Period
to 17 October 2017

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 17 October 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 302 266 279
Rank change year-on-year -36 +13 +13
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 786 1015 973
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.95% 0.86%
As % of the System Software category 6.49% 7.70% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 647 607
UK median daily rate £338 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% - -
10th Percentile £180 £200 £200
90th Percentile £500 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £311 £340
% change year-on-year +4.42% -8.46% -2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 34 45
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £34.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.93% +80.26% -13.64%
10th Percentile £12.70 £16.58 £13.35
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.28 £36.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £36.75 £20.80
% change year-on-year -31.97% +76.68% -7.56%

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 12106 13178 11592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.20% 12.36% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 7782 8253 6507
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.12% +4.63%
10th Percentile £158 £175 £160
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £335
% change year-on-year +4.17% +7.46% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 895 1266
UK median hourly rate £16.70 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.25 £41.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.50

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 17 October 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 6 months to 17 October 2017.

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 17 October 2017. 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 -32 711 £350 -6.67% 235
UK excluding London +12 554 £325 +4.42% 180
London -96 218 £370 -7.50% 65
South East +11 180 £375 +2.74% 60
North of England +13 112 £320 +10.34% 47
Midlands +48 79 £313 +4.17% 30
South West +17 73 £350 -12.50% 10
East of England -31 51 £300 -20.00% 22
North West +28 50 £258 -14.17% 31
East Midlands +19 45 £300 -4.00% 12
North East +30 40 £325 +16.07% 6
West Midlands +26 32 £325 +8.33% 18
Wales +27 31 £203 -61.33% 3
Scotland -52 24 £250 -9.09% 8
Yorkshire -15 22 £363 - 10
Northern Ireland - 5 £250 -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 635 (80.79%) Windows
2 524 (66.67%) VMware
3 405 (51.53%) Active Directory
4 400 (50.89%) Windows Server
5 390 (49.62%) Microsoft
6 346 (44.02%) VMware Infrastructure
7 236 (30.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 225 (28.63%) Cisco
9 224 (28.50%) Citrix
10 208 (26.46%) Office 365
11 188 (23.92%) PowerShell
12 182 (23.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 176 (22.39%) SCCM
14 175 (22.26%) Microsoft Azure
15 172 (21.88%) MS Exchange
16 170 (21.63%) Firewall
17 167 (21.25%) SAN
18 163 (20.74%) DNS
19 152 (19.34%) ITIL
20 151 (19.21%) HP
21 150 (19.08%) Linux
22 148 (18.83%) SQL Server
23 142 (18.07%) DHCP
23 142 (18.07%) Migration
24 123 (15.65%) Microsoft Certification
25 119 (15.14%) SQL
26 112 (14.25%) Data Centre
27 110 (13.99%) Security Cleared
28 105 (13.36%) VMware ESXi
29 97 (12.34%) Clustering

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
1 172 (21.88%) MS Exchange
2 87 (11.07%) Skype for Business
3 82 (10.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 81 (10.31%) SharePoint
5 56 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 51 (6.49%) IIS
7 40 (5.09%) Apache
8 37 (4.71%) Tomcat
9 27 (3.44%) JBoss
10 26 (3.31%) OpenStack
10 26 (3.31%) WebLogic
11 25 (3.18%) iPlanet
12 24 (3.05%) Oracle Application Server
13 14 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 13 (1.65%) Confluence
15 12 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
16 11 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
16 11 (1.40%) MQSeries
17 10 (1.27%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 58 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.78%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 26 (3.31%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 4 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
3 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.25%) Primavera
4 2 (0.25%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.13%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 208 (26.46%) Office 365
2 175 (22.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (11.83%) Amazon AWS
4 61 (7.76%) IaaS
5 39 (4.96%) PaaS
6 24 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (1.27%) Mimecast
7 10 (1.27%) Slack
7 10 (1.27%) Trello
8 8 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.02%) SaaS
9 4 (0.51%) G Suite
10 2 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.25%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.25%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.13%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.13%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.13%) GitHub
11 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 170 (21.63%) Firewall
2 167 (21.25%) SAN
3 163 (20.74%) DNS
4 142 (18.07%) DHCP
5 95 (12.09%) TCP/IP
6 80 (10.18%) WAN
7 79 (10.05%) LAN
8 66 (8.40%) NetScaler
9 63 (8.02%) NAS
10 55 (7.00%) VPN
11 38 (4.83%) LDAP
11 38 (4.83%) Wireless
12 37 (4.71%) Remote Desktop
13 30 (3.82%) VLAN
13 30 (3.82%) VoIP
14 27 (3.44%) MPLS
15 21 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
15 21 (2.67%) Network Security
16 20 (2.54%) iSCSI
16 20 (2.54%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (18.83%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (1.91%) MySQL
6 12 (1.53%) SQL Server 2016
7 11 (1.40%) Big Data
7 11 (1.40%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.27%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.02%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.51%) EDRMS
12 4 (0.51%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.38%) Power BI
13 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.25%) HBase
14 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (1.78%) Git (software)
1 14 (1.78%) JIRA
2 13 (1.65%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.53%) Maven
4 11 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
4 11 (1.40%) TeamCity
5 10 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 10 (1.27%) git-flow
6 7 (0.89%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.38%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.25%) MSI
8 2 (0.25%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.13%) Chocolatey
9 1 (0.13%) Grunt
9 1 (0.13%) Hudson
9 1 (0.13%) JMeter
9 1 (0.13%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 72 (9.16%) Finance
2 26 (3.31%) Banking
3 24 (3.05%) Manufacturing
4 23 (2.93%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.65%) Retail
6 7 (0.89%) Back Office
6 7 (0.89%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.64%) Electronics
7 5 (0.64%) Marketing
8 4 (0.51%) Front Office
8 4 (0.51%) Law
8 4 (0.51%) Legal
8 4 (0.51%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.38%) Publishing
10 2 (0.25%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.25%) French Language
10 2 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.13%) Advertising
11 1 (0.13%) Billing
11 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 139 (17.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 76 (9.67%) Architect
3 72 (9.16%) Analyst
4 65 (8.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 60 (7.63%) Support Engineer
6 59 (7.51%) Consultant
7 54 (6.87%) 3rd Line Support
8 41 (5.22%) Administrator
9 39 (4.96%) Windows Engineer
10 32 (4.07%) Network Engineer
10 32 (4.07%) Systems Administrator
11 31 (3.94%) Hyper-V Engineer
12 30 (3.82%) Designer
13 29 (3.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 29 (3.69%) Support Analyst
14 27 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 27 (3.44%) Desktop Support
14 27 (3.44%) DevOps Engineer
14 27 (3.44%) Solutions Designer
15 25 (3.18%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.18%) J2EE
2 17 (2.16%) Web Services
3 14 (1.78%) .NET
4 10 (1.27%) pytest
5 8 (1.02%) Middleware
6 7 (0.89%) JSON
6 7 (0.89%) XML
7 6 (0.76%) WAP
8 4 (0.51%) 802.1X
8 4 (0.51%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.51%) XML Messaging
9 3 (0.38%) LAMP
9 3 (0.38%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (0.38%) SAML
10 2 (0.25%) Java SE
10 2 (0.25%) Kafka
10 2 (0.25%) REST
10 2 (0.25%) Sensu
10 2 (0.25%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.13%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 112 (14.25%) Data Centre
2 97 (12.34%) Clustering
3 65 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (5.60%) Management Information System
5 40 (5.09%) Computer Science
5 40 (5.09%) Replication
6 30 (3.82%) Private Cloud
7 24 (3.05%) PKI
8 16 (2.04%) Blackberry
9 13 (1.65%) Public Cloud
10 12 (1.53%) Fat Client
10 12 (1.53%) Thin Client
11 11 (1.40%) FMCG
12 10 (1.27%) NHS
13 9 (1.15%) HP Storage
14 8 (1.02%) Driving Licence
14 8 (1.02%) FlexPod
15 7 (0.89%) EPoS
15 7 (0.89%) iPad
15 7 (0.89%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 635 (80.79%) Windows
2 400 (50.89%) Windows Server
3 236 (30.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 182 (23.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 150 (19.08%) Linux
6 96 (12.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 78 (9.92%) Windows 7
8 77 (9.80%) Windows 10
9 68 (8.65%) Unix
10 43 (5.47%) Solaris
11 38 (4.83%) Windows 8
12 36 (4.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 35 (4.45%) CentOS
14 30 (3.82%) AIX
15 27 (3.44%) HPUX
16 25 (3.18%) SUSE
17 16 (2.04%) Windows Vista
18 14 (1.78%) Windows XP
19 9 (1.15%) Android
19 9 (1.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (19.34%) ITIL
2 142 (18.07%) Migration
3 64 (8.14%) Change Management
4 62 (7.89%) Project Management
5 59 (7.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 53 (6.74%) DevOps
7 51 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (6.23%) TOGAF
9 43 (5.47%) High Availability
9 43 (5.47%) Load Balancing
10 41 (5.22%) Service Delivery
11 39 (4.96%) Incident Management
12 35 (4.45%) Configuration Management
13 32 (4.07%) Problem Management
14 31 (3.94%) Server Virtualisation
15 28 (3.56%) Mobile Device Management
15 28 (3.56%) Open Source
16 27 (3.44%) Virtual Environments
17 26 (3.31%) Capacity Planning
18 23 (2.93%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 188 (23.92%) PowerShell
2 119 (15.14%) SQL
3 50 (6.36%) Bash Shell
4 36 (4.58%) Python
5 30 (3.82%) Perl
6 22 (2.80%) Korn
7 17 (2.16%) C-shell
8 11 (1.40%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.40%) VBScript
9 10 (1.27%) Groovy
10 5 (0.64%) Java
10 5 (0.64%) PHP
11 4 (0.51%) C#
11 4 (0.51%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.38%) C
12 3 (0.38%) Ruby
12 3 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.25%) C++
13 2 (0.25%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 123 (15.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 110 (13.99%) Security Cleared
3 89 (11.32%) MCSE
4 83 (10.56%) SC Cleared
5 44 (5.60%) Degree
6 36 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (4.20%) MCSA
8 27 (3.44%) CCNA
8 27 (3.44%) MCITP
9 24 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
11 20 (2.54%) DV Cleared
11 20 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (1.91%) CCNP
12 15 (1.91%) MCP
13 12 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (1.02%) DBS Check
16 6 (0.76%) CCA
16 6 (0.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.07%) SLA
2 13 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.64%) PMO
5 4 (0.51%) GDPR
5 4 (0.51%) QA
6 3 (0.38%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.25%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 405 (51.53%) Active Directory
2 346 (44.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (13.36%) VMware ESXi
4 87 (11.07%) XenDesktop
5 85 (10.81%) XenApp
6 71 (9.03%) XenServer
7 48 (6.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 47 (5.98%) vSphere
9 42 (5.34%) Virtual Machines
10 28 (3.56%) KVM
11 27 (3.44%) Virtual Servers
12 25 (3.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 23 (2.93%) Terminal Services
14 16 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (2.04%) Samba
14 16 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
15 12 (1.53%) Docker
15 12 (1.53%) NFS
16 11 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
17 8 (1.02%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 176 (22.39%) SCCM
2 71 (9.03%) SCOM
3 39 (4.96%) Microsoft Clustering
4 37 (4.71%) SCVMM
5 35 (4.45%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (4.33%) NetBackup
7 33 (4.20%) Puppet
8 23 (2.93%) Ansible
8 23 (2.93%) Backup Exec
8 23 (2.93%) Norton AntiVirus
9 22 (2.80%) WSUS
10 18 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
10 18 (2.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 16 (2.04%) Salt
12 14 (1.78%) McAfee ePO
12 14 (1.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 13 (1.65%) OpenView
14 12 (1.53%) vCenter Server
15 11 (1.40%) WMI
16 10 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 524 (66.67%) VMware
2 390 (49.62%) Microsoft
3 225 (28.63%) Cisco
4 224 (28.50%) Citrix
5 151 (19.21%) HP
6 92 (11.70%) NetApp
7 61 (7.76%) Red Hat
8 58 (7.38%) Oracle
9 56 (7.12%) Dell
10 46 (5.85%) Veritas
11 45 (5.73%) Veeam
12 41 (5.22%) Juniper
13 37 (4.71%) Sun
13 37 (4.71%) Symantec
14 36 (4.58%) 3PAR
15 34 (4.33%) IBM
16 32 (4.07%) F5
17 30 (3.82%) McAfee
18 27 (3.44%) SolarWinds
19 26 (3.31%) PlateSpin