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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 76 74
Rank change year-on-year +21 -2  
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 2 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.32% 0.65% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 2.30% 6.06% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Median daily rate £350 £435 £223
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +95.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £28.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +69.64% +30.23%  

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 87 99 114
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.79% 10.77% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 63 65
Median daily rate £350 £425 £427
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -0.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 18
Median hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -5.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £21.00 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

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

Hyper-V
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hyper-V within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +2 2 £350 - 1
Hyper-V
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) vMotion
2 2 (66.67%) Skype
2 2 (66.67%) Network Management
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (66.67%) LAMP
2 2 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) CentOS
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) AppSense
2 2 (66.67%) CA

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 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (66.67%) Skype
3 1 (33.33%) DMZ
3 1 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IT Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) LAMP
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) CentOS
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) vCenter Server
1 2 (66.67%) vMotion
2 1 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) AppSense
2 2 (66.67%) CA
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds