Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 31 40
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware 199 211 215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.05% 5.68% 3.91%
As % of the Vendors category 11.48% 12.10% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 133 117
Scotland median daily rate £400 £330 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £250 £169 £246
90th Percentile £600 £460 £447
UK median daily rate £375 £395 £380
% change year-on-year -5.06% +3.95% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 1
Scotland median hourly rate £20.75 £15.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.75% +8.62% -42.00%
10th Percentile £15.13 £10.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £25.00 £40.43 £14.75
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £23.88
% change year-on-year -8.00% +4.71% +8.52%

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 1,734 1,744 2,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 35.32% 46.96% 40.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 997 965 1,151
Scotland median daily rate £388 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £208 £205 £196
90th Percentile £538 £488 £525
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 59 33
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -10.53% +12.53%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.50 £10.15
90th Percentile £43.40 £52.17 £42.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +8.73%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -2 122 £469 +17.19% 11
Glasgow -26 43 £325 +8.33% 12
South Lanarkshire - 9 £350 -
Aberdeen +4 5 £425 +44.07% 2
Highlands -1 3 - -
North Lanarkshire -4 3 £175 - 1
West Dunbartonshire +2 2 £275 -15.38% 1
Dundee -6 2 £290 +5.55%
Renfrewshire +15 1 £288 -14.18% 1
Lanarkshire -1 1 £275 -
South Ayrshire -4 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £125 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 117 (58.79%) Active Directory
2 110 (55.28%) Windows
3 95 (47.74%) Microsoft
4 84 (42.21%) VMware Infrastructure
5 73 (36.68%) PowerShell
6 66 (33.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (32.16%) Windows Server
8 60 (30.15%) Linux
9 57 (28.64%) Finance
10 53 (26.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 51 (25.63%) vSphere
11 51 (25.63%) ITIL
12 45 (22.61%) Citrix
13 39 (19.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 38 (19.10%) Ansible
15 35 (17.59%) Microsoft Azure
15 35 (17.59%) SAN
15 35 (17.59%) Cisco
16 34 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
17 32 (16.08%) Migration
17 32 (16.08%) SQL Server
18 31 (15.58%) VMware ESXi
19 30 (15.08%) SCCM
20 29 (14.57%) Office 365
21 28 (14.07%) MS Exchange
22 27 (13.57%) Puppet
23 26 (13.07%) DevOps
24 25 (12.56%) Opscode Chef
24 25 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
25 24 (12.06%) Windows 7

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 28 (14.07%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.05%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.53%) Skype for Business
4 10 (5.03%) Apache
5 9 (4.52%) IIS
5 9 (4.52%) JBoss
6 5 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.51%) CMS
7 3 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.51%) IBM Domino
7 3 (1.51%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.01%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.50%) GeoServer
9 1 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 35 (17.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (14.57%) Office 365
3 9 (4.52%) Azure Active Directory
3 9 (4.52%) OpenShift
4 6 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.01%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.01%) PaaS
8 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.50%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 35 (17.59%) SAN
2 24 (12.06%) Firewall
3 19 (9.55%) DHCP
4 18 (9.05%) DNS
5 13 (6.53%) Unified Communications
6 12 (6.03%) VPN
7 11 (5.53%) Skype
8 10 (5.03%) Internet
8 10 (5.03%) LAN
8 10 (5.03%) WAN
9 9 (4.52%) TCP/IP
10 7 (3.52%) NetScaler
11 6 (3.02%) FTP
11 6 (3.02%) S/MIME
12 5 (2.51%) SMTP
13 4 (2.01%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (2.01%) VLAN
13 4 (2.01%) VXLAN
14 3 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (1.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.52%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.01%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.51%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.01%) EDMS
6 2 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.50%) GIS
7 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.50%) QGIS
7 1 (0.50%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 19 (9.55%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.03%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.02%) GitLab
4 7 (3.52%) Artifactory
5 5 (2.51%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.01%) Subversion
6 4 (2.01%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.51%) Bower
7 3 (1.51%) Hudson
7 3 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.51%) Selenium
8 1 (0.50%) DBeaver
8 1 (0.50%) GoCD
8 1 (0.50%) JUnit
8 1 (0.50%) Maven
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.50%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.50%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.50%) webpack
General
1 57 (28.64%) Finance
2 5 (2.51%) Banking
2 5 (2.51%) Legal
3 4 (2.01%) Law
4 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.50%) Publishing
4 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (16.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (13.57%) Analyst
3 15 (7.54%) Administrator
4 14 (7.04%) Architect
5 13 (6.53%) Consultant
6 11 (5.53%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.03%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.02%) Desktop Support
9 7 (3.52%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (3.52%) Storage Engineer
10 6 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (3.02%) Exchange Administrator
10 6 (3.02%) Network Engineer
10 6 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (2.51%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (2.51%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.51%) Systems Analyst
11 5 (2.51%) Technical Architect
11 5 (2.51%) Test Analyst
12 4 (2.01%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.51%) SOAP
1 5 (2.51%) XML
1 5 (2.51%) XSLT
2 3 (1.51%) AngularJS
2 3 (1.51%) CSS
2 3 (1.51%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (1.51%) Flask
2 3 (1.51%) HTML
2 3 (1.51%) jQuery
2 3 (1.51%) Node.js
2 3 (1.51%) Sass
3 2 (1.01%) .NET
3 2 (1.01%) Middleware
4 1 (0.50%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.50%) D3.js
4 1 (0.50%) Java EE
4 1 (0.50%) LAMP
4 1 (0.50%) LDAP
4 1 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.05%) Virtual Team
2 15 (7.54%) EMC VNX
3 13 (6.53%) PKI
4 9 (4.52%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.52%) Clustering
7 6 (3.02%) Blackberry
7 6 (3.02%) Replication
8 5 (2.51%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.51%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 4 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (2.01%) Tandem
10 3 (1.51%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.51%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.51%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (1.01%) IBM XIV
12 1 (0.50%) BYOD
12 1 (0.50%) CMDB
12 1 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 110 (55.28%) Windows
2 66 (33.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 64 (32.16%) Windows Server
4 60 (30.15%) Linux
5 53 (26.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (19.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (12.06%) Windows 7
8 23 (11.56%) Windows 10
9 6 (3.02%) Solaris
9 6 (3.02%) Unix
9 6 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.51%) AIX
11 2 (1.01%) SUSE
11 2 (1.01%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.01%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.50%) Android
12 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.50%) Tru64
12 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (25.63%) ITIL
2 34 (17.09%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (16.08%) Migration
4 26 (13.07%) DevOps
5 25 (12.56%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (10.55%) Configuration Management
6 21 (10.55%) Continuous Delivery
7 20 (10.05%) ITIL V3
7 20 (10.05%) TDD
8 19 (9.55%) Validation
9 17 (8.54%) Open Source
10 16 (8.04%) Mentoring
11 14 (7.04%) Asset Management
11 14 (7.04%) Coaching
11 14 (7.04%) Service Delivery
12 12 (6.03%) Application Packaging
13 11 (5.53%) Kanban
14 9 (4.52%) Project Management
14 9 (4.52%) Service Management
15 8 (4.02%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 73 (36.68%) PowerShell
2 22 (11.06%) Ruby
3 14 (7.04%) SQL
4 13 (6.53%) Python
5 9 (4.52%) Bash Shell
6 8 (4.02%) VBScript
7 7 (3.52%) Perl
8 6 (3.02%) Java
8 6 (3.02%) JavaScript
9 5 (2.51%) C++
10 3 (1.51%) Go
11 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.01%) VB
12 1 (0.50%) C#
12 1 (0.50%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.50%) ES6
12 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (12.06%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (6.03%) MCSE
4 11 (5.53%) SC Cleared
5 10 (5.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (4.02%) MCSA
7 7 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (3.02%) Degree
8 6 (3.02%) HND
9 5 (2.51%) CCNP
9 5 (2.51%) ISTQB
9 5 (2.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 3 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.51%) MCP
11 2 (1.01%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.01%) Master's Degree
11 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.50%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.01%) SLA
3 2 (1.01%) COBIT
3 2 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 117 (58.79%) Active Directory
2 84 (42.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (25.63%) vSphere
4 31 (15.58%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (11.56%) XenDesktop
6 22 (11.06%) Hyper-V
7 18 (9.05%) XenApp
8 15 (7.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (6.53%) Docker
10 9 (4.52%) VMware NSX
11 4 (2.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (2.01%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (2.01%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.51%) DFS Replication
13 2 (1.01%) Firmware
13 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (1.01%) NFS
14 1 (0.50%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.50%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (19.10%) Ansible
2 30 (15.08%) SCCM
3 27 (13.57%) Puppet
4 25 (12.56%) Opscode Chef
5 15 (7.54%) SCOM
6 11 (5.53%) WSUS
7 8 (4.02%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (2.51%) vRealize
10 4 (2.01%) NetBackup
10 4 (2.01%) Packer
10 4 (2.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (2.01%) vCenter Server
11 3 (1.51%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.51%) Kubernetes
11 3 (1.51%) SELinux
12 2 (1.01%) AirWatch
12 2 (1.01%) AppDNA
12 2 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 95 (47.74%) Microsoft
2 45 (22.61%) Citrix
3 35 (17.59%) Cisco
4 20 (10.05%) EMC
5 15 (7.54%) HP
6 14 (7.04%) CheckPoint
7 13 (6.53%) Symantec
8 12 (6.03%) Red Hat
9 11 (5.53%) Ivanti
10 10 (5.03%) NetApp
11 8 (4.02%) SolarWinds
12 7 (3.52%) arcserve
12 7 (3.52%) Oracle
12 7 (3.52%) Veritas
13 6 (3.02%) Dell
13 6 (3.02%) Google
14 5 (2.51%) Apple
14 5 (2.51%) Lotus
14 5 (2.51%) Sophos
15 4 (2.01%) CommVault