Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 33 53
Rank change year-on-year -20 +20 -12
Contract jobs citing VMware 138 300 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.28% 5.44% 3.19%
As % of the Vendors category 8.15% 12.05% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 157 88
Scotland median daily rate £395 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.86% +6.87% -6.43%
10th Percentile £163 £252 £172
90th Percentile £491 £475 £441
UK median daily rate £400 £385 £355
% change year-on-year +3.90% +8.45% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 16 7
Scotland median hourly rate - £41.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +118.67% -29.47%
UK median hourly rate £19.66 £26.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -24.38% +18.18% +10.00%

VMware is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1694 2490 2288
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 40.27% 45.17% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 1300 1125
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £210 £225 £200
90th Percentile £525 £499 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 74 84
Scotland median hourly rate £28.75 £37.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.33% +130.77% -9.72%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.30 £10.15
90th Percentile £47.01 £45.55 £48.13
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.94%

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 July 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 20 July 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 -2 60 £425 - 13
Glasgow -3 53 £400 +19.40% 5
Aberdeen -1 9 £151 -56.38% 1
Fife - 5 £283 -
Falkirk +1 3 £250 -28.57%
Dundee +1 1 £338 -15.63% 1
West Dunbartonshire -2 1 - -
Renfrewshire -18 1 £340 +11.48% 1
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £140 -
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 74 (53.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (45.65%) Linux
3 60 (43.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 50 (36.23%) Windows
5 45 (32.61%) EMC
6 44 (31.88%) Active Directory
7 43 (31.16%) Red Hat
8 31 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (21.74%) Ansible
10 29 (21.01%) Microsoft
10 29 (21.01%) AIX
11 27 (19.57%) Cisco
11 27 (19.57%) vSphere
11 27 (19.57%) Windows Server
12 26 (18.84%) EMC NetWorker
13 25 (18.12%) Bash Shell
13 25 (18.12%) DevOps
14 24 (17.39%) Python
14 24 (17.39%) SAN
14 24 (17.39%) Unix
15 22 (15.94%) Citrix
15 22 (15.94%) Finance
16 21 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (14.49%) Firewall
17 20 (14.49%) Shell Script
17 20 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
17 20 (14.49%) Docker
17 20 (14.49%) Windows Server 2012
18 19 (13.77%) ITIL
18 19 (13.77%) SQL

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 16 (11.59%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.80%) IIS
4 6 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.62%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.62%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.45%) MQSeries
7 2 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.72%) Apache
8 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.72%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.32%) OpenShift
2 12 (8.70%) PaaS
3 9 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (5.07%) Office 365
5 3 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.39%) SAN
2 20 (14.49%) Firewall
3 13 (9.42%) TCP/IP
4 11 (7.97%) DNS
5 9 (6.52%) DHCP
5 9 (6.52%) Network Security
5 9 (6.52%) VXLAN
6 6 (4.35%) VoIP
6 6 (4.35%) VPN
7 5 (3.62%) LAN
7 5 (3.62%) WAN
8 4 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.90%) NAS
9 3 (2.17%) BGP
9 3 (2.17%) EIGRP
9 3 (2.17%) OSPF
9 3 (2.17%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (2.17%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (2.17%) VLAN
10 2 (1.45%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.90%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.45%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.72%) Informix
5 1 (0.72%) MySQL
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.72%) Spatial Data
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (11.59%) Jenkins
2 14 (10.14%) GitLab
3 11 (7.97%) Artifactory
4 7 (5.07%) Selenium
5 2 (1.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.45%) Hudson
5 2 (1.45%) Subversion
6 1 (0.72%) Bower
6 1 (0.72%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.72%) MSI
6 1 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.72%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.72%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 22 (15.94%) Finance
2 8 (5.80%) Law
3 3 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (11.59%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (9.42%) Analyst
2 13 (9.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (8.70%) Linux Specialist
4 11 (7.97%) Administrator
4 11 (7.97%) Consultant
5 10 (7.25%) Support Engineer
6 7 (5.07%) Automation Engineer
6 7 (5.07%) Unix Specialist
7 6 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.35%) Designer
7 6 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (4.35%) Desktop Support
7 6 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) Architect
8 5 (3.62%) Customer Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) Customer Support Engineer
9 4 (2.90%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (2.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (2.90%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (1.45%) AngularJS
2 2 (1.45%) CSS
2 2 (1.45%) HTML
2 2 (1.45%) J2EE
2 2 (1.45%) Java EE
2 2 (1.45%) jQuery
2 2 (1.45%) Node.js
2 2 (1.45%) RESTful
2 2 (1.45%) Sass
3 1 (0.72%) .NET
3 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (0.72%) Flask
3 1 (0.72%) LAMP
3 1 (0.72%) Middleware
3 1 (0.72%) PostGIS
3 1 (0.72%) Sensu
3 1 (0.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.25%) EMC VNX
2 10 (7.25%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (7.25%) Private Cloud
2 10 (7.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 9 (6.52%) Clustering
3 9 (6.52%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.35%) HP StoreVirtual
5 3 (2.17%) EMC VNXe
5 3 (2.17%) HP Storage
5 3 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.17%) Replication
6 2 (1.45%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.45%) Oracle Licensing
6 2 (1.45%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.72%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 63 (45.65%) Linux
2 60 (43.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 50 (36.23%) Windows
4 29 (21.01%) AIX
5 27 (19.57%) Windows Server
6 24 (17.39%) Unix
7 21 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (14.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (12.32%) Windows 7
10 14 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (5.80%) Tru64
12 7 (5.07%) Windows 10
13 6 (4.35%) Solaris
14 2 (1.45%) CentOS
14 2 (1.45%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (22.46%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (18.12%) DevOps
3 19 (13.77%) ITIL
4 17 (12.32%) Scrum
5 14 (10.14%) Migration
6 13 (9.42%) Kanban
7 11 (7.97%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (7.25%) Performance Analysis
8 10 (7.25%) Service Management
8 10 (7.25%) Time Management
9 9 (6.52%) Build Automation
10 8 (5.80%) Change Management
10 8 (5.80%) ITIL V3
10 8 (5.80%) Software Testing
11 7 (5.07%) Change Control
11 7 (5.07%) Security Patching
12 6 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
13 5 (3.62%) High Availability
13 5 (3.62%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 25 (18.12%) Bash Shell
2 24 (17.39%) Python
3 20 (14.49%) Shell Script
4 19 (13.77%) SQL
5 11 (7.97%) Perl
6 10 (7.25%) Java
6 10 (7.25%) PowerShell
7 9 (6.52%) Ruby
8 8 (5.80%) Go
8 8 (5.80%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.90%) C
10 3 (2.17%) VB
11 2 (1.45%) CoffeeScript
11 2 (1.45%) VBScript
12 1 (0.72%) C-shell
12 1 (0.72%) Korn
12 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (7.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (2.90%) CCNP
2 4 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (2.90%) Degree
2 4 (2.90%) VCAP
2 4 (2.90%) VCP6
3 3 (2.17%) MCSA
3 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.45%) CCNA
5 1 (0.72%) CISSP
5 1 (0.72%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.72%) MCP
5 1 (0.72%) MCSE
5 1 (0.72%) MCTS
5 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.72%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (4.35%) SLA
3 3 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.72%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 74 (53.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (31.88%) Active Directory
3 27 (19.57%) vSphere
4 20 (14.49%) Docker
5 14 (10.14%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (9.42%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (6.52%) Squid
7 9 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (4.35%) Hyper-V
8 6 (4.35%) XenApp
9 4 (2.90%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 3 (2.17%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (2.17%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.45%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.72%) Samba
12 1 (0.72%) SRDF
12 1 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 30 (21.74%) Ansible
2 26 (18.84%) EMC NetWorker
3 19 (13.77%) SCCM
4 16 (11.59%) SCOM
5 15 (10.87%) SELinux
5 15 (10.87%) vCenter Server
6 14 (10.14%) Kubernetes
7 13 (9.42%) vRealize
8 10 (7.25%) Red Hat Satellite
9 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (4.35%) Puppet
9 6 (4.35%) yum
10 5 (3.62%) WSUS
11 4 (2.90%) Prometheus
11 4 (2.90%) Xymon
12 3 (2.17%) vMotion
13 2 (1.45%) BMC PATROL
13 2 (1.45%) SnapMirror
14 1 (0.72%) MAILsweeper
14 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 45 (32.61%) EMC
2 43 (31.16%) Red Hat
3 29 (21.01%) Microsoft
4 27 (19.57%) Cisco
5 22 (15.94%) Citrix
6 13 (9.42%) IBM
7 12 (8.70%) HP
8 11 (7.97%) Oracle
9 9 (6.52%) ArcSight
9 9 (6.52%) NetApp
9 9 (6.52%) Tripwire
10 7 (5.07%) Black Duck
10 7 (5.07%) CommVault
11 6 (4.35%) Sophos
12 5 (3.62%) Apple
12 5 (3.62%) Dell
13 4 (2.90%) arcserve
13 4 (2.90%) CheckPoint
13 4 (2.90%) Lotus
13 4 (2.90%) Veritas