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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 109 107 97
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 14 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.51% 0.44% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 5.91% 5.82% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 7
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£313 £281 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.37% +14.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £366 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £25.00 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+48.00% -21.56%
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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
237 189 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.68% 7.48% 7.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 88 60
Average daily rate £310 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £182 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +17.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.10 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £72.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 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
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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 -10 2 £388 -3.12%
Glasgow -12 2 £225 -10.00% 2
Stirling - - - - 1
North Lanarkshire - - - - 2
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Aberdeen - - - - 2
Dundee - - - -
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UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 27 (93.10%) VMware
2 21 (72.41%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
3 17 (58.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (55.17%) MS Exchange
5 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
5 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
5 13 (44.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (34.48%) Citrix
7 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (34.48%) SAN
8 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
9 8 (27.59%) MS Office
9 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
9 8 (27.59%) XenApp
10 7 (24.14%) HP
10 7 (24.14%) DNS
10 7 (24.14%) DHCP
11 6 (20.69%) Dell
11 6 (20.69%) MCSE
11 6 (20.69%) EqualLogic
11 6 (20.69%) vCloud
12 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
12 5 (17.24%) VMware ESX
12 5 (17.24%) Finance
12 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (17.24%) SQL
12 5 (17.24%) CommVault

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 16 (55.17%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.34%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) MS Office
1 8 (27.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) SAN
2 7 (24.14%) DNS
2 7 (24.14%) DHCP
3 3 (10.34%) Network Security
3 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.90%) Firewall
4 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (6.90%) Wireless
4 2 (6.90%) H.323
4 2 (6.90%) VPN
4 2 (6.90%) VoIP
5 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.45%) Junos
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
5 1 (3.45%) WAN
5 1 (3.45%) LAN
5 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.45%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Design Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Administrator
3 2 (6.90%) IT Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) VMware Specialist
3 2 (6.90%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Operations Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) VMWare Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Leader
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) EqualLogic
2 5 (17.24%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.34%) Replication
4 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.45%) Clustering
5 1 (3.45%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 21 (72.41%) Windows
2 17 (58.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
5 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.90%) Linux
6 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.90%) Project Management
3 2 (6.90%) CRM
3 2 (6.90%) Migration
3 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
3 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.45%) Time Management
4 1 (3.45%) Network Management
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.45%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (3.45%) Release Management
4 1 (3.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) SC Cleared
1 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (20.69%) MCSE
4 3 (10.34%) VCAP
4 3 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (6.90%) Degree
5 2 (6.90%) MCTS
6 1 (3.45%) MCITP
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.45%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
3 8 (27.59%) XenApp
4 6 (20.69%) vCloud
5 5 (17.24%) VMware ESX
6 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (13.79%) SCCM
2 3 (10.34%) WSUS
2 3 (10.34%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (3.45%) Puppet
3 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.45%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 27 (93.10%) VMware
2 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
3 10 (34.48%) Citrix
4 7 (24.14%) HP
5 6 (20.69%) Dell
6 5 (17.24%) CommVault
6 5 (17.24%) Symantec
7 4 (13.79%) NetApp
7 4 (13.79%) EMC
8 3 (10.34%) PlateSpin
8 3 (10.34%) Cisco
9 2 (6.90%) McAfee
9 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
9 2 (6.90%) Altiris
10 1 (3.45%) TippingPoint
10 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
10 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
10 1 (3.45%) F5
10 1 (3.45%) ArcSight
10 1 (3.45%) Brocade