The table below looks at the statistics for the Virtualisation Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtualization Architect
Rank 598 600 573
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Architect 28 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.023% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.025% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 10
Average daily rate £408 £438 £483
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.85% -9.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £405 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £645 £725
UK excluding London average daily rate £404 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
-7.71% +2.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Virtualisation Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Virtualisation Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Virtualisation Architect
Daily Rate Trend

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

Virtualisation Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Virtualisation Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Virtualisation Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Virtualisation Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Virtualisation Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Virtualisation Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Virtualisation Architect
Top 20 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +7 20 £479 +9.48%
London +17 14 £425 -3.40%
Scotland +2 8 £400 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £408 -
Erskine - 5 £408 -
South East +15 3 £500 -
Glasgow +10 2 £375 -
Berkshire - 2 £400 -
North West -17 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £533 -
North East - 1 £533 -
Reading - 1 £400 -
Stevenage - 1 - -
Leatherhead - 1 £600 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £533 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £600 -

Virtualisation Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 18 (38.30%) VMware
1 18 (38.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (31.91%) Oracle
3 14 (29.79%) Migration
3 14 (29.79%) Private Cloud
4 12 (25.53%) Unix
4 12 (25.53%) Windows
5 11 (23.40%) Technical Architecture
6 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
6 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
6 9 (19.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (19.15%) LAN
6 9 (19.15%) WAN
7 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
7 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
8 7 (14.89%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (14.89%) Presales
8 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
8 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
8 7 (14.89%) EMC
8 7 (14.89%) NetApp
8 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
8 7 (14.89%) Finance
8 7 (14.89%) Network Design
9 6 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (12.77%) Citrix
9 6 (12.77%) IBM
9 6 (12.77%) HP
9 6 (12.77%) CRM
9 6 (12.77%) Test Automation

Virtualisation Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (12.77%) OpenStack
2 5 (10.64%) Smallworld
3 3 (6.38%) MQSeries
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (6.38%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.13%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (2.13%) IIS
4 1 (2.13%) JBoss
4 1 (2.13%) Jetty
4 1 (2.13%) nginx
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Spatial
4 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) PaaS
3 2 (4.26%) IaaS
3 2 (4.26%) IBM PureFlex
4 1 (2.13%) Bluemix
4 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) LAN
1 9 (19.15%) WAN
2 5 (10.64%) Firewall
2 5 (10.64%) HTTP
2 5 (10.64%) Network Security
3 3 (6.38%) HTTPS
3 3 (6.38%) SAN
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.13%) DHCP
4 1 (2.13%) DNS
4 1 (2.13%) FTP
4 1 (2.13%) IPsec
4 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.13%) SSL
4 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) Relational Database
3 5 (10.64%) DB2
3 5 (10.64%) MySQL
4 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.38%) OLTP
5 1 (2.13%) Big Data
5 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.13%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) SoapUI
2 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA
3 1 (2.13%) Log4j
General
1 7 (14.89%) Finance
1 7 (14.89%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) SOAP
2 3 (6.38%) J2EE
2 3 (6.38%) JSON
2 3 (6.38%) Middleware
2 3 (6.38%) Servlets
2 3 (6.38%) Web Services
3 2 (4.26%) HTML
3 2 (4.26%) JDBC
3 2 (4.26%) JSP
3 2 (4.26%) WSDL
3 2 (4.26%) XML
4 1 (2.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Private Cloud
2 8 (17.02%) Data Centre
3 7 (14.89%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (10.64%) BBC
4 5 (10.64%) iDTV
4 5 (10.64%) IPTV
4 5 (10.64%) Over-the-Top Content
4 5 (10.64%) Public Cloud
4 5 (10.64%) STB
5 4 (8.51%) Hedge funds
5 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
6 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (6.38%) N-Tier
7 1 (2.13%) Clustering
7 1 (2.13%) HACMP
7 1 (2.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (25.53%) Unix
1 12 (25.53%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
3 4 (8.51%) Linux
4 3 (6.38%) Solaris
5 2 (4.26%) AIX
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) Migration
2 11 (23.40%) Technical Architecture
3 9 (19.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (14.89%) Network Design
4 7 (14.89%) Presales
5 6 (12.77%) CRM
5 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
6 5 (10.64%) ERP
6 5 (10.64%) eTOM
6 5 (10.64%) ITIL
6 5 (10.64%) Office Automation
6 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
6 5 (10.64%) SOA
7 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.38%) Data Management
8 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (6.38%) Requirements Management
8 3 (6.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
1 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) VCP5
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 18 (38.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.26%) XenApp
2 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.13%) Docker
3 1 (2.13%) GPFS
3 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.13%) vCloud
3 1 (2.13%) vSphere
3 1 (2.13%) Xen
3 1 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) CA Service Virtualization
1 2 (4.26%) Puppet
1 2 (4.26%) XenMobile
2 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) VMware
2 15 (31.91%) Oracle
3 7 (14.89%) EMC
3 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.89%) NetApp
4 6 (12.77%) Citrix
4 6 (12.77%) HP
4 6 (12.77%) IBM
5 5 (10.64%) BT
5 5 (10.64%) Ericsson
5 5 (10.64%) Intel
6 3 (6.38%) Green Hat
6 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.38%) TIBCO
7 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco
7 1 (2.13%) Genesys
7 1 (2.13%) Informatica
7 1 (2.13%) Sun
7 1 (2.13%) Veeam