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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 116 129 117
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 10 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.43% 0.40% 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 4.02% 4.69% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 9
Median daily rate £425 £291 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.92% -16.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £32.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-36.21% +3.17%
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
249 277 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 10.81% 8.47% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 113 147
Median daily rate £310 £300 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £178 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 9
Median hourly rate £41.25 £17.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+135.71% +45.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £23.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.03%

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 August 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 +4 8 - -
Glasgow +2 1 £425 +13.33%
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 36 (100.00%) VMware
2 34 (94.44%) Windows
3 32 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 32 (88.89%) Citrix
4 31 (86.11%) Active Directory
4 31 (86.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (72.22%) Clustering
6 25 (69.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (47.22%) PowerShell
8 15 (41.67%) Hyper-V
8 15 (41.67%) WSUS
8 15 (41.67%) AIX
8 15 (41.67%) SQL Server
8 15 (41.67%) VBScript
9 14 (38.89%) SQL
9 14 (38.89%) MCSE
9 14 (38.89%) Windows XP
9 14 (38.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (38.89%) XenDesktop
9 14 (38.89%) Windows 7
9 14 (38.89%) Microsoft Clustering
10 13 (36.11%) Smoke Testing
10 13 (36.11%) McAfee ePO
10 13 (36.11%) Test Automation
10 13 (36.11%) XenApp
10 13 (36.11%) HP Quality Center
10 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
10 13 (36.11%) Software Testing
10 13 (36.11%) MCTS
10 13 (36.11%) 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 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) HP Helion
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) NetScaler
2 4 (11.11%) SAN
3 3 (8.33%) DHCP
3 3 (8.33%) DNS
3 3 (8.33%) NAS
4 2 (5.56%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.78%) Firewall
5 1 (2.78%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.78%) LAN
5 1 (2.78%) LDAP
5 1 (2.78%) VPN
5 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) HP UFT
1 13 (36.11%) TestDirector
1 13 (36.11%) WinRunner
2 2 (5.56%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (22.22%) Analyst
2 8 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) VMware Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) VMware Support Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Storage Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Support
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Middleware
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
1 1 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (72.22%) Clustering
2 12 (33.33%) PDA
3 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (22.22%) Client/Server
5 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.78%) CMDB
6 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.78%) PKI
6 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (94.44%) Windows
2 31 (86.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (41.67%) AIX
4 14 (38.89%) Windows 7
4 14 (38.89%) Windows XP
5 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
7 4 (11.11%) Linux
7 4 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.56%) Solaris
8 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.78%) HPUX
9 1 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Change Management
1 13 (36.11%) Smoke Testing
1 13 (36.11%) Software Testing
1 13 (36.11%) Test Automation
1 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
2 8 (22.22%) Application Packaging
3 5 (13.89%) ITIL
4 3 (8.33%) Server Building
4 3 (8.33%) Service Management
5 2 (5.56%) High Availability
5 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.56%) Records Management
6 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.78%) Migration
6 1 (2.78%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.78%) Project Management
6 1 (2.78%) Release Management
6 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) PowerShell
2 15 (41.67%) VBScript
3 14 (38.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) MCSE
1 14 (38.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (36.11%) ISTQB
2 13 (36.11%) MCITP
2 13 (36.11%) MCSA
2 13 (36.11%) MCTS
3 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
4 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (86.11%) Active Directory
2 25 (69.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (41.67%) Hyper-V
4 14 (38.89%) XenDesktop
5 13 (36.11%) XenApp
6 4 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (8.33%) vCloud
7 3 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (8.33%) vSphere
8 2 (5.56%) Firmware
9 1 (2.78%) DFS Replication
9 1 (2.78%) KVM
9 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (2.78%) RHEV
9 1 (2.78%) UAG
9 1 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 15 (41.67%) WSUS
2 14 (38.89%) Microsoft Clustering
3 13 (36.11%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (36.11%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (36.11%) Netcool
4 6 (16.67%) SCOM
5 5 (13.89%) SCCM
6 2 (5.56%) vMotion
7 1 (2.78%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (2.78%) OpenView
7 1 (2.78%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 36 (100.00%) VMware
2 32 (88.89%) Citrix
2 32 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 13 (36.11%) Intel Security
3 13 (36.11%) Veritas
4 9 (25.00%) NetApp
5 4 (11.11%) AppSense
5 4 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.33%) Dell
6 3 (8.33%) HP
7 2 (5.56%) EMC
7 2 (5.56%) Oracle
7 2 (5.56%) Symantec
8 1 (2.78%) CA
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco
8 1 (2.78%) IBM
8 1 (2.78%) Lumension
8 1 (2.78%) Opsware