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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 84 74 57
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -17
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.28% 0.33% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 4.71% 4.82% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Average daily rate
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£420 £128 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+229.41% +27.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £21.17 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+55.91% -17.80%
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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
85 83 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 5.90% 6.89% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 34 26
Average daily rate £393 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £133 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.80 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+4.43% -4.24%

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (44.44%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
3 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) JBoss
3 4 (44.44%) SAN
4 3 (33.33%) CommVault
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) Dell
4 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) Symantec
4 3 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (33.33%) EqualLogic
4 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (33.33%) SCCM
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Network Security
5 2 (22.22%) WSUS
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (22.22%) Middleware
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 2 (22.22%) DNS

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (44.44%) JBoss
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Administrator
2 4 (44.44%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) EqualLogic
2 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) RHCSA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (44.44%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) WSUS
3 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 1 (11.11%) ARCserve
3 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
3 3 (33.33%) CommVault
3 3 (33.33%) Dell
3 3 (33.33%) Symantec
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) Brocade