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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Hyper-V
Rank 101 94 96
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 13 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.39% 0.76%
As % of the System Software category 6.47% 4.94% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Average daily rate
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£200 £275 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £255 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £287 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £26.00 £11.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.27% -59.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.81 £19.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+16.98% -23.52%
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
201 162 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.32% 7.96% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 53 47
Average daily rate £303 £275 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £427 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 45 42
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.25 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -39.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £23.50 £30.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -0.99%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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
Warwickshire - 5 - - 2
Staffordshire - 2 £163 - 4
Birmingham -3 1 £300 +20.00% 12
Coventry - - - - 3
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Shropshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Hyper-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (87.10%) Windows
2 21 (67.74%) VMware
3 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
4 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
4 14 (45.16%) Citrix
5 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (29.03%) WAN
7 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
8 7 (22.58%) LAN
9 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
9 6 (19.35%) HP
9 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (16.13%) DHCP
10 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
10 5 (16.13%) DNS
10 5 (16.13%) Linux
10 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
10 5 (16.13%) SAN
11 4 (12.90%) Migration
11 4 (12.90%) Firewall
11 4 (12.90%) SQL
11 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
11 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (12.90%) Backup Exec
11 4 (12.90%) SCOM
11 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
3 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (9.68%) IBM Notes
5 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (6.45%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.23%) Lync
6 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) WAN
2 7 (22.58%) LAN
3 5 (16.13%) DHCP
3 5 (16.13%) DNS
3 5 (16.13%) SAN
4 4 (12.90%) Firewall
5 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
5 3 (9.68%) VPN
5 3 (9.68%) VoIP
5 3 (9.68%) Wireless
6 2 (6.45%) WLAN
7 1 (3.23%) SSH
7 1 (3.23%) VLAN
7 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Support
4 3 (9.68%) Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Server Support
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Support
5 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) Server Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (87.10%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (16.13%) Linux
6 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
7 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.45%) Windows Vista
9 1 (3.23%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) Migration
2 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL
3 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.23%) Business Transformation
4 1 (3.23%) Software Licensing
4 1 (3.23%) CRM
4 1 (3.23%) ERP
4 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.23%) Security Management
4 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.23%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.68%) MCITP
2 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) MCSE
4 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 11 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) XenApp
3 3 (9.68%) vSphere
4 1 (3.23%) KVM
4 1 (3.23%) RHEV
4 1 (3.23%) XenServer
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Backup Exec
1 4 (12.90%) SCOM
2 2 (6.45%) SCVMM
2 2 (6.45%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) VMware
2 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
3 14 (45.16%) Citrix
4 6 (19.35%) HP
5 3 (9.68%) EMC
5 3 (9.68%) Lotus
6 2 (6.45%) Apple
6 2 (6.45%) Symantec
6 2 (6.45%) Juniper
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco
6 2 (6.45%) Meru Networks
7 1 (3.23%) IBM
7 1 (3.23%) Dell
7 1 (3.23%) NetApp
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle
7 1 (3.23%) McAfee
7 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.23%) Nimsoft
7 1 (3.23%) Spiceworks
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