The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Hyper-V skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Hyper-V over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Hyper-V
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 72 66
Rank change year-on-year +17 -6  
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 1 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.19% 1.09% 0.83%
As % of the System Software category 2.04% 8.46% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 2
Median daily rate £375 £263 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -19.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £350 £411
% change year-on-year -11.42% -14.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +73.39%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -15.55% -5.26%  

Hyper-V is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 49 130 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 9.09% 12.94% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 59 59
Median daily rate £355 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.47% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £245 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 20
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £10.70 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.87 £29.44 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Hyper-V
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Hyper-V as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Hyper-V in Cheshire

Hyper-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Hyper-V in Cheshire

Hyper-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Hyper-V in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Hyper-V also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Hyper-V.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) NetApp
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (50.00%) SCCM
3 3 (50.00%) SCOM
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (33.33%) NAS
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 2 (33.33%) WSUS
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (33.33%) VB6
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) VBScript
4 2 (33.33%) VB
4 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN

Hyper-V
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) NAS
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DMZ
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Support
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Storage Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) DNA
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VB
1 2 (33.33%) VB6
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (33.33%) VMware GSX
3 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
1 3 (50.00%) SCOM
2 2 (33.33%) MOM
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (33.33%) WSUS
3 1 (16.67%) AppDNA
3 1 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (16.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (16.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) NetApp
2 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) EMC