Period
to 14 June 2021

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 June 2021 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 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 341 316 307
Rank change year-on-year -25 -9 +8
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 428 336 783
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.70% 0.77% 0.86%
As % of the System Software category 4.90% 4.98% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 256 542
10th Percentile £211 £200 £206
25th Percentile £313 £281 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £410 £375 £396
Median % change year-on-year +9.33% -5.18% +8.36%
75th Percentile £488 £475 £488
90th Percentile £578 £545 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +6.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 27
10th Percentile £12.51 £14.37 £15.32
25th Percentile £12.98 £19.20 £15.68
Median hourly rate £13.49 £27.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -50.95% +41.03% -22.00%
75th Percentile £24.81 £37.35 £36.38
90th Percentile £59.53 £50.21 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.49 £27.50 £16.86
% change year-on-year -50.95% +63.11% -29.01%

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 8,736 6,750 14,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.21% 15.54% 15.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,054 4,581 9,422
10th Percentile £243 £185 £178
25th Percentile £390 £350 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £660 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 312 595
10th Percentile £11.64 £11.25 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.90 £13.20 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.42 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.79% +5.59% +4.04%
75th Percentile £48.94 £24.31 £27.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £49.92 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.19 £16.50 £15.76
% change year-on-year +10.26% +4.70% +3.68%

Hyper-V
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Hyper-V in the UK

Hyper-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Hyper-V.

Daily rate trend for Hyper-V in the UK

Hyper-V
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Hyper-V over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Hyper-V in the UK

Hyper-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Hyper-V.

Hourly rate trend for Hyper-V in the UK

Hyper-V
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Hyper-V over the 6 months to 14 June 2021.

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 June 2021. 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 -4 353 £413 +10.00% 287
UK excluding London +29 262 £400 - 263
London -37 117 £423 +20.71% 49
South East +36 109 £440 +25.71% 51
Work from Home -190 89 £390 +11.43% 48
North of England +13 34 £380 +12.59% 80
East of England +23 31 £315 -25.88% 28
Midlands -34 26 £325 -34.01% 53
South West -3 24 £400 +5.96% 26
Scotland -29 24 £369 -10.61% 12
Yorkshire +18 19 £390 +65.96% 33
West Midlands -37 17 £403 -21.08% 32
North West -8 12 £278 -23.45% 41
Wales +8 10 £500 +31.58% 13
East Midlands +5 9 £200 -54.29% 21
Northern Ireland - 7 £450 -
North East +17 3 £450 +12.50% 6

For the 6 months to 14 June 2021, 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.

1 344 (80.37%) Windows
2 316 (73.83%) VMware
3 258 (60.28%) Active Directory
4 255 (59.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 233 (54.44%) Microsoft
6 206 (48.13%) Windows Server
7 195 (45.56%) Azure
8 138 (32.24%) PowerShell
9 132 (30.84%) Microsoft 365
10 112 (26.17%) Social Skills
11 106 (24.77%) Security Cleared
12 95 (22.20%) Windows Server 2012
13 93 (21.73%) Linux
14 92 (21.50%) SQL
15 89 (20.79%) SCCM
16 86 (20.09%) DNS
16 86 (20.09%) Citrix
16 86 (20.09%) Windows Server 2016
17 85 (19.86%) Firewall
17 85 (19.86%) AWS
18 82 (19.16%) Migration
18 82 (19.16%) DHCP
19 81 (18.93%) ITIL
20 75 (17.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 68 (15.89%) WAN
22 67 (15.65%) SC Cleared
23 66 (15.42%) Data Centre
24 64 (14.95%) Cisco
25 63 (14.72%) Windows Server 2008
26 61 (14.25%) Oracle

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 52 (12.15%) SharePoint
2 46 (10.75%) MS Exchange
3 18 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (3.97%) WebSphere
5 13 (3.04%) Apache
5 13 (3.04%) Tomcat
6 12 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (2.80%) IIS
6 12 (2.80%) WebLogic
7 10 (2.34%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (1.87%) Confluence
9 7 (1.64%) JBoss
10 6 (1.40%) Skype for Business
11 5 (1.17%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.70%) SAS
Applications
1 37 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.34%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.23%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 195 (45.56%) Azure
2 132 (30.84%) Microsoft 365
3 85 (19.86%) AWS
4 53 (12.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 49 (11.45%) PaaS
6 42 (9.81%) SaaS
7 36 (8.41%) IaaS
8 17 (3.97%) GCP
9 12 (2.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 12 (2.80%) GitHub
10 10 (2.34%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 8 (1.87%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 8 (1.87%) Mimecast
12 7 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.93%) Google Workspace
13 4 (0.93%) Power Platform
14 3 (0.70%) Azure Key Vault
14 3 (0.70%) Azure Stack
14 3 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
14 3 (0.70%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 86 (20.09%) DNS
2 85 (19.86%) Firewall
3 82 (19.16%) DHCP
4 68 (15.89%) WAN
5 56 (13.08%) SAN
6 52 (12.15%) LAN
7 36 (8.41%) NAS
8 34 (7.94%) VPN
9 20 (4.67%) iSCSI
10 19 (4.44%) SD-WAN
11 18 (4.21%) NetScaler
11 18 (4.21%) VSAN
11 18 (4.21%) Wireless
12 17 (3.97%) Fibre Channel
13 16 (3.74%) TCP/IP
14 15 (3.50%) Internet
15 12 (2.80%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (2.80%) VoIP
16 10 (2.34%) FCoE
16 10 (2.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (13.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.87%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (1.40%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.17%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.17%) HBase
5 5 (1.17%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (0.93%) Data Lake
6 4 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.47%) MySQL
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.47%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.23%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 13 (3.04%) Sonatype Nexus
2 11 (2.57%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.87%) JIRA
4 7 (1.64%) ReSharper
5 6 (1.40%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.93%) MSI
7 3 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.47%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.47%) GitLab
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.47%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.47%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.23%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.23%) JUnit
9 1 (0.23%) Maven
9 1 (0.23%) Subversion
9 1 (0.23%) VectorCAST
General
1 112 (26.17%) Social Skills
2 45 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (8.41%) Finance
4 28 (6.54%) Public Sector
5 10 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.10%) Organisational Skills
7 8 (1.87%) Banking
8 5 (1.17%) Influencing Skills
9 3 (0.70%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.70%) Law
9 3 (0.70%) Retail
10 2 (0.47%) Legal
10 2 (0.47%) Local Government
10 2 (0.47%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 83 (19.39%) Architect
2 62 (14.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 55 (12.85%) Infrastructure Architect
4 36 (8.41%) Cloud Architect
5 32 (7.48%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 28 (6.54%) Azure Engineer
7 26 (6.07%) Analyst
8 23 (5.37%) Consultant
8 23 (5.37%) Support Engineer
9 22 (5.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 21 (4.91%) Server Engineer
11 20 (4.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 20 (4.67%) Cloud Engineer
11 20 (4.67%) Hyper-V Engineer
12 19 (4.44%) Administrator
13 18 (4.21%) IT Engineer
14 17 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
14 17 (3.97%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 17 (3.97%) Windows Engineer
15 15 (3.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (9.35%) Middleware
2 13 (3.04%) XML
3 11 (2.57%) JSON
4 9 (2.10%) .NET
5 8 (1.87%) REST
6 7 (1.64%) .NET Framework
6 7 (1.64%) Web Services
6 7 (1.64%) YAML
7 4 (0.93%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (0.70%) Java EE
9 2 (0.47%) HTML
9 2 (0.47%) J2EE
10 1 (0.23%) LAMP
10 1 (0.23%) LDAP
10 1 (0.23%) OAuth
10 1 (0.23%) OpenID
10 1 (0.23%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.23%) WSH
10 1 (0.23%) XSLT
10 1 (0.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 66 (15.42%) Data Centre
2 39 (9.11%) Clustering
3 34 (7.94%) Public Cloud
4 19 (4.44%) Private Cloud
5 18 (4.21%) Cloud Native
6 16 (3.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 12 (2.80%) Enterprise Cloud
7 12 (2.80%) User Experience
8 9 (2.10%) Replication
9 7 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.40%) PKI
11 5 (1.17%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.17%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.17%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.70%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.70%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.70%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 344 (80.37%) Windows
2 206 (48.13%) Windows Server
3 95 (22.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 93 (21.73%) Linux
5 86 (20.09%) Windows Server 2016
6 63 (14.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 58 (13.55%) Windows 10
8 54 (12.62%) Windows Server 2019
9 23 (5.37%) Windows 7
10 20 (4.67%) Unix
11 13 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (3.04%) Solaris
12 7 (1.64%) Mac OS
12 7 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.17%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.93%) CentOS
14 4 (0.93%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.70%) Android
15 3 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (19.16%) Migration
2 81 (18.93%) ITIL
3 75 (17.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 61 (14.25%) DevOps
5 43 (10.05%) Infrastructure as Code
6 33 (7.71%) Network Design
7 26 (6.07%) Configuration Management
8 24 (5.61%) Data Protection
9 22 (5.14%) Server Management
10 20 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (4.44%) Customer Requirements
11 19 (4.44%) Storage Management
12 18 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
12 18 (4.21%) Service Delivery
13 17 (3.97%) Deployment Automation
13 17 (3.97%) Project Management
14 16 (3.74%) Service Management
15 15 (3.50%) High Availability
15 15 (3.50%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 138 (32.24%) PowerShell
2 92 (21.50%) SQL
3 24 (5.61%) Python
4 20 (4.67%) Java
5 15 (3.50%) Bash Shell
6 11 (2.57%) PHP
7 8 (1.87%) Perl
8 7 (1.64%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.17%) VBScript
10 1 (0.23%) C
10 1 (0.23%) C++
10 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.23%) Ruby
10 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.23%) VB
10 1 (0.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 106 (24.77%) Security Cleared
2 67 (15.65%) SC Cleared
3 33 (7.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (5.84%) MCSE
5 21 (4.91%) DV Cleared
6 13 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (3.04%) Degree
7 12 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (2.57%) MCSA
9 9 (2.10%) CCNA
9 9 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.87%) MCITP
11 4 (0.93%) CCNP
11 4 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.93%) TOGAF Certification
11 4 (0.93%) VCP6
12 3 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.70%) VCAP
13 2 (0.47%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.67%) SLA
2 10 (2.34%) NIST
3 5 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.93%) QA
5 3 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.70%) GDPR
6 2 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.47%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.47%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.47%) NCSC
7 1 (0.23%) COBIT
7 1 (0.23%) GPG13
7 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 258 (60.28%) Active Directory
2 255 (59.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (10.51%) Microsoft App-V
4 40 (9.35%) Virtual Machines
5 38 (8.88%) XenApp
6 36 (8.41%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (6.54%) vSphere
8 17 (3.97%) Virtual Desktop
9 16 (3.74%) Docker
9 16 (3.74%) KVM
10 13 (3.04%) DFS Replication
10 13 (3.04%) NFS
11 11 (2.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 11 (2.57%) Xen
11 11 (2.57%) XenDesktop
12 10 (2.34%) SRDF
13 9 (2.10%) VMware NSX
14 8 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (1.64%) vCloud
16 6 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 89 (20.79%) SCCM
2 51 (11.92%) Terraform
3 37 (8.64%) Ansible
3 37 (8.64%) SCOM
4 31 (7.24%) Puppet
5 30 (7.01%) SCVMM
6 27 (6.31%) WSUS
7 25 (5.84%) vRealize
8 20 (4.67%) Microsoft Intune
9 19 (4.44%) Failover Clustering
10 18 (4.21%) Kubernetes
11 17 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
11 17 (3.97%) SCSM
11 17 (3.97%) vCenter Server
12 16 (3.74%) Microsoft Clustering
12 16 (3.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 12 (2.80%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 11 (2.57%) Backup Exec
14 11 (2.57%) SCDPM
15 8 (1.87%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 316 (73.83%) VMware
2 233 (54.44%) Microsoft
3 86 (20.09%) Citrix
4 64 (14.95%) Cisco
5 61 (14.25%) Oracle
6 39 (9.11%) Dell
7 33 (7.71%) HP
8 32 (7.48%) NetApp
9 22 (5.14%) Veeam
10 19 (4.44%) EMC
11 18 (4.21%) McAfee
12 14 (3.27%) Google
13 12 (2.80%) Red Hat
14 11 (2.57%) SAP
15 10 (2.34%) ArcSight
15 10 (2.34%) SolarWinds
16 9 (2.10%) IBM
16 9 (2.10%) ServiceNow
16 9 (2.10%) Sophos
17 7 (1.64%) 3PAR