Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 832 833 850
Rank change year-on-year +1 +17 -29
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 50 52 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.049% 0.044%
As % of the System Software category 0.41% 0.40% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 37 32
UK median daily rate £366 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.25% +11.67% -14.59%
10th Percentile £223 £255 £214
90th Percentile £495 £438 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £328 £248
% change year-on-year +13.13% +32.32% -29.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
UK median hourly rate £18.57 £14.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.90% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.57 £14.75 -
% change year-on-year +25.90% - -

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 12251 13034 11711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.23% 12.37% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7906 8173 6609
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% +6.67%
10th Percentile £158 £175 £160
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £338
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 888 1257
UK median hourly rate £16.70 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.25 £40.08 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year +1.64% -3.17% +5.00%

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 October 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
Top 13 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 October 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 +10 40 £375 +11.94% 6
UK excluding London +26 39 £371 +13.13% 5
London +11 11 £300 -34.78% 1
South East +10 9 £325 +44.44% 1
South West +2 9 £600 +71.43%
Midlands +29 6 £358 -10.63% 4
West Midlands - 6 £358 - 2
Scotland +11 5 £325 +182.61%
East of England - 4 £443 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £345 -
North East +60 1 - -
North of England +37 1 - -
Wales +9 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 46 (92.00%) Virtual Servers
2 43 (86.00%) Microsoft
3 33 (66.00%) Windows
4 29 (58.00%) Active Directory
5 26 (52.00%) VMware
5 26 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (48.00%) Citrix
7 21 (42.00%) Windows Server
8 19 (38.00%) MS Exchange
9 17 (34.00%) SharePoint
10 16 (32.00%) Migration
10 16 (32.00%) Hyper-V
11 15 (30.00%) Cisco
12 14 (28.00%) SQL Server
12 14 (28.00%) Finance
13 12 (24.00%) Project Management
13 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
13 12 (24.00%) XenDesktop
14 11 (22.00%) VMware ESXi
14 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (22.00%) SQL
14 11 (22.00%) LAN
14 11 (22.00%) HP
15 10 (20.00%) SAN
15 10 (20.00%) Office 365
15 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (18.00%) NetScaler
16 9 (18.00%) Skype for Business
16 9 (18.00%) PowerShell
16 9 (18.00%) SCVMM

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 19 (38.00%) MS Exchange
2 17 (34.00%) SharePoint
3 9 (18.00%) Skype for Business
4 8 (16.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (8.00%) IBM Notes
6 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (6.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (4.00%) IIS
7 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
8 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.00%) Office 365
2 5 (10.00%) IaaS
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.00%) SaaS
3 3 (6.00%) Yammer
4 2 (4.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) LAN
2 10 (20.00%) SAN
3 9 (18.00%) NetScaler
4 8 (16.00%) TCP/IP
4 8 (16.00%) WAN
5 7 (14.00%) DHCP
5 7 (14.00%) DNS
6 6 (12.00%) Internet
7 5 (10.00%) Firewall
7 5 (10.00%) Skype
8 4 (8.00%) Avaya Modular Messaging
8 4 (8.00%) NAS
9 3 (6.00%) Intranet
9 3 (6.00%) Network Security
9 3 (6.00%) Telnet
9 3 (6.00%) VoIP
9 3 (6.00%) VPN
10 2 (4.00%) 802.11
10 2 (4.00%) SNMP
10 2 (4.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) MS Access
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MSI
General
1 14 (28.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (8.00%) Legal
3 4 (8.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (6.00%) Banking
5 2 (4.00%) French Language
6 1 (2.00%) Back Office
6 1 (2.00%) Local Government
6 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (20.00%) Architect
2 8 (16.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (14.00%) Analyst
3 7 (14.00%) Citrix Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Cisco Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (8.00%) Administrator
6 4 (8.00%) Project Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.00%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Wintel Administrator
6 4 (8.00%) Wintel Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (6.00%) IT Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) IT Operations Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) .NET
2 2 (4.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.00%) JSON
3 1 (2.00%) COM
3 1 (2.00%) HTML
3 1 (2.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
1 8 (16.00%) FlexPod
2 6 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (10.00%) Blackberry
4 4 (8.00%) PKI
5 3 (6.00%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (6.00%) NHS
5 3 (6.00%) Private Cloud
5 3 (6.00%) Replication
6 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.00%) Clustering
6 2 (4.00%) CMDB
6 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.00%) Driving Licence
6 2 (4.00%) Fat Client
6 2 (4.00%) Hedge funds
6 2 (4.00%) Thin Client
7 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 33 (66.00%) Windows
2 21 (42.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (14.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (12.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (6.00%) Unix
7 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.00%) Android
8 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
8 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) Migration
2 12 (24.00%) Project Management
3 8 (16.00%) Change Management
4 7 (14.00%) ITIL
4 7 (14.00%) Release Management
5 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
6 5 (10.00%) Asset Management
6 5 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (10.00%) Service Management
7 4 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (8.00%) Problem Management
7 4 (8.00%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (6.00%) Change Control
8 3 (6.00%) Information Management
8 3 (6.00%) Investment Management
8 3 (6.00%) IT Asset Management
8 3 (6.00%) Matrix Organization
8 3 (6.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (6.00%) Network Management
8 3 (6.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) SQL
2 9 (18.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.00%) VBScript
4 1 (2.00%) C
4 1 (2.00%) C#
4 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.00%) MCSE
3 3 (6.00%) PMP
3 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.00%) CCNA
4 2 (4.00%) CCNP
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.00%) CISSP
4 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.00%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) MCP
5 1 (2.00%) MCSA
5 1 (2.00%) MCTS
5 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (92.00%) Virtual Servers
2 29 (58.00%) Active Directory
3 26 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (32.00%) Hyper-V
5 12 (24.00%) XenDesktop
6 11 (22.00%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (10.00%) XenApp
8 3 (6.00%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (4.00%) Terminal Server
9 2 (4.00%) Terminal Services
9 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (4.00%) VMware Server
9 2 (4.00%) XenServer
10 1 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (2.00%) vCloud
10 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) SCVMM
2 8 (16.00%) NetBackup
3 6 (12.00%) Backup Exec
3 6 (12.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (12.00%) WSUS
4 4 (8.00%) SCOM
5 3 (6.00%) Control-M
5 3 (6.00%) Dollar Universe
5 3 (6.00%) SCCM
5 3 (6.00%) vCenter Server
6 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (2.00%) AppDNA
7 1 (2.00%) EdgeSight
7 1 (2.00%) MOM
7 1 (2.00%) SCSM
7 1 (2.00%) Simpana
7 1 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 43 (86.00%) Microsoft
2 26 (52.00%) VMware
3 24 (48.00%) Citrix
4 15 (30.00%) Cisco
5 11 (22.00%) HP
6 8 (16.00%) Avaya
6 8 (16.00%) NetApp
7 6 (12.00%) Symantec
8 5 (10.00%) McAfee
9 4 (8.00%) CyberTech
9 4 (8.00%) Lotus
9 4 (8.00%) NICE Systems
9 4 (8.00%) ServiceNow
9 4 (8.00%) Veeam
10 3 (6.00%) AppSense
10 3 (6.00%) LANDesk
10 3 (6.00%) Oracle
10 3 (6.00%) Remedy
10 3 (6.00%) Sophos
10 3 (6.00%) Veritas