The first table below looks at the demand for the Virtualisation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtualization Specialist
Rank 549 534 550
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Specialist 4 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.026% 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.028% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 4
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£350 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £247 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £600 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44352 42929 48944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.62% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27490 25712 27833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £397
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1990 2512
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.22 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.44% -6.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Virtualisation Specialist
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Virtualisation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Virtualisation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Virtualisation Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Virtualisation Specialist Daily Rate Trend in England

Virtualisation Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Virtualisation Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Virtualisation Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in England

Virtualisation Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Virtualisation Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in England

Virtualisation Specialist
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 Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 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 - 2 £425 -
Yorkshire -6 1 £350 -12.50% 1
North West - - - -
London - - - -
Virtualisation Specialist
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Virtualisation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Virtualisation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (50.00%) SAN
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) vSphere
5 4 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (40.00%) WSUS
6 3 (30.00%) Altiris
6 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (30.00%) HP
6 3 (30.00%) Clustering
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (30.00%) Project Management
7 2 (20.00%) Citrix
7 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 1 (10.00%) Firmware
8 1 (10.00%) XenApp
8 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
8 1 (10.00%) Brocade
8 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
8 1 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (10.00%) SCCM
8 1 (10.00%) SCVMM
8 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
8 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared

Virtualisation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Virtualisation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CCA
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (10.00%) CCEA
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) CCAA
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (50.00%) vSphere
3 4 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (10.00%) XenApp
5 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) WSUS
2 1 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Altiris
3 3 (30.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) Brocade
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