The median contractor rate for a Virtualisation Specialist was £408 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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 Specialist
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 606 644 633
Rank change year-on-year +38 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Specialist 4 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.008% 0.019% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.020% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 6
Median daily rate £408 £400 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% -1.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £393 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £423 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £400 £407
% change year-on-year -8.75% -1.71%  
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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
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 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £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 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtualisation Specialist over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 10 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 27 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 +20 4 £408 +1.87% 1
North East +72 1 £288 - 1
North West +19 1 £450 +12.50%
London +1 1 £500 -
South East - 1 £365 -
Preston - 1 £450 -
Crawley - 1 £365 -
Teesside - 1 £288 -
Lancashire - 1 £450 -
West Sussex - 1 £365 -

Virtualisation Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 10 (100.00%) VMware
1 10 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) Dell
2 4 (40.00%) EMC
2 4 (40.00%) vSphere
3 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (30.00%) vCenter Server
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (30.00%) SCCM
3 3 (30.00%) SCOM
3 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) MCSE
4 2 (20.00%) CCIE
4 2 (20.00%) CCNP
4 2 (20.00%) Presales
4 2 (20.00%) vRealize
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (10.00%) VSAN
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) AIX
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (20.00%) Presales
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCIE
2 2 (20.00%) CCNP
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (10.00%) VCP6
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) vSphere
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (10.00%) DFS Replication
5 1 (10.00%) Squid
5 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
1 3 (30.00%) SCOM
1 3 (30.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (20.00%) vRealize
3 1 (10.00%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (10.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (10.00%) SELinux
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Dell
2 4 (40.00%) EMC
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (10.00%) ArcSight
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) CommVault
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) PlateSpin
5 1 (10.00%) Tripwire
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