The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Hyper-V
Rank 113 107 92
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 57 29 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.31% 0.95% 1.40%
As % of the System Software category 13.29% 9.57% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 13 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.54% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £645 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 7
Average hourly rate - £22.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% -18.18%
Hyper-V
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
429 303 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.85% 9.89% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 165 120
Average daily rate £320 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 52 64
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.64% -32.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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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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
Manchester -5 32 £294 +17.50% 4
Merseyside +5 14 £425 - 5
Cheshire -12 8 £255 -34.19% 10
Hyper-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 64 (68.82%) VMware
2 60 (64.52%) Citrix
3 59 (63.44%) Windows
4 52 (55.91%) Microsoft
5 47 (50.54%) SCCM
6 40 (43.01%) VMware Infrastructure
7 30 (32.26%) Active Directory
7 30 (32.26%) MS Exchange
8 27 (29.03%) XenApp
9 26 (27.96%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (24.73%) ITIL
12 20 (21.51%) Migration
12 20 (21.51%) Exchange Server 2010
12 20 (21.51%) Exchange Server 2013
13 18 (19.35%) Xen
14 16 (17.20%) SCOM
14 16 (17.20%) SQL
14 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (17.20%) Symantec
15 15 (16.13%) SAN
15 15 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (15.05%) Oracle
16 14 (15.05%) Office 365
17 13 (13.98%) Oracle Database
18 12 (12.90%) SAP
18 12 (12.90%) IBM Notes
18 12 (12.90%) Lotus
18 12 (12.90%) EMC
18 12 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 30 (32.26%) MS Exchange
2 20 (21.51%) Exchange Server 2010
2 20 (21.51%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (12.90%) IBM Notes
4 5 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.30%) IIS
5 4 (4.30%) Lync
6 3 (3.23%) TPMS
7 2 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (10.75%) MS Office
2 7 (7.53%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.15%) MS Project
5 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.05%) Office 365
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.13%) SAN
2 9 (9.68%) WAN
2 9 (9.68%) DHCP
3 8 (8.60%) DNS
4 7 (7.53%) Firewall
5 5 (5.38%) LAN
6 4 (4.30%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.23%) VPN
7 3 (3.23%) Network Security
8 2 (2.15%) NAS
8 2 (2.15%) Wireless
9 1 (1.08%) VLAN
9 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.08%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.08%) DMZ
9 1 (1.08%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.98%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 8 (8.60%) Local Government
2 4 (4.30%) Finance
3 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.15%) Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.08%) Legal
4 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (24.73%) 3rd Line Support
2 21 (22.58%) Support Engineer
3 17 (18.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 15 (16.13%) Architect
5 13 (13.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (10.75%) Analyst
8 9 (9.68%) Consultant
8 9 (9.68%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (5.38%) Citrix Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) Server Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (4.30%) Service Analyst
10 4 (4.30%) VMware Consultant
11 3 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (3.23%) Wintel Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 3 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.15%) Clustering
3 2 (2.15%) Life Science
3 2 (2.15%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (1.08%) NHS
4 1 (1.08%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 59 (63.44%) Windows
2 24 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.60%) Windows 8
6 7 (7.53%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.38%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.23%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.23%) BlackBerry OS
8 3 (3.23%) Windows Vista
8 3 (3.23%) Android
9 1 (1.08%) Solaris
9 1 (1.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.73%) ITIL
2 20 (21.51%) Migration
3 12 (12.90%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (10.75%) Data Protection
5 8 (8.60%) Server Building
6 4 (4.30%) Security Patching
6 4 (4.30%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.30%) Project Management
7 3 (3.23%) Service Management
7 3 (3.23%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.15%) Time Management
8 2 (2.15%) Workflow
8 2 (2.15%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.15%) Patch Management
8 2 (2.15%) Data Centre Operations
9 1 (1.08%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (1.08%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.08%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.20%) SQL
2 7 (7.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.75%) CCNA
2 10 (10.75%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (9.68%) MCITP
4 8 (8.60%) MCSE
4 8 (8.60%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (7.53%) MCP
5 7 (7.53%) MCSA
5 7 (7.53%) CCA
5 7 (7.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (5.38%) MCTS
7 4 (4.30%) VCDX
8 2 (2.15%) PMP
8 2 (2.15%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.15%) CCNP
9 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.08%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (43.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (32.26%) Active Directory
3 27 (29.03%) XenApp
4 26 (27.96%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (19.35%) Xen
6 7 (7.53%) VMware ESX
7 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (5.38%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.15%) vSphere
8 2 (2.15%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.08%) XenServer
9 1 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 47 (50.54%) SCCM
2 16 (17.20%) SCOM
3 10 (10.75%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.23%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.15%) SCDPM
5 2 (2.15%) SCSM
6 1 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 64 (68.82%) VMware
2 60 (64.52%) Citrix
3 52 (55.91%) Microsoft
4 16 (17.20%) Symantec
5 14 (15.05%) Oracle
6 12 (12.90%) SAP
6 12 (12.90%) EMC
6 12 (12.90%) Lotus
7 11 (11.83%) Cisco
8 8 (8.60%) McAfee
8 8 (8.60%) Sophos
9 6 (6.45%) HP
10 3 (3.23%) WatchGuard
10 3 (3.23%) Veeam
11 2 (2.15%) Dell
11 2 (2.15%) NetApp
12 1 (1.08%) Veritas
12 1 (1.08%) Brocade
12 1 (1.08%) Avaya
12 1 (1.08%) Juniper
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