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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Hyper-V
Rank 50 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 15 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.90% 1.06% 1.05%
As % of the System Software category 13.76% 10.00% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £20.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +13.63%
System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
109 80 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.78% 10.62% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 15 51
Average daily rate £260 £358 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 16
Average hourly rate £10.20 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.85% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £44.90 £26.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +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 25 July 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 25 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +13 10 £228 - 2
Warrington -19 1 - - 2
Runcorn - 1 - -
Daresbury - - - -
Hyper-V
North West

Hyper-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
4 18 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (53.13%) DNS
6 16 (50.00%) SAN
6 16 (50.00%) VMware
7 14 (43.75%) SCCM
8 13 (40.63%) Clustering
8 13 (40.63%) Migration
9 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
10 9 (28.13%) SCOM
11 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
11 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 7 (21.88%) HP
12 7 (21.88%) IIS
12 7 (21.88%) ITIL
12 7 (21.88%) High Availability
13 6 (18.75%) Dell
13 6 (18.75%) Citrix
13 6 (18.75%) LAN
13 6 (18.75%) WAN
13 6 (18.75%) VMware ESX
14 5 (15.63%) Project Management
14 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (15.63%) SCVMM
14 5 (15.63%) Manufacturing
15 4 (12.50%) Firewall

Hyper-V
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (21.88%) IIS
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.13%) Lync
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 17 (53.13%) DNS
3 16 (50.00%) SAN
4 10 (31.25%) TCP/IP
5 6 (18.75%) LAN
5 6 (18.75%) WAN
6 4 (12.50%) Firewall
7 2 (6.25%) VLAN
8 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
8 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.13%) NAS
8 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.13%) Wireless
8 1 (3.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) DTS
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
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%) Analyst
1 9 (28.13%) Wintel Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Project Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Server Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) IT Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Wintel Support
4 2 (6.25%) Storage Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Wintel Support Analyst
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
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) 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 18 (56.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 18 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Migration
2 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) High Availability
3 5 (15.63%) Project Management
4 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 2 (6.25%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.13%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.13%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Matrix Management
5 1 (3.13%) Workflow
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) MCSE
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
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
2 1 (3.13%) MCP
System Software
1 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.75%) VMware ESX
3 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.13%) DFS Replication
5 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (43.75%) SCCM
2 9 (28.13%) 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 16 (50.00%) VMware
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.88%) HP
4 6 (18.75%) Dell
4 6 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (9.38%) NetApp
5 3 (9.38%) Remedy
5 3 (9.38%) EMC
5 3 (9.38%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.25%) SAP
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco
6 2 (6.25%) McAfee
7 1 (3.13%) AppSense
7 1 (3.13%) Veeam
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle