Period
to 19 April 2018

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 19 April 2018 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 847 786 850
Rank change year-on-year -61 +64 -49
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 30 42 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.030% 0.045% 0.040%
As % of the System Software category 0.23% 0.39% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 30 29
UK median daily rate £350 £313 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.73% -19.68% +39.29%
10th Percentile £250 £200 £273
90th Percentile £500 £425 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £350
% change year-on-year +12.00% -10.71% +22.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
UK median hourly rate - £17.77 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.77 -

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 13,307 10,703 11,612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.16% 11.55% 10.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,639 6,738 7,020
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +12.68%
10th Percentile £175 £163 £163
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £358 £350
% change year-on-year +11.89% +2.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 737 744 970
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.19
90th Percentile £45.61 £46.97 £42.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.34 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.20% -4.14% +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 19 April 2018.

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 19 April 2018. 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 -57 29 £370 +18.12% 10
UK excluding London -37 24 £350 +12.00% 9
South East -22 10 £400 +35.82% 2
Midlands -3 9 £350 +12.00% 1
West Midlands -6 8 £338 -14.56% 1
London -30 6 £390 +20.00% 3
South West +7 2 £500 - 1
North of England -1 1 £325 -18.50% 2
East of England -13 1 - - 1
North West -17 1 £325 -18.50%
East Midlands -18 1 £625 +100.80%
Scotland -34 1 £325 +43.65%

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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 30 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 27 (90.00%) VMware
2 27 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (66.67%) Windows
4 19 (63.33%) PowerShell
5 18 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (56.67%) PaaS
6 17 (56.67%) IaaS
6 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
6 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
7 11 (36.67%) Windows Server
8 10 (33.33%) Hyper-V
9 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (30.00%) SQL
9 9 (30.00%) VPN
10 8 (26.67%) Visual Studio
10 8 (26.67%) Finance
10 8 (26.67%) DevOps
11 7 (23.33%) Microservices
11 7 (23.33%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (23.33%) Bower
11 7 (23.33%) NuGet
11 7 (23.33%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
11 7 (23.33%) SDLC
11 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
11 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
11 7 (23.33%) Visual Studio Team System
11 7 (23.33%) Manual Testing

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 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 18 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (56.67%) IaaS
2 17 (56.67%) PaaS
3 7 (23.33%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (23.33%) npm
3 7 (23.33%) NuGet
3 7 (23.33%) SaaS
4 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (10.00%) Office 365
5 2 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) VPN
2 6 (20.00%) SAN
3 5 (16.67%) DHCP
3 5 (16.67%) DNS
4 4 (13.33%) Internet
5 3 (10.00%) Telnet
6 2 (6.67%) Firewall
6 2 (6.67%) Skype
6 2 (6.67%) VLAN
6 2 (6.67%) Wireless
6 2 (6.67%) WLAN
7 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Visual Studio
2 7 (23.33%) Bower
2 7 (23.33%) Git (software)
2 7 (23.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (23.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 7 (23.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (23.33%) Senior DevOps
1 7 (23.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Platform Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Senior Platform Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Azure Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Azure Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (23.33%) .NET
1 7 (23.33%) .NET Framework
1 7 (23.33%) JSON
2 2 (6.67%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Management Information System
2 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (13.33%) Fat Client
3 4 (13.33%) Thin Client
4 2 (6.67%) Clustering
5 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.00%) Linux
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) DevOps
2 7 (23.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (23.33%) Information Security
2 7 (23.33%) Manual Testing
2 7 (23.33%) Microservices
2 7 (23.33%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (23.33%) SDLC
2 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
3 6 (20.00%) Task Automation
4 5 (16.67%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 3 (10.00%) Data Centre Operations
6 3 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (10.00%) Patch Management
6 3 (10.00%) Proactive Management
6 3 (10.00%) Server Building
6 3 (10.00%) Service Management
7 2 (6.67%) Server Patching
7 2 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 19 (63.33%) PowerShell
2 9 (30.00%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.33%) VB
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 27 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
4 10 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 5 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (6.67%) vSphere
6 2 (6.67%) XenApp
7 1 (3.33%) Docker
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (23.33%) Puppet
2 6 (20.00%) SCCM
3 5 (16.67%) WSUS
4 2 (6.67%) NetBackup
4 2 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (90.00%) VMware
2 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.00%) Citrix
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco
5 3 (10.00%) Dell
5 3 (10.00%) Symantec
6 2 (6.67%) Dell Compellent
6 2 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) Ivanti
6 2 (6.67%) Veritas
7 1 (3.33%) Becrypt
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle
7 1 (3.33%) Veeam