Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 110 118
Rank change year-on-year -51 +8 -25
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 28 62 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.59% 1.65% 1.38%
As % of the System Software category 5.61% 11.57% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 49 47
Scotland median daily rate £385 £310 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.19% -0.80% -9.02%
10th Percentile £293 £217 £276
90th Percentile £478 £438 £413
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +3.33% -1.32% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £44.80 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +27.99% +2.94% +126.67%

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 499 536 550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.55% 14.23% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 327 256
Scotland median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.84% -4.62%
10th Percentile £152 £150 £134
90th Percentile £575 £450 £438
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +6.12% +6.80% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 26 20
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +8.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £10.30 £13.38 £13.73
90th Percentile £36.50 £41.38 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.16 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.00% +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 20 January 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 20 January 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
Edinburgh -30 24 £375 -3.23% 1
Glasgow -18 3 £438 +45.83%
Dundee - 1 £323 -
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 27 (96.43%) VMware
2 25 (89.29%) Windows
3 24 (85.71%) Active Directory
4 19 (67.86%) Microsoft
4 19 (67.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (67.86%) PowerShell
5 17 (60.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (53.57%) Citrix
7 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (42.86%) SCCM
8 12 (42.86%) SCOM
8 12 (42.86%) Windows Server
9 11 (39.29%) XenDesktop
9 11 (39.29%) ITIL
10 10 (35.71%) Finance
10 10 (35.71%) XenApp
10 10 (35.71%) EMC VNX
11 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
11 8 (28.57%) Application Packaging
11 8 (28.57%) Skype
11 8 (28.57%) Skype for Business
11 8 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
12 7 (25.00%) EMC
12 7 (25.00%) DNS
12 7 (25.00%) WSUS
13 6 (21.43%) Clustering
13 6 (21.43%) Unified Communications
13 6 (21.43%) Office 365
13 6 (21.43%) NetScaler

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 8 (28.57%) Skype for Business
2 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.71%) IBM Domino
3 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.57%) IIS
4 1 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Office 365
2 3 (10.71%) Mimecast
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) Skype
2 7 (25.00%) DNS
3 6 (21.43%) DHCP
3 6 (21.43%) NetScaler
3 6 (21.43%) SAN
3 6 (21.43%) Unified Communications
4 4 (14.29%) Internet
5 2 (7.14%) LAN
5 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.14%) VLAN
5 2 (7.14%) WAN
6 1 (3.57%) FTP
6 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Active Directory Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix Support
5 2 (7.14%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Designer
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (7.14%) IT Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Operations Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) EMC VNX
2 6 (21.43%) Clustering
3 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
4 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.57%) CMDB
5 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (89.29%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 6 (21.43%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.57%) AIX
7 1 (3.57%) Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Application Packaging
3 5 (17.86%) ITIL V3
3 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
4 4 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) Service Management
5 3 (10.71%) Change Control
5 3 (10.71%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 2 (7.14%) Patch Management
6 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.14%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.57%) Application Discovery
7 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.57%) Release Management
7 1 (3.57%) Re-Platforming
7 1 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (3.57%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) PowerShell
2 6 (21.43%) VBScript
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) MCSA
1 5 (17.86%) MCSE
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) MCP
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) HND
3 1 (3.57%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 24 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 19 (67.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (39.29%) XenDesktop
4 10 (35.71%) XenApp
5 8 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (10.71%) DFS Replication
7 2 (7.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
7 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (3.57%) ISA Server
8 1 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 12 (42.86%) SCCM
1 12 (42.86%) SCOM
2 7 (25.00%) WSUS
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (10.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (7.14%) AppDNA
6 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) VMware
2 19 (67.86%) Microsoft
3 15 (53.57%) Citrix
4 7 (25.00%) EMC
5 6 (21.43%) Cisco
6 3 (10.71%) CommVault
6 3 (10.71%) Google
6 3 (10.71%) Ivanti
6 3 (10.71%) Lotus
6 3 (10.71%) Riverbed
6 3 (10.71%) ServiceNow
6 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds
6 3 (10.71%) Symantec
7 2 (7.14%) arcserve
7 2 (7.14%) Remedy
7 2 (7.14%) Sophos
7 2 (7.14%) Veritas
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle
8 1 (3.57%) Red Hat