Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 824 841
Rank change year-on-year -11 +17 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 42 57 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.041% 0.054% 0.041%
As % of the System Software category 0.32% 0.44% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 41 30
UK median daily rate £383 £330 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.98% +7.32% -5.38%
10th Percentile £250 £263 £209
90th Percentile £500 £430 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £329 £248
% change year-on-year +17.87% +32.83% -25.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
UK median hourly rate £17.48 £14.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.48 £14.75 -
% change year-on-year +18.51% - -

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 12985 12942 11608
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.59% 12.36% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8431 8106 6614
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +8.15%
10th Percentile £156 £173 £158
90th Percentile £609 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 880 1248
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%

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 21 November 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 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 21 November 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
UK excluding London -2 36 £388 +17.87% 3
England -4 33 £400 +21.21% 4
West Midlands +30 9 £400 +1.27% 2
Midlands +13 9 £400 - 3
South West -2 8 £500 +42.86%
South East +2 6 £400 +77.78%
London -14 6 £345 +3.06% 1
Scotland -4 5 £325 +182.61%
Northern Ireland - 4 £345 -
East of England - 3 £400 -
North East +50 1 - -
North of England +25 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 38 (90.48%) Virtual Servers
2 32 (76.19%) Microsoft
3 25 (59.52%) Windows
4 24 (57.14%) VMware
4 24 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
6 19 (45.24%) Citrix
7 18 (42.86%) Hyper-V
7 18 (42.86%) Windows Server
8 15 (35.71%) SharePoint
8 15 (35.71%) Migration
9 13 (30.95%) MS Exchange
9 13 (30.95%) PowerShell
10 12 (28.57%) Finance
11 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (23.81%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
12 10 (23.81%) SQL
12 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
12 10 (23.81%) SAN
13 9 (21.43%) Project Management
13 9 (21.43%) VPN
13 9 (21.43%) IaaS
13 9 (21.43%) SaaS
13 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (19.05%) PaaS
14 8 (19.05%) XenDesktop
14 8 (19.05%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (19.05%) Cisco

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 15 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 13 (30.95%) MS Exchange
3 8 (19.05%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (14.29%) Skype for Business
5 4 (9.52%) IBM Notes
6 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (21.43%) IaaS
2 9 (21.43%) SaaS
3 8 (19.05%) PaaS
4 7 (16.67%) Office 365
5 1 (2.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) SAN
2 9 (21.43%) VPN
3 6 (14.29%) Internet
4 5 (11.90%) LAN
4 5 (11.90%) NetScaler
5 4 (9.52%) Avaya Modular Messaging
5 4 (9.52%) NAS
5 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.14%) Firewall
6 3 (7.14%) Intranet
6 3 (7.14%) WAN
7 2 (4.76%) Skype
8 1 (2.38%) DHCP
8 1 (2.38%) DNS
8 1 (2.38%) Network Security
8 1 (2.38%) PBX
8 1 (2.38%) Telnet
8 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) MS Access
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MSI
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Legal
2 4 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Back Office
4 1 (2.38%) French Language
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Architect
2 5 (11.90%) Azure Consultant
2 5 (11.90%) Consultant
2 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Administrator
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco Architect
3 4 (9.52%) Citrix Architect
3 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
3 4 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (9.52%) Technical Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Wintel Administrator
3 4 (9.52%) Wintel Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.14%) Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) JSON
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) COM
2 1 (2.38%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.90%) FlexPod
3 4 (9.52%) PKI
4 3 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.76%) Driving Licence
5 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
5 2 (4.76%) NHS
5 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.38%) Clustering
6 1 (2.38%) CMDB
6 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (59.52%) Windows
2 18 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 5 (11.90%) Windows 10
7 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.76%) Android
8 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
8 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Migration
2 9 (21.43%) Project Management
3 6 (14.29%) Release Management
4 5 (11.90%) Change Management
5 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (9.52%) ITIL
5 4 (9.52%) Mentoring
5 4 (9.52%) Service Management
6 3 (7.14%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (7.14%) SDLC
6 3 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.76%) Change Control
7 2 (4.76%) Information Management
7 2 (4.76%) IT Asset Management
7 2 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.76%) Project Governance
7 2 (4.76%) Server Building
7 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) PowerShell
2 10 (23.81%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C
3 1 (2.38%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.38%) MCSA
3 1 (2.38%) MCSE
3 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.38%) PMP
3 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.38%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (90.48%) Virtual Servers
2 24 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
4 18 (42.86%) Hyper-V
5 10 (23.81%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (19.05%) XenDesktop
7 3 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (4.76%) Terminal Server
8 2 (4.76%) XenApp
9 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
9 1 (2.38%) vCloud
9 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
9 1 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) SCOM
1 6 (14.29%) SCVMM
1 6 (14.29%) WSUS
2 5 (11.90%) Backup Exec
2 5 (11.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (9.52%) NetBackup
4 3 (7.14%) SCCM
5 1 (2.38%) EdgeSight
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.38%) MOM
5 1 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 32 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 24 (57.14%) VMware
3 19 (45.24%) Citrix
4 8 (19.05%) Cisco
5 7 (16.67%) HP
6 6 (14.29%) Symantec
7 5 (11.90%) Avaya
7 5 (11.90%) NetApp
8 4 (9.52%) CyberTech
8 4 (9.52%) Lotus
8 4 (9.52%) McAfee
8 4 (9.52%) NICE Systems
8 4 (9.52%) ServiceNow
9 3 (7.14%) Veeam
10 2 (4.76%) Remedy
10 2 (4.76%) Sophos
11 1 (2.38%) Apple
11 1 (2.38%) AppSense
11 1 (2.38%) CommVault
11 1 (2.38%) Genesys