The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere 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 vSphere over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 78 73 58
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -15
Contract jobs citing vSphere 14 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.83% 0.42% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 12.28% 6.17% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%
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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
114 81 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.76% 6.83% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 51 24
Average daily rate £350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £110 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £528 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £25.25 £12.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.41% -64.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.05 £11.30 £32.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.45 £17.60 £34.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing vSphere 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 vSphere.

1 25 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (96.00%) Windows
3 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
4 16 (64.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (60.00%) ITIL
6 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
7 9 (36.00%) SAN
7 9 (36.00%) Cisco
8 8 (32.00%) DNS
8 8 (32.00%) SCCM
9 7 (28.00%) HP
9 7 (28.00%) DHCP
9 7 (28.00%) MS Office
9 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
9 7 (28.00%) VMware ESX
9 7 (28.00%) Backup Exec
9 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
10 6 (24.00%) Linux
10 6 (24.00%) vCloud
11 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 5 (20.00%) Oracle
12 4 (16.00%) Blackberry
12 4 (16.00%) CommVault
12 4 (16.00%) Handset
12 4 (16.00%) Change Management
12 4 (16.00%) EMC
12 4 (16.00%) Data Centre

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing vSphere 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 vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Office
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) SAN
2 8 (32.00%) DNS
3 7 (28.00%) DHCP
4 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (12.00%) VPN
5 3 (12.00%) WAN
5 3 (12.00%) LAN
5 3 (12.00%) VoIP
5 3 (12.00%) Network Security
5 3 (12.00%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
6 2 (8.00%) Internet
6 2 (8.00%) WLAN
7 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
7 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Administrator
2 5 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (20.00%) VMWare Administrator
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Network Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Data Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Technical Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Data Network Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Data Centre Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Network Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Network Support
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (16.00%) Handset
1 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) CLARiiON
3 2 (8.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (96.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (24.00%) Linux
6 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (4.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Change Management
3 2 (8.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) HND
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (64.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (24.00%) vCloud
4 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (12.00%) XenApp
4 3 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) SCCM
2 7 (28.00%) Backup Exec
3 4 (16.00%) WSUS
4 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (76.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (36.00%) Cisco
4 7 (28.00%) HP
5 5 (20.00%) Oracle
6 4 (16.00%) CommVault
6 4 (16.00%) EMC
7 3 (12.00%) Citrix
7 3 (12.00%) Dell Compellent
7 3 (12.00%) Veritas
7 3 (12.00%) Dell
8 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (8.00%) BMC
9 1 (4.00%) Symantec
9 1 (4.00%) McAfee