The median contractor rate for a Virtualisation Consultant was £463 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 Consultant
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 638 619
Rank change year-on-year +62 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Consultant 11 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.026% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.028% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 6
Median daily rate £463 £415 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.44% -9.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £395 £354
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £415 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate - £375 £465
% change year-on-year - -19.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtualisation Consultant in the UK

Virtualisation Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtualisation Consultant in the UK

Virtualisation Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtualisation Consultant in the UK

Virtualisation Consultant
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 Consultant 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 +46 11 £463 +11.44% 4
London +9 9 £463 +11.44% 2
City of London - 5 £500 - 2
South East +39 1 - - 1
Gloucester - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

Virtualisation Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Virtualisation Consultant 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 Consultant in the job title.

1 9 (60.00%) VMware
1 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (46.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (46.67%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) vSphere
3 5 (33.33%) VCP6
4 4 (26.67%) VCAP
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
4 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
4 4 (26.67%) Service Management
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) Windows
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) HP
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (20.00%) SAN
5 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (20.00%) Data Virtualisation
5 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (13.33%) Coaching
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
6 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (13.33%) Storage Virtualisation
6 2 (13.33%) XenApp
6 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (13.33%) HP Storage
6 2 (13.33%) PowerShell

Virtualisation Consultant 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (6.67%) VSAN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (46.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
2 1 (6.67%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (13.33%) HP Storage
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) PKI
4 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
4 1 (6.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) HPUX
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Mathematics
1 4 (26.67%) Service Management
2 3 (20.00%) Data Virtualisation
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Coaching
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (13.33%) Storage Virtualisation
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (33.33%) VCP6
3 4 (26.67%) Degree
3 4 (26.67%) VCAP
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (33.33%) vSphere
3 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (13.33%) XenApp
5 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (6.67%) DFS Replication
5 1 (6.67%) vCloud
5 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
1 1 (6.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) 3PAR
5 1 (6.67%) CommVault
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp