The table below looks at the statistics for the Virtualisation Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtualization Engineer
Rank 595 543 568
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Engineer 28 31 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.060% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.064% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 10
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£365 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £250 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £288 £338
% change year-on-year
+25.21% -14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £46.00 -

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
52582 48184 52592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.68% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32352 29013 29451
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2039 2629
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 £11.05
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 Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Virtualisation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Virtualisation Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Virtualisation Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Virtualisation Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Virtualisation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Virtualisation Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Virtualisation Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Virtualisation Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Virtualisation Engineer
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtualisation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 2 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 -36 19 £395 -1.25% 6
London 0 7 £391 -2.18% 2
City of London +19 4 £388 -3.12% 1
East of England -22 4 £310 - 3
South East -6 3 £406 -4.41% 1
South West - 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Nottingham +14 1 £400 +45.45%
Nottinghamshire +7 1 £400 +45.45%
East Midlands +2 1 £400 +52.38%
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Chester - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -

Virtualisation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Virtualisation Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 41 (83.67%) VMware
1 41 (83.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (53.06%) Windows
3 19 (38.78%) vSphere
4 18 (36.73%) HP
5 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
6 15 (30.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (28.57%) Linux
8 13 (26.53%) SAN
8 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
9 12 (24.49%) Hyper-V
9 12 (24.49%) Cisco
9 12 (24.49%) Citrix
10 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
10 11 (22.45%) Red Hat
10 11 (22.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (20.41%) DV Cleared
12 9 (18.37%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (18.37%) vCloud
13 8 (16.33%) RHCE
14 7 (14.29%) Oracle
15 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
15 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (12.24%) VMware ESX
15 6 (12.24%) Migration
15 6 (12.24%) XenServer
16 5 (10.20%) XenDesktop
16 5 (10.20%) XenApp
16 5 (10.20%) PowerShell

Virtualisation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Virtualisation Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.08%) IIS
2 2 (4.08%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) PaaS
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
2 1 (2.04%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) SAN
2 5 (10.20%) DNS
3 4 (8.16%) DHCP
3 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.16%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.04%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.04%) Network Security
4 1 (2.04%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.04%) SMTP
4 1 (2.04%) LDAP
4 1 (2.04%) Firewall
4 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) MS Access
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Local Government
2 2 (4.08%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) WAMP
1 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) FlexPod
2 2 (4.08%) Replication
3 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.04%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 26 (53.06%) Windows
2 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (28.57%) Linux
3 11 (22.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.12%) UNIX
6 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.24%) Migration
2 4 (8.16%) Integration Testing
3 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.04%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.04%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.04%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.04%) Content Management
4 1 (2.04%) ITIL
4 1 (2.04%) SOA
4 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.04%) Workflow
4 1 (2.04%) CAD
4 1 (2.04%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.08%) SQL
3 1 (2.04%) C
3 1 (2.04%) Java
3 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (30.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
3 10 (20.41%) DV Cleared
4 8 (16.33%) RHCE
5 5 (10.20%) MCSE
5 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.16%) MCITP
6 4 (8.16%) VCP5
7 3 (6.12%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (4.08%) Degree
8 2 (4.08%) VCAP
9 1 (2.04%) VTSP
9 1 (2.04%) VCDX
9 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.04%) CCNP
9 1 (2.04%) CCNA
9 1 (2.04%) MCSA
System Software
1 41 (83.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (38.78%) vSphere
3 12 (24.49%) Hyper-V
4 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
5 9 (18.37%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (18.37%) vCloud
6 6 (12.24%) VMware ESX
6 6 (12.24%) XenServer
7 5 (10.20%) XenDesktop
7 5 (10.20%) XenApp
8 3 (6.12%) Terminal Services
9 2 (4.08%) MetaFrame
9 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (2.04%) KVM
10 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (2.04%) VMware Server
10 1 (2.04%) NFS
10 1 (2.04%) Firmware
10 1 (2.04%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (6.12%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (6.12%) SCCM
2 3 (6.12%) NetBackup
2 3 (6.12%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.04%) ZABBIX
4 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.04%) BladeLogic
4 1 (2.04%) Nagios
4 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (83.67%) VMware
2 18 (36.73%) HP
3 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
4 12 (24.49%) Cisco
4 12 (24.49%) Citrix
5 11 (22.45%) Red Hat
6 7 (14.29%) Oracle
7 3 (6.12%) Hitachi
7 3 (6.12%) NetApp
7 3 (6.12%) Symantec
7 3 (6.12%) Remedy
8 2 (4.08%) Dell
8 2 (4.08%) EMC
9 1 (2.04%) F5
9 1 (2.04%) PlateSpin
9 1 (2.04%) Sophos