The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Virtualisation Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtualization Specialist
Rank 632 624 619
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Specialist 10 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.016% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.017% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
Median daily rate £400 £407 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% +27.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £240 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £481 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £407 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.71% +16.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
50257 53100 51246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32789 33386 31524
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 2035 2075
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Virtualisation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Virtualisation Specialist in the job title.

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
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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtualisation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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 -4 6 £400 -1.71% 1
Scotland - 4 £423 -
London +11 3 - -
Erskine - 2 £423 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £423 -
North West - 2 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £388 -
North East - 1 - -
Livingston - 1 £388 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -

Virtualisation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, Virtualisation Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 17 (85.00%) VMware
1 17 (85.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (65.00%) Windows
3 10 (50.00%) ITIL
4 9 (45.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (45.00%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (45.00%) vSphere
5 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
6 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (30.00%) Linux
8 5 (25.00%) SAN
8 5 (25.00%) Firmware
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
9 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
9 4 (20.00%) Migration
9 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (20.00%) SQL
9 4 (20.00%) HP
9 4 (20.00%) DHCP
9 4 (20.00%) DNS
9 4 (20.00%) MCSA
9 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
9 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared

Virtualisation Specialist 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 4 (20.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) SAN
2 4 (20.00%) DHCP
2 4 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (30.00%) Linux
5 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.00%) SUSE
7 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
7 1 (5.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (15.00%) Conflict Management
3 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (15.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Server Building
5 1 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) MCSA
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 17 (85.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (45.00%) Hyper-V
2 9 (45.00%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (45.00%) vSphere
3 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (25.00%) Firmware
5 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (5.00%) vCloud
7 1 (5.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) vMotion
2 3 (15.00%) SCCM
3 2 (10.00%) SCOM
3 2 (10.00%) SCOrch
4 1 (5.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) VMware
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat