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 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
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 287 266 234
Rank change year-on-year -21 -32  
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 351 471 527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.77% 0.87% 0.98%
As % of the System Software category 6.90% 7.96% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 294 329
Median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £350 £405
% change year-on-year -11.42% -13.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 30
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £23.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.39 £14.75 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.33 £30.75
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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5084 5919 5511
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.17% 10.93% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3238 3608 3035
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 458 641
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £33.50
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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Hyper-V in the UK

Hyper-V
Top 30 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 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
England -4 334 £350 -6.66% 224
London +48 150 £425 - 51
South East -34 68 £350 +2.94% 50
City of London +20 25 £350 -17.64% 18
Buckinghamshire +5 23 £350 +16.66% 5
East of England +12 22 £320 -17.41% 16
Yorkshire +12 22 £338 +8.00% 9
Milton Keynes +7 20 £350 +16.66% 4
East Midlands -6 20 £255 -25.00% 13
North West -7 15 £300 -20.00% 42
South West -7 15 £269 -28.26% 13
Hampshire +6 14 £275 -21.42% 5
West Midlands +15 13 £263 -5.40% 20
Manchester +20 11 £263 -38.23% 21
Northamptonshire +9 10 £255 -49.00% 3
West Yorkshire +7 10 £325 -10.95% 4
Berkshire +4 10 £475 +35.71% 15
Hertfordshire +3 8 £344 -16.66% 6
Scotland -16 8 £324 +3.60% 4
Surrey -23 8 £155 -49.91% 10
Gloucestershire +10 7 £200 -55.55% 2
Leeds 0 7 £338 -7.53% 1
Oxfordshire -12 7 £350 +40.00% 10
Leicestershire +2 6 £250 - 3
Essex -10 6 £425 +25.92%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £290 - 3
North East - 6 £290 - 9
Tyne and Wear - 6 £290 - 8
Cambridgeshire +10 5 £130 -66.45% 8
Birmingham +5 5 £300 +7.14% 7

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 with a requirement for Hyper-V.

1 556 (74.93%) Windows
2 459 (61.86%) VMware
3 392 (52.83%) Active Directory
4 385 (51.89%) Microsoft
5 362 (48.79%) Windows Server
6 306 (41.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 235 (31.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 232 (31.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 191 (25.74%) PowerShell
10 174 (23.45%) Microsoft Azure
11 173 (23.32%) Cisco
12 164 (22.10%) DNS
13 158 (21.29%) SCCM
14 157 (21.16%) Firewall
15 156 (21.02%) SQL Server
16 144 (19.41%) SQL
16 144 (19.41%) Office 365
17 139 (18.73%) MS Exchange
18 138 (18.60%) DHCP
18 138 (18.60%) SAN
18 138 (18.60%) Security Cleared
19 135 (18.19%) Citrix
20 125 (16.85%) Linux
20 125 (16.85%) ITIL
21 119 (16.04%) MS Excel
22 117 (15.77%) Microsoft Certification
23 110 (14.82%) Skype for Business
24 109 (14.69%) SC Cleared
25 104 (14.02%) HP
26 97 (13.07%) LAN

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
1 139 (18.73%) MS Exchange
2 110 (14.82%) Skype for Business
3 78 (10.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 78 (10.51%) IIS
4 71 (9.57%) SharePoint
5 62 (8.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (2.96%) Apache
7 16 (2.16%) Tomcat
8 15 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
9 14 (1.89%) OpenStack
10 13 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
10 13 (1.75%) WebSphere
11 12 (1.62%) Confluence
11 12 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (1.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 9 (1.21%) DataSynapse
13 9 (1.21%) Oracle Coherence
13 9 (1.21%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
15 6 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 119 (16.04%) MS Excel
2 58 (7.82%) MS Office
3 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.27%) MS Project
4 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 174 (23.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 144 (19.41%) Office 365
3 63 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (4.85%) IaaS
5 24 (3.23%) SaaS
6 23 (3.10%) PaaS
7 20 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (2.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (1.08%) Yammer
10 7 (0.94%) GitHub
11 5 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.67%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (0.67%) SoftLayer
12 4 (0.54%) Google Compute Engine
12 4 (0.54%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.40%) Mailgun
14 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.27%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 164 (22.10%) DNS
2 157 (21.16%) Firewall
3 138 (18.60%) DHCP
3 138 (18.60%) SAN
4 97 (13.07%) LAN
5 95 (12.80%) WAN
6 77 (10.38%) TCP/IP
7 71 (9.57%) VPN
8 48 (6.47%) Skype
8 48 (6.47%) Wireless
9 42 (5.66%) NAS
10 38 (5.12%) Internet
11 37 (4.99%) VLAN
12 36 (4.85%) iSCSI
13 30 (4.04%) Cisco ASA
14 24 (3.23%) Unified Communications
15 21 (2.83%) Network Security
15 21 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
16 20 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
17 17 (2.29%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (21.02%) SQL Server
2 43 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 28 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.21%) Hadoop
5 9 (1.21%) HBase
5 9 (1.21%) MySQL
5 9 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.94%) Big Data
7 7 (0.94%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.40%) Power BI
10 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (2.96%) Git (software)
2 16 (2.16%) Jenkins
3 14 (1.89%) JIRA
4 12 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (1.35%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (0.81%) MSI
8 5 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (0.67%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.54%) Hudson
9 4 (0.54%) StarTeam
9 4 (0.54%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.40%) CruiseControl
10 3 (0.40%) Rational Application Developer
10 3 (0.40%) Subversion
10 3 (0.40%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
11 2 (0.27%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.27%) WinDbg
General
1 78 (10.51%) Finance
2 25 (3.37%) Banking
3 24 (3.23%) Retail
4 17 (2.29%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.75%) Legal
7 10 (1.35%) Law
8 9 (1.21%) Advertising
8 9 (1.21%) Electronics
8 9 (1.21%) Marketing
9 5 (0.67%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.27%) Billing
10 2 (0.27%) Local Government
10 2 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.13%) French Language
11 1 (0.13%) Games
11 1 (0.13%) Military
11 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (16.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 119 (16.04%) Architect
3 75 (10.11%) Support Engineer
4 70 (9.43%) Analyst
5 62 (8.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 62 (8.36%) Consultant
6 46 (6.20%) 3rd Line Support
7 45 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
8 41 (5.53%) Infrastructure Architect
9 36 (4.85%) IT Engineer
10 35 (4.72%) Technical Architect
11 33 (4.45%) Administrator
12 31 (4.18%) Server Engineer
13 30 (4.04%) Support Analyst
14 28 (3.77%) Network Engineer
15 27 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
16 24 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 24 (3.23%) IT Support
17 22 (2.96%) Infrastructure Support
17 22 (2.96%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.70%) .NET
2 19 (2.56%) Middleware
3 14 (1.89%) Web Services
4 9 (1.21%) ASP.NET
4 9 (1.21%) HTML
4 9 (1.21%) LAMP
4 9 (1.21%) Rendezvous
4 9 (1.21%) XML
4 9 (1.21%) XSLT
5 7 (0.94%) MCollective
6 6 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (0.81%) J2EE
7 5 (0.67%) WAP
7 5 (0.67%) WCF
8 4 (0.54%) RESTful
8 4 (0.54%) XMPP
9 3 (0.40%) Classic ASP
9 3 (0.40%) Node.js
9 3 (0.40%) WF
10 2 (0.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 89 (11.99%) Data Centre
2 81 (10.92%) Clustering
3 67 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (6.06%) Replication
5 25 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 24 (3.23%) Computer Science
7 20 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 18 (2.43%) Blackberry
9 17 (2.29%) Private Cloud
10 15 (2.02%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (1.62%) Enterprise Storage
12 12 (1.62%) PKI
13 10 (1.35%) Client/Server
13 10 (1.35%) EPoS
14 8 (1.08%) FlexPod
15 7 (0.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 6 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (0.81%) Mobile App
17 5 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 556 (74.93%) Windows
2 362 (48.79%) Windows Server
3 235 (31.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 232 (31.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 125 (16.85%) Linux
6 84 (11.32%) Windows 7
7 79 (10.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 70 (9.43%) Windows 10
9 42 (5.66%) Windows 8
10 39 (5.26%) Unix
11 32 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (3.10%) Solaris
13 19 (2.56%) CentOS
13 19 (2.56%) Windows XP
14 16 (2.16%) Android
15 15 (2.02%) AIX
16 11 (1.48%) Apple iOS
17 10 (1.35%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.81%) Data ONTAP
19 5 (0.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (16.85%) ITIL
2 74 (9.97%) Migration
3 55 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (7.41%) DevOps
4 52 (7.01%) Disaster Recovery
4 52 (7.01%) Server Virtualisation
5 48 (6.47%) Virtual Environments
6 42 (5.66%) Change Management
7 40 (5.39%) High Availability
8 38 (5.12%) Service Management
9 29 (3.91%) Project Management
10 26 (3.50%) Server Building
10 26 (3.50%) TOGAF
11 24 (3.23%) Incident Management
12 23 (3.10%) Capacity Planning
13 22 (2.96%) Asset Management
13 22 (2.96%) Configuration Management
13 22 (2.96%) Mobile Device Management
13 22 (2.96%) Performance Monitoring
13 22 (2.96%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 191 (25.74%) PowerShell
2 144 (19.41%) SQL
3 37 (4.99%) Python
4 22 (2.96%) Java
5 17 (2.29%) C#
5 17 (2.29%) Perl
5 17 (2.29%) VBScript
6 16 (2.16%) Bash Shell
6 16 (2.16%) VB
7 15 (2.02%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.21%) C
9 7 (0.94%) Korn
9 7 (0.94%) Ruby
10 5 (0.67%) PHP
10 5 (0.67%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.54%) C++
11 4 (0.54%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.27%) VB6
13 1 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 138 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 117 (15.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 109 (14.69%) SC Cleared
4 79 (10.65%) MCSE
5 74 (9.97%) Cisco Certification
6 52 (7.01%) CCNA
7 36 (4.85%) MCSA
8 34 (4.58%) CCNP
8 34 (4.58%) DV Cleared
8 34 (4.58%) MCITP
9 32 (4.31%) Degree
10 29 (3.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 21 (2.83%) CCIE
12 20 (2.70%) MCP
13 14 (1.89%) MCTS
14 11 (1.48%) DBS Check
15 9 (1.21%) CCDP
15 9 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
17 5 (0.67%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.31%) SLA
2 11 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.54%) QA
5 1 (0.13%) GAMP
5 1 (0.13%) GCP
5 1 (0.13%) GxP
5 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 392 (52.83%) Active Directory
2 306 (41.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (7.14%) vSphere
3 53 (7.14%) XenApp
4 46 (6.20%) Virtual Machines
4 46 (6.20%) XenDesktop
5 36 (4.85%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (4.72%) Microsoft App-V
7 27 (3.64%) VMware ESX
8 25 (3.37%) KVM
9 23 (3.10%) XenServer
10 17 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (2.16%) Docker
11 16 (2.16%) NFS
11 16 (2.16%) Xen
12 14 (1.89%) Terminal Services
13 13 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
14 11 (1.48%) SRDF
15 9 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
16 8 (1.08%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 158 (21.29%) SCCM
2 83 (11.19%) SCOM
3 40 (5.39%) Puppet
4 35 (4.72%) Ansible
4 35 (4.72%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (3.91%) Microsoft Clustering
6 25 (3.37%) SCVMM
7 21 (2.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 21 (2.83%) WSUS
8 20 (2.70%) Backup Exec
9 19 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
10 18 (2.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 16 (2.16%) NetBackup
12 14 (1.89%) vRealize
13 13 (1.75%) PowerCLI
14 12 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
14 12 (1.62%) Packer
15 11 (1.48%) SCOrch
15 11 (1.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 11 (1.48%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 459 (61.86%) VMware
2 385 (51.89%) Microsoft
3 173 (23.32%) Cisco
4 135 (18.19%) Citrix
5 104 (14.02%) HP
6 74 (9.97%) NetApp
7 66 (8.89%) Dell
8 49 (6.60%) Oracle
9 47 (6.33%) Symantec
10 46 (6.20%) EMC
11 33 (4.45%) CheckPoint
12 32 (4.31%) Juniper
13 26 (3.50%) IBM
13 26 (3.50%) Red Hat
13 26 (3.50%) Veeam
14 24 (3.23%) Palo Alto
15 23 (3.10%) SolarWinds
16 16 (2.16%) Apple
16 16 (2.16%) SAP
17 14 (1.89%) Sophos
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 36 minutes ago
Durham, County Durham
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 49 minutes ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £230 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
West End
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £220 to £280 per day or FTC at £35K per annum pro rata
Posted: 6 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago