The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 59 87 79
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -8
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 12 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.45% 0.35% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 15.79% 4.03% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 3
Median daily rate £410 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -10.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+39.84% -16.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

System Software Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
76 124 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.16% 8.64% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 42 20
Median daily rate £395 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.22% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £24.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.45% +3.12%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESX across the Edinburgh region.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX across the Edinburgh region.

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (90.48%) Windows
3 18 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 18 (85.71%) Citrix
3 18 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (80.95%) XenApp
4 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
5 16 (76.19%) XenDesktop
5 16 (76.19%) Windows 7
6 15 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 13 (61.90%) DHCP
8 13 (61.90%) DNS
9 12 (57.14%) Windows 10
10 11 (52.38%) SCCM
11 9 (42.86%) Finance
12 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
13 7 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
13 7 (33.33%) Internet
14 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
14 6 (28.57%) ITIL
14 6 (28.57%) SCOM
14 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (28.57%) NetScaler
15 5 (23.81%) Migration
15 5 (23.81%) Cisco
15 5 (23.81%) SQL
16 4 (19.05%) MS Excel

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) DHCP
1 13 (61.90%) DNS
2 7 (33.33%) Internet
3 6 (28.57%) NetScaler
4 3 (14.29%) Firewall
4 3 (14.29%) LAN
4 3 (14.29%) VLAN
4 3 (14.29%) VPN
4 3 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) WinDbg
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Applications Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Citrix Specialist
2 3 (14.29%) Analyst
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix Support
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix Support Specialist
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 3 (14.29%) Support Specialist
3 2 (9.52%) Applications Packager
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) IT Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows 7
3 15 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (57.14%) Windows 10
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (28.57%) ITIL
3 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (23.81%) Migration
5 4 (19.05%) Application Discovery
6 3 (14.29%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
6 3 (14.29%) People Management
6 3 (14.29%) Software Delivery
6 3 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (9.52%) Application Packaging
7 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
7 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (4.76%) Change Control
8 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
2 5 (23.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 18 (85.71%) Active Directory
1 18 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (80.95%) XenApp
3 16 (76.19%) XenDesktop
4 14 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 2 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (52.38%) SCCM
2 6 (28.57%) SCOM
3 2 (9.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (9.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (85.71%) Citrix
3 17 (80.95%) Microsoft
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco
5 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 3 (14.29%) Juniper
6 2 (9.52%) CA
6 2 (9.52%) Symantec
6 2 (9.52%) Varonis
7 1 (4.76%) Remedy
7 1 (4.76%) Sophos