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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 117 127 120
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 17 11 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.66% 0.35% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 4.91% 4.21% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 10
Median daily rate £335 £355 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% +3.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £286 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £421 £387
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £305
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +19.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -19.23%
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
346 261 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.33% 8.19% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 108 133
Median daily rate £310 £308 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.81% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £168 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 17
Median hourly rate £42.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £14.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £25.42 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.94% +9.67%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +6 15 £375 +28.20%
Renfrewshire -22 2 £295 -16.90%
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 47 (100.00%) VMware
2 45 (95.74%) Windows
3 42 (89.36%) Microsoft
3 42 (89.36%) Active Directory
3 42 (89.36%) Citrix
3 42 (89.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (76.60%) Clustering
5 31 (65.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 26 (55.32%) Hyper-V
7 25 (53.19%) Windows 7
8 24 (51.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (51.06%) AIX
8 24 (51.06%) SQL
8 24 (51.06%) MCSE
9 23 (48.94%) MCSA
9 23 (48.94%) WinRunner
9 23 (48.94%) TestDirector
9 23 (48.94%) HP UFT
9 23 (48.94%) Windows XP
9 23 (48.94%) Change Management
9 23 (48.94%) Veritas
9 23 (48.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (48.94%) Netcool
9 23 (48.94%) Intel Security
9 23 (48.94%) HP Quality Center
9 23 (48.94%) McAfee ePO
9 23 (48.94%) Test Automation
9 23 (48.94%) Software Testing
9 23 (48.94%) MCTS
9 23 (48.94%) MCITP

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) HP Helion
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) NetScaler
2 5 (10.64%) SAN
3 4 (8.51%) DHCP
3 4 (8.51%) DNS
3 4 (8.51%) NAS
4 2 (4.26%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.13%) Firewall
5 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.13%) LAN
5 1 (2.13%) LDAP
5 1 (2.13%) VPN
5 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (48.94%) HP UFT
1 23 (48.94%) TestDirector
1 23 (48.94%) WinRunner
2 2 (4.26%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (4.26%) Banking
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Analyst
1 16 (34.04%) Test Analyst
2 13 (27.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 13 (27.66%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 11 (23.40%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (17.02%) Support Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) VMware Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) VMware Support Engineer
6 6 (12.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (12.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 4 (8.51%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Tester
9 3 (6.38%) Storage Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) Technical Support
9 3 (6.38%) Technical Support Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) Test Manager
9 3 (6.38%) Tester
9 3 (6.38%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (6.38%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Middleware
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 36 (76.60%) Clustering
2 21 (44.68%) PDA
3 15 (31.91%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (17.02%) Client/Server
5 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.13%) CMDB
6 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.13%) PKI
6 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (95.74%) Windows
2 42 (89.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (53.19%) Windows 7
4 24 (51.06%) AIX
5 23 (48.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (48.94%) Windows XP
6 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
8 4 (8.51%) Linux
8 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (6.38%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.13%) HPUX
10 1 (2.13%) Solaris
10 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (48.94%) Change Management
1 23 (48.94%) Software Testing
1 23 (48.94%) Test Automation
2 21 (44.68%) Smoke Testing
2 21 (44.68%) Test Scripting
3 8 (17.02%) Application Packaging
4 6 (12.77%) ITIL
5 4 (8.51%) Server Building
6 3 (6.38%) Service Management
7 2 (4.26%) High Availability
7 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.26%) Records Management
7 2 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.13%) Change Data Capture
8 1 (2.13%) Line Management
8 1 (2.13%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (2.13%) Presales
8 1 (2.13%) Release Management
8 1 (2.13%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 24 (51.06%) SQL
2 18 (38.30%) PowerShell
3 15 (31.91%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (51.06%) MCSE
1 24 (51.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (48.94%) MCITP
2 23 (48.94%) MCSA
2 23 (48.94%) MCTS
3 22 (46.81%) ISTQB
4 20 (42.55%) Security Cleared
5 11 (23.40%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (89.36%) Active Directory
2 31 (65.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (55.32%) Hyper-V
4 14 (29.79%) XenApp
4 14 (29.79%) XenDesktop
5 5 (10.64%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (8.51%) vCloud
6 4 (8.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (8.51%) vSphere
7 3 (6.38%) Firmware
8 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (2.13%) DFS Replication
9 1 (2.13%) KVM
9 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (2.13%) RHEV
9 1 (2.13%) UAG
9 1 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 23 (48.94%) HP Quality Center
1 23 (48.94%) McAfee ePO
1 23 (48.94%) Netcool
2 15 (31.91%) WSUS
3 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (12.77%) SCCM
4 6 (12.77%) SCOM
5 3 (6.38%) vMotion
6 1 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.13%) OpenView
6 1 (2.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 47 (100.00%) VMware
2 42 (89.36%) Citrix
2 42 (89.36%) Microsoft
3 23 (48.94%) Intel Security
3 23 (48.94%) Veritas
4 9 (19.15%) NetApp
5 4 (8.51%) AppSense
5 4 (8.51%) HP
5 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.38%) Dell
7 2 (4.26%) Cisco
8 1 (2.13%) CA
8 1 (2.13%) EMC
8 1 (2.13%) Lumension
8 1 (2.13%) Opsware
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle
8 1 (2.13%) Symantec