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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 54 84 83
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -1
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 17 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.04% 0.51% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 18.68% 6.36% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 2
Median daily rate £425 - £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 -
% change year-on-year
+10.91% -

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
91 110 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.90% 8.02% 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 36 35
Median daily rate £400 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £38.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.03% +220.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 24 January 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 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (95.00%) Windows
3 17 (85.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (85.00%) Citrix
3 17 (85.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (85.00%) XenApp
4 16 (80.00%) XenDesktop
4 16 (80.00%) Windows 7
4 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
5 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (65.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 13 (65.00%) DHCP
6 13 (65.00%) DNS
7 12 (60.00%) Windows 10
8 10 (50.00%) SCCM
9 9 (45.00%) Finance
10 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
11 7 (35.00%) Internet
11 7 (35.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (30.00%) NetScaler
12 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
12 6 (30.00%) SCOM
12 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (25.00%) Migration
13 5 (25.00%) ITIL
13 5 (25.00%) Cisco
13 5 (25.00%) SQL
14 4 (20.00%) Application Discovery

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 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) DHCP
1 13 (65.00%) DNS
2 7 (35.00%) Internet
3 6 (30.00%) NetScaler
4 3 (15.00%) Firewall
4 3 (15.00%) LAN
4 3 (15.00%) VLAN
4 3 (15.00%) VPN
4 3 (15.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) WinDbg
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix Support
2 3 (15.00%) Citrix Support Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 3 (15.00%) Support Specialist
3 2 (10.00%) Applications Packager
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) IT Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (60.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (35.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (25.00%) ITIL
4 5 (25.00%) Migration
5 4 (20.00%) Application Discovery
6 3 (15.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (15.00%) People Management
6 3 (15.00%) Software Delivery
6 3 (15.00%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
7 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
System Software
1 17 (85.00%) Active Directory
1 17 (85.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 17 (85.00%) XenApp
2 16 (80.00%) XenDesktop
3 13 (65.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) SCCM
2 6 (30.00%) SCOM
3 2 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (85.00%) Citrix
3 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.00%) Juniper
6 2 (10.00%) CA
6 2 (10.00%) Symantec
6 2 (10.00%) Varonis