Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 292 315 262
Rank change year-on-year +23 -53 +1
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 911 747 1,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.78% 0.96%
As % of the System Software category 6.22% 6.67% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 488 656
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £208 £185 £213
90th Percentile £562 £527 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +14.62% - -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 34 32
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £19.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.47% -33.33% +38.35%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.65 £16.53
90th Percentile £94.50 £53.96 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £19.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% -34.48% +36.47%

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 14,653 11,192 13,260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.32% 11.71% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,478 7,207 8,273
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £181 £163 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 892 643 888
UK median hourly rate £16.36 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.23% - -0.87%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.38 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.73 £47.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.73% -9.09% +4.43%

Hyper-V
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Hyper-V as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Hyper-V in the UK

Hyper-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Hyper-V in the UK

Hyper-V
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hyper-V over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Hyper-V in the UK

Hyper-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Hyper-V in the UK

Hyper-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hyper-V over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Hyper-V in the UK

Hyper-V
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 14 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
England +14 802 £375 +6.38% 334
UK excluding London +28 637 £373 +14.62% 253
London -12 257 £375 -2.60% 98
South East +56 220 £400 +6.67% 62
Midlands +26 115 £365 +37.74% 52
North of England -5 107 £400 +18.52% 65
North West +30 78 £400 +14.29% 31
South West -1 73 £331 -5.36% 28
Scotland +7 65 £280 -6.67% 8
West Midlands +4 60 £330 +32.00% 30
East Midlands +16 55 £373 +41.90% 22
East of England -15 36 £265 -37.65% 29
Yorkshire -32 19 £369 +7.27% 26
Wales -22 17 £450 +126.13% 9
North East -24 10 £280 -15.15% 8
Northern Ireland +35 9 - -
Channel Islands - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 14 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 with a requirement for Hyper-V.

1 690 (75.74%) Windows
2 600 (65.86%) VMware
3 492 (54.01%) Active Directory
4 478 (52.47%) Microsoft
5 457 (50.16%) Windows Server
6 429 (47.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 306 (33.59%) Office 365
8 284 (31.17%) Microsoft Azure
9 269 (29.53%) SCCM
10 259 (28.43%) SQL
11 251 (27.55%) Citrix
12 225 (24.70%) Windows Server 2008
13 219 (24.04%) PowerShell
14 210 (23.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 192 (21.08%) Security Cleared
15 192 (21.08%) ITIL
16 188 (20.64%) Firewall
17 186 (20.42%) Cisco
18 181 (19.87%) SAN
19 177 (19.43%) DNS
20 176 (19.32%) HP
21 175 (19.21%) Windows Server 2012
22 168 (18.44%) Clustering
23 167 (18.33%) VMware ESXi
24 165 (18.11%) SC Cleared
25 163 (17.89%) SQL Server
26 154 (16.90%) Linux
27 152 (16.68%) MS Exchange
28 137 (15.04%) DHCP
29 125 (13.72%) Microsoft Certification

Hyper-V
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 152 (16.68%) MS Exchange
2 83 (9.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 78 (8.56%) Skype for Business
4 74 (8.12%) SharePoint
5 59 (6.48%) IIS
6 51 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2013
7 43 (4.72%) OpenStack
8 14 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 13 (1.43%) Apache
10 11 (1.21%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
12 5 (0.55%) SAS
13 3 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.33%) Confluence
13 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.33%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.22%) JBoss
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 62 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 306 (33.59%) Office 365
2 284 (31.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 98 (10.76%) Amazon AWS
4 70 (7.68%) IaaS
5 64 (7.03%) PaaS
6 56 (6.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 48 (5.27%) SaaS
8 34 (3.73%) Google Cloud Platform
9 24 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (2.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 17 (1.87%) Datadog
12 10 (1.10%) Yammer
13 9 (0.99%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.55%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.44%) Azure Data Factory
15 4 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 3 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
16 3 (0.33%) OpenShift
17 2 (0.22%) G Suite
17 2 (0.22%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 188 (20.64%) Firewall
2 181 (19.87%) SAN
3 177 (19.43%) DNS
4 137 (15.04%) DHCP
5 102 (11.20%) LAN
6 92 (10.10%) WAN
7 77 (8.45%) VPN
8 73 (8.01%) TCP/IP
9 57 (6.26%) Skype
10 56 (6.15%) NetScaler
11 49 (5.38%) VLAN
12 45 (4.94%) Network Security
13 39 (4.28%) NAS
14 33 (3.62%) iSCSI
15 28 (3.07%) VoIP
16 25 (2.74%) Fibre Channel
17 24 (2.63%) Wireless
18 22 (2.41%) Internet
19 19 (2.09%) Remote Desktop
20 18 (1.98%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (17.89%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.20%) SQL Server 2016
3 18 (1.98%) MySQL
4 16 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
5 15 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (1.54%) HBase
6 14 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (1.32%) icCube
8 12 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (1.21%) Big Data
10 9 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (0.77%) MongoDB
11 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.55%) DB2
12 5 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (5.16%) HP UFT
1 47 (5.16%) WinRunner
2 35 (3.84%) Jenkins
3 24 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 22 (2.41%) Travis CI
5 20 (2.20%) Vagrant
6 17 (1.87%) JIRA
7 10 (1.10%) Git (software)
8 9 (0.99%) TestDirector
9 8 (0.88%) MSI
9 8 (0.88%) Subversion
10 7 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.44%) JMeter
11 4 (0.44%) LoadRunner
11 4 (0.44%) Maven
11 4 (0.44%) MSBuild
11 4 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.44%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.44%) WiX
12 3 (0.33%) Hudson
General
1 64 (7.03%) Finance
2 18 (1.98%) Telecoms
3 15 (1.65%) Banking
4 12 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.21%) Retail
6 10 (1.10%) Law
7 8 (0.88%) Back Office
8 6 (0.66%) Electronics
8 6 (0.66%) Legal
8 6 (0.66%) Marketing
9 4 (0.44%) Automotive
9 4 (0.44%) Local Government
10 3 (0.33%) Publishing
11 2 (0.22%) Advertising
11 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.22%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.11%) French Language
12 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 180 (19.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 101 (11.09%) Architect
3 83 (9.11%) Support Engineer
4 72 (7.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 67 (7.35%) Analyst
6 59 (6.48%) Server Engineer
7 55 (6.04%) Consultant
8 52 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
9 43 (4.72%) Citrix Engineer
10 42 (4.61%) Windows Engineer
11 37 (4.06%) Systems Engineer
12 36 (3.95%) DevOps Engineer
13 34 (3.73%) Desktop Support
14 33 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
15 32 (3.51%) Infrastructure Support
16 29 (3.18%) Test Analyst
17 28 (3.07%) IT Engineer
18 27 (2.96%) Azure Engineer
19 24 (2.63%) Administrator
19 24 (2.63%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.40%) Middleware
2 22 (2.41%) JSON
3 19 (2.09%) Elastic Stack
4 13 (1.43%) .NET
5 12 (1.32%) Kafka
6 10 (1.10%) LAPP Stack
6 10 (1.10%) RabbitMQ
6 10 (1.10%) Web Services
7 9 (0.99%) LDAP
8 7 (0.77%) REST
9 6 (0.66%) HTML
10 5 (0.55%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.55%) LAMP
10 5 (0.55%) WCF
10 5 (0.55%) XML
11 4 (0.44%) AngularJS
11 4 (0.44%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (0.44%) Dapper ORM
11 4 (0.44%) NHibernate
11 4 (0.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 168 (18.44%) Clustering
2 102 (11.20%) Data Centre
3 82 (9.00%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (5.49%) PKI
5 44 (4.83%) PDA
6 26 (2.85%) Fat Client
6 26 (2.85%) Thin Client
7 22 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
7 22 (2.41%) Private Cloud
8 21 (2.31%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (2.20%) Public Cloud
10 19 (2.09%) Hybrid Cloud
11 16 (1.76%) CLARiiON
11 16 (1.76%) Enterprise Storage
12 14 (1.54%) Computer Science
13 12 (1.32%) NHS
13 12 (1.32%) Replication
14 7 (0.77%) Blackberry
14 7 (0.77%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 690 (75.74%) Windows
2 457 (50.16%) Windows Server
3 225 (24.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 175 (19.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 154 (16.90%) Linux
6 115 (12.62%) Windows 7
6 115 (12.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 101 (11.09%) Windows 10
8 77 (8.45%) AIX
9 51 (5.60%) Unix
10 45 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 40 (4.39%) Windows XP
12 30 (3.29%) CentOS
13 22 (2.41%) DC/OS
13 22 (2.41%) Ubuntu
14 17 (1.87%) VMS
15 13 (1.43%) Windows 2000
15 13 (1.43%) Windows 8
16 11 (1.21%) Solaris
17 7 (0.77%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (23.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 192 (21.08%) ITIL
3 110 (12.07%) Migration
4 84 (9.22%) Change Management
5 79 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
6 68 (7.46%) DevOps
7 66 (7.24%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (6.48%) Virtual Environments
9 56 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
10 55 (6.04%) Test Automation
11 53 (5.82%) Test Scripting
12 52 (5.71%) Configuration Management
13 49 (5.38%) Software Testing
14 45 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
15 43 (4.72%) Network Design
16 38 (4.17%) High Availability
17 37 (4.06%) Application Packaging
17 37 (4.06%) Problem Management
17 37 (4.06%) Server Management
18 35 (3.84%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 259 (28.43%) SQL
2 219 (24.04%) PowerShell
3 48 (5.27%) Python
4 32 (3.51%) VBScript
5 26 (2.85%) C#
6 22 (2.41%) VB
7 21 (2.31%) C
8 19 (2.09%) JavaScript
9 16 (1.76%) Java
10 10 (1.10%) Bash Shell
10 10 (1.10%) Go
11 6 (0.66%) Perl
12 5 (0.55%) PHP
12 5 (0.55%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.33%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.11%) C++
14 1 (0.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 192 (21.08%) Security Cleared
2 165 (18.11%) SC Cleared
3 125 (13.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 85 (9.33%) MCSE
5 56 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (5.38%) MCSA
7 45 (4.94%) Degree
7 45 (4.94%) ISTQB
8 35 (3.84%) DV Cleared
9 29 (3.18%) CCNP
10 24 (2.63%) CCNA
11 22 (2.41%) MCITP
12 21 (2.31%) MCP
13 20 (2.20%) Citrix Certification
14 16 (1.76%) DBS Check
14 16 (1.76%) Novell Certification
15 15 (1.65%) MCTS
16 13 (1.43%) CCA
16 13 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 12 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.29%) SLA
2 13 (1.43%) GCP
3 12 (1.32%) GDPR
4 5 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 5 (0.55%) PMO
5 4 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) QA
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 492 (54.01%) Active Directory
2 429 (47.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (18.33%) VMware ESXi
4 101 (11.09%) XenApp
5 100 (10.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 84 (9.22%) XenDesktop
7 81 (8.89%) vSphere
8 77 (8.45%) Virtual Machines
9 55 (6.04%) XenServer
10 48 (5.27%) Virtual Desktop
11 37 (4.06%) Docker
12 29 (3.18%) VirtualBox
13 19 (2.09%) NFS
13 19 (2.09%) Virtual Servers
14 18 (1.98%) DFS Replication
15 17 (1.87%) Terminal Services
16 16 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
17 15 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
18 14 (1.54%) BitLocker
18 14 (1.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 269 (29.53%) SCCM
2 125 (13.72%) SCOM
3 69 (7.57%) Microsoft Clustering
4 66 (7.24%) WSUS
5 55 (6.04%) McAfee ePO
6 45 (4.94%) Microsoft Intune
7 41 (4.50%) Puppet
8 39 (4.28%) HP ALM
9 38 (4.17%) NetBackup
9 38 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
10 36 (3.95%) Ansible
11 35 (3.84%) Failover Clustering
12 34 (3.73%) Kubernetes
13 30 (3.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 29 (3.18%) Backup Exec
15 27 (2.96%) vCenter Server
16 26 (2.85%) SCVMM
17 22 (2.41%) Docker Swarm
17 22 (2.41%) Terraform
18 20 (2.20%) Packer
Vendors
1 600 (65.86%) VMware
2 478 (52.47%) Microsoft
3 251 (27.55%) Citrix
4 186 (20.42%) Cisco
5 176 (19.32%) HP
6 85 (9.33%) McAfee
7 77 (8.45%) Veritas
8 65 (7.14%) EMC
9 64 (7.03%) NetApp
10 56 (6.15%) Ivanti
10 56 (6.15%) Oracle
11 44 (4.83%) Dell
11 44 (4.83%) IBM
12 43 (4.72%) Symantec
13 41 (4.50%) SolarWinds
14 40 (4.39%) Google
15 33 (3.62%) Splunk
16 32 (3.51%) Veeam
17 29 (3.18%) Red Hat
18 27 (2.96%) Sophos