The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Scotland region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 115 104 95
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing vSphere 18 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.65% 0.32% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 7.32% 5.16% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 6
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£315 £313 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £395 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-38.52% +34.06%
System Software Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
246 155 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.95% 6.29% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 68 67
Average daily rate £325 £364 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.65% +21.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £258 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 12
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.35 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £55.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -16 5 £338 - 1
Glasgow +1 3 £263 -15.92% 2
Stirling - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Argyll and Bute - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
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vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 43 (93.48%) VMware
2 34 (73.91%) Windows
3 30 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (36.96%) EMC
5 17 (36.96%) SAN
5 17 (36.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
7 15 (32.61%) MS Exchange
8 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
9 13 (28.26%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
10 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (26.09%) Symantec
11 11 (23.91%) PowerShell
12 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
12 10 (21.74%) Citrix
13 9 (19.57%) DNS
13 9 (19.57%) MS Office
13 9 (19.57%) ITIL
13 9 (19.57%) CLARiiON
14 8 (17.39%) XenApp
14 8 (17.39%) MCSE
14 8 (17.39%) DHCP
15 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
15 7 (15.22%) Linux
15 7 (15.22%) Cisco
15 7 (15.22%) HP
15 7 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 15 (32.61%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.35%) IIS
6 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) MS Office
2 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
3 4 (8.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.96%) SAN
2 9 (19.57%) DNS
3 8 (17.39%) DHCP
4 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
4 5 (10.87%) Network Security
5 4 (8.70%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (8.70%) Ethernet
6 3 (6.52%) LAN
6 3 (6.52%) VPN
6 3 (6.52%) Firewall
6 3 (6.52%) Wireless
6 3 (6.52%) WAN
7 2 (4.35%) IP Telephony
7 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (4.35%) H.323
7 2 (4.35%) VoIP
8 1 (2.17%) SSL
8 1 (2.17%) VLAN
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.17%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (2.17%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.17%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) VMware Specialist
2 6 (13.04%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) Analyst
3 4 (8.70%) Administrator
4 3 (6.52%) Consultant
4 3 (6.52%) Design Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (4.35%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (4.35%) IT Manager
5 2 (4.35%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 2 (4.35%) VMWare Administrator
6 1 (2.17%) Performance Test Specialist
6 1 (2.17%) Architect
6 1 (2.17%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.17%) Tester
6 1 (2.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.17%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) CLARiiON
2 5 (10.87%) Management Information System
3 4 (8.70%) Replication
4 3 (6.52%) EqualLogic
5 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.17%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.17%) PKI
6 1 (2.17%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 34 (73.91%) Windows
2 17 (36.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
5 7 (15.22%) Linux
6 6 (13.04%) Windows XP
7 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.52%) Project Management
4 2 (4.35%) Supplier Management
4 2 (4.35%) Performance Testing
4 2 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (2.17%) Network Management
5 1 (2.17%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.17%) Build Automation
5 1 (2.17%) Integration Testing
5 1 (2.17%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.17%) Time Management
5 1 (2.17%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.17%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.17%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.04%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) C#
4 2 (4.35%) C++
4 2 (4.35%) Perl
4 2 (4.35%) Python
4 2 (4.35%) C
5 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (17.39%) MCSE
4 7 (15.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (8.70%) Degree
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.35%) MCTS
7 2 (4.35%) MCITP
7 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.35%) CCNP
7 2 (4.35%) CCNA
7 2 (4.35%) ISEB
7 2 (4.35%) VCAP
8 1 (2.17%) VCP5
8 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (2.17%) CISSP
8 1 (2.17%) MCSA
8 1 (2.17%) MCP
8 1 (2.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) QA
3 1 (2.17%) JSP 440
System Software
1 30 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
3 13 (28.26%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (17.39%) XenApp
5 6 (13.04%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 5 (10.87%) VMware ESX
7 3 (6.52%) VMware Server
7 3 (6.52%) vCloud
8 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) NetBackup
1 6 (13.04%) SCCM
2 5 (10.87%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (10.87%) WSUS
3 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.17%) Netcool
4 1 (2.17%) ARCserve
4 1 (2.17%) Puppet
4 1 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 43 (93.48%) VMware
2 23 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (36.96%) EMC
4 12 (26.09%) Symantec
5 10 (21.74%) Citrix
6 7 (15.22%) HP
6 7 (15.22%) Cisco
7 6 (13.04%) CommVault
8 5 (10.87%) Dell
9 4 (8.70%) NetApp
9 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
10 3 (6.52%) McAfee
11 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
11 2 (4.35%) Veritas
11 2 (4.35%) CA
11 2 (4.35%) Altiris
11 2 (4.35%) Brocade
11 2 (4.35%) PlateSpin
11 2 (4.35%) Vizioncore
11 2 (4.35%) F5
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