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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Hyper-V
Rank 108 92 116
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +24
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 26 43 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 1.46% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 8.70% 14.38% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 9
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£325 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £338
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 5
Average hourly rate £20.25 £26.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.11% +70.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £11.80 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £32.04 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.16% +22.50%
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
299 299 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.37% 10.15% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 131 102
Average daily rate £300 £293 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -19.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £438 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 57 64
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £15.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +95.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £11.21 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.67 £26.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.45%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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
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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 -14 15 £223 -38.62% 31
Cheshire 0 6 £388 +72.22% 3
Merseyside -3 2 - - 1
Lancashire -23 1 - - 1
Cumbria - - - -
Hyper-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 74 (91.36%) Windows
2 44 (54.32%) VMware
2 44 (54.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (50.62%) SAN
4 37 (45.68%) Microsoft
5 35 (43.21%) Active Directory
6 33 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (38.27%) DHCP
7 31 (38.27%) SCCM
8 28 (34.57%) DNS
9 26 (32.10%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (29.63%) Cisco
11 23 (28.40%) Clustering
12 21 (25.93%) VMware ESX
12 21 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (24.69%) Citrix
14 19 (23.46%) Backup Exec
14 19 (23.46%) Firewall
14 19 (23.46%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (22.22%) SCOM
15 18 (22.22%) Symantec
15 18 (22.22%) ITIL
15 18 (22.22%) SQL
16 17 (20.99%) HP
17 16 (19.75%) MCSE
17 16 (19.75%) TCP/IP
18 15 (18.52%) MS Exchange
19 14 (17.28%) LAN
19 14 (17.28%) WAN
19 14 (17.28%) Juniper

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 15 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.81%) IIS
3 10 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (8.64%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.94%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.47%) Lync
7 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (11.11%) MS Office
2 3 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.47%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (50.62%) SAN
2 31 (38.27%) DHCP
3 28 (34.57%) DNS
4 19 (23.46%) Firewall
5 16 (19.75%) TCP/IP
6 14 (17.28%) LAN
6 14 (17.28%) WAN
7 6 (7.41%) Wireless
8 4 (4.94%) IPsec
8 4 (4.94%) VPN
9 2 (2.47%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.47%) VoIP
9 2 (2.47%) Internet
9 2 (2.47%) IP Telephony
9 2 (2.47%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.47%) NAS
9 2 (2.47%) DSL
10 1 (1.23%) Structured Cabling
10 1 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) MSI
1 5 (6.17%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (6.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.23%) Retail
2 1 (1.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (20.99%) Analyst
2 12 (14.81%) Architect
3 11 (13.58%) Wintel Analyst
4 10 (12.35%) Consultant
4 10 (12.35%) Support Consultant
5 8 (9.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (9.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (9.88%) Wintel Support
5 8 (9.88%) Wintel Engineer
6 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
6 7 (8.64%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 6 (7.41%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.17%) Applications Packager
8 5 (6.17%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Project Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Server Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) WSH
1 5 (6.17%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.40%) Clustering
2 1 (1.23%) EqualLogic
2 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.23%) Firmware
2 1 (1.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 74 (91.36%) Windows
2 44 (54.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (23.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (12.35%) Windows 7
5 10 (12.35%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.94%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.47%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.22%) ITIL
2 13 (16.05%) Migration
3 8 (9.88%) High Availability
4 6 (7.41%) CRM
5 5 (6.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.94%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.70%) Project Management
8 2 (2.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.47%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.47%) Time Management
8 2 (2.47%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (1.23%) Project Planning
9 1 (1.23%) Load Balancing
9 1 (1.23%) Matrix Management
9 1 (1.23%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.23%) Capacity Management
9 1 (1.23%) Software Deployment
9 1 (1.23%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.22%) SQL
2 9 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.17%) VB
4 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (19.75%) MCSE
3 13 (16.05%) MCITP
3 13 (16.05%) Degree
3 13 (16.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (11.11%) VCP5
5 6 (7.41%) MCTS
5 6 (7.41%) MCSA
5 6 (7.41%) MCP
6 4 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.94%) CCNA
7 2 (2.47%) CCA
7 2 (2.47%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.47%) PMP
7 2 (2.47%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.23%) ISEB
System Software
1 35 (43.21%) Active Directory
2 26 (32.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (25.93%) VMware ESX
4 6 (7.41%) XenApp
5 5 (6.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.70%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.47%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.23%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.23%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.23%) vSphere
8 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 31 (38.27%) SCCM
2 19 (23.46%) Backup Exec
3 18 (22.22%) SCOM
4 5 (6.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (4.94%) SCSM
5 4 (4.94%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.23%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.23%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (54.32%) VMware
2 37 (45.68%) Microsoft
3 24 (29.63%) Cisco
4 20 (24.69%) Citrix
5 18 (22.22%) Symantec
6 17 (20.99%) HP
7 14 (17.28%) Juniper
8 4 (4.94%) Sophos
8 4 (4.94%) Avaya
8 4 (4.94%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.70%) Dell
9 3 (3.70%) Remedy
9 3 (3.70%) McAfee
10 2 (2.47%) NetApp
10 2 (2.47%) Apple
10 2 (2.47%) EMC
10 2 (2.47%) Adobe
10 2 (2.47%) Oracle
10 2 (2.47%) Veeam
10 2 (2.47%) Meru Networks
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