Period
to 19 February 2018

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 February 2018 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 290 283 304
Rank change year-on-year -7 +21 -44
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 839 792 891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.84% 0.83%
As % of the System Software category 6.55% 6.88% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 501 573
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £160 £200 £200
90th Percentile £500 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £311 £338
% change year-on-year +12.45% -7.78% -12.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 38
UK median hourly rate £20.98 £22.25 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.73% -16.82% +2.88%
10th Percentile £13.23 £14.15 £12.18
90th Percentile £43.00 £55.65 £50.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -35.71% +34.62%

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 12,803 11,508 10,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.71% 12.18% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,345 7,180 6,358
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £162 £163 £158
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +10.71% +2.94% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 703 834 1,112
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -2.57%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £44.43 £40.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.23% +3.33%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018.

Contractor 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 19 February 2018. 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 +2 764 £350 - 473
UK excluding London +35 572 £350 +12.45% 365
London -72 253 £333 -16.88% 125
South East +26 220 £375 +7.14% 105
North of England +15 89 £300 +3.45% 103
Midlands +26 87 £350 +7.69% 56
South West +42 73 £363 +16.94% 47
East Midlands +38 62 £339 +14.83% 32
North West +31 54 £300 +6.67% 74
East of England -19 45 £293 -3.31% 37
Scotland -41 31 £350 +27.27% 6
Wales +17 28 £390 -25.71% 10
West Midlands -3 25 £368 +13.08% 24
North East +21 21 £270 -1.82% 3
Yorkshire -17 14 £388 +20.16% 26
Northern Ireland -18 1 - - 2
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 646 (77.00%) Windows
2 589 (70.20%) VMware
3 463 (55.18%) Active Directory
4 431 (51.37%) Windows Server
5 410 (48.87%) Microsoft
6 400 (47.68%) VMware Infrastructure
7 244 (29.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 239 (28.49%) Office 365
8 239 (28.49%) PowerShell
9 231 (27.53%) Cisco
10 209 (24.91%) Microsoft Azure
11 200 (23.84%) Citrix
12 194 (23.12%) ITIL
13 187 (22.29%) DNS
14 184 (21.93%) SCCM
15 180 (21.45%) Windows Server 2008
16 176 (20.98%) HP
17 169 (20.14%) Firewall
18 165 (19.67%) SAN
19 163 (19.43%) MS Exchange
20 162 (19.31%) Linux
21 151 (18.00%) DHCP
22 147 (17.52%) SQL Server
23 130 (15.49%) Migration
23 130 (15.49%) VMware ESXi
24 128 (15.26%) SQL
25 126 (15.02%) Windows Server 2003
26 116 (13.83%) Security Cleared
27 111 (13.23%) Microsoft Certification
28 103 (12.28%) Amazon AWS

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
1 163 (19.43%) MS Exchange
2 93 (11.08%) SharePoint
3 80 (9.54%) Skype for Business
4 74 (8.82%) IIS
5 71 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 69 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
8 20 (2.38%) Apache
9 18 (2.15%) Tomcat
10 16 (1.91%) OpenStack
11 13 (1.55%) Confluence
11 13 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (1.07%) JBoss
13 8 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 7 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.72%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.48%) Drupal
16 4 (0.48%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.48%) WebSphere
16 4 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 53 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.48%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 239 (28.49%) Office 365
2 209 (24.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
4 60 (7.15%) IaaS
5 44 (5.24%) PaaS
6 28 (3.34%) SaaS
7 24 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (1.31%) Mimecast
9 10 (1.19%) Slack
9 10 (1.19%) Trello
10 4 (0.48%) Azure Data Factory
10 4 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.48%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.24%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
12 2 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.24%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.12%) Data Lake Analytics
13 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.12%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 187 (22.29%) DNS
2 169 (20.14%) Firewall
3 165 (19.67%) SAN
4 151 (18.00%) DHCP
5 88 (10.49%) LAN
6 84 (10.01%) WAN
7 82 (9.77%) VPN
8 75 (8.94%) TCP/IP
9 52 (6.20%) VoIP
10 49 (5.84%) NAS
11 36 (4.29%) NetScaler
12 31 (3.69%) iSCSI
13 27 (3.22%) Fibre Channel
13 27 (3.22%) Wireless
14 26 (3.10%) VLAN
15 25 (2.98%) Internet
16 24 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
17 23 (2.74%) Skype
18 18 (2.15%) Network Security
19 17 (2.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (17.52%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.38%) MySQL
3 19 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (1.31%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (0.95%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
9 7 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (0.72%) Big Data
11 4 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.48%) Power BI
11 4 (0.48%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.36%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.36%) HDInsight
12 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (2.15%) JIRA
2 17 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (1.91%) Git (software)
4 15 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 13 (1.55%) Visual Studio Team System
6 12 (1.43%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (1.19%) git-flow
7 10 (1.19%) Maven
7 10 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (0.72%) MSI
9 4 (0.48%) WiX
10 1 (0.12%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.12%) LoadUI
10 1 (0.12%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.12%) Subversion
10 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
General
1 70 (8.34%) Finance
2 20 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 19 (2.26%) Banking
4 10 (1.19%) Retail
5 8 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.72%) Legal
7 5 (0.60%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.36%) Back Office
8 3 (0.36%) Billing
8 3 (0.36%) Law
8 3 (0.36%) Local Government
8 3 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.36%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.24%) Electronics
9 2 (0.24%) Marketing
9 2 (0.24%) Publishing
10 1 (0.12%) Advertising
10 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.12%) French Language
10 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 134 (15.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 107 (12.75%) Architect
3 74 (8.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 69 (8.22%) Support Engineer
5 62 (7.39%) Analyst
6 57 (6.79%) Windows Engineer
7 53 (6.32%) Consultant
8 46 (5.48%) Administrator
9 44 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support
10 38 (4.53%) Infrastructure Architect
10 38 (4.53%) Technical Architect
11 35 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
11 35 (4.17%) Server Engineer
11 35 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
12 33 (3.93%) Infrastructure Support
13 29 (3.46%) Desktop Support
13 29 (3.46%) Systems Administrator
14 26 (3.10%) Hyper-V Engineer
15 25 (2.98%) Support Analyst
16 24 (2.86%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.22%) Web Services
2 25 (2.98%) .NET
3 24 (2.86%) JSON
4 20 (2.38%) LDAP
5 16 (1.91%) Middleware
6 10 (1.19%) pytest
7 9 (1.07%) CSS
7 9 (1.07%) WAP
8 7 (0.83%) .NET Framework
8 7 (0.83%) XML
9 6 (0.72%) HTML
10 5 (0.60%) jQuery
10 5 (0.60%) WCF
11 4 (0.48%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (0.48%) LAMP
11 4 (0.48%) MFC
11 4 (0.48%) NHibernate
11 4 (0.48%) WPF
11 4 (0.48%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 93 (11.08%) Clustering
2 84 (10.01%) Data Centre
3 68 (8.10%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (7.39%) Replication
5 41 (4.89%) Management Information System
6 34 (4.05%) PKI
7 21 (2.50%) Public Cloud
8 18 (2.15%) Computer Science
9 17 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (1.79%) HP Storage
11 14 (1.67%) NHS
12 13 (1.55%) Private Cloud
13 12 (1.43%) Virtual Team
14 11 (1.31%) EMC VNX
14 11 (1.31%) Fat Client
14 11 (1.31%) Thin Client
15 10 (1.19%) Client/Server
16 8 (0.95%) Blackberry
16 8 (0.95%) EMC VMAX
17 7 (0.83%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 646 (77.00%) Windows
2 431 (51.37%) Windows Server
3 244 (29.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 180 (21.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 162 (19.31%) Linux
6 126 (15.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 80 (9.54%) Windows 7
8 73 (8.70%) Windows 10
9 64 (7.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 52 (6.20%) CentOS
11 38 (4.53%) Unix
12 24 (2.86%) Windows 8
13 16 (1.91%) Solaris
14 9 (1.07%) AIX
14 9 (1.07%) SUSE
15 8 (0.95%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.95%) Windows 2000
16 7 (0.83%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.83%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (23.12%) ITIL
2 130 (15.49%) Migration
3 72 (8.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 56 (6.67%) Change Management
5 54 (6.44%) DevOps
6 52 (6.20%) Open Source
7 50 (5.96%) Problem Management
8 49 (5.84%) Configuration Management
9 47 (5.60%) Server Virtualisation
10 46 (5.48%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (5.13%) Load Balancing
12 42 (5.01%) TOGAF
13 40 (4.77%) Incident Management
14 39 (4.65%) Service Delivery
15 38 (4.53%) ITIL V3
16 35 (4.17%) PRINCE2
17 34 (4.05%) Root Cause Analysis
18 29 (3.46%) High Availability
19 28 (3.34%) Patch Management
20 26 (3.10%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 239 (28.49%) PowerShell
2 128 (15.26%) SQL
3 37 (4.41%) Bash Shell
4 24 (2.86%) Python
5 19 (2.26%) VBScript
6 10 (1.19%) C#
6 10 (1.19%) Groovy
6 10 (1.19%) JavaScript
7 8 (0.95%) Perl
7 8 (0.95%) VB
8 6 (0.72%) T-SQL
9 5 (0.60%) Korn
10 4 (0.48%) C
10 4 (0.48%) Java
10 4 (0.48%) Ruby
10 4 (0.48%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.36%) PHP
11 3 (0.36%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.12%) C-shell
12 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 116 (13.83%) Security Cleared
2 111 (13.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 83 (9.89%) SC Cleared
4 76 (9.06%) MCSE
5 53 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (5.13%) CCNA
7 41 (4.89%) MCSA
8 39 (4.65%) DV Cleared
9 35 (4.17%) Degree
10 34 (4.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 22 (2.62%) CCNP
11 22 (2.62%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (2.38%) MCP
13 18 (2.15%) MCITP
14 15 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (1.31%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (1.19%) DBS Check
17 9 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
18 7 (0.83%) CISSP
19 5 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (5.48%) SLA
2 17 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.07%) QA
4 6 (0.72%) GDPR
5 4 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.24%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.24%) GxP
6 2 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.24%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) SAS 70
System Software
1 463 (55.18%) Active Directory
2 400 (47.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (15.49%) VMware ESXi
4 81 (9.65%) XenApp
5 74 (8.82%) Virtual Machines
6 67 (7.99%) vSphere
7 56 (6.67%) XenDesktop
8 48 (5.72%) XenServer
9 32 (3.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 28 (3.34%) Virtual Servers
11 26 (3.10%) Terminal Services
12 19 (2.26%) VMware Workstation
13 18 (2.15%) Docker
14 16 (1.91%) KVM
15 15 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 12 (1.43%) Samba
17 10 (1.19%) NFS
18 9 (1.07%) BitLocker
19 6 (0.72%) Terminal Server
20 5 (0.60%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 184 (21.93%) SCCM
2 88 (10.49%) SCOM
3 43 (5.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 38 (4.53%) Backup Exec
5 36 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (3.93%) SCVMM
7 31 (3.69%) NetBackup
8 29 (3.46%) WSUS
9 26 (3.10%) Puppet
9 26 (3.10%) WMI
10 22 (2.62%) Ansible
10 22 (2.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 19 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
12 17 (2.03%) McAfee ePO
12 17 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
13 16 (1.91%) HP Data Protector
13 16 (1.91%) Nagios
14 14 (1.67%) vCenter Server
15 13 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 12 (1.43%) Salt
Vendors
1 589 (70.20%) VMware
2 410 (48.87%) Microsoft
3 231 (27.53%) Cisco
4 200 (23.84%) Citrix
5 176 (20.98%) HP
6 97 (11.56%) NetApp
7 62 (7.39%) SolarWinds
8 54 (6.44%) Dell
9 49 (5.84%) IBM
10 45 (5.36%) Veeam
11 43 (5.13%) 3PAR
11 43 (5.13%) Red Hat
12 40 (4.77%) Splunk
12 40 (4.77%) Symantec
13 39 (4.65%) Juniper
13 39 (4.65%) Oracle
14 37 (4.41%) EMC
15 31 (3.69%) McAfee
16 26 (3.10%) Ivanti
17 25 (2.98%) Fortinet