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 1 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 92 75 67
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.20% 0.75% 1.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.73% 9.91% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 11
Median daily rate - £115 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -67.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.64% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £19.75 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+34.55% -22.54%
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
173 111 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.29% 7.55% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 42 38
Median daily rate £450 £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +212.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.32%

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 1 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 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) LDAP
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint

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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) BGP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (20.00%) EIGRP
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) LDAP
2 1 (20.00%) OSPF
2 1 (20.00%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) VXLAN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Designer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Designer
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Solutions Designer
1 1 (20.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (20.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Kanban
1 1 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
1 1 (20.00%) Server Building
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) EMC
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat