Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Virtualisation Architect was £613 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
England > South East
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 368 353 382
Rank change year-on-year -15 +29 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Architect 11 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.066% 0.039% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.042% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
South East median daily rate £613 £700 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +75.00% -17.95%
England median daily rate £538 £575 £425
% change year-on-year -6.52% +35.29% -10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £55.00 -
England 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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,611 14,299 17,203
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.12% 93.73% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,334 8,459 10,150
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 737 890
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -10.23% +21.84%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.30 £10.11
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.42 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.24% -0.43% +12.12%

Virtualisation Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtualisation Architect in the South East

Virtualisation Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtualisation Architect in the South East

Virtualisation Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtualisation Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtualisation Architect in the South East

Virtualisation Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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
Thames Valley -8 11 £613 -12.50%
Berkshire - 11 £613 -
Virtualisation Architect
England

Virtualisation Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Virtualisation Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Virtualisation Architect in the job title.

1 10 (90.91%) VMware
1 10 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (63.64%) OpenStack
2 7 (63.64%) Telecoms
3 6 (54.55%) Network Virtualisation
4 5 (45.45%) Software-Defined Networking
5 4 (36.36%) Use Case
5 4 (36.36%) vSphere
5 4 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) Linux
5 4 (36.36%) EMC
5 4 (36.36%) NetApp
6 3 (27.27%) Citrix
6 3 (27.27%) Docker
6 3 (27.27%) Kubernetes
7 2 (18.18%) Private Cloud
7 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
7 2 (18.18%) vRealize
7 2 (18.18%) Service Design
7 2 (18.18%) CloudForms
7 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (18.18%) vCenter Server
7 2 (18.18%) Coaching
7 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (18.18%) KVM
7 2 (18.18%) vCloud
7 2 (18.18%) SAN
7 2 (18.18%) Finance
7 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery

Virtualisation Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (63.64%) OpenStack
2 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Software-Defined Networking
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (63.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
1 2 (18.18%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Unix
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Network Virtualisation
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Use Case
3 2 (18.18%) Coaching
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (18.18%) Service Design
4 1 (9.09%) Security Architecture
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (36.36%) vSphere
3 3 (27.27%) Docker
4 2 (18.18%) KVM
4 2 (18.18%) vCloud
4 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
4 2 (18.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Kubernetes
2 2 (18.18%) CloudForms
2 2 (18.18%) NetBackup
2 2 (18.18%) vCenter Server
2 2 (18.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) EMC
2 4 (36.36%) NetApp
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) Brocade
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) Dell
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 2 (18.18%) Intel
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle
4 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 2 (18.18%) SAP
4 2 (18.18%) Sun
4 2 (18.18%) Symantec
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft