Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 278 316 300
Rank change year-on-year +38 -16 +12
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 532 785 855
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.81% 0.84%
As % of the System Software category 5.55% 5.29% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 531 591
Median daily rate £375 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +6.90% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £164
90th Percentile £542 £538 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £366
% change year-on-year +2.63% +3.93% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 25
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% -14.43% -2.62%
10th Percentile £16.20 £14.37 £13.10
90th Percentile £52.95 £31.55 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.73
% change year-on-year - -23.00% +5.71%

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 9,577 14,841 13,173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.42% 15.40% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,139 9,807 8,586
Median daily rate £450 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% +9.09%
10th Percentile £163 £179 £170
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 709 708
Median hourly rate £17.63 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.16% +0.88% -0.88%
10th Percentile £11.43 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.12 £47.50 £45.16
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.37 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.61% +2.47% -

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 2020. 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 +24 473 £375 -3.85% 367
UK excluding London +31 386 £390 +2.63% 327
London +66 135 £350 -17.65% 64
South East +16 118 £396 -0.44% 78
North of England +52 70 £375 +17.19% 98
Midlands +51 69 £425 +25.00% 52
North West +42 46 £388 +24.00% 44
South West -22 45 £400 -2.44% 44
West Midlands +58 39 £450 +46.34% 29
Scotland +40 33 £425 +17.24% 12
East of England +25 33 £363 +5.84% 32
East Midlands +15 30 £350 - 23
Yorkshire +38 19 £283 -33.53% 36
Wales +18 18 £375 - 12
Work from Home +3 9 £425 -34.62% 18
North East +19 5 £375 +38.25% 18

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, 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.

1 438 (82.33%) Windows
2 366 (68.80%) VMware
3 323 (60.71%) Windows Server
4 303 (56.95%) Active Directory
5 271 (50.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 240 (45.11%) Microsoft
7 181 (34.02%) Office 365
8 175 (32.89%) Azure
9 160 (30.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 156 (29.32%) DNS
11 150 (28.20%) PowerShell
12 147 (27.63%) SCCM
13 140 (26.32%) Windows Server 2016
14 139 (26.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 139 (26.13%) DHCP
15 127 (23.87%) Cisco
16 126 (23.68%) ITIL
17 122 (22.93%) Security Cleared
18 118 (22.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 115 (21.62%) Citrix
20 108 (20.30%) SQL Server
21 104 (19.55%) Firewall
22 102 (19.17%) SQL
23 96 (18.05%) Linux
24 89 (16.73%) SAN
25 88 (16.54%) SC Cleared
26 87 (16.35%) AWS
27 85 (15.98%) Data Centre
28 79 (14.85%) MS Exchange
29 77 (14.47%) 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 79 (14.85%) MS Exchange
2 67 (12.59%) SharePoint
3 38 (7.14%) Skype for Business
4 34 (6.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 31 (5.83%) IIS
6 22 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 13 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (1.50%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.94%) Apache
10 5 (0.94%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.94%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.19%) Confluence
13 1 (0.19%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.19%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 38 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 11 (2.07%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.88%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.75%) Line 500
4 3 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.56%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.19%) assyst
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 181 (34.02%) Office 365
2 175 (32.89%) Azure
3 87 (16.35%) AWS
4 39 (7.33%) IaaS
5 33 (6.20%) PaaS
6 30 (5.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 20 (3.76%) SaaS
8 18 (3.38%) GCP
9 14 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (1.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 5 (0.94%) GitHub
12 4 (0.75%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.75%) G Suite
12 4 (0.75%) Power Platform
12 4 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.56%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.38%) CloudFront
14 2 (0.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 156 (29.32%) DNS
2 139 (26.13%) DHCP
3 104 (19.55%) Firewall
4 89 (16.73%) SAN
5 69 (12.97%) LAN
6 62 (11.65%) WAN
7 54 (10.15%) TCP/IP
8 41 (7.71%) Skype
8 41 (7.71%) VPN
9 31 (5.83%) NetScaler
10 29 (5.45%) VLAN
11 25 (4.70%) Unified Communications
12 17 (3.20%) Remote Desktop
13 15 (2.82%) NAS
14 14 (2.63%) iSCSI
15 13 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (2.44%) VoIP
16 12 (2.26%) SMTP
17 11 (2.07%) MPLS
18 10 (1.88%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (20.30%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.02%) Amazon RDS
3 15 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 15 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.50%) Oracle ODI
6 7 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (0.94%) MySQL
9 4 (0.75%) Power BI
10 3 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.56%) Oracle Discoverer
10 3 (0.56%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.56%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 15 (2.82%) GitLab
2 14 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.07%) AdminStudio
3 11 (2.07%) InstallShield
3 11 (2.07%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.32%) JIRA
5 5 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.56%) MSI
6 3 (0.56%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.56%) StarTeam
6 3 (0.56%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.38%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.38%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.38%) Hudson
7 2 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.38%) Selenium
8 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.19%) WiX
General
1 36 (6.77%) Finance
2 35 (6.58%) Public Sector
3 17 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 5 (0.94%) Local Government
5 4 (0.75%) Retail
6 3 (0.56%) Banking
6 3 (0.56%) Electronics
6 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.56%) Marketing
6 3 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.38%) Advertising
7 2 (0.38%) Back Office
7 2 (0.38%) Housing Association
7 2 (0.38%) Law
7 2 (0.38%) Police
7 2 (0.38%) Welsh Language
8 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.19%) Legal
8 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 90 (16.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 72 (13.53%) Support Engineer
3 48 (9.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 44 (8.27%) Windows Engineer
5 41 (7.71%) 3rd Line Support
6 40 (7.52%) Consultant
7 39 (7.33%) Server Engineer
8 33 (6.20%) IT Engineer
9 30 (5.64%) Analyst
10 29 (5.45%) IT Support
11 27 (5.08%) Architect
12 25 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support
12 25 (4.70%) Systems Engineer
13 24 (4.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 21 (3.95%) Administrator
15 20 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 19 (3.57%) Active Directory Engineer
17 18 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 18 (3.38%) Infrastructure Architect
18 17 (3.20%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.01%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (1.69%) LDAP
3 8 (1.50%) Middleware
3 8 (1.50%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 6 (1.13%) .NET
5 5 (0.94%) Web Services
6 4 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (0.56%) XML
8 2 (0.38%) Apache NiFi
8 2 (0.38%) LAMP
8 2 (0.38%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.38%) REST
9 1 (0.19%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.19%) ADSI
9 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.19%) COM
9 1 (0.19%) JSON
9 1 (0.19%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 85 (15.98%) Data Centre
2 66 (12.41%) Clustering
3 37 (6.95%) Replication
4 25 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (4.51%) PKI
5 24 (4.51%) Public Cloud
6 16 (3.01%) User Experience
7 15 (2.82%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (2.63%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.88%) Fat Client
9 10 (1.88%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.88%) Thin Client
10 8 (1.50%) HP StoreVirtual
11 7 (1.32%) NHS
12 6 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.94%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.75%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
14 4 (0.75%) Smartphone
14 4 (0.75%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 438 (82.33%) Windows
2 323 (60.71%) Windows Server
3 160 (30.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 140 (26.32%) Windows Server 2016
5 139 (26.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 96 (18.05%) Linux
7 76 (14.29%) Windows 10
8 53 (9.96%) Windows Server 2019
9 38 (7.14%) Windows 7
10 28 (5.26%) Unix
11 26 (4.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (3.76%) AIX
14 18 (3.38%) CentOS
14 18 (3.38%) Ubuntu
15 9 (1.69%) Windows XP
16 8 (1.50%) Solaris
16 8 (1.50%) Windows 8
17 7 (1.32%) VMS
18 6 (1.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (23.68%) ITIL
2 118 (22.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 77 (14.47%) Migration
4 42 (7.89%) Server Virtualisation
5 37 (6.95%) High Availability
6 33 (6.20%) DevOps
7 30 (5.64%) Data Protection
8 29 (5.45%) Configuration Management
8 29 (5.45%) Server Management
9 27 (5.08%) Change Management
9 27 (5.08%) Service Management
10 26 (4.89%) Disaster Recovery
11 25 (4.70%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (4.32%) Patch Management
13 22 (4.14%) Project Management
14 18 (3.38%) Incident Management
15 16 (3.01%) Change Control
15 16 (3.01%) Mentoring
15 16 (3.01%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 150 (28.20%) PowerShell
2 102 (19.17%) SQL
3 32 (6.02%) Python
4 28 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 15 (2.82%) VB
6 12 (2.26%) Shell Script
7 8 (1.50%) C#
8 4 (0.75%) C
8 4 (0.75%) Java
8 4 (0.75%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.75%) Perl
8 4 (0.75%) PHP
8 4 (0.75%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.56%) Go
9 3 (0.56%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.38%) VBScript
11 1 (0.19%) C++
11 1 (0.19%) Korn
11 1 (0.19%) Ruby
11 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 122 (22.93%) Security Cleared
2 88 (16.54%) SC Cleared
3 62 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (10.53%) DV Cleared
5 35 (6.58%) MCSA
6 33 (6.20%) MCSE
7 24 (4.51%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
9 19 (3.57%) CCNA
9 19 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (3.20%) Citrix Certification
11 12 (2.26%) MCP
12 11 (2.07%) CCA
13 10 (1.88%) DBS Check
13 10 (1.88%) Degree
14 6 (1.13%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.94%) CCNP
15 5 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (0.94%) MCITP
15 5 (0.94%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (10.53%) SLA
2 23 (4.32%) QA
3 11 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.50%) Government Security Classifications
5 7 (1.32%) NCSC
6 5 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 4 (0.75%) BS7799
7 4 (0.75%) GDPR
7 4 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.38%) COBIT
9 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.19%) GMP
10 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 303 (56.95%) Active Directory
2 271 (50.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (11.65%) Virtual Machines
4 60 (11.28%) XenApp
5 59 (11.09%) VMware ESXi
6 39 (7.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 36 (6.77%) vSphere
8 34 (6.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 23 (4.32%) Docker
10 21 (3.95%) XenDesktop
11 18 (3.38%) DFS Replication
12 16 (3.01%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (1.50%) VMware Server
15 7 (1.32%) KVM
16 5 (0.94%) NFS
16 5 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
16 5 (0.94%) UAG
17 4 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 4 (0.75%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 147 (27.63%) SCCM
2 62 (11.65%) SCOM
3 50 (9.40%) WSUS
4 41 (7.71%) Microsoft Clustering
5 33 (6.20%) Puppet
6 32 (6.02%) Ansible
7 29 (5.45%) Failover Clustering
8 24 (4.51%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 23 (4.32%) SCVMM
10 19 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
11 18 (3.38%) NetBackup
12 17 (3.20%) Norton AntiVirus
13 13 (2.44%) HP SIM
14 12 (2.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 12 (2.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 12 (2.26%) SCSM
14 12 (2.26%) ThinApp
15 11 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
15 11 (2.07%) vCenter Server
16 10 (1.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 366 (68.80%) VMware
2 240 (45.11%) Microsoft
3 127 (23.87%) Cisco
4 115 (21.62%) Citrix
5 63 (11.84%) HP
6 58 (10.90%) Dell
7 52 (9.77%) Oracle
8 33 (6.20%) NetApp
9 30 (5.64%) EMC
10 29 (5.45%) Symantec
11 26 (4.89%) Red Hat
12 23 (4.32%) McAfee
13 18 (3.38%) Sophos
14 17 (3.20%) SolarWinds
15 12 (2.26%) ArcSight
15 12 (2.26%) CommVault
15 12 (2.26%) EqualLogic
15 12 (2.26%) Veritas
16 11 (2.07%) Nimble Storage
17 10 (1.88%) Palo Alto