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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 81 126 107
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -19
Contract jobs citing vSphere 40 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.03% 0.28% 0.71%
As % of the System Software category 12.16% 2.48% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 5 14
Median daily rate £320 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £266 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £410 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £25.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+77.84% -13.79%
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
329 323 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.69% 11.27% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 162 141
Median daily rate £325 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £175 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £464 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 9
Median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £14.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.60 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 - 13 £325 -
Glasgow +10 9 £300 - 1
Edinburgh +25 5 £388 -
Aberdeen - 5 £295 -
South Ayrshire - 4 £238 -
North Lanarkshire +9 1 - -
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 50 (98.04%) VMware
2 36 (70.59%) Windows
3 34 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (54.90%) Microsoft
5 26 (50.98%) Active Directory
6 25 (49.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (45.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (45.10%) vRealize
8 22 (43.14%) PowerShell
9 21 (41.18%) SQL Server
9 21 (41.18%) DNS
9 21 (41.18%) Windows Server
10 20 (39.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (39.22%) DHCP
11 19 (37.25%) PowerCLI
12 17 (33.33%) ITIL
13 16 (31.37%) MS Excel
14 15 (29.41%) Security Cleared
15 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
15 14 (27.45%) Cisco
15 14 (27.45%) SQL
15 14 (27.45%) SAN
16 13 (25.49%) Firewall
17 11 (21.57%) Linux
18 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
18 9 (17.65%) TCP/IP
18 9 (17.65%) NetApp
18 9 (17.65%) HP
18 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
19 8 (15.69%) VMware ESXi

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 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (9.80%) IIS
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (31.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (41.18%) DNS
2 20 (39.22%) DHCP
3 14 (27.45%) SAN
4 13 (25.49%) Firewall
5 9 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 7 (13.73%) WAN
7 5 (9.80%) LAN
8 4 (7.84%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (7.84%) Internet
8 4 (7.84%) VLAN
8 4 (7.84%) VXLAN
9 2 (3.92%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.96%) LDAP
10 1 (1.96%) Network Security
10 1 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.96%) VPN
10 1 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MSI
1 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (1.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 9 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) VMware Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Administrator
4 6 (11.76%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Solaris Administrator
6 4 (7.84%) Unix Administrator
6 4 (7.84%) Unix Scripter
6 4 (7.84%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Development Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) EMC Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Software Development Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) J2EE
2 2 (3.92%) .NET
2 2 (3.92%) Java EE
2 2 (3.92%) REST
2 2 (3.92%) XML
2 2 (3.92%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Clustering
2 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.76%) EMC VNX
3 3 (5.88%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.92%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (70.59%) Windows
2 25 (49.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (41.18%) Windows Server
4 20 (39.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (21.57%) Linux
6 8 (15.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (7.84%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (7.84%) Solaris
8 4 (7.84%) Unix
9 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.96%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) ITIL
2 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (11.76%) DevOps
3 6 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (9.80%) Change Control
4 5 (9.80%) Kanban
4 5 (9.80%) Server Building
4 5 (9.80%) Time Management
5 3 (5.88%) Change Management
5 3 (5.88%) Scrum
6 2 (3.92%) Build Automation
6 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 2 (3.92%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.92%) OO
6 2 (3.92%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.92%) Prototyping
6 2 (3.92%) Supplier Management
6 2 (3.92%) Unit Testing
7 1 (1.96%) Re-Platforming
7 1 (1.96%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 22 (43.14%) PowerShell
2 14 (27.45%) SQL
3 6 (11.76%) C
4 4 (7.84%) Bash Shell
4 4 (7.84%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.88%) Java
6 2 (3.92%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (45.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 15 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
4 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (13.73%) MCSE
6 4 (7.84%) CCNP
6 4 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (7.84%) VCAP
6 4 (7.84%) VCP6
7 3 (5.88%) MCSA
8 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (50.98%) Active Directory
3 8 (15.69%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (11.76%) VMware ESX
5 5 (9.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (7.84%) NFS
7 3 (5.88%) Docker
8 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
8 2 (3.92%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.96%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.96%) vCloud
9 1 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 23 (45.10%) vRealize
2 19 (37.25%) PowerCLI
3 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (9.80%) NetBackup
5 3 (5.88%) Ansible
5 3 (5.88%) WSUS
6 2 (3.92%) SnapMirror
7 1 (1.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (98.04%) VMware
2 28 (54.90%) Microsoft
3 14 (27.45%) Cisco
4 9 (17.65%) HP
4 9 (17.65%) NetApp
5 7 (13.73%) EMC
6 6 (11.76%) Citrix
6 6 (11.76%) Dell
7 5 (9.80%) CommVault
7 5 (9.80%) Veritas
8 4 (7.84%) IBM
8 4 (7.84%) Oracle
8 4 (7.84%) Sun
9 3 (5.88%) CheckPoint
9 3 (5.88%) Riverbed
9 3 (5.88%) Veeam
10 2 (3.92%) Avaya
10 2 (3.92%) Palo Alto
10 2 (3.92%) WatchGuard
11 1 (1.96%) Red Hat