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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 76 - 56
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 3 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.24% - 0.93%
As % of the System Software category 3.41% - 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£293 - £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £269
% change year-on-year
+10.16% +9.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +20.00%
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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
88 76 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.16% 6.89% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 23 19
Average daily rate £310 £400 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +63.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £360 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +70.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £17.00 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £17.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 16 September 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 18 (100.00%) VMware
1 18 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (94.44%) Windows
3 14 (77.78%) SAN
4 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 9 (50.00%) HP
4 9 (50.00%) Linux
4 9 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (44.44%) vSphere
6 7 (38.89%) SUSE
6 7 (38.89%) UNIX
7 6 (33.33%) MS Office
7 6 (33.33%) ITIL
8 5 (27.78%) AIX
8 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
8 5 (27.78%) EMC
8 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (27.78%) CLARiiON
8 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
8 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
9 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (22.22%) SCCM
9 4 (22.22%) COBIT
9 4 (22.22%) Symantec
9 4 (22.22%) CommVault
9 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
9 4 (22.22%) Dell

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) SAN
2 3 (16.67%) Network Security
2 3 (16.67%) DHCP
2 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (16.67%) DNS
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
1 3 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Administrator
2 8 (44.44%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (27.78%) VMware Specialist
4 3 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) VMWare Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) CLARiiON
2 3 (16.67%) EqualLogic
3 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (38.89%) UNIX
3 7 (38.89%) SUSE
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (27.78%) AIX
4 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
5 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 2 (11.11%) Project Management
2 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) C-shell
2 2 (11.11%) Perl
2 2 (11.11%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 18 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (44.44%) vSphere
4 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 3 (16.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) WSUS
2 3 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 2 (11.11%) SCOM
3 2 (11.11%) nmon
4 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (50.00%) HP
3 5 (27.78%) EMC
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) CommVault
4 4 (22.22%) Dell
4 4 (22.22%) Symantec
5 1 (5.56%) Vizioncore
5 1 (5.56%) Veritas