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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
UK / Scotland
Rank 89 105 95
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -10
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 17 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.03% 0.89% 1.10%
As % of the System Software category 8.46% 8.52% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 14
Median daily rate £425 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.34% -12.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 -
% change year-on-year
+10.91% -

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
201 270 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.20% 10.44% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 132 116
Median daily rate £375 £330 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £427 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 8
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.59 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.90 £17.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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
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 22 January 2017. 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 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
Edinburgh +32 17 £425 - 1
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 26 (96.30%) Windows
3 23 (85.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
5 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 18 (66.67%) Citrix
6 17 (62.96%) XenApp
6 17 (62.96%) XenDesktop
6 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (59.26%) Windows 7
8 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (48.15%) DHCP
9 13 (48.15%) DNS
9 13 (48.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (44.44%) Windows 10
11 11 (40.74%) PowerShell
11 11 (40.74%) SCCM
12 10 (37.04%) Finance
13 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
14 7 (25.93%) Internet
14 7 (25.93%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (25.93%) Root Cause Analysis
15 6 (22.22%) vSphere
15 6 (22.22%) SCOM
15 6 (22.22%) NetScaler
15 6 (22.22%) ITIL
15 6 (22.22%) Cisco
15 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
16 5 (18.52%) Migration

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 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.70%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) DHCP
1 13 (48.15%) DNS
2 7 (25.93%) Internet
3 6 (22.22%) NetScaler
4 3 (11.11%) Firewall
4 3 (11.11%) LAN
4 3 (11.11%) VLAN
4 3 (11.11%) VPN
4 3 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) WinDbg
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Applications Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Citrix Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix Support
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix Support Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Support Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) IT Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (96.30%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (59.26%) Windows 7
4 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (44.44%) Windows 10
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.70%) AIX
7 1 (3.70%) Linux
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.70%) Solaris
7 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (22.22%) ITIL
3 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (18.52%) Migration
5 4 (14.81%) Application Discovery
6 3 (11.11%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
6 3 (11.11%) People Management
6 3 (11.11%) Software Delivery
6 3 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (7.41%) Application Packaging
7 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
7 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.70%) Server Virtualisation
8 1 (3.70%) Service Management
8 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) PowerShell
2 5 (18.52%) C
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 23 (85.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 17 (62.96%) XenApp
3 17 (62.96%) XenDesktop
4 13 (48.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (25.93%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (22.22%) vSphere
7 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
7 2 (7.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) SCCM
2 6 (22.22%) SCOM
3 4 (14.81%) PowerCLI
3 4 (14.81%) vRealize
4 2 (7.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (7.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
3 18 (66.67%) Citrix
4 6 (22.22%) Cisco
5 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 3 (11.11%) Juniper
5 3 (11.11%) Symantec
6 2 (7.41%) CA
6 2 (7.41%) Varonis
7 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.70%) Dell
7 1 (3.70%) EMC
7 1 (3.70%) IBM
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat