Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 294 328 280
Rank change year-on-year +34 -48 -27
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 832 687 940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.75% 0.89%
As % of the System Software category 6.16% 6.71% 7.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 423 608
UK median daily rate £368 £350 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -1.75% -5.00%
10th Percentile £207 £206 £225
90th Percentile £533 £531 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £367 £325 £330
% change year-on-year +12.88% -1.52% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 25 29
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.95% -12.77% +2.17%
10th Percentile £13.95 £13.00 £12.45
90th Percentile £79.25 £54.89 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year +21.96% -19.61% +9.68%

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 13,507 10,239 12,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.41% 11.24% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,738 6,516 7,347
UK median daily rate £450 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.02% +5.13% +12.68%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £170
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +5.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 791 662 928
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% - -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.87 £47.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +6.67%

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 27 May 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 27 May 2018.

Contractor 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 27 May 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 +9 748 £375 +7.14% 365
UK excluding London +59 588 £367 +12.88% 290
London -104 226 £375 -6.25% 94
South East +44 211 £388 +10.71% 67
Midlands +25 106 £350 +37.25% 41
North of England +1 95 £381 +17.31% 92
South West +46 78 £369 +37.08% 38
North West +18 66 £400 +14.29% 67
West Midlands +8 55 £330 +10.00% 24
East Midlands +16 53 £350 +37.25% 17
Scotland 0 52 £280 -9.68% 8
East of England -15 34 £300 -6.98% 33
Yorkshire -30 16 £388 +14.81% 18
Wales +3 15 £490 +256.36% 11
North East +4 13 £271 -6.47% 7

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 619 (74.40%) Windows
2 556 (66.83%) VMware
3 452 (54.33%) Active Directory
4 423 (50.84%) Microsoft
5 413 (49.64%) Windows Server
6 400 (48.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 260 (31.25%) Office 365
8 241 (28.97%) Citrix
9 234 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
10 225 (27.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 221 (26.56%) SCCM
12 219 (26.32%) PowerShell
13 210 (25.24%) SQL
14 194 (23.32%) DNS
15 189 (22.72%) Cisco
16 187 (22.48%) Windows Server 2012
17 182 (21.88%) Security Cleared
18 180 (21.63%) Firewall
19 178 (21.39%) ITIL
20 164 (19.71%) HP
21 158 (18.99%) SQL Server
22 157 (18.87%) VMware ESXi
23 151 (18.15%) SC Cleared
24 148 (17.79%) SAN
25 145 (17.43%) Linux
26 141 (16.95%) DHCP
27 135 (16.23%) Clustering
28 126 (15.14%) MS Exchange
29 119 (14.30%) Windows Server 2003
30 104 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 126 (15.14%) MS Exchange
2 79 (9.50%) IIS
3 72 (8.65%) Skype for Business
4 70 (8.41%) SharePoint
5 60 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 57 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 31 (3.73%) OpenStack
8 20 (2.40%) Apache
9 16 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (1.56%) Tomcat
11 11 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.60%) JBoss
13 5 (0.60%) SAS
14 4 (0.48%) Confluence
15 3 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2000
15 3 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.36%) WebSphere
16 2 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 61 (7.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 260 (31.25%) Office 365
2 234 (28.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (9.74%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (6.49%) IaaS
5 50 (6.01%) PaaS
6 39 (4.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 28 (3.37%) SaaS
8 27 (3.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 22 (2.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 16 (1.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 14 (1.68%) Datadog
12 7 (0.84%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (0.72%) Yammer
14 5 (0.60%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.48%) OneDrive
16 3 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
16 3 (0.36%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
17 2 (0.24%) G Suite
18 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
18 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 194 (23.32%) DNS
2 180 (21.63%) Firewall
3 148 (17.79%) SAN
4 141 (16.95%) DHCP
5 93 (11.18%) VPN
6 85 (10.22%) LAN
7 83 (9.98%) WAN
8 69 (8.29%) TCP/IP
9 47 (5.65%) NetScaler
10 39 (4.69%) iSCSI
10 39 (4.69%) NAS
11 37 (4.45%) Skype
12 36 (4.33%) VoIP
13 34 (4.09%) VLAN
14 30 (3.61%) Fibre Channel
15 27 (3.25%) Network Security
16 24 (2.88%) Wireless
17 19 (2.28%) Internet
18 17 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
19 15 (1.80%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (18.99%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.76%) MySQL
3 22 (2.64%) SQL Server 2016
4 17 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (1.56%) Big Data
7 12 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (1.32%) HBase
9 10 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (1.08%) icCube
10 9 (1.08%) MongoDB
10 9 (1.08%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.84%) Power BI
11 7 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.60%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 35 (4.21%) HP UFT
1 35 (4.21%) WinRunner
2 31 (3.73%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 20 (2.40%) JIRA
4 19 (2.28%) Travis CI
5 18 (2.16%) Vagrant
6 16 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (1.20%) Git (software)
7 10 (1.20%) MSI
8 8 (0.96%) TestDirector
9 7 (0.84%) Subversion
9 7 (0.84%) WiX
10 4 (0.48%) JMeter
10 4 (0.48%) LoadRunner
10 4 (0.48%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.36%) Hudson
11 3 (0.36%) Maven
11 3 (0.36%) MSBuild
General
1 70 (8.41%) Finance
2 13 (1.56%) Banking
2 13 (1.56%) Telecoms
3 9 (1.08%) Manufacturing
3 9 (1.08%) Retail
4 6 (0.72%) Back Office
4 6 (0.72%) Legal
5 5 (0.60%) Law
5 5 (0.60%) Local Government
6 4 (0.48%) Billing
7 3 (0.36%) Automotive
7 3 (0.36%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.36%) Publishing
8 2 (0.24%) Marketing
8 2 (0.24%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.12%) Electronics
9 1 (0.12%) French Language
9 1 (0.12%) Military
9 1 (0.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 143 (17.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 99 (11.90%) Architect
3 82 (9.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 77 (9.25%) Support Engineer
5 72 (8.65%) Analyst
6 55 (6.61%) Server Engineer
7 48 (5.77%) Citrix Engineer
8 45 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
9 38 (4.57%) Systems Engineer
10 36 (4.33%) Infrastructure Architect
11 33 (3.97%) Administrator
11 33 (3.97%) Consultant
12 30 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support
13 29 (3.49%) Desktop Support
14 28 (3.37%) Test Analyst
15 26 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
15 26 (3.13%) Infrastructure Support
16 25 (3.00%) IT Engineer
17 24 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
17 24 (2.88%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.49%) JSON
2 18 (2.16%) Middleware
3 17 (2.04%) Elastic Stack
3 17 (2.04%) Web Services
4 15 (1.80%) .NET
5 12 (1.44%) CSS
6 11 (1.32%) HTML
7 10 (1.20%) LAPP Stack
7 10 (1.20%) LDAP
7 10 (1.20%) REST
8 9 (1.08%) .NET Framework
8 9 (1.08%) Kafka
9 8 (0.96%) WCF
10 7 (0.84%) AngularJS
10 7 (0.84%) Entity Framework
10 7 (0.84%) LAMP
10 7 (0.84%) MFC
10 7 (0.84%) NHibernate
10 7 (0.84%) WPF
10 7 (0.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 135 (16.23%) Clustering
2 75 (9.01%) Data Centre
3 64 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (5.53%) PKI
5 32 (3.85%) PDA
6 26 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 23 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
8 22 (2.64%) Private Cloud
8 22 (2.64%) Replication
9 20 (2.40%) Linux Command Line
10 16 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
11 15 (1.80%) Fat Client
11 15 (1.80%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.80%) Thin Client
12 11 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
12 11 (1.32%) NHS
13 9 (1.08%) Client/Server
13 9 (1.08%) Computer Science
14 8 (0.96%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 619 (74.40%) Windows
2 413 (49.64%) Windows Server
