Period
to 15 July 2018

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 15 July 2018 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
15 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 155 129
Rank change year-on-year +32 -26 +19
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 83 20 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.48% 0.48% 1.55%
As % of the System Software category 11.37% 5.18% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 12 41
Scotland median daily rate £280 £344 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.55% +14.58% -12.15%
10th Percentile £224 £251 £243
90th Percentile £475 £435 £395
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Scotland median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK median hourly rate £43.92 £49.19 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.72% +109.32% -8.74%

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 730 386 836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.98% 9.19% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 220 404
Scotland median daily rate £338 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +10.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £163 £141 £161
90th Percentile £534 £501 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 27
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £20.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.57% -44.67% +120.59%
10th Percentile £11.07 £12.93 £27.15
90th Percentile £34.50 £26.25 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year - +1.59% -1.56%

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 15 July 2018.

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 15 July 2018. 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
Renfrewshire +7 46 £275 +10.00%
Glasgow -2 20 £283 -33.53% 2
Edinburgh -23 15 £513 +37.58% 1
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 80 (96.39%) VMware
2 78 (93.98%) Windows
3 71 (85.54%) Active Directory
4 61 (73.49%) Microsoft
4 61 (73.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (66.27%) Windows 7
5 55 (66.27%) DNS
5 55 (66.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 51 (61.45%) Citrix
7 50 (60.24%) Veritas
8 47 (56.63%) Security Cleared
8 47 (56.63%) Change Management
8 47 (56.63%) Clustering
9 45 (54.22%) SC Cleared
10 43 (51.81%) Hyper-V
10 43 (51.81%) HP
10 43 (51.81%) DHCP
10 43 (51.81%) SQL
11 42 (50.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 40 (48.19%) McAfee
12 40 (48.19%) Software Testing
13 39 (46.99%) AIX
13 39 (46.99%) Office 365
14 38 (45.78%) Test Automation
14 38 (45.78%) McAfee ePO
14 38 (45.78%) WinRunner
14 38 (45.78%) HP UFT
15 36 (43.37%) ISTQB
15 36 (43.37%) Test Scripting
16 35 (42.17%) PDA

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 24 (28.92%) Skype for Business
2 18 (21.69%) MS Exchange
3 17 (20.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (8.43%) SharePoint
5 5 (6.02%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (4.82%) IIS
7 2 (2.41%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 1 (1.20%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.20%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 39 (46.99%) Office 365
2 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.82%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.41%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 55 (66.27%) DNS
2 43 (51.81%) DHCP
3 16 (19.28%) WAN
4 15 (18.07%) LAN
5 5 (6.02%) Firewall
5 5 (6.02%) Skype
5 5 (6.02%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.61%) NetScaler
6 3 (3.61%) VLAN
7 2 (2.41%) SAN
7 2 (2.41%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.41%) VPN
7 2 (2.41%) Wireless
8 1 (1.20%) Internet
8 1 (1.20%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 38 (45.78%) HP UFT
1 38 (45.78%) WinRunner
2 8 (9.64%) TestDirector
3 3 (3.61%) MSI
General
1 12 (14.46%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Legal
4 2 (2.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (38.55%) Analyst
2 24 (28.92%) Test Analyst
3 15 (18.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 15 (18.07%) Messaging Engineer
4 12 (14.46%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 11 (13.25%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 8 (9.64%) Designer
6 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Designer
7 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Support
7 6 (7.23%) Test Leader
8 5 (6.02%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Tester
10 3 (3.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Architect
10 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) IT Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Storage Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) Web Services
1 1 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (56.63%) Clustering
2 35 (42.17%) PDA
3 16 (19.28%) Blackberry
4 7 (8.43%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.61%) EMC VNX
5 3 (3.61%) PKI
6 2 (2.41%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.41%) iPhone
7 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.20%) Replication
7 1 (1.20%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 78 (93.98%) Windows
2 61 (73.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (66.27%) Windows 7
4 42 (50.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (46.99%) AIX
6 29 (34.94%) Windows Server
7 11 (13.25%) Windows XP
8 10 (12.05%) Linux
9 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (4.82%) Windows 10
12 3 (3.61%) Solaris
13 2 (2.41%) Unix
13 2 (2.41%) Windows Phone
14 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
14 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
14 1 (1.20%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (56.63%) Change Management
2 40 (48.19%) Software Testing
3 38 (45.78%) Test Automation
4 36 (43.37%) Test Scripting
5 27 (32.53%) Smoke Testing
6 12 (14.46%) Workflow
7 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (6.02%) Migration
9 4 (4.82%) ITIL
9 4 (4.82%) Use Case
9 4 (4.82%) Waterfall
10 3 (3.61%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (3.61%) Decision-Making
10 3 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (3.61%) Patch Management
10 3 (3.61%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (3.61%) Server Virtualisation
10 3 (3.61%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (2.41%) Network Load Balancing
11 2 (2.41%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (51.81%) SQL
2 8 (9.64%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (56.63%) Security Cleared
2 45 (54.22%) SC Cleared
3 36 (43.37%) ISTQB
4 7 (8.43%) MCITP
4 7 (8.43%) MCSA
4 7 (8.43%) MCSE
4 7 (8.43%) MCTS
4 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.61%) Degree
6 2 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.41%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 71 (85.54%) Active Directory
2 55 (66.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (51.81%) Hyper-V
4 31 (37.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (9.64%) XenDesktop
6 4 (4.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (4.82%) vSphere
6 4 (4.82%) XenApp
7 3 (3.61%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (1.20%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (45.78%) McAfee ePO
2 31 (37.35%) HP ALM
3 8 (9.64%) SCCM
4 7 (8.43%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (7.23%) NetBackup
5 6 (7.23%) Netcool
6 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (3.61%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (3.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (2.41%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.41%) Control-M
7 2 (2.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (2.41%) HP SIM
7 2 (2.41%) Malwarebytes
7 2 (2.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (2.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (2.41%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 80 (96.39%) VMware
2 61 (73.49%) Microsoft
3 51 (61.45%) Citrix
4 50 (60.24%) Veritas
5 43 (51.81%) HP
6 40 (48.19%) McAfee
7 32 (38.55%) Ivanti
8 7 (8.43%) Cisco
8 7 (8.43%) Symantec
9 6 (7.23%) Oracle
10 5 (6.02%) Red Hat
10 5 (6.02%) SolarWinds
11 4 (4.82%) EMC
12 3 (3.61%) arcserve
12 3 (3.61%) Dell
13 2 (2.41%) Apple
13 2 (2.41%) Avaya
13 2 (2.41%) BMC
13 2 (2.41%) ServiceNow
13 2 (2.41%) Sophos