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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 295 271 238
Rank change year-on-year -24 -33  
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 351 465 525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.87% 0.97%
As % of the System Software category 6.99% 7.96% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 290 326
Median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £250 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £350 £411
% change year-on-year -11.42% -14.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 30
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £23.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -4.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.39 £14.75 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.33 £30.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -15.55% -5.26%  

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 5018 5842 5553
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.13% 10.90% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3194 3561 3055
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 452 637
Median hourly rate £16.88 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.46% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -17 333 £350 -6.66% 214
London +44 150 £425 - 56
South East -48 67 £350 +7.69% 49
City of London 0 25 £350 -17.64% 21
East of England +10 23 £320 -17.41% 21
Buckinghamshire +3 23 £350 +16.66% 4
Yorkshire +8 21 £331 +10.41% 13
Milton Keynes 0 20 £350 +16.66% 3
East Midlands -5 20 £255 -28.16% 15
North West -7 15 £300 -20.00% 25
West Midlands +11 14 £300 +8.10% 14
Hampshire +2 14 £275 -21.42% 7
South West -14 13 £310 -17.46% 14
Manchester +16 11 £263 -38.23% 17
Berkshire +4 10 £475 +35.71% 15
Northamptonshire - 10 £255 - 2
West Yorkshire +2 9 £323 +4.87% 6
Hertfordshire +6 8 £344 -16.66% 8
Scotland -12 8 £324 +3.60% 6
Surrey -17 8 £155 -49.91% 10
Birmingham +1 7 £350 +25.00% 5
Oxfordshire -7 7 £350 +40.00% 9
North East - 7 £290 - 6
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £290 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 7 £290 - 6
Cambridgeshire +10 6 £130 -66.45% 8
Leicestershire +5 6 £250 - 4
Leeds +2 6 £325 +5.69% 3
Essex -1 6 £425 +25.92% 1
Cambridge +15 5 £218 -43.87% 5

Hyper-V
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 566 (75.07%) Windows
2 466 (61.80%) VMware
3 402 (53.32%) Active Directory
4 391 (51.86%) Microsoft
5 368 (48.81%) Windows Server
6 308 (40.85%) VMware Infrastructure
7 239 (31.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 237 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 195 (25.86%) PowerShell
10 174 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
11 173 (22.94%) Cisco
12 167 (22.15%) DNS
13 161 (21.35%) Firewall
14 160 (21.22%) SQL Server
15 158 (20.95%) SCCM
16 147 (19.50%) SQL
17 146 (19.36%) Office 365
18 142 (18.83%) MS Exchange
19 140 (18.57%) DHCP
19 140 (18.57%) Citrix
20 139 (18.44%) SAN
20 139 (18.44%) Security Cleared
21 126 (16.71%) ITIL
22 124 (16.45%) Linux
23 121 (16.05%) MS Excel
24 119 (15.78%) Microsoft Certification
25 114 (15.12%) Skype for Business
26 110 (14.59%) SC Cleared
27 104 (13.79%) HP
28 98 (13.00%) LAN

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
1 142 (18.83%) MS Exchange
2 114 (15.12%) Skype for Business
3 82 (10.88%) IIS
4 79 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 72 (9.55%) SharePoint
6 62 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (2.92%) Apache
8 15 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (1.99%) OpenStack
8 15 (1.99%) Tomcat
9 13 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (1.72%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.59%) Confluence
10 12 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (1.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 9 (1.19%) DataSynapse
12 9 (1.19%) Oracle Coherence
12 9 (1.19%) WebLogic
13 7 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 121 (16.05%) MS Excel
2 60 (7.96%) MS Office
3 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) Acrobat
4 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.27%) MS Project
4 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 174 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 146 (19.36%) Office 365
3 64 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
4 36 (4.77%) IaaS
5 27 (3.58%) SaaS
6 23 (3.05%) PaaS
7 20 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (1.06%) Yammer
10 7 (0.93%) GitHub
11 5 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
11 5 (0.66%) SoftLayer
12 4 (0.53%) Google Compute Engine
12 4 (0.53%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.40%) Mailgun
14 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 2 (0.27%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 167 (22.15%) DNS
2 161 (21.35%) Firewall
3 140 (18.57%) DHCP
4 139 (18.44%) SAN
5 98 (13.00%) LAN
6 95 (12.60%) WAN
7 79 (10.48%) TCP/IP
8 71 (9.42%) VPN
9 48 (6.37%) Skype
9 48 (6.37%) Wireless
10 42 (5.57%) NAS
11 38 (5.04%) Internet
12 36 (4.77%) iSCSI
12 36 (4.77%) VLAN
13 30 (3.98%) Cisco ASA
14 24 (3.18%) Unified Communications
15 22 (2.92%) Remote Desktop
16 21 (2.79%) Network Security
17 20 (2.65%) Fibre Channel
18 17 (2.25%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (21.22%) SQL Server
2 43 (5.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 29 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.19%) Hadoop
5 9 (1.19%) HBase
5 9 (1.19%) MySQL
5 9 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.93%) Big Data
7 7 (0.93%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.40%) Power BI
10 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.27%) DB2
Development Applications
1 21 (2.79%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.99%) Jenkins
3 14 (1.86%) JIRA
4 13 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (1.33%) Visual Studio
6 7 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (0.80%) MSI
8 5 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
8 5 (0.66%) StarTeam
8 5 (0.66%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.66%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.66%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.53%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.53%) Hudson
10 3 (0.40%) Rational Application Developer
10 3 (0.40%) Subversion
10 3 (0.40%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
11 2 (0.27%) MSBuild
11 2 (0.27%) WinDbg
General
1 79 (10.48%) Finance
2 26 (3.45%) Banking
3 24 (3.18%) Retail
4 17 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.72%) Legal
7 11 (1.46%) Law
8 9 (1.19%) Advertising
8 9 (1.19%) Electronics
8 9 (1.19%) Marketing
9 5 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.27%) Billing
10 2 (0.27%) Local Government
10 2 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.13%) Back Office
11 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.13%) Games
11 1 (0.13%) Military
11 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (16.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 121 (16.05%) Architect
3 75 (9.95%) Support Engineer
4 72 (9.55%) Analyst
5 66 (8.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 62 (8.22%) Consultant
7 49 (6.50%) Windows Engineer
8 46 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support
9 42 (5.57%) Infrastructure Architect
10 37 (4.91%) IT Engineer
11 35 (4.64%) Technical Architect
12 32 (4.24%) Administrator
12 32 (4.24%) Server Engineer
13 30 (3.98%) Support Analyst
14 29 (3.85%) Network Engineer
15 27 (3.58%) Systems Engineer
16 24 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 24 (3.18%) IT Support
17 23 (3.05%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
17 23 (3.05%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.79%) .NET
2 18 (2.39%) Middleware
3 14 (1.86%) Web Services
4 10 (1.33%) ASP.NET
5 9 (1.19%) HTML
5 9 (1.19%) LAMP
5 9 (1.19%) Rendezvous
5 9 (1.19%) XML
5 9 (1.19%) XSLT
6 7 (0.93%) MCollective
7 6 (0.80%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (0.80%) J2EE
7 6 (0.80%) WCF
8 4 (0.53%) WAP
8 4 (0.53%) WF
8 4 (0.53%) XMPP
9 3 (0.40%) Classic ASP
9 3 (0.40%) RESTful
10 2 (0.27%) Django
10 2 (0.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 89 (11.80%) Data Centre
2 82 (10.88%) Clustering
3 67 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (6.10%) Replication
5 25 (3.32%) Management Information System
6 24 (3.18%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.79%) Hybrid Cloud
8 18 (2.39%) Blackberry
9 17 (2.25%) Private Cloud
10 15 (1.99%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.72%) PKI
11 13 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
13 10 (1.33%) Client/Server
13 10 (1.33%) EPoS
14 8 (1.06%) FlexPod
15 7 (0.93%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 6 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
16 6 (0.80%) Fat Client
16 6 (0.80%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 566 (75.07%) Windows
2 368 (48.81%) Windows Server
3 239 (31.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 237 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 124 (16.45%) Linux
6 87 (11.54%) Windows 7
7 81 (10.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 71 (9.42%) Windows 10
9 43 (5.70%) Windows 8
10 39 (5.17%) Unix
11 31 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (2.92%) Solaris
13 20 (2.65%) Windows XP
14 18 (2.39%) CentOS
15 16 (2.12%) Android
16 15 (1.99%) AIX
17 11 (1.46%) Apple iOS
18 10 (1.33%) Mac OS X
19 6 (0.80%) Data ONTAP
20 5 (0.66%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (16.71%) ITIL
2 75 (9.95%) Migration
3 56 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (7.29%) DevOps
5 54 (7.16%) Server Virtualisation
6 53 (7.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 51 (6.76%) Virtual Environments
8 43 (5.70%) Change Management
9 40 (5.31%) High Availability
10 38 (5.04%) Service Management
11 29 (3.85%) Project Management
12 27 (3.58%) TOGAF
13 26 (3.45%) Server Building
14 24 (3.18%) Incident Management
15 23 (3.05%) Capacity Planning
15 23 (3.05%) CRM
15 23 (3.05%) Network Management
16 22 (2.92%) Configuration Management
16 22 (2.92%) Mobile Device Management
16 22 (2.92%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 195 (25.86%) PowerShell
2 147 (19.50%) SQL
3 37 (4.91%) Python
4 21 (2.79%) Java
5 18 (2.39%) C#
6 17 (2.25%) Perl
6 17 (2.25%) VBScript
7 16 (2.12%) Bash Shell
7 16 (2.12%) VB
8 14 (1.86%) JavaScript
9 9 (1.19%) C
10 7 (0.93%) Korn
10 7 (0.93%) Ruby
11 5 (0.66%) PHP
11 5 (0.66%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.53%) C++
12 4 (0.53%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.27%) VB6
14 1 (0.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 139 (18.44%) Security Cleared
2 119 (15.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 110 (14.59%) SC Cleared
4 81 (10.74%) MCSE
5 75 (9.95%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (7.03%) CCNA
7 37 (4.91%) MCSA
8 35 (4.64%) CCNP
8 35 (4.64%) DV Cleared
8 35 (4.64%) MCITP
9 31 (4.11%) Degree
10 29 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 21 (2.79%) CCIE
12 20 (2.65%) MCP
13 16 (2.12%) MCTS
14 11 (1.46%) DBS Check
15 9 (1.19%) CCDP
16 8 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
18 6 (0.80%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.38%) SLA
2 10 (1.33%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.53%) QA
5 1 (0.13%) GAMP
5 1 (0.13%) GCP
5 1 (0.13%) GxP
5 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 402 (53.32%) Active Directory
2 308 (40.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (7.16%) XenApp
4 52 (6.90%) vSphere
5 47 (6.23%) XenDesktop
6 46 (6.10%) Virtual Machines
7 36 (4.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 36 (4.77%) VMware ESXi
8 27 (3.58%) VMware ESX
9 24 (3.18%) KVM
9 24 (3.18%) XenServer
10 17 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (2.12%) Docker
11 16 (2.12%) NFS
11 16 (2.12%) Xen
12 14 (1.86%) Terminal Services
13 13 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
14 11 (1.46%) SRDF
15 9 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
16 8 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 158 (20.95%) SCCM
2 87 (11.54%) SCOM
3 40 (5.31%) Puppet
4 35 (4.64%) Ansible
4 35 (4.64%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (3.71%) Microsoft Clustering
6 26 (3.45%) SCVMM
7 24 (3.18%) WSUS
8 21 (2.79%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 20 (2.65%) Backup Exec
10 19 (2.52%) Failover Clustering
11 18 (2.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 15 (1.99%) NetBackup
13 14 (1.86%) vRealize
14 13 (1.72%) PowerCLI
15 12 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
15 12 (1.59%) Packer
16 11 (1.46%) Nagios
16 11 (1.46%) SCOrch
16 11 (1.46%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 466 (61.80%) VMware
2 391 (51.86%) Microsoft
3 173 (22.94%) Cisco
4 140 (18.57%) Citrix
5 104 (13.79%) HP
6 74 (9.81%) NetApp
7 65 (8.62%) Dell
8 48 (6.37%) Oracle
9 47 (6.23%) Symantec
10 46 (6.10%) EMC
11 35 (4.64%) Juniper
12 33 (4.38%) CheckPoint
13 26 (3.45%) Veeam
14 25 (3.32%) IBM
14 25 (3.32%) Red Hat
15 24 (3.18%) Palo Alto
16 23 (3.05%) SolarWinds
17 16 (2.12%) Apple
17 16 (2.12%) SAP
18 13 (1.72%) Intel
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