Period
to 13 December 2018

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 6 months to 13 December 2018 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
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 136 85 104
Rank change year-on-year -51 +19 +15
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 51 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.14% 1.74% 0.75%
As % of the System Software category 1.16% 18.02% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 40 12
Edinburgh median daily rate £525 £500 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +29.03% +10.71%
10th Percentile £165 £324 £257
90th Percentile £548 £600 £510
Scotland median daily rate £475 £475 £319
% change year-on-year - +49.02% -8.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £40.25

vSphere is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 344 283 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 12.08% 9.67% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 159 95
Edinburgh median daily rate £444 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.94% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £180 £199 £126
90th Percentile £700 £600 £495
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £320
% change year-on-year +3.33% +17.19% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 6
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +133.33% -41.18%
10th Percentile £12.27 £15.30 £14.49
90th Percentile £44.27 £41.00 £30.25
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -4.76% +13.51%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (50.00%) EMC
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Network Design
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Ab Initio
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (25.00%) Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (25.00%) NFS
4 1 (25.00%) DNS

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 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Network Design
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Chat Support
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Proactive Management
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Server Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (25.00%) Firmware
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (25.00%) NFS
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) PowerCLI
1 1 (25.00%) vCenter Server
1 1 (25.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Ab Initio
3 1 (25.00%) Charles River
3 1 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat