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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtualization Engineer
Rank 602 633 594
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Engineer 34 31 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.054% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.057% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 35
Median daily rate £358 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £406 £355
% change year-on-year
-29.23% +14.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 - -

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
49823 54841 54102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.99% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 32593 35082 33109
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 2085 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.40 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 1 October 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 20 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 1 October 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 +22 31 £398 +0.63% 5
London +14 19 £425 +8.97% 1
North East - 7 £240 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £240 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £240 -
South East +7 4 £281 +7.14% 1
City of London +25 3 £425 +13.33%
Scotland - 3 £290 - 1
Guildford - 2 £281 -
Erskine - 2 £293 -
Surrey - 2 £281 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £293 -
East of England +10 1 £300 -29.41% 1
West Sussex - 1 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £275 -
Essex - 1 £300 -
Oxford - 1 £275 -
Croydon - 1 £450 -
Crawley - 1 £375 -
Basildon - 1 £300 -

Virtualisation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 82 (73.87%) Windows
2 81 (72.97%) VMware
2 81 (72.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (63.96%) Windows Server
4 61 (54.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (53.15%) DHCP
6 57 (51.35%) Active Directory
7 56 (50.45%) Microsoft
7 56 (50.45%) HP
8 54 (48.65%) ITIL
9 47 (42.34%) Citrix
10 41 (36.94%) XenApp
10 41 (36.94%) Security Cleared
11 39 (35.14%) XenDesktop
11 39 (35.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 36 (32.43%) XenServer
13 35 (31.53%) XenMobile
14 34 (30.63%) ThinPrint
14 34 (30.63%) SafeCom
14 34 (30.63%) SC Cleared
15 32 (28.83%) Project Management
16 31 (27.93%) SAN
16 31 (27.93%) SAP
17 30 (27.03%) DNS
17 30 (27.03%) Service Delivery
17 30 (27.03%) Business Continuity
18 29 (26.13%) Linux
19 28 (25.23%) Management Information System
20 27 (24.32%) AppSense
20 27 (24.32%) IIS

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 27 (24.32%) IIS
2 10 (9.01%) OpenStack
3 8 (7.21%) MS Exchange
4 7 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.60%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.80%) Alfresco
7 2 (1.80%) Apache
7 2 (1.80%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (15.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.90%) MS Office
2 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.70%) IaaS
3 3 (2.70%) Office 365
4 2 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.80%) Bluemix
4 2 (1.80%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (1.80%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.80%) PaaS
4 2 (1.80%) SaaS
5 1 (0.90%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 59 (53.15%) DHCP
2 31 (27.93%) SAN
3 30 (27.03%) DNS
4 9 (8.11%) Firewall
5 5 (4.50%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (4.50%) SSL
5 5 (4.50%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.60%) VLAN
7 3 (2.70%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.70%) NAS
8 2 (1.80%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.90%) Internet
9 1 (0.90%) LDAP
9 1 (0.90%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.90%) VPN
9 1 (0.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.60%) DB2
2 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.70%) MySQL
3 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.90%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (6.31%) Finance
1 7 (6.31%) Retail
2 3 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (0.90%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.31%) Middleware
2 3 (2.70%) X-Windows
3 2 (1.80%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (1.80%) LAMP
4 1 (0.90%) .NET
4 1 (0.90%) HTML
4 1 (0.90%) JDBC
4 1 (0.90%) JNDI
4 1 (0.90%) JSP
4 1 (0.90%) SOAP
4 1 (0.90%) Web Services
4 1 (0.90%) WSDL
4 1 (0.90%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (25.23%) Management Information System
2 22 (19.82%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.60%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.80%) EMC VNXe
5 2 (1.80%) PKI
5 2 (1.80%) Replication
6 1 (0.90%) CESG
6 1 (0.90%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.90%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.90%) Fintech
6 1 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.90%) Online Games
6 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.90%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 82 (73.87%) Windows
2 71 (63.96%) Windows Server
3 61 (54.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (35.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (26.13%) Linux
6 26 (23.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (9.01%) Unix
8 6 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.41%) Windows 7
9 5 (4.50%) AIX
9 5 (4.50%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (4.50%) SUSE
9 5 (4.50%) Windows 10
9 5 (4.50%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.90%) Android
10 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.90%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (48.65%) ITIL
2 32 (28.83%) Project Management
3 30 (27.03%) Business Continuity
3 30 (27.03%) Service Delivery
4 11 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (9.01%) Configuration Management
5 10 (9.01%) Migration
6 7 (6.31%) Conflict Management
6 7 (6.31%) Load Balancing
6 7 (6.31%) Risk Management
7 6 (5.41%) ITIL V3
7 6 (5.41%) Open Source
8 5 (4.50%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (4.50%) Data Protection
8 5 (4.50%) DevOps
8 5 (4.50%) ITSM
8 5 (4.50%) Service Management
8 5 (4.50%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (3.60%) Server Virtualisation
10 3 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.52%) PowerShell
2 21 (18.92%) SQL
3 9 (8.11%) Perl
4 6 (5.41%) Bash Shell
4 6 (5.41%) Python
5 5 (4.50%) Korn
6 3 (2.70%) Java
6 3 (2.70%) Ruby
7 1 (0.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 41 (36.94%) Security Cleared
2 34 (30.63%) SC Cleared
3 23 (20.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (19.82%) Degree
5 19 (17.12%) MCSA
5 19 (17.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (4.50%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.70%) CCNA
8 3 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.70%) MCP
9 2 (1.80%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.80%) MCSE
10 1 (0.90%) CCA
10 1 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.90%) MCITP
10 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.90%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 81 (72.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 57 (51.35%) Active Directory
3 41 (36.94%) XenApp
4 39 (35.14%) XenDesktop
5 36 (32.43%) XenServer
6 25 (22.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 22 (19.82%) vSphere
8 21 (18.92%) Hyper-V
9 13 (11.71%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (3.60%) VMware ESX
12 3 (2.70%) vCloud
13 1 (0.90%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.90%) NFS
13 1 (0.90%) UAG
Systems Management
1 35 (31.53%) XenMobile
2 34 (30.63%) SafeCom
3 24 (21.62%) EdgeSight
4 17 (15.32%) PowerCLI
5 8 (7.21%) Puppet
6 5 (4.50%) Ansible
6 5 (4.50%) Backup Exec
6 5 (4.50%) SCCM
7 3 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.70%) SCOM
8 2 (1.80%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.80%) vRealize
9 1 (0.90%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.90%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.90%) EMC VPLEX
9 1 (0.90%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.90%) OpenView
9 1 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 81 (72.97%) VMware
2 56 (50.45%) HP
2 56 (50.45%) Microsoft
3 47 (42.34%) Citrix
4 34 (30.63%) ThinPrint
5 31 (27.93%) SAP
6 27 (24.32%) AppSense
7 8 (7.21%) EMC
8 7 (6.31%) Dell
8 7 (6.31%) IBM
9 6 (5.41%) Oracle
10 5 (4.50%) Cisco
10 5 (4.50%) Symantec
11 4 (3.60%) Altiris
11 4 (3.60%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.70%) Apple
13 2 (1.80%) CA
13 2 (1.80%) Hitachi
13 2 (1.80%) Intel
13 2 (1.80%) Juniper