Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Virtualisation Specialist was £288 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 881 873 875
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Specialist 6 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.017% 0.018%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.018% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 13
UK median daily rate £288 £350 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.86% -14.00% -4.24%
10th Percentile £263 £305 £338
90th Percentile £349 £438 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £340 £407
% change year-on-year -15.44% -16.51% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtualisation Specialist in the UK

Virtualisation Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtualisation Specialist in the UK

Virtualisation Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtualisation Specialist in the UK

Virtualisation Specialist
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtualisation Specialist 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
UK excluding London +28 6 £288 -15.44% 1
England +14 6 £288 -28.13% 1
North of England - 5 £288 - 1
North East - 5 £288 - 1
South East +3 1 £365 -14.12%

Virtualisation Specialist Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Virtualisation Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Terminal Services
3 3 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) XenServer
4 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) SCCM
5 1 (16.67%) WSUS
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (16.67%) vCenter Server
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi

Virtualisation Specialist 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:

Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Terminal Services
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 2 (33.33%) XenServer
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) vCenter Server
2 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft