Period
to 23 May 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for knowledge and experience of VMware products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware over the 6 months to 23 May 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within VMware, Inc.

VMware
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 44 35
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9 +24
Contract jobs citing VMware 250 142 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.83% 3.96% 5.27%
As % of the Vendors category 12.79% 9.26% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 91 154
Scotland median daily rate £290 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.58% +12.86% +6.87%
10th Percentile £212 £163 £261
90th Percentile £475 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £390 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -2.50% +3.23% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 13
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £23.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.52% -42.50% -63.64%
10th Percentile £15.33 £23.00 £35.50
90th Percentile £15.98 £23.00 £42.80
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £22.75 £26.54
% change year-on-year +18.68% -14.27% +16.24%

VMware is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Scotland.

All Vendors
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,954 1,533 2,451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.79% 42.76% 44.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,163 807 1,295
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.04%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £223
90th Percentile £525 £510 £515
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 52 63
Scotland median hourly rate £15.81 £25.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.02% -32.00% +127.27%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.55 £13.56
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.17 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%

VMware
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware in Scotland

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware in Scotland

VMware
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware in Scotland

VMware
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware in Scotland

VMware
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 within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 May 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 -6 86 £385 -9.41% 13
Renfrewshire +17 72 £275 -19.12% 2
Glasgow -10 71 £293 -26.42% 9
Dundee -8 5 £277 -17.93% 2
Highlands - 3 - -
West Dunbartonshire +1 2 £275 -15.38%
South Lanarkshire - 2 £363 -
Falkirk -1 1 £275 +10.00% 1
Stirling - 1 £125 - 3
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware 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.

1 167 (66.80%) Windows
2 154 (61.60%) Active Directory
3 138 (55.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 130 (52.00%) Microsoft
5 122 (48.80%) Citrix
6 97 (38.80%) DNS
7 96 (38.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 91 (36.40%) Security Cleared
9 87 (34.80%) Windows 7
10 85 (34.00%) DHCP
11 84 (33.60%) Windows Server
12 78 (31.20%) SC Cleared
13 72 (28.80%) VMware ESXi
14 70 (28.00%) SCCM
15 65 (26.00%) Ivanti
16 63 (25.20%) PowerShell
17 60 (24.00%) XenApp
18 51 (20.40%) SQL
18 51 (20.40%) Windows Server 2003
19 49 (19.60%) Windows 10
20 46 (18.40%) Office 365
21 45 (18.00%) XenDesktop
21 45 (18.00%) Finance
22 43 (17.20%) Hyper-V
23 42 (16.80%) Windows Server 2012
23 42 (16.80%) Microsoft App-V
23 42 (16.80%) Veritas
24 41 (16.40%) Cisco
24 41 (16.40%) Change Management
24 41 (16.40%) Clustering

VMware
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 27 (10.80%) Skype for Business
2 25 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 17 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (4.40%) OpenStack
5 10 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 9 (3.60%) IIS
7 5 (2.00%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.80%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 2 (0.80%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.40%) Apache
9 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.40%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.40%) JBoss
9 1 (0.40%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.40%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.40%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 46 (18.40%) Office 365
2 29 (11.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.60%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.20%) PaaS
6 2 (0.80%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.40%) IaaS
7 1 (0.40%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 97 (38.80%) DNS
2 85 (34.00%) DHCP
3 27 (10.80%) WAN
4 25 (10.00%) LAN
5 23 (9.20%) SAN
6 19 (7.60%) 3G
6 19 (7.60%) Firewall
6 19 (7.60%) Wi-Fi
7 15 (6.00%) NetScaler
8 11 (4.40%) Remote Desktop
9 10 (4.00%) TCP/IP
10 9 (3.60%) Skype
11 8 (3.20%) VSAN
12 7 (2.80%) Internet
13 6 (2.40%) VPN
14 5 (2.00%) iSCSI
14 5 (2.00%) VLAN
15 4 (1.60%) Unified Communications
16 3 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
16 3 (1.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.80%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.60%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.20%) MySQL
5 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.40%) EDMS
6 1 (0.40%) GIS
6 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.40%) QGIS
6 1 (0.40%) Spatial Data
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (11.60%) HP UFT
1 29 (11.60%) WinRunner
2 11 (4.40%) Git (software)
3 9 (3.60%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.60%) MSI
4 7 (2.80%) Subversion
4 7 (2.80%) TestDirector
5 6 (2.40%) Artifactory
5 6 (2.40%) GitLab
5 6 (2.40%) GoCD
6 4 (1.60%) Maven
6 4 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.60%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.60%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.80%) PVCS
7 2 (0.80%) Selenium
8 1 (0.40%) DBeaver
8 1 (0.40%) Hudson
8 1 (0.40%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.40%) webpack
General
1 45 (18.00%) Finance
2 9 (3.60%) Banking
3 4 (1.60%) Legal
4 3 (1.20%) Publishing
5 2 (0.80%) Law
5 2 (0.80%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (14.80%) Analyst
2 21 (8.40%) Support Engineer
3 19 (7.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (6.80%) Test Analyst
5 16 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support
5 16 (6.40%) Architect
6 15 (6.00%) Messaging Engineer
7 14 (5.60%) Wintel Engineer
8 12 (4.80%) Consultant
9 11 (4.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 11 (4.40%) Desktop Support
10 10 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 10 (4.00%) Administrator
10 10 (4.00%) Citrix Engineer
11 9 (3.60%) Designer
11 9 (3.60%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (3.60%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 8 (3.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 8 (3.20%) Infrastructure Designer
12 8 (3.20%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (0.80%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.80%) LAMP
3 2 (0.80%) Web Services
4 1 (0.40%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.40%) CSS
4 1 (0.40%) Flask
4 1 (0.40%) HTML
4 1 (0.40%) Java EE
4 1 (0.40%) jQuery
4 1 (0.40%) Middleware
4 1 (0.40%) Node.js
4 1 (0.40%) OpenLayers
4 1 (0.40%) PostGIS
4 1 (0.40%) Sass
4 1 (0.40%) SOAP
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.40%) XML
4 1 (0.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 41 (16.40%) Clustering
2 27 (10.80%) PDA
3 21 (8.40%) Fat Client
3 21 (8.40%) Thin Client
4 17 (6.80%) Blackberry
5 14 (5.60%) Computer Science
6 13 (5.20%) Data Centre
7 11 (4.40%) EMC VNX
8 10 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (3.20%) PKI
10 7 (2.80%) Management Information System
10 7 (2.80%) Replication
10 7 (2.80%) Virtual Team
11 6 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 3 (1.20%) Private Cloud
15 2 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
15 2 (0.80%) IBM XIV
15 2 (0.80%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 167 (66.80%) Windows
2 96 (38.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 87 (34.80%) Windows 7
4 84 (33.60%) Windows Server
5 51 (20.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 49 (19.60%) Windows 10
7 42 (16.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (14.40%) Linux
9 34 (13.60%) AIX
10 22 (8.80%) Windows 8
11 20 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (2.80%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.20%) Solaris
13 3 (1.20%) Unix
14 2 (0.80%) SUSE
14 2 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.40%) Android
15 1 (0.40%) VMS
15 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.40%) Change Management
2 33 (13.20%) Software Testing
3 32 (12.80%) Migration
4 31 (12.40%) Test Automation
5 30 (12.00%) ITIL
6 27 (10.80%) Test Scripting
7 24 (9.60%) Software Delivery
8 20 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (7.60%) Smoke Testing
10 12 (4.80%) DevOps
10 12 (4.80%) Workflow
11 11 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (3.60%) Analytics
13 9 (3.60%) Configuration Management
13 9 (3.60%) Continuous Delivery
13 9 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (3.20%) TDD
15 7 (2.80%) Load Balancing
15 7 (2.80%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 63 (25.20%) PowerShell
2 51 (20.40%) SQL
3 12 (4.80%) Python
4 10 (4.00%) Java
5 7 (2.80%) VB
5 7 (2.80%) VBScript
6 5 (2.00%) Ruby
7 4 (1.60%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.60%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.80%) Go
9 2 (0.80%) Perl
10 1 (0.40%) C++
10 1 (0.40%) ES6
10 1 (0.40%) PHP
10 1 (0.40%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (36.40%) Security Cleared
2 78 (31.20%) SC Cleared
3 28 (11.20%) ISTQB
4 22 (8.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (8.00%) Degree
6 16 (6.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (5.60%) MCSE
9 7 (2.80%) MCSA
9 7 (2.80%) MCTS
10 6 (2.40%) MCITP
11 5 (2.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 4 (1.60%) HND
13 3 (1.20%) CCNP
13 3 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.80%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.80%) TOGAF Certification
15 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.00%) SLA
3 3 (1.20%) GDPR
4 1 (0.40%) PMO
4 1 (0.40%) QA
System Software
1 154 (61.60%) Active Directory
2 138 (55.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (28.80%) VMware ESXi
4 60 (24.00%) XenApp
5 45 (18.00%) XenDesktop
6 43 (17.20%) Hyper-V
7 42 (16.80%) Microsoft App-V
8 26 (10.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 25 (10.00%) vSphere
10 21 (8.40%) XenServer
11 14 (5.60%) VMware NSX
12 9 (3.60%) Docker
13 4 (1.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 4 (1.60%) ISA Server
13 4 (1.60%) NFS
14 3 (1.20%) BitLocker
14 3 (1.20%) DFS Replication
14 3 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.80%) vCloud
15 2 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 70 (28.00%) SCCM
2 31 (12.40%) McAfee ePO
3 27 (10.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 23 (9.20%) HP ALM
5 16 (6.40%) Ansible
6 12 (4.80%) vCenter Server
6 12 (4.80%) vRealize
7 10 (4.00%) Puppet
8 8 (3.20%) PowerCLI
8 8 (3.20%) SafeCom
8 8 (3.20%) SCOM
9 6 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (2.40%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (2.40%) NetBackup
9 6 (2.40%) Netcool
9 6 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.60%) HAProxy
10 4 (1.60%) Icinga
10 4 (1.60%) Packer
10 4 (1.60%) Terraform
Vendors
1 130 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 122 (48.80%) Citrix
3 65 (26.00%) Ivanti
4 42 (16.80%) Veritas
5 41 (16.40%) Cisco
6 38 (15.20%) HP
7 34 (13.60%) McAfee
8 28 (11.20%) ThinPrint
9 14 (5.60%) EMC
10 13 (5.20%) Oracle
11 11 (4.40%) Red Hat
12 8 (3.20%) CheckPoint
12 8 (3.20%) SolarWinds
13 6 (2.40%) F5
13 6 (2.40%) NetApp
14 5 (2.00%) CommVault
14 5 (2.00%) Symantec
15 4 (1.60%) arcserve
15 4 (1.60%) Brocade
15 4 (1.60%) Dell