The median contractor rate for a Virtualisation Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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 Engineer
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 575 602
Rank change year-on-year -9 +27  
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Engineer 23 76 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.14% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.15% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 52 24
Median daily rate £425 £323 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.78% -19.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £252 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £547
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £300 £365
% change year-on-year +41.66% -17.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £31.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -21.25%  

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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
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 1376 1496 2028
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 £11.42 £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 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 26 June 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 12 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 26 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 -2 23 £425 +41.66% 5
London -10 10 £425 +4.42% 2
South East +34 8 £370 +4.22%
East of England -1 5 £450 - 1
Watford - 5 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 5 £450 -
Berkshire +20 3 - -
Reading +17 3 - -
Hampshire +9 2 £387 -3.37%
Kent - 2 £338 -
Chessington - 1 £425 -
Surrey - 1 £425 -

Virtualisation Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 (61.82%) Windows
2 27 (49.09%) VMware
2 27 (49.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 19 (34.55%) Data Centre
5 17 (30.91%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (29.09%) Hyper-V
7 15 (27.27%) SAN
8 14 (25.45%) Cisco
8 14 (25.45%) Linux
8 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (23.64%) PowerShell
10 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (21.82%) Citrix
11 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (18.18%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 10 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
12 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
13 9 (16.36%) Configuration Management
13 9 (16.36%) Project Management
13 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
13 9 (16.36%) 3PAR
14 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
14 8 (14.55%) vSphere
14 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (14.55%) Unix
14 8 (14.55%) ITIL
14 8 (14.55%) Data Security
14 8 (14.55%) Degree

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 (5.45%) WebSphere
1 3 (5.45%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (3.64%) IIS
3 1 (1.82%) Documentum
3 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (12.73%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.82%) IaaS
4 1 (1.82%) Office 365
4 1 (1.82%) PaaS
4 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) SAN
2 6 (10.91%) Firewall
3 5 (9.09%) DNS
4 4 (7.27%) 3G
4 4 (7.27%) 4G
4 4 (7.27%) LTE
5 3 (5.45%) 2G
5 3 (5.45%) SSL
5 3 (5.45%) UMTS
6 2 (3.64%) 5G
6 2 (3.64%) BGP
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.64%) OSPF
6 2 (3.64%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.64%) VPN
6 2 (3.64%) WAN
7 1 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.82%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.82%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.45%) DB2
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.82%) Big Data
5 1 (1.82%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.64%) MSI
1 2 (3.64%) Selenium
1 2 (3.64%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (3.64%) Subversion
1 2 (3.64%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Law
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (34.55%) Data Centre
2 12 (21.82%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.91%) Computer Science
3 6 (10.91%) Private Cloud
4 3 (5.45%) Replication
5 2 (3.64%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (3.64%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.82%) Clustering
6 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (61.82%) Windows
2 20 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 14 (25.45%) Linux
3 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (14.55%) Unix
5 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.27%) AIX
6 4 (7.27%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (7.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (5.45%) VMS
7 3 (5.45%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 9 (16.36%) Configuration Management
2 9 (16.36%) Project Management
3 8 (14.55%) Data Security
3 8 (14.55%) ITIL
4 7 (12.73%) Migration
5 6 (10.91%) Service Management
5 6 (10.91%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.27%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (7.27%) Incident Management
6 4 (7.27%) ITIL V3
6 4 (7.27%) ITSM
6 4 (7.27%) Load Balancing
6 4 (7.27%) Network Management
6 4 (7.27%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (7.27%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.45%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.91%) Perl
2 6 (10.91%) SQL
3 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
3 4 (7.27%) Korn
4 2 (3.64%) Python
4 2 (3.64%) Ruby
4 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.55%) Degree
2 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (12.73%) MCSE
4 6 (10.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.64%) VCAP
7 1 (1.82%) CCDP
7 1 (1.82%) CCNP
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) HND
7 1 (1.82%) MCITP
7 1 (1.82%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 27 (49.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (30.91%) VMware ESXi
3 16 (29.09%) Hyper-V
4 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 10 (18.18%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (14.55%) vSphere
6 6 (10.91%) XenApp
7 4 (7.27%) vCloud
7 4 (7.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (7.27%) XenDesktop
8 3 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (3.64%) KVM
9 2 (3.64%) VirtualBox
9 2 (3.64%) VMware Server
9 2 (3.64%) XenServer
10 1 (1.82%) Firmware
10 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) Puppet
2 6 (10.91%) Ansible
3 5 (9.09%) vCenter Server
4 4 (7.27%) Nagios
4 4 (7.27%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (7.27%) SCCM
5 2 (3.64%) EMC VPLEX
5 2 (3.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (3.64%) vMotion
5 2 (3.64%) vRealize
5 2 (3.64%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.82%) EdgeSight
6 1 (1.82%) OVSD
6 1 (1.82%) SafeCom
6 1 (1.82%) SCOM
6 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (49.09%) VMware
2 14 (25.45%) Cisco
3 12 (21.82%) Citrix
4 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 9 (16.36%) 3PAR
6 5 (9.09%) HP
7 4 (7.27%) EMC
7 4 (7.27%) IBM
7 4 (7.27%) Oracle
8 2 (3.64%) Splunk
9 1 (1.82%) AppSense
9 1 (1.82%) F5
9 1 (1.82%) Lumension
9 1 (1.82%) McAfee
9 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.82%) SAP
9 1 (1.82%) Sophos
9 1 (1.82%) Symantec
9 1 (1.82%) ThinPrint
North East
Reed Technology
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago