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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 98 104 106
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 24 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.84% 0.74% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 10.17% 7.82% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 5
Average daily rate
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£264 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.73% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £163 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £311
% change year-on-year
+8.80% +0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -21.73%
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
236 243 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.23% 9.40% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 102 69
Average daily rate £320 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.33% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £123 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £24.00 £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -3.12%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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
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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 +2 11 £115 -64.61%
Renfrewshire +6 6 £423 -0.58%
Glasgow -1 3 £325 +140.74%
Perth and Kinross - 1 £300 -
Dundee - 1 - -
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 28 (84.85%) VMware
2 23 (69.70%) Windows
3 20 (60.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (45.45%) SAN
5 14 (42.42%) Cisco
6 13 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 11 (33.33%) HP
8 10 (30.30%) EMC
8 10 (30.30%) ITIL
8 10 (30.30%) VMware ESX
8 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
9 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
10 8 (24.24%) MS Office
11 7 (21.21%) WAN
11 7 (21.21%) LAN
11 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
11 7 (21.21%) SCCM
12 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
13 5 (15.15%) McAfee
13 5 (15.15%) Backup Exec
13 5 (15.15%) DNS
13 5 (15.15%) SQL
13 5 (15.15%) Oracle
13 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
13 5 (15.15%) Fibre Channel
14 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.09%) Lync
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) MS Office
2 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (45.45%) SAN
2 7 (21.21%) WAN
2 7 (21.21%) LAN
3 5 (15.15%) DNS
3 5 (15.15%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (12.12%) VoIP
4 4 (12.12%) DHCP
5 3 (9.09%) Internet
5 3 (9.09%) Firewall
5 3 (9.09%) WLAN
5 3 (9.09%) Junos
5 3 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (9.09%) iSCSI
6 2 (6.06%) IP Telephony
6 2 (6.06%) Network Security
6 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.03%) LDAP
7 1 (3.03%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Network Analyst
1 6 (18.18%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Data Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Data Centre Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Data Network Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Support
5 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Network Support Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Support
6 1 (3.03%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.12%) Handset
2 4 (12.12%) Blackberry
3 3 (9.09%) Clustering
4 2 (6.06%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 23 (69.70%) Windows
2 20 (60.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
4 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (9.09%) AIX
6 3 (9.09%) Linux
7 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.09%) Service Management
3 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 3 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.06%) Time Management
4 2 (6.06%) Network Management
4 2 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (6.06%) Unit Testing
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
4 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.03%) Validation
5 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.03%) Analytics
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.03%) Security Patching
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 5 (15.15%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) Korn
3 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.06%) Perl
3 2 (6.06%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 11 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) HND
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) MCITP
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) JSP 440
2 2 (6.06%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (39.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (30.30%) VMware ESX
4 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.06%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) SCCM
2 5 (15.15%) Backup Exec
3 2 (6.06%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.06%) WSUS
3 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (6.06%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (6.06%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 28 (84.85%) VMware
2 14 (42.42%) Cisco
3 11 (33.33%) HP
4 10 (30.30%) EMC
5 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 5 (15.15%) McAfee
6 5 (15.15%) Oracle
7 3 (9.09%) Veritas
7 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 3 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 3 (9.09%) Juniper
7 3 (9.09%) Riverbed
7 3 (9.09%) F5
7 3 (9.09%) 3PAR
7 3 (9.09%) TippingPoint
7 3 (9.09%) Crossbeam
8 2 (6.06%) CommVault
8 2 (6.06%) NetApp
8 2 (6.06%) Symantec
9 1 (3.03%) Veeam