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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 98 104 97
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 28 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.06% 0.68% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 11.86% 8.51% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 6
Average daily rate £348 £363 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.13% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £222 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.28 £27.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +14.73%
System Software Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
236 188 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.91% 8.02% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 79 105
Average daily rate £333 £310 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £125 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 8 18
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% -41.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £21.05 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -20 15 £350 +59.09% 1
Glasgow +11 6 £325 +10.63%
Renfrewshire - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 40 (85.11%) VMware
2 37 (78.72%) Windows
3 28 (59.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (42.55%) Active Directory
4 20 (42.55%) EMC
5 19 (40.43%) SAN
6 18 (38.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
7 15 (31.91%) ITIL
7 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
7 15 (31.91%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (29.79%) SC Cleared
8 14 (29.79%) DNS
9 13 (27.66%) MS Office
9 13 (27.66%) CLARiiON
10 12 (25.53%) HP
11 11 (23.40%) MS Exchange
11 11 (23.40%) DHCP
11 11 (23.40%) PowerShell
11 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (21.28%) Windows 7
13 9 (19.15%) SQL
14 8 (17.02%) Windows XP
14 8 (17.02%) Cisco
14 8 (17.02%) Replication
14 8 (17.02%) Firewall
14 8 (17.02%) Network Security
15 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (14.89%) Symantec
15 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (23.40%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (27.66%) MS Office
2 5 (10.64%) MS Project
3 4 (8.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (40.43%) SAN
2 14 (29.79%) DNS
3 11 (23.40%) DHCP
4 8 (17.02%) Firewall
4 8 (17.02%) Network Security
5 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
6 5 (10.64%) VLAN
6 5 (10.64%) LAN
6 5 (10.64%) WAN
7 3 (6.38%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (6.38%) Junos
7 3 (6.38%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (6.38%) Ethernet
8 2 (4.26%) VPN
8 2 (4.26%) Wireless
9 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
9 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (2.13%) NAS
9 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.13%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) VMware Specialist
2 5 (10.64%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (10.64%) Analyst
3 3 (6.38%) Administrator
3 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
4 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
4 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (4.26%) Active Directory Specialist
4 2 (4.26%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 2 (4.26%) VMWare Administrator
5 1 (2.13%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (2.13%) Designer
5 1 (2.13%) Performance Test Specialist
5 1 (2.13%) Wintel Administrator
5 1 (2.13%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (2.13%) Solutions Consultant
5 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) CLARiiON
2 8 (17.02%) Replication
3 3 (6.38%) Cryptography
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.13%) CMDB
5 1 (2.13%) PKI
5 1 (2.13%) Handset
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 37 (78.72%) Windows
2 18 (38.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (21.28%) Windows 7
5 8 (17.02%) Windows XP
6 6 (12.77%) Linux
7 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) ITIL
2 5 (10.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.38%) Time Management
3 3 (6.38%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (4.26%) Service Management
4 2 (4.26%) Migration
4 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.26%) Performance Testing
4 2 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.13%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.13%) Build Automation
5 1 (2.13%) Network Management
5 1 (2.13%) Integration Testing
5 1 (2.13%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.13%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.13%) Network Security Management
5 1 (2.13%) Security Management
5 1 (2.13%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) PowerShell
2 9 (19.15%) SQL
3 5 (10.64%) C#
4 2 (4.26%) C++
4 2 (4.26%) Perl
4 2 (4.26%) C
4 2 (4.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
2 14 (29.79%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (10.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (8.51%) MCSE
6 2 (4.26%) CCNA
6 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.26%) ISEB
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.26%) Degree
7 1 (2.13%) VCP5
7 1 (2.13%) VCP4
7 1 (2.13%) MCITP
7 1 (2.13%) CISSP
7 1 (2.13%) CCNP
7 1 (2.13%) MCSA
7 1 (2.13%) MCP
7 1 (2.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) JSP 440
1 3 (6.38%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 28 (59.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (42.55%) Active Directory
3 15 (31.91%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (12.77%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (4.26%) VMware Server
6 2 (4.26%) XenApp
7 1 (2.13%) vCloud
7 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) SCCM
2 4 (8.51%) NetBackup
2 4 (8.51%) WSUS
3 3 (6.38%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.13%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 40 (85.11%) VMware
2 20 (42.55%) EMC
3 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
4 12 (25.53%) HP
5 8 (17.02%) Cisco
6 7 (14.89%) Symantec
7 6 (12.77%) Citrix
8 5 (10.64%) Dell
9 4 (8.51%) McAfee
9 4 (8.51%) CommVault
9 4 (8.51%) Veritas
9 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
9 4 (8.51%) F5
10 3 (6.38%) Riverbed
10 3 (6.38%) TippingPoint
10 3 (6.38%) 3PAR
10 3 (6.38%) Crossbeam
10 3 (6.38%) Juniper
10 3 (6.38%) NetApp
11 2 (4.26%) Red Hat