3 225 (27.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 187 (22.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 145 (17.43%) Linux
6 119 (14.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 104 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 63 (7.57%) Windows 10
9 52 (6.25%) AIX
10 49 (5.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 40 (4.81%) CentOS
12 34 (4.09%) Unix
13 23 (2.76%) Ubuntu
13 23 (2.76%) Windows XP
14 19 (2.28%) DC/OS
15 18 (2.16%) Windows 8
16 17 (2.04%) Solaris
17 13 (1.56%) Windows 2000
18 11 (1.32%) Mac OS X
18 11 (1.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (21.39%) ITIL
2 99 (11.90%) Migration
3 78 (9.38%) Change Management
4 68 (8.17%) Problem-Solving
5 67 (8.05%) DevOps
6 61 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (6.37%) Configuration Management
8 46 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 46 (5.53%) Virtual Environments
9 43 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
10 42 (5.05%) Problem Management
11 41 (4.93%) Test Scripting
12 40 (4.81%) Test Automation
13 37 (4.45%) Software Testing
14 36 (4.33%) ITIL V3
15 35 (4.21%) High Availability
16 33 (3.97%) Load Balancing
16 33 (3.97%) Project Management
17 31 (3.73%) Server Virtualisation
18 29 (3.49%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 219 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 210 (25.24%) SQL
3 43 (5.17%) Python
4 27 (3.25%) VBScript
5 25 (3.00%) JavaScript
6 23 (2.76%) C#
7 15 (1.80%) C
8 13 (1.56%) VB
9 11 (1.32%) Bash Shell
9 11 (1.32%) Java
10 8 (0.96%) PHP
11 7 (0.84%) Go
11 7 (0.84%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.72%) Perl
13 3 (0.36%) Korn
13 3 (0.36%) Ruby
14 2 (0.24%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 182 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 151 (18.15%) SC Cleared
3 104 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 68 (8.17%) MCSE
5 47 (5.65%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (5.65%) MCSA
6 44 (5.29%) Degree
7 41 (4.93%) DV Cleared
8 33 (3.97%) CCNA
8 33 (3.97%) ISTQB
9 26 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 24 (2.88%) CCNP
10 24 (2.88%) MCITP
11 19 (2.28%) MCP
12 14 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
13 12 (1.44%) MCTS
14 10 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 9 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
16 8 (0.96%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.85%) SLA
2 10 (1.20%) GDPR
3 8 (0.96%) GCP
3 8 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.84%) QA
5 4 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.24%) GxP
6 2 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.24%) PMO
6 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.12%) SAS 70
System Software
1 452 (54.33%) Active Directory
2 400 (48.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (18.87%) VMware ESXi
4 91 (10.94%) Virtual Machines
4 91 (10.94%) XenApp
5 71 (8.53%) XenDesktop
6 59 (7.09%) vSphere
6 59 (7.09%) XenServer
7 57 (6.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 37 (4.45%) Virtual Desktop
9 28 (3.37%) Docker
10 27 (3.25%) VirtualBox
11 20 (2.40%) KVM
12 19 (2.28%) Terminal Services
13 18 (2.16%) NFS
13 18 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
14 16 (1.92%) BitLocker
14 16 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
15 13 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 13 (1.56%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 221 (26.56%) SCCM
2 101 (12.14%) SCOM
3 58 (6.97%) WSUS
4 54 (6.49%) Microsoft Clustering
5 47 (5.65%) McAfee ePO
6 39 (4.69%) Backup Exec
7 37 (4.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 37 (4.45%) Puppet
8 33 (3.97%) Ansible
8 33 (3.97%) HP ALM
9 32 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
10 30 (3.61%) SCVMM
11 26 (3.13%) vCenter Server
12 25 (3.00%) Kubernetes
12 25 (3.00%) NetBackup
13 23 (2.76%) Terraform
14 22 (2.64%) Packer
15 20 (2.40%) Docker Swarm
16 19 (2.28%) Failover Clustering
17 17 (2.04%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 556 (66.83%) VMware
2 423 (50.84%) Microsoft
3 241 (28.97%) Citrix
4 189 (22.72%) Cisco
5 164 (19.71%) HP
6 75 (9.01%) NetApp
7 72 (8.65%) McAfee
8 63 (7.57%) Veritas
9 56 (6.73%) Ivanti
10 52 (6.25%) EMC
11 49 (5.89%) Dell
12 45 (5.41%) Oracle
13 41 (4.93%) Symantec
14 39 (4.69%) IBM
14 39 (4.69%) SolarWinds
15 38 (4.57%) Splunk
16 33 (3.97%) Veeam
17 31 (3.73%) Google
18 27 (3.25%) Red Hat
19 22 (2.64%) Sophos