The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 93 118 106
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -12
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 28 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.02% 0.082% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 12.56% 0.83% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £425 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £22.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

System Software Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
223 241 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.10% 9.84% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 79 84
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £130 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £310 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.51% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 17 9
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £10.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.17 £29.17 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% -5.14%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +2 6 £225 -47.05% 2
Edinburgh - 4 £500 -
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VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing VMware ESX 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 VMware ESX.

1 45 (100.00%) VMware
2 34 (75.56%) SQL
3 33 (73.33%) Citrix
4 31 (68.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (55.56%) SC Cleared
5 25 (55.56%) Security Cleared
6 22 (48.89%) Clustering
6 22 (48.89%) Veritas
7 21 (46.67%) Windows
8 20 (44.44%) AIX
9 19 (42.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (37.78%) Configuration Management
11 17 (37.78%) Change Management
11 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
12 16 (35.56%) Active Directory
12 16 (35.56%) Windows XP
12 16 (35.56%) MCSE
12 16 (35.56%) MCSA
12 16 (35.56%) McAfee
12 16 (35.56%) Netcool
12 16 (35.56%) WinRunner
12 16 (35.56%) TestDirector
12 16 (35.56%) QuickTest Pro
12 16 (35.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (35.56%) Test Automation
12 16 (35.56%) Hyper-V
12 16 (35.56%) Windows 7
12 16 (35.56%) HP Quality Center
12 16 (35.56%) McAfee ePO

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing VMware ESX 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 VMware ESX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.67%) WebLogic
1 3 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.11%) IPsec
2 12 (26.67%) SAN
3 5 (11.11%) DHCP
3 5 (11.11%) DNS
4 4 (8.89%) Firewall
5 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.44%) VPN
5 2 (4.44%) LDAP
5 2 (4.44%) LAN
5 2 (4.44%) WAN
5 2 (4.44%) NAS
6 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (35.56%) WinRunner
1 16 (35.56%) TestDirector
1 16 (35.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.22%) MSI
2 1 (2.22%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.22%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) VMware Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.33%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) UNIX Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Linux Support
8 1 (2.22%) Administrator
8 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Server Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Technical Tester
8 1 (2.22%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) Web Services
1 3 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.22%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (48.89%) Clustering
2 16 (35.56%) PDA
3 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.67%) Thin Client
4 3 (6.67%) Fat Client
4 3 (6.67%) Open Source
5 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (46.67%) Windows
2 20 (44.44%) AIX
3 19 (42.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (35.56%) Windows XP
5 16 (35.56%) Windows 7
6 11 (24.44%) Linux
7 7 (15.56%) Solaris
8 6 (13.33%) UNIX
9 5 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (8.89%) HPUX
11 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
11 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Configuration Management
1 17 (37.78%) Change Management
2 16 (35.56%) Software Testing
2 16 (35.56%) Test Automation
3 14 (31.11%) Test Scripting
4 5 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.67%) Migration
5 3 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (6.67%) Change Data Capture
6 2 (4.44%) Software Distribution
6 2 (4.44%) Change Control
6 2 (4.44%) BCP
6 2 (4.44%) Service Management
6 2 (4.44%) ITIL
7 1 (2.22%) Six Sigma
7 1 (2.22%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 34 (75.56%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) VB
2 1 (2.22%) REXX
2 1 (2.22%) Tcl
2 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 25 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 16 (35.56%) MCSE
2 16 (35.56%) MCSA
2 16 (35.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (35.56%) MCTS
2 16 (35.56%) MCITP
3 14 (31.11%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.44%) Degree
5 1 (2.22%) VCP4
System Software
1 31 (68.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (35.56%) Hyper-V
2 16 (35.56%) Active Directory
3 6 (13.33%) vSphere
4 3 (6.67%) KVM
4 3 (6.67%) RHEV
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (4.44%) NFS
5 2 (4.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.22%) SRDF
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (35.56%) Netcool
1 16 (35.56%) HP Quality Center
1 16 (35.56%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (6.67%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.22%) WSUS
4 1 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.22%) SCCM
4 1 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) VMware
2 33 (73.33%) Citrix
3 22 (48.89%) Veritas
4 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
5 16 (35.56%) McAfee
6 8 (17.78%) EMC
7 6 (13.33%) HP
8 5 (11.11%) Cisco
8 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
9 3 (6.67%) Oracle
10 2 (4.44%) Sun
10 2 (4.44%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.22%) Symantec
11 1 (2.22%) CA