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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 106 118
Rank change year-on-year +5 +12  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 11 52 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.51% 1.77% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 5.39% 9.90% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 10
Median daily rate £395 £295 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.89% -13.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £236 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £335 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £26.58 £26.75
% change year-on-year +7.24% -0.65%  

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 204 525 255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 9.51% 17.90% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 238 119
Median daily rate £375 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £200 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £445 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 26 10
Median hourly rate £20.25 £38.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.71% +123.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £35.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £42.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing VMware ESXi as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Renfrewshire +31 4 £250 -15.96%
Edinburgh +7 4 £413 +33.06% 3
Glasgow -1 3 £425 +86.81% 1
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 13 (68.42%) Windows
1 13 (68.42%) VMware
2 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 9 (47.37%) Citrix
3 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (42.11%) Cisco
5 7 (36.84%) Finance
5 7 (36.84%) Change Management
5 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
6 6 (31.58%) Windows 10
6 6 (31.58%) EMC
7 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (26.32%) AIX
7 5 (26.32%) SQL
7 5 (26.32%) MCSA
7 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
7 5 (26.32%) Clustering
7 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
7 5 (26.32%) XenDesktop
8 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (21.05%) vSphere
8 4 (21.05%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 4 (21.05%) Office 365
8 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
8 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
8 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
8 4 (21.05%) Software Testing

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 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) MQSeries
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) DHCP
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
1 3 (15.79%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) DMZ
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
2 2 (10.53%) VSAN
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) StarTeam
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 4 (21.05%) Storage Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Support Specialist
3 3 (15.79%) Test Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix Support
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix Support Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) Designer
4 2 (10.53%) Finance Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Clustering
2 4 (21.05%) EMC VNX
3 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
4 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
5 6 (31.58%) Windows 10
6 5 (26.32%) AIX
6 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
7 4 (21.05%) Linux
7 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (10.53%) CentOS
8 2 (10.53%) Solaris
8 2 (10.53%) Unix
9 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Change Management
2 4 (21.05%) Server Virtualisation
2 4 (21.05%) Smoke Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Software Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) Change Control
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) MCSA
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
3 3 (15.79%) MCITP
3 3 (15.79%) MCSE
3 3 (15.79%) MCTS
4 2 (10.53%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) CCNP
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
1 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
2 5 (26.32%) XenDesktop
3 4 (21.05%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 4 (21.05%) vSphere
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (15.79%) XenApp
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (15.79%) Netcool
1 3 (15.79%) vCenter Server
1 3 (15.79%) WSUS
2 2 (10.53%) vRealize
3 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) VMware
2 9 (47.37%) Citrix
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) Cisco
4 6 (31.58%) EMC
5 4 (21.05%) arcserve
5 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
6 3 (15.79%) McAfee
6 3 (15.79%) Veritas
7 2 (10.53%) Avaya
7 2 (10.53%) Dell
7 2 (10.53%) IBM
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle
7 2 (10.53%) Sophos
7 2 (10.53%) Symantec
8 1 (5.26%) CommVault
8 1 (5.26%) F5
8 1 (5.26%) Remedy
8 1 (5.26%) Veeam
8 1 (5.26%) Verint
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