Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for VMware ESXi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESXi over the 6 months to 21 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 ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 113 122
Rank change year-on-year -47 +9 -3
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 27 71 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.54% 1.65% 1.17%
As % of the System Software category 5.28% 11.32% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 47 45
Scotland median daily rate £363 £283 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.09% -8.71% -6.77%
10th Percentile £287 £194 £260
90th Percentile £449 £388 £460
UK median daily rate £400 £371 £378
% change year-on-year +7.82% -1.72% +7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £35.50 -
UK median hourly rate £46.42 £33.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year +37.53% -6.25% +89.47%

VMware ESXi 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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 511 627 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.17% 14.54% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 371 261
Scotland median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.84% -3.50%
10th Percentile £130 £160 £135
90th Percentile £550 £453 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 31
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% +17.46%
10th Percentile £10.39 £13.35 £13.75
90th Percentile £37.25 £42.00 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in Scotland

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in Scotland

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in Scotland

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in Scotland

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -13 21 £338 +17.39% 1
Glasgow -23 5 £425 +41.67% 1
Dundee - 1 £323 -
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 26 (96.30%) VMware
2 24 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 22 (81.48%) Windows
4 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (55.56%) PowerShell
5 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (51.85%) Windows Server
6 13 (48.15%) ITIL
7 11 (40.74%) SAN
7 11 (40.74%) WSUS
8 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (37.04%) Citrix
9 9 (33.33%) SCOM
10 8 (29.63%) SCCM
10 8 (29.63%) EMC
10 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
11 7 (25.93%) MCSA
11 7 (25.93%) Cisco
11 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (25.93%) Finance
11 7 (25.93%) Clustering
11 7 (25.93%) XenDesktop
11 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (25.93%) Office 365
11 7 (25.93%) EMC VNX
12 6 (22.22%) Skype for Business
12 6 (22.22%) Sophos
12 6 (22.22%) VBScript
13 5 (18.52%) MCSE

VMware ESXi
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 6 (22.22%) Skype for Business
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (14.81%) IBM Domino
2 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
3 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) MQSeries
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (40.74%) SAN
2 5 (18.52%) Firewall
2 5 (18.52%) NetScaler
2 5 (18.52%) Skype
2 5 (18.52%) Unified Communications
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (14.81%) DNS
3 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
4 3 (11.11%) DHCP
4 3 (11.11%) Network Security
5 2 (7.41%) VPN
5 2 (7.41%) VSAN
6 1 (3.70%) FTP
6 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (14.81%) Administrator
2 4 (14.81%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Support
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Designer
4 2 (7.41%) ICT Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Operations Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Clustering
1 7 (25.93%) EMC VNX
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
3 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
4 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.70%) CMDB
5 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Windows Server
2 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
5 4 (14.81%) Linux
5 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (7.41%) AIX
7 2 (7.41%) CentOS
7 2 (7.41%) Solaris
7 2 (7.41%) Unix
8 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Application Packaging
2 5 (18.52%) ITIL V3
2 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
3 4 (14.81%) Service Management
4 3 (11.11%) Change Control
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.70%) Release Management
6 1 (3.70%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.70%) Time Management
6 1 (3.70%) Use Case
6 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 6 (22.22%) VBScript
3 4 (14.81%) SQL
4 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) MCSA
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (18.52%) MCSE
3 2 (7.41%) CCNA
3 2 (7.41%) CCNP
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.41%) MCP
3 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) HND
4 1 (3.70%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 24 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (25.93%) XenDesktop
4 5 (18.52%) vSphere
4 5 (18.52%) XenApp
5 3 (11.11%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (7.41%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (3.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) WSUS
2 9 (33.33%) SCOM
3 8 (29.63%) SCCM
4 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (11.11%) vCenter Server
6 1 (3.70%) Simpana
Vendors
1 26 (96.30%) VMware
2 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 10 (37.04%) Citrix
4 8 (29.63%) EMC
5 7 (25.93%) Cisco
6 6 (22.22%) Sophos
7 4 (14.81%) CommVault
7 4 (14.81%) Lotus
7 4 (14.81%) Red Hat
7 4 (14.81%) ServiceNow
7 4 (14.81%) Symantec
8 3 (11.11%) AppSense
9 2 (7.41%) Avaya
9 2 (7.41%) Dell
9 2 (7.41%) Oracle
9 2 (7.41%) Remedy
10 1 (3.70%) arcserve
10 1 (3.70%) F5
10 1 (3.70%) IBM
10 1 (3.70%) Veeam