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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtualization Engineer
Rank 569 546 575
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Engineer 26 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.060% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.065% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 11
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£365 £318 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.96% -20.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £255 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £363
% change year-on-year
+12.44% -14.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 25 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 22 August 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 -30 20 £398 +10.41% 4
London +8 8 £404 +12.15% 4
City of London +32 5 £395 -1.25% 2
South West - 4 £450 -
Nottingham +15 3 £350 +27.27%
Nottinghamshire +12 3 £350 +27.27%
East Midlands +4 3 £350 +27.27%
South East -1 3 £406 -4.41%
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Milton Keynes +5 1 - -
North West +1 1 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
Swindon - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chester - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Leeds - - - -
North East - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -

Virtualisation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 41 (74.55%) VMware
1 41 (74.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (60.00%) Windows
3 23 (41.82%) vSphere
4 19 (34.55%) Cisco
4 19 (34.55%) HP
5 18 (32.73%) SAN
6 17 (30.91%) Citrix
7 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
8 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 14 (25.45%) Hyper-V
10 13 (23.64%) XenServer
10 13 (23.64%) Linux
11 12 (21.82%) vCloud
12 10 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (18.18%) DV Cleared
12 10 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 9 (16.36%) Oracle
13 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
14 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
14 8 (14.55%) VMware ESX
14 8 (14.55%) PowerShell
14 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
15 7 (12.73%) XenDesktop
15 7 (12.73%) NetBackup
15 7 (12.73%) EMC
16 6 (10.91%) RHCE
16 6 (10.91%) Red Hat
16 6 (10.91%) Symantec

Virtualisation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 2 (3.64%) Cloud Foundry
1 2 (3.64%) IIS
1 2 (3.64%) Commerce Server
2 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) PaaS
2 1 (1.82%) SaaS
2 1 (1.82%) IaaS
2 1 (1.82%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (32.73%) SAN
2 5 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (5.45%) Firewall
4 2 (3.64%) DNS
4 2 (3.64%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (3.64%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.82%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.82%) Network Security
5 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.82%) DHCP
5 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.82%) LAN
5 1 (1.82%) WAN
5 1 (1.82%) SMTP
5 1 (1.82%) LDAP
5 1 (1.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.82%) MS Access
3 1 (1.82%) MySQL
General
1 2 (3.64%) Legal
1 2 (3.64%) Banking
1 2 (3.64%) Local Government
2 1 (1.82%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) .NET
1 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.82%) WAMP
2 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Replication
1 3 (5.45%) FlexPod
2 1 (1.82%) EqualLogic
2 1 (1.82%) Clustering
2 1 (1.82%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 33 (60.00%) Windows
2 13 (23.64%) Linux
3 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (9.09%) UNIX
6 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.91%) Migration
2 5 (9.09%) Integration Testing
3 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.64%) ITIL
4 2 (3.64%) E-Commerce
5 1 (1.82%) Data Protection
5 1 (1.82%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (1.82%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.82%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.82%) Content Management
5 1 (1.82%) Workflow
5 1 (1.82%) SOA
5 1 (1.82%) CAD
5 1 (1.82%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.82%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.82%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.55%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.45%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) C
3 1 (1.82%) Java
3 1 (1.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.18%) DV Cleared
2 10 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.91%) RHCE
5 5 (9.09%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (5.45%) VCP5
7 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.64%) MCSE
7 2 (3.64%) CCNA
7 2 (3.64%) Degree
7 2 (3.64%) VCAP
8 1 (1.82%) VCDX
8 1 (1.82%) VCP4
8 1 (1.82%) VTSP
8 1 (1.82%) MCITP
8 1 (1.82%) CCNP
8 1 (1.82%) MCSA
8 1 (1.82%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 41 (74.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (41.82%) vSphere
3 14 (25.45%) Hyper-V
4 13 (23.64%) XenServer
5 12 (21.82%) vCloud
6 10 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (16.36%) Active Directory
8 8 (14.55%) VMware ESX
9 7 (12.73%) XenDesktop
10 4 (7.27%) XenApp
11 3 (5.45%) Terminal Services
12 2 (3.64%) MetaFrame
13 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
13 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (1.82%) NFS
13 1 (1.82%) ISA Server
13 1 (1.82%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) NetBackup
2 5 (9.09%) HP Data Protector
2 5 (9.09%) Backup Exec
2 5 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (5.45%) SCCM
4 2 (3.64%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.82%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.82%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.82%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.82%) Netcool
5 1 (1.82%) Nagios
Vendors
1 41 (74.55%) VMware
2 19 (34.55%) Cisco
2 19 (34.55%) HP
3 17 (30.91%) Citrix
4 15 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 9 (16.36%) Oracle
6 7 (12.73%) EMC
7 6 (10.91%) Red Hat
7 6 (10.91%) Symantec
8 5 (9.09%) Remedy
8 5 (9.09%) NetApp
9 3 (5.45%) Dell
9 3 (5.45%) Hitachi
10 1 (1.82%) F5
10 1 (1.82%) PlateSpin
10 1 (1.82%) IBM
10 1 (1.82%) Sophos
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £320 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago