The median contractor rate for a Virtualisation Specialist was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 22 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 Specialist
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 415 428 423
Rank change year-on-year +13 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Specialist 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.005% 0.014% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.015% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £500 - £255
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £407
% change year-on-year +1.87% -1.71%  
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 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19665 20680 22203
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.86% 95.26% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14033 15001 15472
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 230 384
Median hourly rate £19.82 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.11% -3.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.57 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Virtualisation Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtualisation Specialist in London

Virtualisation Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtualisation Specialist in London

Virtualisation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 across the London region featuring Virtualisation Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Presales
2 1 (50.00%) VCP6
2 1 (50.00%) vRealize
2 1 (50.00%) VSAN
2 1 (50.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) DFS Replication
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (50.00%) Wiki
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM

Virtualisation Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) VSAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) PKI
1 1 (50.00%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Control
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Presales
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) VCP6
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) DFS Replication
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
1 1 (50.00%) vCenter Server
1 1 (50.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Dell
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) CommVault
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft