Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Virtualisation Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 862 881 851
Rank change year-on-year +19 -30 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Architect 16 13 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.012% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.013% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 21
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.53% -10.53%
10th Percentile £425 £407 £363
90th Percentile £640 £695 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £525 £416
% change year-on-year +4.76% +26.13% -14.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

Virtualisation Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 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 6 months to 17 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
England +20 14 £525 - 2
UK excluding London +31 12 £550 +4.76% 3
South East +9 8 £600 +14.29%
London -3 3 £450 +7.78%
East of England -23 2 £519 +25.82%
North of England +60 1 £550 -16.98% 1
North West +21 1 £550 -16.98%
Wales +8 1 - -

Virtualisation Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 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 featuring Virtualisation Architect in the job title.

1 9 (56.25%) VMware
1 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (43.75%) vSphere
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (25.00%) EMC
4 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 4 (25.00%) NetApp
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
5 3 (18.75%) Symantec
5 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
5 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
5 3 (18.75%) HP
5 3 (18.75%) Dell
5 3 (18.75%) WAN
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 3 (18.75%) Unix
5 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (18.75%) User Stories
5 3 (18.75%) OpenStack
5 3 (18.75%) Coaching
5 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
5 3 (18.75%) vRealize
5 3 (18.75%) vCenter Server
5 3 (18.75%) VMware NSX
6 2 (12.50%) Customer Requirements

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 3 (18.75%) OpenStack
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) IaaS
3 1 (6.25%) Office 365
3 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) SMS
3 1 (6.25%) SSL
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
3 2 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Coaching
2 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) User Stories
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Critical Success Factor
3 2 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (12.50%) Kanban
3 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) Service Design
3 2 (12.50%) SOA
3 2 (12.50%) Software Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Strategic Thinking
3 2 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
1 1 (6.25%) C
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.25%) Python
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
1 2 (12.50%) VCAP
1 2 (12.50%) VCP6
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (43.75%) vSphere
3 5 (31.25%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (18.75%) VMware NSX
5 2 (12.50%) KVM
5 2 (12.50%) vCloud
5 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
5 2 (12.50%) XenServer
6 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
6 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
6 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) vCenter Server
1 3 (18.75%) vRealize
2 2 (12.50%) Ansible
2 2 (12.50%) CloudForms
2 2 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 4 (25.00%) EMC
2 4 (25.00%) NetApp
3 3 (18.75%) Dell
3 3 (18.75%) HP
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 3 (18.75%) Symantec
4 2 (12.50%) Brocade
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (12.50%) Intel
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 2 (12.50%) Sun
5 1 (6.25%) Ericsson
5 1 (6.25%) Lumension