Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 295 269 270
Rank change year-on-year -26 +1 +29
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 890 990 1021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.94% 0.90%
As % of the System Software category 6.85% 7.62% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 635 646
UK median daily rate £340 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £175 £190 £204
90th Percentile £488 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £310 £350
% change year-on-year +6.45% -11.43% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 41 47
UK median hourly rate £21.19 £28.00 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.32% +35.92% -8.44%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.50 £12.87
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.28 £46.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £29.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -17.24% +24.73% +3.33%

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 13000 12984 11597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.61% 12.33% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8435 8137 6604
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
10th Percentile £156 £170 £158
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.48% +4.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 885 1246
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.07
90th Percentile £47.08 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.58%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor 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 23 November 2017. 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 -21 791 £350 - 238
UK excluding London +26 616 £330 +6.45% 175
London -80 257 £363 -9.38% 71
South East +31 201 £375 +7.14% 51
North of England +1 119 £315 +7.52% 51
Midlands +54 94 £325 +4.00% 28
South West +13 76 £350 +7.69% 16
East Midlands +24 57 £325 - 15
North West +32 55 £265 -11.67% 41
East of England -30 48 £260 -24.64% 21
Wales +45 44 £280 -46.67%
North East +20 38 £325 +18.18% 3
West Midlands +34 36 £340 +4.62% 13
Scotland -51 33 £325 +18.18% 7
Yorkshire -12 26 £338 +1.50% 7
Northern Ireland -35 4 £250 - 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 715 (80.34%) Windows
2 610 (68.54%) VMware
3 469 (52.70%) Active Directory
4 454 (51.01%) Windows Server
5 432 (48.54%) Microsoft
6 391 (43.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 269 (30.22%) Cisco
8 260 (29.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 241 (27.08%) Office 365
10 226 (25.39%) Citrix
11 209 (23.48%) PowerShell
12 198 (22.25%) Microsoft Azure
13 196 (22.02%) MS Exchange
14 192 (21.57%) SAN
15 188 (21.12%) SCCM
16 187 (21.01%) Firewall
16 187 (21.01%) HP
17 186 (20.90%) ITIL
18 184 (20.67%) Linux
18 184 (20.67%) DNS
19 183 (20.56%) Windows Server 2008
20 163 (18.31%) DHCP
21 162 (18.20%) SQL Server
22 152 (17.08%) Migration
23 130 (14.61%) Security Cleared
24 126 (14.16%) VMware ESXi
25 123 (13.82%) Data Centre
26 122 (13.71%) Microsoft Certification
27 121 (13.60%) SQL
28 118 (13.26%) 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
1 196 (22.02%) MS Exchange
2 95 (10.67%) SharePoint
3 89 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (10.00%) Skype for Business
4 68 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2013
5 60 (6.74%) IIS
6 37 (4.16%) Apache
7 36 (4.04%) Tomcat
8 29 (3.26%) JBoss
9 26 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
9 26 (2.92%) OpenStack
9 26 (2.92%) WebLogic
10 25 (2.81%) iPlanet
11 24 (2.70%) Oracle Application Server
12 15 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
13 14 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 13 (1.46%) Confluence
15 12 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
15 12 (1.35%) MQSeries
16 11 (1.24%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 66 (7.42%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (1.57%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 26 (2.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 7 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
4 4 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
5 2 (0.22%) Primavera
5 2 (0.22%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 241 (27.08%) Office 365
2 198 (22.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 102 (11.46%) Amazon AWS
4 65 (7.30%) IaaS
5 45 (5.06%) PaaS
6 23 (2.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (1.80%) SaaS
8 12 (1.35%) Mimecast
9 10 (1.12%) Slack
9 10 (1.12%) Trello
10 9 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.34%) G Suite
12 2 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.22%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.11%) Azure Data Factory
13 1 (0.11%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 192 (21.57%) SAN
2 187 (21.01%) Firewall
3 184 (20.67%) DNS
4 163 (18.31%) DHCP
5 104 (11.69%) TCP/IP
6 93 (10.45%) WAN
7 92 (10.34%) LAN
8 77 (8.65%) VPN
9 71 (7.98%) NAS
10 61 (6.85%) NetScaler
11 44 (4.94%) VoIP
12 40 (4.49%) LDAP
13 36 (4.04%) Remote Desktop
13 36 (4.04%) Wireless
14 35 (3.93%) VLAN
15 29 (3.26%) MPLS
16 28 (3.15%) iSCSI
17 26 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
17 26 (2.92%) Skype
18 25 (2.81%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (18.20%) SQL Server
2 41 (4.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (1.91%) MySQL
6 13 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (1.01%) Big Data
7 9 (1.01%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.01%) MongoDB
7 9 (1.01%) Oracle Database
7 9 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.45%) EDRMS
10 3 (0.34%) Power BI
10 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
11 2 (0.22%) HBase
Development Applications
1 14 (1.57%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.46%) Jenkins
2 13 (1.46%) JIRA
3 11 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (1.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 10 (1.12%) git-flow
4 10 (1.12%) Maven
4 10 (1.12%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.34%) MSI
5 3 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.34%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.22%) Subversion
7 1 (0.11%) WiX
General
1 78 (8.76%) Finance
2 28 (3.15%) Banking
3 24 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.35%) Retail
6 7 (0.79%) Back Office
7 5 (0.56%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.45%) Front Office
8 4 (0.45%) Legal
8 4 (0.45%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.34%) Electronics
9 3 (0.34%) Marketing
9 3 (0.34%) Publishing
10 2 (0.22%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.22%) French Language
10 2 (0.22%) Law
10 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.11%) Advertising
11 1 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 153 (17.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 93 (10.45%) Architect
3 72 (8.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 70 (7.87%) Analyst
4 70 (7.87%) Support Engineer
5 66 (7.42%) Consultant
6 58 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
7 53 (5.96%) Windows Engineer
8 51 (5.73%) Administrator
9 36 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
10 35 (3.93%) Desktop Support
11 34 (3.82%) Network Engineer
11 34 (3.82%) Technical Architect
12 33 (3.71%) Infrastructure Architect
13 32 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
13 32 (3.60%) Infrastructure Support
14 30 (3.37%) Support Analyst
15 29 (3.26%) Designer
16 28 (3.15%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 28 (3.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.81%) J2EE
2 20 (2.25%) .NET
3 19 (2.13%) Web Services
4 13 (1.46%) JSON
5 10 (1.12%) pytest
6 8 (0.90%) Middleware
6 8 (0.90%) WAP
7 7 (0.79%) 802.1X
8 6 (0.67%) XML
9 4 (0.45%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.45%) LAMP
9 4 (0.45%) XML Messaging
10 2 (0.22%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.22%) CSS
10 2 (0.22%) HTML
10 2 (0.22%) Kafka
10 2 (0.22%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.22%) SAML
10 2 (0.22%) Sensu
11 1 (0.11%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 123 (13.82%) Data Centre
2 106 (11.91%) Clustering
3 73 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (6.97%) Replication
5 49 (5.51%) Management Information System
6 39 (4.38%) Computer Science
7 31 (3.48%) PKI
8 20 (2.25%) Private Cloud
9 18 (2.02%) HP Storage
10 17 (1.91%) NHS
11 15 (1.69%) Blackberry
12 13 (1.46%) Public Cloud
13 11 (1.24%) Fat Client
13 11 (1.24%) FMCG
13 11 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (1.24%) Thin Client
14 10 (1.12%) EMC VNX
15 8 (0.90%) EMC VMAX
16 7 (0.79%) Driving Licence
16 7 (0.79%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 715 (80.34%) Windows
2 454 (51.01%) Windows Server
3 260 (29.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 184 (20.67%) Linux
5 183 (20.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 118 (13.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 93 (10.45%) Windows 7
8 87 (9.78%) Windows 10
9 83 (9.33%) Unix
10 53 (5.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 51 (5.73%) CentOS
12 42 (4.72%) Solaris
13 41 (4.61%) Windows 8
14 31 (3.48%) AIX
15 27 (3.03%) HPUX
15 27 (3.03%) SUSE
16 11 (1.24%) Windows Vista
17 10 (1.12%) VMS
17 10 (1.12%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (20.90%) ITIL
2 152 (17.08%) Migration
3 76 (8.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 66 (7.42%) Change Management
5 54 (6.07%) Load Balancing
5 54 (6.07%) Project Management
6 50 (5.62%) DevOps
7 49 (5.51%) TOGAF
8 48 (5.39%) Configuration Management
8 48 (5.39%) Incident Management
9 46 (5.17%) Service Delivery
10 45 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
11 44 (4.94%) High Availability
12 43 (4.83%) Open Source
12 43 (4.83%) Problem Management
13 39 (4.38%) Server Virtualisation
14 32 (3.60%) Virtual Environments
15 31 (3.48%) Capacity Planning
16 30 (3.37%) Mobile Device Management
16 30 (3.37%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 209 (23.48%) PowerShell
2 121 (13.60%) SQL
3 55 (6.18%) Bash Shell
4 38 (4.27%) Python
5 30 (3.37%) Perl
6 22 (2.47%) Korn
7 17 (1.91%) C-shell
8 14 (1.57%) Shell Script
9 10 (1.12%) Groovy
9 10 (1.12%) VBScript
10 6 (0.67%) Java
11 4 (0.45%) C
11 4 (0.45%) C#
11 4 (0.45%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.34%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.34%) PHP
12 3 (0.34%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.34%) VB
13 2 (0.22%) C++
13 2 (0.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 130 (14.61%) Security Cleared
2 122 (13.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 100 (11.24%) SC Cleared
4 85 (9.55%) MCSE
5 48 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (5.28%) Degree
7 37 (4.16%) CCNA
8 33 (3.71%) MCSA
9 29 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 26 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
11 25 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
12 23 (2.58%) DV Cleared
13 21 (2.36%) MCITP
14 19 (2.13%) MCP
15 18 (2.02%) CCNP
16 15 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
17 10 (1.12%) DBS Check
18 8 (0.90%) CISSP
18 8 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
18 8 (0.90%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.94%) SLA
2 16 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 16 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.56%) GDPR
3 5 (0.56%) PMO
4 4 (0.45%) QA
5 3 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.22%) PMBOK
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 469 (52.70%) Active Directory
2 391 (43.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 126 (14.16%) VMware ESXi
4 90 (10.11%) XenApp
5 81 (9.10%) XenDesktop
6 70 (7.87%) XenServer
7 60 (6.74%) vSphere
8 53 (5.96%) Virtual Machines
9 49 (5.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 34 (3.82%) Virtual Servers
11 30 (3.37%) Terminal Services
12 27 (3.03%) KVM
13 25 (2.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 20 (2.25%) Samba
14 20 (2.25%) VMware Workstation
15 18 (2.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 13 (1.46%) Docker
16 13 (1.46%) NFS
17 12 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
18 7 (0.79%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 188 (21.12%) SCCM
2 75 (8.43%) SCOM
3 42 (4.72%) NetBackup
4 38 (4.27%) Microsoft Clustering
5 36 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (3.82%) SCVMM
7 32 (3.60%) Backup Exec
8 31 (3.48%) Puppet
9 26 (2.92%) Norton AntiVirus
10 25 (2.81%) WSUS
11 24 (2.70%) Ansible
12 23 (2.58%) WMI
13 21 (2.36%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 19 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 17 (1.91%) Microsoft Intune
16 16 (1.80%) Salt
17 14 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
17 14 (1.57%) Nagios
17 14 (1.57%) OpenView
18 12 (1.35%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 610 (68.54%) VMware
2 432 (48.54%) Microsoft
3 269 (30.22%) Cisco
4 226 (25.39%) Citrix
5 187 (21.01%) HP
6 104 (11.69%) NetApp
7 66 (7.42%) Red Hat
8 61 (6.85%) Dell
9 58 (6.52%) Oracle
10 53 (5.96%) Veeam
11 51 (5.73%) SolarWinds
12 48 (5.39%) Juniper
13 46 (5.17%) 3PAR
14 45 (5.06%) IBM
15 44 (4.94%) Symantec
16 43 (4.83%) Veritas
17 36 (4.04%) Sun
18 35 (3.93%) Splunk
19 34 (3.82%) F5
20 32 (3.60%) McAfee