The median contractor rate for a Virtualisation Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtualization Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 152 159 195
Rank change year-on-year +7 +36  
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Engineer 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% 0.061% 0.020%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.064% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £300 £400 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.04% +66.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £388 £415
% change year-on-year -22.58% -6.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £27.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2852 3136 4830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.38% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2501 3637
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 74
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +8.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Virtualisation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Virtualisation Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Virtualisation Engineer in the City of London

Virtualisation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtualisation Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtualisation Engineer in the City of London

Virtualisation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Virtualisation Engineer 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 across the City of London region featuring Virtualisation Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Puppet
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (40.00%) REST
2 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Splunk
2 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management

Virtualisation Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Server
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Splunk
3 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) Fortinet