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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtualization Engineer
Rank 599 587 552
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Engineer 32 25 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.045% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.049% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 18
Average daily rate
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£381 £370 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.04% +9.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £355 £311
% change year-on-year
+9.85% +14.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £34.88

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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 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 21 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 31 August 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 -19 29 £375 -5.66% 1
London +6 10 £375 -5.06%
West Midlands +3 7 £575 +64.28%
Warwickshire - 7 £575 -
South East -28 5 £390 -4.00%
South West -4 4 - - 1
Warwick - 4 £563 -
Dorset -2 3 - -
Hampshire -8 3 £390 -4.00%
Bournemouth - 3 - -
City of London -5 2 £313 -20.12%
North West -29 2 £350 -
Wiltshire -6 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £313 -
Edinburgh - 1 £388 -
Berkshire - 1 £400 -
Oxford - 1 £313 -
Portsmouth - 1 £390 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Andover - 1 £413 -
Scotland - 1 £388 -

Virtualisation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 38 (77.55%) VMware
1 38 (77.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (57.14%) Windows
3 18 (36.73%) vSphere
4 17 (34.69%) Linux
4 17 (34.69%) SAN
5 16 (32.65%) Cisco
6 15 (30.61%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
9 9 (18.37%) HP
9 9 (18.37%) EMC
9 9 (18.37%) Perl
9 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
10 8 (16.33%) VMware ESX
10 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
10 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
10 8 (16.33%) NetApp
10 8 (16.33%) Red Hat
10 8 (16.33%) Data Centre
11 7 (14.29%) Data Virtualisation
11 7 (14.29%) ITIL
11 7 (14.29%) Data Modelling
11 7 (14.29%) DNS
11 7 (14.29%) Finance
11 7 (14.29%) Migration
11 7 (14.29%) Replication
11 7 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
12 6 (12.24%) Cloud Computing

Virtualisation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.12%) OpenStack
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.04%) CMS
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.08%) Office 365
2 2 (4.08%) IaaS
3 1 (2.04%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (34.69%) SAN
2 7 (14.29%) DNS
3 6 (12.24%) DHCP
4 5 (10.20%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (8.16%) NAS
6 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.04%) VPN
7 1 (2.04%) IPv4
7 1 (2.04%) SNMP
7 1 (2.04%) ADSL
7 1 (2.04%) WAN
7 1 (2.04%) Firewall
7 1 (2.04%) Wireless
7 1 (2.04%) SSH
7 1 (2.04%) VLAN
7 1 (2.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) OLTP
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (10.20%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) .NET
1 3 (6.12%) Web Services
1 3 (6.12%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.29%) Replication
3 5 (10.20%) EMC VNX
4 4 (8.16%) EMC VMAX
4 4 (8.16%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.08%) EMC VNXe
5 2 (4.08%) Clustering
6 1 (2.04%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.04%) HP Storage
6 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.04%) FlexPod
6 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.04%) HACMP
6 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.04%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.04%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 28 (57.14%) Windows
2 17 (34.69%) Linux
3 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (12.24%) UNIX
5 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (10.20%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.04%) AIX
8 1 (2.04%) HPUX
8 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) ITIL
1 7 (14.29%) Data Modelling
1 7 (14.29%) Migration
1 7 (14.29%) Data Virtualisation
2 5 (10.20%) Configuration Management
3 4 (8.16%) Data Security
3 4 (8.16%) Security Hardening
3 4 (8.16%) Capacity Management
3 4 (8.16%) Converged Infrastructure
4 3 (6.12%) Web Development
4 3 (6.12%) Use Case
4 3 (6.12%) Performance Testing
4 3 (6.12%) Unit Testing
4 3 (6.12%) Patch Management
4 3 (6.12%) Benchmarking
4 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.08%) ITSM
5 2 (4.08%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) Perl
1 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.20%) Bash Shell
2 5 (10.20%) SQL
3 4 (8.16%) Python
4 3 (6.12%) VBScript
4 3 (6.12%) C#
5 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) CCNA
2 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.08%) MCSE
5 1 (2.04%) MCSA
5 1 (2.04%) CCNP
5 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) VCP4
5 1 (2.04%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) SLA
2 3 (6.12%) QA
System Software
1 38 (77.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (36.73%) vSphere
3 15 (30.61%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
5 8 (16.33%) VMware ESX
6 6 (12.24%) vCloud
6 6 (12.24%) Hyper-V
7 4 (8.16%) KVM
8 3 (6.12%) XenApp
9 2 (4.08%) VMware Server
10 1 (2.04%) NFS
10 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
10 1 (2.04%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) SCCM
2 4 (8.16%) EMC VPLEX
3 2 (4.08%) SCOrch
3 2 (4.08%) SCOM
3 2 (4.08%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.04%) Nagios
4 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.04%) WSUS
4 1 (2.04%) Cacti
4 1 (2.04%) Puppet
4 1 (2.04%) Icinga
Vendors
1 38 (77.55%) VMware
2 16 (32.65%) Cisco
3 9 (18.37%) HP
3 9 (18.37%) EMC
4 8 (16.33%) NetApp
4 8 (16.33%) Red Hat
4 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (12.24%) Dell
6 5 (10.20%) Citrix
7 4 (8.16%) Symantec
8 2 (4.08%) IBM
8 2 (4.08%) Oracle
8 2 (4.08%) Veeam
8 2 (4.08%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.04%) Meru Networks
9 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.04%) Altiris
9 1 (2.04%) Google
9 1 (2.04%) ProCurve
9 1 (2.04%) Sybase