The table below looks at the statistics for Hyper-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 105 103 85
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -18
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 11 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.65% 0.86%
As % of the System Software category 5.95% 7.41% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £320 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £214 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £513 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 - £23.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 - £22.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 - £24.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.60 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.36% -12.00%
Hyper-V
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
185 216 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.70% 8.82% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 85 101
Average daily rate £341 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £353 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 52 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -8.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.24 £9.50 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.32 £21.60 £24.95
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 West Midlands

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

Hyper-V Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Hyper-V Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Hyper-V Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Hyper-V
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Hyper-V Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Hyper-V
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands 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
Birmingham +4 8 £300 -6.25% 13
Warwickshire - 2 - - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £415 -
Hyper-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 27 (93.10%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
3 17 (58.62%) VMware
4 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
4 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (27.59%) MCSE
8 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
8 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
8 7 (24.14%) Citrix
9 6 (20.69%) DNS
9 6 (20.69%) LAN
9 6 (20.69%) WAN
9 6 (20.69%) DHCP
9 6 (20.69%) PKI
9 6 (20.69%) SCCM
9 6 (20.69%) Patch Management
10 5 (17.24%) Windows 8
10 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
10 5 (17.24%) ITIL
10 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (13.79%) Cisco
11 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
11 4 (13.79%) HP
11 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
11 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
11 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
11 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) LAN
1 6 (20.69%) WAN
1 6 (20.69%) DHCP
1 6 (20.69%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) VoIP
3 2 (6.90%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) Wireless
4 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 2 (6.90%) Automotive
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Server Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) IT Support
4 2 (6.90%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Server Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Server Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Server Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Data Centre Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) PKI
2 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (93.10%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (17.24%) Windows 8
5 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
5 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
6 3 (10.34%) Linux
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Patch Management
2 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 3 (10.34%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) MCSE
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) MCP
4 3 (10.34%) MCITP
5 2 (6.90%) Degree
5 2 (6.90%) MCSA
6 1 (3.45%) CCA
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.45%) MCTS
6 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.90%) XenApp
3 2 (6.90%) vSphere
3 2 (6.90%) Terminal Server
4 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.45%) Xen
4 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) SCCM
2 4 (13.79%) SCOM
3 2 (6.90%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) VMware
2 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 7 (24.14%) Citrix
4 4 (13.79%) HP
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco
5 3 (10.34%) Dell
5 3 (10.34%) Veeam
5 3 (10.34%) Juniper
6 1 (3.45%) Acronis
6 1 (3.45%) ArcSight
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) Avaya
6 1 (3.45%) AppSense
6 1 (3.45%) ProCurve