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 October 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 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 67 82 75
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 7 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.70% 0.65% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 8.33% 10.68% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Median daily rate £288 £325 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £281 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £532 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
+20.71% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -33.78%
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
84 103 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.35% 6.08% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 37 60
Median daily rate £275 £370 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.67% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £238 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £489 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
- +8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Median hourly rate £30.50 £25.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.79% +110.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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
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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 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 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco
3 9 (64.29%) EMC
3 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (57.14%) EMC VNX
4 8 (57.14%) vRealize
5 7 (50.00%) VCP6
5 7 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (50.00%) VCAP
5 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (42.86%) J2EE
6 6 (42.86%) Scrum
7 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (35.71%) Linux
7 5 (35.71%) Ansible
7 5 (35.71%) Docker
8 4 (28.57%) Java
8 4 (28.57%) REST
8 4 (28.57%) Build Automation
9 3 (21.43%) Kanban
9 3 (21.43%) Java EE
9 3 (21.43%) VLAN
9 3 (21.43%) Windows
9 3 (21.43%) LAN
9 3 (21.43%) WAN
9 3 (21.43%) DHCP
9 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
9 3 (21.43%) DevOps

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 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DHCP
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 3 (21.43%) VLAN
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) VXLAN
3 1 (7.14%) LDAP
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security
3 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
General
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Automation Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (21.43%) Administrator
5 2 (14.29%) Build Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Cloud Automation Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) EMC Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) ICT Administrator
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (7.14%) VMWare Administrator
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) J2EE
2 4 (28.57%) REST
3 3 (21.43%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) EMC VNX
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
1 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Build Automation
4 3 (21.43%) DevOps
4 3 (21.43%) Kanban
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (50.00%) VCAP
2 7 (50.00%) VCP6
3 2 (14.29%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) Docker
4 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.14%) vCloud
5 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) vRealize
2 5 (35.71%) Ansible
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (71.43%) Cisco
3 9 (64.29%) EMC
4 2 (14.29%) Dell
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.14%) CommVault
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp