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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 122 109 116
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 15 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.59% 0.81% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 4.46% 9.96% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 12
Median daily rate £363 £370 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £505 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £26.25 £18.88
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +39.07%
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
336 261 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.23% 8.18% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 108 137
Median daily rate £310 £308 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.81% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £168 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 17
Median hourly rate £42.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £14.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £25.42 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.58% +9.67%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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
Edinburgh -3 8 £431 +11.29% 1
Renfrewshire -15 4 £305 -30.48%
Aberdeen - 2 £345 -
Glasgow -2 1 - -
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UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 49 (98.00%) VMware
2 40 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (64.00%) Microsoft
4 31 (62.00%) HP
5 24 (48.00%) SAN
6 23 (46.00%) Windows
7 20 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (38.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
10 17 (34.00%) DNS
10 17 (34.00%) Cisco
10 17 (34.00%) EMC
11 16 (32.00%) Citrix
11 16 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (32.00%) DHCP
12 15 (30.00%) ITIL
12 15 (30.00%) Hyper-V
12 15 (30.00%) PowerShell
13 14 (28.00%) Unix
13 14 (28.00%) AIX
13 14 (28.00%) Windows Server
14 13 (26.00%) Linux
14 13 (26.00%) Oracle
14 13 (26.00%) SQL Server
14 13 (26.00%) IBM
14 13 (26.00%) MCSA
14 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
14 13 (26.00%) TOGAF
15 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared

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 12 (24.00%) OpenStack
2 5 (10.00%) CICS
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (6.00%) JBoss
3 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.00%) IIS
5 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) HP Helion
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.00%) SAN
2 17 (34.00%) DNS
3 16 (32.00%) DHCP
4 12 (24.00%) Firewall
5 4 (8.00%) NAS
5 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.00%) VPN
6 2 (4.00%) WAN
7 1 (2.00%) BGP
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.00%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.00%) LAN
7 1 (2.00%) LDAP
7 1 (2.00%) OSPF
7 1 (2.00%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (2.00%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (2.00%) VLAN
7 1 (2.00%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (10.00%) DB2
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (12.00%) Back Office
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Billing
3 2 (4.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Architect
2 11 (22.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) Automation Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Technical Specialist
5 5 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Build Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Cloud Automation Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 2 (4.00%) TOGAF Architect
8 2 (4.00%) VMware Specialist
8 2 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Active Directory Specialist
9 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 1 (2.00%) Server Engineer
9 1 (2.00%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) .NET
2 6 (12.00%) J2EE
3 4 (8.00%) REST
4 3 (6.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) EMC VNX
2 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 5 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.00%) Smart Meter
4 2 (4.00%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Clustering
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.00%) Windows
2 20 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (38.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (28.00%) AIX
4 14 (28.00%) Unix
4 14 (28.00%) Windows Server
5 13 (26.00%) Linux
6 11 (22.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) ITIL
2 13 (26.00%) TOGAF
3 10 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.00%) Server Building
5 6 (12.00%) Scrum
6 5 (10.00%) Conflict Management
6 5 (10.00%) Data Management
6 5 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 5 (10.00%) SOA
7 4 (8.00%) Build Automation
7 4 (8.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.00%) Change Control
9 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
9 2 (4.00%) DevOps
9 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (4.00%) Portfolio Management
9 2 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (4.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 12 (24.00%) SQL
3 5 (10.00%) COBOL
4 4 (8.00%) Java
4 4 (8.00%) VB
5 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 16 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (26.00%) MCSA
4 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
5 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (14.00%) VCAP
6 7 (14.00%) VCP6
7 4 (8.00%) DV Cleared
8 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (6.00%) MCSE
9 1 (2.00%) CCNP
9 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.00%) Degree
9 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 40 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (10.00%) Docker
4 5 (10.00%) vCloud
5 4 (8.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.00%) Firmware
6 3 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.00%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.00%) DFS Replication
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.00%) UAG
8 1 (2.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) vRealize
2 6 (12.00%) Ansible
3 3 (6.00%) vMotion
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (4.00%) SCCM
5 1 (2.00%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.00%) OpenView
5 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.00%) Puppet
5 1 (2.00%) SCOM
5 1 (2.00%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 49 (98.00%) VMware
2 32 (64.00%) Microsoft
3 31 (62.00%) HP
4 17 (34.00%) Cisco
4 17 (34.00%) EMC
5 16 (32.00%) Citrix
6 13 (26.00%) IBM
6 13 (26.00%) Oracle
7 6 (12.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (6.00%) Dell
9 2 (4.00%) Symantec
10 1 (2.00%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.00%) CA
10 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.00%) Intel Security
10 1 (2.00%) Lumension
10 1 (2.00%) Opsware
10 1 (2.00%) Veeam
10 1 (2.00%) Veritas