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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtualization Engineer
Rank 570 571 525
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Engineer 16 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.041% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.044% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 16
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£433 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.61% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £310 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £633 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 - -

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
51554 49982 43833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31354 30067 25181
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £226 £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 2020 2056 2247
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -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 1 April 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 1 April 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 -15 12 £450 +12.50% 4
South East -19 6 £415 +38.33%
London +2 5 £463 +15.62% 1
Hampshire -6 2 £415 -
Hook - 2 £415 -
Oxfordshire -19 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £300 - 1
Channel Islands - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
South West - - - - 1
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 1 April 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 32 (84.21%) VMware
1 32 (84.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (71.05%) Windows
3 20 (52.63%) Linux
4 15 (39.47%) SAN
4 15 (39.47%) vSphere
4 15 (39.47%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (36.84%) ITIL
6 13 (34.21%) Perl
6 13 (34.21%) Python
6 13 (34.21%) Benchmarking
6 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
6 13 (34.21%) KVM
6 13 (34.21%) NAS
7 12 (31.58%) UNIX
8 11 (28.95%) CCNA
8 11 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (28.95%) Performance Testing
9 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (26.32%) Performance Monitoring
9 10 (26.32%) Capacity Management
10 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
11 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
11 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
11 7 (18.42%) DNS
12 6 (15.79%) DHCP
12 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
12 6 (15.79%) Banking
12 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared

Virtualisation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 3 (7.89%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.63%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (39.47%) SAN
2 13 (34.21%) NAS
3 7 (18.42%) DNS
4 6 (15.79%) DHCP
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.63%) VLAN
7 1 (2.63%) Firewall
7 1 (2.63%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (15.79%) Banking
2 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) FlexPod
2 1 (2.63%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (71.05%) Windows
2 20 (52.63%) Linux
3 12 (31.58%) UNIX
4 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) ITIL
2 13 (34.21%) Benchmarking
2 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
3 11 (28.95%) Performance Testing
4 10 (26.32%) Performance Monitoring
4 10 (26.32%) Capacity Management
5 4 (10.53%) Migration
6 3 (7.89%) Use Case
6 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (5.26%) Validation
7 2 (5.26%) Service Management
8 1 (2.63%) Project Planning
8 1 (2.63%) Data Management
8 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.63%) Project Management
8 1 (2.63%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) Perl
1 13 (34.21%) Python
2 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) CCNA
1 11 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (10.53%) MCITP
6 3 (7.89%) Degree
6 3 (7.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (7.89%) MCSE
7 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
7 2 (5.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (84.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (39.47%) vSphere
2 15 (39.47%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (34.21%) KVM
4 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
4 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
5 4 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (7.89%) VMware ESX
7 2 (5.26%) vCloud
8 1 (2.63%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (2.63%) Nagios
1 1 (2.63%) Cacti
1 1 (2.63%) Icinga
Vendors
1 32 (84.21%) VMware
2 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
3 5 (13.16%) Citrix
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco
4 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.53%) HP
5 3 (7.89%) NetApp
6 2 (5.26%) 3PAR
6 2 (5.26%) Dell
7 1 (2.63%) Altiris
7 1 (2.63%) CommVault
7 1 (2.63%) EMC
7 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
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