Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 2022 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
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 413 365 276
Rank change year-on-year -48 -89 +49
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 499 236 662
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.57% 0.92%
As % of the System Software category 4.10% 3.85% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 158 453
10th Percentile £211 £206 £198
25th Percentile £313 £306 £290
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £413 £375
Median % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -
75th Percentile £569 £484 £450
90th Percentile £630 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 27
10th Percentile £10.47 £12.06 £15.69
25th Percentile £11.50 £12.52 £16.20
Median hourly rate £12.61 £12.98 £17.41
Median % change year-on-year -2.83% -25.42% +0.17%
75th Percentile £16.00 £22.00 £35.77
90th Percentile £16.75 £26.15 £44.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £12.98 £17.28
% change year-on-year -3.70% -24.90% -1.24%

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 12,167 6,135 11,183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.88% 14.93% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,693 4,210 7,541
10th Percentile £200 £220 £163
25th Percentile £400 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -2.70%
75th Percentile £613 £563 £563
90th Percentile £688 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £427 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +0.47% +3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 259 621
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.75 £13.94
Median hourly rate £18.06 £17.75 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +1.73% +7.58% +3.13%
75th Percentile £27.67 £46.00 £22.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £61.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - - +3.23%

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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Hyper-V in the UK

Hyper-V
Top 18 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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -43 399 £425 +4.62% 404
UK excluding London -22 296 £400 - 348
London -109 145 £500 +11.11% 83
Work from Home -105 98 £485 +14.12% 75
South East -39 84 £531 +13.64% 73
North of England -8 68 £325 +13.04% 111
Midlands -45 39 £319 -0.39% 65
Yorkshire -15 34 £325 +12.07% 40
North West -27 30 £300 +7.14% 67
East of England -32 28 £425 +26.87% 36
South West -33 27 £400 +6.67% 34
Wales -5 23 £500 +33.33% 6
Scotland -54 23 £325 -24.42% 16
West Midlands -48 21 £279 -12.89% 34
East Midlands -21 18 £450 +100.00% 31
North East +1 4 - - 4
Northern Ireland 0 4 £140 -67.06% 7
Isle of Man - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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.

1 373 (74.75%) VMware
2 343 (68.74%) Windows
3 290 (58.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 286 (57.31%) Active Directory
5 240 (48.10%) Azure
6 238 (47.70%) Windows Server
7 236 (47.29%) Microsoft
8 151 (30.26%) Microsoft 365
9 139 (27.86%) Firewall
10 134 (26.85%) DNS
11 120 (24.05%) DHCP
11 120 (24.05%) Security Cleared
12 109 (21.84%) SC Cleared
13 108 (21.64%) Social Skills
14 107 (21.44%) PowerShell
15 98 (19.64%) Cisco
16 95 (19.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 93 (18.64%) Migration
18 91 (18.24%) SCCM
18 91 (18.24%) AWS
19 87 (17.43%) Linux
20 86 (17.23%) SQL Server
21 84 (16.83%) SQL
22 82 (16.43%) WAN
22 82 (16.43%) Citrix
23 81 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
24 80 (16.03%) Windows 10
24 80 (16.03%) ITIL
25 79 (15.83%) Windows Server 2016
26 75 (15.03%) Windows Server 2008

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 54 (10.82%) MS Exchange
2 34 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 27 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (5.01%) SharePoint
5 19 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (3.81%) IIS
6 12 (2.40%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.00%) Apache
8 5 (1.00%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.40%) Confluence
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.40%) WordPress
12 1 (0.20%) CMS
12 1 (0.20%) JBoss
12 1 (0.20%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.80%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 240 (48.10%) Azure
2 151 (30.26%) Microsoft 365
3 91 (18.24%) AWS
4 69 (13.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 42 (8.42%) IaaS
6 40 (8.02%) SaaS
7 35 (7.01%) PaaS
8 17 (3.41%) GCP
9 10 (2.00%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 10 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
9 10 (2.00%) Nutanix
10 7 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.20%) Azure Monitor
11 6 (1.20%) OpenShift
12 5 (1.00%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 5 (1.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (1.00%) Azure Sentinel
12 5 (1.00%) GitHub
13 4 (0.80%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 139 (27.86%) Firewall
2 134 (26.85%) DNS
3 120 (24.05%) DHCP
4 82 (16.43%) WAN
5 50 (10.02%) SAN
6 49 (9.82%) LAN
7 39 (7.82%) SD-WAN
8 28 (5.61%) TCP/IP
9 27 (5.41%) Network Security
10 25 (5.01%) VPN
11 18 (3.61%) NAS
12 16 (3.21%) iSCSI
12 16 (3.21%) VSAN
13 14 (2.81%) IPv4
13 14 (2.81%) Skype
14 13 (2.61%) VLAN
15 12 (2.40%) NetScaler
15 12 (2.40%) Wireless
16 11 (2.20%) Internet
16 11 (2.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (17.23%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.00%) MySQL
3 10 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.00%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.00%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.00%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (0.80%) Oracle Discoverer
7 4 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.40%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.40%) PowerPivot
9 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 10 (2.00%) Terragrunt
2 7 (1.40%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (0.80%) JIRA
4 2 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.40%) Rational Robot
4 2 (0.40%) Subversion
4 2 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.20%) Ant
5 1 (0.20%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.20%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.20%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.20%) GitLab
5 1 (0.20%) JMeter
5 1 (0.20%) JUnit
5 1 (0.20%) Maven
5 1 (0.20%) RSpec
5 1 (0.20%) Travis CI
General
1 108 (21.64%) Social Skills
2 59 (11.82%) Finance
2 59 (11.82%) Public Sector
3 28 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.01%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.61%) Documentation Skills
6 12 (2.40%) Organisational Skills
7 9 (1.80%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.60%) Back Office
9 5 (1.00%) Banking
9 5 (1.00%) Local Government
10 4 (0.80%) Electronics
10 4 (0.80%) Marketing
10 4 (0.80%) Retail
11 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.60%) German Language
11 3 (0.60%) Legal
11 3 (0.60%) Publishing
12 2 (0.40%) Advertising
12 2 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 83 (16.63%) Architect
2 81 (16.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 54 (10.82%) Support Engineer
4 48 (9.62%) Consultant
5 40 (8.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 30 (6.01%) Administrator
7 29 (5.81%) Infrastructure Architect
8 28 (5.61%) Azure Engineer
9 26 (5.21%) Cloud Architect
9 26 (5.21%) Security Architect
10 24 (4.81%) Cloud Engineer
11 23 (4.61%) Analyst
11 23 (4.61%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
11 23 (4.61%) Server Engineer
12 21 (4.21%) Wintel Engineer
13 20 (4.01%) Windows Engineer
14 19 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
15 18 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support
15 18 (3.61%) Technical Engineer
16 17 (3.41%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.00%) .NET
2 9 (1.80%) J2EE
3 7 (1.40%) Middleware
4 3 (0.60%) ARM Templates
4 3 (0.60%) HTML
5 2 (0.40%) Flash
5 2 (0.40%) JSON
5 2 (0.40%) LDAP
5 2 (0.40%) Node.js
5 2 (0.40%) Web Services
5 2 (0.40%) XML
5 2 (0.40%) XSD
5 2 (0.40%) XSLT
5 2 (0.40%) YAML
6 1 (0.20%) COM
6 1 (0.20%) HTML5
6 1 (0.20%) Java EE
6 1 (0.20%) JMS
6 1 (0.20%) jQuery
6 1 (0.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.62%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.61%) Clustering
3 26 (5.21%) Public Cloud
3 26 (5.21%) Replication
4 23 (4.61%) Cloud Native
5 13 (2.61%) PKI
5 13 (2.61%) Private Cloud
6 10 (2.00%) NHS
7 7 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (1.20%) User Experience
9 5 (1.00%) Enterprise Cloud
9 5 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.80%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.80%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (0.80%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.60%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.60%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 343 (68.74%) Windows
2 238 (47.70%) Windows Server
3 87 (17.43%) Linux
4 81 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 80 (16.03%) Windows 10
6 79 (15.83%) Windows Server 2016
7 75 (15.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 61 (12.22%) Windows Server 2019
9 23 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (4.01%) Windows 7
11 18 (3.61%) Unix
12 14 (2.81%) Apple iOS
13 11 (2.20%) Mac OS
14 9 (1.80%) Android
15 8 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (1.40%) CentOS
17 6 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
18 5 (1.00%) HPUX
18 5 (1.00%) Solaris
18 5 (1.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (19.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 93 (18.64%) Migration
3 80 (16.03%) ITIL
4 51 (10.22%) DevOps
5 45 (9.02%) Cybersecurity
6 33 (6.61%) Network Architecture
7 31 (6.21%) Service Delivery
8 30 (6.01%) Change Control
8 30 (6.01%) Disaster Recovery
8 30 (6.01%) Patch Management
9 29 (5.81%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (5.81%) Server Management
10 28 (5.61%) RBAC
11 26 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (5.01%) Risk Management
13 23 (4.61%) Decision-Making
13 23 (4.61%) Project Management
14 22 (4.41%) High Availability
15 21 (4.21%) Incident Management
16 20 (4.01%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 107 (21.44%) PowerShell
2 84 (16.83%) SQL
3 11 (2.20%) Java
4 9 (1.80%) Python
5 8 (1.60%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.00%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.80%) Bash
7 4 (0.80%) Perl
7 4 (0.80%) VBA
8 3 (0.60%) C
8 3 (0.60%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.60%) VBScript
9 2 (0.40%) Delphi
9 2 (0.40%) PHP
9 2 (0.40%) R
10 1 (0.20%) C++
10 1 (0.20%) Ruby
10 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 120 (24.05%) Security Cleared
2 109 (21.84%) SC Cleared
3 34 (6.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (4.01%) CISSP
5 19 (3.81%) CESG Certified Professional
6 18 (3.61%) MCSE
7 16 (3.21%) Degree
7 16 (3.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (3.01%) MCSA
9 12 (2.40%) MCITP
10 11 (2.20%) DV Cleared
11 9 (1.80%) MCTS
12 8 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (1.60%) MCP
13 6 (1.20%) PMP
14 5 (1.00%) CCA
14 5 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (1.00%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.61%) SLA
2 26 (5.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (3.81%) NCSC
4 7 (1.40%) NIST
5 4 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (0.80%) QA
6 2 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.20%) GAMP
7 1 (0.20%) GDPR
7 1 (0.20%) GLP
7 1 (0.20%) GMP
7 1 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 290 (58.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 286 (57.31%) Active Directory
3 42 (8.42%) VMware ESXi
4 34 (6.81%) XenApp
5 33 (6.61%) Virtual Machines
5 33 (6.61%) vSphere
6 31 (6.21%) Microsoft App-V
7 27 (5.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 24 (4.81%) XenDesktop
9 20 (4.01%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (3.01%) Terminal Services
11 14 (2.81%) Docker
12 12 (2.40%) NFS
13 11 (2.20%) Virtual Desktop
14 10 (2.00%) VMware NSX
15 9 (1.80%) BitLocker
16 8 (1.60%) KVM
17 4 (0.80%) Oracle Clusterware
17 4 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
18 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 91 (18.24%) SCCM
2 58 (11.62%) Terraform
3 51 (10.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 30 (6.01%) vCenter Server
5 25 (5.01%) WSUS
6 23 (4.61%) SCVMM
7 21 (4.21%) NetBackup
8 20 (4.01%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 20 (4.01%) Microsoft Clustering
9 17 (3.41%) Ansible
9 17 (3.41%) Kubernetes
10 12 (2.40%) Failover Clustering
11 11 (2.20%) Puppet
12 10 (2.00%) SCOM
13 9 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
13 9 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
14 8 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
15 7 (1.40%) vMotion
16 6 (1.20%) Nessus
16 6 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 373 (74.75%) VMware
2 236 (47.29%) Microsoft
3 98 (19.64%) Cisco
4 82 (16.43%) Citrix
5 42 (8.42%) Oracle
6 40 (8.02%) Dell
7 38 (7.62%) HP
8 22 (4.41%) CheckPoint
9 21 (4.21%) Veeam
10 20 (4.01%) Ivanti
11 18 (3.61%) Red Hat
12 17 (3.41%) Google
12 17 (3.41%) McAfee
12 17 (3.41%) Sophos
13 15 (3.01%) NetApp
14 14 (2.81%) IBM
14 14 (2.81%) Shavlik
15 13 (2.61%) Meraki
15 13 (2.61%) SolarWinds
16 12 (2.40%) SAP