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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 71 67 55
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.40% 0.64% 0.75%
As % of the System Software category 5.49% 9.46% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£338 £400 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +63.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+21.31% -4.31%
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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
91 74 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.33% 6.76% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 23 17
Average daily rate £323 £400 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.37% +56.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £348 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £10.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 - £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 12 September 2014.

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 12 September 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (75.00%) Windows
4 8 (66.67%) EMC
4 8 (66.67%) SAN
4 8 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (41.67%) Symantec
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
6 5 (41.67%) SCCM
6 5 (41.67%) CLARiiON
7 4 (33.33%) WSUS
7 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 4 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (33.33%) CommVault
7 4 (33.33%) Dell
7 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 4 (33.33%) MS Office
8 3 (25.00%) DHCP
8 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 3 (25.00%) DNS
8 3 (25.00%) Cisco
8 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (25.00%) Network Security

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) Network Security
2 3 (25.00%) DHCP
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 2 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Specialist
2 4 (33.33%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) VMWare Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) CLARiiON
2 3 (25.00%) EqualLogic
3 2 (16.67%) Client/Server
3 2 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) SCCM
2 4 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (33.33%) WSUS
3 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
5 1 (8.33%) ARCserve
5 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) EMC
3 5 (41.67%) Symantec
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Dell
4 4 (33.33%) CommVault
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
6 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 1 (8.33%) Brocade
7 1 (8.33%) Vizioncore
7 1 (8.33%) JBoss
7 1 (8.33%) Veritas
7 1 (8.33%) McAfee