Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Virtualisation Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 864 835
Rank change year-on-year +29 -29 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Architect 14 12 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.015% 0.012% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.013% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 16
England median daily rate £525 £525 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.51% -2.63%
10th Percentile £425 £450 £400
90th Percentile £648 £715 £563
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £423
% change year-on-year - +24.26% -11.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £55.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +10 8 £600 +14.29%
London -16 3 £450 -9.32%
East of England -16 2 £519 -
North of England +57 1 £550 -16.98% 1
North West +19 1 £550 -16.98%
Virtualisation Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 8 (57.14%) VMware
1 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (50.00%) vSphere
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (28.57%) NetApp
4 4 (28.57%) EMC
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
5 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
5 3 (21.43%) Symantec
5 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
5 3 (21.43%) Unix
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
5 3 (21.43%) WAN
5 3 (21.43%) User Stories
5 3 (21.43%) OpenStack
5 3 (21.43%) Coaching
5 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
5 3 (21.43%) vRealize
5 3 (21.43%) vCenter Server
5 3 (21.43%) VMware NSX
6 2 (14.29%) CloudForms
6 2 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (14.29%) Strategic Thinking
6 2 (14.29%) Service Design

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 3 (21.43%) OpenStack
2 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) IaaS
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365
3 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) HTTP
3 1 (7.14%) SMS
3 1 (7.14%) SSL
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Coaching
2 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
2 3 (21.43%) User Stories
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Critical Success Factor
3 2 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (14.29%) Kanban
3 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Service Design
3 2 (14.29%) SOA
3 2 (14.29%) Software Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Strategic Thinking
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
1 1 (7.14%) C
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
1 2 (14.29%) VCAP
1 2 (14.29%) VCP6
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (50.00%) vSphere
3 5 (35.71%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (21.43%) VMware NSX
5 2 (14.29%) KVM
5 2 (14.29%) vCloud
5 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 2 (14.29%) XenServer
6 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) vCenter Server
1 3 (21.43%) vRealize
2 2 (14.29%) Ansible
2 2 (14.29%) CloudForms
2 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) EMC
2 4 (28.57%) NetApp
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 3 (21.43%) Symantec
4 2 (14.29%) Brocade
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) Dell
4 2 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) IBM
4 2 (14.29%) Intel
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) SAP
4 2 (14.29%) Sun
5 1 (7.14%) Ericsson
5 1 (7.14%) Lumension
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft