The first table below looks at the demand for Hyper-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Hyper-V over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Hyper-V
Rank 55 62 60
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 12 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.50% 1.03% 1.19%
As % of the System Software category 12.24% 9.76% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£288 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.68% +3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £25.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-12.74% +15.90%
System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
98 82 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.23% 10.53% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 17 44
Average daily rate £263 £308 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% -12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £200 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 19
Average hourly rate £10.20 £33.25 £19.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.32% +74.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £44.99 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
Hyper-V
North West

Hyper-V
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Hyper-V across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Hyper-V Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Hyper-V across the Cheshire region.

Hyper-V Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hyper-V across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Hyper-V Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Hyper-V
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Hyper-V across the Cheshire region.

Hyper-V Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Hyper-V
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hyper-V within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +9 7 £225 -
Warrington -13 1 - - 3
Runcorn - 1 - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Hyper-V
North West

Hyper-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Hyper-V also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Hyper-V.

1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 21 (65.63%) DHCP
3 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 18 (56.25%) DNS
5 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (50.00%) SAN
7 15 (46.88%) VMware
7 15 (46.88%) SCCM
8 14 (43.75%) Clustering
9 13 (40.63%) Migration
10 11 (34.38%) TCP/IP
11 10 (31.25%) SCOM
12 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
13 8 (25.00%) High Availability
13 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
14 7 (21.88%) HP
14 7 (21.88%) ITIL
15 6 (18.75%) IIS
15 6 (18.75%) LAN
15 6 (18.75%) WAN
15 6 (18.75%) Dell
15 6 (18.75%) Citrix
15 6 (18.75%) VMware ESX
16 5 (15.63%) Manufacturing
16 5 (15.63%) SCVMM
17 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
17 4 (12.50%) Project Management
17 4 (12.50%) SQL

Hyper-V
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Hyper-V also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Hyper-V. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (18.75%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.13%) Lync
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Office
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (65.63%) DHCP
2 18 (56.25%) DNS
3 16 (50.00%) SAN
4 11 (34.38%) TCP/IP
5 6 (18.75%) LAN
5 6 (18.75%) WAN
6 3 (9.38%) Firewall
7 2 (6.25%) VLAN
8 1 (3.13%) SMTP
8 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
8 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) DTS
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (15.63%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.25%) Local Government
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Wintel Analyst
1 9 (28.13%) Analyst
2 4 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Project Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Storage Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Wintel Support
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) DBA
5 1 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 14 (43.75%) Clustering
2 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.13%) Firmware
3 1 (3.13%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (53.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Migration
2 8 (25.00%) High Availability
3 7 (21.88%) ITIL
4 4 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.25%) Software Deployment
5 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.13%) Workflow
6 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.13%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (3.13%) MCP
2 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.13%) PMP
2 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.13%) MCITP
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.75%) VMware ESX
3 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.13%) DFS Replication
5 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (46.88%) SCCM
2 10 (31.25%) SCOM
3 5 (15.63%) SCVMM
4 3 (9.38%) NetBackup
5 2 (6.25%) FortiGate
6 1 (3.13%) WSUS
6 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) VMware
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) HP
3 6 (18.75%) Dell
3 6 (18.75%) Citrix
4 3 (9.38%) NetApp
4 3 (9.38%) EMC
4 3 (9.38%) Remedy
4 3 (9.38%) SolarWinds
5 2 (6.25%) McAfee
5 2 (6.25%) SAP
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco
6 1 (3.13%) AppSense
6 1 (3.13%) Veeam