Period
to 12 July 2020

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 12 July 2020 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
12 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 308 286 292
Rank change year-on-year -22 +6 +36
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 303 860 915
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.91% 0.88%
As % of the System Software category 4.78% 5.89% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 569 594
Median daily rate £370 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.13% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £202
90th Percentile £550 £557 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 32 43
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.76% -16.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £14.41 £15.02 £13.85
90th Percentile £49.52 £48.63 £135.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £17.41 £26.50
% change year-on-year +58.00% -34.32% +6.00%

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 6,336 14,613 14,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.45% 15.54% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,989 9,699 9,375
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £190 £180 £185
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 635 861
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.13 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.96 £47.50 £45.25
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.86 £15.63
% change year-on-year +13.49% +1.46% +4.22%

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 12 July 2020.

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 12 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Hyper-V in the UK

Hyper-V
Top 15 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 12 July 2020. 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 -38 266 £363 -8.34% 112
UK excluding London -4 218 £388 +3.33% 94
London +52 71 £350 -17.65% 26
South East +10 70 £350 -12.06% 30
Midlands +38 42 £500 +47.60% 10
South West +19 39 £400 -9.09% 12
West Midlands +69 35 £525 +40.00% 8
North of England +57 30 £315 +0.80% 26
Scotland +65 22 £394 +8.62% 3
North West +52 20 £363 +16.00% 14
Work from Home -6 12 £335 -22.54% 5
Yorkshire +58 10 £250 -25.93% 11
Wales +20 8 £380 -5.00% 6
East of England +50 7 £335 -10.67% 8
East Midlands +12 7 £438 +34.62% 2

For the 6 months to 12 July 2020, 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.

1 236 (77.89%) Windows
2 220 (72.61%) VMware
3 183 (60.40%) Active Directory
4 169 (55.78%) Windows Server
5 163 (53.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 155 (51.16%) Microsoft
7 109 (35.97%) Azure
8 95 (31.35%) Security Cleared
9 89 (29.37%) DNS
10 88 (29.04%) Office 365
11 87 (28.71%) Cisco
12 85 (28.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 80 (26.40%) Windows Server 2016
14 79 (26.07%) PowerShell
15 74 (24.42%) ITIL
16 70 (23.10%) SQL Server
17 67 (22.11%) Windows Server 2008
18 66 (21.78%) Firewall
19 64 (21.12%) DHCP
20 62 (20.46%) Citrix
21 61 (20.13%) Linux
22 60 (19.80%) SAN
22 60 (19.80%) SCCM
23 56 (18.48%) SC Cleared
24 55 (18.15%) SQL
24 55 (18.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 52 (17.16%) Oracle
26 49 (16.17%) VMware ESXi
27 48 (15.84%) Clustering
28 46 (15.18%) MS Exchange

