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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtualization Specialist
Rank 603 631 628
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Specialist 18 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.024% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.025% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 4
Median daily rate £350 £408 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.11% +5.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £360 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £408 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.56% +25.38%
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
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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
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 8 December 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 15 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 8 December 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
Scotland +19 10 £340 -12.25% 1
Renfrewshire - 9 £340 -
England +22 8 £425 +4.29% 1
Erskine - 7 £340 -
London -2 4 £456 +7.17%
South East +35 3 £425 +4.29%
Hampshire +25 3 £425 +4.29%
City of London -5 2 £493 +23.25%
Winchester - 2 £425 -
Renfrew - 2 - -
Glasgow +1 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £295 -
Cambridge - 1 - -

Virtualisation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 19 (90.48%) VMware
1 19 (90.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (71.43%) vSphere
3 13 (61.90%) MS Excel
3 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
4 12 (57.14%) SAN
4 12 (57.14%) PowerCLI
5 11 (52.38%) Windows
5 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
6 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (47.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (47.62%) SQL
6 10 (47.62%) ITIL
6 10 (47.62%) DHCP
6 10 (47.62%) DNS
6 10 (47.62%) vRealize
7 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
8 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
8 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
8 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
8 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
9 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
9 5 (23.81%) EMC
10 4 (19.05%) Project Management
11 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
11 3 (14.29%) Finance
11 3 (14.29%) Linux
11 3 (14.29%) IaaS
11 3 (14.29%) PaaS

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 1 (4.76%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 13 (61.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) IaaS
1 3 (14.29%) PaaS
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (57.14%) SAN
2 10 (47.62%) DHCP
2 10 (47.62%) DNS
3 2 (9.52%) NAS
3 2 (9.52%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.76%) VLAN
4 1 (4.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Redis
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (9.52%) EMC VNX
2 2 (9.52%) Public Cloud
2 2 (9.52%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
1 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
4 3 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (4.76%) CentOS
5 1 (4.76%) SUSE
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
3 2 (9.52%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) Line Management
4 1 (4.76%) Operations Management
4 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) PowerShell
2 10 (47.62%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (90.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (71.43%) vSphere
3 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (57.14%) PowerCLI
2 10 (47.62%) vRealize
3 2 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (4.76%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) vMotion
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) VMware
2 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) EMC
4 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.52%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.76%) Cisco
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) NetApp
6 1 (4.76%) Nimble Storage