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 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 299 266 283
Rank change year-on-year -33 +17  
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 336 508 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.75% 0.93% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 6.82% 7.47% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 315 278
Median daily rate £350 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £248 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £330 £347
% change year-on-year +1.51% -5.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 16
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.55% +9.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.70 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £36.90 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.25 £22.50 £20.59
% change year-on-year +47.77% +9.26%  

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 4929 6805 5857
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.01% 12.48% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3162 4168 3290
Median daily rate £404 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +4.16% +10.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 454 672
Median hourly rate £17.39 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.47% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £41.00 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.15% +11.76%  

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -16 317 £365 -2.66% 217
London +23 134 £425 +1.19% 54
South East -30 53 £358 -4.66% 48
East of England +11 30 £425 -5.55% 16
South West +5 27 £320 -8.57% 13
East Midlands +3 26 £253 -15.83% 15
Hertfordshire +17 18 £450 +76.47% 10
Buckinghamshire +1 16 £500 +11.11% 6
City of London -1 15 £388 -8.82% 13
Watford +8 14 £385 +83.33% 6
Milton Keynes -5 14 £500 +5.26% 5
North West +12 13 £475 +26.66% 37
Yorkshire +9 13 £350 -5.40% 17
Gloucestershire +12 11 £204 -58.62% 2
Scotland -1 11 £300 -0.41% 8
West Midlands +14 10 £263 -6.25% 16
North East +29 9 £290 +3.57% 1
Leicestershire +10 9 £250 - 5
Northamptonshire +4 9 £293 -26.87% 3
Hampshire -7 9 £370 -7.50% 8
Berkshire -9 9 £350 -6.66% 15
Manchester +13 8 £500 +66.66% 19
Leicester +3 7 £250 - 2
Oxfordshire -2 7 £350 +12.90% 3
Nottinghamshire - 7 £220 - 2
West Sussex +30 6 £285 -28.75% 2
West Yorkshire +20 6 £374 +1.01% 9
Nottingham - 6 £223 - 2
Renfrewshire +23 5 £254 -15.41%
Cambridge +7 5 £175 -61.13%

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 528 (77.42%) Windows
2 408 (59.82%) VMware
3 356 (52.20%) Active Directory
4 350 (51.32%) Microsoft
5 333 (48.83%) Windows Server
6 291 (42.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 237 (34.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 203 (29.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 181 (26.54%) PowerShell
10 172 (25.22%) Microsoft Azure
11 155 (22.73%) SCCM
12 154 (22.58%) Citrix
13 152 (22.29%) Office 365
14 150 (21.99%) Cisco
15 149 (21.85%) SQL
16 148 (21.70%) SQL Server
17 142 (20.82%) DNS
18 141 (20.67%) SAN
19 135 (19.79%) Firewall
20 130 (19.06%) Microsoft Certification
21 128 (18.77%) MS Exchange
22 124 (18.18%) HP
23 122 (17.89%) DHCP
23 122 (17.89%) ITIL
24 114 (16.72%) Security Cleared
25 106 (15.54%) Linux
26 99 (14.52%) Data Centre
27 98 (14.37%) Migration
28 93 (13.64%) Skype for Business
29 92 (13.49%) SCOM

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
1 128 (18.77%) MS Exchange
2 93 (13.64%) Skype for Business
3 83 (12.17%) SharePoint
4 75 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 68 (9.97%) IIS
6 65 (9.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (2.35%) Apache
9 15 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
9 15 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (2.05%) OpenStack
10 14 (2.05%) Tomcat
11 8 (1.17%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
13 5 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.73%) CMS
13 5 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (0.59%) DataSynapse
14 4 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 57 (8.36%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.44%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) Sage CRM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 172 (25.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 152 (22.29%) Office 365
3 66 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (5.72%) IaaS
5 20 (2.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (2.93%) PaaS
6 15 (2.20%) SaaS
7 8 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (1.17%) Mimecast
7 8 (1.17%) Yammer
8 7 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.73%) IBM Cloud
9 5 (0.73%) SoftLayer
10 4 (0.59%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (0.44%) Mailgun
11 3 (0.44%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.29%) GitHub
13 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.15%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 142 (20.82%) DNS
2 141 (20.67%) SAN
3 135 (19.79%) Firewall
4 122 (17.89%) DHCP
5 88 (12.90%) LAN
6 86 (12.61%) WAN
7 67 (9.82%) TCP/IP
8 65 (9.53%) VPN
9 46 (6.74%) NAS
10 36 (5.28%) Skype
11 35 (5.13%) Wireless
12 30 (4.40%) NetScaler
13 27 (3.96%) Internet
14 26 (3.81%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (3.81%) iSCSI
15 25 (3.67%) Network Security
16 22 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
17 21 (3.08%) Unified Communications
18 16 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
18 16 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (21.70%) SQL Server
2 53 (7.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 30 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (3.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.32%) Big Data
5 9 (1.32%) SQL Server 2016
6 8 (1.17%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.17%) MySQL
7 6 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.59%) HBase
9 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.44%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.29%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.29%) DB2
11 2 (0.29%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 14 (2.05%) Visual Studio
2 12 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.03%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (1.03%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.73%) Hudson
5 5 (0.73%) MSI
5 5 (0.73%) TeamCity
5 5 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (0.59%) JIRA
7 3 (0.44%) CruiseControl
7 3 (0.44%) Maven
7 3 (0.44%) Rational Application Developer
7 3 (0.44%) Selenium
7 3 (0.44%) StarTeam
7 3 (0.44%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 2 (0.29%) JMeter
8 2 (0.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 65 (9.53%) Finance
2 29 (4.25%) Banking
3 27 (3.96%) Retail
4 19 (2.79%) Manufacturing
4 19 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.76%) Law
6 10 (1.47%) Legal
7 9 (1.32%) Electronics
7 9 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.03%) Marketing
9 5 (0.73%) Back Office
10 4 (0.59%) Advertising
10 4 (0.59%) Billing
11 3 (0.44%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) Games
12 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 109 (15.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 108 (15.84%) Architect
3 66 (9.68%) Analyst
4 61 (8.94%) Consultant
5 60 (8.80%) Support Engineer
6 58 (8.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 48 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
8 40 (5.87%) Windows Engineer
9 38 (5.57%) Infrastructure Architect
10 36 (5.28%) Administrator
10 36 (5.28%) Server Engineer
11 35 (5.13%) Technical Architect
12 31 (4.55%) Support Analyst
13 26 (3.81%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 26 (3.81%) Hyper-V Engineer
13 26 (3.81%) IT Engineer
13 26 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
14 24 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 24 (3.52%) Infrastructure Support
14 24 (3.52%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.64%) .NET
1 18 (2.64%) Middleware
2 14 (2.05%) Web Services
3 10 (1.47%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.17%) WAP
5 5 (0.73%) J2EE
5 5 (0.73%) WCF
5 5 (0.73%) XML
6 4 (0.59%) HTML
6 4 (0.59%) Rendezvous
6 4 (0.59%) XMPP
6 4 (0.59%) XSLT
7 3 (0.44%) Classic ASP
7 3 (0.44%) LAMP
7 3 (0.44%) Node.js
7 3 (0.44%) RESTful
7 3 (0.44%) SAML
7 3 (0.44%) WF
8 2 (0.29%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (0.29%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 99 (14.52%) Data Centre
2 76 (11.14%) Clustering
3 67 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (7.18%) Replication
5 29 (4.25%) Private Cloud
6 24 (3.52%) Management Information System
7 21 (3.08%) Computer Science
8 19 (2.79%) Hybrid Cloud
9 16 (2.35%) Blackberry
9 16 (2.35%) Public Cloud
10 15 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
11 14 (2.05%) Enterprise Storage
11 14 (2.05%) EPoS
12 8 (1.17%) FlexPod
13 6 (0.88%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.88%) Fat Client
13 6 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.88%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.88%) Thin Client
14 5 (0.73%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 528 (77.42%) Windows
2 333 (48.83%) Windows Server
3 237 (34.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 203 (29.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 106 (15.54%) Linux
6 87 (12.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 81 (11.88%) Windows 7
8 64 (9.38%) Windows 10
9 36 (5.28%) Windows 8
10 35 (5.13%) CentOS
10 35 (5.13%) Unix
11 28 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (3.67%) Solaris
13 16 (2.35%) Windows XP
14 13 (1.91%) Android
15 10 (1.47%) Data ONTAP
16 9 (1.32%) Windows Vista
17 7 (1.03%) Apple iOS
18 6 (0.88%) SUSE
19 5 (0.73%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (17.89%) ITIL
2 98 (14.37%) Migration
3 60 (8.80%) Disaster Recovery
4 52 (7.62%) Change Management
5 51 (7.48%) Server Virtualisation
6 47 (6.89%) DevOps
7 45 (6.60%) Virtual Environments
8 41 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (5.87%) Service Management
10 35 (5.13%) Project Management
11 34 (4.99%) TOGAF
12 32 (4.69%) High Availability
13 29 (4.25%) Server Building
14 27 (3.96%) Configuration Management
15 26 (3.81%) Service Delivery
16 25 (3.67%) ITIL V3
16 25 (3.67%) ITSM
17 22 (3.23%) Problem Management
18 21 (3.08%) Incident Management
19 19 (2.79%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 181 (26.54%) PowerShell
2 149 (21.85%) SQL
3 33 (4.84%) Python
4 20 (2.93%) Perl
5 19 (2.79%) C#
6 18 (2.64%) VBScript
7 16 (2.35%) Bash Shell
8 15 (2.20%) Java
9 9 (1.32%) Korn
10 8 (1.17%) VB
11 7 (1.03%) JavaScript
11 7 (1.03%) PHP
11 7 (1.03%) Ruby
12 5 (0.73%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.59%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.44%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.29%) C++
15 2 (0.29%) VB6
16 1 (0.15%) C
16 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 130 (19.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (16.72%) Security Cleared
3 90 (13.20%) SC Cleared
4 87 (12.76%) MCSE
5 61 (8.94%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (6.30%) CCNA
7 37 (5.43%) MCITP
8 34 (4.99%) MCSA
9 33 (4.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 31 (4.55%) DV Cleared
11 29 (4.25%) Degree
12 26 (3.81%) MCP
13 24 (3.52%) CCNP
14 15 (2.20%) CCIE
15 14 (2.05%) MCTS
16 13 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
17 8 (1.17%) CCDP
17 8 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
18 7 (1.03%) DBS Check
19 6 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.55%) SLA
2 10 (1.47%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.73%) QA
5 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.15%) GAMP
5 1 (0.15%) GxP
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 356 (52.20%) Active Directory
2 291 (42.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
4 56 (8.21%) vSphere
5 53 (7.77%) XenApp
6 49 (7.18%) XenDesktop
7 47 (6.89%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (3.37%) XenServer
9 22 (3.23%) KVM
10 20 (2.93%) Virtual Servers
11 18 (2.64%) Xen
12 14 (2.05%) VMware Workstation
13 13 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (1.61%) NFS
14 11 (1.61%) Terminal Services
15 10 (1.47%) SRDF
15 10 (1.47%) vCloud
16 9 (1.32%) Docker
16 9 (1.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 155 (22.73%) SCCM
2 92 (13.49%) SCOM
3 37 (5.43%) Microsoft Clustering
4 26 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (3.81%) SCVMM
5 24 (3.52%) WSUS
6 22 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 22 (3.23%) Puppet
7 21 (3.08%) NetBackup
8 20 (2.93%) Backup Exec
8 20 (2.93%) Failover Clustering
9 19 (2.79%) Ansible
9 19 (2.79%) vCenter Server
10 17 (2.49%) SCOrch
10 17 (2.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 15 (2.20%) Nagios
11 15 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
12 13 (1.91%) vRealize
13 12 (1.76%) PowerCLI
13 12 (1.76%) vMotion
Vendors
1 408 (59.82%) VMware
2 350 (51.32%) Microsoft
3 154 (22.58%) Citrix
4 150 (21.99%) Cisco
5 124 (18.18%) HP
6 61 (8.94%) Dell
7 57 (8.36%) NetApp
8 41 (6.01%) Veeam
9 40 (5.87%) EMC
10 37 (5.43%) Symantec
11 35 (5.13%) Oracle
12 32 (4.69%) Red Hat
13 30 (4.40%) CheckPoint
14 26 (3.81%) Juniper
15 22 (3.23%) Palo Alto
16 19 (2.79%) SolarWinds
17 18 (2.64%) IBM
18 17 (2.49%) F5
19 15 (2.20%) Sophos
20 14 (2.05%) Veritas
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