The median contractor rate for a Virtualisation Architect was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 633 620
Rank change year-on-year +58 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Architect 12 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.036% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.038% 0.030%
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 £413 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £600 £505
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. 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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtualisation Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtualisation Architect in the UK

Virtualisation Architect
Top 7 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 25 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
England +41 12 £438 +0.05% 3
South East +43 8 £414 -21.14%
Hampshire +14 8 £414 -21.14%
London +6 4 £450 -25.00%
Basingstoke - 4 £425 -
City of London +2 1 £525 -20.75%
Hook - 1 £600 -

Virtualisation Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 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 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