The median contractor rate for a Virtualisation Specialist was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Virtualization Specialist
UK
Rank 590 632 612
Rank change year-on-year +42 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Specialist 6 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.019% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.020% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 4
Median daily rate £400 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £300
% change year-on-year +8.10% +23.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
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 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Virtualisation Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Virtualisation Specialist.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtualisation Specialist in the UK

Virtualisation Specialist
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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +30 5 £400 +6.66%
North West +28 2 £400 +6.66%
London +28 1 - -
Scotland +20 1 £400 +45.45%
Manchester +8 1 - -
Glasgow +3 1 £400 +45.45%
East of England - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

Virtualisation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 23 (100.00%) VMware
1 23 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (69.57%) vSphere
3 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 12 (52.17%) vRealize
3 12 (52.17%) PowerCLI
4 11 (47.83%) MS Excel
4 11 (47.83%) DNS
4 11 (47.83%) SQL
4 11 (47.83%) ITIL
4 11 (47.83%) Windows
4 11 (47.83%) SAN
4 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (47.83%) PowerShell
4 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (43.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (43.48%) DHCP
5 10 (43.48%) VSAN
6 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
7 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
7 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
8 7 (30.43%) EMC
8 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
8 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
9 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
9 4 (17.39%) Finance
10 3 (13.04%) Dell
10 3 (13.04%) Project Management
10 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
10 3 (13.04%) IaaS

Virtualisation Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (47.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) IaaS
1 3 (13.04%) PaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) DNS
1 11 (47.83%) SAN
2 10 (43.48%) DHCP
2 10 (43.48%) VSAN
3 2 (8.70%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (4.35%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
1 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
1 11 (47.83%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.70%) Linux
4 1 (4.35%) AIX
4 1 (4.35%) CentOS
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
3 2 (8.70%) Presales
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Converged Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.35%) High Availability
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Operations Management
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) PowerShell
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.35%) C
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) CCIE
3 2 (8.70%) CCNP
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCSE
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (69.57%) vSphere
3 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
4 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
5 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.35%) Squid
6 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) PowerCLI
1 12 (52.17%) vRealize
2 3 (13.04%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (8.70%) EMC VPLEX
3 2 (8.70%) SCOM
4 1 (4.35%) SCCM
4 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
4 1 (4.35%) SELinux
4 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) EMC
4 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
5 3 (13.04%) Dell
6 2 (8.70%) HP
7 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
7 1 (4.35%) ArcSight
7 1 (4.35%) Tripwire