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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 66 91 84
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.20% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 5.10% 2.78% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Median daily rate £388 £388 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £310 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £418 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £25.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+77.84% -13.79%
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
98 108 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.79% 7.15% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 40 57
Median daily rate £388 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £489 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £38.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.03% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%

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 8 December 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 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (53.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (46.67%) EMC
6 6 (40.00%) DevOps
6 6 (40.00%) EMC VNX
7 5 (33.33%) vRealize
7 5 (33.33%) Firewall
7 5 (33.33%) LAN
7 5 (33.33%) WAN
7 5 (33.33%) Kanban
8 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (26.67%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (26.67%) VCAP
8 4 (26.67%) VLAN
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (26.67%) DHCP
8 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
8 4 (26.67%) Windows
8 4 (26.67%) Linux
8 4 (26.67%) CCNP
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (26.67%) VCP6
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
8 4 (26.67%) VXLAN
9 3 (20.00%) Ansible
9 3 (20.00%) Docker

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 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
1 5 (33.33%) LAN
1 5 (33.33%) WAN
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
2 4 (26.67%) DHCP
2 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) VLAN
2 4 (26.67%) VXLAN
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) LDAP
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) EMC Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Build Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Cloud Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) ICT Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) VMWare Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) J2EE
2 2 (13.33%) Java EE
2 2 (13.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) EMC VNX
2 3 (20.00%) Private Cloud
3 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (13.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
1 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) DevOps
3 5 (33.33%) Kanban
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Build Automation
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 1 (6.67%) Change Management
6 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (26.67%) CCNP
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) VCAP
2 4 (26.67%) VCP6
3 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) Docker
3 3 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (13.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (6.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (6.67%) vCloud
5 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) vRealize
2 3 (20.00%) Ansible
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco
3 7 (46.67%) EMC
4 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (20.00%) Dell
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) NetApp
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (6.67%) CommVault