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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 80 65 55
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.073% 0.97% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 1.72% 12.90% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Average daily rate
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- £360 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +260.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £311
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.60 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.01% -14.18%
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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
58 93 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 4.22% 7.55% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 27
Average daily rate £400 £345 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £172 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £24.75 £10.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+147.50% -32.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £10.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.95 £15.70 £26.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
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 27 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) JBoss
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) Veeam
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (20.00%) LDAP
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) HP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (60.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (100.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Veeam
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) HP