The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 113 107 111
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 38 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.31% 0.80% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 7.32% 9.16% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 16 12
Median daily rate £355 £264 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.40% -18.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £115 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+9.34% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+16.81% +1.11%
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
519 262 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.90% 8.76% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 118 111
Median daily rate £330 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £115 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 19
Median hourly rate £37.25 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.85% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.04 £11.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £110.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -34 9 £367 -13.07%
Glasgow +3 6 £335 +3.07% 2
Edinburgh -11 5 £425 +269.56%
Aberdeen - 2 £345 - 1
West Lothian - 2 £388 -
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vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 52 (98.11%) VMware
2 44 (83.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (69.81%) Microsoft
4 36 (67.92%) HP
5 32 (60.38%) SAN
6 30 (56.60%) Windows
7 28 (52.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (49.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (45.28%) Active Directory
10 23 (43.40%) DNS
11 22 (41.51%) DHCP
12 21 (39.62%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (39.62%) PowerShell
12 21 (39.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 21 (39.62%) Windows Server
13 20 (37.74%) Hyper-V
13 20 (37.74%) ITIL
14 19 (35.85%) MS Excel
14 19 (35.85%) SQL Server
15 18 (33.96%) SQL
15 18 (33.96%) MCSA
15 18 (33.96%) OpenStack
16 17 (32.08%) Citrix
17 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
18 14 (26.42%) EMC
18 14 (26.42%) Unix
18 14 (26.42%) Cisco
18 14 (26.42%) AIX
19 13 (24.53%) Oracle
19 13 (24.53%) IBM

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 18 (33.96%) OpenStack
2 5 (9.43%) CICS
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (5.66%) JBoss
3 3 (5.66%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.66%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (35.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.66%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (5.66%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) HP Helion
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (60.38%) SAN
2 23 (43.40%) DNS
3 22 (41.51%) DHCP
4 12 (22.64%) Firewall
5 4 (7.55%) NAS
5 4 (7.55%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.77%) VPN
6 2 (3.77%) WAN
7 1 (1.89%) BGP
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.89%) EIGRP
7 1 (1.89%) LAN
7 1 (1.89%) LDAP
7 1 (1.89%) OSPF
7 1 (1.89%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (1.89%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (1.89%) VLAN
7 1 (1.89%) VXLAN
7 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.09%) Oracle Database
3 5 (9.43%) DB2
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Back Office
3 4 (7.55%) Billing
4 2 (3.77%) Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Legal
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 13 (24.53%) Architect
3 8 (15.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (11.32%) Technical Specialist
5 5 (9.43%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.55%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 3 (5.66%) Server Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) VMware Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 2 (3.77%) TOGAF Architect
8 2 (3.77%) VMware Specialist
8 2 (3.77%) Wintel Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Cloud Automation Engineer
9 1 (1.89%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 1 (1.89%) VMware Expert
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) .NET
2 3 (5.66%) J2EE
3 2 (3.77%) REST
4 1 (1.89%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.43%) IBM Mainframe
1 5 (9.43%) Mainframe
2 4 (7.55%) Smart Meter
3 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.66%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.77%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.89%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (56.60%) Windows
2 28 (52.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (49.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (39.62%) Windows Server
5 14 (26.42%) AIX
5 14 (26.42%) Unix
6 10 (18.87%) Linux
7 8 (15.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.74%) ITIL
2 13 (24.53%) TOGAF
3 10 (18.87%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (16.98%) Conflict Management
4 9 (16.98%) Risk Management
5 7 (13.21%) Server Building
6 5 (9.43%) Data Management
6 5 (9.43%) SOA
7 4 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.55%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.66%) Scrum
9 2 (3.77%) Build Automation
9 2 (3.77%) Change Control
9 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.77%) DevOps
9 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (3.77%) Portfolio Management
9 2 (3.77%) Time Management
10 1 (1.89%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (39.62%) PowerShell
2 18 (33.96%) SQL
3 5 (9.43%) COBOL
4 4 (7.55%) VB
5 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.77%) Perl
6 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (39.62%) Microsoft Certification
1 21 (39.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 18 (33.96%) MCSA
3 16 (30.19%) Security Cleared
4 12 (22.64%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.55%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.66%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (5.66%) MCSE
6 3 (5.66%) VCAP
6 3 (5.66%) VCP6
7 1 (1.89%) CCNP
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.89%) Degree
7 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 44 (83.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (45.28%) Active Directory
3 20 (37.74%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.55%) vCloud
4 4 (7.55%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.66%) Firmware
5 3 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.77%) Docker
6 2 (3.77%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.89%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.89%) UAG
7 1 (1.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) vRealize
2 3 (5.66%) Ansible
2 3 (5.66%) vMotion
3 2 (3.77%) SCCM
4 1 (1.89%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.89%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.89%) OpenView
4 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.89%) Puppet
4 1 (1.89%) SCOM
4 1 (1.89%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 52 (98.11%) VMware
2 37 (69.81%) Microsoft
3 36 (67.92%) HP
4 17 (32.08%) Citrix
5 14 (26.42%) Cisco
5 14 (26.42%) EMC
6 13 (24.53%) IBM
6 13 (24.53%) Oracle
7 6 (11.32%) Red Hat
8 4 (7.55%) Dell
9 2 (3.77%) Intel Security
9 2 (3.77%) Symantec
10 1 (1.89%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.89%) Avaya
10 1 (1.89%) CA
10 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.89%) Opsware
10 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.89%) Veeam
10 1 (1.89%) Veritas