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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtualization Engineer
UK
Rank 558 597 601
Rank change year-on-year
+39 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Engineer 37 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.060% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.063% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 11
Median daily rate £400 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £314 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £483 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £394 £420
% change year-on-year
-18.09% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 - -

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
42991 49435 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28051 31832 30735
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1560 1650 1930
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017.

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 28 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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +51 36 £400 -4.76% 1
London +20 19 £435 -3.33%
North East -12 5 £180 -57.64%
South East +21 4 £350 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £180 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £180 -
Yorkshire +13 3 £338 -
West Yorkshire +18 2 £329 -
Leeds +7 2 £329 -
North West - 2 £225 -
Manchester - 2 £225 -
Scotland +16 1 £185 -54.87%
South West +11 1 £325 +1.56%
West Midlands +6 1 £425 +41.66%
City of London -8 1 £300 -29.41%
Milton Keynes - 1 £350 -
Cambridge - 1 £425 -
Hook - 1 £400 -
Telford - 1 £425 -
Surrey - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £425 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £400 -
Shropshire - 1 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £425 -
Dundee - 1 £185 -

Virtualisation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 42 (63.64%) VMware
1 42 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (53.03%) Windows
3 25 (37.88%) Linux
4 21 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (31.82%) Windows Server
5 20 (30.30%) vSphere
6 19 (28.79%) Unix
7 18 (27.27%) Active Directory
8 16 (24.24%) Configuration Management
8 16 (24.24%) ITIL
8 16 (24.24%) Security Cleared
9 15 (22.73%) Puppet
10 14 (21.21%) VMware ESXi
10 14 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
11 13 (19.70%) Citrix
11 13 (19.70%) DNS
11 13 (19.70%) PowerShell
12 12 (18.18%) Perl
13 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 11 (16.67%) XenApp
13 11 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
14 10 (15.15%) Hyper-V
14 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
14 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
14 10 (15.15%) SAN
14 10 (15.15%) Firewall
15 9 (13.64%) SQL
15 9 (13.64%) XenDesktop

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 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
1 5 (7.58%) WebSphere
1 5 (7.58%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.03%) Alfresco
3 2 (3.03%) Apache Solr
3 2 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.03%) IIS
3 2 (3.03%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.52%) Confluence
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (15.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.61%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.03%) IaaS
3 2 (3.03%) PaaS
4 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.52%) GitHub
4 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.70%) DNS
2 10 (15.15%) Firewall
2 10 (15.15%) SAN
3 6 (9.09%) DHCP
4 5 (7.58%) SSL
4 5 (7.58%) VSAN
5 2 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.03%) VLAN
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.52%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.52%) Internet
6 1 (1.52%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.52%) MPLS
6 1 (1.52%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.52%) Network Security
6 1 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.52%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) DB2
3 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Vagrant
2 5 (7.58%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.06%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.06%) Selenium
3 4 (6.06%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (6.06%) Subversion
4 1 (1.52%) JIRA
4 1 (1.52%) MSI
4 1 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Banking
2 4 (6.06%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Military
4 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) Middleware
2 3 (4.55%) X-Windows
3 2 (3.03%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (3.03%) HTML
3 2 (3.03%) REST
4 1 (1.52%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.03%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) Clustering
5 1 (1.52%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (1.52%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 35 (53.03%) Windows
2 25 (37.88%) Linux
3 21 (31.82%) Windows Server
3 21 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (28.79%) Unix
5 14 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (10.61%) Windows 7
8 6 (9.09%) AIX
8 6 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (6.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (6.06%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.55%) Windows 10
11 2 (3.03%) SUSE
12 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) Configuration Management
1 16 (24.24%) ITIL
2 8 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (12.12%) DevOps
2 8 (12.12%) Load Balancing
2 8 (12.12%) Service Management
3 7 (10.61%) ITIL V3
4 6 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (9.09%) ITSM
4 6 (9.09%) Project Management
5 5 (7.58%) Data Protection
5 5 (7.58%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (6.06%) Migration
6 4 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.55%) High Availability
7 3 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (4.55%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) PowerShell
2 12 (18.18%) Perl
3 9 (13.64%) SQL
4 8 (12.12%) Bash Shell
4 8 (12.12%) Python
5 6 (9.09%) Korn
5 6 (9.09%) Ruby
6 5 (7.58%) Java
7 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.52%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.52%) C
8 1 (1.52%) C#
8 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (7.58%) Degree
5 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.52%) HND
6 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.52%) MCITP
6 1 (1.52%) MCSE
6 1 (1.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 42 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (30.30%) vSphere
3 18 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 14 (21.21%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (16.67%) XenApp
6 10 (15.15%) Hyper-V
7 9 (13.64%) XenDesktop
8 8 (12.12%) VMware ESX
9 7 (10.61%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (6.06%) VirtualBox
11 3 (4.55%) KVM
11 3 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (4.55%) VMware Server
11 3 (4.55%) XenServer
12 2 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (1.52%) Firmware
13 1 (1.52%) NFS
13 1 (1.52%) Samba
13 1 (1.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (22.73%) Puppet
2 11 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (13.64%) Ansible
4 8 (12.12%) vRealize
5 5 (7.58%) PowerCLI
6 4 (6.06%) Nagios
6 4 (6.06%) SCCM
6 4 (6.06%) Zenoss
7 3 (4.55%) Backup Exec
7 3 (4.55%) vMotion
7 3 (4.55%) XenMobile
8 2 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (1.52%) EdgeSight
9 1 (1.52%) EMC VPLEX
9 1 (1.52%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (1.52%) OVSD
9 1 (1.52%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 42 (63.64%) VMware
2 14 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 13 (19.70%) Citrix
4 7 (10.61%) HP
5 6 (9.09%) IBM
5 6 (9.09%) Oracle
6 5 (7.58%) Cisco
7 4 (6.06%) EMC
8 3 (4.55%) Splunk
8 3 (4.55%) Symantec
9 2 (3.03%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.03%) Altiris
9 2 (3.03%) Dell
9 2 (3.03%) SAP
10 1 (1.52%) AppSense
10 1 (1.52%) F5
10 1 (1.52%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.52%) NetApp
10 1 (1.52%) NETGEAR
10 1 (1.52%) Red Hat