The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 30 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
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 109 109
Rank change year-on-year -7 0  
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 15 52 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.58% 1.34% 1.30%
As % of the System Software category 5.60% 12.53% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 35 19
Median daily rate £300 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £431 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £350 £405
% change year-on-year -11.42% -13.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £41.13 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +103.74%  
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 the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 268 415 350
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.30% 10.67% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 208 154
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £230 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 59
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.08 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.34 £40.00 £30.00
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Hyper-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Hyper-V in the North West

Hyper-V
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hyper-V in the North West over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Hyper-V in the North West

Hyper-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Hyper-V in the North West

Hyper-V
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Manchester +20 11 £263 -38.23% 21
Lancashire -6 3 £250 -33.33% 3
Cheshire +24 1 £375 +36.36% 8
Hyper-V
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 North West region with a requirement for Hyper-V.

1 20 (62.50%) VMware
2 17 (53.13%) Windows
3 16 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 15 (46.88%) Cisco
5 14 (43.75%) Windows Server
6 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 11 (34.38%) WAN
8 10 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
9 9 (28.13%) Citrix
9 9 (28.13%) SAN
10 8 (25.00%) LAN
10 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 8 (25.00%) Firewall
10 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (21.88%) Palo Alto
11 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
11 7 (21.88%) CheckPoint
12 6 (18.75%) NetApp
12 6 (18.75%) Dell
12 6 (18.75%) Symantec
12 6 (18.75%) SQL
12 6 (18.75%) SCOM
13 5 (15.63%) SolarWinds
13 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio
13 5 (15.63%) Linux
13 5 (15.63%) CCIE
13 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
13 5 (15.63%) CCNA

Hyper-V
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.38%) IIS
2 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Office 365
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) WAN
2 9 (28.13%) SAN
3 8 (25.00%) Firewall
3 8 (25.00%) LAN
4 4 (12.50%) DHCP
4 4 (12.50%) DNS
4 4 (12.50%) MPLS
4 4 (12.50%) NAS
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (9.38%) NX-OS
5 3 (9.38%) VPLS
5 3 (9.38%) Wireless
6 2 (6.25%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.13%) DMZ
7 1 (3.13%) DSL
7 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.13%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (3.13%) VLAN
7 1 (3.13%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio
2 3 (9.38%) Rational Application Developer
2 3 (9.38%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 2 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Local Government
2 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Network Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) Network Specialist
5 3 (9.38%) Server Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Data Centre Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) .NET
1 3 (9.38%) J2EE
1 3 (9.38%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.38%) Clustering
3 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.25%) Life Science
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (15.63%) Linux
5 3 (9.38%) Unix
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) High Availability
2 4 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (9.38%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (9.38%) Migration
3 3 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (9.38%) SOA
3 3 (9.38%) UML
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) ERP
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) Release Management
4 2 (6.25%) Software Licensing
5 1 (3.13%) CRM
5 1 (3.13%) DevOps
5 1 (3.13%) DNA
5 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 6 (18.75%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) VB
3 2 (6.25%) VB6
3 2 (6.25%) VBScript
4 1 (3.13%) Python
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (15.63%) CCIE
2 5 (15.63%) CCNA
3 4 (12.50%) CCDP
4 3 (9.38%) CCNP
4 3 (9.38%) Degree
4 3 (9.38%) MCSE
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.25%) MCITP
6 1 (3.13%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.13%) PMP
6 1 (3.13%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.63%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (15.63%) vSphere
4 3 (9.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (6.25%) Terminal Services
5 2 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 2 (6.25%) VMware GSX
5 2 (6.25%) XenApp
6 1 (3.13%) KVM
6 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) SCOM
2 4 (12.50%) WSUS
3 3 (9.38%) SCCM
4 2 (6.25%) Backup Exec
4 2 (6.25%) MOM
4 2 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (3.13%) Ansible
5 1 (3.13%) AppDNA
5 1 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.13%) Puppet
5 1 (3.13%) SCOrch
5 1 (3.13%) vMotion
Vendors
1 20 (62.50%) VMware
2 15 (46.88%) Cisco
3 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (28.13%) Citrix
5 7 (21.88%) CheckPoint
5 7 (21.88%) Palo Alto
6 6 (18.75%) Dell
6 6 (18.75%) NetApp
6 6 (18.75%) Symantec
7 5 (15.63%) SolarWinds
8 4 (12.50%) EMC
8 4 (12.50%) Juniper
9 3 (9.38%) Aruba
9 3 (9.38%) HP
10 2 (6.25%) Kaseya
10 2 (6.25%) Kaspersky
10 2 (6.25%) Oracle
10 2 (6.25%) SAP
11 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
11 1 (3.13%) SonicWALL
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago