The median contractor rate for a Virtualisation Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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.

Virtualization Engineer
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 606 616
Rank change year-on-year +30 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Engineer 32 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.062% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.065% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 12
Median daily rate £350 £394 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -8.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £345 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £478 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £415
% change year-on-year -20.00% -9.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
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 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
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 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Virtualisation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtualisation Engineer in the UK

Virtualisation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtualisation Engineer in the UK

Virtualisation Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtualisation Engineer over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtualisation Engineer in the UK

Virtualisation Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtualisation Engineer in the UK

Virtualisation Engineer
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtualisation Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +39 31 £350 -2.77% 3
London +33 17 £425 -10.52%
North East -10 5 £180 -57.64%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £180 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £180 -
South East +8 3 £340 -2.85% 3
Yorkshire +18 2 £335 -
Scotland +15 1 £185 -54.87% 2
West Yorkshire +12 1 £320 -
Leeds +10 1 £320 -
Cambridgeshire +6 1 £425 -
East of England -1 1 £425 -
South West -3 1 £325 -
City of London -9 1 £300 -25.04%
Milton Keynes - 1 £350 -
Cambridge - 1 £425 -
Telford - 1 £425 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £325 -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
North West - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £400 -
Shropshire - 1 £425 -
Dundee - 1 £185 -

Virtualisation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Virtualisation Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 36 (61.02%) VMware
1 36 (61.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (55.93%) Windows
3 20 (33.90%) Linux
4 18 (30.51%) Windows Server
5 17 (28.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (27.12%) Security Cleared
6 16 (27.12%) vSphere
6 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
6 16 (27.12%) Active Directory
6 16 (27.12%) Unix
7 15 (25.42%) PowerShell
8 13 (22.03%) ITIL
9 12 (20.34%) Configuration Management
10 11 (18.64%) Puppet
10 11 (18.64%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (16.95%) Hyper-V
11 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
11 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (16.95%) Citrix
11 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
12 9 (15.25%) DNS
12 9 (15.25%) VMware ESX
12 9 (15.25%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (13.56%) Data Centre
13 8 (13.56%) vRealize
13 8 (13.56%) XenApp
13 8 (13.56%) Finance
13 8 (13.56%) Perl
13 8 (13.56%) SAN

Virtualisation Engineer 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 (5.08%) WebSphere
1 3 (5.08%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (3.39%) IIS
3 1 (1.69%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.69%) Confluence
3 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.69%) GitHub
3 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) DNS
2 8 (13.56%) SAN
3 6 (10.17%) Firewall
4 5 (8.47%) VSAN
5 4 (6.78%) DHCP
6 3 (5.08%) SSL
7 2 (3.39%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.69%) 4G
8 1 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.69%) LDAP
8 1 (1.69%) LTE
8 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.69%) Network Security
8 1 (1.69%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (1.69%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.69%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) DB2
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.78%) Selenium
2 4 (6.78%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (6.78%) Subversion
2 4 (6.78%) Vagrant
3 2 (3.39%) MSI
4 1 (1.69%) JIRA
4 1 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Banking
2 2 (3.39%) Military
2 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Law
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) Middleware
2 2 (3.39%) HTML
2 2 (3.39%) REST
3 1 (1.69%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.39%) Replication
5 1 (1.69%) Clustering
5 1 (1.69%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (1.69%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 33 (55.93%) Windows
2 20 (33.90%) Linux
3 18 (30.51%) Windows Server
4 17 (28.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (27.12%) Unix
6 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (8.47%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (6.78%) AIX
8 4 (6.78%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (6.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) ITIL
2 12 (20.34%) Configuration Management
3 6 (10.17%) DevOps
3 6 (10.17%) Service Management
4 5 (8.47%) Migration
4 5 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (8.47%) Project Management
4 5 (8.47%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.78%) Application Virtualisation
5 4 (6.78%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.78%) High Availability
5 4 (6.78%) ITIL V3
5 4 (6.78%) ITSM
5 4 (6.78%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.78%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (5.08%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.42%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.56%) Perl
3 7 (11.86%) SQL
4 6 (10.17%) Bash Shell
4 6 (10.17%) Python
5 4 (6.78%) Korn
5 4 (6.78%) Ruby
6 3 (5.08%) Java
7 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.39%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.69%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.69%) C
8 1 (1.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (27.12%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.95%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (8.47%) Degree
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.69%) HND
6 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.69%) MCITP
6 1 (1.69%) MCSE
6 1 (1.69%) MCTS
6 1 (1.69%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (61.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (27.12%) Active Directory
2 16 (27.12%) vSphere
3 11 (18.64%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (16.95%) Hyper-V
5 9 (15.25%) VMware ESX
6 8 (13.56%) XenApp
7 6 (10.17%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (10.17%) XenDesktop
8 5 (8.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (6.78%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (6.78%) VirtualBox
10 3 (5.08%) KVM
10 3 (5.08%) VMware Server
10 3 (5.08%) XenServer
11 2 (3.39%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (1.69%) Firmware
12 1 (1.69%) NFS
12 1 (1.69%) Samba
12 1 (1.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) Puppet
2 9 (15.25%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (13.56%) vRealize
4 7 (11.86%) Ansible
5 5 (8.47%) PowerCLI
5 5 (8.47%) SCCM
6 4 (6.78%) Nagios
6 4 (6.78%) Zenoss
7 3 (5.08%) vMotion
7 3 (5.08%) XenMobile
8 1 (1.69%) EdgeSight
8 1 (1.69%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.69%) OVSD
8 1 (1.69%) SafeCom
8 1 (1.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (61.02%) VMware
2 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.95%) Citrix
4 5 (8.47%) Cisco
5 4 (6.78%) HP
5 4 (6.78%) IBM
5 4 (6.78%) Oracle
6 3 (5.08%) Splunk
7 2 (3.39%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.39%) EMC
7 2 (3.39%) SAP
8 1 (1.69%) AppSense
8 1 (1.69%) F5
8 1 (1.69%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.69%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.69%) NetApp
8 1 (1.69%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.69%) Symantec
8 1 (1.69%) ThinPrint