Period
to 11 December 2017

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 11 December 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.

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
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 36 38
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 +3
Contract jobs citing VMware 194 214 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.89% 5.15% 4.13%
As % of the Vendors category 10.58% 11.05% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 133 126
Scotland median daily rate £400 £315 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.98% -3.08% -6.61%
10th Percentile £221 £177 £240
90th Percentile £600 £450 £444
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 11
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 £17.88 £11.10 £13.75
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.00 £24.00
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.00% +11.11% -

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 1833 1936 2327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 36.76% 46.57% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1042 1068 1151
Scotland median daily rate £395 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% - -1.41%
10th Percentile £206 £218 £213
90th Percentile £538 £488 £513
UK median daily rate £435 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +3.57% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 59 70
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £14.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +17.20% -8.02%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £45.50 £46.28 £41.58
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% +5.33%

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 11 December 2017.

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 11 December 2017. 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 +12 121 £450 +12.50% 9
Glasgow -28 36 £275 -8.33% 9
Aberdeen -4 10 £288 -2.46%
South Lanarkshire - 9 £350 -
North Lanarkshire -4 5 £175 +9.38%
Stirling +4 1 £125 -70.59% 2
Lanarkshire 0 1 £275 -
Dundee -3 1 £323 +17.45%
South Ayrshire -3 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £140 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Midlothian - 1 £153 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £240 - 2
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware 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.

1 115 (59.28%) Active Directory
2 99 (51.03%) Windows
3 89 (45.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 87 (44.85%) Microsoft
5 66 (34.02%) Linux
6 61 (31.44%) Windows Server
7 57 (29.38%) PowerShell
8 56 (28.87%) ITIL
9 55 (28.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 54 (27.84%) vSphere
11 47 (24.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 43 (22.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 42 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
14 41 (21.13%) Ansible
15 40 (20.62%) Citrix
16 38 (19.59%) SAN
17 36 (18.56%) Cisco
17 36 (18.56%) Finance
17 36 (18.56%) DevOps
18 33 (17.01%) SCCM
18 33 (17.01%) Firewall
18 33 (17.01%) MS Exchange
19 31 (15.98%) Office 365
20 30 (15.46%) Microsoft Azure
21 28 (14.43%) VMware ESXi
22 27 (13.92%) SQL Server
23 26 (13.40%) Migration
24 25 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
24 25 (12.89%) Hyper-V
24 25 (12.89%) Disclosure Scotland

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 33 (17.01%) MS Exchange
2 17 (8.76%) SharePoint
3 14 (7.22%) Skype for Business
4 10 (5.15%) Apache
5 9 (4.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (4.12%) IIS
6 8 (4.12%) JBoss
7 4 (2.06%) IBM Domino
8 3 (1.55%) CMS
8 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.55%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 31 (15.98%) Office 365
2 30 (15.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (8.25%) OpenShift
4 8 (4.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.06%) PaaS
7 3 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (1.55%) Google Analytics
7 3 (1.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 38 (19.59%) SAN
2 33 (17.01%) Firewall
3 22 (11.34%) DNS
4 21 (10.82%) DHCP
5 17 (8.76%) VPN
6 14 (7.22%) TCP/IP
7 12 (6.19%) Unified Communications
8 10 (5.15%) LAN
9 9 (4.64%) Skype
9 9 (4.64%) WAN
10 8 (4.12%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (4.12%) VXLAN
11 7 (3.61%) Internet
11 7 (3.61%) Network Security
11 7 (3.61%) VLAN
12 6 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (3.09%) FTP
12 6 (3.09%) S/MIME
12 6 (3.09%) Wireless
13 5 (2.58%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.15%) MongoDB
3 7 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.58%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.52%) EDMS
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (8.25%) Jenkins
2 14 (7.22%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.19%) GitLab
4 11 (5.67%) Artifactory
5 7 (3.61%) SoapUI
6 6 (3.09%) Selenium
7 3 (1.55%) Hudson
7 3 (1.55%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.55%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.03%) Bower
8 2 (1.03%) Subversion
9 1 (0.52%) JUnit
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
General
1 36 (18.56%) Finance
2 4 (2.06%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.55%) Banking
3 3 (1.55%) Law
4 2 (1.03%) Legal
5 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 33 (17.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (13.40%) Analyst
3 17 (8.76%) Administrator
4 14 (7.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (7.22%) Support Engineer
5 13 (6.70%) Consultant
6 11 (5.67%) Network Engineer
7 9 (4.64%) Architect
7 9 (4.64%) Desktop Support
8 8 (4.12%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (4.12%) Developer
8 8 (4.12%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (3.61%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (3.61%) Test Analyst
10 6 (3.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (3.09%) Exchange Administrator
11 5 (2.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 5 (2.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 4 (2.06%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.61%) SOAP
1 7 (3.61%) XML
1 7 (3.61%) XSLT
2 5 (2.58%) RESTful
3 3 (1.55%) D3.js
3 3 (1.55%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.55%) NumPy
3 3 (1.55%) Pandas
4 2 (1.03%) .NET
4 2 (1.03%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.03%) CSS
4 2 (1.03%) Flask
4 2 (1.03%) HTML
4 2 (1.03%) jQuery
4 2 (1.03%) LAMP
4 2 (1.03%) lodash
4 2 (1.03%) Middleware
4 2 (1.03%) Node.js
4 2 (1.03%) RxJS
4 2 (1.03%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.25%) EMC VNX
2 13 (6.70%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.70%) Virtual Team
3 12 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.19%) PKI
4 9 (4.64%) Private Cloud
4 9 (4.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 7 (3.61%) Clustering
6 6 (3.09%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.55%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.55%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.55%) EMC VNXe
7 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
8 2 (1.03%) Replication
8 2 (1.03%) Tandem
9 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.52%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 99 (51.03%) Windows
2 66 (34.02%) Linux
3 61 (31.44%) Windows Server
4 55 (28.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (24.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (22.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (11.86%) Windows 7
8 16 (8.25%) Windows 10
9 9 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (3.61%) Unix
11 4 (2.06%) AIX
11 4 (2.06%) Solaris
12 2 (1.03%) CentOS
12 2 (1.03%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.52%) Tru64
13 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (28.87%) ITIL
2 42 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (18.56%) DevOps
4 26 (13.40%) Migration
5 25 (12.89%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (11.34%) ITIL V3
7 19 (9.79%) Continuous Delivery
8 18 (9.28%) TDD
9 17 (8.76%) Configuration Management
9 17 (8.76%) Service Delivery
10 16 (8.25%) Kanban
11 15 (7.73%) Open Source
11 15 (7.73%) Validation
12 13 (6.70%) Mentoring
13 11 (5.67%) Application Packaging
13 11 (5.67%) Asset Management
13 11 (5.67%) Coaching
13 11 (5.67%) PRINCE2
14 10 (5.15%) Project Management
14 10 (5.15%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (29.38%) PowerShell
2 19 (9.79%) Python
2 19 (9.79%) Ruby
2 19 (9.79%) SQL
3 18 (9.28%) Bash Shell
4 9 (4.64%) Perl
5 7 (3.61%) C++
5 7 (3.61%) Java
5 7 (3.61%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.09%) Go
6 6 (3.09%) VBScript
7 5 (2.58%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.06%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.03%) ES6
10 1 (0.52%) C
10 1 (0.52%) C#
10 1 (0.52%) CoffeeScript
10 1 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (10.31%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (7.73%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (7.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (6.19%) MCSE
5 11 (5.67%) CCNP
5 11 (5.67%) MCSA
5 11 (5.67%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.61%) Degree
6 7 (3.61%) ISTQB
6 7 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.58%) CCNA
8 4 (2.06%) HND
8 4 (2.06%) MCP
9 3 (1.55%) ACSA
9 3 (1.55%) MCTS
9 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 3 (1.55%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (1.55%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (12.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (3.09%) SLA
3 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.03%) COBIT
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 115 (59.28%) Active Directory
2 89 (45.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (27.84%) vSphere
4 28 (14.43%) VMware ESXi
5 25 (12.89%) Hyper-V
6 22 (11.34%) Docker
7 18 (9.28%) VMware NSX
8 13 (6.70%) XenDesktop
9 11 (5.67%) XenApp
10 9 (4.64%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (2.58%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (2.06%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (1.03%) DFS Replication
14 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.52%) BitLocker
15 1 (0.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.52%) Squid
15 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 41 (21.13%) Ansible
2 33 (17.01%) SCCM
3 22 (11.34%) Puppet
4 21 (10.82%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (8.76%) SCOM
6 15 (7.73%) WSUS
7 10 (5.15%) Kubernetes
7 10 (5.15%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (4.64%) vCenter Server
9 7 (3.61%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (3.61%) SELinux
10 5 (2.58%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.55%) AirWatch
11 3 (1.55%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (1.55%) Packer
11 3 (1.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (1.55%) vRealize
12 2 (1.03%) Prometheus
12 2 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (1.03%) Simpana
Vendors
1 87 (44.85%) Microsoft
2 40 (20.62%) Citrix
3 36 (18.56%) Cisco
4 22 (11.34%) EMC
5 19 (9.79%) CheckPoint
6 17 (8.76%) HP
7 15 (7.73%) Red Hat
8 14 (7.22%) Symantec
9 12 (6.19%) Sophos
10 10 (5.15%) CommVault
10 10 (5.15%) Google
10 10 (5.15%) NetApp
11 9 (4.64%) Dell
12 7 (3.61%) Apple
12 7 (3.61%) Lotus
12 7 (3.61%) Veeam
13 6 (3.09%) Black Duck
13 6 (3.09%) Oracle
13 6 (3.09%) Pega
14 5 (2.58%) ServiceNow