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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 117 115 114
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 21 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.69% 0.42% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 8.17% 4.62% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 4
Average daily rate
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£360 £294 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.75% -11.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £135 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £384 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £383 £345
% change year-on-year
-8.67% +11.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+93.54% -31.11%
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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
257 238 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.41% 8.98% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 89 77
Average daily rate £320 £333 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £123 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 8
Average hourly rate £30.84 £15.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.93% +5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £29.17 £21.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Edinburgh +3 7 £331 +145.37% 1
Glasgow +4 5 £388 +187.03% 1
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 50 (100.00%) VMware
2 38 (76.00%) SQL
3 32 (64.00%) Citrix
4 31 (62.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 29 (58.00%) Windows
6 27 (54.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (46.00%) SC Cleared
7 23 (46.00%) Security Cleared
7 23 (46.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (44.00%) Veritas
8 22 (44.00%) Clustering
9 21 (42.00%) Windows 7
9 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
10 20 (40.00%) Active Directory
11 19 (38.00%) AIX
12 18 (36.00%) Change Management
13 17 (34.00%) Windows XP
14 16 (32.00%) MCSE
14 16 (32.00%) MCSA
14 16 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (32.00%) SAN
14 16 (32.00%) WinRunner
14 16 (32.00%) TestDirector
14 16 (32.00%) QuickTest Pro
14 16 (32.00%) Netcool
14 16 (32.00%) McAfee
14 16 (32.00%) Configuration Management
14 16 (32.00%) HP Quality Center
14 16 (32.00%) Hyper-V
14 16 (32.00%) Test Automation

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (6.00%) Lync
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
2 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.00%) SAN
2 14 (28.00%) IPsec
3 7 (14.00%) DNS
4 6 (12.00%) DHCP
5 5 (10.00%) iSCSI
6 4 (8.00%) LAN
6 4 (8.00%) VoIP
6 4 (8.00%) WAN
7 3 (6.00%) WLAN
7 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.00%) Internet
7 3 (6.00%) Firewall
7 3 (6.00%) NAS
7 3 (6.00%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (4.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (32.00%) WinRunner
1 16 (32.00%) TestDirector
1 16 (32.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (4.00%) MSI
2 2 (4.00%) InstallShield
2 2 (4.00%) AdminStudio
2 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Analyst
2 10 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) VMware Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Integration Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Network Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Data Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Data Network Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Data Centre Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Network Support
7 2 (4.00%) Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) .NET
1 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (4.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 22 (44.00%) Clustering
2 16 (32.00%) PDA
3 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 29 (58.00%) Windows
2 27 (54.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (46.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (42.00%) Windows 7
5 19 (38.00%) AIX
6 17 (34.00%) Windows XP
7 9 (18.00%) Linux
8 6 (12.00%) Solaris
9 4 (8.00%) UNIX
10 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (4.00%) HPUX
12 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.00%) Change Management
2 16 (32.00%) Configuration Management
2 16 (32.00%) Software Testing
2 16 (32.00%) Test Automation
3 14 (28.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (6.00%) Migration
5 3 (6.00%) ITIL
5 3 (6.00%) Software Distribution
6 2 (4.00%) Change Control
6 2 (4.00%) BCP
7 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.00%) Change Data Capture
7 1 (2.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.00%) Time Management
7 1 (2.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (76.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.00%) VB
3 2 (4.00%) REXX
3 2 (4.00%) Tcl
4 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (46.00%) SC Cleared
1 23 (46.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (32.00%) MCSE
2 16 (32.00%) MCSA
2 16 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (32.00%) MCTS
2 16 (32.00%) MCITP
3 14 (28.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) HND
System Software
1 31 (62.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (32.00%) Hyper-V
4 12 (24.00%) vSphere
5 2 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.00%) NFS
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.00%) SRDF
6 1 (2.00%) KVM
6 1 (2.00%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 16 (32.00%) Netcool
1 16 (32.00%) HP Quality Center
1 16 (32.00%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (12.00%) SCCM
3 3 (6.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (6.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.00%) WSUS
5 1 (2.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.00%) WMI
Vendors
1 50 (100.00%) VMware
2 32 (64.00%) Citrix
3 22 (44.00%) Veritas
4 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
5 16 (32.00%) McAfee
6 11 (22.00%) HP
7 9 (18.00%) EMC
7 9 (18.00%) Cisco
8 7 (14.00%) Oracle
9 3 (6.00%) Red Hat
9 3 (6.00%) Symantec
10 2 (4.00%) CA
10 2 (4.00%) CommVault
10 2 (4.00%) 3PAR
10 2 (4.00%) Sun
11 1 (2.00%) IBM
11 1 (2.00%) Dell
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