The first table below looks at the demand for Hyper-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 Chester 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 30 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -3
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 10 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.91% 3.31% 1.04%
As % of the System Software category 23.81% 21.74% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £223 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £305 £324
% change year-on-year
-9.83% -5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +10.00%
System Software Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
42 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.41% 15.23% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate £223 £370 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.86% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 4 3
Average hourly rate £34.06 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +221.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Hyper-V
Cheshire

Hyper-V
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Hyper-V Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Hyper-V Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Hyper-V
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Hyper-V Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Hyper-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 14 (82.35%) VMware
2 13 (76.47%) Windows
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
4 9 (52.94%) LAN
5 8 (47.06%) WAN
5 8 (47.06%) DHCP
5 8 (47.06%) SAN
5 8 (47.06%) Migration
5 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (41.18%) Clustering
6 7 (41.18%) SCOM
6 7 (41.18%) DNS
6 7 (41.18%) ITIL
6 7 (41.18%) IIS
7 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (29.41%) SCCM
8 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
8 5 (29.41%) Citrix
8 5 (29.41%) HP
8 5 (29.41%) Local Government
9 4 (23.53%) VMware ESX
9 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
10 3 (17.65%) vSphere
10 3 (17.65%) XenApp
10 3 (17.65%) SCVMM
10 3 (17.65%) PKI
10 3 (17.65%) LINC
10 3 (17.65%) Reverse Proxy

Hyper-V
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (41.18%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP SEM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) LAN
2 8 (47.06%) WAN
2 8 (47.06%) DHCP
2 8 (47.06%) SAN
3 7 (41.18%) DNS
4 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
5 3 (17.65%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SAP BW
General
1 5 (29.41%) Local Government
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Server Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Storage Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planner
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Clustering
2 3 (17.65%) PKI
3 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.88%) AIX
4 1 (5.88%) HPUX
4 1 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
4 1 (5.88%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Migration
2 7 (41.18%) ITIL
3 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) Workflow
5 1 (5.88%) High Availability
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 3 (17.65%) LINC
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.76%) MCP
1 2 (11.76%) MCSE
1 2 (11.76%) MCITP
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) VMware ESX
4 3 (17.65%) vSphere
4 3 (17.65%) XenApp
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (11.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) SCOM
2 5 (29.41%) SCCM
3 3 (17.65%) SCVMM
4 2 (11.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix
2 5 (29.41%) HP
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) NetApp
4 2 (11.76%) Dell
4 2 (11.76%) EMC
4 2 (11.76%) SAP
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) BMC
5 1 (5.88%) Remedy