The table below looks at the statistics for the Virtualisation Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtualization Consultant
Rank 605 577 562
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Consultant 13 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.017% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.018% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 4
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£388 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £365 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £555 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £413 £390
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +5.76%
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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Virtualisation Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Virtualisation Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Virtualisation Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Virtualisation Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Virtualisation Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Virtualisation Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Virtualisation Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Virtualisation Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Virtualisation Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Virtualisation Consultant
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtualisation Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 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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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 -26 12 £388 +3.33% 1
South East -15 8 £400 -3.03% 1
London -14 3 £325 -13.33%
Berkshire - 3 £400 - 1
East of England - 1 £310 -
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Poole - - - -

Virtualisation Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Virtualisation Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title.

1 20 (74.07%) VMware
1 20 (74.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 11 (40.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 11 (40.74%) Windows
3 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (37.04%) vSphere
4 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
5 8 (29.63%) HP
5 8 (29.63%) MCSE
6 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
7 6 (22.22%) SCCM
7 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) Migration
8 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (18.52%) MCITP
8 5 (18.52%) Cisco
9 4 (14.81%) Linux
9 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (14.81%) vCloud
9 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
10 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
10 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
10 3 (11.11%) SCOM
10 3 (11.11%) Degree
10 3 (11.11%) PlateSpin
10 3 (11.11%) VCAP
10 3 (11.11%) VMware ESXi

Virtualisation Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Virtualisation Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
1 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) DHCP
1 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 3 (11.11%) DNS
1 3 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) SMS
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (3.70%) Toad
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) JMS
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
1 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
1 1 (3.70%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.70%) FlexPod
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) Linux
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Migration
1 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
2 2 (7.41%) Validation
2 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL
2 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
2 2 (7.41%) High Availability
2 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.70%) Analytics
3 1 (3.70%) Data Virtualisation
3 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
3 1 (3.70%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
3 1 (3.70%) SOA
3 1 (3.70%) ETL
3 1 (3.70%) Service Management
3 1 (3.70%) Change Management
3 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
1 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.41%) C
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (29.63%) MCSE
4 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 5 (18.52%) MCITP
6 3 (11.11%) Degree
6 3 (11.11%) VCAP
7 1 (3.70%) VTSP
7 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.70%) MCTS
7 1 (3.70%) MCSA
7 1 (3.70%) CCA
7 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 20 (74.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (37.04%) vSphere
3 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
4 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
4 4 (14.81%) vCloud
5 3 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (7.41%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (7.41%) UAG
6 2 (7.41%) XenApp
6 2 (7.41%) ISA Server
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.70%) VMware Server
7 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.70%) XenServer
7 1 (3.70%) NFS
7 1 (3.70%) KVM
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
2 3 (11.11%) SCOM
3 1 (3.70%) CA LISA
3 1 (3.70%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.70%) XenMobile
3 1 (3.70%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) VMware
2 8 (29.63%) HP
3 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco
5 3 (11.11%) PlateSpin
5 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.41%) F5
6 2 (7.41%) IBM
6 2 (7.41%) Citrix
6 2 (7.41%) NetApp
7 1 (3.70%) CA
7 1 (3.70%) Hitachi
7 1 (3.70%) EMC
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle
7 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.70%) TIBCO
7 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
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