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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 115 100 104
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 14 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.50% 0.57% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 5.96% 8.33% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 2
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£348 £328 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.86% +77.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
- +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £25.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.92% +55.30%
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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
235 168 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.41% 6.85% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 81 58
Average daily rate £323 £353 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £180 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 10
Average hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £13.90 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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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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 -15 2 £244 -25.00%
West Lothian - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
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VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (88.89%) Windows
2 24 (88.89%) Citrix
3 20 (74.07%) SC Cleared
3 20 (74.07%) Security Cleared
4 19 (70.37%) SQL
5 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
7 13 (48.15%) HP
8 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
8 12 (44.44%) DNS
9 11 (40.74%) SAN
9 11 (40.74%) ITIL
9 11 (40.74%) Windows XP
10 10 (37.04%) DHCP
10 10 (37.04%) AIX
10 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (33.33%) Thin Client
11 9 (33.33%) Netcool
11 9 (33.33%) Middleware
11 9 (33.33%) Veritas
11 9 (33.33%) McAfee
11 9 (33.33%) Service Management
11 9 (33.33%) Fat Client
11 9 (33.33%) Performance Testing
11 9 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (33.33%) Clustering
12 8 (29.63%) Change Management
12 8 (29.63%) Windows 7

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) WebLogic
2 3 (11.11%) Oracle Application Server
3 2 (7.41%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) DNS
2 11 (40.74%) SAN
3 10 (37.04%) DHCP
4 4 (14.81%) Firewall
4 4 (14.81%) VPN
5 3 (11.11%) LAN
5 3 (11.11%) WAN
6 1 (3.70%) NAS
6 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) WinRunner
1 7 (25.93%) TestDirector
1 7 (25.93%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.70%) MSI
2 1 (3.70%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.70%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Test Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Design Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Support
5 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) Middleware
2 3 (11.11%) CSS
2 3 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 9 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 9 (33.33%) Clustering
2 7 (25.93%) PDA
3 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.11%) Open Source
4 2 (7.41%) Replication
5 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.70%) iPad
5 1 (3.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 24 (88.89%) Windows
2 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (40.74%) Windows XP
4 10 (37.04%) AIX
4 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
6 3 (11.11%) HPUX
6 3 (11.11%) Solaris
6 3 (11.11%) Linux
6 3 (11.11%) UNIX
6 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (7.41%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 9 (33.33%) Service Management
2 9 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 8 (29.63%) Change Management
4 7 (25.93%) Test Automation
4 7 (25.93%) Software Testing
5 6 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 3 (11.11%) Six Sigma
6 3 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (11.11%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (11.11%) Change Data Capture
7 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.70%) Change Control
8 1 (3.70%) Release Management
8 1 (3.70%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) REXX
3 1 (3.70%) Tcl
3 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (74.07%) SC Cleared
1 20 (74.07%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (29.63%) MCSE
2 8 (29.63%) MCSA
3 7 (25.93%) MCTS
3 7 (25.93%) MCITP
3 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
4 3 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) MCP
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (29.63%) Hyper-V
3 7 (25.93%) XenApp
3 7 (25.93%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (22.22%) vSphere
5 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (11.11%) KVM
6 3 (11.11%) RHEV
7 2 (7.41%) DFS Replication
7 2 (7.41%) Terminal Services
7 2 (7.41%) ISA Server
8 1 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) Netcool
1 9 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (25.93%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (11.11%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.70%) WSUS
4 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (88.89%) Citrix
3 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 13 (48.15%) HP
5 9 (33.33%) Veritas
5 9 (33.33%) McAfee
6 6 (22.22%) AppSense
7 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
7 3 (11.11%) Dell
7 3 (11.11%) Oracle
8 2 (7.41%) Symantec
9 1 (3.70%) CA