The first table below looks at the demand for Hyper-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 Lancashire 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 40 17 32
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +15
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 9 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.14% 4.78% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 9.68% 35.71% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 0
Average daily rate £225 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £305 £324
% change year-on-year
-9.83% -5.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +10.00%
System Software Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
93 28 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.14% 13.40% 4.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 11 4
Average daily rate £255 £250 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +61.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 3
Average hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.15% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.65 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £27.60 £28.60
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 Lancashire

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

Hyper-V Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Hyper-V Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hyper-V across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Hyper-V Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Hyper-V
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire 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
Preston - 8 £225 -
Lancaster - 1 £190 -
Blackburn - - - -
Burnley - - - -
Hyper-V
North West

Hyper-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows XP
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 6 (66.67%) Application Packaging
3 6 (66.67%) Wise Package Studio
3 6 (66.67%) WSH
3 6 (66.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (66.67%) MSI
3 6 (66.67%) VB
3 6 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) vSphere
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
5 1 (11.11%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003

Hyper-V
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Wise Package Studio
1 6 (66.67%) MSI
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Applications Packager
2 2 (22.22%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Application Packaging
1 6 (66.67%) WSH
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows XP
2 7 (77.78%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) NetApp