The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 28 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.

VMware ESX Server
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 105 107
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 4 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 1.00% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 2.76% 8.00% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 10
Median daily rate £395 £303 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.57% -16.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £261 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £350 £357
% change year-on-year -4.64% -1.83%  
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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 145 325 259
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 8.26% 12.53% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 171 128
Median daily rate £355 £400 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.25% +15.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £243 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £33.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -52.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £16.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.00 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in Scotland

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in Scotland

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +21 3 £395 -12.22%
Glasgow +5 1 - -
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 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 Scotland region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (92.31%) Windows
3 23 (88.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (84.62%) Microsoft
5 19 (73.08%) Citrix
6 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
6 17 (65.38%) XenApp
6 17 (65.38%) XenDesktop
6 17 (65.38%) Windows 7
7 16 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (53.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (50.00%) DHCP
10 13 (50.00%) DNS
11 12 (46.15%) PowerShell
11 12 (46.15%) Windows 10
12 11 (42.31%) SCCM
13 10 (38.46%) Finance
14 7 (26.92%) Internet
14 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (26.92%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (26.92%) Root Cause Analysis
15 6 (23.08%) NetScaler
15 6 (23.08%) SCOM
15 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
15 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
16 5 (19.23%) Migration
16 5 (19.23%) C
16 5 (19.23%) ITIL
16 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared

VMware ESX
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.69%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.85%) MQSeries
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) DHCP
1 13 (50.00%) DNS
2 7 (26.92%) Internet
3 6 (23.08%) NetScaler
4 2 (7.69%) Firewall
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) VLAN
4 2 (7.69%) VPN
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) WinDbg
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Applications Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Citrix Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Citrix Support
3 3 (11.54%) Citrix Support Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Support Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Applications Packager
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Windows 7
3 16 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (46.15%) Windows 10
6 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.85%) AIX
7 1 (3.85%) Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (26.92%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (19.23%) ITIL
3 5 (19.23%) Migration
4 4 (15.38%) Application Discovery
5 3 (11.54%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
6 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.69%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (7.69%) People Management
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (7.69%) Software Delivery
7 1 (3.85%) Change Control
7 1 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 5 (19.23%) C
3 4 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 23 (88.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 17 (65.38%) XenApp
2 17 (65.38%) XenDesktop
3 14 (53.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (26.92%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (19.23%) vSphere
6 3 (11.54%) Hyper-V
7 2 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) SCCM
2 6 (23.08%) SCOM
3 4 (15.38%) PowerCLI
3 4 (15.38%) vRealize
4 2 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (84.62%) Microsoft
3 19 (73.08%) Citrix
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco
5 3 (11.54%) Symantec
6 2 (7.69%) CA
6 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.69%) Juniper
6 2 (7.69%) Varonis
7 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.85%) Dell
7 1 (3.85%) EMC
7 1 (3.85%) IBM
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.85%) Remedy
7 1 (3.85%) Sophos