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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 119 119 112
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 26 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.90% 0.45% 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 5.03% 5.18% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 10
Median daily rate £285 £420 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.14% +58.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £322 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £440 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £30.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-27.50% +93.54%
VMware ESX
UK

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
517 251 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.82% 8.62% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 111 112
Median daily rate £335 £320 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 19
Median hourly rate £37.25 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.44% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £11.60 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £110.00 £28.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +4.76%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -29 12 £265 -36.90%
Edinburgh -1 10 £413 +37.50% 1
West Lothian - 2 £388 -
Glasgow +6 1 - -
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UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 52 (100.00%) VMware
2 51 (98.08%) Windows
3 48 (92.31%) Microsoft
3 48 (92.31%) Active Directory
3 48 (92.31%) Citrix
4 46 (88.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (76.92%) Clustering
6 34 (65.38%) Hyper-V
7 33 (63.46%) Windows 7
8 32 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (61.54%) AIX
8 32 (61.54%) SQL
8 32 (61.54%) MCSE
9 31 (59.62%) MCSA
9 31 (59.62%) WinRunner
9 31 (59.62%) TestDirector
9 31 (59.62%) HP UFT
9 31 (59.62%) Windows XP
9 31 (59.62%) Change Management
9 31 (59.62%) Veritas
9 31 (59.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (59.62%) Netcool
9 31 (59.62%) Intel Security
9 31 (59.62%) HP Quality Center
9 31 (59.62%) McAfee ePO
9 31 (59.62%) Test Automation
9 31 (59.62%) Software Testing
9 31 (59.62%) MCTS
9 31 (59.62%) MCITP
10 30 (57.69%) VMware Infrastructure

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) HP Helion
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) NetScaler
2 5 (9.62%) SAN
3 4 (7.69%) DHCP
3 4 (7.69%) DNS
3 4 (7.69%) NAS
4 2 (3.85%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.92%) Firewall
5 1 (1.92%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.92%) LAN
5 1 (1.92%) LDAP
5 1 (1.92%) VPN
5 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 31 (59.62%) HP UFT
1 31 (59.62%) TestDirector
1 31 (59.62%) WinRunner
2 2 (3.85%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Analyst
1 20 (38.46%) Test Analyst
2 17 (32.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 17 (32.69%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) VMware Support Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Tester
7 4 (7.69%) Tester
7 4 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (5.77%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Test Manager
8 3 (5.77%) Windows Support Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) Middleware
1 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 40 (76.92%) Clustering
2 27 (51.92%) PDA
3 18 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (13.46%) Client/Server
5 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.92%) CMDB
6 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.92%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.92%) PKI
6 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (98.08%) Windows
2 46 (88.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (63.46%) Windows 7
4 32 (61.54%) AIX
5 31 (59.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (59.62%) Windows XP
6 6 (11.54%) Windows Server
6 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.69%) Linux
7 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.85%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.92%) HPUX
9 1 (1.92%) Solaris
9 1 (1.92%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (59.62%) Change Management
1 31 (59.62%) Software Testing
1 31 (59.62%) Test Automation
2 27 (51.92%) Test Scripting
3 8 (15.38%) ITIL
4 7 (13.46%) Application Packaging
5 4 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.69%) Server Building
6 3 (5.77%) Release Management
6 3 (5.77%) Service Management
7 2 (3.85%) High Availability
7 2 (3.85%) Records Management
7 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.92%) Change Data Capture
8 1 (1.92%) Line Management
8 1 (1.92%) Open Source
8 1 (1.92%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (1.92%) Performance Testing
8 1 (1.92%) Presales
8 1 (1.92%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 32 (61.54%) SQL
2 14 (26.92%) PowerShell
3 11 (21.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (61.54%) MCSE
1 32 (61.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (59.62%) MCITP
2 31 (59.62%) MCSA
2 31 (59.62%) MCTS
3 28 (53.85%) ISTQB
4 22 (42.31%) Security Cleared
5 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) Degree
System Software
1 48 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 34 (65.38%) Hyper-V
3 30 (57.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (23.08%) XenApp
4 12 (23.08%) XenDesktop
5 5 (9.62%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (7.69%) vCloud
6 4 (7.69%) vSphere
7 3 (5.77%) Firmware
7 3 (5.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.92%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.92%) KVM
9 1 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.92%) RHEV
9 1 (1.92%) UAG
Systems Management
1 31 (59.62%) HP Quality Center
1 31 (59.62%) McAfee ePO
1 31 (59.62%) Netcool
2 13 (25.00%) WSUS
3 8 (15.38%) SCCM
3 8 (15.38%) SCOM
4 3 (5.77%) vMotion
5 1 (1.92%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.92%) OpenView
5 1 (1.92%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 52 (100.00%) VMware
2 48 (92.31%) Citrix
2 48 (92.31%) Microsoft
3 31 (59.62%) Intel Security
3 31 (59.62%) Veritas
4 6 (11.54%) AppSense
5 4 (7.69%) HP
5 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.77%) Dell
6 3 (5.77%) NetApp
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco
8 1 (1.92%) CA
8 1 (1.92%) Opsware
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle
8 1 (1.92%) Symantec