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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 294 253 256
Rank change year-on-year -41 +3  
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 365 519 485
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.98% 0.87%
As % of the System Software category 6.95% 7.75% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 334 301
Median daily rate £361 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £233 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +7.69% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 20
Median hourly rate £34.50 £25.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.98% +22.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £17.20 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.25 £42.13 £37.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £28.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +69.64% +33.33%  

Hyper-V is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5251 6694 5913
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.17% 12.61% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3369 4129 3336
Median daily rate £402 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £203 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 469 616
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.02 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

Hyper-V
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Hyper-V as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Hyper-V in the UK

Hyper-V
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 340 £369 -1.66% 220
London -29 123 £385 -7.22% 49
South East -15 59 £400 +6.66% 48
South West +9 42 £350 - 21
East of England +1 29 £450 +12.50% 22
North West +22 21 £425 +41.66% 28
East Midlands +4 21 £253 -15.83% 6
Hertfordshire +14 20 £450 +56.52% 7
Yorkshire +15 19 £355 -11.80% 19
Milton Keynes -2 18 £450 -7.69% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 18 £450 +5.26% 3
West Midlands +23 16 £225 -31.81% 17
Watford +11 16 £450 +114.28% 5
City of London -4 16 £325 -23.52% 9
Hampshire -4 16 £408 +1.87% 7
West Yorkshire +12 14 £349 -7.00% 12
Bristol -3 14 £370 +13.84% 10
Leeds +25 12 £360 -4.00% 4
Manchester +18 12 £488 +62.50% 16
Gloucestershire +12 12 £200 -50.00% 3
Wales +5 11 £280 - 6
Cardiff +9 10 £280 - 4
South Wales +3 10 £280 - 4
Leicestershire 0 9 £255 -36.25% 1
Scotland -13 9 £258 -14.16% 6
North East +27 8 £345 +21.05% 10
Leicester +4 8 £253 -36.87% 1
Berkshire -12 8 £375 - 17
Surrey +1 7 £369 +6.88% 7
Somerset -1 7 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 554 (78.36%) Windows
2 428 (60.54%) VMware
3 360 (50.92%) Active Directory
4 351 (49.65%) Microsoft
5 350 (49.50%) Windows Server
6 301 (42.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 240 (33.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 206 (29.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 196 (27.72%) PowerShell
10 173 (24.47%) Citrix
11 168 (23.76%) Office 365
12 166 (23.48%) SCCM
12 166 (23.48%) Cisco
13 165 (23.34%) Microsoft Azure
14 161 (22.77%) SQL Server
15 154 (21.78%) Firewall
16 152 (21.50%) SQL
17 147 (20.79%) DNS
18 145 (20.51%) SAN
19 137 (19.38%) Microsoft Certification
19 137 (19.38%) HP
19 137 (19.38%) MS Exchange
20 131 (18.53%) ITIL
21 127 (17.96%) DHCP
22 125 (17.68%) Linux
23 117 (16.55%) Security Cleared
24 111 (15.70%) Data Centre
25 108 (15.28%) Migration
26 97 (13.72%) SCOM
27 94 (13.30%) Windows Server 2003

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 (19.38%) MS Exchange
2 88 (12.45%) Skype for Business
3 79 (11.17%) SharePoint
4 69 (9.76%) IIS
5 68 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 66 (9.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 23 (3.25%) Apache
8 17 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 16 (2.26%) Tomcat
10 14 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
11 11 (1.56%) OpenStack
12 8 (1.13%) Oracle Application Server
13 7 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.99%) iPlanet
13 7 (0.99%) JBoss
13 7 (0.99%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.71%) CMS
14 5 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 63 (8.91%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.57%) Acrobat
3 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (0.99%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 5 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.28%) Primavera
5 2 (0.28%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.14%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 168 (23.76%) Office 365
2 165 (23.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (10.18%) Amazon AWS
4 39 (5.52%) IaaS
5 22 (3.11%) PaaS
6 18 (2.55%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (2.26%) SaaS
8 8 (1.13%) Yammer
9 6 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.85%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.57%) Google Compute Engine
11 3 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.42%) Mailgun
11 3 (0.42%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.42%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.14%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.14%) GitHub
12 1 (0.14%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 154 (21.78%) Firewall
2 147 (20.79%) DNS
3 145 (20.51%) SAN
4 127 (17.96%) DHCP
5 90 (12.73%) LAN
6 84 (11.88%) WAN
7 74 (10.47%) TCP/IP
8 69 (9.76%) VPN
9 56 (7.92%) NAS
10 46 (6.51%) NetScaler
11 37 (5.23%) Wireless
12 33 (4.67%) Skype
13 27 (3.82%) Cisco ASA
13 27 (3.82%) iSCSI
14 26 (3.68%) Network Security
15 23 (3.25%) Internet
16 22 (3.11%) SMTP
17 20 (2.83%) Wi-Fi
18 19 (2.69%) Remote Desktop
19 17 (2.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (22.77%) SQL Server
2 63 (8.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 36 (5.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 32 (4.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (2.26%) SQL Server 2016
6 14 (1.98%) MySQL
7 13 (1.84%) Big Data
8 12 (1.70%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.71%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.57%) HBase
11 4 (0.57%) Power BI
11 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.28%) DocumentDB
12 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (1.56%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (1.41%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.13%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (0.71%) Hudson
4 5 (0.71%) JIRA
4 5 (0.71%) MSI
4 5 (0.71%) TeamCity
4 5 (0.71%) Vagrant
4 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.42%) CruiseControl
6 3 (0.42%) Maven
6 3 (0.42%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.28%) Grunt
7 2 (0.28%) JMeter
7 2 (0.28%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.28%) Selenium
7 2 (0.28%) Subversion
General
1 74 (10.47%) Finance
2 27 (3.82%) Banking
3 24 (3.39%) Retail
4 21 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.69%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.70%) Law
7 11 (1.56%) Legal
8 10 (1.41%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.27%) Electronics
10 7 (0.99%) Back Office
10 7 (0.99%) Marketing
11 4 (0.57%) Billing
12 3 (0.42%) Advertising
12 3 (0.42%) Publishing
13 2 (0.28%) Front Office
14 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.14%) French Language
14 1 (0.14%) Games
14 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 111 (15.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 93 (13.15%) Architect
3 66 (9.34%) Analyst
4 62 (8.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 62 (8.77%) Support Engineer
5 60 (8.49%) Consultant
6 50 (7.07%) 3rd Line Support
7 46 (6.51%) Administrator
7 46 (6.51%) Windows Engineer
8 38 (5.37%) Technical Architect
9 32 (4.53%) Support Analyst
10 31 (4.38%) Server Engineer
11 30 (4.24%) Hyper-V Engineer
11 30 (4.24%) Systems Administrator
12 29 (4.10%) Infrastructure Architect
12 29 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
13 27 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 26 (3.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 26 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
14 26 (3.68%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.40%) .NET
2 11 (1.56%) ASP.NET
2 11 (1.56%) Middleware
2 11 (1.56%) Web Services
3 8 (1.13%) WAP
4 7 (0.99%) J2EE
5 4 (0.57%) XMPP
6 3 (0.42%) Classic ASP
6 3 (0.42%) HTML
6 3 (0.42%) LAMP
6 3 (0.42%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (0.42%) Node.js
6 3 (0.42%) RESTful
6 3 (0.42%) WCF
6 3 (0.42%) WF
6 3 (0.42%) XML
7 2 (0.28%) Kafka
7 2 (0.28%) Rendezvous
7 2 (0.28%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 111 (15.70%) Data Centre
2 86 (12.16%) Clustering
3 72 (10.18%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (7.36%) Replication
5 32 (4.53%) Private Cloud
6 29 (4.10%) Management Information System
7 23 (3.25%) Computer Science
8 18 (2.55%) Blackberry
9 15 (2.12%) Enterprise Storage
9 15 (2.12%) EPoS
9 15 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (1.13%) Fat Client
11 8 (1.13%) FlexPod
11 8 (1.13%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.13%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.99%) iPhone
13 6 (0.85%) Derivative
13 6 (0.85%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.71%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 554 (78.36%) Windows
2 350 (49.50%) Windows Server
3 240 (33.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 206 (29.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 125 (17.68%) Linux
6 94 (13.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 85 (12.02%) Windows 7
8 56 (7.92%) Windows 10
9 54 (7.64%) Unix
10 44 (6.22%) CentOS
11 36 (5.09%) Solaris
12 34 (4.81%) Windows 8
13 32 (4.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (2.26%) Windows Vista
15 13 (1.84%) Windows XP
16 12 (1.70%) AIX
16 12 (1.70%) Android
17 11 (1.56%) Data ONTAP
17 11 (1.56%) SUSE
18 9 (1.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (18.53%) ITIL
2 108 (15.28%) Migration
3 55 (7.78%) Change Management
3 55 (7.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 50 (7.07%) DevOps
4 50 (7.07%) Virtual Environments
5 47 (6.65%) Project Management
6 42 (5.94%) Server Virtualisation
7 41 (5.80%) Service Management
8 40 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (5.66%) High Availability
8 40 (5.66%) TOGAF
9 36 (5.09%) Service Delivery
10 32 (4.53%) Configuration Management
11 31 (4.38%) ITIL V3
12 25 (3.54%) ITSM
13 24 (3.39%) Incident Management
13 24 (3.39%) Server Building
14 23 (3.25%) Load Balancing
15 21 (2.97%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 196 (27.72%) PowerShell
2 152 (21.50%) SQL
3 37 (5.23%) Python
4 23 (3.25%) Perl
5 20 (2.83%) Bash Shell
6 17 (2.40%) C#
6 17 (2.40%) VBScript
7 13 (1.84%) Korn
8 11 (1.56%) Java
9 9 (1.27%) PHP
10 7 (0.99%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.85%) VB
12 5 (0.71%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.71%) Ruby
12 5 (0.71%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.57%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.28%) C++
14 2 (0.28%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.14%) C
15 1 (0.14%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 137 (19.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 117 (16.55%) Security Cleared
3 93 (13.15%) MCSE
4 91 (12.87%) SC Cleared
5 56 (7.92%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (5.80%) CCNA
7 40 (5.66%) MCITP
8 36 (5.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 33 (4.67%) Degree
10 32 (4.53%) DV Cleared
10 32 (4.53%) MCP
10 32 (4.53%) MCSA
11 18 (2.55%) CCNP
12 14 (1.98%) MCTS
13 12 (1.70%) Citrix Certification
14 11 (1.56%) CCIE
14 11 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (1.13%) CCDP
16 7 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (0.85%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.24%) SLA
2 10 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.71%) QA
5 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.14%) GAMP
6 1 (0.14%) GxP
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 360 (50.92%) Active Directory
2 301 (42.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (9.34%) VMware ESXi
4 65 (9.19%) XenApp
5 54 (7.64%) XenDesktop
6 50 (7.07%) vSphere
7 39 (5.52%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (4.67%) XenServer
9 24 (3.39%) KVM
9 24 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (3.11%) Virtual Servers
11 19 (2.69%) VMware Workstation
12 16 (2.26%) Xen
13 15 (2.12%) Terminal Services
14 13 (1.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (1.41%) vCloud
16 9 (1.27%) ISA Server
16 9 (1.27%) NFS
16 9 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
17 8 (1.13%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 166 (23.48%) SCCM
2 97 (13.72%) SCOM
3 43 (6.08%) Microsoft Clustering
4 30 (4.24%) SCVMM
5 28 (3.96%) WSUS
6 26 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (3.68%) Puppet
7 22 (3.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 22 (3.11%) NetBackup
8 20 (2.83%) Ansible
9 18 (2.55%) Nagios
9 18 (2.55%) SCOrch
10 17 (2.40%) Failover Clustering
10 17 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
10 17 (2.40%) vCenter Server
11 16 (2.26%) Backup Exec
11 16 (2.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 13 (1.84%) vMotion
13 12 (1.70%) PowerCLI
14 11 (1.56%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 428 (60.54%) VMware
2 351 (49.65%) Microsoft
3 173 (24.47%) Citrix
4 166 (23.48%) Cisco
5 137 (19.38%) HP
6 63 (8.91%) Dell
6 63 (8.91%) NetApp
7 45 (6.36%) Red Hat
8 44 (6.22%) Veeam
9 41 (5.80%) Symantec
10 38 (5.37%) Oracle
11 33 (4.67%) EMC
12 28 (3.96%) CheckPoint
13 26 (3.68%) Juniper
14 22 (3.11%) F5
14 22 (3.11%) Sun
15 20 (2.83%) IBM
16 19 (2.69%) Palo Alto
16 19 (2.69%) SolarWinds
16 19 (2.69%) Veritas
West Midlands
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Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Talendrone.com
Rate: Excellent Daily Rates
Posted: 15 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Modis International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £150 - £180 per day
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Wiltshire
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Gloucestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £200 - £225 per day +
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North East
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Rate: £260 - £300 per day
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