Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 100 112
Rank change year-on-year -27 +12 +7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 9 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.31% 1.08% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 2.77% 12.20% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 21 11
Edinburgh median daily rate £475 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £136 £325 £256
90th Percentile £555 £600 £488
Scotland median daily rate £475 £450 £333
% change year-on-year +5.56% +35.34% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 325 246 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.06% 8.89% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 134 110
Edinburgh median daily rate £438 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.06% +6.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £140 £216 £124
90th Percentile £700 £550 £475
Scotland median daily rate £385 £375 £320
% change year-on-year +2.67% +17.19% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £22.88 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.50% -41.35% +56.00%
10th Percentile £16.20 £12.84 £16.38
90th Percentile £44.27 £32.61 £51.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -10.26% -45.83% +94.59%

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 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) DHCP
5 3 (33.33%) LAN
5 3 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) SAN
5 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (33.33%) vCenter Server
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (22.22%) VXLAN
6 2 (22.22%) vRealize
6 2 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (22.22%) XenApp
6 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
6 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
6 2 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (22.22%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (22.22%) Private Cloud
6 2 (22.22%) EMC
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) BGP
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
3 2 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) SNMP
3 2 (22.22%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) VXLAN
4 1 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) LDAP
2 1 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Private Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) EMC VNX
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) VMS
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Network Design
1 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
2 1 (11.11%) Chat Support
2 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Kanban
2 1 (11.11%) Proactive Management
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
2 1 (11.11%) Server Management
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
2 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) NFS
3 2 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (22.22%) XenApp
3 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
4 1 (11.11%) Firmware
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (11.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) vCenter Server
2 2 (22.22%) vRealize
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) PowerCLI
3 1 (11.11%) vMotion
3 1 (11.11%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) EMC
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Ab Initio
4 1 (11.11%) Charles River
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat