The table below looks at the statistics for Hyper-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 92 113 98
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -15
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 53 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.66% 0.75% 0.75%
As % of the System Software category 16.67% 7.19% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 15 11
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£375 £320 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -39.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Average hourly rate £60.50 £22.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+166.63% -
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 South West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
318 320 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.94% 10.43% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 180 115
Average daily rate £350 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £185 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 42 24
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.85% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £11.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £30.60 £23.75
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 South West

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

Hyper-V Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Hyper-V Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hyper-V across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Hyper-V Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Hyper-V
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Hyper-V Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Hyper-V
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hyper-V across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Hyper-V Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hyper-V
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South 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
Gloucestershire +11 15 £450 +181.25%
Wiltshire +4 12 £325 +12.06% 5
Bristol +1 12 £350 +0.71% 5
Devon - 8 £225 - 3
Somerset - 6 £503 - 2
Dorset 0 1 £110 -21.42%
Hyper-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 65 (86.67%) Windows
2 37 (49.33%) VMware
3 33 (44.00%) Active Directory
4 29 (38.67%) Microsoft
5 27 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (34.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (29.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (26.67%) Security Cleared
9 19 (25.33%) MS Exchange
10 18 (24.00%) Citrix
10 18 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (22.67%) Linux
12 14 (18.67%) ITIL
12 14 (18.67%) DNS
12 14 (18.67%) VMware ESXi
13 13 (17.33%) HP
13 13 (17.33%) Firewall
14 12 (16.00%) DV Cleared
15 11 (14.67%) SCCM
15 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (14.67%) Cisco
16 10 (13.33%) SharePoint
16 10 (13.33%) Lync
16 10 (13.33%) Windows 7
17 9 (12.00%) VLAN
17 9 (12.00%) Migration
17 9 (12.00%) Clustering
17 9 (12.00%) Dell
17 9 (12.00%) SAN
17 9 (12.00%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 19 (25.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 10 (13.33%) Lync
4 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.33%) Apache Spark
9 1 (1.33%) Node.js
9 1 (1.33%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.33%) Apache Pig
9 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.33%) IIS
9 1 (1.33%) Apache Solr
9 1 (1.33%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.67%) Office 365
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.67%) DNS
2 13 (17.33%) Firewall
3 9 (12.00%) SAN
3 9 (12.00%) VLAN
3 9 (12.00%) VPN
4 8 (10.67%) Wireshark
4 8 (10.67%) Network Security
4 8 (10.67%) SSL
4 8 (10.67%) TCP/IP
5 7 (9.33%) IPsec
5 7 (9.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (6.67%) Internet
7 4 (5.33%) DHCP
8 2 (2.67%) LAN
8 2 (2.67%) WAN
8 2 (2.67%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.33%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.33%) VoIP
9 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.67%) Big Data
3 1 (1.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.33%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.67%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (10.67%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Back Office
3 1 (1.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (29.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (14.67%) Administrator
3 10 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 10 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (9.33%) Architect
5 6 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (8.00%) Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.33%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Test Manager
8 3 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.00%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Windows Server Engineer
9 2 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (2.67%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) LAMP
2 2 (2.67%) Java EE
3 1 (1.33%) jQuery
3 1 (1.33%) HTML5
3 1 (1.33%) CSS3
3 1 (1.33%) PostGIS
3 1 (1.33%) Apache Camel
3 1 (1.33%) HTML
3 1 (1.33%) CSS
3 1 (1.33%) Web Services
3 1 (1.33%) Middleware
3 1 (1.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.00%) Clustering
2 8 (10.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.00%) Replication
4 3 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.00%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.33%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.33%) PKI
6 1 (1.33%) Statistics
6 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.33%) User Experience
6 1 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.33%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 65 (86.67%) Windows
2 27 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 26 (34.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (22.67%) Linux
6 10 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.67%) UNIX
9 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.67%) ITIL
2 9 (12.00%) Migration
3 8 (10.67%) Information Security
3 8 (10.67%) Cyber Security
3 8 (10.67%) DDoS Mitigation
4 5 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.33%) Project Management
5 4 (5.33%) Service Management
5 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.33%) UML
5 4 (5.33%) Identity Management
5 4 (5.33%) Data Management
5 4 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.00%) Release Management
6 3 (4.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.00%) Validation
6 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.33%) VBScript
3 1 (1.33%) Python
3 1 (1.33%) Ruby
3 1 (1.33%) C
3 1 (1.33%) Java
3 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (16.00%) DV Cleared
3 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.67%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (9.33%) CCNA
5 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (6.67%) Degree
7 4 (5.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (4.00%) MCTS
8 3 (4.00%) MCITP
8 3 (4.00%) MCSE
8 3 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.67%) MCSA
10 1 (1.33%) MCT
10 1 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.33%) CCEE
10 1 (1.33%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.33%) QA
2 3 (4.00%) SLA
3 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.33%) TickIT
4 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (29.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (18.67%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (10.67%) VirtualBox
4 8 (10.67%) vSphere
5 6 (8.00%) Firmware
5 6 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (6.67%) VMware ESX
6 5 (6.67%) XenDesktop
7 4 (5.33%) XenApp
7 4 (5.33%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.67%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.33%) Xen
9 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.33%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.33%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.33%) vCloud
9 1 (1.33%) KVM
9 1 (1.33%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (14.67%) SCCM
2 8 (10.67%) Nmap
3 7 (9.33%) SCVMM
4 6 (8.00%) SCOM
4 6 (8.00%) WSUS
5 2 (2.67%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.33%) SCSM
6 1 (1.33%) MOM
6 1 (1.33%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.33%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.33%) Puppet
6 1 (1.33%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 37 (49.33%) VMware
2 29 (38.67%) Microsoft
3 18 (24.00%) Citrix
4 13 (17.33%) HP
5 11 (14.67%) Cisco
6 9 (12.00%) Dell
7 4 (5.33%) Lotus
8 3 (4.00%) Hitachi
8 3 (4.00%) Veeam
8 3 (4.00%) ArcSight
9 2 (2.67%) Zerto
9 2 (2.67%) Oracle
9 2 (2.67%) TOWER Software
9 2 (2.67%) NetApp
9 2 (2.67%) AppSense
9 2 (2.67%) Juniper
9 2 (2.67%) CommVault
10 1 (1.33%) IBM
10 1 (1.33%) EMC
10 1 (1.33%) LANDesk