Period
to 25 September 2021

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 25 September 2021 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 396 348 276
Rank change year-on-year -48 -72 +33
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 466 180 844
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.61% 0.96%
As % of the System Software category 4.19% 4.12% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 121 530
10th Percentile £222 £206 £192
25th Percentile £313 £313 £283
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £414 £413 £375
Median % change year-on-year +0.30% +10.00% +1.69%
75th Percentile £519 £494 £470
90th Percentile £587 £550 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £413 £375
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 36
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.66 £14.50
25th Percentile £12.06 £13.55 £16.57
Median hourly rate £13.36 £14.28 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -6.39% -32.02% -16.00%
75th Percentile £15.00 £16.83 £40.88
90th Percentile £55.68 £21.01 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.36 £14.28 £26.50
% change year-on-year -6.39% -46.13% +17.78%

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 11,123 4,373 13,792
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.91% 14.71% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,843 2,931 9,269
10th Percentile £210 £220 £170
25th Percentile £400 £370 £328
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 163 633
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.38 £12.81 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.62
Median % change year-on-year -1.41% +6.83% +3.84%
75th Percentile £39.60 £40.38 £25.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £53.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.23 £17.00 £15.93
% change year-on-year -4.53% +6.72% +2.77%

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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 2021. 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 -37 393 £413 +3.13% 372
UK excluding London -43 257 £375 -9.09% 346
London -86 160 £494 +23.44% 51
Work from Home -179 83 £440 +31.34% 57
South East -27 80 £425 +19.30% 65
North of England -39 49 £340 +0.74% 109
East of England -16 41 £350 +6.06% 43
Midlands -61 35 £403 -16.36% 67
Yorkshire -30 27 £325 +12.07% 35
West Midlands -61 22 £403 -16.36% 47
Scotland -79 21 £413 -1.20% 14
North West -41 19 £400 -9.86% 63
South West -49 19 £425 -2.02% 37
East Midlands - 13 £358 - 20
Wales - 12 £500 - 9
Northern Ireland - 4 - - 2
North East - 3 £450 - 11

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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.

1 358 (76.82%) VMware
2 327 (70.17%) Windows
3 273 (58.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 268 (57.51%) Active Directory
5 219 (47.00%) Microsoft
6 206 (44.21%) Windows Server
7 195 (41.85%) Azure
8 171 (36.70%) Microsoft 365
9 121 (25.97%) Security Cleared
10 114 (24.46%) DNS
11 108 (23.18%) DHCP
12 107 (22.96%) PowerShell
13 103 (22.10%) Social Skills
14 98 (21.03%) Windows Server 2012
14 98 (21.03%) Cisco
15 95 (20.39%) Firewall
15 95 (20.39%) SC Cleared
16 87 (18.67%) Linux
17 86 (18.45%) WAN
17 86 (18.45%) ITIL
18 83 (17.81%) Windows Server 2016
19 81 (17.38%) SCCM
20 80 (17.17%) SQL
21 79 (16.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 78 (16.74%) Citrix
23 68 (14.59%) Migration
24 66 (14.16%) Windows 10
25 63 (13.52%) Data Centre
26 62 (13.30%) SharePoint
27 61 (13.09%) 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 62 (13.30%) SharePoint
2 50 (10.73%) MS Exchange
3 18 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (3.00%) IIS
5 12 (2.58%) Apache
6 11 (2.36%) Confluence
7 10 (2.15%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.72%) Skype for Business
9 8 (1.72%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (1.29%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.86%) JBoss
13 3 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 30 (6.44%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
1 8 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 195 (41.85%) Azure
2 171 (36.70%) Microsoft 365
3 61 (13.09%) AWS
4 44 (9.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 35 (7.51%) PaaS
6 28 (6.01%) SaaS
7 26 (5.58%) IaaS
8 12 (2.58%) GCP
9 11 (2.36%) GitHub
10 9 (1.93%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (1.93%) Mimecast
11 8 (1.72%) Power Platform
12 7 (1.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 6 (1.29%) PowerApps
14 5 (1.07%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 5 (1.07%) Azure Key Vault
14 5 (1.07%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.86%) Google Workspace
16 3 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 114 (24.46%) DNS
2 108 (23.18%) DHCP
3 95 (20.39%) Firewall
4 86 (18.45%) WAN
5 48 (10.30%) SAN
6 46 (9.87%) LAN
7 40 (8.58%) SD-WAN
8 26 (5.58%) NAS
9 23 (4.94%) VPN
10 19 (4.08%) TCP/IP
11 17 (3.65%) Wireless
12 16 (3.43%) iSCSI
13 14 (3.00%) VLAN
14 13 (2.79%) VSAN
15 12 (2.58%) Fibre Channel
15 12 (2.58%) Internet
16 9 (1.93%) NetScaler
16 9 (1.93%) Skype
16 9 (1.93%) VoIP
17 8 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.86%) RDBMS
6 4 (0.86%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.64%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.64%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.43%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (2.58%) JIRA
2 9 (1.93%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.93%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (0.64%) GitLab
4 2 (0.43%) Maven
5 1 (0.21%) Ant
5 1 (0.21%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.21%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.21%) Gradle
5 1 (0.21%) JUnit
5 1 (0.21%) MSI
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.21%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.21%) Subversion
5 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.21%) VectorCAST
5 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 103 (22.10%) Social Skills
2 50 (10.73%) Finance
3 32 (6.87%) Public Sector
4 30 (6.44%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.50%) Banking
5 7 (1.50%) Organisational Skills
6 5 (1.07%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.64%) Back Office
7 3 (0.64%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.43%) Advertising
8 2 (0.43%) Local Government
8 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.43%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Law
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
9 1 (0.21%) Marketing
9 1 (0.21%) Retail
Job Titles
1 77 (16.52%) Architect
2 72 (15.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 39 (8.37%) Support Engineer
4 36 (7.73%) Consultant
5 29 (6.22%) Analyst
6 28 (6.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 28 (6.01%) 3rd Line Support
7 27 (5.79%) Technical Architect
8 25 (5.36%) Azure Engineer
9 23 (4.94%) Infrastructure Architect
10 22 (4.72%) Server Engineer
11 21 (4.51%) IT Engineer
11 21 (4.51%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 20 (4.29%) Administrator
12 20 (4.29%) Hyper-V Engineer
12 20 (4.29%) Windows Engineer
13 19 (4.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
15 15 (3.22%) Network Engineer
16 14 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.94%) Middleware
2 14 (3.00%) XML
3 12 (2.58%) JSON
4 9 (1.93%) .NET
4 9 (1.93%) J2EE
4 9 (1.93%) YAML
5 6 (1.29%) Web Services
6 4 (0.86%) ARM Templates
6 4 (0.86%) HTML
6 4 (0.86%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (0.64%) LDAP
8 2 (0.43%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.43%) XSLT
9 1 (0.21%) CSS3
9 1 (0.21%) HTML5
9 1 (0.21%) jQuery
9 1 (0.21%) Node.js
9 1 (0.21%) OAuth
9 1 (0.21%) OpenID
9 1 (0.21%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 63 (13.52%) Data Centre
2 32 (6.87%) Clustering
3 25 (5.36%) Public Cloud
4 15 (3.22%) User Experience
5 9 (1.93%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (1.93%) Replication
6 8 (1.72%) Cloud Native
7 6 (1.29%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.29%) Enterprise Cloud
7 6 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.07%) PKI
9 4 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.64%) NHS
10 3 (0.64%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.64%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.43%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.43%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.43%) EMC VMAX
11 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 327 (70.17%) Windows
2 206 (44.21%) Windows Server
3 98 (21.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 87 (18.67%) Linux
5 83 (17.81%) Windows Server 2016
6 66 (14.16%) Windows 10
7 59 (12.66%) Windows Server 2019
8 53 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (6.22%) Windows 7
10 12 (2.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (2.58%) Unix
11 11 (2.36%) Solaris
12 8 (1.72%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.50%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.29%) Android
15 5 (1.07%) CentOS
16 4 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.64%) AIX
17 3 (0.64%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (18.45%) ITIL
2 79 (16.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 68 (14.59%) Migration
4 38 (8.15%) DevOps
4 38 (8.15%) Network Architecture
5 33 (7.08%) Cybersecurity
6 27 (5.79%) Change Control
7 24 (5.15%) Configuration Management
8 22 (4.72%) Data Protection
9 21 (4.51%) Risk Management
10 20 (4.29%) Customer Requirements
10 20 (4.29%) Infrastructure as Code
11 19 (4.08%) Project Delivery
11 19 (4.08%) Project Management
11 19 (4.08%) Virtual Environments
12 18 (3.86%) Information Security
12 18 (3.86%) Server Management
12 18 (3.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (3.65%) Network Design
13 17 (3.65%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (22.96%) PowerShell
2 80 (17.17%) SQL
3 26 (5.58%) Java
4 18 (3.86%) Python
5 8 (1.72%) PHP
6 7 (1.50%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.29%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.86%) Perl
9 3 (0.64%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.64%) VBScript
10 2 (0.43%) Ruby
10 2 (0.43%) VBA
11 1 (0.21%) C
11 1 (0.21%) C++
11 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 121 (25.97%) Security Cleared
2 95 (20.39%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (3.65%) DV Cleared
5 15 (3.22%) MCSE
6 14 (3.00%) CISSP
7 13 (2.79%) CESG Certified Professional
7 13 (2.79%) Degree
8 10 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (1.93%) MCSA
10 8 (1.72%) MCITP
11 7 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.86%) CCA
12 4 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.86%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.86%) TOGAF Certification
13 3 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.64%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.79%) SLA
2 23 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.79%) NCSC
4 8 (1.72%) NIST
5 5 (1.07%) QA
6 3 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.21%) GPG13
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 273 (58.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 268 (57.51%) Active Directory
3 41 (8.80%) VMware ESXi
4 40 (8.58%) XenApp
5 32 (6.87%) Virtual Machines
6 30 (6.44%) vSphere
7 28 (6.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (4.51%) XenDesktop
9 20 (4.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 19 (4.08%) Virtual Desktop
11 17 (3.65%) KVM
12 14 (3.00%) DFS Replication
13 13 (2.79%) NFS
14 10 (2.15%) Xen
15 8 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
16 7 (1.50%) Firmware
16 7 (1.50%) SRDF
16 7 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
17 5 (1.07%) Docker
17 5 (1.07%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 81 (17.38%) SCCM
2 37 (7.94%) SCVMM
3 36 (7.73%) Microsoft Intune
4 34 (7.30%) Terraform
5 32 (6.87%) Ansible
6 26 (5.58%) SCOM
7 24 (5.15%) vRealize
8 18 (3.86%) vCenter Server
8 18 (3.86%) WSUS
9 17 (3.65%) Failover Clustering
9 17 (3.65%) Microsoft Clustering
9 17 (3.65%) Puppet
10 16 (3.43%) SCSM
11 12 (2.58%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 12 (2.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 11 (2.36%) NetBackup
12 11 (2.36%) SCDPM
13 8 (1.72%) SCOrch
14 7 (1.50%) Kubernetes
14 7 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 358 (76.82%) VMware
2 219 (47.00%) Microsoft
3 98 (21.03%) Cisco
4 78 (16.74%) Citrix
5 47 (10.09%) Oracle
6 43 (9.23%) Dell
7 32 (6.87%) HP
8 25 (5.36%) NetApp
9 23 (4.94%) Veeam
10 21 (4.51%) EMC
11 16 (3.43%) Google
12 14 (3.00%) Red Hat
13 13 (2.79%) Meraki
13 13 (2.79%) Sophos
14 12 (2.58%) ArcSight
14 12 (2.58%) Ivanti
14 12 (2.58%) SAP
15 9 (1.93%) Symantec
16 8 (1.72%) CheckPoint
16 8 (1.72%) McAfee