The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for VMware ESX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware ESX Server
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 86 77
Rank change year-on-year +15 -9  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 3 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.30% 0.26% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 3.19% 2.19% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £395 £450 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.22% +35.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £450 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £350
% change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +90.47% -30.00%  

VMware ESX is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 94 183 121
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 9.34% 11.95% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 67 47
Median daily rate £375 £450 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +40.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £343 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £347
% change year-on-year -0.68% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.23%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESX in Edinburgh

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware ESX in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in Edinburgh

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (90.00%) Citrix
3 17 (85.00%) Windows
3 17 (85.00%) XenApp
4 16 (80.00%) XenDesktop
4 16 (80.00%) Windows 7
4 16 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
6 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
6 14 (70.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (65.00%) DHCP
7 13 (65.00%) DNS
8 12 (60.00%) Windows 10
9 11 (55.00%) Finance
9 11 (55.00%) SCCM
10 8 (40.00%) PowerShell
11 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (35.00%) Internet
11 7 (35.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (30.00%) NetScaler
12 6 (30.00%) SCOM
12 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (20.00%) Cisco
13 4 (20.00%) Migration
13 4 (20.00%) Application Discovery
14 3 (15.00%) Translating Business Requirements
14 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V

VMware ESX
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) DHCP
1 13 (65.00%) DNS
2 7 (35.00%) Internet
3 6 (30.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) WinDbg
General
1 11 (55.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 4 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix Support
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix Support Specialist
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 3 (15.00%) Support Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Applications Packager
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Storage Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (10.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 16 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (60.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 7 (35.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Application Discovery
3 4 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
5 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) Change Control
6 1 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
System Software
1 17 (85.00%) XenApp
2 16 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (80.00%) XenDesktop
3 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 14 (70.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (10.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (55.00%) SCCM
2 6 (30.00%) SCOM
3 2 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (90.00%) Citrix
3 14 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (10.00%) arcserve
5 2 (10.00%) CA
5 2 (10.00%) EMC
5 2 (10.00%) Symantec
5 2 (10.00%) Varonis
6 1 (5.00%) Remedy
6 1 (5.00%) Sophos