The table below looks at the statistics 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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Hyper-V
Rank 219 258 309
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +51
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 527 364 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 0.71% 0.57%
As % of the System Software category 10.05% 7.00% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 231 123
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £200 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £503 £497
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £293 £325
% change year-on-year
+28.20% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 15
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.82 £14.50 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £35.00 £30.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5242 5201 4496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.66% 10.16% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2903 2678 2109
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 622 757
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.52 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Hyper-V Hourly Rate Histogram 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 December 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
England +38 496 £375 +15.38% 267
South East +35 165 £375 +25.00% 50
London +26 149 £388 +3.33% 79
Berkshire +33 51 £498 +80.90% 13
South West -13 44 £450 +157.14% 44
North West +7 42 £300 +9.09% 13
East of England -18 30 £400 +40.35% 13
Buckinghamshire 0 29 £380 +25.45% 4
Reading +36 28 £543 +97.27% 6
Hampshire -11 27 £325 +5.69% 12
City of London +2 26 £363 -1.36% 25
Hertfordshire +23 22 £400 +10.34% 3
Milton Keynes 0 22 £350 +15.70% 3
Yorkshire -3 22 £363 +9.84% 30
West Midlands +8 21 £213 -26.72% 17
Watford +19 20 £413 -13.15%
Surrey -9 20 £370 +23.33% 8
West Sussex +9 17 £375 +19.52% 1
Bristol -4 17 £545 +211.42% 18
Manchester -9 17 £300 +4.34% 6
East Midlands +13 13 £325 +27.45% 15
Merseyside +5 13 £273 +81.66% 2
Scotland -11 13 £359 +6.37% 7
Warwickshire +8 12 £213 +23.18% 2
Wirral - 11 £258 -
Kent +8 10 £375 +27.11% 5
Wiltshire -8 10 £398 -27.72% 11
West Yorkshire -9 10 £325 -13.33% 24
Basingstoke - 10 £325 - 1
Gloucestershire -13 9 £325 -16.12% 5

Hyper-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 768 (79.83%) Windows
2 550 (57.17%) VMware
3 488 (50.73%) Active Directory
4 484 (50.31%) Microsoft
5 428 (44.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 404 (42.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 282 (29.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 282 (29.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 271 (28.17%) Citrix
9 264 (27.44%) MS Exchange
10 253 (26.30%) SAN
11 223 (23.18%) Cisco
12 217 (22.56%) SQL
13 199 (20.69%) SCCM
14 186 (19.33%) HP
15 185 (19.23%) Clustering
16 178 (18.50%) DNS
17 175 (18.19%) Firewall
18 169 (17.57%) SQL Server
19 165 (17.15%) Windows 7
20 158 (16.42%) ITIL
20 158 (16.42%) SharePoint
21 157 (16.32%) Security Cleared
22 154 (16.01%) Microsoft Certification
23 144 (14.97%) Exchange Server 2010
24 139 (14.45%) LAN
25 127 (13.20%) DHCP
26 126 (13.10%) PowerShell
27 124 (12.89%) XenApp
27 124 (12.89%) MS Excel

Hyper-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 264 (27.44%) MS Exchange
2 158 (16.42%) SharePoint
3 144 (14.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 119 (12.37%) Lync
5 105 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 87 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 78 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 76 (7.90%) IIS
9 51 (5.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 44 (4.57%) BizTalk Server
11 42 (4.37%) SharePoint 2013
12 34 (3.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 25 (2.60%) OpenStack
14 23 (2.39%) Office Communications Server
14 23 (2.39%) Apache
15 15 (1.56%) Tomcat
16 11 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
17 8 (0.83%) Eucalyptus
18 7 (0.73%) WebSphere
18 7 (0.73%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 124 (12.89%) MS Excel
2 71 (7.38%) MS Office
3 11 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.73%) MS Project
5 4 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 45 (4.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 45 (4.68%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.21%) RMDS
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.10%) Sage 300 ERP
3 1 (0.10%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 84 (8.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (6.13%) Office 365
3 45 (4.68%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (1.14%) IaaS
5 10 (1.04%) PaaS
6 9 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (0.62%) SaaS
7 6 (0.62%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.31%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.31%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 253 (26.30%) SAN
2 178 (18.50%) DNS
3 175 (18.19%) Firewall
4 139 (14.45%) LAN
5 127 (13.20%) DHCP
6 122 (12.68%) WAN
7 73 (7.59%) VPN
8 70 (7.28%) TCP/IP
9 65 (6.76%) NAS
10 60 (6.24%) VLAN
11 51 (5.30%) iSCSI
12 45 (4.68%) NetScaler
13 44 (4.57%) Fibre Channel
14 42 (4.37%) MPLS
15 41 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
16 37 (3.85%) Wireless
17 33 (3.43%) Cisco IOS
18 27 (2.81%) Network Security
19 26 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
19 26 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (1.66%) MySQL
5 12 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.52%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.42%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.42%) HBase
7 4 (0.42%) Big Data
8 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.21%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.10%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 20 (2.08%) MSI
2 14 (1.46%) Wise Package Studio
3 13 (1.35%) WinRunner
3 13 (1.35%) TestDirector
3 13 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (1.14%) StarTeam
5 9 (0.94%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.73%) TeamCity
6 7 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.21%) Subversion
8 2 (0.21%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.21%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.21%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 2 (0.21%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.10%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.10%) GCC
9 1 (0.10%) Selenium
9 1 (0.10%) Metasploit
General
1 72 (7.48%) Finance
2 21 (2.18%) Retail
3 15 (1.56%) Telecoms
3 15 (1.56%) Banking
4 14 (1.46%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.14%) Games
6 10 (1.04%) Advertising
6 10 (1.04%) Law
6 10 (1.04%) Legal
7 7 (0.73%) Military
8 5 (0.52%) Publishing
9 4 (0.42%) Marketing
10 2 (0.21%) German Language
10 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.21%) Back Office
11 1 (0.10%) Electronics
11 1 (0.10%) Billing
11 1 (0.10%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 189 (19.65%) Architect
2 126 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 107 (11.12%) Analyst
4 75 (7.80%) Consultant
4 75 (7.80%) Infrastructure Architect
5 67 (6.96%) 3rd Line Support
6 66 (6.86%) Technical Architect
7 64 (6.65%) Support Engineer
8 46 (4.78%) Server Engineer
9 43 (4.47%) Support Analyst
10 38 (3.95%) Administrator
11 33 (3.43%) Network Engineer
12 30 (3.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 27 (2.81%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 26 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
15 25 (2.60%) Wintel Engineer
16 24 (2.49%) Systems Engineer
17 20 (2.08%) Systems Administrator
18 19 (1.98%) IT Support
19 18 (1.87%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (5.82%) Application Packaging
2 41 (4.26%) .NET
3 20 (2.08%) Web Services
3 20 (2.08%) Middleware
4 16 (1.66%) XML
5 14 (1.46%) WSH
6 13 (1.35%) HTML
7 8 (0.83%) Java EE
8 6 (0.62%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.62%) SAP PI
9 5 (0.52%) Rendezvous
9 5 (0.52%) XSLT
10 4 (0.42%) Flash
10 4 (0.42%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.42%) COM
10 4 (0.42%) CSS
11 3 (0.31%) X-Windows
11 3 (0.31%) XML Messaging
12 2 (0.21%) Ajax
12 2 (0.21%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 185 (19.23%) Clustering
2 50 (5.20%) Replication
3 43 (4.47%) Blackberry
4 30 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (2.49%) Thin Client
5 24 (2.49%) Fat Client
6 20 (2.08%) PKI
7 14 (1.46%) PDA
7 14 (1.46%) Cryptography
7 14 (1.46%) Open Source
8 11 (1.14%) Online Games
9 10 (1.04%) CESG
10 9 (0.94%) NHS
10 9 (0.94%) FlexPod
11 8 (0.83%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.73%) Celerra
12 7 (0.73%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.62%) Visualisation
13 6 (0.62%) iPad
14 5 (0.52%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 768 (79.83%) Windows
2 428 (44.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 282 (29.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 282 (29.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 165 (17.15%) Windows 7
5 123 (12.79%) Linux
6 104 (10.81%) Windows XP
7 56 (5.82%) UNIX
8 31 (3.22%) Windows 8
9 25 (2.60%) Solaris
9 25 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (2.29%) CentOS
11 16 (1.66%) AIX
12 13 (1.35%) Windows 2000
13 10 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
13 10 (1.04%) Android
14 9 (0.94%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.73%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.73%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.42%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (16.42%) ITIL
2 114 (11.85%) Migration
3 88 (9.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 64 (6.65%) Service Management
5 55 (5.72%) Service Delivery
5 55 (5.72%) Load Balancing
6 49 (5.09%) CRM
7 37 (3.85%) Incident Management
8 36 (3.74%) Change Management
9 35 (3.64%) Configuration Management
10 30 (3.12%) Enterprise Architecture
10 30 (3.12%) Network Design
10 30 (3.12%) Data Protection
11 29 (3.01%) Performance Tuning
12 26 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
13 25 (2.60%) Project Management
14 24 (2.49%) Network Management
15 22 (2.29%) Change Control
16 21 (2.18%) Business Continuity
17 20 (2.08%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 217 (22.56%) SQL
2 126 (13.10%) PowerShell
3 52 (5.41%) VBScript
4 44 (4.57%) VB
5 20 (2.08%) Shell Script
6 16 (1.66%) C#
7 13 (1.35%) Perl
8 11 (1.14%) Java
8 11 (1.14%) JavaScript
9 10 (1.04%) Ruby
10 8 (0.83%) Python
10 8 (0.83%) PHP
11 7 (0.73%) Bash Shell
12 5 (0.52%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.52%) VBA
13 3 (0.31%) C
14 2 (0.21%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.21%) Korn
14 2 (0.21%) C++
14 2 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 157 (16.32%) Security Cleared
2 154 (16.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 123 (12.79%) MCSE
4 103 (10.71%) SC Cleared
5 51 (5.30%) DV Cleared
6 48 (4.99%) MCSA
7 47 (4.89%) MCITP
8 45 (4.68%) MCP
9 44 (4.57%) MCTS
10 42 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
11 36 (3.74%) CCNA
12 28 (2.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
14 16 (1.66%) CCA
14 16 (1.66%) Degree
15 12 (1.25%) ISTQB
16 10 (1.04%) CCNP
16 10 (1.04%) RHCSA
17 7 (0.73%) RHCA
17 7 (0.73%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.18%) QA
2 17 (1.77%) SLA
3 16 (1.66%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.42%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.21%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 488 (50.73%) Active Directory
2 404 (42.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (12.89%) XenApp
4 118 (12.27%) vSphere
5 64 (6.65%) XenDesktop
6 49 (5.09%) VMware ESX
7 48 (4.99%) Xen
8 47 (4.89%) XenServer
9 46 (4.78%) VMware ESXi
10 39 (4.05%) Microsoft App-V
11 30 (3.12%) NFS
12 28 (2.91%) Terminal Services
13 21 (2.18%) KVM
14 19 (1.98%) ISA Server
14 19 (1.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 18 (1.87%) Forefront TMG
15 18 (1.87%) UAG
16 15 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 15 (1.56%) DFS Replication
16 15 (1.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 199 (20.69%) SCCM
2 114 (11.85%) SCOM
3 55 (5.72%) SCVMM
4 38 (3.95%) Backup Exec
5 33 (3.43%) McAfee ePO
6 30 (3.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 25 (2.60%) Puppet
8 23 (2.39%) SCOrch
9 21 (2.18%) WSUS
10 20 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 18 (1.87%) SCDPM
12 16 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
13 14 (1.46%) WhatsUp Gold
14 13 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
14 13 (1.35%) Netcool
14 13 (1.35%) EdgeSight
15 11 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 11 (1.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 11 (1.14%) HP SIM
16 10 (1.04%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 550 (57.17%) VMware
2 484 (50.31%) Microsoft
3 271 (28.17%) Citrix
4 223 (23.18%) Cisco
5 186 (19.33%) HP
6 108 (11.23%) NetApp
7 94 (9.77%) Dell
8 72 (7.48%) EMC
9 67 (6.96%) McAfee
10 57 (5.93%) Symantec
11 51 (5.30%) Oracle
12 50 (5.20%) CheckPoint
13 45 (4.68%) IBM
14 40 (4.16%) Juniper
15 36 (3.74%) F5
16 35 (3.64%) Sophos
17 29 (3.01%) Veeam
18 27 (2.81%) 3PAR
18 27 (2.81%) Veritas
19 25 (2.60%) Lumension
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