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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Hyper-V
Rank 62 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 9 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.04% 1.08% 1.35%
As % of the System Software category 9.38% 10.34% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£388 £225 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.22% -35.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £31.56 £14.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.61% +123.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-13.46% +18.18%
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
96 87 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.11% 10.41% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 22 46
Average daily rate £280 £250 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -29.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 21
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £20.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £27.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 22 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 +5 5 - -
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
Warrington - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Hyper-V
North West

Hyper-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 26 (86.67%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) DHCP
2 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (56.67%) DNS
3 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (50.00%) SCCM
4 15 (50.00%) Clustering
4 15 (50.00%) SAN
5 12 (40.00%) Migration
5 12 (40.00%) VMware
6 11 (36.67%) TCP/IP
7 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
7 9 (30.00%) High Availability
8 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (26.67%) SCOM
9 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
9 7 (23.33%) IIS
9 7 (23.33%) ITIL
10 6 (20.00%) HP
10 6 (20.00%) Citrix
10 6 (20.00%) VMware ESX
11 5 (16.67%) LAN
11 5 (16.67%) WAN
11 5 (16.67%) SQL
11 5 (16.67%) Manufacturing
12 4 (13.33%) SCVMM
13 3 (10.00%) Remedy
13 3 (10.00%) Project Management
13 3 (10.00%) Firewall

Hyper-V
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 7 (23.33%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (70.00%) DHCP
2 17 (56.67%) DNS
3 15 (50.00%) SAN
4 11 (36.67%) TCP/IP
5 5 (16.67%) LAN
5 5 (16.67%) WAN
6 3 (10.00%) Firewall
7 1 (3.33%) SMTP
7 1 (3.33%) VLAN
7 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.33%) DTS
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Analyst
1 9 (30.00%) Wintel Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Architect
2 5 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Project Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Wintel Support
6 1 (3.33%) Migration Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Operations Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) IT Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Firmware
2 1 (3.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 26 (86.67%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (40.00%) Migration
2 9 (30.00%) High Availability
3 7 (23.33%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Software Deployment
5 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.33%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.33%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) MCSE
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.33%) PMP
1 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.33%) DFS Replication
5 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (50.00%) SCCM
2 8 (26.67%) SCOM
3 4 (13.33%) SCVMM
4 2 (6.67%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.33%) WSUS
5 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) VMware
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.00%) HP
3 6 (20.00%) Citrix
4 3 (10.00%) Remedy
4 3 (10.00%) Dell
5 2 (6.67%) SAP
5 2 (6.67%) McAfee
6 1 (3.33%) AppSense
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) Veeam