Period
to 18 August 2017

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 18 August 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 791 850 828
Rank change year-on-year +59 -22 -36
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 60 44 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.041% 0.057%
As % of the System Software category 0.53% 0.33% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 42
UK median daily rate £325 £395 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.72% +25.40% -10.00%
10th Percentile £220 £246 £225
90th Percentile £475 £438 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £329 £258
% change year-on-year +4.56% +27.67% -26.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
UK median hourly rate £18.72 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.72 - -

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 11347 13219 11827
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.77% 12.17% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7305 8262 6671
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 882 1269
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.38 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.20 £41.90 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £15.80
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.43% +5.33%

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 18 August 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 6 months to 18 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 14 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 18 August 2017. 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 +63 50 £325 -18.75% 6
UK excluding London +78 48 £344 +4.56% 5
South East +32 15 £320 +26.53% 3
London +8 12 £313 -21.88% 1
South West +20 8 £600 -
Midlands +33 7 £315 -21.25% 1
East of England - 7 £394 -
East Midlands -10 5 £310 -22.50% 1
Scotland +29 4 £218 +97.73%
Northern Ireland - 4 £345 -
Wales 0 2 £450 +12.50%
West Midlands - 2 £358 -
North of England +54 1 - - 1
North East +42 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 56 (93.33%) Virtual Servers
2 53 (88.33%) Microsoft
3 43 (71.67%) Windows
4 35 (58.33%) VMware
4 35 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 32 (53.33%) Active Directory
6 28 (46.67%) Windows Server
7 25 (41.67%) Citrix
8 21 (35.00%) Cisco
8 21 (35.00%) SQL Server
9 18 (30.00%) MS Exchange
10 16 (26.67%) Migration
10 16 (26.67%) Hyper-V
11 15 (25.00%) SharePoint
12 14 (23.33%) SQL
12 14 (23.33%) HP
12 14 (23.33%) Project Management
12 14 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (21.67%) VMware ESXi
13 13 (21.67%) XenDesktop
13 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Office
14 12 (20.00%) LAN
15 11 (18.33%) DNS
15 11 (18.33%) NetApp
15 11 (18.33%) Finance
15 11 (18.33%) Firewall
15 11 (18.33%) PowerShell
15 11 (18.33%) Data Centre
16 10 (16.67%) Skype for Business

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 18 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 15 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 10 (16.67%) Skype for Business
4 7 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (8.33%) IBM Notes
6 5 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (6.67%) IIS
7 4 (6.67%) Tomcat
8 3 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 13 (21.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) Office 365
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.00%) IaaS
3 3 (5.00%) SaaS
3 3 (5.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.00%) LAN
2 11 (18.33%) DNS
2 11 (18.33%) Firewall
3 10 (16.67%) DHCP
4 9 (15.00%) NetScaler
4 9 (15.00%) SAN
4 9 (15.00%) WAN
5 8 (13.33%) Internet
5 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 5 (8.33%) NAS
6 5 (8.33%) Network Security
6 5 (8.33%) Skype
7 4 (6.67%) 802.11
7 4 (6.67%) Avaya Modular Messaging
7 4 (6.67%) DPNSS
7 4 (6.67%) MPLS
7 4 (6.67%) QSIG
7 4 (6.67%) SNMP
7 4 (6.67%) Telepresence
7 4 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.33%) RDBMS
3 5 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) MS Access
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MSI
1 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 5 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.67%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Legal
3 4 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.33%) French Language
5 1 (1.67%) Back Office
5 1 (1.67%) Local Government
5 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (15.00%) Architect
2 8 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (11.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (11.67%) Administrator
3 7 (11.67%) Analyst
3 7 (11.67%) Citrix Architect
3 7 (11.67%) Project Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Cisco Architect
4 6 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Server Support
6 4 (6.67%) Wintel Administrator
6 4 (6.67%) Wintel Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Hyper-V Architect
7 3 (5.00%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) .NET
2 4 (6.67%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.33%) COM
4 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.67%) Flash
4 1 (1.67%) HTML
4 1 (1.67%) HTML5
4 1 (1.67%) Java SE
4 1 (1.67%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.33%) FlexPod
3 7 (11.67%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (10.00%) Blackberry
4 6 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 5 (8.33%) Replication
6 4 (6.67%) PKI
7 3 (5.00%) Clustering
7 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (5.00%) Driving Licence
7 3 (5.00%) Fat Client
7 3 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (5.00%) NHS
7 3 (5.00%) Private Cloud
7 3 (5.00%) Thin Client
8 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (3.33%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.67%) CMDB
9 1 (1.67%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 43 (71.67%) Windows
2 28 (46.67%) Windows Server
3 14 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (11.67%) Windows 10
4 7 (11.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.67%) Unix
6 3 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.33%) Solaris
7 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.67%) Android
8 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.67%) Linux
8 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) Migration
2 14 (23.33%) Project Management
3 10 (16.67%) Change Management
4 9 (15.00%) ITIL
5 8 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 7 (11.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.33%) Release Management
7 5 (8.33%) Server Building
7 5 (8.33%) Service Management
7 5 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.67%) Data Migration
8 4 (6.67%) Integration Testing
8 4 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (6.67%) Problem Management
8 4 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (5.00%) High Availability
9 3 (5.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) SQL
2 11 (18.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.00%) VBScript
4 2 (3.33%) VB
5 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.67%) C
5 1 (1.67%) C#
5 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.67%) Perl
5 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.33%) MCSE
3 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.67%) CCNP
4 4 (6.67%) CISSP
5 3 (5.00%) CCNA
5 3 (5.00%) Degree
5 3 (5.00%) PMP
5 3 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.33%) MCITP
6 2 (3.33%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.67%) MCTS
7 1 (1.67%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
2 3 (5.00%) PMO
3 2 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (93.33%) Virtual Servers
2 35 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 16 (26.67%) Hyper-V
5 13 (21.67%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (21.67%) XenDesktop
6 5 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (8.33%) vSphere
7 4 (6.67%) Terminal Server
7 4 (6.67%) Terminal Services
7 4 (6.67%) XenApp
8 3 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (5.00%) XenServer
9 2 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (3.33%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.67%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) NetBackup
1 8 (13.33%) SCVMM
2 5 (8.33%) SCCM
2 5 (8.33%) SCOM
2 5 (8.33%) vCenter Server
3 3 (5.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.00%) Control-M
3 3 (5.00%) Dollar Universe
3 3 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.00%) PowerCLI
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (3.33%) WMI
4 2 (3.33%) WSUS
5 1 (1.67%) AppDNA
5 1 (1.67%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.67%) SCSM
5 1 (1.67%) Simpana
5 1 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 53 (88.33%) Microsoft
2 35 (58.33%) VMware
3 25 (41.67%) Citrix
4 21 (35.00%) Cisco
5 14 (23.33%) HP
6 11 (18.33%) NetApp
7 8 (13.33%) Avaya
7 8 (13.33%) Siemens
8 5 (8.33%) Lotus
9 4 (6.67%) CheckPoint
9 4 (6.67%) CyberTech
9 4 (6.67%) Mitel
9 4 (6.67%) NICE Systems
9 4 (6.67%) Oracle
9 4 (6.67%) Riverbed
9 4 (6.67%) ServiceNow
10 3 (5.00%) AppSense
10 3 (5.00%) LANDesk
10 3 (5.00%) Symantec
10 3 (5.00%) Veeam