The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Edinburgh region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 80 60 56
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.24% 0.61% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 3.33% 8.57% 5.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£293 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-38.11% -10.29%
System Software Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
90 70 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.18% 7.09% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 19 22
Average daily rate £338 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £125 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £450 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
vSphere
Scotland

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

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 18 (100.00%) VMware
1 18 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (94.44%) Windows
3 12 (66.67%) EMC
3 12 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (61.11%) SAN
5 9 (50.00%) CLARiiON
6 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
6 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
6 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
7 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
7 7 (38.89%) Symantec
7 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (33.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
9 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
9 5 (27.78%) MS Office
9 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (27.78%) SCCM
10 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (22.22%) WSUS
10 4 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (22.22%) CommVault
10 4 (22.22%) Dell
10 4 (22.22%) DNS
10 4 (22.22%) DHCP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
2 4 (22.22%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) SAN
2 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 4 (22.22%) DHCP
2 4 (22.22%) DNS
3 3 (16.67%) Network Security
3 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 2 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.56%) LAN
5 1 (5.56%) WAN
5 1 (5.56%) VPN
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall
5 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) VMware Specialist
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) VMWare Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.56%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) CLARiiON
2 3 (16.67%) EqualLogic
2 3 (16.67%) Replication
3 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
3 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (27.78%) Windows XP
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (11.11%) MCSE
4 1 (5.56%) MCSA
4 1 (5.56%) MCP
System Software
1 18 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 6 (33.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (11.11%) VMware Server
6 1 (5.56%) XenApp
6 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) SCCM
2 4 (22.22%) WSUS
2 4 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (16.67%) NetBackup
4 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (66.67%) EMC
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 7 (38.89%) Symantec
4 4 (22.22%) CommVault
4 4 (22.22%) Dell
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco
6 2 (11.11%) Vizioncore
6 2 (11.11%) NetApp
7 1 (5.56%) Veritas
7 1 (5.56%) McAfee
7 1 (5.56%) Citrix
7 1 (5.56%) Brocade