The table below looks at the statistics 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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Hyper-V
Rank 54 63 66
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +3
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 19 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.98% 0.52% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 25.68% 7.69% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Average daily rate £256 £450 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.05% +38.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £450 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £390 £285
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +36.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -20.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +66.40%
Hyper-V
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
74 52 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.72% 6.78% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 29
Average daily rate £300 £394 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +35.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 35
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -55.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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
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 14 February 2016. 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
Macclesfield +2 8 £281 -37.50%
Chester - 7 £250 - 1
Warrington - 3 £275 -
Hyper-V
North West

Hyper-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 29 (87.88%) VMware
2 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
3 19 (57.58%) Citrix
4 18 (54.55%) Migration
5 15 (45.45%) Cisco
6 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
6 14 (42.42%) Data Centre
7 12 (36.36%) SCCM
7 12 (36.36%) HP
7 12 (36.36%) Linux
8 11 (33.33%) Solaris
8 11 (33.33%) AIX
8 11 (33.33%) IBM
8 11 (33.33%) WAN
9 9 (27.27%) SAN
10 8 (24.24%) DNS
10 8 (24.24%) Clustering
10 8 (24.24%) Sun
10 8 (24.24%) Dell
10 8 (24.24%) HPUX
10 8 (24.24%) ITIL
10 8 (24.24%) FlexPod
10 8 (24.24%) VCE vBlock
11 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
11 7 (21.21%) Office 365
11 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
11 7 (21.21%) Local Government

Hyper-V
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (21.21%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) IIS
2 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (21.21%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) IaaS
2 1 (3.03%) PaaS
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) WAN
2 9 (27.27%) SAN
3 8 (24.24%) DNS
4 6 (18.18%) DHCP
5 3 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (6.06%) VoIP
7 1 (3.03%) Firewall
7 1 (3.03%) LAN
7 1 (3.03%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (21.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Architect
2 9 (27.27%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (21.21%) IT Architect
3 7 (21.21%) IT Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (15.15%) Migration Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Server Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Security Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Storage Architect
7 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) AIX Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Oracle Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Data Centre
2 8 (24.24%) Clustering
2 8 (24.24%) FlexPod
2 8 (24.24%) VCE vBlock
3 3 (9.09%) Replication
4 2 (6.06%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.03%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 12 (36.36%) Linux
3 11 (33.33%) AIX
3 11 (33.33%) Solaris
4 8 (24.24%) HPUX
5 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
6 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Migration
2 8 (24.24%) ITIL
3 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.09%) Security Patching
5 2 (6.06%) High Availability
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.03%) Open Source
6 1 (3.03%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.03%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.03%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 6 (18.18%) MCITP
1 6 (18.18%) MCSA
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 21 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
3 6 (18.18%) Xen
4 3 (9.09%) KVM
4 3 (9.09%) XenApp
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
5 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (36.36%) SCCM
2 4 (12.12%) SCVMM
3 3 (9.09%) EMC VPLEX
4 2 (6.06%) SCOM
5 1 (3.03%) CFEngine
5 1 (3.03%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.03%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 29 (87.88%) VMware
2 19 (57.58%) Citrix
3 15 (45.45%) Cisco
4 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
5 12 (36.36%) HP
6 11 (33.33%) IBM
7 8 (24.24%) Dell
7 8 (24.24%) Sun
8 3 (9.09%) 3PAR
8 3 (9.09%) Brocade
8 3 (9.09%) EMC
8 3 (9.09%) Oracle
8 3 (9.09%) PlateSpin
9 1 (3.03%) Avaya
9 1 (3.03%) ProCurve