Period
to 30 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 30 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank - 190 191
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 0 2 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.043% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category - 0.29% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £380 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.59% -
England median daily rate £475 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +22.58% +10.71% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.50 -
England median hourly rate - £20.33 -

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 316 685 579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.47% 14.86% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 419 317
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £135 £190 £163
90th Percentile £588 £556 £568
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 82
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £11.45 £10.78 £10.33
90th Percentile £35.00 £20.83 £26.60
Median hourly rate £18.70 £16.91 £16.22
% change year-on-year +10.62% +4.26% +1.34%

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Microsoft Virtual Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the West Midlands

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the West Midlands

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in the West Midlands