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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 91 78 66
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -12
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.14% 0.074% 0.67%
As % of the System Software category 2.04% 1.54% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate £339 - £285
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 - £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+37.19% -0.86%
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 65 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.91% 4.78% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 39
Average daily rate £369 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £243 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 12 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) Puppet
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) Meraki
3 1 (33.33%) Server Building
3 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (33.33%) Boxen
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) Atlassian

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Boxen
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Mac Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
1 1 (33.33%) Server Building
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (33.33%) Atlassian
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Meraki
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft