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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Hyper-V
Rank 235 261 271
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +10
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 508 407 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 0.76% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 9.10% 7.87% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 244 205
Average daily rate
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£335 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £183 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 16
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £18.18 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.85 £24.60 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -12.00%

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
5581 5173 4848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.95% 9.61% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3171 2836 2370
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 598 617
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.98 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 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
England +30 479 £339 +6.07% 241
London +1 134 £365 +0.68% 63
South East +3 117 £350 +7.69% 58
North West -10 60 £243 -19.16% 35
East of England +22 53 £363 +50.25% 13
Manchester +9 43 £275 -8.33% 13
South West +18 39 £363 +13.28% 20
Buckinghamshire +17 39 £400 +23.07% 4
Milton Keynes +15 35 £395 +17.11% 1
City of London +1 30 £375 +8.69% 18
Yorkshire -11 26 £250 -28.57% 24
East Midlands +2 22 £325 +5.69% 9
Hertfordshire 0 21 £425 +18.88% 8
Scotland -1 19 £267 +18.55% 5
Berkshire -11 19 £400 - 13
Cambridgeshire +3 18 £350 +45.07% 3
West Sussex 0 18 £285 -25.97% 4
North East -6 17 £450 +56.52% 1
Hampshire -5 16 £337 +12.16% 13
Tyne and Wear -9 16 £450 +33.33% 1
Watford - 16 £425 - 2
West Yorkshire -15 15 £294 -18.96% 13
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 14 £450 +33.33%
Leeds -13 14 £275 -24.13% 10
Oxfordshire -14 13 £300 +64.38% 5
Surrey -2 11 £365 +8.14% 17
Peterborough +6 10 £225 -3.22%
Gloucestershire +5 10 £450 +246.15% 3
Reading +1 10 £285 -28.75% 5
Erskine +14 9 £300 +13.20%

Hyper-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

1 793 (76.77%) Windows
2 632 (61.18%) VMware
3 565 (54.70%) Microsoft
4 476 (46.08%) Active Directory
5 451 (43.66%) VMware Infrastructure
6 356 (34.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 297 (28.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 281 (27.20%) Citrix
9 254 (24.59%) MS Exchange
10 250 (24.20%) SAN
11 243 (23.52%) SCCM
12 241 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 231 (22.36%) HP
14 225 (21.78%) ITIL
15 218 (21.10%) SQL
16 209 (20.23%) Cisco
17 190 (18.39%) SQL Server
18 189 (18.30%) Security Cleared
19 186 (18.01%) DNS
20 184 (17.81%) PowerShell
21 183 (17.72%) Firewall
22 166 (16.07%) WAN
23 157 (15.20%) Migration
24 154 (14.91%) vSphere
25 153 (14.81%) SharePoint
26 151 (14.62%) Clustering
26 151 (14.62%) Data Centre
27 147 (14.23%) Windows 7
28 145 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2010
29 142 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification

Hyper-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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
1 254 (24.59%) MS Exchange
2 153 (14.81%) SharePoint
3 145 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 108 (10.45%) IIS
5 105 (10.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 94 (9.10%) Lync
7 79 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 47 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 42 (4.07%) Tomcat
10 38 (3.68%) OpenStack
11 27 (2.61%) Apache
12 23 (2.23%) Office Communications Server
13 22 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
14 21 (2.03%) WebSphere
15 19 (1.84%) IBM Notes
15 19 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
15 19 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 17 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
17 10 (0.97%) WebLogic
18 8 (0.77%) JBoss
Applications
1 111 (10.75%) MS Excel
2 79 (7.65%) MS Office
3 15 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 25 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.68%) RMDS
3 5 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.097%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 101 (9.78%) Office 365
2 86 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (2.81%) PaaS
5 19 (1.84%) IaaS
6 11 (1.06%) SaaS
7 5 (0.48%) IBM SmartCloud
7 5 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.19%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.19%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.097%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.097%) GitHub
10 1 (0.097%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 250 (24.20%) SAN
2 186 (18.01%) DNS
3 183 (17.72%) Firewall
4 166 (16.07%) WAN
5 139 (13.46%) LAN
6 119 (11.52%) DHCP
7 83 (8.03%) TCP/IP
8 69 (6.68%) VLAN
9 67 (6.49%) NAS
10 64 (6.20%) VPN
11 50 (4.84%) Wireless
12 49 (4.74%) iSCSI
13 48 (4.65%) MPLS
14 44 (4.26%) NetScaler
15 41 (3.97%) Network Security
16 36 (3.48%) Internet
17 34 (3.29%) Fibre Channel
18 33 (3.19%) Cisco ASA
19 28 (2.71%) SSL
20 25 (2.42%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 49 (4.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 38 (3.68%) Oracle Database
4 25 (2.42%) MySQL
5 21 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 19 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (1.45%) Big Data
8 13 (1.26%) Relational Database
8 13 (1.26%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (0.68%) HBase
10 6 (0.58%) SSDT
11 5 (0.48%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.29%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.097%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 14 (1.36%) TeamCity
4 13 (1.26%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.26%) JIRA
4 13 (1.26%) WinRunner
4 13 (1.26%) TestDirector
4 13 (1.26%) HP UFT
5 12 (1.16%) Visual Studio
6 10 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (0.77%) MSI
7 8 (0.77%) Subversion
8 6 (0.58%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.48%) Metasploit
9 5 (0.48%) StarTeam
9 5 (0.48%) WinDbg
10 4 (0.39%) Maven
10 4 (0.39%) Ant
11 2 (0.19%) WiX
General
1 90 (8.71%) Finance
2 15 (1.45%) Retail
3 14 (1.36%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.26%) Banking
5 12 (1.16%) Local Government
6 9 (0.87%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.77%) Legal
7 8 (0.77%) Back Office
8 5 (0.48%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.39%) Marketing
9 4 (0.39%) Publishing
10 3 (0.29%) Games
10 3 (0.29%) Military
10 3 (0.29%) Automotive
10 3 (0.29%) Law
11 2 (0.19%) Electronics
11 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.19%) Advertising
11 2 (0.19%) Billing
12 1 (0.097%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 166 (16.07%) Architect
2 139 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 114 (11.04%) Analyst
4 90 (8.71%) Consultant
4 90 (8.71%) 3rd Line Support
5 83 (8.03%) Support Engineer
6 71 (6.87%) Infrastructure Architect
7 64 (6.20%) Administrator
8 56 (5.42%) Server Engineer
9 54 (5.23%) Support Analyst
10 45 (4.36%) Solutions Architect
10 45 (4.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 40 (3.87%) Technical Architect
12 39 (3.78%) Wintel Engineer
13 34 (3.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 28 (2.71%) Systems Administrator
15 26 (2.52%) Network Engineer
16 22 (2.13%) 2nd Line Support
17 21 (2.03%) Systems Engineer
17 21 (2.03%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.68%) Middleware
2 31 (3.00%) XML
3 22 (2.13%) HTML
3 22 (2.13%) .NET
4 17 (1.65%) Web Services
5 10 (0.97%) XSLT
6 9 (0.87%) Rendezvous
7 7 (0.68%) Ultra Messaging
8 6 (0.58%) Application Packaging
8 6 (0.58%) J2EE
9 5 (0.48%) LAMP
9 5 (0.48%) Java EE
10 4 (0.39%) X-Windows
10 4 (0.39%) Regular Expression
10 4 (0.39%) SAP PI
11 3 (0.29%) CSS
12 2 (0.19%) JSP
12 2 (0.19%) XSL
12 2 (0.19%) XML Messaging
12 2 (0.19%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 151 (14.62%) Clustering
1 151 (14.62%) Data Centre
2 54 (5.23%) Replication
3 53 (5.13%) PKI
4 48 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 41 (3.97%) Private Cloud
6 27 (2.61%) Blackberry
7 26 (2.52%) Public Cloud
8 24 (2.32%) EMC VNX
9 22 (2.13%) Thin Client
9 22 (2.13%) Fat Client
10 21 (2.03%) Celerra
10 21 (2.03%) CLARiiON
11 18 (1.74%) EqualLogic
11 18 (1.74%) HP Storage
12 14 (1.36%) HP StoreVirtual
12 14 (1.36%) Computer Science
12 14 (1.36%) Client/Server
13 13 (1.26%) NHS
13 13 (1.26%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 793 (76.77%) Windows
2 356 (34.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 297 (28.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 241 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 147 (14.23%) Windows 7
6 134 (12.97%) Linux
7 54 (5.23%) UNIX
8 44 (4.26%) Windows 8
9 42 (4.07%) Windows XP
10 29 (2.81%) Solaris
11 26 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (2.03%) CentOS
13 18 (1.74%) AIX
14 16 (1.55%) Ubuntu
15 11 (1.06%) Windows Vista
16 10 (0.97%) HPUX
17 9 (0.87%) Android
18 7 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
19 6 (0.58%) Data ONTAP
20 5 (0.48%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (21.78%) ITIL
2 157 (15.20%) Migration
3 74 (7.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 71 (6.87%) Service Management
5 58 (5.61%) Project Management
6 56 (5.42%) Configuration Management
7 50 (4.84%) Capacity Planning
8 49 (4.74%) Change Control
9 43 (4.16%) Incident Management
10 42 (4.07%) ITSM
11 41 (3.97%) Load Balancing
12 40 (3.87%) Agile Software Development
13 37 (3.58%) Change Management
13 37 (3.58%) Performance Tuning
14 36 (3.48%) Service Delivery
15 34 (3.29%) CRM
16 33 (3.19%) DevOps
17 28 (2.71%) Data Protection
18 27 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
18 27 (2.61%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 218 (21.10%) SQL
2 184 (17.81%) PowerShell
3 57 (5.52%) VBScript
4 26 (2.52%) C#
4 26 (2.52%) Java
5 25 (2.42%) Python
6 23 (2.23%) Perl
7 16 (1.55%) JavaScript
8 14 (1.36%) VB
9 10 (0.97%) Shell Script
9 10 (0.97%) C
10 9 (0.87%) Bash Shell
11 8 (0.77%) Ruby
11 8 (0.77%) Korn
11 8 (0.77%) C++
11 8 (0.77%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.58%) C-shell
13 5 (0.48%) C++/CLI
14 4 (0.39%) VBA
14 4 (0.39%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 189 (18.30%) Security Cleared
2 142 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 118 (11.42%) SC Cleared
4 87 (8.42%) MCSE
5 65 (6.29%) DV Cleared
5 65 (6.29%) MCITP
6 47 (4.55%) MCSA
7 46 (4.45%) Cisco Certification
8 43 (4.16%) MCP
9 42 (4.07%) CCNA
10 36 (3.48%) MCTS
11 35 (3.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 28 (2.71%) Degree
13 18 (1.74%) CCNP
14 17 (1.65%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (1.26%) ISTQB
16 11 (1.06%) CCA
17 10 (0.97%) VCP5
18 8 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
19 6 (0.58%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.90%) SLA
2 16 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (1.26%) QA
3 13 (1.26%) JSP 440
4 9 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.097%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 476 (46.08%) Active Directory
2 451 (43.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (14.91%) vSphere
4 99 (9.58%) XenApp
5 72 (6.97%) VMware ESX
6 69 (6.68%) XenDesktop
7 55 (5.32%) Xen
8 51 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
9 43 (4.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 28 (2.71%) XenServer
11 27 (2.61%) Terminal Services
12 26 (2.52%) NFS
13 19 (1.84%) KVM
14 18 (1.74%) vCloud
15 12 (1.16%) SRDF
15 12 (1.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 12 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
16 11 (1.06%) VMware Server
17 10 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 10 (0.97%) UAG
Systems Management
1 243 (23.52%) SCCM
2 124 (12.00%) SCOM
3 48 (4.65%) SCVMM
4 35 (3.39%) WSUS
5 33 (3.19%) Backup Exec
6 27 (2.61%) Puppet
7 22 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 19 (1.84%) OVSD
9 18 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
10 16 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
11 15 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 14 (1.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 13 (1.26%) HP Quality Center
14 12 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
14 12 (1.16%) SCOrch
15 11 (1.06%) SCSM
15 11 (1.06%) Nagios
15 11 (1.06%) Netcool
15 11 (1.06%) NetBackup
16 10 (0.97%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 632 (61.18%) VMware
2 565 (54.70%) Microsoft
3 281 (27.20%) Citrix
4 231 (22.36%) HP
5 209 (20.23%) Cisco
6 109 (10.55%) NetApp
7 106 (10.26%) EMC
8 93 (9.00%) Dell
9 92 (8.91%) Oracle
10 62 (6.00%) IBM
11 52 (5.03%) Symantec
12 50 (4.84%) CheckPoint
12 50 (4.84%) F5
13 44 (4.26%) McAfee
14 36 (3.48%) Red Hat
14 36 (3.48%) Juniper
15 28 (2.71%) Veritas
16 27 (2.61%) 3PAR
17 26 (2.52%) Veeam
17 26 (2.52%) Brocade
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