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 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 Consultant
Rank 584 572 536
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Consultant 11 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.019% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.021% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £353 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £377 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 17 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 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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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 -31 9 £450 +23.28% 3
South East - 5 £450 -
Berkshire - 4 £425 -
London +10 3 £475 +35.71% 2
Reading - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1

Virtualisation Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 21 (84.00%) VMware
1 21 (84.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (48.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (40.00%) MCSE
3 10 (40.00%) Windows
3 10 (40.00%) vSphere
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (32.00%) HP
5 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
7 5 (20.00%) Migration
7 5 (20.00%) MCITP
7 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (20.00%) Linux
7 5 (20.00%) vCloud
8 4 (16.00%) DHCP
8 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (16.00%) DNS
8 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
8 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (12.00%) SCCM
9 3 (12.00%) SCOM
9 3 (12.00%) PlateSpin
9 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
9 3 (12.00%) Validation

Virtualisation Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (4.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
1 1 (4.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) DHCP
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (16.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
3 1 (4.00%) SMS
3 1 (4.00%) WAN
3 1 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MSI
1 1 (4.00%) Toad
1 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (4.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.00%) SecurID
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.00%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (20.00%) Linux
4 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (12.00%) Validation
2 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.00%) Analytics
3 2 (8.00%) Change Management
4 1 (4.00%) Operations Management
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.00%) ETL
4 1 (4.00%) Data Virtualisation
4 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) C
2 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (48.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (40.00%) MCSE
3 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (20.00%) MCITP
5 3 (12.00%) VCAP
6 1 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (4.00%) VTSP
System Software
1 21 (84.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (40.00%) vSphere
3 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (20.00%) vCloud
5 2 (8.00%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (8.00%) UAG
5 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (8.00%) ISA Server
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (4.00%) XenApp
6 1 (4.00%) XenServer
6 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.00%) VMware Server
6 1 (4.00%) NFS
6 1 (4.00%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
1 3 (12.00%) SCOM
2 1 (4.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (4.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 21 (84.00%) VMware
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (32.00%) HP
3 4 (16.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (12.00%) PlateSpin
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco
5 2 (8.00%) F5
5 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.00%) Hitachi
6 1 (4.00%) NetApp
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle
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