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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 59 73 63
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.93% 0.37% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 16.67% 7.14% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate
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£370 £263 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.81% -15.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £253 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £273 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -38.52%
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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
48 42 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 5.56% 5.13% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 19
Average daily rate £328 £275 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.09% -22.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £118 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £17.75 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £24.00 £14.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -11.72%

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 30 July 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 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) HP
3 5 (45.45%) EMC
3 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (45.45%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
4 4 (36.36%) EqualLogic
4 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (36.36%) Dell Compellent
4 4 (36.36%) Celerra
4 4 (36.36%) iSCSI
4 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
4 4 (36.36%) Migration
4 4 (36.36%) Korn
4 4 (36.36%) Perl
4 4 (36.36%) CLARiiON
4 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
4 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
5 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
5 3 (27.27%) SAN
5 3 (27.27%) AIX
5 3 (27.27%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
6 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (18.18%) Database Tuning

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (36.36%) iSCSI
3 3 (27.27%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) IP Telephony
4 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Consultant
1 3 (27.27%) Storage Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Project Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (18.18%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Storage Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) CLARiiON
1 4 (36.36%) Celerra
1 4 (36.36%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (27.27%) AIX
4 2 (18.18%) Solaris
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
1 4 (36.36%) Data Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) Database Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Perl
1 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
1 4 (36.36%) Korn
1 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
2 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) HP
2 5 (45.45%) EMC
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
3 4 (36.36%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (9.09%) Symantec
4 1 (9.09%) McAfee