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 31 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 67 64 57
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.36% 0.52% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 7.50% 8.33% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate
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£263 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.41% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-38.52% +34.06%
System Software Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
40 48 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 4.87% 6.23% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 24
Average daily rate £251 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £225 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £434 £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 £18.25 £14.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.35% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.20 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £14.80 £13.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
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 31 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) DHCP
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) VPN
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Wireless
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Facilita Forecast
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) H.323
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (25.00%) H.323
3 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) SSL
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Network Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (12.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) CRM
1 2 (25.00%) Project Management
1 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (25.00%) Supplier Management
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security Management
2 1 (12.50%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
2 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) HND
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) CCNP
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) BMC
5 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) McAfee
5 1 (12.50%) EMC
5 1 (12.50%) F5