The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtualization Specialist
Rank 619 604 579
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Specialist 7 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.015% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.016% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 5
Average daily rate £416 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.82% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 9 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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 6 £420 -11.57%
London +8 3 £420 -1.17%
South East +17 2 £413 -13.15%
Basingstoke - 2 £413 -
Hampshire - 2 £413 -
Glasgow +9 1 £275 -
Scotland -7 1 £275 -8.33%
North West - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -

Virtualisation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) VMware
2 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (35.00%) SAN
5 7 (35.00%) DHCP
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (30.00%) DNS
6 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
8 4 (20.00%) vSphere
8 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (20.00%) NAS
8 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 4 (20.00%) HP
8 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (20.00%) Linux
8 4 (20.00%) MCSA
9 3 (15.00%) ITIL
9 3 (15.00%) SQL
9 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
9 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (15.00%) OpenStack
10 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (10.00%) vMotion
10 2 (10.00%) SCVMM

Virtualisation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) DHCP
1 7 (35.00%) SAN
2 6 (30.00%) DNS
3 4 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (10.00%) Unix
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Solaris
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
1 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.00%) High Availability
3 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (5.00%) Server Building
3 1 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) Groovy
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) MCSA
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (20.00%) vSphere
4 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.00%) Firmware
5 1 (5.00%) NFS
5 1 (5.00%) vCloud
5 1 (5.00%) XenApp
5 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
1 2 (10.00%) SCVMM
1 2 (10.00%) vMotion
2 1 (5.00%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (5.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) VMware
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.00%) AppSense
5 1 (5.00%) CA
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) Veeam