Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 599 819 865
Rank change year-on-year +220 +46 -69
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 21 46 27
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.051% 0.027%
As % of the System Software category 0.29% 0.33% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 19
Median daily rate £475 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £444 £279 £246
90th Percentile £531 £490 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £325
% change year-on-year +18.75% +23.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 -

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 7,339 14,018 13,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.57% 15.46% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,706 9,332 8,738
Median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +6.89%
10th Percentile £181 £180 £185
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 603 791
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +4.04% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.02 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.69 £45.87
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year +13.42% +2.87% -3.23%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft Virtual Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the UK

Microsoft Virtual Server
Top 9 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 27 May 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 +214 19 £475 +22.58% 7
UK excluding London +142 13 £475 +18.75% 7
South West +62 9 £475 +26.67% 1
London +168 6 £463 -2.63%
South East +126 2 £475 +18.75% 2
North of England +100 1 £163 -57.15%
Midlands +74 1 - - 3
West Midlands +62 1 - - 3
Yorkshire - 1 £163 -

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 21 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 19 (90.48%) Microsoft
3 17 (80.95%) Windows
4 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
5 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
6 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
7 11 (52.38%) VMware
7 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (47.62%) Cisco
8 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Office
8 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
9 9 (42.86%) CCNP
9 9 (42.86%) CCNA
9 9 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
9 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
10 8 (38.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
12 6 (28.57%) Linux
12 6 (28.57%) SAN
13 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
13 5 (23.81%) MCSE
13 5 (23.81%) MCSA
13 5 (23.81%) VMS
13 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (23.81%) Information Security
13 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (23.81%) Azure
13 5 (23.81%) AWS
13 5 (23.81%) DevOps

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 (47.62%) MS Exchange
2 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) AWS
1 5 (23.81%) Azure
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
3 1 (4.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (4.76%) GitHub
3 1 (4.76%) OneDrive
3 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) SAN
2 4 (19.05%) DHCP
2 4 (19.05%) DNS
2 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.76%) Skype
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
1 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.76%) ClearCase
2 1 (4.76%) PVCS
General
1 1 (4.76%) Law
1 1 (4.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Wintel Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) AWS Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Azure Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Cloud Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) AWS Architect
6 1 (4.76%) AWS Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Azure Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Azure Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) IT Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) PKI
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) iPad
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
3 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 6 (28.57%) Linux
5 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (23.81%) VMS
5 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
2 5 (23.81%) DevOps
2 5 (23.81%) Information Security
2 5 (23.81%) Network Virtualisation
3 4 (19.05%) Break/Fix
3 4 (19.05%) ITSM
3 4 (19.05%) NsoIT
3 4 (19.05%) Proactive Maintenance
3 4 (19.05%) Service Management
3 4 (19.05%) System Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.52%) IT Strategy
6 1 (4.76%) Hardware Maintenance
6 1 (4.76%) ISMS
6 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.76%) Time Management
6 1 (4.76%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Dart
1 1 (4.76%) Java
1 1 (4.76%) Python
1 1 (4.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (42.86%) CCNA
2 9 (42.86%) CCNP
2 9 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 5 (23.81%) MCSA
3 5 (23.81%) MCSE
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (19.05%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
5 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 13 (61.90%) Active Directory
3 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (19.05%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (19.05%) XenApp
4 4 (19.05%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.76%) Docker
5 1 (4.76%) Firmware
5 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Ansible
1 4 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (19.05%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (52.38%) VMware
3 10 (47.62%) Cisco
4 4 (19.05%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) Dell
5 2 (9.52%) EMC
6 1 (4.76%) Apple
6 1 (4.76%) CA
6 1 (4.76%) Clearswift
6 1 (4.76%) Google
6 1 (4.76%) Hitachi
6 1 (4.76%) Juniper
6 1 (4.76%) McAfee
6 1 (4.76%) Progress
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.76%) Sony
6 1 (4.76%) Splunk