The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for VMware ESXi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESXi over the 3 months to 28 March 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 ESXi
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 89 83
Rank change year-on-year +21 -6  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 4.17% 2.48% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £305 £413 £337
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.06% +22.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £360 £400
% change year-on-year -9.72% -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £24.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year +6.12% +45.61%  

VMware ESXi 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 72 161 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 7.93% 10.60% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 63 37
Median daily rate £375 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +24.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £294 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in Edinburgh

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in Edinburgh

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) vRealize
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) vSphere
4 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (42.86%) Banking
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) DMZ
5 2 (28.57%) CA
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) SCCM
5 2 (28.57%) SCOM
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Law
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
5 2 (28.57%) Symantec
5 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
5 2 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

VMware ESXi
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 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DMZ
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) WinDbg
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) IT Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
1 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (42.86%) vSphere
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
2 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) vRealize
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) SCOM
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (28.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) CA
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Symantec
3 2 (28.57%) Varonis
4 1 (14.29%) CommVault
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) Verint