Period
to 21 July 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 July 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 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 129 146
Rank change year-on-year -23 +17 -20
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 20 84 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.47% 1.53% 0.91%
As % of the System Software category 5.12% 10.10% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 40 29
Scotland median daily rate £344 £290 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.53% -15.94% +6.61%
10th Percentile £251 £240 £261
90th Percentile £435 £397 £440
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Scotland median hourly rate - £36.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.77% +11.42%
UK median hourly rate £49.19 £24.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +104.96% -20.00% +42.86%

VMware ESXi 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 391 832 543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 9.23% 15.11% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 407 242
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +4.82% -0.19%
10th Percentile £133 £157 £113
90th Percentile £500 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 27 26
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £38.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.65% +126.47% -4.23%
10th Percentile £12.60 £35.40 £11.50
90th Percentile £27.50 £43.00 £46.88
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.59% -1.56% +3.23%

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 July 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 July 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 +21 12 £373 -0.67% 3
Renfrewshire +6 4 £250 -13.72% 1
Glasgow -4 4 £425 +84.78% 2
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 14 (70.00%) Windows
1 14 (70.00%) VMware
2 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (55.00%) Cisco
3 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
4 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (35.00%) Finance
6 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (35.00%) vSphere
6 7 (35.00%) EMC
6 7 (35.00%) Clustering
6 7 (35.00%) Change Management
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (30.00%) Citrix
7 6 (30.00%) SAN
7 6 (30.00%) Office 365
7 6 (30.00%) vCenter Server
8 5 (25.00%) EMC VNX
8 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
8 5 (25.00%) WSUS
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (25.00%) AIX
8 5 (25.00%) SQL
8 5 (25.00%) MCSA
8 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
8 5 (25.00%) Sophos
8 5 (25.00%) Firewall
9 4 (20.00%) Red Hat

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 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.00%) MQSeries
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Domino
3 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) SAN
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall
3 4 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (15.00%) DHCP
4 3 (15.00%) DNS
4 3 (15.00%) Network Security
4 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.00%) DMZ
5 2 (10.00%) VPN
5 2 (10.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) StarTeam
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Storage Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Designer
4 2 (10.00%) Finance Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) ICT Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Data Centre Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Clustering
2 5 (25.00%) EMC VNX
3 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (25.00%) AIX
5 5 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (20.00%) Linux
6 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (10.00%) CentOS
7 2 (10.00%) Solaris
7 2 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Change Management
2 4 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 4 (20.00%) Smoke Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Change Control
4 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Time Management
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) MCSA
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (15.00%) MCITP
3 3 (15.00%) MCSE
3 3 (15.00%) MCTS
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) CCNP
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (35.00%) vSphere
4 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (20.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (15.00%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
8 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) vCenter Server
2 5 (25.00%) WSUS
3 3 (15.00%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (15.00%) Netcool
3 3 (15.00%) SCCM
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (10.00%) vRealize
5 1 (5.00%) SCOM
5 1 (5.00%) Simpana
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) VMware
2 11 (55.00%) Cisco
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) EMC
5 6 (30.00%) Citrix
6 5 (25.00%) Sophos
7 4 (20.00%) arcserve
7 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 3 (15.00%) Dell
8 3 (15.00%) McAfee
8 3 (15.00%) Veritas
9 2 (10.00%) Avaya
9 2 (10.00%) CommVault
9 2 (10.00%) IBM
9 2 (10.00%) Oracle
9 2 (10.00%) Symantec
10 1 (5.00%) F5
10 1 (5.00%) Lotus
10 1 (5.00%) Remedy
10 1 (5.00%) Veeam
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