The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Scotland region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESX Server
Rank 115 113 109
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 11 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.42% 0.30% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 4.66% 3.72% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 6
Average daily rate £294 £331 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.39% +15.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £303 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £358 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £345 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.08% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-31.11% +2.27%
System Software Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
236 188 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.91% 8.02% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 79 105
Average daily rate £333 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £125 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 18
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% -41.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £21.05 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
VMware ESX
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire +3 8 £329 -1.71%
Glasgow +8 1 £135 -61.70%
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £135 -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
VMware ESX
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VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Citrix
3 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 9 (60.00%) SQL
4 9 (60.00%) DNS
5 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (46.67%) Windows XP
6 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
7 6 (40.00%) AIX
7 6 (40.00%) HP
7 6 (40.00%) SAN
7 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
8 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (33.33%) Fat Client
8 5 (33.33%) Clustering
8 5 (33.33%) Thin Client
8 5 (33.33%) Netcool
8 5 (33.33%) Veritas
8 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 5 (33.33%) DHCP
9 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
9 4 (26.67%) Dell
9 4 (26.67%) ITIL
9 4 (26.67%) Solaris
9 4 (26.67%) MCSE

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) IIS
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (6.67%) MQSeries
4 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) DNS
2 6 (40.00%) SAN
3 5 (33.33%) DHCP
4 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 2 (13.33%) LAN
5 2 (13.33%) WAN
5 2 (13.33%) Firewall
6 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
6 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) WinRunner
1 3 (20.00%) TestDirector
1 3 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (6.67%) MSI
General
1 1 (6.67%) Military
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (6.67%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Middleware
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 5 (33.33%) Clustering
1 5 (33.33%) Thin Client
2 3 (20.00%) Replication
2 3 (20.00%) PDA
3 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (13.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (46.67%) Windows XP
4 6 (40.00%) AIX
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (26.67%) Solaris
6 3 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 2 (13.33%) UNIX
7 2 (13.33%) HPUX
8 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
1 4 (26.67%) Service Management
1 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Six Sigma
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Lean Six Sigma
3 2 (13.33%) Change Data Capture
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (13.33%) VBScript
4 1 (6.67%) Korn
4 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) MCSE
2 4 (26.67%) MCSA
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (20.00%) MCTS
3 3 (20.00%) MCITP
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) MCP
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (13.33%) Terminal Services
4 2 (13.33%) ISA Server
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (13.33%) XenApp
4 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
4 2 (13.33%) KVM
5 1 (6.67%) vSphere
5 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.67%) DFS Replication
5 1 (6.67%) VMware GSX
5 1 (6.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Netcool
2 4 (26.67%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (13.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (6.67%) SCCM
5 1 (6.67%) SCOM
5 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (80.00%) Citrix
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) HP
5 5 (33.33%) Veritas
6 4 (26.67%) Dell
6 4 (26.67%) McAfee
7 3 (20.00%) AppSense
7 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle
8 1 (6.67%) Wyse
8 1 (6.67%) Symantec
8 1 (6.67%) NetApp
8 1 (6.67%) IBM
8 1 (6.67%) EMC