The table below looks at the statistics for Hyper-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Hyper-V over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Hyper-V
Rank 119 105 101
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 10 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 4.26% 5.36% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
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£343 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £270 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £370 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.97% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +25.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

System Software Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
235 168 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.41% 6.85% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 81 58
Average daily rate £323 £353 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £180 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £13.90 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

Hyper-V
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Hyper-V Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Hyper-V Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hyper-V across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Hyper-V Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Hyper-V
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Hyper-V Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Hyper-V
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Glasgow -12 3 £289 -23.00% 6
Edinburgh -15 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 - - 2
Dundee - - - - 1
Stirling - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
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Hyper-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 34 (89.47%) Windows
2 27 (71.05%) VMware
3 16 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (42.11%) SQL
3 16 (42.11%) Citrix
3 16 (42.11%) SAN
4 15 (39.47%) HP
4 15 (39.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (31.58%) Windows XP
6 12 (31.58%) AIX
7 11 (28.95%) Windows 7
8 10 (26.32%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (26.32%) Linux
8 10 (26.32%) SCOM
9 9 (23.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (23.68%) Red Hat
10 8 (21.05%) McAfee
10 8 (21.05%) Cisco
10 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
10 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
10 8 (21.05%) VMware ESX
10 8 (21.05%) Clustering
11 7 (18.42%) Change Management
11 7 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (18.42%) SUSE
11 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
11 7 (18.42%) MCITP

Hyper-V
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.26%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) MS Office
2 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (42.11%) SAN
2 7 (18.42%) WAN
3 4 (10.53%) LAN
4 3 (7.89%) VPN
4 3 (7.89%) Wireless
4 3 (7.89%) WAAS
5 2 (5.26%) WLAN
5 2 (5.26%) Firewall
6 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.63%) DNS
6 1 (2.63%) VoIP
6 1 (2.63%) DHCP
6 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.63%) Junos
6 1 (2.63%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.63%) Network Security
6 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) WinRunner
1 7 (18.42%) TestDirector
1 7 (18.42%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
1 2 (5.26%) Banking
1 2 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Analyst
2 7 (18.42%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (18.42%) Administrator
3 5 (13.16%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (10.53%) Test Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Network Support
5 3 (7.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Team Leader
5 3 (7.89%) Service Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) Clustering
2 7 (18.42%) PDA
3 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.63%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (89.47%) Windows
2 15 (39.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (31.58%) AIX
4 12 (31.58%) Windows XP
5 11 (28.95%) Windows 7
6 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (26.32%) Linux
7 9 (23.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (18.42%) SUSE
8 7 (18.42%) UNIX
9 2 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) ITIL
1 7 (18.42%) Change Management
1 7 (18.42%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (18.42%) Software Testing
1 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
2 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
3 3 (7.89%) Migration
4 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.26%) Project Management
4 2 (5.26%) Service Management
4 2 (5.26%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.63%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.63%) Performance Testing
5 1 (2.63%) Time Management
5 1 (2.63%) Network Management
5 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 16 (42.11%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) Perl
3 2 (5.26%) Korn
3 2 (5.26%) C-shell
4 1 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.42%) MCSE
2 7 (18.42%) MCSA
2 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (18.42%) MCTS
2 7 (18.42%) MCITP
2 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (13.16%) CCNA
5 2 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.63%) CCNP
6 1 (2.63%) Degree
6 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) COBIT
2 1 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (26.32%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (21.05%) VMware ESX
4 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
5 3 (7.89%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.63%) vSphere
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) SCOM
2 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (18.42%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (18.42%) Netcool
3 5 (13.16%) SCCM
4 2 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (5.26%) nmon
Vendors
1 27 (71.05%) VMware
2 16 (42.11%) Citrix
3 15 (39.47%) HP
4 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 9 (23.68%) Red Hat
6 8 (21.05%) McAfee
6 8 (21.05%) Cisco
7 7 (18.42%) Veritas
8 5 (13.16%) EMC
9 4 (10.53%) Juniper
10 3 (7.89%) Meru Networks
10 3 (7.89%) Apple
11 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
11 1 (2.63%) AppSense
11 1 (2.63%) Crossbeam
11 1 (2.63%) TippingPoint
11 1 (2.63%) Riverbed
11 1 (2.63%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.63%) F5
11 1 (2.63%) NetApp
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