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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 113 99 102
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 15 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.53% 0.69% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 6.55% 10.49% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 2
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£360 £332 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.59% +79.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £328 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +51.51%
VMware ESX
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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
229 162 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.10% 6.58% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 76 57
Average daily rate £323 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £180 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £9.75 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £88.50 £19.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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
Glasgow -20 2 £244 -25.00%
West Lothian - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
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UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 24 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (91.67%) Windows
3 21 (87.50%) Citrix
4 17 (70.83%) SQL
4 17 (70.83%) SC Cleared
4 17 (70.83%) Security Cleared
5 13 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 13 (54.17%) HP
6 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 11 (45.83%) ITIL
8 10 (41.67%) SAN
8 10 (41.67%) DNS
9 9 (37.50%) Windows XP
10 8 (33.33%) DHCP
10 8 (33.33%) Middleware
10 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (33.33%) Thin Client
10 8 (33.33%) Service Management
10 8 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (33.33%) Fat Client
10 8 (33.33%) Performance Testing
11 7 (29.17%) Clustering
11 7 (29.17%) XenApp
11 7 (29.17%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (29.17%) McAfee
11 7 (29.17%) Veritas
11 7 (29.17%) Netcool
11 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) DNS
1 10 (41.67%) SAN
2 8 (33.33%) DHCP
3 4 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (8.33%) iSCSI
4 2 (8.33%) NAS
4 2 (8.33%) VPN
4 2 (8.33%) LAN
4 2 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) WinRunner
1 5 (20.83%) TestDirector
1 5 (20.83%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (8.33%) MSI
2 2 (8.33%) InstallShield
2 2 (8.33%) AdminStudio
2 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Wintel Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Build Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Technology Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) IT Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.17%) UNIX Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Services Delivery Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) UNIX Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) Middleware
2 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.33%) Application Packaging
2 2 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) CSS
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 8 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 7 (29.17%) Clustering
3 5 (20.83%) PDA
4 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (8.33%) Replication
5 2 (8.33%) Open Source
6 1 (4.17%) iPad
6 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (4.17%) iPhone
6 1 (4.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (91.67%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (29.17%) AIX
6 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.33%) UNIX
7 2 (8.33%) HPUX
7 2 (8.33%) Solaris
7 2 (8.33%) Linux
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Vista
7 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) ITIL
2 8 (33.33%) Service Management
2 8 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Change Management
4 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.33%) Change Data Capture
6 2 (8.33%) Software Distribution
6 2 (8.33%) Lean Six Sigma
6 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.33%) Six Sigma
6 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.17%) Release Management
7 1 (4.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 17 (70.83%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.33%) VB
3 2 (8.33%) REXX
3 2 (8.33%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 17 (70.83%) SC Cleared
1 17 (70.83%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) MCSE
2 5 (20.83%) MCSA
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (20.83%) MCTS
2 5 (20.83%) MCITP
2 5 (20.83%) ISTQB
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 13 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (29.17%) XenApp
4 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
5 5 (20.83%) vSphere
6 2 (8.33%) DFS Replication
6 2 (8.33%) KVM
6 2 (8.33%) RHEV
6 2 (8.33%) Terminal Services
6 2 (8.33%) ISA Server
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) Netcool
1 7 (29.17%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (20.83%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) WSUS
4 2 (8.33%) SCCM
4 2 (8.33%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (87.50%) Citrix
3 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 13 (54.17%) HP
4 7 (29.17%) Veritas
4 7 (29.17%) McAfee
5 6 (25.00%) AppSense
6 3 (12.50%) Symantec
6 3 (12.50%) Dell
7 2 (8.33%) CA
7 2 (8.33%) Oracle
7 2 (8.33%) Red Hat