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 28 April 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 132 123
Rank change year-on-year +22 -9  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 2 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.10% 0.61% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 1.11% 3.54% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 3
Median daily rate £305 £435 £267
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.88% +63.08%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -12.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.54 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.64% +27.68%  

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 180 509 269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 9.28% 17.11% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 244 131
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +15.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £220 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £363 £344
% change year-on-year +2.41% +5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 12
Median hourly rate £19.00 £37.25 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.99% +27.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £16.65 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £42.00 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

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 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 28 April 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
Edinburgh +17 2 £305 -32.22%
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (44.44%) XenApp
4 4 (44.44%) ITIL
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) vCenter Server
5 3 (33.33%) vRealize
5 3 (33.33%) DMZ
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) DHCP
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 3 (33.33%) Banking
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (22.22%) Office 365
6 2 (22.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (22.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (22.22%) Varonis
6 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 7

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 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DHCP
1 3 (33.33%) DMZ
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) WinDbg
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Server Support
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) IT Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Server Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Server Support
2 2 (22.22%) Server Support Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (22.22%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) XenApp
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Server
4 2 (22.22%) vSphere
4 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) vCenter Server
2 3 (33.33%) vRealize
3 2 (22.22%) SCCM
3 2 (22.22%) SCOM
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (22.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) CA
4 2 (22.22%) Symantec
4 2 (22.22%) Varonis
5 1 (11.11%) CommVault
5 1 (11.11%) Verint