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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtualization Consultant
Rank 600 571 587
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Consultant 13 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.025% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.027% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 3
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£380 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £375 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £555 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £400 £335
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +19.40%
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
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -29 12 £378 -2.58% 3
South East +3 8 £378 -8.48%
London -6 4 £375 -
Berkshire - 2 £378 -
City of London +22 1 £425 +13.33%
Reading - 1 £375 -
Stockport - - - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Telford - - - -
Watford - - - -
Wrexham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North Wales - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -

Virtualisation Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 17 (73.91%) VMware
1 17 (73.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (43.48%) vSphere
3 9 (39.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (34.78%) Windows
4 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
5 7 (30.43%) HP
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (26.09%) SCCM
7 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (21.74%) MCSE
7 5 (21.74%) Migration
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 4 (17.39%) vCloud
8 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
8 4 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (13.04%) VCAP
9 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
9 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
9 3 (13.04%) SCOM
9 3 (13.04%) Degree
9 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (13.04%) SAN
9 3 (13.04%) PlateSpin
10 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
10 2 (8.70%) Computer Science

Virtualisation Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) SaaS
1 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) SAN
2 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
2 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) SMS
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (4.35%) MSI
General
1 1 (4.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) JMS
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
1 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Online Games
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Migration
1 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
2 2 (8.70%) High Availability
2 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
2 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.35%) Validation
3 1 (4.35%) Operations Management
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL
3 1 (4.35%) SOA
3 1 (4.35%) Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) Integration Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (4.35%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.70%) SQL
3 1 (4.35%) VBScript
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (21.74%) MCSE
5 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
6 3 (13.04%) Degree
6 3 (13.04%) VCAP
7 2 (8.70%) MCITP
8 1 (4.35%) MCTS
8 1 (4.35%) MCSA
8 1 (4.35%) CCA
8 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (4.35%) VTSP
8 1 (4.35%) VCP5
8 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 17 (73.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (43.48%) vSphere
3 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
4 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 4 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (17.39%) vCloud
5 2 (8.70%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (8.70%) UAG
5 2 (8.70%) XenApp
5 2 (8.70%) ISA Server
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
6 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.35%) XenServer
6 1 (4.35%) KVM
6 1 (4.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) CA LISA
3 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.35%) XenMobile
3 1 (4.35%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) VMware
2 7 (30.43%) HP
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) PlateSpin
4 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.70%) F5
5 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) CA
6 1 (4.35%) Hitachi
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) TIBCO
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle
6 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.35%) EMC
6 1 (4.35%) 3PAR