The first table below looks at the demand for VMware ESXi 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 ESXi over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 115 107 101
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -6
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 13 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.47% 0.041% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 5.20% 0.63% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£302 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.46% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £311 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.41% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-75.00% +100.00%
System Software Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
250 160 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.08% 6.51% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 74 67
Average daily rate £325 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.35 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £55.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
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VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESXi Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESXi across the Scotland region.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

VMware ESXi
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi across the Scotland region.

VMware ESXi Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 - 8 £300 -
West Lothian - - - - 1
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VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 36 (97.30%) Windows
1 36 (97.30%) VMware
2 34 (91.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (48.65%) SAN
4 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
5 13 (35.14%) HP
5 13 (35.14%) vSphere
6 12 (32.43%) Cisco
6 12 (32.43%) Firewall
7 11 (29.73%) Hyper-V
7 11 (29.73%) VLAN
7 11 (29.73%) Fortinet
8 10 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (27.03%) EMC
8 10 (27.03%) Red Hat
8 10 (27.03%) Linux
9 9 (24.32%) ITIL
9 9 (24.32%) CLARiiON
9 9 (24.32%) Data Management
10 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
10 8 (21.62%) SUSE
10 8 (21.62%) MS Office
10 8 (21.62%) UNIX
11 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
12 6 (16.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
12 6 (16.22%) AIX

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
1 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Office
2 4 (10.81%) MS Visio
3 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (48.65%) SAN
2 12 (32.43%) Firewall
3 11 (29.73%) VLAN
4 4 (10.81%) Network Security
5 3 (8.11%) DHCP
5 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.11%) DNS
6 1 (2.70%) LAN
6 1 (2.70%) WAN
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.70%) Junos
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
1 5 (13.51%) Banking
2 3 (8.11%) Marketing
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Administrator
2 9 (24.32%) VMware Specialist
3 8 (21.62%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (21.62%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Technical Support
4 4 (10.81%) Technical Support Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) VMWare Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Server Support
7 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.70%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Network Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) CLARiiON
2 3 (8.11%) Replication
2 3 (8.11%) EqualLogic
3 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.70%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 36 (97.30%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Linux
2 10 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (21.62%) UNIX
3 8 (21.62%) SUSE
4 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
5 6 (16.22%) AIX
6 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) ITIL
1 9 (24.32%) Data Management
2 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.41%) Data Mapping
3 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.41%) Project Management
4 1 (2.70%) Service Management
4 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.70%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (2.70%) Time Management
4 1 (2.70%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.11%) C-shell
2 3 (8.11%) Perl
2 3 (8.11%) Korn
3 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.70%) CCNP
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) COBIT
2 1 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 34 (91.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
3 13 (35.14%) vSphere
4 11 (29.73%) Hyper-V
5 6 (16.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) SCOM
2 3 (8.11%) nmon
2 3 (8.11%) WSUS
2 3 (8.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (8.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.41%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 36 (97.30%) VMware
2 13 (35.14%) HP
3 12 (32.43%) Cisco
4 11 (29.73%) Fortinet
5 10 (27.03%) Red Hat
5 10 (27.03%) EMC
6 6 (16.22%) Symantec
6 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
7 5 (13.51%) Dell
8 4 (10.81%) CommVault
9 2 (5.41%) Vizioncore
10 1 (2.70%) Riverbed
10 1 (2.70%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.70%) F5
10 1 (2.70%) Veritas
10 1 (2.70%) Citrix
10 1 (2.70%) Juniper
10 1 (2.70%) IBM
10 1 (2.70%) McAfee
10 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint