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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtualization Engineer
Rank 571 538 566
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Engineer 17 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.049% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.053% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 17 9
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£385 £318 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.25% -20.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £240 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £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 4 0
Average hourly rate - £38.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.75 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.60
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 30 July 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 22 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 30 July 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 -34 15 £406 +26.95% 2
London +12 7 £413 +28.90% 2
City of London +18 5 £450 +28.57% 1
South East -14 2 £406 -4.41%
South West -19 2 £450 +80.00%
East Midlands - 2 £344 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £344 -
Nottingham - 2 £344 -
North West +4 1 £350 -
East of England -18 1 £425 -5.55%
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
North East - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chester - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Harrow - - - -

Virtualisation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 34 (72.34%) VMware
1 34 (72.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (68.09%) Windows
3 23 (48.94%) vSphere
4 19 (40.43%) HP
4 19 (40.43%) SAN
5 18 (38.30%) Cisco
6 17 (36.17%) Citrix
7 15 (31.91%) XenServer
7 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
8 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
9 13 (27.66%) Hyper-V
9 13 (27.66%) vCloud
10 10 (21.28%) DV Cleared
10 10 (21.28%) PowerShell
10 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (21.28%) Linux
10 10 (21.28%) Oracle
11 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
11 9 (19.15%) EMC
12 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
12 8 (17.02%) NetBackup
12 8 (17.02%) XenDesktop
13 7 (14.89%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (14.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
13 7 (14.89%) UNIX
13 7 (14.89%) Symantec
13 7 (14.89%) VMware ESX
14 6 (12.77%) Remedy

Virtualisation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (4.26%) Commerce Server
2 1 (2.13%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) PaaS
1 1 (2.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (40.43%) SAN
2 4 (8.51%) Firewall
3 3 (6.38%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (4.26%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.13%) Network Security
5 1 (2.13%) NAS
5 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.13%) LAN
5 1 (2.13%) WAN
5 1 (2.13%) DNS
5 1 (2.13%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) MS Access
General
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
1 2 (4.26%) Legal
1 2 (4.26%) Local Government
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
1 2 (4.26%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Replication
2 1 (2.13%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.13%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 32 (68.09%) Windows
2 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (21.28%) Linux
3 7 (14.89%) UNIX
4 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.64%) Migration
1 5 (10.64%) Integration Testing
2 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (4.26%) ITIL
3 2 (4.26%) E-Commerce
3 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.13%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.13%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.13%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.13%) CAD
4 1 (2.13%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.13%) Workflow
4 1 (2.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.13%) C
3 1 (2.13%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
2 10 (21.28%) DV Cleared
3 7 (14.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.77%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (4.26%) CCNA
5 2 (4.26%) RHCE
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.26%) VCAP
5 2 (4.26%) Degree
6 1 (2.13%) MCITP
6 1 (2.13%) VCP4
6 1 (2.13%) VCDX
6 1 (2.13%) VTSP
6 1 (2.13%) VCP5
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.13%) MCSE
6 1 (2.13%) CCNP
6 1 (2.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 34 (72.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (48.94%) vSphere
3 15 (31.91%) XenServer
4 13 (27.66%) Hyper-V
4 13 (27.66%) vCloud
5 8 (17.02%) Active Directory
5 8 (17.02%) XenDesktop
6 7 (14.89%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (14.89%) VMware ESX
7 3 (6.38%) XenApp
7 3 (6.38%) Terminal Services
7 3 (6.38%) MetaFrame
8 2 (4.26%) NFS
9 1 (2.13%) Xen
9 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (2.13%) VMware Server
9 1 (2.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) NetBackup
2 6 (12.77%) HP Data Protector
2 6 (12.77%) Backup Exec
3 5 (10.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (6.38%) SCCM
4 3 (6.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.13%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 34 (72.34%) VMware
2 19 (40.43%) HP
3 18 (38.30%) Cisco
4 17 (36.17%) Citrix
5 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
6 10 (21.28%) Oracle
7 9 (19.15%) EMC
8 7 (14.89%) Symantec
9 6 (12.77%) Remedy
10 4 (8.51%) NetApp
11 3 (6.38%) Hitachi
11 3 (6.38%) Dell
12 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
13 1 (2.13%) F5
13 1 (2.13%) Sophos
13 1 (2.13%) IBM
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