Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 331 274 295
Rank change year-on-year -57 +21 +33
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 177 844 904
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.96% 0.88%
As % of the System Software category 4.08% 6.15% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 526 581
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +9.49%
10th Percentile £224 £196 £194
90th Percentile £548 £557 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 42 51
Median hourly rate £18.17 £21.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.49% -20.75% +32.50%
10th Percentile £12.66 £15.02 £14.75
90th Percentile £31.64 £56.68 £97.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.05 £34.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year -58.98% +33.00% +21.53%

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 4,335 13,729 15,085
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.72% 15.61% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,704 9,070 9,783
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £223 £173 £180
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.65% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 659 901
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +6.25% -4.79%
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.17 £10.58
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +15.63% +0.91% +1.21%

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 26 September 2020.

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 26 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Hyper-V in the UK

Hyper-V
Top 13 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 26 September 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 -57 148 £400 +6.67% 211
UK excluding London -34 114 £413 +10.00% 196
London +95 52 £400 +6.67% 25
South East +10 26 £350 -12.45% 40
South West +19 24 £430 -1.71% 24
Scotland +66 23 £418 +15.17% 1
West Midlands +58 20 £500 +33.33% 25
Midlands +49 20 £500 +48.15% 45
Work from Home -56 19 £335 -0.74% 29
North of England +64 11 £314 +0.40% 58
East of England +34 10 £335 -4.29% 18
North West +48 7 £444 +36.54% 29
Yorkshire +51 4 £270 -1.82% 25

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 126 (71.19%) Windows
2 116 (65.54%) VMware
3 113 (63.84%) Active Directory
4 88 (49.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 86 (48.59%) Microsoft
6 78 (44.07%) Windows Server
7 75 (42.37%) Azure
8 73 (41.24%) Security Cleared
9 59 (33.33%) DNS
10 53 (29.94%) PowerShell
11 48 (27.12%) SQL Server
12 45 (25.42%) Office 365
13 44 (24.86%) DHCP
14 42 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
14 42 (23.73%) SC Cleared
15 37 (20.90%) Windows Server 2016
16 36 (20.34%) Cisco
16 36 (20.34%) Firewall
17 35 (19.77%) Linux
17 35 (19.77%) SCCM
18 33 (18.64%) Windows Server 2008
18 33 (18.64%) ITIL
18 33 (18.64%) SAN
19 32 (18.08%) WAN
20 30 (16.95%) Migration
21 29 (16.38%) Windows 10
22 28 (15.82%) Oracle
23 27 (15.25%) Virtual Machines
23 27 (15.25%) Skype
23 27 (15.25%) DV Cleared

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 21 (11.86%) MS Exchange
2 20 (11.30%) Skype for Business
3 19 (10.73%) SharePoint
4 15 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (7.91%) IIS
6 7 (3.95%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.82%) GeoServer
7 5 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.69%) Apache
9 2 (1.13%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.13%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.56%) CMS
10 1 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (3.95%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.82%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (2.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) ReMetrica
1 1 (0.56%) Towers Watson Igloo
1 1 (0.56%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 75 (42.37%) Azure
2 45 (25.42%) Office 365
3 25 (14.12%) AWS
4 10 (5.65%) GCP
5 9 (5.08%) IaaS
6 7 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (3.95%) PaaS
7 5 (2.82%) SaaS
8 4 (2.26%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.13%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.56%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.56%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (33.33%) DNS
2 44 (24.86%) DHCP
3 36 (20.34%) Firewall
4 33 (18.64%) SAN
5 32 (18.08%) WAN
6 27 (15.25%) Skype
7 26 (14.69%) LAN
8 19 (10.73%) VoIP
9 15 (8.47%) Remote Desktop
10 12 (6.78%) TCP/IP
11 11 (6.21%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (3.95%) iSCSI
12 7 (3.95%) NetScaler
12 7 (3.95%) Reverse Proxy
12 7 (3.95%) Unified Communications
12 7 (3.95%) VPN
13 6 (3.39%) VSAN
14 5 (2.82%) BGP
14 5 (2.82%) EIGRP
14 5 (2.82%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (27.12%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.65%) GIS
2 10 (5.65%) QGIS
3 8 (4.52%) Geospatial Data
4 5 (2.82%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.26%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.69%) MySQL
6 3 (1.69%) Spatial Data
6 3 (1.69%) SQL Server 2019
7 2 (1.13%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.56%) Power BI
8 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.95%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.82%) Visual Studio Coded UI
2 5 (2.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.13%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.13%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.56%) GitLab
4 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.56%) JIRA
4 1 (0.56%) JMeter
4 1 (0.56%) JUnit
4 1 (0.56%) MSI
4 1 (0.56%) Selenium
General
1 12 (6.78%) Finance
2 11 (6.21%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.26%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.13%) Billing
4 2 (1.13%) Electronics
4 2 (1.13%) Legal
4 2 (1.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.13%) Marketing
4 2 (1.13%) Military
4 2 (1.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.56%) Finnish Language
5 1 (0.56%) Front Office
5 1 (0.56%) Housing Association
5 1 (0.56%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (13.56%) Architect
2 18 (10.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (9.04%) Systems Engineer
4 12 (6.78%) Technical Architect
4 12 (6.78%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 10 (5.65%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 10 (5.65%) Integration Engineer
5 10 (5.65%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 9 (5.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (5.08%) Consultant
6 9 (5.08%) Wintel Engineer
7 8 (4.52%) Analyst
7 8 (4.52%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (3.95%) Azure Engineer
8 7 (3.95%) Server Engineer
8 7 (3.95%) Windows Engineer
9 6 (3.39%) Hyper-V Architect
9 6 (3.39%) Platform Engineer
9 6 (3.39%) Support Engineer
9 6 (3.39%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.21%) PostGIS
2 9 (5.08%) JSON
3 5 (2.82%) .NET
3 5 (2.82%) Web Services
3 5 (2.82%) XML
4 3 (1.69%) LDAP
4 3 (1.69%) MSMQ
5 2 (1.13%) LAMP
6 1 (0.56%) CSS
6 1 (0.56%) Django
6 1 (0.56%) Flash
6 1 (0.56%) HTML
6 1 (0.56%) jQuery
6 1 (0.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.56%) XAMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.56%) Clustering
2 14 (7.91%) Management Information System
3 13 (7.34%) Private Cloud
4 12 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (6.21%) Data Centre
5 11 (6.21%) Public Cloud
6 9 (5.08%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (2.82%) HP StoreVirtual
7 5 (2.82%) Replication
8 4 (2.26%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.26%) User Experience
9 3 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.69%) NHS
9 3 (1.69%) Smartcard
10 2 (1.13%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.13%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 126 (71.19%) Windows
2 78 (44.07%) Windows Server
3 42 (23.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (20.90%) Windows Server 2016
5 35 (19.77%) Linux
6 33 (18.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (16.38%) Windows 10
8 9 (5.08%) Unix
8 9 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (5.08%) Windows Server 2019
9 8 (4.52%) Apple iOS
9 8 (4.52%) Windows 7
9 8 (4.52%) Windows XP
10 6 (3.39%) Android
11 5 (2.82%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (2.26%) Windows NT
13 3 (1.69%) AIX
14 2 (1.13%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.13%) Solaris
14 2 (1.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.64%) ITIL
2 30 (16.95%) Migration
3 25 (14.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 20 (11.30%) Data Protection
5 18 (10.17%) High Availability
6 14 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (7.34%) Project Management
8 12 (6.78%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (6.78%) TOGAF
9 11 (6.21%) Configuration Management
9 11 (6.21%) Service Management
10 10 (5.65%) Load Balancing
10 10 (5.65%) Mentoring
10 10 (5.65%) Storage Management
10 10 (5.65%) Zachman Framework
11 8 (4.52%) Application Virtualisation
11 8 (4.52%) Patch Management
12 7 (3.95%) Programme Management
13 6 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (3.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 53 (29.94%) PowerShell
2 26 (14.69%) SQL
3 18 (10.17%) Python
4 11 (6.21%) C#
5 10 (5.65%) Java
6 4 (2.26%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.26%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.69%) C
7 3 (1.69%) Korn
8 2 (1.13%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.13%) VB
8 2 (1.13%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.13%) VBScript
9 1 (0.56%) C++
9 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.56%) Perl
9 1 (0.56%) PHP
9 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 73 (41.24%) Security Cleared
2 42 (23.73%) SC Cleared
3 27 (15.25%) DV Cleared
4 21 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (9.04%) CCNP
5 16 (9.04%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (8.47%) CCIE
7 12 (6.78%) CCIE Collaboration
8 11 (6.21%) CISSP
9 7 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (2.82%) ISEB
10 5 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (2.82%) MCSA
10 5 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (2.26%) CCDA
11 4 (2.26%) CCNA
12 3 (1.69%) Degree
12 3 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.69%) MCSE
13 1 (0.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.95%) SLA
2 6 (3.39%) Government Security Classifications
2 6 (3.39%) NCSC
2 6 (3.39%) QA
3 4 (2.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.69%) NIST
5 2 (1.13%) GDPR
5 2 (1.13%) HIPAA
5 2 (1.13%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 113 (63.84%) Active Directory
2 88 (49.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (15.25%) Virtual Machines
3 27 (15.25%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (10.73%) XenApp
5 16 (9.04%) VMware Workstation
6 14 (7.91%) Docker
7 9 (5.08%) vSphere
8 8 (4.52%) Xen
9 7 (3.95%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 6 (3.39%) DFS Replication
10 6 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (3.39%) XenDesktop
11 5 (2.82%) GeoWebCache
11 5 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (2.82%) VMware NSX
12 4 (2.26%) Terminal Server
12 4 (2.26%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (1.69%) KVM
14 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 35 (19.77%) SCCM
2 23 (12.99%) SCOM
3 19 (10.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 15 (8.47%) SCVMM
4 15 (8.47%) WSUS
5 10 (5.65%) Failover Clustering
5 10 (5.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 10 (5.65%) SCDPM
6 8 (4.52%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (4.52%) SCSM
6 8 (4.52%) Terraform
7 7 (3.95%) Kubernetes
7 7 (3.95%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (2.26%) Nagios
8 4 (2.26%) PowerCLI
8 4 (2.26%) Tivoli
8 4 (2.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.69%) Ansible
9 3 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 116 (65.54%) VMware
2 86 (48.59%) Microsoft
3 36 (20.34%) Cisco
4 28 (15.82%) Oracle
5 25 (14.12%) Citrix
6 23 (12.99%) HP
7 22 (12.43%) Dell
8 15 (8.47%) Veeam
9 12 (6.78%) NetApp
10 11 (6.21%) Symantec
11 10 (5.65%) ESRI
11 10 (5.65%) SolarWinds
12 9 (5.08%) Splunk
13 8 (4.52%) EqualLogic
14 6 (3.39%) F5
14 6 (3.39%) Meraki
15 5 (2.82%) EMC
15 5 (2.82%) Juniper
16 4 (2.26%) Avaya
16 4 (2.26%) CheckPoint