Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Virtualisation Engineer was £366 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 822 824 822
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Engineer 53 72 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.069% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.072% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 52 48
UK median daily rate £366 £328 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.83% -18.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £266 £227 £260
90th Percentile £481 £523 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £389
% change year-on-year +3.45% -25.40% +9.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
UK median hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 -

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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
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 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
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 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Virtualisation Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 13 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 6 months to 19 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 52 £370 +3.50% 3
UK excluding London +10 27 £300 +3.45% 3
London -32 26 £450 +5.88%
North of England +52 12 £288 +27.78%
North East +59 8 £288 +27.78%
South East +5 6 £280 -2.61% 3
East of England -10 5 £375 +25.00%
Yorkshire - 3 £350 -
Midlands +28 2 £400 +33.33%
West Midlands - 2 £400 -
Scotland -14 1 £240 -23.20%
South West - 1 £315 -
North West - 1 - -

Virtualisation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 34 (64.15%) Windows
2 32 (60.38%) VMware
2 32 (60.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (49.06%) SAN
4 24 (45.28%) Windows Server
5 21 (39.62%) Data Centre
6 18 (33.96%) Citrix
6 18 (33.96%) Hyper-V
7 17 (32.08%) Cisco
8 15 (28.30%) HP
8 15 (28.30%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (26.42%) PowerShell
10 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (22.64%) Project Management
12 11 (20.75%) Migration
12 11 (20.75%) Linux
12 11 (20.75%) 3PAR
12 11 (20.75%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
13 10 (18.87%) Data Security
14 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (16.98%) MCSE
14 9 (16.98%) VMware ESXi
15 8 (15.09%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (15.09%) SQL
15 8 (15.09%) ITIL
15 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
15 8 (15.09%) Computer Science

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 (5.66%) IIS
1 3 (5.66%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.89%) Apache
2 1 (1.89%) Documentum
2 1 (1.89%) JBoss
2 1 (1.89%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.77%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 15 (28.30%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (26.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.55%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (5.66%) Akamai
5 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (49.06%) SAN
2 3 (5.66%) Internet
2 3 (5.66%) LAN
2 3 (5.66%) VLAN
2 3 (5.66%) VSAN
2 3 (5.66%) WAN
3 2 (3.77%) Firewall
3 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.77%) WLAN
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.89%) DMZ
4 1 (1.89%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Law
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (39.62%) Data Centre
2 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (15.09%) Computer Science
4 6 (11.32%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 34 (64.15%) Windows
2 24 (45.28%) Windows Server
3 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (20.75%) Linux
5 6 (11.32%) VMS
5 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.66%) SUSE
8 3 (5.66%) Unix
8 3 (5.66%) Windows 10
8 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.89%) AIX
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.89%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) Project Management
2 11 (20.75%) Migration
2 11 (20.75%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 10 (18.87%) Data Security
4 8 (15.09%) ITIL
5 7 (13.21%) Incident Management
5 7 (13.21%) Translating Business Requirements
5 7 (13.21%) Virtual Environments
6 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (9.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (9.43%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.55%) Business Continuity
9 3 (5.66%) High Availability
9 3 (5.66%) Programme Delivery
9 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.77%) Data Analysis
10 2 (3.77%) Data Protection
10 2 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (3.77%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) PowerShell
2 8 (15.09%) SQL
3 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.77%) VBScript
4 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.98%) MCSE
2 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (15.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (15.09%) Degree
4 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.55%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.66%) CCNA
6 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.77%) CCA
7 2 (3.77%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.77%) MCP
7 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.89%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 32 (60.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (33.96%) Hyper-V
3 9 (16.98%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (15.09%) vSphere
5 7 (13.21%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (11.32%) Active Directory
7 5 (9.43%) XenServer
8 4 (7.55%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (7.55%) XenApp
8 4 (7.55%) XenDesktop
9 3 (5.66%) Docker
9 3 (5.66%) Terminal Services
9 3 (5.66%) vCloud
10 2 (3.77%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) vCenter Server
2 3 (5.66%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (5.66%) XenMobile
3 2 (3.77%) BladeLogic
3 2 (3.77%) PowerCLI
3 2 (3.77%) vRealize
4 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.89%) Nagios
4 1 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.89%) Puppet
4 1 (1.89%) SCCM
4 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (60.38%) VMware
2 18 (33.96%) Citrix
3 17 (32.08%) Cisco
4 15 (28.30%) HP
5 11 (20.75%) 3PAR
6 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
7 6 (11.32%) Dell
8 5 (9.43%) EMC
8 5 (9.43%) NetApp
9 3 (5.66%) Extreme Networks
9 3 (5.66%) IBM
9 3 (5.66%) SAP
10 2 (3.77%) Oracle
10 2 (3.77%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.77%) Splunk
10 2 (3.77%) Symantec
11 1 (1.89%) CommVault
11 1 (1.89%) Huawei
11 1 (1.89%) McAfee
11 1 (1.89%) Sophos