The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Hyper-V
North West / Lancashire
Rank 30 27 37
Rank change year-on-year -3 +10  
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 3 24 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.43% 5.61% 1.31%
As % of the System Software category 16.67% 40.00% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 18 3
Median daily rate £250 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +15.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £350 £417
% change year-on-year -12.85% -16.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £42.25 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year -21.64% +2.10%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 18 60 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 8.57% 14.02% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 37 27
Median daily rate £420 £375 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +16.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £425 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 15
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +53.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Hyper-V
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Hyper-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Hyper-V in Lancashire

Hyper-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Hyper-V in Lancashire

Hyper-V
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Preston -6 1 £250 -33.33%
Hyper-V
North West

Hyper-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Hyper-V.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) WSUS
2 2 (66.67%) Life Science
2 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Kaspersky
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) NAS
2 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 2 (66.67%) Kaseya
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Clustering
2 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (66.67%) IP Telephony
2 2 (66.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SAN

Hyper-V
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (66.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) IP Telephony
2 2 (66.67%) NAS
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) DSL
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (33.33%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (66.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Specialist
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Clustering
1 2 (66.67%) Life Science
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Change Management
1 2 (66.67%) ERP
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCITP
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (66.67%) WSUS
2 1 (33.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Kaseya
2 2 (66.67%) Kaspersky
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) SAP
2 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) NETGEAR
3 1 (33.33%) SonicWALL