The table below looks at the statistics for Hyper-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 163 143 198
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +55
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 86 89 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.93% 1.02% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 8.01% 8.21% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 62 11
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £186 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £414 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £316 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.97% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +25.00%
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 South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1073 1084 880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.55% 12.39% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 538 384
Average daily rate £325 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 125 132
Average hourly rate £15.94 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £10.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.50 £35.00
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 the South East

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

Hyper-V Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Hyper-V Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Hyper-V Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Hyper-V
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Hyper-V Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Hyper-V
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Surrey -13 26 £338 +14.40% 8
Berkshire +18 21 £400 -11.11% 10
Hampshire -14 16 £315 +2.43% 14
Oxfordshire +4 10 £300 -25.00% 13
Buckinghamshire -6 9 £300 +81.81% 6
Kent -6 3 £413 +96.42%
West Sussex -3 1 £163 -56.53% 2
Thames Valley - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Hyper-V
England

Hyper-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 157 (83.96%) Windows
2 101 (54.01%) VMware
3 91 (48.66%) Active Directory
4 82 (43.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (43.32%) Microsoft
6 65 (34.76%) VMware Infrastructure
7 59 (31.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 54 (28.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 53 (28.34%) MS Exchange
9 53 (28.34%) Security Cleared
10 52 (27.81%) SCCM
11 51 (27.27%) SAN
12 45 (24.06%) SC Cleared
13 41 (21.93%) Windows 7
14 36 (19.25%) SCOM
15 35 (18.72%) Citrix
15 35 (18.72%) SQL Server
16 33 (17.65%) ITIL
17 32 (17.11%) Cisco
17 32 (17.11%) HP
18 30 (16.04%) Exchange Server 2010
19 27 (14.44%) Firewall
20 26 (13.90%) SQL
21 25 (13.37%) Linux
21 25 (13.37%) LAN
21 25 (13.37%) vSphere
22 24 (12.83%) DV Cleared
22 24 (12.83%) DNS
22 24 (12.83%) Migration
23 23 (12.30%) NetApp

Hyper-V
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 53 (28.34%) MS Exchange
2 30 (16.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (7.49%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (3.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (3.21%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.14%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (1.60%) Lync
9 2 (1.07%) Apache
9 2 (1.07%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.53%) IIS
10 1 (0.53%) SAS
10 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (9.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.28%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.60%) Office 365
2 2 (1.07%) IaaS
2 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.07%) PaaS
3 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (27.27%) SAN
2 27 (14.44%) Firewall
3 25 (13.37%) LAN
4 24 (12.83%) DNS
5 21 (11.23%) WAN
6 15 (8.02%) DHCP
6 15 (8.02%) TCP/IP
6 15 (8.02%) Network Security
6 15 (8.02%) iSCSI
7 9 (4.81%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (4.28%) VLAN
8 8 (4.28%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (4.28%) OSPF
9 7 (3.74%) BIG-IP
9 7 (3.74%) NAS
10 6 (3.21%) MPLS
11 5 (2.67%) LDAP
11 5 (2.67%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (2.67%) NetScaler
11 5 (2.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (18.72%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.53%) Big Data
5 1 (0.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (5.35%) MSI
2 9 (4.81%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (2.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.53%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.53%) MSTest
5 1 (0.53%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.53%) NUnit
5 1 (0.53%) Selenium
General
1 9 (4.81%) Finance
2 3 (1.60%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.07%) Legal
3 2 (1.07%) Advertising
3 2 (1.07%) Publishing
3 2 (1.07%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (14.97%) Architect
1 28 (14.97%) Support Engineer
2 23 (12.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (11.23%) Technical Architect
4 18 (9.63%) Consultant
5 12 (6.42%) Administrator
6 11 (5.88%) Applications Packager
7 10 (5.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (5.35%) Network Engineer
8 8 (4.28%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (4.28%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (3.74%) Data Centre Architect
9 7 (3.74%) Data Architect
9 7 (3.74%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.21%) Technical Support
10 6 (3.21%) Server Engineer
10 6 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (3.21%) Designer
11 5 (2.67%) Active Directory Consultant
11 5 (2.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.88%) Application Packaging
2 9 (4.81%) WSH
3 4 (2.14%) Flash
3 4 (2.14%) .NET
4 3 (1.60%) Web Services
5 2 (1.07%) WPF
6 1 (0.53%) LINQ
6 1 (0.53%) XML
6 1 (0.53%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.16%) Clustering
2 15 (8.02%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.14%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.14%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.60%) EqualLogic
4 3 (1.60%) NHS
4 3 (1.60%) PKI
5 2 (1.07%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.07%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.53%) FMCG
6 1 (0.53%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.53%) Open Source
6 1 (0.53%) Firmware
6 1 (0.53%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 157 (83.96%) Windows
2 82 (43.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (31.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 54 (28.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (21.93%) Windows 7
6 25 (13.37%) Linux
7 20 (10.70%) Windows XP
8 14 (7.49%) UNIX
9 12 (6.42%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.74%) CentOS
11 4 (2.14%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.60%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.07%) Android
13 2 (1.07%) VMS
13 2 (1.07%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.07%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.53%) AIX
14 1 (0.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.65%) ITIL
2 24 (12.83%) Migration
3 13 (6.95%) Service Management
3 13 (6.95%) Service Delivery
3 13 (6.95%) Load Balancing
4 12 (6.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (5.35%) Project Management
6 9 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (4.28%) Time Management
8 7 (3.74%) Change Control
9 6 (3.21%) Network Management
9 6 (3.21%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.21%) Business Continuity
10 5 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (2.67%) TOGAF
10 5 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (2.14%) Capacity Management
11 4 (2.14%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (2.14%) Data Protection
11 4 (2.14%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.90%) SQL
2 19 (10.16%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.88%) VB
4 7 (3.74%) VBScript
5 2 (1.07%) C#
5 2 (1.07%) Java
6 1 (0.53%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 53 (28.34%) Security Cleared
2 45 (24.06%) SC Cleared
3 24 (12.83%) DV Cleared
4 20 (10.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (6.42%) MCSE
6 11 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (5.35%) CCNA
8 9 (4.81%) CCNP
9 6 (3.21%) MCITP
10 4 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (2.14%) MCP
11 3 (1.60%) MCTS
12 2 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.07%) CITP
12 2 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.53%) MCSA
13 1 (0.53%) ISEB
13 1 (0.53%) CCA
13 1 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.81%) QA
2 6 (3.21%) SLA
3 1 (0.53%) JSP 440
System Software
1 91 (48.66%) Active Directory
2 65 (34.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (13.37%) vSphere
4 16 (8.56%) Terminal Services
5 15 (8.02%) XenApp
6 14 (7.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 11 (5.88%) NFS
7 11 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (5.35%) VMware ESX
9 9 (4.81%) Forefront TMG
9 9 (4.81%) UAG
9 9 (4.81%) XenDesktop
9 9 (4.81%) ISA Server
10 6 (3.21%) Xen
11 5 (2.67%) XenServer
12 4 (2.14%) NLBS
13 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.60%) KVM
13 3 (1.60%) DFS Replication
14 2 (1.07%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 52 (27.81%) SCCM
2 36 (19.25%) SCOM
3 13 (6.95%) WSUS
4 11 (5.88%) SCVMM
5 10 (5.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 10 (5.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 9 (4.81%) Tivoli
7 8 (4.28%) Backup Exec
8 7 (3.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (3.74%) SCDPM
9 5 (2.67%) NetBackup
10 4 (2.14%) WMI
10 4 (2.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (2.14%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (2.14%) SCOrch
11 3 (1.60%) SCSM
11 3 (1.60%) WhatsUp Gold
11 3 (1.60%) ARCserve
12 2 (1.07%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (1.07%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 101 (54.01%) VMware
2 81 (43.32%) Microsoft
3 35 (18.72%) Citrix
4 32 (17.11%) HP
4 32 (17.11%) Cisco
5 23 (12.30%) NetApp
6 17 (9.09%) Symantec
7 15 (8.02%) F5
7 15 (8.02%) IBM
8 11 (5.88%) Brocade
9 9 (4.81%) McAfee
9 9 (4.81%) SolarWinds
10 8 (4.28%) CheckPoint
11 7 (3.74%) 3PAR
11 7 (3.74%) Dell
11 7 (3.74%) EMC
11 7 (3.74%) Juniper
12 6 (3.21%) Lotus
13 4 (2.14%) Oracle
14 3 (1.60%) AppSense
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