Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Virtualisation Consultant was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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 Consultant
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 874 875 867
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Consultant 13 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.015% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.016% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 11
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -1.72% -4.24%
10th Percentile £309 £332 £325
90th Percentile £513 £482 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £400 £354
% change year-on-year -32.50% +13.15% -11.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £32.50

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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +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% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
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 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Virtualisation Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtualisation Consultant over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 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 Consultant within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 +13 12 £438 +7.36% 2
London -13 8 £450 +17.65% 1
UK excluding London +29 4 £270 -32.50% 1
North of England +58 3 £270 -30.32%
Yorkshire +18 2 - -
North East - 1 £270 -
East of England - 1 - - 1

Virtualisation Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 6 (46.15%) VMware
1 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (38.46%) Data Virtualisation
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) vSphere
4 3 (23.08%) VCP6
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
5 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 2 (15.38%) VMware NSX
5 2 (15.38%) VCAP
5 2 (15.38%) XenServer
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (7.69%) High Availability
6 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
6 1 (7.69%) DevOps
6 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
6 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
6 1 (7.69%) CCAA
6 1 (7.69%) vCloud

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 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Games
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Unix
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Data Virtualisation
2 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) High Availability
3 1 (7.69%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) VCP6
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) VCAP
3 1 (7.69%) CCA
3 1 (7.69%) CCAA
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (30.77%) vSphere
3 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (15.38%) VMware NSX
3 2 (15.38%) XenServer
4 1 (7.69%) vCloud
4 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) AirWatch
1 1 (7.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft