Period
to 25 April 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 25 April 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
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 130 131
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 -28
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 58 36 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.16% 1.00% 1.43%
As % of the System Software category 9.28% 9.55% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 42
Scotland median daily rate £275 £363 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.14% +15.08% -9.35%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £258
90th Percentile £500 £438 £413
UK median daily rate £388 £360 £376
% change year-on-year +7.64% -4.32% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Scotland median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK median hourly rate £44.55 £38.50 £31.56
% change year-on-year +15.71% +22.01% +57.78%

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 625 377 751
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.55% 10.50% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 219 353
Scotland median daily rate £363 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +6.06% -1.49%
10th Percentile £175 £130 £150
90th Percentile £575 £473 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +13.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 16
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -49.33% +163.16%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.90 £14.63
90th Percentile £42.50 £41.65 £41.00
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -0.88% +1.59% +1.61%

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 25 April 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 25 April 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 +3 29 £275 +4.27% 1
Edinburgh -41 14 £525 +32.91% 2
Glasgow -9 13 £274 -8.75% 3
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 55 (94.83%) VMware
2 54 (93.10%) Windows
3 52 (89.66%) Active Directory
4 42 (72.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (67.24%) DNS
6 38 (65.52%) Microsoft
6 38 (65.52%) Windows 7
7 33 (56.90%) VMware Infrastructure
8 32 (55.17%) Citrix
9 29 (50.00%) Change Management
10 28 (48.28%) DHCP
10 28 (48.28%) Security Cleared
11 27 (46.55%) Veritas
11 27 (46.55%) Clustering
12 26 (44.83%) SC Cleared
13 24 (41.38%) Hyper-V
13 24 (41.38%) Skype for Business
13 24 (41.38%) Windows Server
14 22 (37.93%) Software Testing
14 22 (37.93%) HP
15 21 (36.21%) McAfee
16 20 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
16 20 (34.48%) AIX
16 20 (34.48%) SQL
16 20 (34.48%) McAfee ePO
17 19 (32.76%) Test Automation
17 19 (32.76%) WinRunner
17 19 (32.76%) HP UFT
18 18 (31.03%) Office 365
19 17 (29.31%) WAN

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 (41.38%) Skype for Business
2 17 (29.31%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (29.31%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.62%) IIS
3 5 (8.62%) Office Communications Server
3 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
5 1 (1.72%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.72%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (31.03%) Office 365
2 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 39 (67.24%) DNS
2 28 (48.28%) DHCP
3 17 (29.31%) WAN
4 16 (27.59%) LAN
5 8 (13.79%) Skype
6 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
7 4 (6.90%) Internet
7 4 (6.90%) Unified Communications
8 3 (5.17%) NetScaler
9 2 (3.45%) SAN
9 2 (3.45%) VLAN
10 1 (1.72%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (32.76%) HP UFT
1 19 (32.76%) WinRunner
2 7 (12.07%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.72%) MSI
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Legal
2 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Analyst
2 14 (24.14%) Messaging Engineer
2 14 (24.14%) Test Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (10.34%) Designer
4 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Designer
4 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (5.17%) Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Backup Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.17%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.45%) IT Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Storage Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Tester
8 2 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) Web Services
1 1 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (46.55%) Clustering
2 17 (29.31%) PDA
3 16 (27.59%) Blackberry
4 7 (12.07%) Management Information System
5 6 (10.34%) EMC VNX
6 3 (5.17%) PKI
7 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.45%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.72%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.72%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 54 (93.10%) Windows
2 42 (72.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (65.52%) Windows 7
4 24 (41.38%) Windows Server
5 20 (34.48%) AIX
5 20 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (17.24%) Windows XP
7 8 (13.79%) Windows 10
8 3 (5.17%) Linux
9 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.72%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.72%) Solaris
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) Change Management
2 22 (37.93%) Software Testing
3 19 (32.76%) Test Automation
4 17 (29.31%) Test Scripting
5 11 (18.97%) Smoke Testing
5 11 (18.97%) Workflow
6 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.34%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (6.90%) Decision-Making
7 4 (6.90%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.17%) Application Packaging
8 3 (5.17%) Asset Management
8 3 (5.17%) ITIL
8 3 (5.17%) Migration
8 3 (5.17%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.45%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (3.45%) Use Case
9 2 (3.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 20 (34.48%) SQL
2 11 (18.97%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (48.28%) Security Cleared
2 26 (44.83%) SC Cleared
3 17 (29.31%) ISTQB
4 7 (12.07%) MCSA
4 7 (12.07%) MCSE
4 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (10.34%) MCITP
5 6 (10.34%) MCTS
6 3 (5.17%) Degree
7 2 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 52 (89.66%) Active Directory
2 33 (56.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (41.38%) Hyper-V
4 14 (24.14%) Virtual Desktop
5 8 (13.79%) XenDesktop
6 5 (8.62%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (8.62%) XenApp
7 4 (6.90%) ISA Server
8 3 (5.17%) DFS Replication
9 2 (3.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 2 (3.45%) vSphere
10 1 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (34.48%) McAfee ePO
2 13 (22.41%) HP ALM
3 10 (17.24%) SCCM
4 6 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (10.34%) Netcool
4 6 (10.34%) SCOM
5 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (5.17%) NetBackup
6 3 (5.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (3.45%) AppDNA
7 2 (3.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 55 (94.83%) VMware
2 38 (65.52%) Microsoft
3 32 (55.17%) Citrix
4 27 (46.55%) Veritas
5 22 (37.93%) HP
6 21 (36.21%) McAfee
7 14 (24.14%) Ivanti
8 6 (10.34%) Cisco
9 5 (8.62%) Symantec
10 4 (6.90%) EMC
10 4 (6.90%) Oracle
11 3 (5.17%) arcserve
11 3 (5.17%) Google
11 3 (5.17%) Riverbed
11 3 (5.17%) SolarWinds
12 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
13 1 (1.72%) Dell
13 1 (1.72%) Gemalto
13 1 (1.72%) IBM
13 1 (1.72%) Lotus