Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 109 119
Rank change year-on-year +21 +10 -5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 46 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.58% 0.83% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 17.10% 7.79% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 13 9
Edinburgh median daily rate £500 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £363 £258 £277
90th Percentile £601 £508 £539
Scotland median daily rate £475 £328 £350
% change year-on-year +45.04% -6.43% +2.12%
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 269 231 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.25% 10.71% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 116 78
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £147 £129 £125
90th Percentile £600 £475 £507
Scotland median daily rate £375 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +15.38% +4.84% -3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £35.00 £19.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.49% -23.53% +112.50%
10th Percentile £15.30 £15.35 £24.05
90th Percentile £41.00 £36.25 £37.55
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year -4.76% +12.75% +18.25%

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 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 40 (86.96%) VMware
2 35 (76.09%) Windows
2 35 (76.09%) Active Directory
3 27 (58.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (58.70%) Windows Server
4 26 (56.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (56.52%) Linux
5 25 (54.35%) Microsoft
6 24 (52.17%) PowerShell
7 23 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (45.65%) Finance
9 20 (43.48%) Ansible
9 20 (43.48%) Puppet
10 19 (41.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (41.30%) Ruby
11 17 (36.96%) Configuration Management
11 17 (36.96%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
13 15 (32.61%) Continuous Delivery
13 15 (32.61%) Validation
14 13 (28.26%) HP
14 13 (28.26%) SAN
15 12 (26.09%) ITIL
15 12 (26.09%) Firewall
16 11 (23.91%) Git (software)
17 10 (21.74%) TDD
17 10 (21.74%) VPN
17 10 (21.74%) CheckPoint
17 10 (21.74%) Virtual Team
18 9 (19.57%) DevOps

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 7 (15.22%) Apache
1 7 (15.22%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (15.22%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (8.70%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (8.70%) Office 365
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) SAN
2 12 (26.09%) Firewall
3 10 (21.74%) VPN
4 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
5 5 (10.87%) DHCP
5 5 (10.87%) DNS
5 5 (10.87%) FTP
5 5 (10.87%) SMTP
6 4 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (8.70%) Network Security
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (6.52%) LAN
7 3 (6.52%) WAN
8 2 (4.35%) BGP
8 2 (4.35%) EIGRP
8 2 (4.35%) OSPF
8 2 (4.35%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (4.35%) VLAN
8 2 (4.35%) VXLAN
9 1 (2.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.52%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (6.52%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (45.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (39.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (10.87%) Administrator
3 4 (8.70%) Consultant
3 4 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) ICT Administrator
5 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) VMWare Administrator
5 2 (4.35%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) IT Analyst
6 1 (2.17%) IT Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Consultant
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Virtual Team
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Clustering
2 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.35%) Private Cloud
2 2 (4.35%) Tandem
2 2 (4.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (76.09%) Windows
2 27 (58.70%) Windows Server
2 27 (58.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (56.52%) Linux
3 26 (56.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (41.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Configuration Management
2 16 (34.78%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (32.61%) Continuous Delivery
3 15 (32.61%) Validation
4 12 (26.09%) ITIL
5 10 (21.74%) TDD
6 9 (19.57%) Coaching
6 9 (19.57%) DevOps
6 9 (19.57%) Mentoring
7 6 (13.04%) Open Source
8 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (10.87%) ITIL V3
8 5 (10.87%) Task Automation
9 4 (8.70%) Asset Management
9 4 (8.70%) Change Management
10 3 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
11 2 (4.35%) Application Packaging
11 2 (4.35%) Kanban
11 2 (4.35%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) PowerShell
2 19 (41.30%) Ruby
3 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (6.52%) CCNP
2 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 35 (76.09%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.70%) VMware NSX
4 3 (6.52%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 23 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (43.48%) Ansible
2 20 (43.48%) Puppet
3 8 (17.39%) vCenter Server
4 6 (13.04%) SCCM
5 5 (10.87%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (8.70%) SCOM
6 4 (8.70%) WSUS
7 3 (6.52%) Packer
8 2 (4.35%) AirWatch
8 2 (4.35%) SCVMM
8 2 (4.35%) vRealize
9 1 (2.17%) HP SIM
9 1 (2.17%) Simpana
Vendors
1 40 (86.96%) VMware
2 25 (54.35%) Microsoft
3 13 (28.26%) HP
4 10 (21.74%) CheckPoint
5 8 (17.39%) Cisco
6 5 (10.87%) Red Hat
6 5 (10.87%) Symantec
7 4 (8.70%) Dell
8 3 (6.52%) Sophos
9 2 (4.35%) NetApp
9 2 (4.35%) Veeam
10 1 (2.17%) Citrix
10 1 (2.17%) CommVault
10 1 (2.17%) Splunk