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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtualization Engineer
Rank 585 556 584
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Engineer 27 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.057% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.061% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 12
Average daily rate
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£365 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £38.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.01%
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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 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 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 19 September 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 19 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 -14 18 £395 +3.94% 4
London +5 7 £391 -2.18% 1
City of London +29 4 £388 -6.06% 1
South West - 4 £450 -
South East +5 3 £406 -4.41%
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Nottingham +18 2 £369 +34.09%
Nottinghamshire +10 2 £369 +34.09%
East Midlands +3 2 £369 +40.47%
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
North West - 1 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
East of England - - - - 3
North East - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Chester - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Virtualisation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 38 (77.55%) VMware
1 38 (77.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (53.06%) Windows
3 19 (38.78%) vSphere
4 16 (32.65%) HP
5 15 (30.61%) Cisco
6 14 (28.57%) SAN
7 13 (26.53%) Citrix
7 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
8 12 (24.49%) Hyper-V
8 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
9 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (22.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (22.45%) Linux
10 10 (20.41%) DV Cleared
10 10 (20.41%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (18.37%) vCloud
11 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
12 8 (16.33%) RHCE
12 8 (16.33%) Red Hat
12 8 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (14.29%) VMware ESX
13 7 (14.29%) Migration
13 7 (14.29%) XenServer
13 7 (14.29%) Oracle
14 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
15 5 (10.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 5 (10.20%) XenDesktop
15 5 (10.20%) XenApp
15 5 (10.20%) PowerShell

Virtualisation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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%) Cloud Foundry
2 2 (4.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.04%) Commerce 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%) SaaS
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
2 1 (2.04%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.57%) SAN
2 5 (10.20%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (6.12%) Firewall
4 2 (4.08%) DNS
5 1 (2.04%) Internet
5 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.04%) LDAP
5 1 (2.04%) LAN
5 1 (2.04%) WAN
5 1 (2.04%) SMTP
5 1 (2.04%) DHCP
5 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.04%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.04%) Network Security
5 1 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.04%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) MS Access
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Legal
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Local Government
3 1 (2.04%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Middleware
1 1 (2.04%) .NET
1 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.04%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Replication
1 3 (6.12%) FlexPod
2 1 (2.04%) Firmware
2 1 (2.04%) Clustering
2 1 (2.04%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 26 (53.06%) Windows
2 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (22.45%) Linux
3 8 (16.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.12%) UNIX
4 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) Migration
2 4 (8.16%) Integration Testing
3 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.04%) CAD
4 1 (2.04%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.04%) Workflow
4 1 (2.04%) ITIL
4 1 (2.04%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.04%) SOA
4 1 (2.04%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.04%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.04%) Content Management
4 1 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.04%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.04%) Network Monitoring
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 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 10 (20.41%) DV Cleared
4 8 (16.33%) RHCE
5 4 (8.16%) VCP5
5 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.12%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (4.08%) VCAP
7 2 (4.08%) Degree
8 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.04%) MCSE
8 1 (2.04%) MCSA
8 1 (2.04%) CCNP
8 1 (2.04%) CCNA
8 1 (2.04%) VTSP
8 1 (2.04%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (77.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (38.78%) vSphere
3 12 (24.49%) Hyper-V
4 10 (20.41%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (18.37%) vCloud
5 9 (18.37%) Active Directory
6 7 (14.29%) VMware ESX
6 7 (14.29%) XenServer
7 5 (10.20%) XenDesktop
7 5 (10.20%) XenApp
8 3 (6.12%) Terminal Services
9 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (4.08%) MetaFrame
10 1 (2.04%) ISA Server
10 1 (2.04%) NFS
10 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (2.04%) VMware Server
10 1 (2.04%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (8.16%) NetBackup
3 3 (6.12%) SCCM
3 3 (6.12%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (6.12%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.04%) Nagios
5 1 (2.04%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.04%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.04%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (77.55%) VMware
2 16 (32.65%) HP
3 15 (30.61%) Cisco
4 13 (26.53%) Citrix
4 13 (26.53%) Microsoft
5 8 (16.33%) Red Hat
6 7 (14.29%) Oracle
7 4 (8.16%) NetApp
7 4 (8.16%) EMC
8 3 (6.12%) Hitachi
8 3 (6.12%) Symantec
8 3 (6.12%) Remedy
9 2 (4.08%) Dell
10 1 (2.04%) Sophos
10 1 (2.04%) IBM
10 1 (2.04%) PlateSpin
10 1 (2.04%) F5
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