The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 106 111 101
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 28 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.84% 0.61% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 10.69% 6.72% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 6
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£350 £304 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.13% -2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%
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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
262 253 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 7.87% 9.05% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 147 81
Average daily rate £300 £323 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £115 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 7
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.10 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £26.00 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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 -8 14 £338 - 2
Glasgow +12 8 £370 +40.81% 2
Dundee - 2 £300 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £280 -
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vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 46 (88.46%) VMware
2 45 (86.54%) Windows
3 25 (48.08%) Microsoft
3 25 (48.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (44.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (42.31%) Cisco
6 20 (38.46%) ITIL
7 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
7 19 (36.54%) SAN
8 17 (32.69%) EMC
8 17 (32.69%) HP
9 14 (26.92%) Linux
9 14 (26.92%) VMware ESX
10 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (23.08%) MS Excel
11 12 (23.08%) MS Office
11 12 (23.08%) SCCM
11 12 (23.08%) Windows 7
12 10 (19.23%) Fibre Channel
12 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V
12 10 (19.23%) MS Exchange
13 9 (17.31%) DNS
13 9 (17.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (15.38%) iSCSI
14 8 (15.38%) CLARiiON
14 8 (15.38%) LAN
14 8 (15.38%) WAN
14 8 (15.38%) DHCP
14 8 (15.38%) SQL
14 8 (15.38%) Red Hat

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 10 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.77%) Lync
4 1 (1.92%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 12 (23.08%) MS Office
1 12 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (36.54%) SAN
2 10 (19.23%) Fibre Channel
3 9 (17.31%) DNS
4 8 (15.38%) iSCSI
4 8 (15.38%) LAN
4 8 (15.38%) WAN
4 8 (15.38%) DHCP
5 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
6 5 (9.62%) Network Security
7 4 (7.69%) VoIP
8 3 (5.77%) WLAN
8 3 (5.77%) Internet
8 3 (5.77%) Firewall
8 3 (5.77%) Junos
8 3 (5.77%) VPN
8 3 (5.77%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (3.85%) IP Telephony
9 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.92%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (15.38%) Consultant
1 8 (15.38%) Administrator
2 7 (13.46%) Analyst
3 6 (11.54%) Network Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Data Network Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (9.62%) Data Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Technical Specialist
4 5 (9.62%) Data Centre Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) VMWare Administrator
5 4 (7.69%) Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Storage Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Project Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Web Services
2 2 (3.85%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.92%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) CLARiiON
2 7 (13.46%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.62%) Celerra
3 5 (9.62%) EqualLogic
4 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (7.69%) EMC VNX
4 4 (7.69%) Blackberry
4 4 (7.69%) Handset
5 2 (3.85%) Cryptography
5 2 (3.85%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 45 (86.54%) Windows
2 23 (44.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (26.92%) Linux
4 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 9 (17.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (7.69%) AIX
9 3 (5.77%) Windows XP
9 3 (5.77%) UNIX
10 2 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) ITIL
2 7 (13.46%) Migration
3 6 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (11.54%) Service Management
4 5 (9.62%) Data Migration
5 4 (7.69%) Change Management
5 4 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.77%) Time Management
6 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.77%) Database Tuning
6 3 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.77%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (5.77%) Performance Testing
7 2 (3.85%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.85%) Network Management
7 2 (3.85%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) SQL
2 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 4 (7.69%) Perl
3 4 (7.69%) Shell Script
3 4 (7.69%) Korn
4 2 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
1 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.69%) Degree
3 1 (1.92%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
2 3 (5.77%) JSP 440
3 2 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 25 (48.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
3 14 (26.92%) VMware ESX
4 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V
5 7 (13.46%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (11.54%) vCloud
7 3 (5.77%) XenApp
8 2 (3.85%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) SCCM
2 7 (13.46%) Backup Exec
3 5 (9.62%) WSUS
4 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (3.85%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (3.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 46 (88.46%) VMware
2 25 (48.08%) Microsoft
3 22 (42.31%) Cisco
4 17 (32.69%) HP
4 17 (32.69%) EMC
5 8 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 8 (15.38%) Dell Compellent
6 6 (11.54%) Oracle
7 5 (9.62%) CommVault
7 5 (9.62%) McAfee
8 4 (7.69%) Dell
9 3 (5.77%) Citrix
9 3 (5.77%) Juniper
9 3 (5.77%) Veritas
9 3 (5.77%) CheckPoint
9 3 (5.77%) Crossbeam
9 3 (5.77%) TippingPoint
9 3 (5.77%) Riverbed
9 3 (5.77%) 3PAR
9 3 (5.77%) F5