The table below looks at the statistics for the Virtualisation Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Virtualisation Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtualization Architect
Rank 579 552 526
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Architect 10 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.020% 0.015% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.016% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Average daily rate
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£465 £535 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.08% +35.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £436 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £585 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £465 £401 £390
% change year-on-year
+16.10% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Virtualisation Architect
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Virtualisation Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Virtualisation Architect in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Virtualisation Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Virtualisation Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Virtualisation Architect across the England region.

Virtualisation Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

Virtualisation Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Virtualisation Architect across the England region.

Virtualisation Architect Hourly Rate Trend in England

Virtualisation Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtualisation Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -16 5 - -
London +11 2 £406 -26.13%
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 3
West Midlands - - - -
Virtualisation Architect
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Virtualisation Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Virtualisation Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Virtualisation Architect in their job title.

1 12 (92.31%) VMware
1 12 (92.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) DV Cleared
3 6 (46.15%) vSphere
4 5 (38.46%) EMC
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) vCloud
6 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Service Management
6 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (23.08%) Intel
6 3 (23.08%) UNIX
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (23.08%) N-Tier
6 3 (23.08%) OLTP
7 2 (15.38%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle
7 2 (15.38%) SAN
7 2 (15.38%) Replication
7 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
7 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (7.69%) VCAP

Virtualisation Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Virtualisation Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Virtualisation Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (23.08%) OLTP
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) N-Tier
2 2 (15.38%) Replication
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) AIX
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Service Management
1 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
1 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (23.08%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 6 (46.15%) DV Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) VCAP
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.69%) MCSE
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (46.15%) vSphere
3 4 (30.77%) vCloud
4 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.69%) GPFS
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) EMC
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) Intel
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) PlateSpin
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix