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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 110 102 107
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 22 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.73% 0.99% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 8.59% 11.11% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 5
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£262 £345 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.20% -4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £219 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £332 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.31% -5.00%
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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
256 234 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.44% 8.87% 7.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 91 75
Average daily rate £320 £324 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -0.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £122 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 6
Average hourly rate £29.09 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.58% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.95 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £30.40 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%

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 5 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 5 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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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 -11 11 £115 -66.90% 1
Renfrewshire - 6 £423 -
Glasgow -6 3 £325 -
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 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 (75.68%) VMware
2 25 (67.57%) Windows
3 23 (62.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (48.65%) SAN
5 16 (43.24%) Cisco
5 16 (43.24%) SC Cleared
5 16 (43.24%) Security Cleared
6 15 (40.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (37.84%) HP
7 14 (37.84%) ITIL
8 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (32.43%) EMC
10 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
10 11 (29.73%) WAN
10 11 (29.73%) MS Office
10 11 (29.73%) LAN
11 10 (27.03%) VMware ESX
11 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
12 9 (24.32%) PowerShell
12 9 (24.32%) McAfee
12 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
13 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
14 7 (18.92%) Juniper
14 7 (18.92%) CheckPoint
14 7 (18.92%) Firewall
14 7 (18.92%) Service Management
14 7 (18.92%) SCCM
14 7 (18.92%) JSP 440
14 7 (18.92%) TippingPoint
14 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (8.11%) Lync
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (29.73%) MS Office
2 8 (21.62%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 18 (48.65%) SAN
2 11 (29.73%) WAN
2 11 (29.73%) LAN
3 7 (18.92%) Firewall
3 7 (18.92%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (18.92%) Junos
4 6 (16.22%) Network Security
5 5 (13.51%) DNS
5 5 (13.51%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (10.81%) VoIP
6 4 (10.81%) DHCP
7 3 (8.11%) WLAN
7 3 (8.11%) iSCSI
7 3 (8.11%) Internet
8 2 (5.41%) IP Telephony
8 2 (5.41%) Ethernet
9 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.70%) LDAP
9 1 (2.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Network Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Network Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Data Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Data Network Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) Data Centre Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 4 (10.81%) Consultant
5 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Network Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Network Support
6 2 (5.41%) Storage Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) VMware Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Technology Consultant
7 1 (2.70%) Linux Specialist
7 1 (2.70%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Cryptography
2 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.81%) Handset
3 3 (8.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 25 (67.57%) Windows
2 23 (62.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (27.03%) Windows 7
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.11%) AIX
7 2 (5.41%) Linux
7 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) Service Management
2 7 (18.92%) Network Load Balancing
3 6 (16.22%) Network Management
3 6 (16.22%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (16.22%) Service Delivery
3 6 (16.22%) Incident Management
4 5 (13.51%) Time Management
5 3 (8.11%) Analytics
5 3 (8.11%) Asset Management
6 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.70%) Validation
7 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (24.32%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.41%) Korn
3 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.41%) Perl
4 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) SC Cleared
1 16 (43.24%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (8.11%) MCSE
4 1 (2.70%) MCSA
4 1 (2.70%) MCITP
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.92%) JSP 440
2 6 (16.22%) QA
3 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (40.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
3 10 (27.03%) VMware ESX
4 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
4 7 (18.92%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCCM
2 6 (16.22%) WhatsUp Gold
3 5 (13.51%) Backup Exec
4 2 (5.41%) WSUS
4 2 (5.41%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 28 (75.68%) VMware
2 16 (43.24%) Cisco
3 14 (37.84%) HP
4 12 (32.43%) EMC
5 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
5 9 (24.32%) McAfee
6 7 (18.92%) CheckPoint
6 7 (18.92%) Crossbeam
6 7 (18.92%) TippingPoint
6 7 (18.92%) Juniper
6 7 (18.92%) Riverbed
6 7 (18.92%) 3PAR
6 7 (18.92%) F5
7 5 (13.51%) Oracle
8 3 (8.11%) Veritas
9 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
9 2 (5.41%) CommVault
9 2 (5.41%) NetApp
9 2 (5.41%) Symantec
10 1 (2.70%) Veeam