The first table below looks at the demand for VMware ESXi 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 ESXi over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Edinburgh region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 65 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 16 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.25% - -
As % of the System Software category 20.51% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Average daily rate £348 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+15.60% -21.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.17 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+29.64% -30.76%
System Software Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
78 78 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.07% 10.36% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 44
Average daily rate £338 £220 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.40% -32.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £119 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £375 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -22.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £28.42 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware ESXi
Scotland

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESXi Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 18 (90.00%) VMware
2 18 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (70.00%) SAN
4 11 (55.00%) EMC
4 11 (55.00%) CLARiiON
4 11 (55.00%) vSphere
5 10 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 8 (40.00%) Hyper-V
6 8 (40.00%) HP
6 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (30.00%) Linux
7 6 (30.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
7 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (25.00%) SCCM
8 5 (25.00%) SUSE
8 5 (25.00%) AIX
8 5 (25.00%) MS Office
8 5 (25.00%) ITIL
8 5 (25.00%) UNIX
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
9 4 (20.00%) Finance
9 4 (20.00%) SCOM

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (20.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) Network Security
2 3 (15.00%) DHCP
2 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) VMware Specialist
2 5 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (25.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) VMWare Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) AIX Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) CLARiiON
2 3 (15.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (25.00%) SUSE
4 5 (25.00%) AIX
4 5 (25.00%) UNIX
5 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) C-shell
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
2 2 (10.00%) Korn
3 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (55.00%) vSphere
3 8 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (30.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCCM
2 4 (20.00%) SCOM
3 3 (15.00%) WSUS
3 3 (15.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (10.00%) nmon
4 2 (10.00%) HP SIM
4 2 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) VMware
2 11 (55.00%) EMC
3 8 (40.00%) HP
4 6 (30.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.00%) Symantec
6 3 (15.00%) Dell
6 3 (15.00%) CommVault
6 3 (15.00%) Veritas
7 2 (10.00%) Intel
7 2 (10.00%) Citrix
7 2 (10.00%) IBM
7 2 (10.00%) Vizioncore