The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtualization Engineer
Rank 563 533 548
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Engineer 25 23 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.048% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.052% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 20
Average daily rate £440 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £293 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £338 £288
% change year-on-year
+30.37% +17.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £42.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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 17 April 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 30 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -36 20 £429 +27.03% 3
London -31 11 £438 +16.66% 2
South East -17 6 £383 +13.33%
South Wales - 4 £450 -
Wales - 4 £450 - 1
Bridgend - 4 £450 -
City of London -9 3 £600 +41.17% 2
Hampshire -6 2 £440 +30.37%
Reading - 1 £325 -
Berkshire - 1 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Shrewsbury - - - -
Stafford - - - -
Telford - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wrexham - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Chester - - - -
Ellesmere - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -

Virtualisation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 24 (64.86%) VMware
2 24 (64.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (48.65%) Citrix
4 17 (45.95%) vSphere
5 16 (43.24%) Cisco
6 15 (40.54%) SAN
7 13 (35.14%) Linux
8 12 (32.43%) EMC
8 12 (32.43%) XenServer
9 11 (29.73%) HP
10 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
10 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
11 8 (21.62%) vCloud
12 7 (18.92%) XenDesktop
12 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
12 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
12 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
12 7 (18.92%) UNIX
12 7 (18.92%) Oracle
12 7 (18.92%) NetApp
13 6 (16.22%) Symantec
13 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
13 6 (16.22%) ITIL
13 6 (16.22%) NetBackup
13 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
13 6 (16.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (13.51%) XenApp
14 5 (13.51%) Backup Exec

Virtualisation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (5.41%) Commerce Server
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.70%) PaaS
1 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) SAN
2 4 (10.81%) Firewall
3 3 (8.11%) iSCSI
3 3 (8.11%) WAN
3 3 (8.11%) DHCP
3 3 (8.11%) DNS
4 2 (5.41%) NAS
4 2 (5.41%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (5.41%) LAN
4 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (2.70%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
1 3 (8.11%) Legal
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Retail
2 1 (2.70%) Local Government
2 1 (2.70%) Electronics
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.70%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Replication
2 1 (2.70%) Clustering
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Linux
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (18.92%) UNIX
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) ITIL
2 5 (13.51%) Migration
3 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (10.81%) Integration Testing
4 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
4 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.70%) Workflow
5 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.81%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) Perl
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (10.81%) MCSE
3 4 (10.81%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) VCP4
4 2 (5.41%) VCAP
4 2 (5.41%) VCP5
4 2 (5.41%) MCP
4 2 (5.41%) MCSA
4 2 (5.41%) MCITP
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) CCNA
5 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CISSP
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.70%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (64.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (45.95%) vSphere
3 12 (32.43%) XenServer
4 8 (21.62%) vCloud
5 7 (18.92%) XenDesktop
5 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
5 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
6 5 (13.51%) VMware ESX
6 5 (13.51%) XenApp
7 4 (10.81%) Xen
7 4 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (8.11%) MetaFrame
9 2 (5.41%) Terminal Services
10 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (2.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) NetBackup
2 5 (13.51%) Backup Exec
3 4 (10.81%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (8.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (5.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (2.70%) Netcool
6 1 (2.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) VMware
2 18 (48.65%) Citrix
3 16 (43.24%) Cisco
4 12 (32.43%) EMC
5 11 (29.73%) HP
6 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
7 7 (18.92%) Oracle
7 7 (18.92%) NetApp
8 6 (16.22%) Symantec
9 5 (13.51%) Dell
10 4 (10.81%) Remedy
11 1 (2.70%) OPNET
11 1 (2.70%) Intel
11 1 (2.70%) IBM
11 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
11 1 (2.70%) CommVault
11 1 (2.70%) AppSense
11 1 (2.70%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.70%) Foundry
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