Period
to 14 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 14 May 2021 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
UK > England
6 months to
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 320 298 327
Rank change year-on-year -22 +29 -15
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 316 368 664
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.81% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 4.79% 5.20% 5.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 290 472
10th Percentile £200 £200 £200
25th Percentile £300 £276 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £401 £375 £400
Median % change year-on-year +7.00% -6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £480 £475 £488
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £401 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +7.00% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 18
10th Percentile £12.19 £14.50 £15.33
25th Percentile " £16.35 £15.53
Median hourly rate £12.98 £16.50 £17.18
Median % change year-on-year -21.33% -3.96% -31.28%
75th Percentile £14.62 £23.78 £21.00
90th Percentile £34.46 £48.15 £26.48
UK median hourly rate £12.98 £17.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year -24.36% -1.94% -30.00%

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

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 6,603 7,077 12,964
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.55% 15.65% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,613 4,844 8,864
10th Percentile £225 £180 £188
25th Percentile £375 £331 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £660 £641 £638
UK median daily rate £489 £455 £475
% change year-on-year +7.53% -4.21% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 340 531
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.17 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.90 £16.46
Median % change year-on-year +18.36% +2.66% +3.78%
75th Percentile £45.58 £21.00 £24.38
90th Percentile £60.00 £40.93 £47.69
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +25.71% +9.38% +0.88%

Hyper-V
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Hyper-V as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Hyper-V in England

Hyper-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Hyper-V in England.

Daily rate trend for Hyper-V in England

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Hyper-V in England over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Hyper-V in England

Hyper-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Hyper-V in England.

Hourly rate trend for Hyper-V in England

Hyper-V
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Hyper-V in England over the 6 months to 14 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Hyper-V in England

Hyper-V
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 14 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +30 100 £463 +23.33% 56
London -35 98 £418 +19.29% 54
North of England +26 36 £378 +5.96% 77
East of England +46 31 £315 -13.10% 27
Midlands -31 22 £238 -47.22% 59
South West +17 20 £375 -6.25% 25
Yorkshire +41 19 £393 +57.00% 21
West Midlands -25 14 £320 -36.00% 35
North West -7 13 £255 -33.11% 47
East Midlands +3 8 £213 -50.00% 24
North East +24 4 £438 +9.38% 9
Hyper-V
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Hyper-V also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Hyper-V.

1 266 (84.18%) Windows
2 228 (72.15%) VMware
3 200 (63.29%) Active Directory
4 184 (58.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 163 (51.58%) Microsoft
5 163 (51.58%) Windows Server
6 151 (47.78%) Azure
7 106 (33.54%) PowerShell
8 93 (29.43%) Microsoft 365
9 81 (25.63%) Security Cleared
10 78 (24.68%) Social Skills
11 77 (24.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 75 (23.73%) SQL
13 70 (22.15%) Windows Server 2016
14 69 (21.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 69 (21.84%) SCCM
14 69 (21.84%) AWS
15 67 (21.20%) Linux
15 67 (21.20%) Firewall
16 66 (20.89%) Citrix
17 65 (20.57%) DNS
18 60 (18.99%) DHCP
19 58 (18.35%) Migration
20 55 (17.41%) ITIL
21 51 (16.14%) DevOps
22 46 (14.56%) SC Cleared
23 45 (14.24%) WAN
23 45 (14.24%) Windows 10
24 44 (13.92%) Data Centre
24 44 (13.92%) Cisco

Hyper-V
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 33 (10.44%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.23%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.85%) Tomcat
5 8 (2.53%) IIS
6 6 (1.90%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.90%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.58%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.58%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.27%) Apache
8 4 (1.27%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.95%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.95%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.95%) SAS
10 2 (0.63%) Confluence
10 2 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.32%) JBoss
Applications
1 27 (8.54%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.32%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 151 (47.78%) Azure
2 93 (29.43%) Microsoft 365
3 69 (21.84%) AWS
4 41 (12.97%) Azure Active Directory
5 39 (12.34%) PaaS
6 33 (10.44%) SaaS
7 25 (7.91%) IaaS
8 16 (5.06%) GCP
9 11 (3.48%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 11 (3.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 6 (1.90%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 6 (1.90%) AWS CloudFormation
10 6 (1.90%) GitHub
10 6 (1.90%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.95%) Google Workspace
12 2 (0.63%) Azure Key Vault
12 2 (0.63%) Azure Stack
12 2 (0.63%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.32%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 67 (21.20%) Firewall
2 65 (20.57%) DNS
3 60 (18.99%) DHCP
4 45 (14.24%) WAN
5 40 (12.66%) SAN
6 35 (11.08%) LAN
7 32 (10.13%) VPN
8 29 (9.18%) NAS
9 16 (5.06%) NetScaler
10 15 (4.75%) iSCSI
11 14 (4.43%) Wireless
12 12 (3.80%) SD-WAN
12 12 (3.80%) VoIP
13 11 (3.48%) Fibre Channel
13 11 (3.48%) VLAN
13 11 (3.48%) VSAN
14 10 (3.16%) Internet
14 10 (3.16%) TCP/IP
15 8 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (2.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (9.81%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.27%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.27%) HBase
4 4 (1.27%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.27%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.63%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.63%) MySQL
6 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.32%) GIS
6 1 (0.32%) Ingres
6 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.32%) OLTP
6 1 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (3.48%) ReSharper
2 8 (2.53%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (1.58%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.95%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.95%) MSI
4 3 (0.95%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.63%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.63%) JIRA
5 2 (0.63%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.32%) GitLab
6 1 (0.32%) JUnit
6 1 (0.32%) Maven
6 1 (0.32%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.32%) Subversion
6 1 (0.32%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.32%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.32%) VectorCAST
General
1 78 (24.68%) Social Skills
2 31 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (6.01%) Finance
4 12 (3.80%) Public Sector
5 10 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.53%) Documentation Skills
7 7 (2.22%) Organisational Skills
8 6 (1.90%) Banking
9 5 (1.58%) Influencing Skills
10 4 (1.27%) Legal
11 3 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.95%) Retail
12 2 (0.63%) Law
12 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.63%) Presentation Skills
13 1 (0.32%) Advertising
13 1 (0.32%) Back Office
13 1 (0.32%) Electronics
13 1 (0.32%) Local Government
13 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 59 (18.67%) Architect
2 58 (18.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 39 (12.34%) Infrastructure Architect
4 32 (10.13%) Cloud Architect
5 26 (8.23%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 20 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 20 (6.33%) Azure Engineer
7 19 (6.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 19 (6.01%) Analyst
7 19 (6.01%) DevOps Engineer
7 19 (6.01%) Server Engineer
7 19 (6.01%) Support Engineer
8 18 (5.70%) Cloud Engineer
9 16 (5.06%) IT Engineer
10 14 (4.43%) Administrator
10 14 (4.43%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (3.80%) Consultant
11 12 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
11 12 (3.80%) Windows Engineer
12 11 (3.48%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.91%) Middleware
2 12 (3.80%) REST
3 11 (3.48%) .NET
3 11 (3.48%) .NET Framework
4 5 (1.58%) JSON
4 5 (1.58%) Web Services
4 5 (1.58%) XML
5 3 (0.95%) Java EE
6 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.32%) HTML
6 1 (0.32%) J2EE
6 1 (0.32%) Java RMI
6 1 (0.32%) LAMP
6 1 (0.32%) LDAP
6 1 (0.32%) pytest
6 1 (0.32%) WSH
6 1 (0.32%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.92%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.54%) Public Cloud
3 24 (7.59%) Clustering
4 15 (4.75%) Enterprise Cloud
5 14 (4.43%) Cloud Native
5 14 (4.43%) Private Cloud
6 12 (3.80%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (3.16%) User Experience
8 6 (1.90%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.90%) Replication
8 6 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.58%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.58%) PKI
9 5 (1.58%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.27%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.95%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.95%) RSA SecurID
12 2 (0.63%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 266 (84.18%) Windows
2 163 (51.58%) Windows Server
3 77 (24.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 70 (22.15%) Windows Server 2016
5 67 (21.20%) Linux
6 45 (14.24%) Windows 10
7 42 (13.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (10.76%) Windows Server 2019
9 18 (5.70%) Unix
10 13 (4.11%) Windows 7
11 10 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (2.22%) Solaris
13 5 (1.58%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.27%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.95%) CentOS
15 3 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.95%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.63%) Android
16 2 (0.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (21.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 58 (18.35%) Migration
3 55 (17.41%) ITIL
4 51 (16.14%) DevOps
5 35 (11.08%) Infrastructure as Code
6 26 (8.23%) Network Design
7 19 (6.01%) Configuration Management
7 19 (6.01%) Server Management
8 18 (5.70%) Data Protection
8 18 (5.70%) Service Delivery
9 17 (5.38%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (4.43%) Change Management
12 13 (4.11%) High Availability
12 13 (4.11%) Storage Management
12 13 (4.11%) Test Automation
13 12 (3.80%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (3.80%) Service Design
13 12 (3.80%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 106 (33.54%) PowerShell
2 75 (23.73%) SQL
3 15 (4.75%) Python
4 12 (3.80%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.53%) Java
6 6 (1.90%) Perl
6 6 (1.90%) PHP
6 6 (1.90%) VBScript
7 5 (1.58%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.32%) Ruby
8 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 81 (25.63%) Security Cleared
2 46 (14.56%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (6.65%) DV Cleared
5 17 (5.38%) MCSE
6 10 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.85%) MCSA
7 9 (2.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.53%) CCNA
9 7 (2.22%) Degree
9 7 (2.22%) MCITP
10 6 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.27%) VCP6
12 3 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.95%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.63%) CCA
13 2 (0.63%) CCIE
13 2 (0.63%) CISSP
13 2 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.06%) SLA
2 13 (4.11%) NIST
3 3 (0.95%) GDPR
3 3 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.63%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.63%) NCSC
4 2 (0.63%) QA
5 1 (0.32%) COBIT
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 200 (63.29%) Active Directory
2 184 (58.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (12.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 31 (9.81%) VMware ESXi
4 31 (9.81%) XenApp
5 26 (8.23%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (7.91%) vSphere
7 20 (6.33%) Docker
8 13 (4.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (3.16%) KVM
10 9 (2.85%) Xen
10 9 (2.85%) XenDesktop
11 8 (2.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 8 (2.53%) DFS Replication
11 8 (2.53%) NFS
12 6 (1.90%) VMware NSX
12 6 (1.90%) VMware Server
13 5 (1.58%) SRDF
13 5 (1.58%) vCloud
13 5 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 69 (21.84%) SCCM
2 40 (12.66%) Terraform
3 32 (10.13%) SCOM
4 25 (7.91%) Puppet
5 24 (7.59%) Ansible
5 24 (7.59%) WSUS
6 23 (7.28%) Kubernetes
7 17 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (5.06%) SCVMM
9 15 (4.75%) vRealize
10 14 (4.43%) Failover Clustering
10 14 (4.43%) Microsoft Intune
10 14 (4.43%) SCSM
11 13 (4.11%) Microsoft Clustering
11 13 (4.11%) vCenter Server
12 11 (3.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 9 (2.85%) Backup Exec
14 8 (2.53%) SCDPM
15 6 (1.90%) Docker Swarm
15 6 (1.90%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 228 (72.15%) VMware
2 163 (51.58%) Microsoft
3 66 (20.89%) Citrix
4 44 (13.92%) Cisco
5 42 (13.29%) Oracle
6 29 (9.18%) Veeam
7 25 (7.91%) Dell
8 22 (6.96%) HP
8 22 (6.96%) NetApp
9 16 (5.06%) McAfee
10 11 (3.48%) EMC
10 11 (3.48%) IBM
11 10 (3.16%) Google
11 10 (3.16%) Red Hat
12 9 (2.85%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.53%) ArcSight
13 8 (2.53%) Ivanti
14 6 (1.90%) SAP
15 5 (1.58%) Sophos
15 5 (1.58%) Symantec