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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtualization Engineer
Rank 591 608 586
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Engineer 60 38 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.067% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.070% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 27
Median daily rate £295 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £545 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
-28.20% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 - -

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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 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 30 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 28 July 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 -3 48 £325 -18.75% 3
North East - 26 £270 -
Tyne and Wear - 25 £270 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 25 £270 -
London +7 16 £416 +4.00% 2
Scotland +7 10 £290 -25.16%
Renfrewshire - 5 £283 -
Erskine - 5 £283 -
City of London +48 3 £425 +13.33%
East of England +23 2 £300 -29.41%
Edinburgh +3 2 £295 -23.87%
East Midlands - 2 £325 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £325 -
Nottingham - 2 £325 -
South East +8 1 £325 -15.03%
North West +3 1 £600 +71.42%
Berkshire -1 1 £325 -18.75%
Newport - 1 £375 -
Manchester - 1 £600 -
South Wales - 1 £375 -
Croydon - 1 £450 -
Uxbridge - 1 £407 -
Reading - 1 £325 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 £300 -
Wales - 1 £375 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £300 -

Virtualisation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 90 (78.95%) VMware
1 90 (78.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (71.05%) Windows
3 68 (59.65%) Windows Server
4 60 (52.63%) Microsoft
5 55 (48.25%) HP
5 55 (48.25%) DHCP
5 55 (48.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (45.61%) Active Directory
6 52 (45.61%) ITIL
7 45 (39.47%) Citrix
8 43 (37.72%) Security Cleared
9 38 (33.33%) XenApp
10 36 (31.58%) SC Cleared
11 35 (30.70%) XenServer
11 35 (30.70%) XenDesktop
12 34 (29.82%) SAN
12 34 (29.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 33 (28.95%) XenMobile
14 32 (28.07%) ThinPrint
14 32 (28.07%) SafeCom
15 31 (27.19%) Project Management
16 30 (26.32%) SAP
17 29 (25.44%) Service Delivery
17 29 (25.44%) Business Continuity
17 29 (25.44%) Hyper-V
18 28 (24.56%) Linux
19 27 (23.68%) DNS
19 27 (23.68%) Management Information System
19 27 (23.68%) PowerShell

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 26 (22.81%) IIS
2 10 (8.77%) OpenStack
3 5 (4.39%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.63%) Apache
6 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.75%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
2 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.39%) Office 365
2 4 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.75%) Bluemix
4 2 (1.75%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.88%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (48.25%) DHCP
2 34 (29.82%) SAN
3 27 (23.68%) DNS
4 8 (7.02%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (7.02%) Firewall
5 6 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.39%) Ethernet
7 3 (2.63%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.63%) NAS
7 3 (2.63%) SSL
8 2 (1.75%) LDAP
9 1 (0.88%) HTTP
9 1 (0.88%) IMAP
9 1 (0.88%) Internet
9 1 (0.88%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.88%) POP3
9 1 (0.88%) SMTP
9 1 (0.88%) VLAN
9 1 (0.88%) VPN
9 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.63%) MySQL
3 2 (1.75%) DB2
3 2 (1.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.88%) DTS
4 1 (0.88%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.88%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (7.89%) Finance
2 4 (3.51%) Retail
3 3 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.39%) Middleware
2 2 (1.75%) .NET
2 2 (1.75%) LAMP
3 1 (0.88%) HTML
3 1 (0.88%) JDBC
3 1 (0.88%) JNDI
3 1 (0.88%) JSP
3 1 (0.88%) Sensu
3 1 (0.88%) SOAP
3 1 (0.88%) Web Services
3 1 (0.88%) WSDL
3 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.68%) Management Information System
2 22 (19.30%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.89%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.63%) EMC VNX
4 3 (2.63%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.63%) Replication
5 2 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.75%) Clustering
5 2 (1.75%) EMC VNXe
5 2 (1.75%) FMCG
5 2 (1.75%) PKI
6 1 (0.88%) CESG
6 1 (0.88%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.88%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) Online Games
6 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 81 (71.05%) Windows
2 68 (59.65%) Windows Server
3 55 (48.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (29.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (24.56%) Linux
6 22 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (7.02%) Unix
8 5 (4.39%) AIX
8 5 (4.39%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (4.39%) SUSE
9 4 (3.51%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.63%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.75%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.88%) Android
12 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.88%) CentOS
12 1 (0.88%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (45.61%) ITIL
2 31 (27.19%) Project Management
3 29 (25.44%) Business Continuity
3 29 (25.44%) Service Delivery
4 12 (10.53%) Migration
5 9 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (6.14%) Configuration Management
6 7 (6.14%) Conflict Management
6 7 (6.14%) Risk Management
7 6 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (4.39%) ITIL V3
8 5 (4.39%) ITSM
8 5 (4.39%) Server Virtualisation
8 5 (4.39%) Service Management
9 4 (3.51%) DevOps
10 3 (2.63%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (2.63%) Data Protection
10 3 (2.63%) Load Balancing
10 3 (2.63%) Open Source
11 2 (1.75%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.68%) PowerShell
2 22 (19.30%) SQL
3 8 (7.02%) Perl
4 6 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.39%) Korn
6 4 (3.51%) Python
7 2 (1.75%) C#
7 2 (1.75%) Java
7 2 (1.75%) Ruby
8 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 43 (37.72%) Security Cleared
2 36 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 26 (22.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (20.18%) MCSA
4 23 (20.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 22 (19.30%) Degree
6 6 (5.26%) CCNA
6 6 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.26%) MCP
7 5 (4.39%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.75%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.75%) MCSE
10 1 (0.88%) CCA
10 1 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.88%) MCITP
10 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.75%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 90 (78.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (45.61%) Active Directory
3 38 (33.33%) XenApp
4 35 (30.70%) XenDesktop
4 35 (30.70%) XenServer
5 29 (25.44%) Hyper-V
6 25 (21.93%) vSphere
7 24 (21.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (11.40%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (7.02%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (4.39%) VMware ESX
11 3 (2.63%) vCloud
12 2 (1.75%) NFS
13 1 (0.88%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.88%) Firmware
13 1 (0.88%) UAG
13 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.88%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (28.95%) XenMobile
2 32 (28.07%) SafeCom
3 24 (21.05%) EdgeSight
4 6 (5.26%) Ansible
4 6 (5.26%) Puppet
5 5 (4.39%) vRealize
6 4 (3.51%) SCCM
7 3 (2.63%) SCOM
8 2 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.88%) CA Service Virtualization
9 1 (0.88%) EMC VPLEX
9 1 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.88%) Simpana
9 1 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 90 (78.95%) VMware
2 60 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 55 (48.25%) HP
4 45 (39.47%) Citrix
5 32 (28.07%) ThinPrint
6 30 (26.32%) SAP
7 26 (22.81%) AppSense
8 12 (10.53%) Cisco
9 10 (8.77%) IBM
10 8 (7.02%) EMC
11 7 (6.14%) Dell
12 6 (5.26%) Oracle
12 6 (5.26%) Red Hat
13 5 (4.39%) Hitachi
13 5 (4.39%) Intel
14 4 (3.51%) Symantec
15 3 (2.63%) Apple
16 2 (1.75%) CA
16 2 (1.75%) Juniper
16 2 (1.75%) NetApp