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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 58 86 83
Rank change year-on-year +28 -3  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 13 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.45% 0.20% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 18.84% 1.89% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
Median daily rate £425 - £215
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 - £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £283
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £388 £343
% change year-on-year -0.96% +13.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.63% +30.95%  

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 69 159 97
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 7.69% 10.48% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 62 34
Median daily rate £395 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.22% +24.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £313 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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

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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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Edinburgh

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Edinburgh

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 15 (83.33%) VMware
2 11 (61.11%) Cisco
2 11 (61.11%) vRealize
3 10 (55.56%) DevOps
3 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (50.00%) Linux
5 8 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (44.44%) Ansible
5 8 (44.44%) VXLAN
6 7 (38.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
8 5 (27.78%) EMC
8 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
8 5 (27.78%) PaaS
9 4 (22.22%) Private Cloud
9 4 (22.22%) EMC VNX
9 4 (22.22%) VCP6
9 4 (22.22%) VCAP
9 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
9 4 (22.22%) Scrum
10 3 (16.67%) Firewall
10 3 (16.67%) Java
10 3 (16.67%) LAN
10 3 (16.67%) WAN
10 3 (16.67%) Kanban
10 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (16.67%) OpenShift

vSphere
Top Related 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 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) PaaS
2 3 (16.67%) OpenShift
3 2 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) VXLAN
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) LAN
2 3 (16.67%) WAN
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (11.11%) SAN
3 2 (11.11%) VLAN
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) DMZ
4 1 (5.56%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.56%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) VMWare Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) J2EE
1 2 (11.11%) Java EE
1 2 (11.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 4 (22.22%) EMC VNX
2 4 (22.22%) Private Cloud
3 2 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (5.56%) Clustering
4 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Linux
1 9 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) DevOps
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Kanban
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.56%) Build Automation
6 1 (5.56%) Change Control
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) High Availability
6 1 (5.56%) ITIL
6 1 (5.56%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (22.22%) VCAP
2 4 (22.22%) VCP6
3 2 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (11.11%) CCNP
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 3 (16.67%) Docker
3 3 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (5.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.56%) vCloud
5 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (61.11%) vRealize
2 8 (44.44%) Ansible
3 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 15 (83.33%) VMware
2 11 (61.11%) Cisco
3 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 5 (27.78%) EMC
5 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 2 (11.11%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) Brocade
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) CommVault
6 1 (5.56%) Dell