The first table below looks at the demand for VMware Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware Infrastructure (VI3)
Rank 48 33 56
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +23
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 30 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.33% 2.81% 1.09%
As % of the System Software category 36.59% 26.92% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 10
Average daily rate £341 £375 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.00% +20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £375 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
- +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £21.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+12.94% -5.55%
System Software Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
82 78 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.38% 10.44% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 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 Infrastructure
Scotland

VMware Infrastructure
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

VMware Infrastructure Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

VMware Infrastructure
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

VMware Infrastructure Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

VMware Infrastructure
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure across the Edinburgh region.

VMware Infrastructure Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

VMware Infrastructure
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing VMware Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure.

1 45 (100.00%) VMware
2 39 (86.67%) Windows
3 21 (46.67%) vSphere
4 20 (44.44%) SAN
5 19 (42.22%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (35.56%) EMC
7 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
8 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
9 13 (28.89%) CLARiiON
9 13 (28.89%) PowerShell
10 12 (26.67%) SCCM
10 12 (26.67%) Windows XP
11 10 (22.22%) Dell
11 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (22.22%) Migration
12 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
12 9 (20.00%) Linux
13 8 (17.78%) ITIL
13 8 (17.78%) MS Exchange
13 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
13 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (15.56%) Hyper-V
14 7 (15.56%) Finance
14 7 (15.56%) Microsoft App-V
14 7 (15.56%) HP
14 7 (15.56%) DNS
14 7 (15.56%) DHCP
15 6 (13.33%) MS Office
15 6 (13.33%) VBScript
15 6 (13.33%) VB

VMware Infrastructure
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing VMware Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (17.78%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.22%) Apache
4 1 (2.22%) CMS
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.22%) WorkSite
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Office
2 4 (8.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 20 (44.44%) SAN
2 8 (17.78%) TCP/IP
3 7 (15.56%) DNS
3 7 (15.56%) DHCP
4 5 (11.11%) Network Security
5 3 (6.67%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.44%) LAN
6 2 (4.44%) WAN
6 2 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (4.44%) Firewall
7 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.22%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.22%) VPN
7 1 (2.22%) VoIP
7 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MSI
1 6 (13.33%) InstallShield
1 6 (13.33%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (2.22%) ProC
2 1 (2.22%) Bugzilla
2 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Analyst
1 8 (17.78%) VMware Specialist
2 6 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (13.33%) Administrator
3 5 (11.11%) Applications Packager
4 3 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Quality Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) AIX Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) VMWare Administrator
5 2 (4.44%) Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (2.22%) Implementation Consultant
6 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) EDI
2 1 (2.22%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.89%) CLARiiON
2 3 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.67%) Replication
3 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.22%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 39 (86.67%) Windows
2 15 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 12 (26.67%) Windows XP
4 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (20.00%) Linux
6 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (11.11%) SUSE
8 5 (11.11%) UNIX
8 5 (11.11%) AIX
9 2 (4.44%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Migration
2 8 (17.78%) ITIL
3 5 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.22%) User Stories
4 1 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.22%) Data Security
4 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.22%) CRM
4 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.22%) Project Management
4 1 (2.22%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.22%) Information Security
4 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.22%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.33%) VBScript
2 6 (13.33%) VB
3 4 (8.89%) Perl
4 2 (4.44%) SQL
4 2 (4.44%) C-shell
4 2 (4.44%) Korn
4 2 (4.44%) Python
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby
5 1 (2.22%) C
5 1 (2.22%) C#
5 1 (2.22%) Java
5 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 5 (11.11%) ISEB
3 4 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.44%) MCSE
5 1 (2.22%) MCSA
5 1 (2.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.22%) COBIT
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 21 (46.67%) vSphere
2 19 (42.22%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (15.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (15.56%) Hyper-V
5 6 (13.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (4.44%) VMware Server
6 2 (4.44%) XenApp
7 1 (2.22%) XenServer
7 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.22%) Xen
7 1 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (26.67%) SCCM
2 5 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 5 (11.11%) WSUS
2 5 (11.11%) ZENworks
3 3 (6.67%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (4.44%) SCOM
4 2 (4.44%) nmon
5 1 (2.22%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (35.56%) EMC
3 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
4 10 (22.22%) Dell
5 7 (15.56%) HP
6 6 (13.33%) Red Hat
7 5 (11.11%) Novell
7 5 (11.11%) Symantec
7 5 (11.11%) CommVault
8 4 (8.89%) Cisco
8 4 (8.89%) Veritas
9 3 (6.67%) IBM
9 3 (6.67%) NetApp
9 3 (6.67%) Citrix
9 3 (6.67%) Dell KACE
10 2 (4.44%) Vizioncore
10 2 (4.44%) McAfee
11 1 (2.22%) Brocade
11 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
11 1 (2.22%) Juniper