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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Hyper-V
Rank 84 86 103
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +17
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 75 46 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.96% 1.53% 1.21%
As % of the System Software category 17.01% 15.97% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 23 6
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£255 £300 £261
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £179 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £346 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 5
Average hourly rate £20.75 £21.75 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.59% -16.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 £17.25 £24.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £25.00 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.60 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.36% -12.00%
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
441 288 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.52% 9.59% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 135 126
Average daily rate £310 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £333 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 70
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.01 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -35.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £25.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +11 48 £275 -8.33% 12
Merseyside 0 12 £450 -
Cheshire -12 10 £240 -16.52% 18
Lancashire +10 1 £205 - 2
Hyper-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 80 (70.18%) VMware
2 74 (64.91%) Windows
3 73 (64.04%) Citrix
4 66 (57.89%) Microsoft
5 58 (50.88%) SCCM
6 52 (45.61%) VMware Infrastructure
6 52 (45.61%) Active Directory
7 38 (33.33%) Migration
8 34 (29.82%) XenApp
9 32 (28.07%) MS Exchange
10 30 (26.32%) Oracle
11 29 (25.44%) Microsoft App-V
12 28 (24.56%) EMC
12 28 (24.56%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (24.56%) Oracle Database
13 27 (23.68%) SAN
14 24 (21.05%) Xen
15 23 (20.18%) Exchange Server 2013
15 23 (20.18%) WAN
16 22 (19.30%) ITIL
16 22 (19.30%) Office 365
17 21 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
17 21 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
18 19 (16.67%) SAP
18 19 (16.67%) Data Centre
19 18 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
19 18 (15.79%) IBM Notes
19 18 (15.79%) Lotus
20 17 (14.91%) Clustering
20 17 (14.91%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 32 (28.07%) MS Exchange
2 23 (20.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 21 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (15.79%) IBM Notes
5 14 (12.28%) IIS
6 8 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (4.39%) Lync
8 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.63%) TPMS
10 2 (1.75%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (7.89%) MS Office
2 5 (4.39%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.30%) Office 365
2 11 (9.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 27 (23.68%) SAN
2 23 (20.18%) WAN
3 17 (14.91%) DHCP
4 15 (13.16%) DNS
4 15 (13.16%) Firewall
5 10 (8.77%) Wireless
5 10 (8.77%) DMZ
5 10 (8.77%) NAS
6 9 (7.89%) MPLS
7 8 (7.02%) OSPF
7 8 (7.02%) BGP
7 8 (7.02%) EIGRP
7 8 (7.02%) VPLS
7 8 (7.02%) Internet
7 8 (7.02%) LAN
7 8 (7.02%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (7.02%) iSCSI
7 8 (7.02%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (4.39%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (24.56%) Oracle Database
2 15 (13.16%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.88%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.88%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MSI
1 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.88%) WiX
General
1 12 (10.53%) Local Government
2 6 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 6 (5.26%) Finance
3 3 (2.63%) Banking
3 3 (2.63%) Retail
4 2 (1.75%) Marketing
4 2 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.75%) Electronics
4 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (28.07%) Architect
2 22 (19.30%) 3rd Line Support
3 20 (17.54%) Support Engineer
4 18 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
5 15 (13.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 14 (12.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (11.40%) Analyst
8 10 (8.77%) Support Analyst
9 9 (7.89%) Consultant
10 7 (6.14%) Technical Architect
10 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (4.39%) Citrix Consultant
13 4 (3.51%) Service Analyst
13 4 (3.51%) Technical Support
13 4 (3.51%) VMware Consultant
14 3 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
14 3 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 3 (2.63%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
14 3 (2.63%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.75%) Middleware
2 1 (0.88%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 17 (14.91%) Clustering
3 12 (10.53%) Replication
4 8 (7.02%) EMC VNX
4 8 (7.02%) Celerra
5 4 (3.51%) Life Science
6 3 (2.63%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.75%) DTV
7 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.75%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.88%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 74 (64.91%) Windows
2 28 (24.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (18.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (14.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (7.89%) Solaris
6 8 (7.02%) UNIX
6 8 (7.02%) Windows 8
7 6 (5.26%) Windows 7
7 6 (5.26%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.63%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.63%) Android
8 3 (2.63%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.63%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (0.88%) Linux
9 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (33.33%) Migration
2 22 (19.30%) ITIL
3 18 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
4 14 (12.28%) Data Protection
4 14 (12.28%) Server Building
5 10 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (8.77%) Configuration Management
6 9 (7.89%) Business Continuity
7 7 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (6.14%) Change Control
8 6 (5.26%) Project Management
9 4 (3.51%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.51%) Security Patching
10 3 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (2.63%) Service Management
10 3 (2.63%) Problem Management
11 2 (1.75%) Digital Marketing
11 2 (1.75%) Performance Management
11 2 (1.75%) Programme Management
11 2 (1.75%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.04%) SQL
2 9 (7.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (10.53%) CCNA
2 12 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (7.02%) Citrix Certification
3 8 (7.02%) MCSE
3 8 (7.02%) MCITP
4 7 (6.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (6.14%) MCP
4 7 (6.14%) CCA
5 6 (5.26%) MCSA
6 5 (4.39%) MCTS
7 4 (3.51%) VCDX
8 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.75%) PMP
8 2 (1.75%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.75%) CCNP
9 1 (0.88%) HNC
9 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.14%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (45.61%) Active Directory
1 52 (45.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (29.82%) XenApp
3 29 (25.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 24 (21.05%) Xen
5 16 (14.04%) VMware ESX
6 8 (7.02%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 8 (7.02%) Terminal Services
7 5 (4.39%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.75%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.75%) Firmware
9 2 (1.75%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.88%) XenServer
10 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 58 (50.88%) SCCM
2 13 (11.40%) SCOM
3 10 (8.77%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.51%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (3.51%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.75%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.75%) SCSM
6 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 80 (70.18%) VMware
2 73 (64.04%) Citrix
3 66 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 30 (26.32%) Oracle
5 28 (24.56%) EMC
6 19 (16.67%) SAP
7 18 (15.79%) Lotus
8 17 (14.91%) Cisco
9 16 (14.04%) Symantec
10 9 (7.89%) CheckPoint
11 8 (7.02%) McAfee
11 8 (7.02%) Sophos
11 8 (7.02%) Nortel
11 8 (7.02%) SolarWinds
12 7 (6.14%) NetApp
13 6 (5.26%) HP
14 5 (4.39%) Avaya
15 3 (2.63%) Dell
15 3 (2.63%) WatchGuard
15 3 (2.63%) Veeam
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