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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 87 80 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 6 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.22% -
As % of the System Software category 6.19% 4.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate - £500 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £358 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 - £12.50
VMware ESX
Scotland

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
97 63 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.85% 4.67% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 39
Average daily rate £363 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £500 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware ESX.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 12 (92.31%) Citrix
3 11 (84.62%) SCOM
3 11 (84.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (84.62%) PowerShell
4 10 (76.92%) SCCM
4 10 (76.92%) ITIL
5 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (61.54%) XenApp
6 8 (61.54%) XenDesktop
7 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
8 6 (46.15%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
8 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
8 6 (46.15%) Windows 10
8 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
8 6 (46.15%) AppSense
8 6 (46.15%) WSUS
8 6 (46.15%) DHCP
8 6 (46.15%) DNS
8 6 (46.15%) Cisco
9 5 (38.46%) VBScript
9 5 (38.46%) Finance
9 5 (38.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (38.46%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (30.77%) Incident Management

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware ESX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) DHCP
1 6 (46.15%) DNS
2 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
2 2 (15.38%) Wireshark
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) IT Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior IT Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix Systems Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Consultant
4 2 (15.38%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix Technical Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) SCCM Specialist
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) CMDB
3 1 (7.69%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
4 6 (46.15%) Windows 10
4 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
4 3 (23.08%) Asset Management
4 3 (23.08%) Release Management
5 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
5 2 (15.38%) Service Management
6 1 (7.69%) Line Management
6 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) PowerShell
2 5 (38.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 11 (84.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (61.54%) XenApp
3 8 (61.54%) XenDesktop
4 6 (46.15%) Hyper-V
4 6 (46.15%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (7.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (84.62%) SCOM
2 10 (76.92%) SCCM
3 6 (46.15%) WSUS
4 2 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (92.31%) Citrix
3 6 (46.15%) AppSense
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) Symantec
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Oracle