Period
to 12 April 2021

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 April 2021 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 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 332 292 333
Rank change year-on-year -40 +41 -26
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 334 499 746
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.84% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 4.37% 5.43% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 373 529
10th Percentile £204 £200 £200
25th Percentile £306 £285 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £410 £375 £396
Median % change year-on-year +9.33% -5.30% +7.03%
75th Percentile £488 £475 £480
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £390
% change year-on-year -3.23% -0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 29
10th Percentile £12.52 £16.20 £14.62
25th Percentile " £16.25 £15.37
Median hourly rate £12.98 £17.16 £17.25
Median % change year-on-year -24.36% -0.52% -25.81%
75th Percentile £18.53 £33.75 £21.25
90th Percentile £25.00 £45.00 £22.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.98 £17.16 £17.25
% change year-on-year -24.36% -0.52% -31.01%

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 7,638 9,196 14,838
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.61% 15.42% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,271 6,179 10,019
10th Percentile £231 £165 £180
25th Percentile £369 £320 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 287 506 656
10th Percentile £11.29 £11.26 £10.92
25th Percentile £13.38 £13.37 £12.76
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +3.23%
75th Percentile £45.88 £22.00 £25.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.48
% change year-on-year +6.06% +6.57% +3.22%

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 April 2021.

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 April 2021.

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 12 April 2021. 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 -9 279 £413 +10.00% 307
UK excluding London +2 207 £375 -3.23% 270
London -6 92 £420 +20.00% 48
South East +57 86 £475 +19.87% 62
Work from Home -179 78 £375 -14.29% 52
North of England +29 34 £338 -10.00% 85
Scotland 0 21 £375 -11.76% 6
Midlands -18 21 £225 -47.06% 65
East of England +33 19 £313 -10.71% 25
South West +36 17 £388 -6.06% 19
Yorkshire +33 16 £393 +38.94% 22
North West +4 14 £265 -26.90% 54
West Midlands -12 12 £238 -47.22% 40
East Midlands +8 9 £225 -40.00% 25
Northern Ireland - 5 £438 -
North East +31 4 £438 +16.67% 9
Wales +4 4 £290 -22.67% 8

For the 6 months to 12 April 2021, 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.

1 280 (83.83%) Windows
2 237 (70.96%) VMware
3 207 (61.98%) Active Directory
4 187 (55.99%) VMware Infrastructure
5 174 (52.10%) Microsoft
6 170 (50.90%) Windows Server
7 163 (48.80%) Azure
8 114 (34.13%) PowerShell
9 104 (31.14%) Microsoft 365
10 81 (24.25%) Migration
11 80 (23.95%) SQL
12 76 (22.75%) Firewall
13 74 (22.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 72 (21.56%) AWS
14 72 (21.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 71 (21.26%) Linux
16 70 (20.96%) Security Cleared
17 68 (20.36%) Citrix
18 66 (19.76%) Windows Server 2016
19 63 (18.86%) DNS
20 59 (17.66%) SCCM
20 59 (17.66%) DevOps
21 53 (15.87%) WAN
22 52 (15.57%) DHCP
22 52 (15.57%) SAN
22 52 (15.57%) Windows Server 2008
22 52 (15.57%) Data Centre
23 50 (14.97%) Terraform
24 49 (14.67%) Azure Active Directory
24 49 (14.67%) ITIL

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 36 (10.78%) MS Exchange
2 28 (8.38%) SharePoint
3 13 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.29%) IIS
6 9 (2.69%) WebLogic
7 8 (2.40%) Skype for Business
7 8 (2.40%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.40%) WebSphere
8 7 (2.10%) Apache
9 4 (1.20%) JBoss
9 4 (1.20%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.90%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.90%) SAS
11 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 26 (7.78%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.69%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (2.40%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.30%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 163 (48.80%) Azure
2 104 (31.14%) Microsoft 365
3 72 (21.56%) AWS
4 49 (14.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 42 (12.57%) PaaS
6 39 (11.68%) SaaS
7 26 (7.78%) IaaS
8 15 (4.49%) GCP
9 13 (3.89%) AWS CloudFormation
10 12 (3.59%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 10 (2.99%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 6 (1.80%) GitHub
13 4 (1.20%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.90%) Azure Stack
14 3 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
14 3 (0.90%) Mimecast
14 3 (0.90%) ShareGate
15 2 (0.60%) Google Workspace
16 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
16 1 (0.30%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 76 (22.75%) Firewall
2 63 (18.86%) DNS
3 53 (15.87%) WAN
4 52 (15.57%) DHCP
4 52 (15.57%) SAN
5 46 (13.77%) LAN
6 32 (9.58%) VPN
7 27 (8.08%) NAS
8 17 (5.09%) NetScaler
9 14 (4.19%) iSCSI
10 13 (3.89%) Internet
10 13 (3.89%) TCP/IP
11 12 (3.59%) VLAN
11 12 (3.59%) Wireless
12 11 (3.29%) Fibre Channel
12 11 (3.29%) Skype
13 10 (2.99%) VoIP
14 9 (2.69%) VSAN
15 8 (2.40%) MPLS
15 8 (2.40%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.47%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.19%) Cosmos DB
3 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (1.20%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.20%) HBase
6 4 (1.20%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.60%) Data Lake
7 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.60%) MySQL
8 1 (0.30%) GIS
8 1 (0.30%) Ingres
8 1 (0.30%) OLTP
8 1 (0.30%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 13 (3.89%) ReSharper
2 6 (1.80%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
3 5 (1.50%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.90%) MSI
4 3 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.60%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.60%) GitLab
5 2 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.30%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.30%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.30%) Selenium
6 1 (0.30%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.30%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
General
1 27 (8.08%) Finance
2 26 (7.78%) Public Sector
3 11 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.80%) Legal
5 5 (1.50%) Banking
6 4 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.90%) Law
7 3 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.90%) Retail
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) Local Government
8 1 (0.30%) Marketing
8 1 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 65 (19.46%) Architect
2 57 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 47 (14.07%) Infrastructure Architect
4 33 (9.88%) Cloud Architect
5 26 (7.78%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 23 (6.89%) 3rd Line Support
7 22 (6.59%) Azure Engineer
8 21 (6.29%) DevOps Engineer
8 21 (6.29%) Server Engineer
9 20 (5.99%) Support Engineer
10 18 (5.39%) Cloud Engineer
11 17 (5.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 16 (4.79%) Consultant
13 15 (4.49%) Analyst
14 14 (4.19%) Administrator
15 13 (3.89%) Systems Administrator
16 12 (3.59%) Citrix Engineer
16 12 (3.59%) Infrastructure Specialist
16 12 (3.59%) Windows Engineer
17 11 (3.29%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.89%) Middleware
2 13 (3.89%) .NET
2 13 (3.89%) .NET Framework
2 13 (3.89%) REST
3 5 (1.50%) Web Services
4 3 (0.90%) Java EE
5 1 (0.30%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.30%) HTML
5 1 (0.30%) J2EE
5 1 (0.30%) Java RMI
5 1 (0.30%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (15.57%) Data Centre
2 37 (11.08%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (8.08%) Public Cloud
4 23 (6.89%) Clustering
5 21 (6.29%) Private Cloud
6 20 (5.99%) Cloud Native
7 18 (5.39%) Enterprise Cloud
8 13 (3.89%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (2.69%) User Experience
10 7 (2.10%) Replication
11 6 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.50%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.50%) PKI
12 5 (1.50%) Thin Client
13 4 (1.20%) Data Protection Act
13 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (1.20%) Management Information System
13 4 (1.20%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 280 (83.83%) Windows
2 170 (50.90%) Windows Server
3 74 (22.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 71 (21.26%) Linux
5 66 (19.76%) Windows Server 2016
6 52 (15.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (13.77%) Windows 10
8 39 (11.68%) Windows Server 2019
9 27 (8.08%) Unix
10 19 (5.69%) Windows 7
11 10 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.80%) Solaris
12 6 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.50%) CentOS
13 5 (1.50%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.50%) VMS
14 4 (1.20%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.90%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.60%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (24.25%) Migration
2 72 (21.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 59 (17.66%) DevOps
4 49 (14.67%) ITIL
5 38 (11.38%) Infrastructure as Code
6 28 (8.38%) Network Design
7 21 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (5.69%) Project Management
9 18 (5.39%) Server Management
9 18 (5.39%) Service Delivery
10 17 (5.09%) Service Management
11 15 (4.49%) Change Management
11 15 (4.49%) High Availability
11 15 (4.49%) Test Automation
12 14 (4.19%) Change Control
12 14 (4.19%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (4.19%) Service Design
13 13 (3.89%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (3.89%) Webhook
Programming Languages
1 114 (34.13%) PowerShell
2 80 (23.95%) SQL
3 16 (4.79%) Python
4 12 (3.59%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.10%) Java
6 5 (1.50%) Perl
6 5 (1.50%) PHP
6 5 (1.50%) VBScript
7 4 (1.20%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.30%) C++
8 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (20.96%) Security Cleared
2 45 (13.47%) SC Cleared
3 25 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (5.39%) MCSE
5 14 (4.19%) DV Cleared
6 12 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (2.99%) CCNA
7 10 (2.99%) MCSA
8 9 (2.69%) Degree
8 9 (2.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (1.50%) MCITP
11 4 (1.20%) CCNP
11 4 (1.20%) VCP6
12 3 (0.90%) CCIE
12 3 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.90%) VCAP
12 3 (0.90%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.49%) NIST
2 11 (3.29%) SLA
3 3 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.90%) GDPR
3 3 (0.90%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.60%) NCSC
4 2 (0.60%) QA
5 1 (0.30%) COBIT
5 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 207 (61.98%) Active Directory
2 187 (55.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (9.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 26 (7.78%) VMware ESXi
4 26 (7.78%) vSphere
5 21 (6.29%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (5.99%) Docker
6 20 (5.99%) XenApp
7 9 (2.69%) KVM
8 8 (2.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 8 (2.40%) Xen
9 7 (2.10%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (2.10%) VMware NSX
9 7 (2.10%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.80%) NFS
10 6 (1.80%) vCloud
10 6 (1.80%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 59 (17.66%) SCCM
2 50 (14.97%) Terraform
3 25 (7.49%) SCOM
4 23 (6.89%) Puppet
5 22 (6.59%) Ansible
6 21 (6.29%) Kubernetes
7 18 (5.39%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (5.09%) WSUS
9 15 (4.49%) Microsoft Intune
10 14 (4.19%) vCenter Server
10 14 (4.19%) vRealize
11 10 (2.99%) Backup Exec
11 10 (2.99%) Failover Clustering
12 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 8 (2.40%) SCSM
13 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Clustering
13 7 (2.10%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 6 (1.80%) Docker Swarm
14 6 (1.80%) NetBackup
15 5 (1.50%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 237 (70.96%) VMware
2 174 (52.10%) Microsoft
3 68 (20.36%) Citrix
4 49 (14.67%) Oracle
5 38 (11.38%) Cisco
6 26 (7.78%) Veeam
7 20 (5.99%) Dell
8 19 (5.69%) HP
9 17 (5.09%) NetApp
10 15 (4.49%) McAfee
11 12 (3.59%) Ivanti
12 11 (3.29%) IBM
13 10 (2.99%) SolarWinds
14 9 (2.69%) SAP
15 8 (2.40%) Google
15 8 (2.40%) Red Hat
15 8 (2.40%) ServiceNow
16 7 (2.10%) 3PAR
16 7 (2.10%) ArcSight
16 7 (2.10%) EMC