The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Virtualisation Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtualization Engineer
Rank 566 600 581
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Engineer 80 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.069% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.073% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 25 25
Median daily rate £325 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £304 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £546 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £376 £418
% change year-on-year
-20.26% -9.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-21.25% -

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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Virtualisation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Virtualisation Engineer in the job title.

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 28 June 2016.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtualisation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 62 £325 -18.75% 5
North East - 32 £276 -
Tyne and Wear - 32 £276 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 32 £276 -
London -1 17 £425 +6.25%
Scotland -3 15 £335 -13.54%
Renfrewshire - 9 £345 -
Erskine - 9 £345 -
East Midlands - 5 £300 -
South East -12 4 £355 -5.96% 1
City of London +37 3 £425 -1.16%
Berkshire -6 3 £350 -12.50%
Nottinghamshire - 3 £313 -
Glasgow - 3 £335 -
Edinburgh -10 2 £295 -23.87%
Wales - 2 £388 -
Newport - 2 £388 -
South Wales - 2 £388 -
Reading - 2 £338 -
Nottingham - 2 £325 -
Lincolnshire - 2 £300 -
Hampshire +11 1 £400 +2.56%
East of England +11 1 - -
South West 0 1 £335 +57.64%
North West -8 1 £600 +71.42%
West Midlands -35 1 £400 -28.25% 4
Worcestershire - 1 £400 -
Bristol - 1 £335 -
Manchester - 1 £600 -
Uxbridge - 1 £407 -

Virtualisation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, Virtualisation Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Virtualisation Engineer in the job title.

1 91 (80.53%) VMware
1 91 (80.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 80 (70.80%) Windows
3 69 (61.06%) Windows Server
4 58 (51.33%) Microsoft
4 58 (51.33%) HP
5 55 (48.67%) DHCP
6 54 (47.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 50 (44.25%) Active Directory
7 50 (44.25%) ITIL
8 44 (38.94%) SAN
9 42 (37.17%) Security Cleared
10 39 (34.51%) Citrix
11 35 (30.97%) SC Cleared
11 35 (30.97%) Hyper-V
12 32 (28.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 32 (28.32%) DNS
13 31 (27.43%) XenApp
14 30 (26.55%) PowerShell
14 30 (26.55%) vSphere
14 30 (26.55%) MCSA
14 30 (26.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 29 (25.66%) Linux
15 29 (25.66%) SQL
15 29 (25.66%) XenServer
16 28 (24.78%) XenDesktop
16 28 (24.78%) Windows Server 2003
17 27 (23.89%) XenMobile
18 26 (23.01%) Windows Server 2012
18 26 (23.01%) ThinPrint

Virtualisation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (17.70%) IIS
2 16 (14.16%) OpenStack
3 5 (4.42%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.77%) Apache
5 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.77%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.77%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (18.58%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.42%) Office 365
2 3 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.77%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.77%) Bluemix
3 2 (1.77%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.88%) HP Helion
4 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (48.67%) DHCP
2 44 (38.94%) SAN
3 32 (28.32%) DNS
4 11 (9.73%) Fibre Channel
5 10 (8.85%) Firewall
6 9 (7.96%) TCP/IP
7 8 (7.08%) Ethernet
8 4 (3.54%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.65%) NAS
9 3 (2.65%) SSL
10 2 (1.77%) LDAP
11 1 (0.88%) HTTP
11 1 (0.88%) IMAP
11 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.88%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (0.88%) POP3
11 1 (0.88%) SMTP
11 1 (0.88%) VLAN
11 1 (0.88%) VPN
11 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.77%) DB2
2 2 (1.77%) MySQL
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.88%) DTS
3 1 (0.88%) MariaDB
3 1 (0.88%) ObjectStore
3 1 (0.88%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (7.96%) Finance
2 3 (2.65%) Banking
3 2 (1.77%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Advertising
4 1 (0.88%) Games
4 1 (0.88%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.42%) Middleware
2 2 (1.77%) .NET
3 1 (0.88%) HTML
3 1 (0.88%) JDBC
3 1 (0.88%) JNDI
3 1 (0.88%) JSP
3 1 (0.88%) LAMP
3 1 (0.88%) Sensu
3 1 (0.88%) SOAP
3 1 (0.88%) Web Services
3 1 (0.88%) WSDL
3 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.70%) Management Information System
2 17 (15.04%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.08%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.54%) EMC VNX
5 3 (2.65%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.65%) Replication
6 2 (1.77%) Clustering
6 2 (1.77%) EMC VNXe
6 2 (1.77%) FMCG
7 1 (0.88%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.88%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.88%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Online Games
7 1 (0.88%) PKI
7 1 (0.88%) VCE vBlock
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (70.80%) Windows
2 69 (61.06%) Windows Server
3 54 (47.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (25.66%) Linux
5 28 (24.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (23.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (7.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.31%) Unix
9 5 (4.42%) AIX
10 4 (3.54%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (3.54%) SUSE
11 3 (2.65%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.77%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.88%) Android
13 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.88%) CentOS
13 1 (0.88%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (44.25%) ITIL
2 25 (22.12%) Project Management
3 23 (20.35%) Business Continuity
3 23 (20.35%) Service Delivery
4 11 (9.73%) Conflict Management
4 11 (9.73%) Migration
4 11 (9.73%) Risk Management
5 6 (5.31%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (4.42%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.42%) Configuration Management
6 5 (4.42%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (3.54%) ITIL V3
7 4 (3.54%) ITSM
7 4 (3.54%) Service Management
8 3 (2.65%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.65%) Data Protection
8 3 (2.65%) DevOps
9 2 (1.77%) High Availability
9 2 (1.77%) Load Balancing
9 2 (1.77%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (26.55%) PowerShell
2 29 (25.66%) SQL
3 7 (6.19%) Perl
4 5 (4.42%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.54%) Korn
6 2 (1.77%) C#
6 2 (1.77%) Python
7 1 (0.88%) Java
7 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.88%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 42 (37.17%) Security Cleared
2 35 (30.97%) SC Cleared
3 32 (28.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (26.55%) MCSA
4 30 (26.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 17 (15.04%) Degree
6 9 (7.96%) CCNA
6 9 (7.96%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (7.08%) MCP
8 5 (4.42%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.65%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.77%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.88%) MCITP
11 1 (0.88%) MCSE
11 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.77%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.77%) QA
System Software
1 91 (80.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (44.25%) Active Directory
3 35 (30.97%) Hyper-V
4 31 (27.43%) XenApp
5 30 (26.55%) vSphere
6 29 (25.66%) XenServer
7 28 (24.78%) XenDesktop
8 17 (15.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (11.50%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (6.19%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (4.42%) VMware ESX
12 3 (2.65%) vCloud
13 2 (1.77%) NFS
14 1 (0.88%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.88%) Firmware
14 1 (0.88%) UAG
14 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.88%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (23.89%) XenMobile
2 26 (23.01%) SafeCom
3 18 (15.93%) EdgeSight
4 5 (4.42%) Ansible
4 5 (4.42%) vRealize
5 4 (3.54%) Puppet
5 4 (3.54%) SCCM
6 3 (2.65%) SCOM
7 2 (1.77%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.88%) CA Service Virtualization
8 1 (0.88%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.88%) Simpana
8 1 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 91 (80.53%) VMware
2 58 (51.33%) HP
2 58 (51.33%) Microsoft
3 39 (34.51%) Citrix
4 26 (23.01%) ThinPrint
5 25 (22.12%) SAP
6 19 (16.81%) AppSense
7 15 (13.27%) Cisco
8 12 (10.62%) IBM
9 10 (8.85%) Dell
10 9 (7.96%) EMC
11 8 (7.08%) Hitachi
11 8 (7.08%) Intel
12 7 (6.19%) Red Hat
13 6 (5.31%) Oracle
14 4 (3.54%) Symantec
15 3 (2.65%) Apple
16 2 (1.77%) CA
16 2 (1.77%) Juniper
16 2 (1.77%) NetApp