The first table below looks at the demand for Hyper-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Hyper-V over the 3 months to 24 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 North West 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Hyper-V
Rank 101 86 112
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +26
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 35 29 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.14% 1.20% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 9.54% 12.66% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 7
Average daily rate £225 £259 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -20.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £217 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £288 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-15.38% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £47.50 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.90% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +10.00%
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
367 229 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.95% 9.47% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 69 93
Average daily rate £263 £253 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.96% -19.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £213 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 48 43
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.25 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.50 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Hyper-V
England

Hyper-V
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Hyper-V Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Hyper-V Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hyper-V across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Hyper-V Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Hyper-V
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Hyper-V Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Hyper-V
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Cheshire +2 16 £350 - 5
Manchester -14 9 £140 -49.09% 24
Lancashire -24 9 £225 -10.00%
Merseyside - - - - 1
Hyper-V
England

Hyper-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 44 (80.00%) Windows
2 31 (56.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (49.09%) Microsoft
4 26 (47.27%) SAN
5 25 (45.45%) VMware
6 23 (41.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (32.73%) DHCP
7 18 (32.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
9 15 (27.27%) DNS
9 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (25.45%) SCOM
10 14 (25.45%) Cisco
10 14 (25.45%) LAN
10 14 (25.45%) WAN
11 13 (23.64%) HP
11 13 (23.64%) Clustering
11 13 (23.64%) SCCM
12 12 (21.82%) IIS
13 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
13 11 (20.00%) Migration
14 10 (18.18%) VMware ESX
14 10 (18.18%) Backup Exec
14 10 (18.18%) ITIL
15 9 (16.36%) MS Exchange
15 9 (16.36%) Windows 7
16 8 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (14.55%) Windows XP
16 8 (14.55%) Citrix
16 8 (14.55%) Wireless

Hyper-V
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 12 (21.82%) IIS
2 9 (16.36%) MS Exchange
3 8 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (12.73%) SharePoint
5 5 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.82%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Office
3 1 (1.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.64%) SAP SEM
Communications & Networking
1 26 (47.27%) SAN
2 18 (32.73%) DHCP
3 15 (27.27%) DNS
4 14 (25.45%) LAN
4 14 (25.45%) WAN
5 11 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (14.55%) Firewall
6 8 (14.55%) Wireless
7 4 (7.27%) IPsec
8 2 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.64%) NAS
8 2 (3.64%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.82%) VLAN
9 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (3.64%) SAP BW
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.82%) DTS
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) MSI
1 6 (10.91%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (3.64%) MSBuild
2 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (9.09%) Local Government
2 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.64%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (21.82%) Architect
2 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (12.73%) Consultant
4 6 (10.91%) Applications Packager
5 5 (9.09%) Support Consultant
5 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Server Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.64%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Senior Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (3.64%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.64%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) WSH
1 6 (10.91%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Clustering
2 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (3.64%) PKI
4 1 (1.82%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 44 (80.00%) Windows
2 31 (56.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (41.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (16.36%) Windows 7
6 8 (14.55%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.45%) Windows 2000
7 3 (5.45%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.64%) HPUX
8 2 (3.64%) Solaris
8 2 (3.64%) Linux
9 1 (1.82%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) Migration
2 10 (18.18%) ITIL
3 5 (9.09%) CRM
3 5 (9.09%) Project Management
4 4 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.64%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.64%) High Availability
6 2 (3.64%) Software Deployment
6 2 (3.64%) Workflow
6 2 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.64%) TOGAF
7 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (1.82%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.82%) Release Management
7 1 (1.82%) Portfolio Management
7 1 (1.82%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) SQL
2 6 (10.91%) VB
2 6 (10.91%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.64%) LINC
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) MCSE
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.09%) MCITP
3 4 (7.27%) Degree
4 2 (3.64%) MCP
4 2 (3.64%) MCSA
5 1 (1.82%) ISEB
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.82%) PMP
5 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 18 (32.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
3 10 (18.18%) VMware ESX
4 6 (10.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (7.27%) XenApp
6 3 (5.45%) XenDesktop
6 3 (5.45%) vSphere
6 3 (5.45%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (3.64%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (3.64%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (3.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.82%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (25.45%) SCOM
2 13 (23.64%) SCCM
3 10 (18.18%) Backup Exec
4 6 (10.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (9.09%) SCSM
6 4 (7.27%) SCVMM
7 3 (5.45%) NetBackup
8 2 (3.64%) FortiGate
8 2 (3.64%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 27 (49.09%) Microsoft
2 25 (45.45%) VMware
3 14 (25.45%) Cisco
4 13 (23.64%) HP
5 8 (14.55%) Citrix
6 6 (10.91%) Symantec
6 6 (10.91%) Oracle
6 6 (10.91%) 3PAR
7 5 (9.09%) SAP
7 5 (9.09%) Avaya
7 5 (9.09%) Juniper
8 4 (7.27%) Dell
8 4 (7.27%) NetApp
9 3 (5.45%) EMC
9 3 (5.45%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.64%) Hitachi
10 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.82%) Remedy
11 1 (1.82%) 3Com
11 1 (1.82%) Lotus
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