The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 62 59 65
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.13% 0.33% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 1.61% 3.33% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.48% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.20 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -22.66%
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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 Glasgow region.

System Software Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
62 60 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 8.34% 10.02% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 24 40
Average daily rate £310 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.14% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £177 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £450 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Glasgow region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Glasgow region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) XenApp
4 3 (37.50%) vCloud
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (25.00%) Change Control
5 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (25.00%) IBM
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
6 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (12.50%) Logistics
6 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 2 (25.00%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DHCP
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Storage Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Operations Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Control
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Logistics
2 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) VCAP
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) XenApp
3 3 (37.50%) vCloud
4 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) PlateSpin