Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 2019 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 264 290 323
Rank change year-on-year +26 +33 -39
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 823 935 800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 0.90% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 6.23% 6.02% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 599 531
UK median daily rate £383 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £198 £194 £180
90th Percentile £573 £558 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £358 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% +10.00% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 50 44
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.75 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.91% +5.10% -24.62%
10th Percentile £15.02 £14.50 £12.65
90th Percentile £112.58 £123.38 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +55.56% -10.00% -31.51%

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 13,210 15,536 12,257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.60% 15.02% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,705 10,128 7,910
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £170 £180 £158
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 906 683
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.19% +4.38%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.54 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.73 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.75% +1.45% +1.64%

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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 +29 756 £383 +2.00% 549
UK excluding London +50 628 £385 +7.69% 486
South East +45 229 £400 +5.96% 117
London -25 180 £400 +6.67% 107
South West +30 113 £450 +20.00% 65
North of England +12 82 £325 -13.33% 122
East of England +50 78 £363 +11.54% 55
Midlands +29 72 £325 -7.14% 83
North West -3 50 £325 -13.33% 63
West Midlands +33 46 £350 +6.06% 39
Scotland +18 31 £356 +27.23% 26
Yorkshire +42 30 £290 -21.36% 46
East Midlands +8 26 £325 -7.14% 43
Wales +26 21 £400 +4.58% 18
North East +10 2 £175 -45.10% 13
Channel Islands -6 2 £400 -
Northern Ireland -3 1 £140 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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.

1 639 (77.64%) Windows
2 567 (68.89%) VMware
3 470 (57.11%) Active Directory
4 446 (54.19%) Windows Server
5 411 (49.94%) Microsoft
6 381 (46.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 327 (39.73%) Office 365
8 275 (33.41%) Azure
9 243 (29.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 241 (29.28%) PowerShell
11 235 (28.55%) SCCM
12 227 (27.58%) Citrix
13 212 (25.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 194 (23.57%) Security Cleared
15 192 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
16 182 (22.11%) DNS
17 176 (21.39%) ITIL
18 165 (20.05%) DHCP
19 162 (19.68%) Cisco
20 157 (19.08%) Firewall
21 156 (18.96%) Windows 10
22 147 (17.86%) Linux
23 138 (16.77%) AWS
24 137 (16.65%) MS Exchange
25 130 (15.80%) SQL Server
26 127 (15.43%) Migration
27 126 (15.31%) SQL
27 126 (15.31%) SAN
28 124 (15.07%) HP
29 121 (14.70%) 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
1 137 (16.65%) MS Exchange
2 102 (12.39%) SharePoint
3 79 (9.60%) Skype for Business
4 63 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 59 (7.17%) IIS
6 54 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 13 (1.58%) Apache
8 8 (0.97%) Confluence
9 6 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.49%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.36%) nginx
12 3 (0.36%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.36%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.24%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.24%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.12%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.12%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 80 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.61%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) Magento
5 1 (0.12%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 327 (39.73%) Office 365
2 275 (33.41%) Azure
3 138 (16.77%) AWS
4 63 (7.65%) IaaS
5 59 (7.17%) PaaS
6 49 (5.95%) Azure Active Directory
7 31 (3.77%) GitHub
8 22 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
9 20 (2.43%) SaaS
10 13 (1.58%) GCP
11 12 (1.46%) OneDrive
12 11 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (1.22%) Amazon S3
13 10 (1.22%) Route 53
14 9 (1.09%) CloudFront
14 9 (1.09%) Mimecast
15 8 (0.97%) Azure ExpressRoute
16 6 (0.73%) Serverless
17 5 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 182 (22.11%) DNS
2 165 (20.05%) DHCP
3 157 (19.08%) Firewall
4 126 (15.31%) SAN
5 77 (9.36%) LAN
6 76 (9.23%) WAN
7 74 (8.99%) TCP/IP
8 68 (8.26%) Skype
9 48 (5.83%) VPN
10 46 (5.59%) NAS
10 46 (5.59%) NetScaler
11 34 (4.13%) Cisco ASA
12 30 (3.65%) VLAN
13 23 (2.79%) SMTP
13 23 (2.79%) Unified Communications
13 23 (2.79%) Wireless
14 22 (2.67%) Network Security
14 22 (2.67%) Remote Desktop
15 21 (2.55%) Internet
16 19 (2.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (15.80%) SQL Server
2 31 (3.77%) Amazon RDS
3 27 (3.28%) SQL Server 2016
3 27 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
4 15 (1.82%) MySQL
4 15 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (1.58%) SQL Server 2017
6 12 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.73%) Big Data
9 6 (0.73%) InterSystems Cache
10 5 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.49%) DB2
12 3 (0.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (4.13%) JIRA
2 30 (3.65%) Jenkins
3 27 (3.28%) Git (software)
4 23 (2.79%) MSI
5 15 (1.82%) GitLab
6 14 (1.70%) StarTeam
7 13 (1.58%) InstallShield
8 12 (1.46%) AdminStudio
9 10 (1.22%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (0.85%) Vagrant
11 7 (0.85%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (0.73%) WiX
13 3 (0.36%) Hudson
14 2 (0.24%) Maven
14 2 (0.24%) SonarQube
14 2 (0.24%) TeamCity
15 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 1 (0.12%) JMeter
General
1 70 (8.51%) Finance
2 57 (6.93%) Public Sector
3 23 (2.79%) Banking
4 18 (2.19%) Back Office
5 16 (1.94%) Law
6 14 (1.70%) Publishing
6 14 (1.70%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.46%) Legal
8 7 (0.85%) Front Office
9 6 (0.73%) Advertising
9 6 (0.73%) Automotive
10 5 (0.61%) Games
11 4 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.49%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.49%) Retail
12 2 (0.24%) Local Government
12 2 (0.24%) Marketing
13 1 (0.12%) Electronics
13 1 (0.12%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 171 (20.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 88 (10.69%) Support Engineer
3 72 (8.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 69 (8.38%) Analyst
5 68 (8.26%) Windows Engineer
6 61 (7.41%) Architect
7 57 (6.93%) Server Engineer
8 55 (6.68%) Consultant
9 54 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support
10 43 (5.22%) 3rd Line Support
11 39 (4.74%) Administrator
12 38 (4.62%) Infrastructure Support
13 37 (4.50%) IT Support
14 35 (4.25%) Support Analyst
15 31 (3.77%) Windows Server Engineer
16 29 (3.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 28 (3.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 27 (3.28%) IT Engineer
19 26 (3.16%) Cloud Engineer
20 25 (3.04%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.55%) XML
2 19 (2.31%) JDBC
2 19 (2.31%) ODBC
3 15 (1.82%) Elastic Stack
4 14 (1.70%) .NET
5 13 (1.58%) RESTful
5 13 (1.58%) Web Services
6 12 (1.46%) LDAP
6 12 (1.46%) Swagger
7 10 (1.22%) LAMP
8 9 (1.09%) JSON
8 9 (1.09%) LEMP Stack
8 9 (1.09%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (0.85%) Software Packaging
10 6 (0.73%) REST
11 4 (0.49%) 802.1X
11 4 (0.49%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.49%) X-Windows
12 3 (0.36%) HTML
12 3 (0.36%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 121 (14.70%) Clustering
2 111 (13.49%) Data Centre
3 62 (7.53%) Public Cloud
4 38 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (4.62%) Replication
5 29 (3.52%) Management Information System
6 23 (2.79%) PKI
7 15 (1.82%) User Experience
8 14 (1.70%) NHS
9 12 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.09%) Blog
10 9 (1.09%) Driving Licence
11 8 (0.97%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.97%) Private Cloud
11 8 (0.97%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 7 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.73%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 639 (77.64%) Windows
2 446 (54.19%) Windows Server
3 243 (29.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 192 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 156 (18.96%) Windows 10
6 147 (17.86%) Linux
7 82 (9.96%) Windows 7
8 55 (6.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 46 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 40 (4.86%) Ubuntu
11 38 (4.62%) Windows XP
12 36 (4.37%) Unix
12 36 (4.37%) Windows 8
13 34 (4.13%) CentOS
14 18 (2.19%) Solaris
15 16 (1.94%) AIX
16 7 (0.85%) HPUX
16 7 (0.85%) VMS
17 4 (0.49%) Android
17 4 (0.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 212 (25.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 176 (21.39%) ITIL
3 127 (15.43%) Migration
4 70 (8.51%) Configuration Management
5 61 (7.41%) DevOps
6 56 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
7 50 (6.08%) Server Virtualisation
8 49 (5.95%) Change Management
9 44 (5.35%) Server Management
10 40 (4.86%) Data Protection
11 38 (4.62%) Service Delivery
12 35 (4.25%) ITIL V3
13 34 (4.13%) Service Management
14 32 (3.89%) Patch Management
14 32 (3.89%) Problem Management
14 32 (3.89%) Task Automation
15 31 (3.77%) Load Balancing
16 28 (3.40%) Infrastructure as Code
16 28 (3.40%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 241 (29.28%) PowerShell
2 126 (15.31%) SQL
3 72 (8.75%) Python
4 50 (6.08%) Bash Shell
5 30 (3.65%) Perl
6 21 (2.55%) Java
7 16 (1.94%) C#
8 12 (1.46%) PHP
9 11 (1.34%) C
10 10 (1.22%) VB
11 8 (0.97%) Korn
12 7 (0.85%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.73%) Go
14 5 (0.61%) VBScript
15 4 (0.49%) JavaScript
15 4 (0.49%) Ruby
16 3 (0.36%) VB.NET
17 2 (0.24%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 194 (23.57%) Security Cleared
2 115 (13.97%) SC Cleared
3 100 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 92 (11.18%) DV Cleared
5 67 (8.14%) MCSE
6 59 (7.17%) Cisco Certification
7 52 (6.32%) MCSA
8 44 (5.35%) CCNA
9 31 (3.77%) MCITP
10 28 (3.40%) Degree
11 24 (2.92%) ISTQB
12 19 (2.31%) MCTS
13 18 (2.19%) CCNP
13 18 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 17 (2.07%) Citrix Certification
14 17 (2.07%) MCP
15 14 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (1.22%) CCA
17 9 (1.09%) ISEB
17 9 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (6.08%) SLA
2 16 (1.94%) QA
3 15 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.34%) GDPR
5 7 (0.85%) NCSC
6 4 (0.49%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.24%) COBIT
8 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.24%) PMO
9 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.12%) GMP
9 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 470 (57.11%) Active Directory
2 381 (46.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (11.42%) vSphere
4 93 (11.30%) VMware ESXi
5 88 (10.69%) Virtual Machines
6 72 (8.75%) XenApp
7 68 (8.26%) XenDesktop
8 45 (5.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 37 (4.50%) Virtual Desktop
10 36 (4.37%) Docker
11 33 (4.01%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 23 (2.79%) DFS Replication
13 19 (2.31%) VMware NSX
14 18 (2.19%) VMware Workstation
15 14 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
16 11 (1.34%) KVM
17 10 (1.22%) vCloud
18 8 (0.97%) Xen
19 7 (0.85%) ISA Server
19 7 (0.85%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 235 (28.55%) SCCM
2 91 (11.06%) SCOM
3 69 (8.38%) Ansible
4 67 (8.14%) WSUS
5 61 (7.41%) SCVMM
6 59 (7.17%) Puppet
7 57 (6.93%) Microsoft Clustering
8 38 (4.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 37 (4.50%) vCenter Server
10 27 (3.28%) Failover Clustering
10 27 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
11 26 (3.16%) NetBackup
11 26 (3.16%) Terraform
12 23 (2.79%) Microsoft Intune
13 19 (2.31%) Netcool
14 18 (2.19%) Backup Exec
14 18 (2.19%) Kubernetes
15 16 (1.94%) SCDPM
16 15 (1.82%) SCSM
17 14 (1.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 567 (68.89%) VMware
2 411 (49.94%) Microsoft
3 227 (27.58%) Citrix
4 162 (19.68%) Cisco
5 124 (15.07%) HP
6 62 (7.53%) Dell
7 42 (5.10%) NetApp
8 38 (4.62%) Oracle
9 37 (4.50%) EMC
10 36 (4.37%) Red Hat
10 36 (4.37%) Veritas
11 31 (3.77%) IBM
11 31 (3.77%) Veeam
12 30 (3.65%) 3PAR
13 28 (3.40%) Symantec
14 27 (3.28%) McAfee
15 26 (3.16%) Meraki
16 23 (2.79%) F5
16 23 (2.79%) Splunk
17 18 (2.19%) SolarWinds