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 46 (15.18%) MS Exchange
2 34 (11.22%) SharePoint
3 29 (9.57%) Skype for Business
4 23 (7.59%) IIS
5 17 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (2.97%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.98%) Apache
8 6 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.65%) GeoServer
9 5 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.99%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.99%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.66%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.33%) CMS
12 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.32%) Line 500
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.33%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 109 (35.97%) Azure
2 88 (29.04%) Office 365
3 39 (12.87%) AWS
4 17 (5.61%) IaaS
5 13 (4.29%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (3.30%) GCP
6 10 (3.30%) PaaS
6 10 (3.30%) SaaS
7 4 (1.32%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.66%) Datadog
9 2 (0.66%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.33%) GitHub
10 1 (0.33%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 89 (29.37%) DNS
2 66 (21.78%) Firewall
3 64 (21.12%) DHCP
4 60 (19.80%) SAN
5 45 (14.85%) WAN
6 39 (12.87%) LAN
7 36 (11.88%) Skype
8 35 (11.55%) TCP/IP
9 23 (7.59%) Unified Communications
10 22 (7.26%) VoIP
11 19 (6.27%) VLAN
12 18 (5.94%) NetScaler
12 18 (5.94%) Remote Desktop
13 15 (4.95%) SMTP
14 14 (4.62%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (3.96%) VPN
16 11 (3.63%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (3.30%) NAS
18 9 (2.97%) Reverse Proxy
18 9 (2.97%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (23.10%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.30%) GIS
2 10 (3.30%) QGIS
2 10 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.64%) Geospatial Data
4 7 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.31%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.65%) MySQL
5 5 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.32%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.99%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.99%) Spatial Data
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.33%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (1.98%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.32%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.99%) ClearCase
3 3 (0.99%) ClearQuest
3 3 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.66%) GitLab
4 2 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.66%) Selenium
5 1 (0.33%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.33%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.33%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.33%) JIRA
5 1 (0.33%) JMeter
5 1 (0.33%) JUnit
5 1 (0.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.33%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.33%) Subversion
5 1 (0.33%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 21 (6.93%) Public Sector
2 18 (5.94%) Finance
3 10 (3.30%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.32%) Local Government
5 3 (0.99%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.99%) Housing Association
5 3 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.66%) Electronics
6 2 (0.66%) Legal
6 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.66%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Finnish Language
7 1 (0.33%) Military
7 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.33%) Police
7 1 (0.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (13.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 33 (10.89%) Support Engineer
3 31 (10.23%) Systems Engineer
4 20 (6.60%) Windows Engineer
5 18 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
5 18 (5.94%) IT Support
6 17 (5.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 17 (5.61%) Architect
7 16 (5.28%) Administrator
7 16 (5.28%) Author
7 16 (5.28%) Consultant
7 16 (5.28%) IT Engineer
7 16 (5.28%) Technical Author
8 14 (4.62%) Azure Engineer
9 13 (4.29%) Analyst
9 13 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (3.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 11 (3.63%) Server Engineer
11 10 (3.30%) Infrastructure Support
11 10 (3.30%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.63%) PostGIS
2 9 (2.97%) LDAP
3 8 (2.64%) JSON
4 6 (1.98%) Web Services
4 6 (1.98%) XML
5 4 (1.32%) .NET
5 4 (1.32%) Middleware
6 3 (0.99%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.66%) Apache NiFi
7 2 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (0.66%) LAMP
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.33%) CSS
8 1 (0.33%) Django
8 1 (0.33%) HTML
8 1 (0.33%) jQuery
8 1 (0.33%) Node.js
8 1 (0.33%) REST
8 1 (0.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (0.33%) XAMPP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.84%) Clustering
2 31 (10.23%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.28%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.62%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (4.62%) Public Cloud
5 13 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.96%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (2.64%) User Experience
8 7 (2.31%) Replication
9 6 (1.98%) HP StoreVirtual
9 6 (1.98%) NHS
9 6 (1.98%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.65%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.32%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.32%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.99%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.99%) SWIFT
13 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 236 (77.89%) Windows
2 169 (55.78%) Windows Server
3 85 (28.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 80 (26.40%) Windows Server 2016
5 67 (22.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (20.13%) Linux
7 41 (13.53%) Windows 10
8 26 (8.58%) Unix
9 25 (8.25%) Windows Server 2019
10 22 (7.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (4.62%) Windows 7
12 8 (2.64%) AIX
12 8 (2.64%) Apple iOS
12 8 (2.64%) CentOS
13 6 (1.98%) Solaris
14 5 (1.65%) Android
14 5 (1.65%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.65%) VMS
14 5 (1.65%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (24.42%) ITIL
2 55 (18.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 41 (13.53%) Migration
4 31 (10.23%) High Availability
5 23 (7.59%) Data Protection
6 21 (6.93%) Disaster Recovery
7 20 (6.60%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (6.27%) Server Virtualisation
9 16 (5.28%) Project Management
10 15 (4.95%) DevOps
10 15 (4.95%) Mentoring
10 15 (4.95%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (4.62%) Change Management
11 14 (4.62%) Configuration Management
11 14 (4.62%) Load Balancing
12 12 (3.96%) Server Management
12 12 (3.96%) TOGAF
13 11 (3.63%) Enterprise Architecture
14 10 (3.30%) Patch Management
14 10 (3.30%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (26.07%) PowerShell
2 55 (18.15%) SQL
3 23 (7.59%) Python
4 11 (3.63%) Bash Shell
4 11 (3.63%) Java
5 9 (2.97%) C#
5 9 (2.97%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.65%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.32%) VB
8 3 (0.99%) Korn
8 3 (0.99%) Perl
8 3 (0.99%) PHP
8 3 (0.99%) VBScript
9 2 (0.66%) C
9 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.33%) C++
10 1 (0.33%) Ruby
10 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 95 (31.35%) Security Cleared
2 56 (18.48%) SC Cleared
3 43 (14.19%) DV Cleared
4 42 (13.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (6.60%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (5.28%) MCSA
7 14 (4.62%) MCSE
8 12 (3.96%) CCNP
8 12 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (3.63%) CCIE
9 11 (3.63%) CISSP
10 10 (3.30%) CCIE Collaboration
11 8 (2.64%) CCNA
11 8 (2.64%) MCP
12 7 (2.31%) Degree
13 6 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.66%) HND
14 2 (0.66%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.66%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.91%) SLA
2 23 (7.59%) QA
3 5 (1.65%) Government Security Classifications
3 5 (1.65%) NCSC
4 4 (1.32%) GDPR
5 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.66%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.66%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 183 (60.40%) Active Directory
2 163 (53.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (16.17%) VMware ESXi
4 41 (13.53%) XenApp
5 33 (10.89%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (6.93%) vSphere
7 17 (5.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 16 (5.28%) VMware Workstation
9 13 (4.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (3.96%) Docker
11 11 (3.63%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (2.64%) DFS Replication
13 6 (1.98%) Xen
13 6 (1.98%) XenDesktop
14 5 (1.65%) GeoWebCache
15 4 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 4 (1.32%) KVM
15 4 (1.32%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.99%) NFS
16 3 (0.99%) UAG
Systems Management
1 60 (19.80%) SCCM
2 40 (13.20%) SCOM
3 30 (9.90%) Microsoft Clustering
4 27 (8.91%) Failover Clustering
5 25 (8.25%) WSUS
6 19 (6.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 18 (5.94%) SCVMM
8 16 (5.28%) Microsoft Intune
9 12 (3.96%) Ansible
9 12 (3.96%) Puppet
10 10 (3.30%) NetBackup
10 10 (3.30%) Norton AntiVirus
11 9 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (2.97%) Terraform
12 8 (2.64%) SCDPM
12 8 (2.64%) SCSM
13 7 (2.31%) HP SIM
13 7 (2.31%) Tivoli
14 6 (1.98%) Kubernetes
14 6 (1.98%) Nagios
Vendors
1 220 (72.61%) VMware
2 155 (51.16%) Microsoft
3 87 (28.71%) Cisco
4 62 (20.46%) Citrix
5 52 (17.16%) Oracle
6 43 (14.19%) Dell
7 38 (12.54%) HP
8 25 (8.25%) EMC
9 22 (7.26%) NetApp
10 16 (5.28%) EqualLogic
11 15 (4.95%) SolarWinds
11 15 (4.95%) Symantec
12 14 (4.62%) Veeam
13 10 (3.30%) ESRI
13 10 (3.30%) Palo Alto
14 9 (2.97%) Nimble Storage
14 9 (2.97%) Red Hat
15 8 (2.64%) ArcSight
15 8 (2.64%) McAfee
16 7 (2.31%) Sophos