The median contractor rate for a Virtualisation Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtualization Architect
UK
Rank 587 626 602
Rank change year-on-year +39 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Architect 9 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.030% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.032% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 10
Median daily rate £550 £419 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.34% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £396 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £565 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £700 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +69.69% +8.55%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Virtualisation Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtualisation Architect in the UK

Virtualisation Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtualisation Architect in the UK

Virtualisation Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtualisation Architect over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtualisation Architect in the UK

Virtualisation Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtualisation Architect in the UK

Virtualisation Architect
Top 8 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 March 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
England +27 9 £550 +31.34% 2
London +23 5 £525 +7.69% 2
South East +30 4 £700 +16.66%
City of London - 2 £575 -
Westminster - 1 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £700 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £700 -

Virtualisation Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 featuring Virtualisation Architect in the job title.

1 12 (66.67%) VMware
1 12 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (44.44%) Data Centre
3 6 (33.33%) vSphere
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
4 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 4 (22.22%) Citrix
5 4 (22.22%) Finance
5 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (22.22%) VMware ESX
6 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (16.67%) SCCM
6 3 (16.67%) Project Management
6 3 (16.67%) Replication
6 3 (16.67%) Migration
6 3 (16.67%) IBM
6 3 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (16.67%) Zerto
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 2 (11.11%) Line Management
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (11.11%) VCAP
7 2 (11.11%) 3PAR
7 2 (11.11%) Office 365
7 2 (11.11%) EMC
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management

Virtualisation Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.11%) Office 365
3 1 (5.56%) IaaS
3 1 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (5.56%) DHCP
1 1 (5.56%) DNS
1 1 (5.56%) LDAP
1 1 (5.56%) MPLS
1 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
1 1 (5.56%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 3 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (16.67%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
3 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Unix
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Line Management
3 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) Converged Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) SDLC
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (11.11%) VCAP
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (33.33%) vSphere
3 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 4 (22.22%) VMware ESX
4 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.56%) KVM
5 1 (5.56%) vCloud
5 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Ansible
2 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (5.56%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) Terraform
2 1 (5.56%) vMotion
2 1 (5.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) IBM
4 3 (16.67%) Zerto
5 2 (11.11%) 3PAR
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco
5 2 (11.11%) EMC
6 1 (5.56%) BMC
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) Isilon
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle