The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 3 months to 30 March 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 116 99
Rank change year-on-year +15 -17  
Contract jobs citing Hyper-V 13 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.61% 0.90%
As % of the System Software category 6.50% 7.36% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 9
Median daily rate £263 £278 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.40% -10.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £268 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £327 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £350 £405
% change year-on-year -11.42% -13.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Median hourly rate - £24.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -15.55% -5.26%  

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 200 231 296
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 8.89% 8.35% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 107 125
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £202 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 61
Median hourly rate £16.38 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.34% -21.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £26.00 £26.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Hyper-V
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Hyper-V as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Hyper-V in the West Midlands

Hyper-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Hyper-V in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Hyper-V in the West Midlands

Hyper-V
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Hyper-V in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Hyper-V in the West Midlands

Hyper-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Hyper-V in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Hyper-V in the West Midlands

Hyper-V
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +5 5 £300 +7.14% 6
Herefordshire - 4 £288 - 1
Dudley - 2 £103 -
Coventry +3 1 £325 -
Shropshire - 1 - - 1
Hyper-V
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Hyper-V.

1 26 (83.87%) Windows
2 24 (77.42%) VMware
3 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
4 16 (51.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (51.61%) Windows Server
5 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
6 10 (32.26%) Dell
6 10 (32.26%) SAN
7 9 (29.03%) ITIL
7 9 (29.03%) IIS
7 9 (29.03%) VMware ESX
8 8 (25.81%) SQL
8 8 (25.81%) HP
8 8 (25.81%) DNS
8 8 (25.81%) Change Management
8 8 (25.81%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
9 7 (22.58%) IBM
9 7 (22.58%) Citrix
9 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
9 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (19.35%) Incident Management
10 6 (19.35%) Problem Management
10 6 (19.35%) MCSE
10 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
10 6 (19.35%) Oracle
10 6 (19.35%) LAN
10 6 (19.35%) WAN
10 6 (19.35%) EMC

Hyper-V
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 9 (29.03%) IIS
2 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Office
3 2 (6.45%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (16.13%) Office 365
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) SAN
2 8 (25.81%) DNS
3 6 (19.35%) LAN
3 6 (19.35%) WAN
4 5 (16.13%) DHCP
4 5 (16.13%) Firewall
4 5 (16.13%) Network Security
5 4 (12.90%) Internet
6 3 (9.68%) Intranet
6 3 (9.68%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.23%) 3G
8 1 (3.23%) DMZ
8 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.23%) HTTP
8 1 (3.23%) NAS
8 1 (3.23%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (3.23%) VLAN
8 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.68%) Electronics
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
2 3 (9.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Architect
2 7 (22.58%) Technical Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Unix Architect
5 2 (6.45%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Data Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Middleware
1 1 (3.23%) WAP
1 1 (3.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.68%) HP Storage
4 2 (6.45%) Clustering
5 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (83.87%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Windows Server
3 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (16.13%) Linux
5 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (9.68%) Unix
6 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.23%) HPUX
8 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) ITIL
2 8 (25.81%) Change Management
3 6 (19.35%) Incident Management
3 6 (19.35%) Problem Management
3 6 (19.35%) Technical Analysis
4 5 (16.13%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (16.13%) Migration
5 4 (12.90%) Escalation Management
5 4 (12.90%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (12.90%) Mentoring
6 3 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (9.68%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.45%) Application Packaging
7 2 (6.45%) High Availability
7 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
7 2 (6.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) MCSE
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (16.13%) Degree
3 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (6.45%) DBS Check
4 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) MCITP
4 2 (6.45%) MCSA
5 1 (3.23%) CCNA
5 1 (3.23%) CCNP
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.23%) JNCIA
5 1 (3.23%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.23%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
2 16 (51.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (29.03%) VMware ESX
4 8 (25.81%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (9.68%) XenApp
6 2 (6.45%) vSphere
7 1 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (3.23%) UAG
7 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCOM
2 3 (9.68%) SCCM
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (6.45%) SCDPM
3 2 (6.45%) WSUS
4 1 (3.23%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) VMware
2 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 10 (32.26%) Dell
4 8 (25.81%) HP
5 7 (22.58%) Citrix
5 7 (22.58%) IBM
6 6 (19.35%) EMC
6 6 (19.35%) Oracle
7 5 (16.13%) Cisco
8 3 (9.68%) NetApp
9 2 (6.45%) SolarWinds
9 2 (6.45%) Veritas
10 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
10 1 (3.23%) Intel
10 1 (3.23%) Juniper
10 1 (3.23%) Kaspersky
10 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.23%) SAP
10 1 (3.23%) Sitecore
10 1 (3.23%) Veeam