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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
UK / Scotland
Rank 80 124 104
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -20
Contract jobs citing vSphere 27 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.64% 0.43% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 13.50% 4.03% 8.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 11
Median daily rate £310 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £282 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £446 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £24.88
% change year-on-year
+54.00% +0.50%

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
200 273 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.16% 10.55% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 134 116
Median daily rate £375 £330 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £426 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 8
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.59 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.90 £17.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.29% -0.75%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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
Renfrewshire +28 7 £320 -23.35%
Edinburgh +24 5 £425 +25.46% 1
Glasgow +8 5 £225 - 4
Aberdeen - 5 £295 -
South Ayrshire - 2 £250 -
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 46 (93.88%) VMware
2 35 (71.43%) Windows
3 30 (61.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 27 (55.10%) Active Directory
6 25 (51.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (42.86%) PowerShell
7 21 (42.86%) DNS
7 21 (42.86%) SQL Server
7 21 (42.86%) Windows Server
7 21 (42.86%) vRealize
8 20 (40.82%) DHCP
8 20 (40.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (36.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (36.73%) MS Excel
9 18 (36.73%) ITIL
9 18 (36.73%) PowerCLI
10 15 (30.61%) Security Cleared
11 14 (28.57%) SC Cleared
11 14 (28.57%) SQL
11 14 (28.57%) SAN
11 14 (28.57%) VSAN
12 13 (26.53%) Firewall
13 11 (22.45%) NetApp
14 10 (20.41%) Cisco
15 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
15 9 (18.37%) MS Exchange
15 9 (18.37%) HP
16 8 (16.33%) Citrix
16 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification

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 9 (18.37%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (10.20%) IIS
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (36.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (42.86%) DNS
2 20 (40.82%) DHCP
3 14 (28.57%) SAN
3 14 (28.57%) VSAN
4 13 (26.53%) Firewall
5 9 (18.37%) TCP/IP
6 7 (14.29%) WAN
7 5 (10.20%) LAN
8 4 (8.16%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (8.16%) Internet
8 4 (8.16%) VXLAN
9 3 (6.12%) VLAN
10 2 (4.08%) Unified Communications
11 1 (2.04%) LDAP
11 1 (2.04%) Network Security
11 1 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (2.04%) VPN
11 1 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MSI
1 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 9 (18.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Administrator
5 5 (10.20%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Solaris Administrator
6 4 (8.16%) Unix Administrator
6 4 (8.16%) Unix Scripter
6 4 (8.16%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Data Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Data Centre Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Development Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) EMC Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.08%) Software Development Engineer
8 2 (4.08%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) .NET
1 2 (4.08%) XML
1 2 (4.08%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.29%) Clustering
2 7 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.20%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.08%) EMC VNX
4 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.08%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (71.43%) Windows
2 25 (51.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 20 (40.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (16.33%) Linux
6 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (8.16%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (8.16%) Solaris
8 4 (8.16%) Unix
9 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.04%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) ITIL
2 8 (16.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.24%) DevOps
4 5 (10.20%) Change Control
4 5 (10.20%) Kanban
4 5 (10.20%) Server Building
4 5 (10.20%) Time Management
5 3 (6.12%) Service Management
6 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.08%) Change Management
6 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 2 (4.08%) Integration Testing
6 2 (4.08%) OO
6 2 (4.08%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.08%) Prototyping
6 2 (4.08%) Security Patching
6 2 (4.08%) Supplier Management
6 2 (4.08%) Unit Testing
7 1 (2.04%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 14 (28.57%) SQL
3 6 (12.24%) C
4 4 (8.16%) Bash Shell
4 4 (8.16%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (36.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 15 (30.61%) Security Cleared
3 14 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (14.29%) MCSE
6 4 (8.16%) CCNP
6 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.08%) MCSA
8 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 30 (61.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (55.10%) Active Directory
3 8 (16.33%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (12.24%) VMware ESX
5 5 (10.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (8.16%) NFS
7 2 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (4.08%) XenApp
8 1 (2.04%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (42.86%) vRealize
2 18 (36.73%) PowerCLI
3 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (10.20%) NetBackup
5 3 (6.12%) WSUS
6 2 (4.08%) SnapMirror
7 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 46 (93.88%) VMware
2 28 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.45%) NetApp
4 10 (20.41%) Cisco
5 9 (18.37%) HP
6 8 (16.33%) Citrix
7 6 (12.24%) Dell
7 6 (12.24%) IBM
8 5 (10.20%) CommVault
8 5 (10.20%) Veritas
9 4 (8.16%) Oracle
9 4 (8.16%) Sun
10 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
10 3 (6.12%) EMC
10 3 (6.12%) Riverbed
10 3 (6.12%) Veeam
11 2 (4.08%) Avaya
11 2 (4.08%) Palo Alto
11 2 (4.08%) WatchGuard
12 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
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