The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 87 76 74
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.36% 0.75% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 2.91% 9.82% 9.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 6
Median daily rate £425 £115 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+269.56% -65.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+9.34% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+16.81% +1.11%
vSphere
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
172 112 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.22% 7.67% 7.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 42 45
Median daily rate £445 £295 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.84% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £408 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Median hourly rate £48.75 £37.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +123.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £17.10 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £51.50 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) EMC
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) vRealize
4 3 (42.86%) EMC VNX
4 3 (42.86%) VCP6
4 3 (42.86%) Scrum
4 3 (42.86%) J2EE
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) VCAP
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (28.57%) Build Automation
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) REST
5 2 (28.57%) Ansible
5 2 (28.57%) Docker
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 1 (14.29%) VXLAN
6 1 (14.29%) Re-Platforming

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) BGP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) LDAP
2 1 (14.29%) OSPF
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) VXLAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Build Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) J2EE
2 2 (28.57%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) EMC VNX
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
2 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Build Automation
4 1 (14.29%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Kanban
4 1 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) VCAP
1 3 (42.86%) VCP6
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Docker
3 1 (14.29%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) vRealize
2 2 (28.57%) Ansible
3 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) 3PAR
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat