The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESXi
Rank 92 86 65
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -21
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 2 1 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.13% 0.069% 1.27%
As % of the System Software category 1.16% 0.93% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 10
Average daily rate £450 £340 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -2.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.54 £20.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year
+27.68% -31.43%
VMware ESXi
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
173 107 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.34% 7.33% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 39 34
Average daily rate £450 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +212.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -

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 28 April 2016, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (88.89%) DNS
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (88.89%) DHCP
3 6 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (66.67%) Skype for Business
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (55.56%) Private Cloud
4 5 (55.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
4 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (55.56%) SCCM
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
4 5 (55.56%) LDAP
5 4 (44.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
6 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 3 (33.33%) XenApp
6 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
6 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 6 (66.67%) Skype for Business
2 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) DHCP
1 8 (88.89%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) LDAP
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) SAN
3 2 (22.22%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Informix
1 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database
1 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Applications Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Desktop Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) SCCM Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior IT Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
1 5 (55.56%) Hybrid Cloud
1 5 (55.56%) Private Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Kanban
3 2 (22.22%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 3 (33.33%) XenApp
3 3 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
2 3 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (22.22%) EMC
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 2 (22.22%) Sun