Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 289 314 280
Rank change year-on-year +25 -34 -4
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 934 795 1,010
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.90% 0.80% 0.96%
As % of the System Software category 6.04% 6.55% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 527 642
UK median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -
10th Percentile £194 £180 £200
90th Percentile £560 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +11.54% +4.84% -11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 44 37
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £24.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.16% -24.62% +71.05%
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.65 £15.70
90th Percentile £128.00 £50.00 £43.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year -2.00% -31.51% +75.48%

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 15,471 12,146 13,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.98% 12.22% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,068 7,830 8,176
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £180 £158 £175
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 902 677 888
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.66 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.96% +4.13% -
10th Percentile £10.51 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.25 £40.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.60 £15.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year +0.65% +1.64% -1.61%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +22 845 £375 +7.14% 500
UK excluding London -9 613 £363 +11.54% 390
London +59 303 £385 +2.67% 125
South East +11 218 £378 +0.67% 90
Midlands -11 98 £350 +11.11% 85
North of England -31 98 £375 +18.11% 93
North West +12 72 £375 +45.63% 55
South West -25 72 £375 +7.14% 60
East of England +12 56 £325 +8.33% 47
East Midlands +15 49 £350 +16.67% 35
West Midlands -4 47 £330 +1.54% 50
Scotland -3 42 £280 -6.67% 7
Wales -32 20 £383 +88.42% 5
Yorkshire -19 19 £369 +1.72% 31
Northern Ireland +41 10 - - 1
North East -29 7 £319 -1.92% 7
Channel Islands -1 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 710 (76.02%) Windows
2 637 (68.20%) VMware
3 493 (52.78%) Microsoft
4 470 (50.32%) Active Directory
4 470 (50.32%) Windows Server
5 460 (49.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 322 (34.48%) Office 365
7 314 (33.62%) Microsoft Azure
8 236 (25.27%) SCCM
9 231 (24.73%) SQL
10 229 (24.52%) PowerShell
11 226 (24.20%) Citrix
12 216 (23.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 213 (22.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 206 (22.06%) Windows Server 2012
15 201 (21.52%) ITIL
15 201 (21.52%) Firewall
16 189 (20.24%) Cisco
17 184 (19.70%) SAN
18 183 (19.59%) MS Exchange
19 167 (17.88%) Security Cleared
20 165 (17.67%) DNS
21 161 (17.24%) Linux
22 150 (16.06%) HP
23 147 (15.74%) Windows 10
24 143 (15.31%) VMware ESXi
25 138 (14.78%) SQL Server
26 133 (14.24%) Migration
27 131 (14.03%) Clustering
28 129 (13.81%) 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
1 183 (19.59%) MS Exchange
2 101 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 74 (7.92%) Skype for Business
4 70 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 70 (7.49%) SharePoint
5 51 (5.46%) IIS
6 33 (3.53%) OpenStack
7 24 (2.57%) Apache
8 23 (2.46%) Tomcat
9 14 (1.50%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (1.28%) Jetty
10 12 (1.28%) Mongrel
10 12 (1.28%) nginx
11 10 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.32%) JBoss
13 3 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 54 (5.78%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 322 (34.48%) Office 365
2 314 (33.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 129 (13.81%) Amazon AWS
4 67 (7.17%) IaaS
5 60 (6.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 55 (5.89%) PaaS
7 41 (4.39%) SaaS
8 32 (3.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 32 (3.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 20 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 11 (1.18%) Datadog
11 11 (1.18%) Sumo Logic
12 10 (1.07%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.86%) Mimecast
13 8 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (0.86%) Yammer
14 5 (0.54%) Akamai
14 5 (0.54%) G Suite
15 4 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 201 (21.52%) Firewall
2 184 (19.70%) SAN
3 165 (17.67%) DNS
4 127 (13.60%) DHCP
5 116 (12.42%) LAN
6 112 (11.99%) WAN
7 81 (8.67%) VPN
8 80 (8.57%) TCP/IP
9 61 (6.53%) Network Security
10 51 (5.46%) VLAN
11 50 (5.35%) NetScaler
11 50 (5.35%) Skype
12 44 (4.71%) NAS
13 39 (4.18%) iSCSI
14 32 (3.43%) VoIP
15 28 (3.00%) Fibre Channel
16 23 (2.46%) Internet
16 23 (2.46%) Wireless
17 21 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
17 21 (2.25%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.71%) MySQL
2 16 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (0.96%) Big Data
6 9 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (0.64%) HBase
8 6 (0.64%) icCube
9 5 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.32%) DB2
10 3 (0.32%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 31 (3.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 28 (3.00%) HP UFT
3 28 (3.00%) Travis CI
3 28 (3.00%) WinRunner
4 26 (2.78%) Vagrant
5 22 (2.36%) Git (software)
6 16 (1.71%) TeamCity
7 14 (1.50%) Maven
7 14 (1.50%) MSBuild
8 12 (1.28%) Ant
8 12 (1.28%) CruiseControl
8 12 (1.28%) Gradle
9 10 (1.07%) JIRA
10 8 (0.86%) MSI
11 7 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (0.43%) AdminStudio
13 4 (0.43%) Selenium
13 4 (0.43%) Subversion
General
1 63 (6.75%) Finance
2 28 (3.00%) Telecoms
3 25 (2.68%) Law
4 14 (1.50%) Retail
5 12 (1.28%) Banking
6 11 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 9 (0.96%) Legal
8 6 (0.64%) Back Office
8 6 (0.64%) Electronics
9 5 (0.54%) Automotive
9 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.43%) Local Government
10 4 (0.43%) Marketing
11 3 (0.32%) Advertising
11 3 (0.32%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.32%) Publishing
12 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.11%) French Language
12 1 (0.11%) Military
12 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 172 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 91 (9.74%) Architect
3 71 (7.60%) Support Engineer
4 63 (6.75%) Analyst
5 58 (6.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 52 (5.57%) Consultant
6 52 (5.57%) Infrastructure Architect
7 50 (5.35%) Server Engineer
8 41 (4.39%) Azure Engineer
8 41 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
9 40 (4.28%) 3rd Line Support
10 37 (3.96%) Windows Engineer
11 34 (3.64%) Infrastructure Support
12 31 (3.32%) IT Engineer
13 29 (3.10%) Desktop Support
13 29 (3.10%) IT Support
13 29 (3.10%) Systems Engineer
14 28 (3.00%) Administrator
15 26 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
16 25 (2.68%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.18%) Middleware
2 16 (1.71%) .NET
2 16 (1.71%) LDAP
3 14 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
4 12 (1.28%) JRuby
4 12 (1.28%) JSON
4 12 (1.28%) Servlets
5 10 (1.07%) LAPP Stack
6 9 (0.96%) Web Services
7 7 (0.75%) JSP
8 6 (0.64%) 802.1X
8 6 (0.64%) AngularJS
8 6 (0.64%) CSS
8 6 (0.64%) HTML
8 6 (0.64%) Kafka
8 6 (0.64%) LAMP
8 6 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (0.54%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (0.32%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 131 (14.03%) Clustering
2 101 (10.81%) Data Centre
3 81 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (3.75%) Fat Client
4 35 (3.75%) Thin Client
5 34 (3.64%) PKI
6 29 (3.10%) Public Cloud
7 27 (2.89%) PDA
8 21 (2.25%) CLARiiON
9 20 (2.14%) Computer Science
9 20 (2.14%) Management Information System
10 19 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
10 19 (2.03%) Private Cloud
11 18 (1.93%) Enterprise Storage
12 15 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
13 13 (1.39%) Replication
14 10 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
14 10 (1.07%) NHS
15 9 (0.96%) Blackberry
15 9 (0.96%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 710 (76.02%) Windows
2 470 (50.32%) Windows Server
3 216 (23.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 206 (22.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 161 (17.24%) Linux
6 147 (15.74%) Windows 10
7 116 (12.42%) Windows 7
8 100 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (5.03%) AIX
10 45 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 41 (4.39%) Unix
12 39 (4.18%) CentOS
13 30 (3.21%) Ubuntu
14 20 (2.14%) Windows 8
14 20 (2.14%) Windows XP
15 17 (1.82%) Debian
16 12 (1.28%) Fedora
16 12 (1.28%) VMS
17 10 (1.07%) DC/OS
18 3 (0.32%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (22.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 201 (21.52%) ITIL
3 133 (14.24%) Migration
4 65 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
5 60 (6.42%) Change Management
6 56 (6.00%) DevOps
7 55 (5.89%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (5.78%) Server Management
8 54 (5.78%) Virtual Environments
9 53 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 51 (5.46%) Network Design
11 45 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (4.50%) Application Packaging
12 42 (4.50%) Configuration Management
13 38 (4.07%) Network Load Balancing
13 38 (4.07%) Service Management
14 37 (3.96%) Data Protection
14 37 (3.96%) Server Virtualisation
14 37 (3.96%) Service Delivery
15 34 (3.64%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 231 (24.73%) SQL
2 229 (24.52%) PowerShell
3 43 (4.60%) Python
4 33 (3.53%) VBScript
5 29 (3.10%) Bash Shell
6 28 (3.00%) C#
6 28 (3.00%) JavaScript
7 27 (2.89%) Java
8 26 (2.78%) Perl
9 20 (2.14%) VB
10 18 (1.93%) C
10 18 (1.93%) Go
11 14 (1.50%) Ruby
12 5 (0.54%) PHP
13 4 (0.43%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.32%) C++
14 3 (0.32%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 167 (17.88%) Security Cleared
2 119 (12.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 114 (12.21%) SC Cleared
4 79 (8.46%) MCSE
5 53 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (5.46%) DV Cleared
7 49 (5.25%) Degree
8 42 (4.50%) MCSA
9 29 (3.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 28 (3.00%) ISTQB
11 27 (2.89%) Citrix Certification
12 24 (2.57%) CCNP
13 23 (2.46%) CCNA
14 21 (2.25%) Novell Certification
15 20 (2.14%) MCITP
15 20 (2.14%) MCP
16 17 (1.82%) CCA
16 17 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
17 13 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
18 12 (1.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.78%) SLA
2 8 (0.86%) GDPR
2 8 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.54%) Government Security Classifications
3 5 (0.54%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (0.43%) PMO
5 3 (0.32%) COBIT
6 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.21%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) QA
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 470 (50.32%) Active Directory
2 460 (49.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (15.31%) VMware ESXi
4 105 (11.24%) XenApp
5 96 (10.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 91 (9.74%) vSphere
7 80 (8.57%) XenDesktop
8 71 (7.60%) Virtual Machines
9 42 (4.50%) XenServer
10 41 (4.39%) Virtual Desktop
11 32 (3.43%) VirtualBox
12 28 (3.00%) DFS Replication
13 27 (2.89%) Docker
14 20 (2.14%) VMware Workstation
15 18 (1.93%) NFS
16 16 (1.71%) Terminal Services
16 16 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
17 14 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
18 12 (1.28%) Forefront TMG
19 11 (1.18%) UAG
Systems Management
1 236 (25.27%) SCCM
2 121 (12.96%) SCOM
3 70 (7.49%) Microsoft Clustering
4 50 (5.35%) Puppet
5 48 (5.14%) WSUS
6 43 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
7 41 (4.39%) Ansible
8 40 (4.28%) Microsoft Intune
9 38 (4.07%) SCVMM
10 34 (3.64%) McAfee ePO
11 29 (3.10%) Failover Clustering
11 29 (3.10%) NetBackup
11 29 (3.10%) Terraform
11 29 (3.10%) vCenter Server
12 28 (3.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 27 (2.89%) HP ALM
14 26 (2.78%) Packer
15 25 (2.68%) Backup Exec
16 21 (2.25%) Kubernetes
17 17 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 637 (68.20%) VMware
2 493 (52.78%) Microsoft
3 226 (24.20%) Citrix
4 189 (20.24%) Cisco
5 150 (16.06%) HP
6 62 (6.64%) McAfee
7 54 (5.78%) EMC
8 50 (5.35%) Oracle
9 49 (5.25%) NetApp
9 49 (5.25%) Symantec
9 49 (5.25%) Veritas
10 41 (4.39%) Dell
10 41 (4.39%) Red Hat
11 40 (4.28%) Google
12 39 (4.18%) IBM
13 35 (3.75%) SolarWinds
14 33 (3.53%) Juniper
15 30 (3.21%) Ivanti
15 30 (3.21%) Splunk
16 29 (3.10%) Veeam