The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow with a requirement for VMware ESX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 51 54 66
Rank change year-on-year +3 +12  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.19% 0.18% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 2.56% 1.85% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £285 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.57%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £359
% change year-on-year -3.57% -2.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +44.32% -19.16%  

VMware ESX 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 Glasgow with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 39 54 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 7.46% 9.49% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 33
Median daily rate £300 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £112 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £396 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £110.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -85.45%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESX in Glasgow

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware ESX in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in Glasgow

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in Glasgow

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (50.00%) vRealize
3 2 (50.00%) PowerCLI
3 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (25.00%) AIX
4 1 (25.00%) Solaris
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) MQSeries
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (25.00%) Dell
4 1 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) SAN

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow 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 (25.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Designer
1 1 (25.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) PowerCLI
1 2 (50.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec