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 April 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
UK
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 629 600
Rank change year-on-year +61 -29  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 27 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.058% 0.047% 0.048%
As % of the System Software category 0.53% 0.40% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 19
Median daily rate £314 £400 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.50% +19.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £304 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £400 £335
% change year-on-year -21.50% +19.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.77 - -
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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5074 6566 5794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 10.92% 11.75% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3239 4012 3231
Median daily rate £401 £393 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.03% +8.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £538 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +0.68% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 477 667
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.51 £43.00 £35.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

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 April 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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 27 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 April 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 +36 23 £313 -21.68% 8
South East +23 9 £375 +33.92% 2
Hertfordshire - 6 £200 -
East of England - 6 £200 - 1
Derby - 5 £310 -
Derbyshire - 5 £310 -
East Midlands - 5 £310 -
Kent - 4 £425 -
Dartford - 4 £425 -
Hampshire - 3 £275 -
Scotland +35 2 £226 -43.43%
London +17 2 £356 -10.93% 2
Edinburgh +15 2 £226 -45.15%
South Wales +11 2 £450 +12.50%
Wales +9 2 £450 +12.50%
Stevenage - 2 - -
Bridgend -3 1 £450 +12.50%
Cardiff - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 - 1
North East - 1 - -
Welwyn - 1 £388 -
Fareham - 1 £275 -
Southampton - 1 £270 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £425 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 45 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 33 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 32 (71.11%) VMware
3 32 (71.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (64.44%) Active Directory
5 21 (46.67%) SQL Server
5 21 (46.67%) Windows
6 20 (44.44%) Siemens
7 17 (37.78%) RDBMS
7 17 (37.78%) Manufacturing
7 17 (37.78%) Relational Database
7 17 (37.78%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (37.78%) Windows Server
8 15 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 13 (28.89%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (28.89%) DNS
10 12 (26.67%) DHCP
10 12 (26.67%) Migration
11 11 (24.44%) Firewall
11 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
12 10 (22.22%) Data Migration
12 10 (22.22%) Integration Testing
12 10 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
13 9 (20.00%) Server Building
13 9 (20.00%) Configuration Management
13 9 (20.00%) Cisco
13 9 (20.00%) HP
13 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
14 8 (17.78%) Oracle
14 8 (17.78%) LAN

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 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (11.11%) IIS
3 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (8.89%) Tomcat
4 3 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.67%) IBM Notes
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.44%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.22%) Apache
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (8.89%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.89%) DNS
2 12 (26.67%) DHCP
3 11 (24.44%) Firewall
4 8 (17.78%) LAN
4 8 (17.78%) WAN
5 6 (13.33%) Network Security
6 4 (8.89%) 802.11
6 4 (8.89%) Cisco IPT
6 4 (8.89%) DPNSS
6 4 (8.89%) IP Telephony
6 4 (8.89%) IPsec
6 4 (8.89%) MPLS
6 4 (8.89%) QSIG
6 4 (8.89%) SAN
6 4 (8.89%) SNMP
6 4 (8.89%) Telepresence
6 4 (8.89%) Wireless
6 4 (8.89%) WLAN
7 3 (6.67%) Unified Communications
8 2 (4.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 17 (37.78%) RDBMS
2 17 (37.78%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) MS Access
5 1 (2.22%) MySQL
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MSI
1 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (37.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.22%) Banking
2 1 (2.22%) Local Government
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Project Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Analyst
2 6 (13.33%) Architect
3 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (8.89%) Administrator
3 4 (8.89%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (6.67%) Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 3 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Designer
5 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Network Designer
5 2 (4.44%) Security Designer
5 2 (4.44%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
1 5 (11.11%) 802.1X
2 3 (6.67%) Java SE
3 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.22%) COM
3 1 (2.22%) Flash
3 1 (2.22%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) HTML5
3 1 (2.22%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 17 (37.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.89%) Blackberry
3 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (4.44%) Clustering
4 2 (4.44%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.44%) Replication
5 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.22%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.22%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (46.67%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) Windows Server
3 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.44%) Linux
6 2 (4.44%) Solaris
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.22%) Unix
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Continuous Improvement
2 12 (26.67%) Migration
3 10 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 10 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 10 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
4 9 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 9 (20.00%) Server Building
5 7 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (13.33%) ITIL
6 6 (13.33%) TOGAF
7 4 (8.89%) Change Management
7 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
8 3 (6.67%) Software Deployment
9 2 (4.44%) High Availability
9 2 (4.44%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.44%) Project Management
9 2 (4.44%) Software Testing
9 2 (4.44%) Virtual Environments
10 1 (2.22%) Remediation Plan
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.33%) SQL
3 3 (6.67%) VBScript
4 2 (4.44%) VB
5 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.22%) C
5 1 (2.22%) C#
5 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.22%) Perl
5 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (13.33%) Degree
4 5 (11.11%) CCNP
5 4 (8.89%) CCNA
5 4 (8.89%) CISSP
5 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (6.67%) MCITP
7 2 (4.44%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.44%) MCSE
8 1 (2.22%) CNA
8 1 (2.22%) ISEB
8 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
8 1 (2.22%) MCSA
8 1 (2.22%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) QA
2 3 (6.67%) PMO
3 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 32 (71.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (64.44%) Active Directory
4 8 (17.78%) Hyper-V
5 5 (11.11%) VMware ESX
5 5 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (8.89%) vSphere
7 3 (6.67%) Terminal Server
7 3 (6.67%) Terminal Services
7 3 (6.67%) XenDesktop
8 2 (4.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (4.44%) XenApp
9 1 (2.22%) KVM
9 1 (2.22%) Postfix
9 1 (2.22%) Squid
9 1 (2.22%) Xen
9 1 (2.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) SCCM
2 3 (6.67%) PowerCLI
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (4.44%) SCOM
3 2 (4.44%) vCenter Server
3 2 (4.44%) WMI
3 2 (4.44%) WSUS
4 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.22%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.22%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 33 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 32 (71.11%) VMware
3 20 (44.44%) Siemens
4 9 (20.00%) Cisco
4 9 (20.00%) HP
5 8 (17.78%) Oracle
6 7 (15.56%) Citrix
7 5 (11.11%) Mitel
7 5 (11.11%) NetApp
8 4 (8.89%) CheckPoint
8 4 (8.89%) Riverbed
9 3 (6.67%) EMC
9 3 (6.67%) Lotus
9 3 (6.67%) Sophos
10 2 (4.44%) 3PAR
10 2 (4.44%) Becrypt
10 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.44%) Remedy
11 1 (2.22%) arcserve
11 1 (2.22%) Intel Security
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