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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
UK / Scotland
Rank 98 106 96
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 12 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.69% 0.90% 1.05%
As % of the System Software category 6.94% 8.46% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 13
Median daily rate £425 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.34% -12.85%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 -
% change year-on-year
+10.91% -

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
173 272 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.98% 10.67% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 128 112
Median daily rate £375 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £246 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 5
Median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.89 £16.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.90 £16.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +27 11 £425 -
Glasgow -2 1 - -
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 26 (96.30%) Windows
3 24 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
5 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 18 (66.67%) Citrix
6 17 (62.96%) XenApp
6 17 (62.96%) XenDesktop
6 17 (62.96%) Windows 7
7 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (48.15%) DHCP
8 13 (48.15%) DNS
8 13 (48.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (44.44%) Windows 10
10 11 (40.74%) PowerShell
10 11 (40.74%) SCCM
11 10 (37.04%) Finance
12 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
13 7 (25.93%) Internet
13 7 (25.93%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (25.93%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (22.22%) vSphere
14 6 (22.22%) SCOM
14 6 (22.22%) NetScaler
14 6 (22.22%) ITIL
14 6 (22.22%) Cisco
14 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
15 5 (18.52%) Migration

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 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.70%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) DHCP
1 13 (48.15%) DNS
2 7 (25.93%) Internet
3 6 (22.22%) NetScaler
4 3 (11.11%) Firewall
4 3 (11.11%) LAN
4 3 (11.11%) VLAN
4 3 (11.11%) VPN
4 3 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) SAN
5 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) WinDbg
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Applications Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Citrix Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix Support
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix Support Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Support Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Architect
4 2 (7.41%) IT Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (96.30%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Windows 7
3 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (59.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (44.44%) Windows 10
5 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.70%) AIX
6 1 (3.70%) Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (22.22%) ITIL
3 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (18.52%) Migration
5 4 (14.81%) Application Discovery
6 3 (11.11%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
6 3 (11.11%) People Management
6 3 (11.11%) Software Delivery
6 3 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (7.41%) Application Packaging
7 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
7 2 (7.41%) Functional Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.70%) Server Virtualisation
8 1 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) PowerShell
2 5 (18.52%) C
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 24 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 17 (62.96%) XenApp
3 17 (62.96%) XenDesktop
4 13 (48.15%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (25.93%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (22.22%) vSphere
7 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
7 2 (7.41%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) SCCM
2 6 (22.22%) SCOM
3 4 (14.81%) PowerCLI
3 4 (14.81%) vRealize
4 2 (7.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (7.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
3 18 (66.67%) Citrix
4 6 (22.22%) Cisco
5 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 3 (11.11%) Juniper
5 3 (11.11%) Symantec
6 2 (7.41%) CA
6 2 (7.41%) Varonis
7 1 (3.70%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.70%) Dell
7 1 (3.70%) EMC
7 1 (3.70%) IBM
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat