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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESXi
Rank 90 78 66
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -12
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.30% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 6.00% 6.25% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate £375 £304 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.35% +3.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £13.65 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+233.33% -14.68%
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
100 64 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.06% 4.81% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 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 £220 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £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 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 5 February 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (93.33%) Cisco
2 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
3 13 (86.67%) DNS
3 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (80.00%) DHCP
4 12 (80.00%) Citrix
5 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (60.00%) Data Centre
6 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
7 8 (53.33%) SCCM
8 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
8 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
9 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
9 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
9 6 (40.00%) XenApp
9 6 (40.00%) XenDesktop
9 6 (40.00%) VMware ESX
9 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
9 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
9 6 (40.00%) Lync
10 5 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (33.33%) Private Cloud
10 5 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 (40.00%) Lync
2 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (86.67%) DNS
2 12 (80.00%) DHCP
3 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (33.33%) LDAP
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (13.33%) Firewall
5 2 (13.33%) Network Security
5 2 (13.33%) SAN
5 2 (13.33%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 1 (6.67%) HTTP
6 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Informix
1 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Boxen
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) IT Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Senior IT Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix Systems Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Mac Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (33.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (26.67%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
6 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X Server
6 2 (13.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
1 5 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (13.33%) Kanban
3 2 (13.33%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Database Optimisation
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (40.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (40.00%) XenApp
3 6 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (53.33%) SCCM
2 5 (33.33%) SCOM
3 3 (20.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (13.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (93.33%) Cisco
3 12 (80.00%) Citrix
4 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) SAP
6 2 (13.33%) Apple
6 2 (13.33%) Atlassian
6 2 (13.33%) EMC
6 2 (13.33%) Meraki
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
6 2 (13.33%) Sun