 (9.76%) Cisco
8 3 (7.32%) GFI Software
8 3 (7.32%) Symantec
9 2 (4.88%) McAfee
9 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.44%) Apple
10 1 (2.44%) Hitachi
10 1 (2.44%) NetApp
10 1 (2.44%) Progress
10 1 (2.44%) Remedy
10 1 (2.44%) Sony
10 1 (2.44%) Veritas