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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Hyper-V
Rank 59 55 49
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 15 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.77% 0.93% 1.01%
As % of the System Software category 14.56% 7.69% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate £350 - £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £305 £324
% change year-on-year
-9.83% -5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.50% -27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +10.00%
System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
103 91 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.17% 12.12% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 29
Average daily rate £270 £253 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.93% -28.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 15 5
Average hourly rate £31.56 £19.75 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.77% +25.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -10 10 £223 -
Warrington - 1 £425 - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Hyper-V
North West

Hyper-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 17 (70.83%) VMware
3 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (58.33%) DHCP
3 14 (58.33%) SAN
3 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (45.83%) DNS
5 11 (45.83%) LAN
5 11 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 10 (41.67%) WAN
7 9 (37.50%) Migration
7 9 (37.50%) Clustering
8 8 (33.33%) IIS
8 8 (33.33%) SCOM
8 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (29.17%) ITIL
10 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 6 (25.00%) SCCM
11 5 (20.83%) Local Government
11 5 (20.83%) HP
11 5 (20.83%) Citrix
11 5 (20.83%) SAP
12 4 (16.67%) Firewall
12 4 (16.67%) Project Management
12 4 (16.67%) VMware ESX
12 4 (16.67%) SQL
12 4 (16.67%) Oracle
12 4 (16.67%) PowerShell

Hyper-V
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (33.33%) IIS
2 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP SEM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (58.33%) DHCP
1 14 (58.33%) SAN
2 11 (45.83%) DNS
2 11 (45.83%) LAN
3 10 (41.67%) WAN
4 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (16.67%) Firewall
6 3 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (8.33%) NAS
8 1 (4.17%) VLAN
8 1 (4.17%) VoIP
8 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.17%) DTS
2 1 (4.17%) SAP BW
General
1 5 (20.83%) Local Government
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Server Engineer
1 5 (20.83%) Architect
2 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Manager
3 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (8.33%) Wintel Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (8.33%) IT Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Storage Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Support
4 1 (4.17%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) Clustering
2 3 (12.50%) PKI
2 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) Solaris
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) AIX
5 1 (4.17%) HPUX
5 1 (4.17%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Migration
2 7 (29.17%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.33%) Workflow
5 2 (8.33%) High Availability
5 2 (8.33%) Software Deployment
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.17%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
1 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.50%) LINC
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) MCSE
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCP
2 2 (8.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (45.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 3 (12.50%) vSphere
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (12.50%) XenApp
5 2 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (4.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) SCOM
2 6 (25.00%) SCCM
3 3 (12.50%) SCVMM
3 3 (12.50%) FortiGate
3 3 (12.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) VMware
2 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.83%) HP
3 5 (20.83%) Citrix
3 5 (20.83%) SAP
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle
5 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 3 (12.50%) Dell
5 3 (12.50%) EMC
5 3 (12.50%) NetApp
6 2 (8.33%) Cisco
7 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
7 1 (4.17%) BMC
7 1 (4.17%) Symantec
7 1 (4.17%) Remedy
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat