Period
to 27 June 2019

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 27 June 2019 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 293 295 318
Rank change year-on-year +2 +23 -40
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 826 867 716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.86% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 5.84% 6.23% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 564 453
UK median daily rate £395 £374 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.69% +6.79% -3.98%
10th Percentile £209 £197 £201
90th Percentile £555 £553 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +3.00% +11.11% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 29
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +21.95% -21.15%
10th Percentile £14.91 £13.43 £13.51
90th Percentile £49.25 £90.50 £76.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.68 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -40.43% +12.00% -10.71%

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 14,149 13,919 10,348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.52% 13.77% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,373 8,979 6,620
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +6.51% +5.63%
10th Percentile £181 £185 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 616 834 657
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.00 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.74 £46.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.80 £15.70 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.64% +4.67% -7.69%

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 27 June 2019.

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 27 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Hyper-V in the UK

Hyper-V
Top 16 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 27 June 2019. 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 +12 758 £396 +5.60% 121
UK excluding London -9 589 £386 +3.00% 105
South East +18 234 £398 -0.50% 28
London +47 224 £425 +13.33% 26
South West +11 111 £405 +11.72% 4
Midlands 0 94 £348 +1.09% 16
North of England +2 68 £320 -17.42% 36
East Midlands +12 49 £325 -7.14% 6
West Midlands -11 45 £383 +15.91% 10
North West -9 33 £319 -20.31% 20
East of England +2 32 £400 +33.33% 11
Scotland -3 26 £363 +29.46% 8
Wales +10 24 £400 -17.10% 2
Yorkshire +17 21 £400 +3.23% 16
North East +27 14 £250 -4.76%
Channel Islands - 2 £400 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2019, 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.

1 656 (79.42%) Windows
2 537 (65.01%) VMware
3 522 (63.20%) Active Directory
4 487 (58.96%) Microsoft
5 455 (55.08%) Windows Server
6 346 (41.89%) VMware Infrastructure
7 317 (38.38%) Microsoft Azure
8 303 (36.68%) Office 365
9 271 (32.81%) SCCM
10 270 (32.69%) PowerShell
11 255 (30.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 244 (29.54%) Citrix
13 216 (26.15%) DNS
14 206 (24.94%) ITIL
15 202 (24.46%) Windows Server 2012
16 196 (23.73%) Cisco
17 194 (23.49%) Firewall
18 188 (22.76%) DHCP
19 167 (20.22%) Windows 10
20 163 (19.73%) Windows Server 2008
20 163 (19.73%) Security Cleared
21 144 (17.43%) SCOM
22 137 (16.59%) SAN
23 127 (15.38%) HP
23 127 (15.38%) SQL
24 125 (15.13%) Amazon AWS
25 124 (15.01%) Clustering
26 121 (14.65%) MS Exchange
27 117 (14.16%) Microsoft Certification
27 117 (14.16%) Migration

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
1 121 (14.65%) MS Exchange
2 102 (12.35%) Skype for Business
3 79 (9.56%) IIS
4 69 (8.35%) SharePoint
5 47 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 42 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
8 9 (1.09%) Apache
9 8 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.85%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.73%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.61%) Confluence
13 3 (0.36%) nginx
14 2 (0.24%) CMS
14 2 (0.24%) IBM Domino
15 1 (0.12%) GlassFish
15 1 (0.12%) JBoss
15 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 72 (8.72%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.24%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 317 (38.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 303 (36.68%) Office 365
3 125 (15.13%) Amazon AWS
4 82 (9.93%) IaaS
5 76 (9.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 68 (8.23%) PaaS
7 29 (3.51%) SaaS
8 17 (2.06%) GitHub
9 16 (1.94%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 11 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (1.09%) Mimecast
12 8 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.85%) Serverless
14 6 (0.73%) Azure Stack
14 6 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.61%) OneDrive
16 4 (0.48%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.48%) Google Analytics
17 3 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
17 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 216 (26.15%) DNS
2 194 (23.49%) Firewall
3 188 (22.76%) DHCP
4 137 (16.59%) SAN
5 90 (10.90%) LAN
6 86 (10.41%) WAN
7 61 (7.38%) Skype
8 60 (7.26%) Cisco ASA
8 60 (7.26%) NetScaler
8 60 (7.26%) TCP/IP
9 47 (5.69%) VPN
10 39 (4.72%) NAS
11 36 (4.36%) iSCSI
12 35 (4.24%) VLAN
13 30 (3.63%) Wireless
14 29 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
15 25 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
16 21 (2.54%) Unified Communications
17 20 (2.42%) Network Security
17 20 (2.42%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (12.83%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.42%) Big Data
3 14 (1.69%) MySQL
3 14 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
5 10 (1.21%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.61%) DB2
9 5 (0.61%) SQL Server 2017
10 4 (0.48%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.24%) Blockchain
12 2 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.24%) Power BI
12 2 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 32 (3.87%) MSI
2 21 (2.54%) Jenkins
3 18 (2.18%) Git (software)
4 17 (2.06%) WiX
5 14 (1.69%) JIRA
6 12 (1.45%) InstallShield
7 11 (1.33%) AdminStudio
8 8 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.73%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.61%) WinDbg
11 3 (0.36%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.24%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.12%) Bugzilla
13 1 (0.12%) GitLab
13 1 (0.12%) Maven
13 1 (0.12%) Selenium
13 1 (0.12%) Subversion
General
1 85 (10.29%) Finance
2 31 (3.75%) Banking
3 20 (2.42%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.82%) Back Office
4 15 (1.82%) Publishing
5 11 (1.33%) Law
6 9 (1.09%) Retail
7 7 (0.85%) Advertising
8 6 (0.73%) Automotive
8 6 (0.73%) Front Office
8 6 (0.73%) Games
9 4 (0.48%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.24%) Legal
11 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.24%) Marketing
12 1 (0.12%) Electronics
12 1 (0.12%) French Language
12 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 206 (24.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 71 (8.60%) Architect
3 67 (8.11%) Support Engineer
4 63 (7.63%) Consultant
5 60 (7.26%) Windows Engineer
6 55 (6.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 49 (5.93%) Analyst
8 40 (4.84%) Wintel Engineer
9 37 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
9 37 (4.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 35 (4.24%) IT Support
11 33 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
12 32 (3.87%) Azure Engineer
13 31 (3.75%) Administrator
13 31 (3.75%) DevOps Engineer
14 30 (3.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 30 (3.63%) Infrastructure Architect
15 26 (3.15%) IT Engineer
15 26 (3.15%) Technical Architect
16 24 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (2.78%) Web Services
2 22 (2.66%) Software Packaging
3 20 (2.42%) .NET
4 12 (1.45%) RESTful
5 11 (1.33%) Swagger
6 9 (1.09%) XML
7 8 (0.97%) Middleware
8 7 (0.85%) LDAP
9 6 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.48%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.48%) JDBC
10 4 (0.48%) JSON
10 4 (0.48%) Kafka
10 4 (0.48%) LAMP
10 4 (0.48%) ODBC
10 4 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (0.24%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (0.24%) LEMP Stack
11 2 (0.24%) Sensu
12 1 (0.12%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 124 (15.01%) Clustering
2 116 (14.04%) Data Centre
3 54 (6.54%) Public Cloud
4 50 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (4.12%) Replication
6 31 (3.75%) PKI
7 21 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
8 18 (2.18%) Private Cloud
9 17 (2.06%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.94%) User Experience
11 15 (1.82%) Fat Client
11 15 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
11 15 (1.82%) Thin Client
12 11 (1.33%) Blog
12 11 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (1.09%) NHS
14 7 (0.85%) Blackberry
14 7 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
14 7 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
15 6 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 656 (79.42%) Windows
2 455 (55.08%) Windows Server
3 202 (24.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 167 (20.22%) Windows 10
5 163 (19.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 109 (13.20%) Linux
7 79 (9.56%) Windows 7
8 45 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (2.54%) Windows 8
11 16 (1.94%) Unix
12 15 (1.82%) CentOS
12 15 (1.82%) Solaris
13 14 (1.69%) Ubuntu
14 9 (1.09%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.85%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.61%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.48%) VMS
17 4 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (30.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 206 (24.94%) ITIL
3 117 (14.16%) Migration
4 78 (9.44%) DevOps
5 63 (7.63%) Data Protection
6 58 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
7 48 (5.81%) Configuration Management
8 47 (5.69%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (5.45%) ITIL V3
10 44 (5.33%) Service Management
11 42 (5.08%) Server Virtualisation
12 39 (4.72%) Service Delivery
13 36 (4.36%) Change Management
13 36 (4.36%) Load Balancing
13 36 (4.36%) Problem Management
14 35 (4.24%) Incident Management
15 33 (4.00%) Project Management
16 30 (3.63%) Application Packaging
16 30 (3.63%) Disaster Recovery
17 29 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 270 (32.69%) PowerShell
2 127 (15.38%) SQL
3 30 (3.63%) Python
4 23 (2.78%) VB
5 20 (2.42%) Bash Shell
6 17 (2.06%) Perl
7 11 (1.33%) C
8 9 (1.09%) Shell Script
9 6 (0.73%) C#
10 5 (0.61%) Java
10 5 (0.61%) VBScript
11 3 (0.36%) PHP
12 2 (0.24%) Ruby
13 1 (0.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 163 (19.73%) Security Cleared
2 117 (14.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 88 (10.65%) DV Cleared
4 81 (9.81%) MCSE
5 73 (8.84%) SC Cleared
6 71 (8.60%) Cisco Certification
7 55 (6.66%) MCSA
8 51 (6.17%) CCNA
9 30 (3.63%) CCNP
9 30 (3.63%) Degree
10 25 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
11 23 (2.78%) MCP
12 21 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (2.30%) MCITP
14 7 (0.85%) CCENT
14 7 (0.85%) ISTQB
15 6 (0.73%) CCA
15 6 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (0.73%) ISEB
15 6 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.72%) SLA
2 22 (2.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (2.18%) QA
4 12 (1.45%) GDPR
5 6 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.61%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.36%) PMO
8 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.12%) HL7
8 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.12%) NCSC
System Software
1 522 (63.20%) Active Directory
2 346 (41.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (12.71%) Virtual Machines
4 94 (11.38%) VMware ESXi
4 94 (11.38%) XenApp
5 84 (10.17%) vSphere
6 82 (9.93%) XenDesktop
7 63 (7.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 36 (4.36%) Virtual Desktop
9 33 (4.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 30 (3.63%) Virtual Servers
11 18 (2.18%) BitLocker
11 18 (2.18%) DFS Replication
11 18 (2.18%) Docker
12 14 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 14 (1.69%) VMware NSX
13 12 (1.45%) KVM
14 11 (1.33%) vCloud
15 9 (1.09%) Terminal Services
15 9 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 271 (32.81%) SCCM
2 144 (17.43%) SCOM
3 82 (9.93%) SCVMM
4 79 (9.56%) Microsoft Clustering
5 56 (6.78%) WSUS
6 53 (6.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 45 (5.45%) Puppet
8 41 (4.96%) Ansible
8 41 (4.96%) Microsoft Intune
9 36 (4.36%) Failover Clustering
10 31 (3.75%) SCOrch
11 28 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
12 24 (2.91%) Terraform
13 21 (2.54%) vCenter Server
14 20 (2.42%) SCSM
15 18 (2.18%) Kubernetes
16 17 (2.06%) QRadar
17 16 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
17 16 (1.94%) SCDPM
17 16 (1.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 537 (65.01%) VMware
2 487 (58.96%) Microsoft
3 244 (29.54%) Citrix
4 196 (23.73%) Cisco
5 127 (15.38%) HP
6 64 (7.75%) Dell
7 59 (7.14%) NetApp
8 44 (5.33%) Symantec
9 39 (4.72%) Meraki
10 36 (4.36%) CheckPoint
10 36 (4.36%) EMC
10 36 (4.36%) F5
11 34 (4.12%) Veeam
12 32 (3.87%) Oracle
13 24 (2.91%) Fortinet
13 24 (2.91%) McAfee
14 23 (2.78%) Juniper
14 23 (2.78%) Sophos
15 22 (2.66%) SolarWinds
16 20 (2.42%) Ivanti