The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 27 June 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 vSphere
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 94 77
Rank change year-on-year +18 -17  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.24% 0.52% 0.71%
As % of the System Software category 2.97% 4.02% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
Median daily rate £300 £431 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +275.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +10.71% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -63.00% +109.52%  

vSphere 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 101 174 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 8.22% 12.92% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 62 36
Median daily rate £400 £375 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +80.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £118 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £48.75 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Edinburgh

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Edinburgh

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 13 (81.25%) VMware
2 11 (68.75%) vRealize
3 9 (56.25%) Cisco
4 8 (50.00%) Linux
4 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (50.00%) Ansible
5 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (43.75%) DevOps
6 6 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
6 6 (37.50%) VXLAN
7 5 (31.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
7 5 (31.25%) PaaS
8 4 (25.00%) VCAP
8 4 (25.00%) Scrum
8 4 (25.00%) VCP6
8 4 (25.00%) vCenter Server
9 3 (18.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 3 (18.75%) Docker
9 3 (18.75%) Private Cloud
9 3 (18.75%) Java
9 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (18.75%) OpenShift
9 3 (18.75%) EMC
10 2 (12.50%) Change Management
10 2 (12.50%) Finance
10 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
10 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification

vSphere
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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) PaaS
2 3 (18.75%) OpenShift
3 2 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) VXLAN
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) BGP
3 1 (6.25%) DMZ
3 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
3 1 (6.25%) OSPF
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (6.25%) VLAN
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (6.25%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) VMWare Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) J2EE
1 2 (12.50%) Java EE
1 2 (12.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 3 (18.75%) Private Cloud
3 2 (12.50%) EMC VNX
4 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
1 8 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (43.75%) DevOps
2 4 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Kanban
5 1 (6.25%) Build Automation
5 1 (6.25%) Change Control
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (25.00%) VCAP
2 4 (25.00%) VCP6
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) Docker
3 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (68.75%) vRealize
2 8 (50.00%) Ansible
3 4 (25.00%) vCenter Server
4 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (18.75%) EMC
5 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.25%) Brocade
6 1 (6.25%) CommVault
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
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