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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 112 96 99
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Contract jobs citing vSphere 13 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.44% 0.90% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 5.33% 9.87% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 4
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£300 £348 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% +54.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £135 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £416 £278
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
+5.38% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.03 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-4.67% -27.77%
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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
244 223 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.34% 9.11% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 74 73
Average daily rate £340 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £130 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 6
Average hourly rate £29.17 £15.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.19% +1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £29.17 £24.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 5 £215 -38.57% 4
Glasgow -8 1 - - 2
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 27 (84.38%) VMware
2 20 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (46.88%) Windows
4 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
4 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
5 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (34.38%) Cisco
6 11 (34.38%) SAN
7 10 (31.25%) VMware ESX
8 9 (28.13%) EMC
8 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
9 8 (25.00%) HP
9 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (18.75%) Clustering
10 6 (18.75%) Firewall
10 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
11 5 (15.63%) DNS
11 5 (15.63%) WAN
11 5 (15.63%) DHCP
11 5 (15.63%) Veritas
11 5 (15.63%) ITIL
11 5 (15.63%) LAN
11 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
11 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
11 5 (15.63%) Asset Management
11 5 (15.63%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (12.50%) 3PAR
12 4 (12.50%) Network Management
12 4 (12.50%) Network Monitoring

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 3 (9.38%) JBoss
2 2 (6.25%) Lotus Domino
3 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.13%) Lync
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) SAN
2 6 (18.75%) Firewall
3 5 (15.63%) DNS
3 5 (15.63%) LAN
3 5 (15.63%) WAN
3 5 (15.63%) DHCP
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (12.50%) Network Security
4 4 (12.50%) Junos
5 2 (6.25%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.13%) NAS
6 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.13%) VoIP
6 1 (3.13%) WLAN
6 1 (3.13%) LDAP
6 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (15.63%) Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Data Network Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) VMware Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Data Centre Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Technology Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) IT Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Clustering
2 4 (12.50%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
1 5 (15.63%) ITIL
1 5 (15.63%) Asset Management
2 4 (12.50%) Service Management
2 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 4 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
2 4 (12.50%) Network Management
2 4 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (9.38%) Analytics
3 3 (9.38%) Time Management
4 2 (6.25%) Change Control
4 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.13%) Validation
5 1 (3.13%) Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Logistics
5 1 (3.13%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) SC Cleared
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (9.38%) MCSE
4 1 (3.13%) MCSA
4 1 (3.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
1 4 (12.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 20 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (31.25%) VMware ESX
3 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
4 5 (15.63%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
6 3 (9.38%) XenApp
7 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
7 2 (6.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 27 (84.38%) VMware
2 11 (34.38%) Cisco
3 9 (28.13%) EMC
4 8 (25.00%) HP
5 5 (15.63%) Veritas
6 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 4 (12.50%) McAfee
6 4 (12.50%) Crossbeam
6 4 (12.50%) TippingPoint
6 4 (12.50%) Juniper
6 4 (12.50%) Riverbed
6 4 (12.50%) 3PAR
6 4 (12.50%) F5
7 3 (9.38%) Citrix
7 3 (9.38%) Oracle
7 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.25%) IBM
8 2 (6.25%) CommVault
8 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.13%) Veeam
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