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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtualization Engineer
Rank 572 551 515
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Engineer 9 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.030% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.032% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 14
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £290 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £460 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £313 £369
% change year-on-year
+32.80% -15.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
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
48551 46784 42135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.38% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29792 27671 24104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1854 1968 2263
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 2015.

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 23 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 4 March 2015. 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 -12 7 £450 +12.50% 1
South East -24 5 £433 +44.16%
London -13 2 £463 +2.77% 1
Hampshire -13 2 £415 -
Hook - 2 £415 -
Channel Islands - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Jersey - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Virtualisation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 30 (85.71%) VMware
1 30 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (68.57%) Windows
3 19 (54.29%) Linux
4 13 (37.14%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (34.29%) ITIL
5 12 (34.29%) SAN
6 11 (31.43%) Benchmarking
6 11 (31.43%) Configuration Management
6 11 (31.43%) Perl
6 11 (31.43%) Python
6 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
6 11 (31.43%) NAS
6 11 (31.43%) KVM
7 10 (28.57%) vSphere
7 10 (28.57%) UNIX
7 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (25.71%) Performance Testing
8 9 (25.71%) CCNA
8 9 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (25.71%) Capacity Management
8 9 (25.71%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (22.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (22.86%) MCITP
10 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 7 (20.00%) MCSE
10 7 (20.00%) HP
10 7 (20.00%) Microsoft

Virtualisation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) SAN
2 11 (31.43%) NAS
3 7 (20.00%) DNS
4 6 (17.14%) DHCP
5 5 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.86%) VLAN
General
1 6 (17.14%) Banking
2 4 (11.43%) Investment Banking
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Linux
3 10 (28.57%) UNIX
3 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) ITIL
2 11 (31.43%) Benchmarking
2 11 (31.43%) Configuration Management
3 9 (25.71%) Performance Testing
3 9 (25.71%) Capacity Management
3 9 (25.71%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (5.71%) Validation
4 2 (5.71%) Migration
4 2 (5.71%) Service Management
4 2 (5.71%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (2.86%) Analytics
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.86%) Data Management
5 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) Perl
1 11 (31.43%) Python
2 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) CCNA
1 9 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (22.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (22.86%) MCITP
3 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (20.00%) MCSE
4 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.57%) Degree
6 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.71%) MCTS
7 1 (2.86%) VCP5
7 1 (2.86%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (37.14%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
3 11 (31.43%) KVM
4 10 (28.57%) vSphere
5 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 4 (11.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (8.57%) VMware ESX
8 2 (5.71%) vCloud
9 1 (2.86%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (85.71%) VMware
2 7 (20.00%) HP
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.14%) Red Hat
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco
4 4 (11.43%) Citrix
5 3 (8.57%) NetApp
6 2 (5.71%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.86%) Dell
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