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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 105 94 93
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 15 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.57% 0.79% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 6.88% 7.96% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 13
Average daily rate
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£340 £206 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.84% -27.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £126 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £331 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.48% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.20 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -22.66%
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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
218 226 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.26% 9.90% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 70 101
Average daily rate £347 £301 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.63% +0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £125 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 15
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £29.90 £35.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

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 January 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 January 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
Glasgow -3 1 - - 3
Edinburgh -11 1 - - 1
Dundee - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (82.35%) VMware
2 21 (61.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (52.94%) SC Cleared
3 18 (52.94%) Security Cleared
4 17 (50.00%) Windows
5 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (29.41%) PowerShell
6 10 (29.41%) Cisco
6 10 (29.41%) SAN
6 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (26.47%) EMC
8 8 (23.53%) HP
9 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
9 7 (20.59%) DHCP
9 7 (20.59%) Citrix
9 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (20.59%) DNS
9 7 (20.59%) VMware ESX
9 7 (20.59%) Clustering
9 7 (20.59%) Firewall
10 6 (17.65%) Veritas
10 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
10 6 (17.65%) MS Office
10 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
10 6 (17.65%) vCloud
11 5 (14.71%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (14.71%) XenApp
11 5 (14.71%) MCSE
11 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (8.82%) JBoss
3 2 (5.88%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (17.65%) MS Office
2 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (8.82%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) SAN
2 7 (20.59%) DHCP
2 7 (20.59%) DNS
2 7 (20.59%) Firewall
3 4 (11.76%) LAN
3 4 (11.76%) WAN
3 4 (11.76%) Network Security
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
3 4 (11.76%) Junos
4 2 (5.88%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.94%) NAS
5 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.94%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (17.65%) Consultant
2 5 (14.71%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (14.71%) Administrator
3 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 3 (8.82%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) VMware Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Operations Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) IT Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Systems Support
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Clustering
2 4 (11.76%) Cryptography
3 3 (8.82%) EqualLogic
3 3 (8.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.88%) Linux
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
1 5 (14.71%) Asset Management
2 4 (11.76%) Service Management
2 4 (11.76%) ITIL
2 4 (11.76%) Network Management
2 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
2 4 (11.76%) Network Load Balancing
2 4 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (8.82%) Analytics
3 3 (8.82%) Time Management
3 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.88%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.94%) Validation
5 1 (2.94%) Logistics
5 1 (2.94%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (52.94%) SC Cleared
1 18 (52.94%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (14.71%) MCSE
4 4 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.94%) VCAP
5 1 (2.94%) MCSA
5 1 (2.94%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) JSP 440
1 4 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 21 (61.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (20.59%) VMware ESX
3 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 6 (17.65%) vCloud
4 5 (14.71%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (14.71%) XenApp
5 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.88%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (82.35%) VMware
2 10 (29.41%) Cisco
3 9 (26.47%) EMC
4 8 (23.53%) HP
5 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
5 7 (20.59%) Citrix
6 6 (17.65%) Veritas
7 4 (11.76%) CheckPoint
7 4 (11.76%) McAfee
7 4 (11.76%) Juniper
7 4 (11.76%) Riverbed
7 4 (11.76%) 3PAR
7 4 (11.76%) TippingPoint
7 4 (11.76%) Crossbeam
7 4 (11.76%) F5
8 3 (8.82%) NetApp
8 3 (8.82%) Dell
9 2 (5.88%) IBM
9 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.94%) Veeam