Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 92 134
Rank change year-on-year -23 +42 -26
Contract jobs citing vSphere 14 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.48% 0.79% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 4.68% 9.47% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 1
Edinburgh median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - +269.57%
10th Percentile £144 £291 £400
90th Percentile £591 £513 £450
Scotland median daily rate £365 £303 £381
% change year-on-year +20.66% -20.66% +27.08%
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 299 169 329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.34% 8.35% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 96 123
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% -0.63% +20.12%
10th Percentile £120 £125 £209
90th Percentile £600 £528 £488
Scotland median daily rate £338 £375 £345
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.70% +7.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £20.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% -57.44% +30.00%
10th Percentile £15.78 £18.78 £46.38
90th Percentile £39.38 £23.33 £52.13
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -29.51% -40.00% +120.59%

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 19 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 9 (64.29%) PowerShell
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (50.00%) Windows
5 6 (42.86%) SAN
5 6 (42.86%) Puppet
6 5 (35.71%) Linux
6 5 (35.71%) vRealize
7 4 (28.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
7 4 (28.57%) Python
7 4 (28.57%) DHCP
7 4 (28.57%) NFS
7 4 (28.57%) NetApp
7 4 (28.57%) DNS
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (28.57%) iSCSI
7 4 (28.57%) Finance
8 3 (21.43%) Validation
8 3 (21.43%) Replication
8 3 (21.43%) TDD
8 3 (21.43%) Banking
8 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
8 3 (21.43%) 3PAR
8 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft

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 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) SAN
2 4 (28.57%) DHCP
2 4 (28.57%) DNS
2 4 (28.57%) iSCSI
3 3 (21.43%) LAN
3 3 (21.43%) WAN
4 2 (14.29%) BGP
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
4 2 (14.29%) OSPF
4 2 (14.29%) SNMP
4 2 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
4 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (14.29%) VLAN
4 2 (14.29%) VPN
4 2 (14.29%) VXLAN
5 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Back Office
3 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Platform Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) LDAP
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 3 (21.43%) Replication
3 2 (14.29%) Private Cloud
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 1 (7.14%) EMC VNX
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
1 3 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
1 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (21.43%) TDD
1 3 (21.43%) Validation
2 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Chat Support
3 1 (7.14%) Coaching
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Kanban
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Open Source
3 1 (7.14%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) PowerShell
2 4 (28.57%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) VB
3 3 (21.43%) VBScript
4 2 (14.29%) Ruby
5 1 (7.14%) Java
5 1 (7.14%) Perl
5 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (28.57%) NFS
3 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Puppet
2 5 (35.71%) vRealize
3 3 (21.43%) Ansible
3 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (21.43%) vCenter Server
4 1 (7.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) NetApp
3 3 (21.43%) 3PAR
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) EMC
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint