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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 63 90 80
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.96% 0.14% 0.073%
As % of the System Software category 10.00% 1.63% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £450 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.17% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £29.53 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+4.98% +30.13%

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
80 123 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.62% 8.51% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 41 24
Median daily rate £400 £388 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -5.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 20 February 2017, 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 13 (81.25%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (56.25%) vRealize
3 8 (50.00%) DevOps
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco
4 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (43.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (43.75%) VXLAN
5 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (37.50%) Linux
6 5 (31.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 5 (31.25%) Ansible
7 4 (25.00%) Private Cloud
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
7 4 (25.00%) Windows
7 4 (25.00%) EMC
7 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
7 4 (25.00%) Firewall
7 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
8 3 (18.75%) Scrum
8 3 (18.75%) Kanban
8 3 (18.75%) VLAN
8 3 (18.75%) LAN
8 3 (18.75%) WAN
8 3 (18.75%) DHCP
8 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 3 (18.75%) DNS

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 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) PaaS
2 2 (12.50%) OpenShift
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) VXLAN
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) DHCP
3 3 (18.75%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 3 (18.75%) VLAN
3 3 (18.75%) WAN
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (6.25%) DMZ
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security
5 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (6.25%) SAN
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) EMC Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) ICT Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 4 (25.00%) Private Cloud
3 3 (18.75%) EMC VNX
4 2 (12.50%) Clustering
4 2 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
1 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) DevOps
2 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Kanban
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (18.75%) VCAP
2 3 (18.75%) VCP6
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (6.25%) Docker
5 1 (6.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) vRealize
2 5 (31.25%) Ansible
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) VMware
2 8 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) EMC
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (18.75%) Dell
5 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 2 (12.50%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) CommVault
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft