Period
to 18 December 2018

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 6 months to 18 December 2018 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
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 151 175
Rank change year-on-year +4 +24 -21
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 64 55 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.06% 0.97% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 7.33% 9.18% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 40 28
North West median daily rate £369 £294 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.53% -4.08% +2.08%
10th Percentile £213 £112 £150
90th Percentile £494 £475 £449
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 6
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £39.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.77% +21.88% -14.67%
10th Percentile £14.85 £13.00 £18.13
90th Percentile £21.90 £93.30 £43.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £19.75 £27.75
% change year-on-year -1.27% -28.83% +6.73%

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 the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 873 599 652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.48% 10.52% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 372 379
North West median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +10.29%
10th Percentile £156 £133 £149
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
England median daily rate £467 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +6.74% +6.06% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 50 64
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.43% +9.53% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £21.15 £41.20 £27.25
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.62 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84% +3.23%

Hyper-V
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Hyper-V as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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 6 months to 18 December 2018. 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
Manchester -10 35 £350 +14.29% 28
Lancashire -17 11 £281 +181.25% 3
Merseyside 0 8 £375 +87.50% 3
Cheshire -1 8 £400 +33.33% 11
Cumbria -5 1 £225 -42.31%
Hyper-V
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Hyper-V.

1 54 (84.38%) Windows
2 42 (65.63%) Windows Server
3 41 (64.06%) VMware
4 27 (42.19%) Active Directory
4 27 (42.19%) Citrix
5 26 (40.63%) Office 365
6 21 (32.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (28.13%) Windows 10
8 16 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 14 (21.88%) Cisco
9 14 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 13 (20.31%) Windows 7
10 13 (20.31%) MS Exchange
11 11 (17.19%) Firewall
11 11 (17.19%) XenApp
12 10 (15.63%) SCCM
12 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (15.63%) ITIL
12 10 (15.63%) MCSE
12 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
14 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (12.50%) DevOps
14 8 (12.50%) SAN
14 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (12.50%) WAN
14 8 (12.50%) Migration
15 7 (10.94%) VPN

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 13 (20.31%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (10.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.13%) Apache
4 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.56%) IIS
5 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 26 (40.63%) Office 365
2 9 (14.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.56%) IaaS
4 1 (1.56%) PaaS
4 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.19%) Firewall
2 8 (12.50%) SAN
2 8 (12.50%) WAN
3 7 (10.94%) VPN
4 6 (9.38%) LAN
4 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.81%) NetScaler
6 4 (6.25%) DHCP
6 4 (6.25%) DNS
7 3 (4.69%) MPLS
7 3 (4.69%) Skype
8 2 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (3.13%) Internet
8 2 (3.13%) NAS
8 2 (3.13%) VSAN
8 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.56%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.56%) MySQL
2 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) AdminStudio
1 3 (4.69%) MSI
1 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (1.56%) Banking
1 1 (1.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (10.94%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (9.38%) Analyst
3 6 (9.38%) Citrix Engineer
3 6 (9.38%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) 1st Line Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Architect
5 4 (6.25%) Consultant
5 4 (6.25%) Field Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Office 365 Engineer
5 4 (6.25%) Server Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Exchange Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (4.69%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Windows Specialist
7 2 (3.13%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Messaging Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) JSON
1 2 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (1.56%) .NET
2 1 (1.56%) LAMP
2 1 (1.56%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (1.56%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.25%) CMDB
2 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.13%) Clustering
3 2 (3.13%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.13%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.13%) Replication
3 2 (3.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.56%) Fintech
4 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.56%) PKI
4 1 (1.56%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 54 (84.38%) Windows
2 42 (65.63%) Windows Server
3 18 (28.13%) Windows 10
4 13 (20.31%) Windows 7
5 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (9.38%) Linux
8 1 (1.56%) CentOS
8 1 (1.56%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.56%) Debian
8 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (15.63%) ITIL
3 8 (12.50%) DevOps
3 8 (12.50%) Migration
4 6 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.81%) ITSM
6 4 (6.25%) Application Packaging
6 4 (6.25%) Asset Management
7 3 (4.69%) Analytical Thinking
7 3 (4.69%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (4.69%) Decision-Making
7 3 (4.69%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (4.69%) Patch Management
7 3 (4.69%) Release Management
7 3 (4.69%) Software Licensing
7 3 (4.69%) Target Operating Model
7 3 (4.69%) Task Automation
7 3 (4.69%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.13%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.94%) SQL
3 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.56%) C#
3 1 (1.56%) Perl
3 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (15.63%) MCSE
1 10 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.38%) MCSA
3 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) GDPR
2 2 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.56%) QA
3 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (42.19%) Active Directory
2 21 (32.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (17.19%) XenApp
4 7 (10.94%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (6.25%) Docker
7 2 (3.13%) Firmware
7 2 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.13%) VMware NSX
7 2 (3.13%) vSphere
8 1 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.56%) NFS
8 1 (1.56%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (15.63%) SCCM
2 7 (10.94%) SCOM
3 5 (7.81%) Puppet
4 4 (6.25%) Kubernetes
4 4 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.69%) Nagios
5 3 (4.69%) NetBackup
5 3 (4.69%) SCVMM
5 3 (4.69%) ThinApp
5 3 (4.69%) WSUS
6 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.56%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.56%) SmoothWall
6 1 (1.56%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 41 (64.06%) VMware
2 27 (42.19%) Citrix
3 16 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (21.88%) Cisco
5 3 (4.69%) Symantec
6 2 (3.13%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.13%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.13%) HP
6 2 (3.13%) jetNEXUS
6 2 (3.13%) Juniper
6 2 (3.13%) NetApp
6 2 (3.13%) Veeam
6 2 (3.13%) Veritas
6 2 (3.13%) WatchGuard
7 1 (1.56%) Altiris
7 1 (1.56%) Avaya
7 1 (1.56%) Brocade
7 1 (1.56%) Google
7 1 (1.56%) IBM
7 1 (1.56%) Red Hat