Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 176 176
Rank change year-on-year +31 0 -49
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 78 33 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.27% 0.58% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 9.63% 5.62% 7.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 23 34
North West median daily rate £400 £350 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.04% +35.45%
10th Percentile £262 £123 £182
90th Percentile £521 £530 £468
England median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £88.25 £42.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.67% +107.04% +124.34%
10th Percentile £14.80 £13.00 £25.00
90th Percentile £137.00 £168.75 £43.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +35.14% -33.93% +27.27%

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 810 587 815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.23% 10.24% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 367 420
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +23.08%
10th Percentile £156 £154 £190
90th Percentile £575 £543 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £402
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.85% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 49 84
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -3.57%
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.62 £10.33
90th Percentile £26.50 £17.74 £22.93
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.40% -5.30%

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 15 August 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hyper-V in the North West over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 15 August 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 -2 35 £425 -10.53% 19
Merseyside +29 16 £375 +100.00% 6
Cheshire +2 16 £400 +10.34% 3
Lancashire -7 7 £520 +108.00% 2
Cumbria -2 3 £275 -35.29%
Hyper-V
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 60 (76.92%) Windows
2 50 (64.10%) Windows Server
3 40 (51.28%) Active Directory
4 31 (39.74%) VMware
5 28 (35.90%) Office 365
6 27 (34.62%) Microsoft
6 27 (34.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 23 (29.49%) Cisco
8 22 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (26.92%) DevOps
10 19 (24.36%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (24.36%) Firewall
11 18 (23.08%) Citrix
11 18 (23.08%) PowerShell
12 17 (21.79%) SAN
12 17 (21.79%) ITIL
12 17 (21.79%) MS Exchange
13 16 (20.51%) Migration
13 16 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (19.23%) XenApp
14 15 (19.23%) SCOM
14 15 (19.23%) Project Management
15 14 (17.95%) LAN
15 14 (17.95%) WAN
15 14 (17.95%) SC Cleared
15 14 (17.95%) Security Cleared
15 14 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
15 14 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2013
15 14 (17.95%) Problem-Solving

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 17 (21.79%) MS Exchange
2 14 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (10.26%) Skype for Business
4 6 (7.69%) IIS
4 6 (7.69%) OpenStack
5 5 (6.41%) SAS
6 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.28%) Confluence
7 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (35.90%) Office 365
2 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (8.97%) PaaS
4 7 (8.97%) SaaS
5 6 (7.69%) IaaS
6 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.28%) G Suite
6 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.36%) Firewall
2 17 (21.79%) SAN
3 14 (17.95%) LAN
3 14 (17.95%) WAN
4 13 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 12 (15.38%) NetScaler
6 11 (14.10%) VPN
7 10 (12.82%) DNS
8 6 (7.69%) DHCP
8 6 (7.69%) MPLS
8 6 (7.69%) Skype
8 6 (7.69%) VoIP
9 4 (5.13%) Internet
10 2 (2.56%) NAS
10 2 (2.56%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (1.28%) HTTP
11 1 (1.28%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.28%) Network Security
11 1 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.41%) DB2
2 5 (6.41%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.28%) JIRA
General
1 5 (6.41%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Banking
2 2 (2.56%) Local Government
3 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (32.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (17.95%) Citrix Engineer
3 10 (12.82%) Server Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Consultant
4 6 (7.69%) Office 365 Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Field Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Messaging Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Architect
6 4 (5.13%) Azure Architect
6 4 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Hyper-V Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Security Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) JSON
1 5 (6.41%) LDAP
2 1 (1.28%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Clustering
2 6 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.69%) PKI
3 5 (6.41%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.41%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.28%) FMCG
5 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.28%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 60 (76.92%) Windows
2 50 (64.10%) Windows Server
3 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (14.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (12.82%) Linux
6 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.28%) CentOS
8 1 (1.28%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (26.92%) DevOps
3 19 (24.36%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (21.79%) ITIL
5 16 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (20.51%) Migration
6 15 (19.23%) Project Management
7 14 (17.95%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (14.10%) Change Management
9 9 (11.54%) PRINCE2
10 8 (10.26%) Configuration Management
10 8 (10.26%) Data Management
10 8 (10.26%) Infrastructure Management
10 8 (10.26%) Problem Management
11 7 (8.97%) Application Packaging
11 7 (8.97%) Availability Management
11 7 (8.97%) Capacity Management
12 6 (7.69%) High Availability
12 6 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
12 6 (7.69%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 12 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (2.56%) VBScript
4 1 (1.28%) C
4 1 (1.28%) C#
4 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (17.95%) SC Cleared
1 14 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (14.10%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (14.10%) MCSE
4 7 (8.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (7.69%) CCDP
5 6 (7.69%) CCNP
5 6 (7.69%) Chartered Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) CISM
5 6 (7.69%) CISSP
6 3 (3.85%) CCNA
7 2 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.56%) MCSA
8 1 (1.28%) CCIE
8 1 (1.28%) Degree
8 1 (1.28%) MCITP
8 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) GDPR
2 2 (2.56%) SLA
3 1 (1.28%) GCP
3 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 40 (51.28%) Active Directory
2 22 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (19.23%) XenApp
4 12 (15.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (8.97%) vSphere
6 5 (6.41%) VMware NSX
7 4 (5.13%) Docker
8 2 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (2.56%) XenServer
9 1 (1.28%) NFS
9 1 (1.28%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (19.23%) SCOM
2 11 (14.10%) Failover Clustering
2 11 (14.10%) SCCM
3 9 (11.54%) NetBackup
4 7 (8.97%) Puppet
5 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (7.69%) vCenter Server
5 6 (7.69%) WSUS
6 5 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (6.41%) SCVMM
7 4 (5.13%) Kubernetes
7 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (5.13%) Nagios
8 3 (3.85%) Backup Exec
8 3 (3.85%) IBM BigFix
9 2 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (2.56%) SmoothWall
10 1 (1.28%) Ansible
10 1 (1.28%) HP SIM
10 1 (1.28%) vMotion
Vendors
1 31 (39.74%) VMware
2 27 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 23 (29.49%) Cisco
4 18 (23.08%) Citrix
5 10 (12.82%) Veritas
6 7 (8.97%) Oracle
7 5 (6.41%) Bomgar
7 5 (6.41%) HP
7 5 (6.41%) Informatica
7 5 (6.41%) NetApp
8 4 (5.13%) Brocade
8 4 (5.13%) EMC
8 4 (5.13%) McAfee
9 3 (3.85%) arcserve
10 2 (2.56%) Avaya
10 2 (2.56%) Capita
10 2 (2.56%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.56%) IBM
10 2 (2.56%) Ivanti
10 2 (2.56%) WatchGuard