Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 155 119
Rank change year-on-year -2 -36 +22
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 47 27 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.88% 0.56% 1.63%
As % of the System Software category 7.22% 5.67% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 14 48
Scotland median daily rate £285 £385 £282
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.97% +36.77% -9.19%
10th Percentile £221 £290 £175
90th Percentile £455 £446 £338
UK median daily rate £395 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Scotland median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK median hourly rate £47.00 £41.42 £32.50
% change year-on-year +13.49% +27.43% -4.41%

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 651 476 685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.14% 9.90% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 250 386
Scotland median daily rate £385 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +17.19% +3.23%
10th Percentile £126 £130 £159
90th Percentile £575 £525 £459
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 33
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.26% -45.83% +94.59%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.26 £14.59
90th Percentile £42.77 £35.75 £42.80
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.96% +4.13% -

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 - 24 £280 -
Edinburgh -15 12 £378 +4.14% 1
Glasgow -9 11 £450 +5.88%
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 47 (100.00%) VMware
2 44 (93.62%) Windows
3 42 (89.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (87.23%) Microsoft
5 36 (76.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (72.34%) Active Directory
6 34 (72.34%) Veritas
7 32 (68.09%) Citrix
8 31 (65.96%) SQL
8 31 (65.96%) Windows 7
8 31 (65.96%) Office 365
9 30 (63.83%) DNS
9 30 (63.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (61.70%) HP
10 29 (61.70%) DHCP
10 29 (61.70%) Clustering
11 26 (55.32%) Hyper-V
11 26 (55.32%) Test Automation
11 26 (55.32%) ISTQB
11 26 (55.32%) Ivanti
11 26 (55.32%) Test Scripting
11 26 (55.32%) SC Cleared
11 26 (55.32%) Security Cleared
11 26 (55.32%) AIX
11 26 (55.32%) McAfee
11 26 (55.32%) WinRunner
11 26 (55.32%) HP UFT
12 25 (53.19%) Change Management
12 25 (53.19%) PDA
12 25 (53.19%) 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 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.77%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.26%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.13%) IBM Domino
4 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (65.96%) Office 365
2 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (6.38%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (63.83%) DNS
2 29 (61.70%) DHCP
3 5 (10.64%) Firewall
4 4 (8.51%) VLAN
5 3 (6.38%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (6.38%) VPN
5 3 (6.38%) Wireless
6 2 (4.26%) SAN
6 2 (4.26%) Skype
6 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.13%) LAN
7 1 (2.13%) NAS
7 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 26 (55.32%) HP UFT
1 26 (55.32%) WinRunner
2 2 (4.26%) MSI
3 1 (2.13%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Publishing
3 2 (4.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Analyst
2 12 (25.53%) Test Analyst
3 10 (21.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 5 (10.64%) Test Leader
6 4 (8.51%) Designer
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Designer
6 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Tester
8 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.26%) Applications Support
8 2 (4.26%) Applications Support Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Support
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 29 (61.70%) Clustering
2 25 (53.19%) PDA
3 3 (6.38%) EMC VNX
3 3 (6.38%) iPhone
4 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.13%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (93.62%) Windows
2 36 (76.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (65.96%) Windows 7
4 30 (63.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (55.32%) AIX
6 11 (23.40%) Linux
6 11 (23.40%) Windows Server
7 5 (10.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (6.38%) Solaris
9 3 (6.38%) Unix
9 3 (6.38%) Windows Phone
10 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
11 1 (2.13%) VMS
11 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) Test Automation
1 26 (55.32%) Test Scripting
2 25 (53.19%) Change Management
2 25 (53.19%) Software Testing
3 22 (46.81%) Smoke Testing
4 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (8.51%) Patch Management
5 3 (6.38%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.38%) ITIL
5 3 (6.38%) Migration
5 3 (6.38%) Use Case
6 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.26%) Antivirus Management
6 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.26%) Information Security
6 2 (4.26%) Innovative Thinking
6 2 (4.26%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (4.26%) Release Management
6 2 (4.26%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 31 (65.96%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.13%) Perl
4 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (55.32%) ISTQB
1 26 (55.32%) SC Cleared
1 26 (55.32%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.13%) MCITP
3 1 (2.13%) MCSA
3 1 (2.13%) MCSE
3 1 (2.13%) MCTS
System Software
1 42 (89.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (72.34%) Active Directory
3 26 (55.32%) Hyper-V
4 25 (53.19%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (8.51%) vSphere
5 4 (8.51%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (6.38%) XenApp
7 2 (4.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (2.13%) Docker
8 1 (2.13%) Firmware
8 1 (2.13%) NFS
8 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (53.19%) HP ALM
1 25 (53.19%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (10.64%) NetBackup
3 4 (8.51%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (8.51%) SCCM
4 3 (6.38%) Backup Exec
4 3 (6.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (6.38%) Malwarebytes
4 3 (6.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (6.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (4.26%) Control-M
5 2 (4.26%) HP SIM
6 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (2.13%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.13%) PowerCLI
6 1 (2.13%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.13%) vMotion
Vendors
1 47 (100.00%) VMware
2 41 (87.23%) Microsoft
3 34 (72.34%) Veritas
4 32 (68.09%) Citrix
5 29 (61.70%) HP
6 26 (55.32%) Ivanti
6 26 (55.32%) McAfee
7 7 (14.89%) Cisco
8 6 (12.77%) Dell
9 5 (10.64%) Red Hat
9 5 (10.64%) SolarWinds
10 4 (8.51%) Symantec
11 3 (6.38%) Apple
11 3 (6.38%) Avaya
11 3 (6.38%) EMC
11 3 (6.38%) Palo Alto
11 3 (6.38%) ServiceNow
11 3 (6.38%) Sophos
12 2 (4.26%) BMC
12 2 (4.26%) Brocade