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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 114 100 93
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 17 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.60% 0.45% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 7.26% 6.83% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 8
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£313 £288 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.95% +17.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £245 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £370 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £30.50 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+21.31% -4.31%
vSphere
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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
234 161 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 8.29% 6.56% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 77 56
Average daily rate £323 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £182 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.65 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £115.90 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 12 September 2014.

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 12 September 2014. 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 -4 5 £338 -15.62% 2
Glasgow -18 2 £225 -18.18%
Stirling - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
Argyll and Bute - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 33 (94.29%) VMware
2 24 (68.57%) Windows
3 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
4 21 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (45.71%) MS Exchange
7 14 (40.00%) SAN
8 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
8 11 (31.43%) EMC
8 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
8 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
9 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (25.71%) Symantec
10 9 (25.71%) MS Office
10 9 (25.71%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
11 8 (22.86%) DNS
11 8 (22.86%) Citrix
11 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
12 7 (20.00%) XenApp
12 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
12 7 (20.00%) HP
12 7 (20.00%) DHCP
13 6 (17.14%) Dell
13 6 (17.14%) CommVault
13 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (17.14%) SCCM
14 5 (14.29%) WSUS
14 5 (14.29%) VMware ESX

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 16 (45.71%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.71%) IIS
5 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) MS Office
2 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
3 2 (5.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (40.00%) SAN
2 8 (22.86%) DNS
3 7 (20.00%) DHCP
4 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
4 4 (11.43%) Network Security
5 3 (8.57%) Ethernet
5 3 (8.57%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (5.71%) VoIP
6 2 (5.71%) VPN
6 2 (5.71%) H.323
6 2 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (5.71%) Wireless
6 2 (5.71%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.86%) Firewall
7 1 (2.86%) NAS
7 1 (2.86%) Junos
7 1 (2.86%) LAN
7 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.86%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (17.14%) Wintel Engineer
1 6 (17.14%) VMware Specialist
2 4 (11.43%) Administrator
3 3 (8.57%) Design Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) IT Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) VMWare Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 1 (2.86%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Designer
5 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Designer
5 1 (2.86%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Operations Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 5 (14.29%) CLARiiON
1 5 (14.29%) EqualLogic
2 4 (11.43%) Replication
3 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.86%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 4 (11.43%) Linux
6 4 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.86%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) ITIL
1 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (8.57%) Project Management
3 2 (5.71%) Supplier Management
3 2 (5.71%) Migration
3 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
3 2 (5.71%) CRM
4 1 (2.86%) Network Management
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.86%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (2.86%) Release Management
4 1 (2.86%) Time Management
4 1 (2.86%) Service Management
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.43%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) Python
3 2 (5.71%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
1 11 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (14.29%) MCSE
4 4 (11.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (8.57%) VCAP
5 3 (8.57%) Degree
6 2 (5.71%) MCTS
7 1 (2.86%) MCITP
7 1 (2.86%) CCNP
7 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) JSP 440
System Software
1 21 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
3 9 (25.71%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (20.00%) XenApp
5 5 (14.29%) vCloud
5 5 (14.29%) VMware ESX
6 3 (8.57%) VMware Server
6 3 (8.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) SCCM
2 5 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (14.29%) WSUS
3 4 (11.43%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.71%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.86%) ARCserve
5 1 (2.86%) Puppet
5 1 (2.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 33 (94.29%) VMware
2 22 (62.86%) Microsoft
3 11 (31.43%) EMC
4 9 (25.71%) Symantec
5 8 (22.86%) Citrix
6 7 (20.00%) HP
7 6 (17.14%) Dell
7 6 (17.14%) CommVault
8 5 (14.29%) Cisco
9 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
10 3 (8.57%) NetApp
10 3 (8.57%) McAfee
10 3 (8.57%) PlateSpin
11 2 (5.71%) Altiris
11 2 (5.71%) Veritas
12 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
12 1 (2.86%) Brocade
12 1 (2.86%) IBM
12 1 (2.86%) Juniper
12 1 (2.86%) CA