Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for VMware Infrastructure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure (VI3)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 70 87
Rank change year-on-year -36 +17 -22
Contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 86 109 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.82% 2.89% 2.08%
As % of the System Software category 17.23% 20.34% 21.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 66 60
Scotland median daily rate £350 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71% -
10th Percentile £234 £178 £253
90th Percentile £475 £445 £450
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 5
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £19.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.87% +4.05% -26.00%
10th Percentile £19.15 £12.50 £15.25
90th Percentile £26.88 £40.88 £24.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.75 £29.25
% change year-on-year -6.54% -8.55% +17.00%

VMware Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing VMware Infrastructure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Infrastructure in Scotland

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Scotland

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Infrastructure in Scotland

VMware Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Infrastructure in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Infrastructure in Scotland

VMware Infrastructure
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 Infrastructure 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 -15 46 £360 -10.00% 10
Glasgow -16 20 £275 -8.33% 5
South Lanarkshire - 8 £363 -
North Lanarkshire -2 5 £175 - 1
Aberdeen +5 2 £425 - 1
Highlands -1 2 - -
Renfrewshire +12 1 £288 -10.16%
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
VMware Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure.

1 86 (100.00%) VMware
2 54 (62.79%) Microsoft
2 54 (62.79%) Active Directory
3 46 (53.49%) Windows
4 32 (37.21%) ITIL
5 27 (31.40%) Citrix
6 24 (27.91%) SCCM
6 24 (27.91%) Hyper-V
7 22 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (25.58%) Office 365
8 21 (24.42%) PowerShell
9 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (22.09%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (22.09%) DNS
10 19 (22.09%) MS Exchange
11 18 (20.93%) Windows 7
11 18 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (20.93%) Windows Server
12 17 (19.77%) SQL Server
12 17 (19.77%) DHCP
13 16 (18.60%) Cisco
13 16 (18.60%) Finance
13 16 (18.60%) XenDesktop
14 15 (17.44%) SAN
14 15 (17.44%) Linux
15 14 (16.28%) Windows 10
16 13 (15.12%) Service Delivery
16 13 (15.12%) Migration
17 12 (13.95%) Firewall
17 12 (13.95%) SharePoint

VMware Infrastructure
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 19 (22.09%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.95%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.14%) IIS
4 4 (4.65%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.16%) CMS
5 1 (1.16%) GeoServer
5 1 (1.16%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.58%) Office 365
2 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.49%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.16%) npm
5 1 (1.16%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.09%) DNS
2 17 (19.77%) DHCP
3 15 (17.44%) SAN
4 12 (13.95%) Firewall
5 8 (9.30%) Internet
5 8 (9.30%) LAN
5 8 (9.30%) WAN
6 7 (8.14%) TCP/IP
6 7 (8.14%) Unified Communications
7 6 (6.98%) S/MIME
8 5 (5.81%) NetScaler
8 5 (5.81%) Skype
9 4 (4.65%) VLAN
9 4 (4.65%) Wireless
10 3 (3.49%) VoIP
10 3 (3.49%) VPN
11 2 (2.33%) BGP
11 2 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.33%) EIGRP
11 2 (2.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.14%) MongoDB
2 7 (8.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.81%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (4.65%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.16%) GIS
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.16%) QGIS
7 1 (1.16%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 7 (8.14%) SoapUI
2 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.16%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.16%) Bower
3 1 (1.16%) DBeaver
3 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.16%) GitLab
3 1 (1.16%) Hudson
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.16%) Selenium
3 1 (1.16%) Subversion
3 1 (1.16%) webpack
General
1 16 (18.60%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Banking
2 2 (2.33%) Law
2 2 (2.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.16%) Publishing
3 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (16.28%) Analyst
2 10 (11.63%) Administrator
3 8 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (9.30%) Support Engineer
4 7 (8.14%) Desktop Support
4 7 (8.14%) Test Analyst
5 6 (6.98%) Architect
5 6 (6.98%) Consultant
5 6 (6.98%) Exchange Administrator
6 5 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.81%) Developer
6 5 (5.81%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.65%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Team Leader
8 3 (3.49%) Storage Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.14%) SOAP
1 7 (8.14%) XML
1 7 (8.14%) XSLT
2 4 (4.65%) RESTful
3 3 (3.49%) D3.js
3 3 (3.49%) NumPy
3 3 (3.49%) Pandas
4 2 (2.33%) .NET
4 2 (2.33%) LDAP
5 1 (1.16%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.16%) CSS
5 1 (1.16%) Flask
5 1 (1.16%) HTML
5 1 (1.16%) Java EE
5 1 (1.16%) jQuery
5 1 (1.16%) lodash
5 1 (1.16%) Middleware
5 1 (1.16%) Node.js
5 1 (1.16%) PostGIS
5 1 (1.16%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) PKI
2 7 (8.14%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.81%) Clustering
3 5 (5.81%) EMC VNX
4 4 (4.65%) Private Cloud
4 4 (4.65%) Replication
5 3 (3.49%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.49%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (3.49%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (2.33%) IBM XIV
7 1 (1.16%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.16%) CMDB
7 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.16%) iPad
7 1 (1.16%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 46 (53.49%) Windows
2 22 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (23.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (20.93%) Windows 7
4 18 (20.93%) Windows Server
5 15 (17.44%) Linux
6 14 (16.28%) Windows 10
7 8 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.49%) AIX
9 3 (3.49%) Solaris
10 2 (2.33%) SUSE
10 2 (2.33%) Unix
10 2 (2.33%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (37.21%) ITIL
2 18 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (15.12%) Migration
3 13 (15.12%) Service Delivery
4 11 (12.79%) Project Management
5 10 (11.63%) Application Packaging
6 9 (10.47%) ITIL V3
7 8 (9.30%) DevOps
7 8 (9.30%) PRINCE2
7 8 (9.30%) Release Management
7 8 (9.30%) Service Management
8 7 (8.14%) Data Migration
8 7 (8.14%) Open Source
8 7 (8.14%) Server Virtualisation
8 7 (8.14%) Test Strategy
9 6 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (6.98%) Information Management
9 6 (6.98%) Performance Testing
10 5 (5.81%) ETL
10 5 (5.81%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.42%) PowerShell
2 12 (13.95%) SQL
3 7 (8.14%) C++
4 6 (6.98%) Python
5 5 (5.81%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.81%) PL/SQL
5 5 (5.81%) VBScript
6 3 (3.49%) Java
7 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.33%) ES6
7 2 (2.33%) Perl
8 1 (1.16%) C#
8 1 (1.16%) Go
Qualifications
1 12 (13.95%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.14%) ISTQB
2 7 (8.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (8.14%) SC Cleared
2 7 (8.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.81%) HND
4 5 (5.81%) MCSE
5 4 (4.65%) Degree
6 3 (3.49%) ACSA
6 3 (3.49%) CCNA
6 3 (3.49%) CCNP
6 3 (3.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (3.49%) MCSA
6 3 (3.49%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (3.49%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.33%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (6.98%) SLA
3 2 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 54 (62.79%) Active Directory
2 24 (27.91%) Hyper-V
3 19 (22.09%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (18.60%) XenDesktop
5 11 (12.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (11.63%) vSphere
6 10 (11.63%) XenApp
7 6 (6.98%) Docker
8 5 (5.81%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (4.65%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (4.65%) VMware NSX
10 3 (3.49%) DFS Replication
11 2 (2.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (2.33%) Firmware
11 2 (2.33%) ISA Server
11 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (2.33%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (1.16%) BitLocker
12 1 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (1.16%) GeoWebCache
Systems Management
1 24 (27.91%) SCCM
2 8 (9.30%) WSUS
3 7 (8.14%) SCOM
4 6 (6.98%) Ansible
5 5 (5.81%) Backup Exec
5 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (5.81%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (3.49%) vCenter Server
7 2 (2.33%) AppDNA
7 2 (2.33%) vRealize
8 1 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.16%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.16%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.16%) PowerCLI
8 1 (1.16%) SafeCom
8 1 (1.16%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.16%) SELinux
Vendors
1 86 (100.00%) VMware
2 54 (62.79%) Microsoft
3 27 (31.40%) Citrix
4 16 (18.60%) Cisco
5 10 (11.63%) Google
6 7 (8.14%) Sophos
7 6 (6.98%) Apple
7 6 (6.98%) SolarWinds
7 6 (6.98%) Veritas
8 5 (5.81%) Red Hat
8 5 (5.81%) Symantec
9 4 (4.65%) Dell
9 4 (4.65%) EMC
9 4 (4.65%) HP
9 4 (4.65%) Juniper
9 4 (4.65%) NetApp
9 4 (4.65%) Oracle
9 4 (4.65%) Veeam
10 3 (3.49%) Ivanti
10 3 (3.49%) Riverbed