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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 96 116 99
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 26 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.94% 0.24% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 12.44% 2.60% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 6
Average daily rate
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£354 £425 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.69% +16.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £346 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £443 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £316 £330
% change year-on-year
+10.67% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.87 £24.42 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-39.11% -12.01%
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
209 231 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.58% 9.38% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 78 116
Average daily rate £350 £319 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.80% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £30.30 £38.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Edinburgh -14 1 £420 -4.00%
East Ayrshire - - - -
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 41 (100.00%) VMware
2 33 (80.49%) Citrix
3 30 (73.17%) SQL
4 27 (65.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (63.41%) SC Cleared
5 26 (63.41%) Security Cleared
6 22 (53.66%) Windows
7 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
8 19 (46.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (39.02%) AIX
9 16 (39.02%) Veritas
9 16 (39.02%) Configuration Management
9 16 (39.02%) Clustering
10 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
11 13 (31.71%) Windows XP
11 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (31.71%) Netcool
11 13 (31.71%) Change Management
12 12 (29.27%) MCSE
12 12 (29.27%) MCSA
12 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (29.27%) WinRunner
12 12 (29.27%) TestDirector
12 12 (29.27%) QuickTest Pro
12 12 (29.27%) McAfee
12 12 (29.27%) IPsec
12 12 (29.27%) Software Testing
12 12 (29.27%) MCTS
12 12 (29.27%) MCITP
12 12 (29.27%) PDA

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle Application Server
2 4 (9.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (29.27%) IPsec
2 9 (21.95%) SAN
3 6 (14.63%) Firewall
4 4 (9.76%) DHCP
4 4 (9.76%) DNS
5 3 (7.32%) NAS
5 3 (7.32%) VPN
5 3 (7.32%) LAN
5 3 (7.32%) WAN
6 2 (4.88%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) WinRunner
1 12 (29.27%) TestDirector
1 12 (29.27%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (4.88%) MSI
2 2 (4.88%) InstallShield
2 2 (4.88%) AdminStudio
2 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 9 (21.95%) Test Engineer
1 9 (21.95%) Wintel Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Test Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Design Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) UNIX Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Linux Support
7 1 (2.44%) Systems Support
7 1 (2.44%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) Web Services
1 4 (9.76%) Middleware
2 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.88%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.88%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (39.02%) Clustering
2 12 (29.27%) PDA
3 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (9.76%) Thin Client
4 4 (9.76%) Open Source
4 4 (9.76%) Fat Client
5 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.44%) iPhone
6 1 (2.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 22 (53.66%) Windows
2 19 (46.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (39.02%) AIX
4 13 (31.71%) Windows XP
4 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (29.27%) Windows 7
6 9 (21.95%) Linux
7 5 (12.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (12.20%) Solaris
8 4 (9.76%) UNIX
8 4 (9.76%) HPUX
9 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) Configuration Management
2 13 (31.71%) Change Management
3 12 (29.27%) Software Testing
3 12 (29.27%) Test Automation
4 11 (26.83%) Test Scripting
5 5 (12.20%) ITIL
6 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (9.76%) Performance Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Change Data Capture
7 3 (7.32%) Software Distribution
7 3 (7.32%) Asset Management
7 3 (7.32%) Service Management
8 2 (4.88%) Six Sigma
8 2 (4.88%) Lean Six Sigma
9 1 (2.44%) Release Management
9 1 (2.44%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 30 (73.17%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) VB
2 2 (4.88%) REXX
2 2 (4.88%) Tcl
2 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (63.41%) SC Cleared
1 26 (63.41%) Security Cleared
2 12 (29.27%) MCSE
2 12 (29.27%) MCSA
2 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (29.27%) MCTS
2 12 (29.27%) MCITP
3 11 (26.83%) ISTQB
4 3 (7.32%) Degree
System Software
1 27 (65.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (34.15%) Active Directory
3 12 (29.27%) Hyper-V
4 9 (21.95%) vSphere
5 5 (12.20%) XenApp
6 4 (9.76%) KVM
6 4 (9.76%) RHEV
6 4 (9.76%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (31.71%) Netcool
2 12 (29.27%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (29.27%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (7.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (4.88%) WSUS
4 2 (4.88%) SCCM
4 2 (4.88%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (100.00%) VMware
2 33 (80.49%) Citrix
3 20 (48.78%) Microsoft
4 16 (39.02%) Veritas
5 12 (29.27%) McAfee
6 6 (14.63%) HP
7 5 (12.20%) Red Hat
8 4 (9.76%) Oracle
9 3 (7.32%) Cisco
9 3 (7.32%) EMC
9 3 (7.32%) Symantec
10 2 (4.88%) CA
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