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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESX Server
Rank 110 110 110
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 12 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.42% 0.50% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 5.08% 5.35% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 8
Average daily rate
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£420 £265 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.49% -25.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £135 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £378 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+35.48% -31.11%
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
236 243 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.23% 9.40% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 102 69
Average daily rate £320 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £123 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £24.00 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -3.12%

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 May 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 29 May 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 5 £300 +122.22% 2
Renfrewshire -4 4 £420 +50.00%
Glasgow -2 1 £425 +214.81%
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 40 (100.00%) VMware
2 30 (75.00%) SQL
3 25 (62.50%) Windows
4 24 (60.00%) Citrix
4 24 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (57.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
7 18 (45.00%) Windows 7
8 16 (40.00%) Clustering
8 16 (40.00%) Veritas
8 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
9 15 (37.50%) Change Management
9 15 (37.50%) AIX
9 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
9 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
10 14 (35.00%) Windows XP
11 13 (32.50%) MCSE
11 13 (32.50%) MCSA
11 13 (32.50%) McAfee
11 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (32.50%) SAN
11 13 (32.50%) WinRunner
11 13 (32.50%) TestDirector
11 13 (32.50%) QuickTest Pro
11 13 (32.50%) PDA
11 13 (32.50%) Software Testing
11 13 (32.50%) MCTS
11 13 (32.50%) MCITP
11 13 (32.50%) HP Quality Center

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (7.50%) Lync
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.50%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Office
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) SAN
2 10 (25.00%) IPsec
3 6 (15.00%) DNS
4 5 (12.50%) iSCSI
4 5 (12.50%) DHCP
5 4 (10.00%) WAN
5 4 (10.00%) LAN
5 4 (10.00%) VoIP
6 3 (7.50%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (7.50%) WLAN
6 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.50%) Internet
7 2 (5.00%) Firewall
7 2 (5.00%) LDAP
7 2 (5.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (32.50%) WinRunner
1 13 (32.50%) TestDirector
1 13 (32.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (5.00%) MSI
2 2 (5.00%) InstallShield
2 2 (5.00%) AdminStudio
2 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (32.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Test Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Network Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Data Centre Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Data Network Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Consultant
7 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Network Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.00%) Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Network Support
7 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
1 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (5.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (40.00%) Clustering
2 13 (32.50%) PDA
3 8 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (62.50%) Windows
2 24 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (45.00%) Windows 7
5 15 (37.50%) AIX
6 14 (35.00%) Windows XP
7 6 (15.00%) Linux
8 4 (10.00%) Solaris
9 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (7.50%) UNIX
10 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (2.50%) HPUX
11 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) Change Management
2 13 (32.50%) Software Testing
2 13 (32.50%) Test Automation
3 11 (27.50%) Configuration Management
3 11 (27.50%) Test Scripting
4 10 (25.00%) Server Building
5 3 (7.50%) Asset Management
5 3 (7.50%) Migration
5 3 (7.50%) ITIL
6 2 (5.00%) BCP
6 2 (5.00%) Software Distribution
6 2 (5.00%) Change Control
7 1 (2.50%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.50%) Time Management
7 1 (2.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.00%) REXX
3 2 (5.00%) Tcl
3 2 (5.00%) VB
4 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 13 (32.50%) MCSE
2 13 (32.50%) MCSA
2 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (32.50%) MCTS
2 13 (32.50%) MCITP
3 12 (30.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) HND
System Software
1 23 (57.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (32.50%) Hyper-V
4 10 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (5.00%) NFS
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.50%) SRDF
6 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (32.50%) HP Quality Center
1 13 (32.50%) McAfee ePO
2 12 (30.00%) Netcool
3 6 (15.00%) SCCM
4 3 (7.50%) NetBackup
5 2 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (5.00%) WSUS
6 1 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (2.50%) WMI
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (60.00%) Citrix
3 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (40.00%) Veritas
5 13 (32.50%) McAfee
6 11 (27.50%) HP
7 7 (17.50%) EMC
7 7 (17.50%) Cisco
8 6 (15.00%) Oracle
9 3 (7.50%) Symantec
10 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
10 2 (5.00%) CA
10 2 (5.00%) CommVault
10 2 (5.00%) Sun
10 2 (5.00%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.50%) IBM
11 1 (2.50%) Dell