The median contractor rate for a Virtualisation Architect was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Virtualization Architect
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 571 602 606
Rank change year-on-year +31 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Architect 12 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.028% 0.036% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.038% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 10
Median daily rate £438 £438 £461
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.05% -5.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £406 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £650 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £413 £429
% change year-on-year +0.36% -3.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91549 110551 112831
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4078 4763 6999
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Virtualisation Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Virtualisation Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Virtualisation Architect in England

Virtualisation Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Virtualisation Architect in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtualisation Architect in England

Virtualisation Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtualisation Architect in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtualisation Architect in England

Virtualisation Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtualisation Architect in England

Virtualisation Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtualisation Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
South East +30 8 £414 -21.14%
London +12 4 £450 -25.00%
Virtualisation Architect
UK

Virtualisation Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Virtualisation Architect 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 England region featuring Virtualisation Architect in the job title.

1 16 (76.19%) VMware
1 16 (76.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) vSphere
2 7 (33.33%) Firewall
3 6 (28.57%) DAB
3 6 (28.57%) VPN
3 6 (28.57%) Cisco
3 6 (28.57%) CCNP
3 6 (28.57%) CCDP
3 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (28.57%) OSPF
3 6 (28.57%) BGP
3 6 (28.57%) Finance
3 6 (28.57%) VLAN
4 5 (23.81%) Degree
4 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
4 5 (23.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (23.81%) VCAP
5 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
5 4 (19.05%) VCP6
5 4 (19.05%) Network Management
5 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
6 3 (14.29%) SCCM
6 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) Windows
7 2 (9.52%) Office 365

Virtualisation Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Firewall
2 6 (28.57%) BGP
2 6 (28.57%) DAB
2 6 (28.57%) OSPF
2 6 (28.57%) VLAN
2 6 (28.57%) VPN
3 1 (4.76%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
1 4 (19.05%) Network Management
2 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (4.76%) Change Control
2 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
2 1 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
2 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (4.76%) Project Management
2 1 (4.76%) Release Management
2 1 (4.76%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (4.76%) SDLC
2 1 (4.76%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
1 2 (9.52%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) CCDP
2 6 (28.57%) CCNP
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (23.81%) Degree
3 5 (23.81%) VCAP
3 5 (23.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (19.05%) VCP6
5 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (33.33%) vSphere
3 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.76%) KVM
4 1 (4.76%) vCloud
4 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) vRealize
3 1 (4.76%) Ansible
3 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.76%) vCenter Server
3 1 (4.76%) vMotion
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) VMware
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) EMC
5 1 (4.76%) BMC
5 1 (4.76%) Ericsson
5 1 (4.76%) Isilon
5 1 (4.76%) Lumension
5 1 (4.76%) NetApp
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.76%) Symantec