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 2 May 2016 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 114 113 94
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Contract jobs citing vSphere 37 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.24% 0.66% 1.04%
As % of the System Software category 7.44% 7.66% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 17
Median daily rate £367 £158 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+133.17% -54.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £115 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £405 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +4.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £19.75 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+34.55% -22.54%
vSphere
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
497 261 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.72% 8.60% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 127 107
Median daily rate £360 £324 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.98% -0.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £125 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+5.92% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 17
Median hourly rate £38.50 £29.09 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.37% +61.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £11.30 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £110.00 £29.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 2 May 2016.

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 2 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -29 9 £375 +40.39%
Glasgow +8 5 £335 +3.07%
Edinburgh -18 3 - - 1
West Lothian - 3 £388 -
Dundee - 2 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £400 -
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vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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 47 (97.92%) VMware
2 41 (85.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (70.83%) Microsoft
4 33 (68.75%) HP
5 31 (64.58%) SAN
6 27 (56.25%) Windows
7 25 (52.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (47.92%) Active Directory
9 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (43.75%) DNS
11 20 (41.67%) DHCP
11 20 (41.67%) MS Excel
11 20 (41.67%) Windows Server
12 19 (39.58%) ITIL
12 19 (39.58%) PowerShell
13 18 (37.50%) Hyper-V
14 17 (35.42%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (33.33%) Citrix
15 16 (33.33%) SQL
15 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
15 16 (33.33%) MCSA
15 16 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (33.33%) OpenStack
16 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
16 14 (29.17%) Unix
16 14 (29.17%) AIX
16 14 (29.17%) IBM
17 13 (27.08%) Oracle
17 13 (27.08%) TOGAF
18 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management

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 16 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 5 (10.42%) CICS
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (6.25%) JBoss
3 3 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 3 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) HP Helion
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (64.58%) SAN
2 21 (43.75%) DNS
3 20 (41.67%) DHCP
4 10 (20.83%) Firewall
5 4 (8.33%) NAS
6 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.25%) WAN
7 2 (4.17%) LAN
7 2 (4.17%) VPN
8 1 (2.08%) BGP
8 1 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.08%) EIGRP
8 1 (2.08%) LDAP
8 1 (2.08%) OSPF
8 1 (2.08%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (2.08%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (2.08%) VLAN
8 1 (2.08%) VXLAN
8 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 5 (10.42%) DB2
3 5 (10.42%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (10.42%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Back Office
3 4 (8.33%) Billing
4 2 (4.17%) Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 13 (27.08%) Architect
3 8 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (12.50%) Technical Specialist
5 5 (10.42%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Virtualisation Specialist
7 3 (6.25%) Server Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 2 (4.17%) TOGAF Architect
8 2 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) VMware Specialist
9 1 (2.08%) Automation Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Designer
9 1 (2.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 1 (2.08%) Mainframe Architect
9 1 (2.08%) VMware Expert
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) IBM Mainframe
1 5 (10.42%) Mainframe
2 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.33%) Smart Meter
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.17%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.08%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (56.25%) Windows
2 25 (52.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 14 (29.17%) AIX
5 14 (29.17%) Unix
6 8 (16.67%) Linux
7 6 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) ITIL
2 13 (27.08%) TOGAF
3 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (18.75%) Conflict Management
4 9 (18.75%) Risk Management
5 6 (12.50%) Server Building
6 5 (10.42%) Data Management
6 5 (10.42%) SOA
7 4 (8.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 3 (6.25%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
9 2 (4.17%) DevOps
9 2 (4.17%) Portfolio Management
10 1 (2.08%) CRM
10 1 (2.08%) Migration
10 1 (2.08%) Presales
10 1 (2.08%) Re-Platforming
10 1 (2.08%) Security Management
10 1 (2.08%) Service Delivery
10 1 (2.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (39.58%) PowerShell
2 16 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (10.42%) COBOL
4 4 (8.33%) VB
5 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (33.33%) MCSA
2 16 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 14 (29.17%) Security Cleared
4 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.08%) CCNP
7 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.08%) Degree
7 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 41 (85.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (47.92%) Active Directory
3 18 (37.50%) Hyper-V
4 5 (10.42%) VMware ESX
5 4 (8.33%) vCloud
6 3 (6.25%) Firmware
6 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (2.08%) DFS Replication
8 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.08%) UAG
8 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) vMotion
3 2 (4.17%) SCOM
4 1 (2.08%) Ansible
4 1 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.08%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.08%) OpenView
4 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.08%) Puppet
4 1 (2.08%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.08%) vRealize
Vendors
1 47 (97.92%) VMware
2 34 (70.83%) Microsoft
3 33 (68.75%) HP
4 16 (33.33%) Citrix
5 14 (29.17%) IBM
6 13 (27.08%) Oracle
7 11 (22.92%) Cisco
7 11 (22.92%) EMC
8 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
9 4 (8.33%) Dell
10 2 (4.17%) Intel Security
10 2 (4.17%) Symantec
11 1 (2.08%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.08%) Avaya
11 1 (2.08%) CA
11 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
11 1 (2.08%) Lumension
11 1 (2.08%) Opsware
11 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.08%) Veeam