The first table below looks at the demand for Hyper-V skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Hyper-V over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Hyper-V
Rank 251 264 319
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +55
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 431 367 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.72% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 8.26% 7.31% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 208 142
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £472 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 7
Average hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £13.25 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £32.50 £24.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +13.63%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5215 5018 4764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.84% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2868 2535 2268
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 618 648
Average hourly rate £15.88 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.14% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%

Hyper-V
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Hyper-V Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Trend

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

Hyper-V Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Hyper-V within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Hyper-V Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Hyper-V
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hyper-V Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Hyper-V
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 July 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
England +20 396 £325 -3.41% 238
London +28 146 £364 +3.92% 56
South East -6 79 £325 -3.41% 51
North West +15 49 £300 +14.28% 26
East of England -26 32 £313 -3.84% 18
East Midlands +18 28 £325 +4.83% 16
City of London +24 26 £383 -11.30% 25
Manchester +11 26 £300 +29.72% 14
Berkshire +18 24 £375 -16.66% 17
South West -19 22 £320 -39.04% 30
Scotland -2 20 £338 -3.57% 21
Surrey -9 17 £338 +12.50% 7
West Midlands -12 17 £320 - 18
Cheshire +15 16 £230 -54.00% 7
Buckinghamshire -6 15 £300 -25.00% 7
Hampshire -9 13 £315 +18.86% 6
Yorkshire -6 12 £335 -16.25% 19
Reading +14 11 £381 -15.27% 12
Chester +14 11 £228 - 2
Milton Keynes -2 11 £363 -9.37% 2
Essex +3 10 £208 -29.05% 1
Northamptonshire +3 10 £275 -31.25% 5
Cambridgeshire +1 10 £293 +30.00% 8
Edinburgh -14 9 £338 +35.00% 2
Swindon -1 8 £290 -44.76% 2
Wiltshire -1 8 £290 -44.76% 3
Bristol -17 8 £348 -0.71% 7
Nottinghamshire +15 7 £325 - 3
Nottingham +14 7 £325 - 3
Derbyshire +5 7 £330 +6.45% 2

Hyper-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 703 (82.80%) Windows
2 427 (50.29%) VMware
3 387 (45.58%) Microsoft
4 381 (44.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 346 (40.75%) Active Directory
6 289 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
7 266 (31.33%) MS Exchange
8 260 (30.62%) SAN
9 241 (28.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 237 (27.92%) Citrix
11 233 (27.44%) Windows Server 2012
12 211 (24.85%) HP
13 193 (22.73%) Cisco
14 189 (22.26%) Windows 7
15 184 (21.67%) SCCM
16 173 (20.38%) Firewall
17 167 (19.67%) DNS
18 156 (18.37%) SQL
19 151 (17.79%) SQL Server
20 149 (17.55%) ITIL
20 149 (17.55%) Exchange Server 2010
21 135 (15.90%) Microsoft Certification
22 132 (15.55%) Windows XP
23 129 (15.19%) DHCP
24 123 (14.49%) Security Cleared
25 117 (13.78%) SCOM
25 117 (13.78%) WAN
26 116 (13.66%) Clustering
26 116 (13.66%) Migration
27 112 (13.19%) PowerShell

Hyper-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 266 (31.33%) MS Exchange
2 149 (17.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 106 (12.49%) SharePoint
4 74 (8.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 72 (8.48%) Lync
6 54 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 48 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 35 (4.12%) IIS
9 25 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 20 (2.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (1.65%) Tomcat
13 12 (1.41%) IBM Notes
14 11 (1.30%) Apache
15 10 (1.18%) Lotus Domino
16 9 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
17 8 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2000
18 6 (0.71%) WebSphere
19 5 (0.59%) OpenStack
20 4 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 96 (11.31%) MS Excel
2 57 (6.71%) MS Office
3 5 (0.59%) MS Project
4 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) CATIA
5 1 (0.12%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 15 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) RMDS
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle BRM
4 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 35 (4.12%) Office 365
2 30 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.71%) SaaS
5 6 (0.71%) PaaS
5 6 (0.71%) IaaS
6 5 (0.59%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 260 (30.62%) SAN
2 173 (20.38%) Firewall
3 167 (19.67%) DNS
4 129 (15.19%) DHCP
5 117 (13.78%) WAN
6 108 (12.72%) LAN
7 86 (10.13%) TCP/IP
8 67 (7.89%) Wireless
9 62 (7.30%) VPN
10 42 (4.95%) Cisco ASA
11 41 (4.83%) VLAN
12 39 (4.59%) MPLS
13 35 (4.12%) NAS
14 32 (3.77%) iSCSI
15 26 (3.06%) Internet
16 22 (2.59%) BIG-IP
17 21 (2.47%) Network Security
18 20 (2.36%) Fibre Channel
19 18 (2.12%) DSL
19 18 (2.12%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (17.79%) SQL Server
2 43 (5.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (2.24%) MySQL
6 11 (1.30%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.12%) HBase
11 1 (0.12%) Big Data
11 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 50 (5.89%) MSI
2 48 (5.65%) Wise Package Studio
3 8 (0.94%) Git (software)
4 7 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (0.82%) WinRunner
4 7 (0.82%) TestDirector
4 7 (0.82%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 5 (0.59%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.59%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.47%) JIRA
7 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (0.24%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.24%) Subversion
8 2 (0.24%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (0.12%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.12%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.12%) MSTest
9 1 (0.12%) NUnit
9 1 (0.12%) Selenium
General
1 73 (8.60%) Finance
2 16 (1.88%) Manufacturing
3 15 (1.77%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.18%) Banking
5 9 (1.06%) Advertising
6 7 (0.82%) Marketing
6 7 (0.82%) Legal
7 6 (0.71%) Retail
8 5 (0.59%) Local Government
9 3 (0.35%) Games
10 2 (0.24%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.24%) Military
10 2 (0.24%) Publishing
11 1 (0.12%) Billing
11 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.12%) German Language
11 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.12%) Electronics
11 1 (0.12%) Law
11 1 (0.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 111 (13.07%) Architect
2 95 (11.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 90 (10.60%) Analyst
4 77 (9.07%) Consultant
4 77 (9.07%) Support Engineer
5 55 (6.48%) Infrastructure Architect
6 49 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
6 49 (5.77%) Administrator
7 48 (5.65%) Applications Packager
8 43 (5.06%) Server Engineer
9 39 (4.59%) Support Analyst
10 38 (4.48%) Systems Engineer
11 37 (4.36%) Systems Administrator
12 32 (3.77%) Network Engineer
13 27 (3.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 25 (2.94%) Technical Architect
15 23 (2.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 21 (2.47%) 2nd Line Support
17 20 (2.36%) Wintel Engineer
18 19 (2.24%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (7.07%) Application Packaging
2 46 (5.42%) WSH
3 18 (2.12%) .NET
3 18 (2.12%) Web Services
4 10 (1.18%) Middleware
5 8 (0.94%) XML
5 8 (0.94%) XMPP
6 6 (0.71%) JSON
7 4 (0.47%) RESTful
8 3 (0.35%) Flash
8 3 (0.35%) HTML
9 2 (0.24%) LAMP
9 2 (0.24%) CSS
9 2 (0.24%) XHTML
9 2 (0.24%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.24%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.24%) WPF
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.12%) WebCenter
10 1 (0.12%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 116 (13.66%) Clustering
2 40 (4.71%) Blackberry
3 24 (2.83%) Thin Client
3 24 (2.83%) Replication
3 24 (2.83%) Fat Client
4 17 (2.00%) EqualLogic
5 7 (0.82%) Open Source
5 7 (0.82%) PDA
5 7 (0.82%) NHS
6 6 (0.71%) Client/Server
6 6 (0.71%) Mobile App
7 5 (0.59%) Cryptography
7 5 (0.59%) PKI
7 5 (0.59%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.47%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.35%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.35%) Online Games
9 3 (0.35%) FMCG
9 3 (0.35%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 703 (82.80%) Windows
2 381 (44.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 241 (28.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 233 (27.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 189 (22.26%) Windows 7
6 132 (15.55%) Windows XP
7 106 (12.49%) Linux
8 65 (7.66%) UNIX
9 37 (4.36%) Windows 8
10 21 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (2.00%) CentOS
12 16 (1.88%) AIX
13 10 (1.18%) SUSE
13 10 (1.18%) Ubuntu
13 10 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.71%) Solaris
15 5 (0.59%) Android
16 4 (0.47%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.47%) VMS
17 2 (0.24%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (17.55%) ITIL
2 116 (13.66%) Migration
3 58 (6.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 46 (5.42%) Service Management
5 38 (4.48%) Project Management
6 37 (4.36%) Data Protection
6 37 (4.36%) Service Delivery
7 27 (3.18%) TOGAF
8 26 (3.06%) CRM
9 22 (2.59%) Change Control
9 22 (2.59%) Load Balancing
9 22 (2.59%) Workflow
10 21 (2.47%) Change Management
11 20 (2.36%) Network Management
11 20 (2.36%) Performance Management
11 20 (2.36%) Business Continuity
11 20 (2.36%) PRINCE2
12 19 (2.24%) Configuration Management
13 16 (1.88%) DevOps
14 14 (1.65%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 156 (18.37%) SQL
2 112 (13.19%) PowerShell
3 56 (6.60%) VB
4 20 (2.36%) Java
5 19 (2.24%) VBScript
6 11 (1.30%) C
6 11 (1.30%) Shell Script
7 9 (1.06%) Perl
8 7 (0.82%) Ruby
9 5 (0.59%) T-SQL
9 5 (0.59%) C#
10 4 (0.47%) Python
10 4 (0.47%) Korn
10 4 (0.47%) C-shell
11 3 (0.35%) PHP
12 2 (0.24%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.24%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.24%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.24%) R
13 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 135 (15.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (14.49%) Security Cleared
3 103 (12.13%) MCSE
4 96 (11.31%) SC Cleared
5 74 (8.72%) MCITP
6 43 (5.06%) DV Cleared
7 40 (4.71%) MCP
8 31 (3.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 28 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (2.94%) CCNA
11 21 (2.47%) Degree
12 20 (2.36%) MCSA
13 16 (1.88%) Citrix Certification
13 16 (1.88%) MCTS
14 14 (1.65%) CCA
15 9 (1.06%) VCP5
15 9 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (1.06%) CCNP
16 8 (0.94%) CCEA
16 8 (0.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.00%) SLA
2 13 (1.53%) QA
3 5 (0.59%) JSP 440
3 5 (0.59%) COBIT
4 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 346 (40.75%) Active Directory
2 289 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (11.66%) XenApp
4 82 (9.66%) vSphere
5 67 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 62 (7.30%) VMware ESXi
7 49 (5.77%) VMware ESX
8 48 (5.65%) XenDesktop
9 43 (5.06%) XenServer
10 38 (4.48%) Xen
11 36 (4.24%) Terminal Services
12 21 (2.47%) KVM
13 19 (2.24%) NFS
14 18 (2.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 16 (1.88%) NLBS
16 12 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 10 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 10 (1.18%) vCloud
18 8 (0.94%) VMware Server
19 7 (0.82%) UAG
Systems Management
1 184 (21.67%) SCCM
2 117 (13.78%) SCOM
3 72 (8.48%) Backup Exec
4 52 (6.12%) SCVMM
5 47 (5.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 37 (4.36%) WSUS
7 25 (2.94%) SCOrch
8 24 (2.83%) NetBackup
9 22 (2.59%) Puppet
10 20 (2.36%) McAfee ePO
10 20 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
11 16 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
12 14 (1.65%) SCDPM
13 13 (1.53%) SCSM
14 11 (1.30%) ARCserve
15 10 (1.18%) HP Data Protector
16 8 (0.94%) Nagios
16 8 (0.94%) Tivoli
16 8 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
17 7 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 427 (50.29%) VMware
2 387 (45.58%) Microsoft
3 237 (27.92%) Citrix
4 211 (24.85%) HP
5 193 (22.73%) Cisco
6 70 (8.24%) Symantec
7 66 (7.77%) NetApp
8 63 (7.42%) EMC
9 62 (7.30%) Dell
10 52 (6.12%) Oracle
11 49 (5.77%) Juniper
12 44 (5.18%) IBM
13 41 (4.83%) McAfee
14 38 (4.48%) CheckPoint
15 26 (3.06%) Red Hat
15 26 (3.06%) 3PAR
16 25 (2.94%) Apple
17 22 (2.59%) Meru Networks
18 18 (2.12%) Veritas
18 18 (2.12%) AppSense
Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 to £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £195 to £245 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £170 to £250 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £240 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
UK SBS
Rate: From £28,384 to £29,566 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West
Square One Resources
Rate: From £600 to £800 per day
Posted: 6 days ago