The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere 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 vSphere over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 119 107 97
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 11 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.43% 0.56% 0.75%
As % of the System Software category 4.38% 6.52% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 4
Average daily rate £405 £340 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.11% +64.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £300 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.60 £22.85 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+16.43% -1.53%
vSphere
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
251 230 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.84% 8.52% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 116 77
Average daily rate £335 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.59% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £194 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 16
Average hourly rate £15.25 £12.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.08% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £15.90 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

vSphere
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 vSphere within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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
Renfrewshire -12 7 £418 +22.79%
Glasgow +9 2 - - 2
Edinburgh -9 2 £339 -
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing vSphere 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 vSphere.

1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (89.47%) Windows
3 15 (78.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (68.42%) Windows Server
4 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
4 13 (68.42%) SAN
5 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
5 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
6 11 (57.89%) PowerShell
7 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
7 10 (52.63%) ITIL
8 9 (47.37%) HP
8 9 (47.37%) DNS
9 8 (42.11%) DHCP
9 8 (42.11%) SQL
9 8 (42.11%) MCSA
9 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (42.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
9 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (42.11%) OpenStack
10 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
10 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
11 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
11 4 (21.05%) Cisco
12 3 (15.79%) EMC
12 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
12 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing vSphere 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 vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (42.11%) OpenStack
2 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (63.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) SAN
2 9 (47.37%) DNS
3 8 (42.11%) DHCP
4 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (5.26%) LAN
5 1 (5.26%) LDAP
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (5.26%) WAN
5 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Boxen
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Designer
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (5.26%) Server Support
3 1 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) JSON
1 1 (5.26%) REST
1 1 (5.26%) XML
1 1 (5.26%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) EqualLogic
2 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Risk Management
3 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Application Packaging
5 1 (5.26%) Investment Management
5 1 (5.26%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) Server Building
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) PowerShell
2 8 (42.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) MCSA
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (42.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (78.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 8 (42.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) HP
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco
5 3 (15.79%) EMC
6 1 (5.26%) Apple
6 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
6 1 (5.26%) Avaya
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) IBM
6 1 (5.26%) Intel Security
6 1 (5.26%) Meraki
6 1 (5.26%) Oracle
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds