The first table below looks at the demand for the Virtualisation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtualization Specialist
Rank 576 557 578
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Specialist 4 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.024% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.025% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £247 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £600 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

Virtualisation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Virtualisation Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Virtualisation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Virtualisation Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Virtualisation Specialist within the UK.

Virtualisation Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Virtualisation Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Virtualisation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Virtualisation Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Virtualisation Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Virtualisation Specialist within the UK.

Virtualisation Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Virtualisation Specialist
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtualisation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 -22 4 £350 -12.50% 1
South East - 2 £425 -
Yorkshire +1 1 £350 -12.50%
Sheffield - 1 £350 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Surrey - - - -
York - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
London - - - -
City of London - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North West - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Virtualisation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Virtualisation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (58.33%) SAN
4 7 (58.33%) vSphere
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) WSUS
6 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (25.00%) Altiris
7 3 (25.00%) Clustering
7 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (25.00%) Project Management
7 3 (25.00%) ITIL
7 3 (25.00%) HP
8 2 (16.67%) Citrix
8 2 (16.67%) SQL
8 2 (16.67%) Linux
8 2 (16.67%) MCSE
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 1 (8.33%) CCAA
9 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
9 1 (8.33%) CCA
9 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification

Virtualisation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Virtualisation Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) MCSE
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CCA
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CCEA
3 1 (8.33%) CCAA
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (58.33%) vSphere
3 4 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (8.33%) XenApp
5 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Altiris
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Brocade
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