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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
UK / Scotland
Rank 94 111 114
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +3
Contract jobs citing vSphere 14 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.80% 0.59% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 8.70% 5.62% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 8
Median daily rate £365 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £368 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £446 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £31.56 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% +50.26%

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
161 267 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.24% 10.56% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 126 107
Median daily rate £375 £375 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £16.10 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £16.90 £16.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% +3.12%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +29 10 £438 +50.86% 1
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 53 (92.98%) VMware
2 36 (63.16%) Windows
3 35 (61.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (52.63%) Microsoft
5 28 (49.12%) vRealize
6 27 (47.37%) Active Directory
7 25 (43.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (38.60%) Windows Server
9 21 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (36.84%) PowerShell
9 21 (36.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 21 (36.84%) DNS
9 21 (36.84%) SQL Server
10 20 (35.09%) ITIL
10 20 (35.09%) MS Excel
11 19 (33.33%) DHCP
12 18 (31.58%) PowerCLI
13 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
14 14 (24.56%) SC Cleared
14 14 (24.56%) Linux
14 14 (24.56%) SQL
14 14 (24.56%) SAN
14 14 (24.56%) VSAN
15 13 (22.81%) NetApp
15 13 (22.81%) Cisco
16 12 (21.05%) Firewall
17 11 (19.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
18 10 (17.54%) Citrix
18 10 (17.54%) VMware ESXi

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 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.77%) IIS
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (35.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) PaaS
2 2 (3.51%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (36.84%) DNS
2 19 (33.33%) DHCP
3 14 (24.56%) SAN
3 14 (24.56%) VSAN
4 12 (21.05%) Firewall
5 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
5 8 (14.04%) VXLAN
6 5 (8.77%) WAN
7 4 (7.02%) Internet
8 3 (5.26%) LAN
8 3 (5.26%) VLAN
9 2 (3.51%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (3.51%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.75%) DMZ
10 1 (1.75%) Network Security
10 1 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.75%) VPN
10 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.51%) MSI
1 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (17.54%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 9 (15.79%) VMware Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Administrator
5 5 (8.77%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Data Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Data Centre Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Solaris Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) Unix Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) Unix Scripter
7 3 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Development Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) .NET
1 2 (3.51%) RESTful
1 2 (3.51%) XML
1 2 (3.51%) XSD
2 1 (1.75%) J2EE
2 1 (1.75%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 7 (12.28%) Clustering
4 6 (10.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 4 (7.02%) Private Cloud
6 3 (5.26%) EMC VNX
7 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (63.16%) Windows
2 25 (43.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (38.60%) Windows Server
4 21 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (24.56%) Linux
6 11 (19.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (7.02%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (7.02%) Solaris
8 4 (7.02%) Unix
9 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) ITIL
2 10 (17.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (15.79%) DevOps
4 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (10.53%) Change Control
6 5 (8.77%) Server Building
6 5 (8.77%) Service Management
6 5 (8.77%) Time Management
7 4 (7.02%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (7.02%) Security Patching
8 3 (5.26%) Kanban
8 3 (5.26%) Scrum
9 2 (3.51%) Change Management
9 2 (3.51%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 2 (3.51%) Integration Testing
9 2 (3.51%) OO
9 2 (3.51%) Performance Management
9 2 (3.51%) Supplier Management
9 2 (3.51%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) PowerShell
2 14 (24.56%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) C
4 5 (8.77%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.02%) Bash Shell
5 4 (7.02%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.51%) C#
6 2 (3.51%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (36.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 15 (26.32%) Security Cleared
3 14 (24.56%) SC Cleared
4 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (12.28%) MCSE
6 3 (5.26%) VCAP
6 3 (5.26%) VCP6
7 2 (3.51%) CCNP
7 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.51%) MCSA
8 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 35 (61.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 10 (17.54%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (10.53%) VMware ESX
5 5 (8.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (7.02%) NFS
6 4 (7.02%) XenApp
7 2 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.75%) Docker
8 1 (1.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 28 (49.12%) vRealize
2 18 (31.58%) PowerCLI
3 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Clustering
4 6 (10.53%) Ansible
5 5 (8.77%) NetBackup
6 3 (5.26%) WSUS
7 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (3.51%) SnapMirror
8 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (92.98%) VMware
2 30 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 13 (22.81%) Cisco
3 13 (22.81%) NetApp
4 10 (17.54%) Citrix
5 9 (15.79%) HP
6 8 (14.04%) IBM
7 6 (10.53%) CommVault
7 6 (10.53%) Dell
7 6 (10.53%) Red Hat
8 5 (8.77%) Veritas
9 4 (7.02%) EMC
9 4 (7.02%) Oracle
9 4 (7.02%) Sun
10 3 (5.26%) Riverbed
10 3 (5.26%) Veeam
11 2 (3.51%) Avaya
11 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
11 2 (3.51%) Palo Alto
11 2 (3.51%) WatchGuard