Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 313 264 268
Rank change year-on-year -49 +4 +10
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 748 1052 1029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.78% 0.97% 0.91%
As % of the System Software category 6.64% 7.94% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 667 653
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £210
90th Percentile £527 £538 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 45
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +38.72% -10.67%
10th Percentile £12.65 £14.93 £13.75
90th Percentile £53.96 £43.00 £33.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £28.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -32.14% +33.33% -7.45%

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 11272 13251 11813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.78% 12.18% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7256 8280 6661
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 643 889 1264
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +2.68% +3.68%
10th Percentile £10.38 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.40 £41.20 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -9.09% +4.10% +5.67%

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 17 August 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 17 August 2017.

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 17 August 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 -36 681 £353 -6.00% 206
UK excluding London -22 481 £325 - 169
London -46 248 £385 -7.23% 49
South East -41 132 £375 +2.88% 37
North of England -18 96 £338 +12.50% 48
Midlands +31 82 £280 -8.94% 36
South West +4 70 £350 +2.19% 13
East of England +5 51 £425 +13.33% 22
East Midlands +10 46 £265 -11.67% 13
West Midlands +25 34 £275 -14.73% 23
North West 0 33 £350 -5.41% 28
Yorkshire -1 32 £350 -5.41% 18
North East +24 31 £325 +16.07% 2
Wales +16 25 £199 -11.56% 3
Scotland -38 21 £300 - 10
Northern Ireland -43 5 £250 -

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 609 (81.42%) Windows
2 449 (60.03%) VMware
3 387 (51.74%) Microsoft
4 377 (50.40%) Windows Server
5 365 (48.80%) Active Directory
6 303 (40.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 253 (33.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 211 (28.21%) Citrix
9 195 (26.07%) Cisco
10 183 (24.47%) PowerShell
10 183 (24.47%) Office 365
11 178 (23.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 177 (23.66%) SCCM
13 173 (23.13%) SQL Server
14 168 (22.46%) Microsoft Azure
15 164 (21.93%) Firewall
16 157 (20.99%) DNS
17 154 (20.59%) SAN
18 147 (19.65%) HP
19 144 (19.25%) ITIL
20 143 (19.12%) Linux
21 139 (18.58%) SQL
22 138 (18.45%) MS Exchange
23 137 (18.32%) DHCP
24 134 (17.91%) Migration
25 124 (16.58%) Microsoft Certification
26 122 (16.31%) Data Centre
27 120 (16.04%) Security Cleared
28 95 (12.70%) TCP/IP
29 92 (12.30%) Clustering

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
1 138 (18.45%) MS Exchange
2 89 (11.90%) Skype for Business
3 86 (11.50%) SharePoint
4 72 (9.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 59 (7.89%) IIS
6 57 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2013
7 39 (5.21%) Apache
8 34 (4.55%) Tomcat
9 24 (3.21%) JBoss
10 23 (3.07%) iPlanet
10 23 (3.07%) WebLogic
11 22 (2.94%) Oracle Application Server
12 17 (2.27%) OpenStack
13 15 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
15 10 (1.34%) BizTalk Server
15 10 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 10 (1.34%) MQSeries
16 9 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
17 7 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 65 (8.69%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.87%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.60%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.40%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (3.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 6 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.27%) Primavera
4 2 (0.27%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.13%) Sage CRM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 183 (24.47%) Office 365
2 168 (22.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
4 51 (6.82%) IaaS
5 34 (4.55%) PaaS
6 19 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (2.01%) SaaS
8 10 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.20%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.94%) Yammer
11 4 (0.53%) G Suite
12 3 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.40%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.27%) Mailgun
14 1 (0.13%) Dropbox
14 1 (0.13%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.13%) Google Drive
14 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
14 1 (0.13%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 164 (21.93%) Firewall
2 157 (20.99%) DNS
3 154 (20.59%) SAN
4 137 (18.32%) DHCP
5 95 (12.70%) TCP/IP
6 79 (10.56%) WAN
7 75 (10.03%) LAN
8 64 (8.56%) NAS
9 62 (8.29%) NetScaler
9 62 (8.29%) VPN
10 33 (4.41%) VLAN
10 33 (4.41%) Wireless
11 31 (4.14%) Remote Desktop
11 31 (4.14%) Skype
12 29 (3.88%) Cisco ASA
13 28 (3.74%) LDAP
14 26 (3.48%) iSCSI
15 24 (3.21%) MPLS
16 23 (3.07%) Network Security
17 21 (2.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (23.13%) SQL Server
2 67 (8.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 26 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (2.14%) SQL Server 2016
6 15 (2.01%) Big Data
6 15 (2.01%) MySQL
7 14 (1.87%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.94%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.53%) EDRMS
11 4 (0.53%) HBase
11 4 (0.53%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.53%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.47%) Visual Studio
2 7 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.80%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.80%) JIRA
4 5 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.40%) Maven
5 3 (0.40%) StarTeam
5 3 (0.40%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.27%) Grunt
6 2 (0.27%) Hudson
6 2 (0.27%) JMeter
6 2 (0.27%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.27%) MSI
6 2 (0.27%) Selenium
6 2 (0.27%) Subversion
6 2 (0.27%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 68 (9.09%) Finance
2 25 (3.34%) Banking
3 21 (2.81%) Manufacturing
4 20 (2.67%) Retail
5 15 (2.01%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.87%) Law
7 11 (1.47%) Back Office
8 8 (1.07%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.67%) Legal
9 5 (0.67%) Publishing
10 4 (0.53%) Billing
10 4 (0.53%) Front Office
11 3 (0.40%) Electronics
11 3 (0.40%) Marketing
12 2 (0.27%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.27%) French Language
12 2 (0.27%) Games
13 1 (0.13%) Advertising
13 1 (0.13%) Local Government
13 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 123 (16.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 87 (11.63%) Architect
3 65 (8.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 65 (8.69%) Support Engineer
4 63 (8.42%) Analyst
5 58 (7.75%) 3rd Line Support
6 54 (7.22%) Consultant
7 50 (6.68%) Administrator
8 36 (4.81%) Windows Engineer
9 34 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
9 34 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
10 31 (4.14%) Support Analyst
11 29 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 29 (3.88%) Hyper-V Engineer
11 29 (3.88%) Technical Architect
12 28 (3.74%) Network Engineer
12 28 (3.74%) Systems Engineer
13 27 (3.61%) Designer
14 26 (3.48%) Server Engineer
14 26 (3.48%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.07%) J2EE
2 12 (1.60%) Middleware
3 11 (1.47%) .NET
4 10 (1.34%) Web Services
5 8 (1.07%) WAP
6 7 (0.94%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.67%) LAMP
8 4 (0.53%) XML
9 3 (0.40%) 802.1X
9 3 (0.40%) HTML
9 3 (0.40%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (0.40%) SAML
10 2 (0.27%) Classic ASP
10 2 (0.27%) Java SE
10 2 (0.27%) Kafka
10 2 (0.27%) Rendezvous
10 2 (0.27%) Sensu
10 2 (0.27%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.27%) XSLT
11 1 (0.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 122 (16.31%) Data Centre
2 92 (12.30%) Clustering
3 53 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (6.02%) Replication
5 43 (5.75%) Management Information System
6 37 (4.95%) Private Cloud
7 30 (4.01%) Computer Science
8 16 (2.14%) Blackberry
9 15 (2.01%) Enterprise Storage
10 12 (1.60%) EPoS
11 11 (1.47%) FMCG
12 10 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (1.20%) Fat Client
13 9 (1.20%) FlexPod
13 9 (1.20%) NHS
13 9 (1.20%) PKI
13 9 (1.20%) Thin Client
14 8 (1.07%) iPhone
15 7 (0.94%) Hedge funds
15 7 (0.94%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 609 (81.42%) Windows
2 377 (50.40%) Windows Server
3 253 (33.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 178 (23.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 143 (19.12%) Linux
6 88 (11.76%) Windows 7
7 76 (10.16%) Windows 10
8 73 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 71 (9.49%) Unix
10 51 (6.82%) Solaris
11 45 (6.02%) CentOS
12 43 (5.75%) Windows 8
13 38 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 30 (4.01%) AIX
15 27 (3.61%) SUSE
16 25 (3.34%) HPUX
17 16 (2.14%) Windows XP
18 14 (1.87%) Windows Vista
19 11 (1.47%) Data ONTAP
20 9 (1.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (19.25%) ITIL
2 134 (17.91%) Migration
3 60 (8.02%) Project Management
4 54 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 53 (7.09%) Change Management
6 49 (6.55%) High Availability
7 44 (5.88%) DevOps
7 44 (5.88%) Service Management
8 43 (5.75%) Service Delivery
9 42 (5.61%) TOGAF
10 39 (5.21%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (5.08%) Virtual Environments
12 37 (4.95%) Load Balancing
13 28 (3.74%) Incident Management
13 28 (3.74%) Server Building
14 26 (3.48%) Configuration Management
15 25 (3.34%) ITIL V3
16 24 (3.21%) Capacity Planning
16 24 (3.21%) Server Virtualisation
17 23 (3.07%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 183 (24.47%) PowerShell
2 139 (18.58%) SQL
3 40 (5.35%) Python
4 39 (5.21%) Perl
5 37 (4.95%) Bash Shell
6 28 (3.74%) Korn
7 16 (2.14%) C-shell
8 14 (1.87%) Shell Script
8 14 (1.87%) VBScript
9 13 (1.74%) C#
10 9 (1.20%) Java
11 7 (0.94%) PHP
12 5 (0.67%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.67%) VB
13 4 (0.53%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.53%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.27%) C
14 2 (0.27%) C++
14 2 (0.27%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 124 (16.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 120 (16.04%) Security Cleared
3 92 (12.30%) SC Cleared
4 83 (11.10%) MCSE
5 42 (5.61%) Degree
6 39 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (4.81%) MCITP
8 32 (4.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 30 (4.01%) MCSA
10 29 (3.88%) MCP
11 26 (3.48%) CCNA
12 22 (2.94%) DV Cleared
13 15 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
14 13 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (1.60%) CCNP
15 12 (1.60%) MCTS
16 9 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
17 8 (1.07%) DBS Check
18 7 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
19 5 (0.67%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.48%) SLA
2 7 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.67%) PMO
4 5 (0.67%) QA
5 3 (0.40%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 365 (48.80%) Active Directory
2 303 (40.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (10.43%) XenApp
4 77 (10.29%) VMware ESXi
5 72 (9.63%) XenDesktop
6 59 (7.89%) XenServer
7 42 (5.61%) vSphere
8 38 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
9 35 (4.68%) Microsoft App-V
10 34 (4.55%) KVM
11 25 (3.34%) Virtual Servers
12 24 (3.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 17 (2.27%) Terminal Services
14 16 (2.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (2.14%) VMware Workstation
15 14 (1.87%) Xen
16 13 (1.74%) NFS
17 12 (1.60%) Oracle RAC
17 12 (1.60%) Samba
18 7 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 177 (23.66%) SCCM
2 81 (10.83%) SCOM
3 39 (5.21%) Microsoft Clustering
4 34 (4.55%) NetBackup
5 33 (4.41%) SCVMM
6 28 (3.74%) Puppet
6 28 (3.74%) WSUS
7 21 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (2.54%) Nagios
9 17 (2.27%) Ansible
9 17 (2.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 17 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
9 17 (2.27%) vCenter Server
10 16 (2.14%) Backup Exec
10 16 (2.14%) SCOrch
11 15 (2.01%) Failover Clustering
12 12 (1.60%) OpenView
12 12 (1.60%) PowerCLI
12 12 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 10 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 449 (60.03%) VMware
2 387 (51.74%) Microsoft
3 211 (28.21%) Citrix
4 195 (26.07%) Cisco
5 147 (19.65%) HP
6 76 (10.16%) NetApp
7 69 (9.22%) Red Hat
8 59 (7.89%) Dell
9 53 (7.09%) Oracle
10 41 (5.48%) Veritas
11 39 (5.21%) Veeam
12 38 (5.08%) Sun
13 30 (4.01%) Symantec
14 28 (3.74%) F5
15 27 (3.61%) EMC
16 25 (3.34%) Juniper
17 24 (3.21%) IBM
17 24 (3.21%) PlateSpin
18 23 (3.07%) AppSense
18 23 (3.07%) SolarWinds