Period
to 22 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 283 319 318
Rank change year-on-year +36 -1 -21
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 664 808 821
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 0.81% 0.82%
As % of the System Software category 5.86% 5.29% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 534 560
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.91% -0.71%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £164
90th Percentile £550 £532 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £330
% change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% +3.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 39 33
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -22.92% +1.05%
10th Percentile £16.00 £13.84 £13.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £36.00 £42.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.35% -26.00% +5.26%

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 11,334 15,279 12,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.60% 15.33% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,434 10,021 8,297
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +6.12%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £160
90th Percentile £638 £638 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £375
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 820 707
UK median hourly rate £17.21 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% - -
10th Percentile £11.26 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.83 £45.00 £45.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33% -

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Hyper-V in the UK

Hyper-V
Top 16 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 January 2020. 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 +37 594 £375 - 558
UK excluding London +47 497 £390 +4.00% 483
London +39 157 £375 -6.25% 103
South East +22 152 £400 +3.56% 132
North of England +56 84 £350 +0.29% 110
East of England +47 72 £350 +7.69% 74
South West -14 69 £425 +13.33% 61
Midlands +25 58 £350 - 78
North West +23 50 £363 +13.73% 60
Scotland +47 36 £425 +45.30% 13
Yorkshire +52 29 £320 -24.71% 31
West Midlands +40 29 £350 +6.87% 57
East Midlands +18 29 £350 -1.41% 21
Wales +38 25 £394 +12.50% 15
North East +12 5 £375 +6.76% 19
Northern Ireland +4 1 £140 -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2020, 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.

1 521 (78.46%) Windows
2 452 (68.07%) VMware
3 388 (58.43%) Active Directory
4 369 (55.57%) Windows Server
5 313 (47.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 306 (46.08%) Microsoft
7 259 (39.01%) Office 365
8 227 (34.19%) Azure
9 203 (30.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 196 (29.52%) PowerShell
11 192 (28.92%) SCCM
12 187 (28.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 180 (27.11%) DNS
14 157 (23.64%) DHCP
15 153 (23.04%) Citrix
16 148 (22.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 142 (21.39%) ITIL
18 137 (20.63%) Security Cleared
19 126 (18.98%) SQL
20 125 (18.83%) SQL Server
21 117 (17.62%) Cisco
22 116 (17.47%) Linux
23 112 (16.87%) AWS
24 110 (16.57%) MS Exchange
25 108 (16.27%) SAN
25 108 (16.27%) Migration
26 106 (15.96%) Firewall
27 104 (15.66%) Windows 10
28 102 (15.36%) SC Cleared
29 98 (14.76%) SharePoint

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
1 110 (16.57%) MS Exchange
2 98 (14.76%) SharePoint
3 51 (7.68%) Skype for Business
4 48 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 47 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 41 (6.17%) IIS
7 10 (1.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (1.51%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.05%) Apache
9 6 (0.90%) Confluence
9 6 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (0.90%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.75%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.15%) Drupal
13 1 (0.15%) Jetty
13 1 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 66 (9.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.51%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.75%) Dynamics GP
4 3 (0.45%) Line 500
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.15%) assyst
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.15%) Magento
6 1 (0.15%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.15%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 259 (39.01%) Office 365
2 227 (34.19%) Azure
3 112 (16.87%) AWS
4 54 (8.13%) IaaS
5 44 (6.63%) PaaS
6 40 (6.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 20 (3.01%) GitHub
8 17 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
8 17 (2.56%) GCP
8 17 (2.56%) SaaS
9 9 (1.36%) OneDrive
10 7 (1.05%) Amazon S3
10 7 (1.05%) Mimecast
10 7 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 6 (0.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 6 (0.90%) G Suite
12 5 (0.75%) CloudFront
12 5 (0.75%) Power Platform
12 5 (0.75%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 180 (27.11%) DNS
2 157 (23.64%) DHCP
3 108 (16.27%) SAN
4 106 (15.96%) Firewall
5 62 (9.34%) LAN
6 55 (8.28%) Skype
7 54 (8.13%) WAN
8 53 (7.98%) TCP/IP
9 45 (6.78%) VPN
10 31 (4.67%) NAS
11 28 (4.22%) NetScaler
12 25 (3.77%) VLAN
13 17 (2.56%) iSCSI
13 17 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
13 17 (2.56%) VoIP
14 16 (2.41%) Internet
15 15 (2.26%) SMTP
16 13 (1.96%) Unified Communications
16 13 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
17 12 (1.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (18.83%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.27%) Amazon RDS
3 21 (3.16%) SQL Server 2016
4 17 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (2.11%) Oracle Database
5 14 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (1.81%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (1.51%) Oracle ODI
8 9 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.05%) InterSystems Cache
10 7 (1.05%) MySQL
10 7 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2017
12 5 (0.75%) Power BI
13 3 (0.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 28 (4.22%) JIRA
2 18 (2.71%) Jenkins
3 17 (2.56%) GitLab
4 16 (2.41%) Git (software)
4 16 (2.41%) StarTeam
5 14 (2.11%) AdminStudio
5 14 (2.11%) InstallShield
6 11 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (1.05%) MSI
7 7 (1.05%) Vagrant
8 5 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.60%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.45%) Maven
10 3 (0.45%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.45%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.30%) Hudson
11 2 (0.30%) WiX
12 1 (0.15%) Bazaar
12 1 (0.15%) MSBuild
12 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 51 (7.68%) Finance
2 41 (6.17%) Public Sector
3 13 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.51%) Law
5 9 (1.36%) Legal
6 8 (1.20%) Back Office
7 7 (1.05%) Banking
8 6 (0.90%) Retail
9 3 (0.45%) Automotive
9 3 (0.45%) Front Office
9 3 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.45%) Marketing
9 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.45%) Publishing
9 3 (0.45%) Welsh Language
10 2 (0.30%) Electronics
10 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.30%) Local Government
10 2 (0.30%) Police
11 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (17.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 82 (12.35%) Support Engineer
3 72 (10.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 65 (9.79%) Server Engineer
5 62 (9.34%) Windows Engineer
6 51 (7.68%) Architect
7 45 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support
7 45 (6.78%) Analyst
7 45 (6.78%) Consultant
8 43 (6.48%) 2nd Line Support
9 34 (5.12%) Windows Server Engineer
10 30 (4.52%) Infrastructure Support
10 30 (4.52%) IT Engineer
11 29 (4.37%) Administrator
12 28 (4.22%) Active Directory Engineer
13 26 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 25 (3.77%) IT Support
15 23 (3.46%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 22 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 21 (3.16%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
2 15 (2.26%) .NET
2 15 (2.26%) XML
3 12 (1.81%) JDBC
3 12 (1.81%) LDAP
3 12 (1.81%) ODBC
4 10 (1.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 6 (0.90%) JSON
5 6 (0.90%) LAMP
6 5 (0.75%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.75%) LEMP Stack
6 5 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (0.75%) REST
7 4 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (0.60%) Middleware
7 4 (0.60%) Web Services
7 4 (0.60%) X-Windows
8 3 (0.45%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.45%) HTML
8 3 (0.45%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 90 (13.55%) Data Centre
2 87 (13.10%) Clustering
3 46 (6.93%) Replication
4 38 (5.72%) PKI
4 38 (5.72%) Public Cloud
5 26 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (2.71%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.96%) User Experience
8 12 (1.81%) Private Cloud
9 11 (1.66%) NHS
10 10 (1.51%) Fat Client
10 10 (1.51%) Thin Client
11 8 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (1.05%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
14 5 (0.75%) HP StoreVirtual
15 4 (0.60%) Client/Server
15 4 (0.60%) Smartphone
15 4 (0.60%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 521 (78.46%) Windows
2 369 (55.57%) Windows Server
3 203 (30.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 187 (28.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 116 (17.47%) Linux
6 104 (15.66%) Windows 10
7 66 (9.94%) Windows 7
8 42 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 37 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (4.97%) Windows XP
11 32 (4.82%) Unix
12 30 (4.52%) AIX
12 30 (4.52%) Ubuntu
13 26 (3.92%) CentOS
14 21 (3.16%) Windows 8
15 13 (1.96%) VMS
16 10 (1.51%) Solaris
17 9 (1.36%) HPUX
18 4 (0.60%) Mac OS X
19 3 (0.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (22.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 142 (21.39%) ITIL
3 108 (16.27%) Migration
4 52 (7.83%) Server Virtualisation
5 45 (6.78%) Change Management
6 41 (6.17%) Service Management
7 39 (5.87%) DevOps
8 37 (5.57%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (5.57%) Configuration Management
9 36 (5.42%) Problem-Solving
10 31 (4.67%) Server Management
11 30 (4.52%) Data Protection
12 29 (4.37%) Patch Management
13 27 (4.07%) Change Control
14 26 (3.92%) Service Delivery
15 23 (3.46%) High Availability
16 22 (3.31%) ITSM
17 20 (3.01%) Task Automation
18 19 (2.86%) Problem Management
18 19 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 196 (29.52%) PowerShell
2 126 (18.98%) SQL
3 50 (7.53%) Python
4 43 (6.48%) Bash Shell
5 22 (3.31%) Perl
6 18 (2.71%) C#
7 17 (2.56%) VB
8 16 (2.41%) Java
9 11 (1.66%) C
9 11 (1.66%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.20%) PHP
11 7 (1.05%) Korn
12 6 (0.90%) Go
13 4 (0.60%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.60%) Ruby
14 3 (0.45%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.45%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.45%) VBScript
15 2 (0.30%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 137 (20.63%) Security Cleared
2 102 (15.36%) SC Cleared
3 87 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 57 (8.58%) MCSE
5 55 (8.28%) DV Cleared
6 48 (7.23%) MCSA
7 34 (5.12%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (4.37%) CCNA
9 26 (3.92%) Citrix Certification
9 26 (3.92%) MCITP
10 19 (2.86%) MCTS
10 19 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 17 (2.56%) ISTQB
12 15 (2.26%) CCA
12 15 (2.26%) DBS Check
12 15 (2.26%) Degree
13 14 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.05%) CCNP
14 7 (1.05%) MCP
15 5 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (9.19%) SLA
2 18 (2.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.20%) NCSC
4 7 (1.05%) QA
5 6 (0.90%) GDPR
5 6 (0.90%) Government Security Classifications
6 4 (0.60%) BS7799
6 4 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.30%) COBIT
8 2 (0.30%) GMP
8 2 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 388 (58.43%) Active Directory
2 313 (47.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (10.69%) VMware ESXi
4 64 (9.64%) Virtual Machines
5 61 (9.19%) XenApp
6 51 (7.68%) vSphere
7 44 (6.63%) XenDesktop
8 36 (5.42%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 31 (4.67%) Docker
9 31 (4.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 22 (3.31%) DFS Replication
11 18 (2.71%) Virtual Desktop
12 13 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (1.66%) VMware NSX
14 10 (1.51%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (1.36%) VMware Server
16 7 (1.05%) Firmware
16 7 (1.05%) KVM
16 7 (1.05%) VirtualBox
16 7 (1.05%) Xen
Systems Management
1 192 (28.92%) SCCM
2 65 (9.79%) SCOM
3 57 (8.58%) WSUS
4 48 (7.23%) Ansible
5 46 (6.93%) Puppet
6 42 (6.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 32 (4.82%) SCVMM
8 27 (4.07%) NetBackup
9 25 (3.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 22 (3.31%) Netcool
11 21 (3.16%) vCenter Server
12 19 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
13 18 (2.71%) Failover Clustering
14 17 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
15 16 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
16 14 (2.11%) Backup Exec
17 13 (1.96%) ThinApp
18 12 (1.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
18 12 (1.81%) Network Intrusion Detection System
18 12 (1.81%) Terraform
Vendors
1 452 (68.07%) VMware
2 306 (46.08%) Microsoft
3 153 (23.04%) Citrix
4 117 (17.62%) Cisco
5 93 (14.01%) HP
6 60 (9.04%) Dell
7 43 (6.48%) Oracle
8 40 (6.02%) Red Hat
9 36 (5.42%) McAfee
9 36 (5.42%) Veritas
10 31 (4.67%) EMC
10 31 (4.67%) NetApp
11 28 (4.22%) Symantec
12 24 (3.61%) 3PAR
13 21 (3.16%) Splunk
14 17 (2.56%) Google
14 17 (2.56%) Veeam
15 15 (2.26%) IBM
16 14 (2.11%) Sophos
17 13 (1.96%) SolarWinds