The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 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 Glasgow 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 68 65 57
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.36% 0.38% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 7.69% 6.67% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£263 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.92% +13.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-38.11% +34.06%
System Software Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
39 45 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 4.73% 5.72% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 27
Average daily rate £275 £355 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.48% +9.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 3
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £11.20 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £14.80 £13.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%
vSphere
Scotland

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 24 July 2014, 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 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) DHCP
4 4 (44.44%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) VPN
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (33.33%) Degree
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Facilita Forecast
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Project Management
6 2 (22.22%) H.323
6 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Management Information System

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) H.323
3 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (22.22%) SAN
3 2 (22.22%) VoIP
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
4 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 1 (11.11%) SSL
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Analyst
1 2 (22.22%) IT Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Test Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Support
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
1 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
1 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (22.22%) Supplier Management
1 2 (22.22%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security Management
2 1 (11.11%) Security Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
2 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) MCP
3 1 (11.11%) HND
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
1 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 1 (11.11%) BMC
5 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) EMC
5 1 (11.11%) Symantec
5 1 (11.11%) McAfee
5 1 (11.11%) F5