Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 368 278 317
Rank change year-on-year -90 +39 -1
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 241 666 804
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.91% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 3.85% 5.86% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 468 546
Median daily rate £420 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £208 £198 £186
90th Percentile £513 £550 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.24 £17.41 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.69% -0.54% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.06 £15.69 £13.43
90th Percentile £29.75 £44.40 £27.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.24 £17.28 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.03% -1.24% -27.08%

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 6,262 11,363 15,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.94% 15.58% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,253 7,663 10,134
Median daily rate £475 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £215 £163 £180
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +3.03% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 631 796
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.58% +3.13% +0.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £61.25 £47.50 £44.27
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 -58 199 £413 +10.00% 239
UK excluding London -32 147 £400 +6.67% 216
London +36 74 £450 +20.00% 39
Work from Home -143 49 £425 +21.43% 42
South East +33 45 £470 +17.50% 50
Scotland +32 23 £430 +1.18% 7
Midlands +29 21 £313 -10.71% 37
North of England +30 19 £286 -18.21% 74
South West +49 18 £375 -11.76% 26
East of England +12 17 £335 -4.29% 15
West Midlands +29 15 £320 -8.57% 23
Yorkshire +31 9 £288 -10.16% 25
North West +27 9 £275 -24.14% 40
East Midlands +15 6 £264 -24.64% 14
Wales +6 3 £400 +1.59% 7
North East +36 1 £205 -45.33% 9
Northern Ireland +11 1 £425 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 192 (79.67%) Windows
2 153 (63.49%) VMware
3 141 (58.51%) Active Directory
4 125 (51.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 115 (47.72%) Azure
6 107 (44.40%) Microsoft
6 107 (44.40%) Windows Server
7 88 (36.51%) PowerShell
8 70 (29.05%) Firewall
9 68 (28.22%) Security Cleared
10 65 (26.97%) Office 365
11 58 (24.07%) Linux
12 55 (22.82%) DNS
13 50 (20.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 48 (19.92%) SAN
15 46 (19.09%) Migration
15 46 (19.09%) Windows Server 2016
16 45 (18.67%) DHCP
16 45 (18.67%) Windows Server 2012
17 42 (17.43%) SQL
17 42 (17.43%) Windows Server 2008
17 42 (17.43%) SC Cleared
18 41 (17.01%) AWS
18 41 (17.01%) Windows 10
19 38 (15.77%) WAN
19 38 (15.77%) LAN
19 38 (15.77%) Cisco
19 38 (15.77%) Citrix
20 37 (15.35%) SCCM
20 37 (15.35%) Terraform

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 28 (11.62%) MS Exchange
1 28 (11.62%) SharePoint
2 18 (7.47%) IIS
3 14 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.15%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.66%) Apache
6 4 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (1.66%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.24%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (6.22%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.41%) ReMetrica
1 1 (0.41%) Towers Watson Igloo
1 1 (0.41%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 115 (47.72%) Azure
2 65 (26.97%) Office 365
3 41 (17.01%) AWS
4 28 (11.62%) PaaS
5 25 (10.37%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (6.64%) IaaS
7 12 (4.98%) GCP
7 12 (4.98%) SaaS
8 6 (2.49%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (2.49%) OneDrive
9 5 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.66%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 2 (0.83%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.83%) Azure Stack
11 2 (0.83%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.41%) Amazon ECS
12 1 (0.41%) Amazon EKS
12 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.41%) ShareGate
12 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (29.05%) Firewall
2 55 (22.82%) DNS
3 48 (19.92%) SAN
4 45 (18.67%) DHCP
5 38 (15.77%) LAN
5 38 (15.77%) WAN
6 17 (7.05%) NAS
6 17 (7.05%) VPN
7 14 (5.81%) TCP/IP
8 13 (5.39%) iSCSI
8 13 (5.39%) VSAN
9 12 (4.98%) VoIP
10 11 (4.56%) Skype
11 9 (3.73%) Internet
12 8 (3.32%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (3.32%) NetScaler
12 8 (3.32%) Network Security
12 8 (3.32%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (2.90%) IPv4
13 7 (2.90%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.05%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.24%) SQL Server 2019
4 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.83%) MySQL
5 1 (0.41%) GIS
5 1 (0.41%) OLTP
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (6.64%) ReSharper
2 7 (2.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.66%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.66%) Visual Studio Coded UI
4 3 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.41%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.41%) MSI
6 1 (0.41%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.41%) Selenium
6 1 (0.41%) Travis CI
General
1 24 (9.96%) Finance
2 21 (8.71%) Public Sector
3 10 (4.15%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.49%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.66%) Legal
6 3 (1.24%) Banking
6 3 (1.24%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.83%) Billing
7 2 (0.83%) Electronics
7 2 (0.83%) Marketing
7 2 (0.83%) Military
8 1 (0.41%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Front Office
8 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.41%) Law
8 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (17.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (14.52%) Architect
3 20 (8.30%) Azure Engineer
4 19 (7.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (6.22%) Infrastructure Architect
5 15 (6.22%) Server Engineer
6 14 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (5.81%) Wintel Engineer
7 13 (5.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 12 (4.98%) Cloud Engineer
8 12 (4.98%) Support Engineer
9 11 (4.56%) Consultant
9 11 (4.56%) Hyper-V Engineer
10 10 (4.15%) Analyst
10 10 (4.15%) Cloud Architect
10 10 (4.15%) VMware Architect
11 9 (3.73%) Administrator
12 8 (3.32%) Citrix Engineer
12 8 (3.32%) Office 365 Engineer
13 7 (2.90%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.05%) .NET
2 16 (6.64%) .NET Framework
2 16 (6.64%) REST
3 3 (1.24%) MSMQ
3 3 (1.24%) Web Services
4 2 (0.83%) JSON
4 2 (0.83%) XML
5 1 (0.41%) Flash
5 1 (0.41%) J2EE
5 1 (0.41%) Java RMI
5 1 (0.41%) LDAP
5 1 (0.41%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.03%) Data Centre
2 24 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (8.71%) Enterprise Cloud
4 18 (7.47%) Private Cloud
5 12 (4.98%) Public Cloud
6 10 (4.15%) Clustering
6 10 (4.15%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.90%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.49%) User Experience
9 5 (2.07%) Cloud Native
9 5 (2.07%) HP StoreVirtual
10 4 (1.66%) PKI
10 4 (1.66%) Replication
11 3 (1.24%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.24%) NHS
11 3 (1.24%) Smartcard
11 3 (1.24%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.83%) EMC VNX
12 2 (0.83%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.83%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 192 (79.67%) Windows
2 107 (44.40%) Windows Server
3 58 (24.07%) Linux
4 46 (19.09%) Windows Server 2016
5 45 (18.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (17.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (17.01%) Windows 10
8 21 (8.71%) Windows Server 2019
9 20 (8.30%) Unix
10 13 (5.39%) Windows 7
11 6 (2.49%) Android
11 6 (2.49%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.49%) CentOS
11 6 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (2.07%) VMS
13 4 (1.66%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.66%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (1.66%) Windows NT
13 4 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (20.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 46 (19.09%) Migration
3 34 (14.11%) ITIL
4 30 (12.45%) DevOps
5 20 (8.30%) Infrastructure as Code
5 20 (8.30%) Service Management
6 17 (7.05%) Service Design
6 17 (7.05%) Test Automation
7 16 (6.64%) Architectural Design
7 16 (6.64%) Data Protection
7 16 (6.64%) Webhook
8 15 (6.22%) Change Management
9 14 (5.81%) Configuration Management
9 14 (5.81%) Project Management
10 13 (5.39%) High Availability
11 12 (4.98%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (4.98%) Service Delivery
12 11 (4.56%) Mentoring
13 9 (3.73%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 88 (36.51%) PowerShell
2 42 (17.43%) SQL
3 7 (2.90%) Bash Shell
4 6 (2.49%) Python
5 4 (1.66%) C#
6 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.83%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.83%) VBScript
7 1 (0.41%) C
7 1 (0.41%) C++
7 1 (0.41%) VB
7 1 (0.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 68 (28.22%) Security Cleared
2 42 (17.43%) SC Cleared
3 19 (7.88%) DV Cleared
4 15 (6.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (4.98%) MCSE
6 11 (4.56%) CCNA
6 11 (4.56%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (3.32%) CCNP
8 6 (2.49%) CCIE
8 6 (2.49%) Degree
9 5 (2.07%) MCSA
9 5 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.66%) CCDA
10 4 (1.66%) ISEB
10 4 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (1.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.24%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.83%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.71%) NIST
2 8 (3.32%) SLA
3 7 (2.90%) Government Security Classifications
4 6 (2.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 4 (1.66%) NCSC
5 4 (1.66%) QA
6 2 (0.83%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 141 (58.51%) Active Directory
2 125 (51.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (12.03%) Virtual Machines
4 24 (9.96%) vSphere
5 20 (8.30%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (7.88%) Docker
7 10 (4.15%) XenApp
8 9 (3.73%) VMware NSX
9 8 (3.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (3.32%) XenDesktop
10 7 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (2.90%) Xen
11 5 (2.07%) KVM
11 5 (2.07%) NFS
11 5 (2.07%) VMware Server
12 4 (1.66%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (1.66%) vCloud
12 4 (1.66%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (1.24%) Firmware
13 3 (1.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 37 (15.35%) SCCM
1 37 (15.35%) Terraform
2 14 (5.81%) Kubernetes
3 13 (5.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 13 (5.39%) SCOM
3 13 (5.39%) WSUS
4 12 (4.98%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (4.98%) Puppet
5 11 (4.56%) Ansible
5 11 (4.56%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (4.56%) vRealize
6 10 (4.15%) vCenter Server
7 8 (3.32%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (3.32%) PowerCLI
7 8 (3.32%) SCVMM
8 7 (2.90%) Backup Exec
9 5 (2.07%) CFEngine
9 5 (2.07%) Docker Swarm
9 5 (2.07%) NetBackup
9 5 (2.07%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 153 (63.49%) VMware
2 107 (44.40%) Microsoft
3 38 (15.77%) Cisco
3 38 (15.77%) Citrix
4 23 (9.54%) Veeam
5 22 (9.13%) HP
6 21 (8.71%) Dell
6 21 (8.71%) Oracle
7 14 (5.81%) SolarWinds
8 12 (4.98%) Ivanti
9 9 (3.73%) Symantec
10 8 (3.32%) NetApp
11 7 (2.90%) Juniper
12 6 (2.49%) 3PAR
12 6 (2.49%) ArcSight
12 6 (2.49%) CheckPoint
12 6 (2.49%) Intel
12 6 (2.49%) ServiceNow
12 6 (2.49%) Sophos
13 5 (2.07%) Splunk