The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware Infrastructure over the 3 months to 30 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 Infrastructure (VI3)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 64 62
Rank change year-on-year +11 -2  
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 20 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.17% 1.71% 1.59%
As % of the System Software category 26.67% 16.05% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 8
Median daily rate £385 £450 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.44% +16.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £293 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £361 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -47.67% +43.33%  

VMware Infrastructure 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 75 162 102
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 8.14% 10.67% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 63 39
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 £120 £321 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

VMware Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in Edinburgh

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Edinburgh

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in Edinburgh

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure.

1 45 (100.00%) VMware
2 29 (64.44%) Windows
3 24 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 24 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 21 (46.67%) Citrix
5 18 (40.00%) DNS
6 17 (37.78%) DHCP
6 17 (37.78%) VMware ESX
7 16 (35.56%) Windows 7
7 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (31.11%) XenApp
9 14 (31.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (31.11%) Cisco
10 13 (28.89%) Linux
10 13 (28.89%) Finance
10 13 (28.89%) XenDesktop
10 13 (28.89%) PowerShell
10 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (26.67%) Windows 10
12 11 (24.44%) Hyper-V
12 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (22.22%) SCCM
13 10 (22.22%) DevOps
14 9 (20.00%) vSphere
14 9 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (20.00%) ITIL
14 9 (20.00%) SQL
15 8 (17.78%) SCOM
15 8 (17.78%) NetScaler

VMware Infrastructure
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 4 (8.89%) Skype for Business
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.44%) IIS
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.67%) OpenShift
2 3 (6.67%) PaaS
3 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.44%) Office 365
4 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (40.00%) DNS
2 17 (37.78%) DHCP
3 8 (17.78%) NetScaler
4 7 (15.56%) Internet
5 5 (11.11%) Firewall
5 5 (11.11%) VXLAN
6 4 (8.89%) SAN
7 3 (6.67%) LAN
7 3 (6.67%) WAN
8 2 (4.44%) VLAN
8 2 (4.44%) VPN
9 1 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (2.22%) LDAP
9 1 (2.22%) Skype
9 1 (2.22%) Software-Defined Networking
9 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.44%) WinDbg
3 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.22%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Law
2 2 (4.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) Architect
2 6 (13.33%) Analyst
2 6 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Citrix Specialist
4 4 (8.89%) Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Citrix Support
5 3 (6.67%) Citrix Support Specialist
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Support Specialist
5 3 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) RESTful
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Replication
1 5 (11.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 4 (8.89%) PKI
3 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Licensing
3 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 16 (35.56%) Windows 7
2 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (28.89%) Linux
5 12 (26.67%) Windows 10
6 9 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
8 2 (4.44%) Solaris
9 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.22%) DevOps
3 9 (20.00%) ITIL
4 6 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (11.11%) Migration
5 5 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (8.89%) Project Management
6 4 (8.89%) Scrum
6 4 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.89%) Translating Business Requirements
7 3 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (6.67%) ITIL V3
8 2 (4.44%) Application Packaging
8 2 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.44%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 2 (4.44%) Functional Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (4.44%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (4.44%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) PowerShell
2 9 (20.00%) SQL
3 5 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.22%) Java
5 1 (2.22%) Python
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby
5 1 (2.22%) VB
5 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) VCAP
2 2 (4.44%) VCP6
3 1 (2.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (37.78%) VMware ESX
3 14 (31.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (31.11%) XenApp
4 13 (28.89%) XenDesktop
5 11 (24.44%) Hyper-V
6 9 (20.00%) vSphere
7 3 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (4.44%) Docker
8 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (4.44%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (2.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (2.22%) vCloud
9 1 (2.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) SCCM
2 8 (17.78%) SCOM
3 7 (15.56%) Ansible
3 7 (15.56%) vRealize
4 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (4.44%) SnapMirror
5 2 (4.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (4.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.22%) Puppet
6 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 21 (46.67%) Citrix
4 14 (31.11%) Cisco
5 7 (15.56%) Red Hat
6 4 (8.89%) NetApp
7 3 (6.67%) Oracle
8 2 (4.44%) CA
8 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.44%) Dell
8 2 (4.44%) EMC
8 2 (4.44%) HP
8 2 (4.44%) Juniper
8 2 (4.44%) Symantec
8 2 (4.44%) Varonis
9 1 (2.22%) Brocade
9 1 (2.22%) F5
9 1 (2.22%) Remedy
9 1 (2.22%) Sophos
9 1 (2.22%) Sybase