The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 23 June 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 65 72
Rank change year-on-year +5 +7  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.60% 0.85% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 6.56% 6.45% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Median daily rate £275 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.91% +3.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -63.00% +134.66%  

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 Glasgow with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 61 93 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 9.20% 13.21% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 38 24
Median daily rate £395 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.66% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £129 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £16.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Glasgow

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Glasgow region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) EMC
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Avaya
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) CommVault
3 2 (50.00%) NetApp
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) WSUS
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science

vSphere
Co-occurring 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 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) SAN
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) VSAN
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Support Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) CentOS
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (50.00%) Security Patching
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) MCSA
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Avaya
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) CommVault
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) F5
3 1 (25.00%) Sophos
3 1 (25.00%) Veeam