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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 61 72 55
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.85% 0.55% 0.90%
As % of the System Software category 12.50% 10.87% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate £325 £294 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -30.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £336
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.43% +9.00%
System Software Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
48 46 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 6.83% 5.04% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 20
Average daily rate £359 £295 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.61% +12.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £125 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% -41.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (25.00%) C++
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Facilita Forecast
5 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) XenApp
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) F5
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 1 (12.50%) QA
6 1 (12.50%) CMDB

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Facilita Forecast
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Analyst
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Performance Test Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Technical 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%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security Management
2 1 (12.50%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (12.50%) C
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) CCNP
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) MCSA
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) HND
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
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
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) BMC
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint