Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 51 35
Rank change year-on-year -4 -16 +6
Contract jobs citing VMware 199 178 229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.74% 3.58% 5.18%
As % of the Vendors category 9.91% 9.54% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 110 143
Scotland median daily rate £350 £398 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.95% +22.31% +1.56%
10th Percentile £215 £212 £200
90th Percentile £509 £600 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 18
Scotland median hourly rate £26.38 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.50% -16.67% +62.16%
10th Percentile £16.59 £17.88 £11.90
90th Percentile £126.00 £26.88 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +35.00% -23.08% +18.18%

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 2,009 1,866 2,023
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 37.73% 37.48% 45.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,032 1,029 1,108
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -1.41%
10th Percentile £213 £207 £226
90th Percentile £550 £530 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.87% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 70 68
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.37% +39.73% +25.82%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £9.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.05 £45.23
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.46 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.26% +5.79% -5.71%

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 16 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware in Scotland over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 November 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 -12 83 £425 -1.45% 14
Glasgow -2 62 £331 +20.45% 14
Renfrewshire - 22 £280 -
South Lanarkshire 0 10 £475 +115.91%
Dundee -4 5 £305 -5.57% 2
Scottish Borders 0 3 £350 +150.00%
Aberdeen +6 2 £325 +115.95%
Falkirk - 2 £275 -
West Lothian - 2 £450 -
Fife +4 1 £240 - 2
North Lanarkshire -5 1 - - 1
Stirling - 1 £125 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 - -
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 113 (56.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 100 (50.25%) Windows
3 84 (42.21%) Active Directory
4 57 (28.64%) Microsoft
5 50 (25.13%) Citrix
6 47 (23.62%) Linux
7 46 (23.12%) Windows 7
8 44 (22.11%) Security Cleared
9 43 (21.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 42 (21.11%) Office 365
10 42 (21.11%) SQL
11 39 (19.60%) PowerShell
11 39 (19.60%) Windows Server
12 37 (18.59%) SC Cleared
12 37 (18.59%) DNS
13 36 (18.09%) VMware ESXi
14 34 (17.09%) SCCM
15 33 (16.58%) DHCP
15 33 (16.58%) Finance
16 32 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
16 32 (16.08%) Hyper-V
17 30 (15.08%) VMware NSX
18 29 (14.57%) Python
19 26 (13.07%) DevOps
19 26 (13.07%) Test Automation
19 26 (13.07%) Windows Server 2012
20 25 (12.56%) vSphere
21 24 (12.06%) HP
22 23 (11.56%) Cisco
22 23 (11.56%) Windows Server 2003

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 14 (7.04%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.53%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.52%) Apache
3 9 (4.52%) Skype for Business
4 8 (4.02%) Tomcat
5 7 (3.52%) nginx
6 6 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.01%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.50%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.50%) Mingle
2 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 42 (21.11%) Office 365
2 23 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (10.55%) IaaS
4 17 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (4.02%) OpenShift
6 5 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.51%) OneDrive
6 5 (2.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.51%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.51%) Datadog
7 3 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (1.01%) PaaS
8 2 (1.01%) Route 53
8 2 (1.01%) Yammer
9 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 37 (18.59%) DNS
2 33 (16.58%) DHCP
3 23 (11.56%) Firewall
4 14 (7.04%) VSAN
5 9 (4.52%) VPN
6 7 (3.52%) SAN
7 6 (3.02%) LAN
7 6 (3.02%) Skype
7 6 (3.02%) VLAN
8 5 (2.51%) BGP
8 5 (2.51%) OSPF
9 4 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (2.01%) DSL
9 4 (2.01%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (2.01%) SSL
9 4 (2.01%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.51%) SMS
10 3 (1.51%) WAN
10 3 (1.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.02%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.51%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.01%) MySQL
7 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (9.55%) HP UFT
1 19 (9.55%) Jenkins
1 19 (9.55%) WinRunner
2 11 (5.53%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.53%) Subversion
3 10 (5.03%) Artifactory
3 10 (5.03%) MSI
4 9 (4.52%) Hudson
5 8 (4.02%) GitLab
6 7 (3.52%) TeamCity
7 6 (3.02%) InstallShield
7 6 (3.02%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (3.02%) Vagrant
7 6 (3.02%) Wise Package Studio
8 5 (2.51%) JUnit
9 4 (2.01%) GoCD
9 4 (2.01%) Maven
10 2 (1.01%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.01%) IBM UrbanCode
10 2 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 33 (16.58%) Finance
2 10 (5.03%) Banking
3 4 (2.01%) Back Office
4 2 (1.01%) Legal
5 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.50%) Publishing
5 1 (0.50%) Retail
5 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (16.58%) Analyst
2 19 (9.55%) Architect
3 14 (7.04%) Applications Packager
4 13 (6.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (6.03%) Automation Engineer
5 12 (6.03%) Consultant
5 12 (6.03%) Support Engineer
6 9 (4.52%) Administrator
6 9 (4.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (4.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (4.52%) Test Analyst
6 9 (4.52%) VMware Engineer
7 8 (4.02%) Migration Analyst
8 7 (3.52%) Developer
8 7 (3.52%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (3.52%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.02%) Network Consultant
9 6 (3.02%) Network Engineer
9 6 (3.02%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (3.02%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.02%) LDAP
2 7 (3.52%) Spring
3 6 (3.02%) CSS
3 6 (3.02%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (3.02%) HTML
4 5 (2.51%) AngularJS
4 5 (2.51%) Flask
4 5 (2.51%) jQuery
4 5 (2.51%) React
4 5 (2.51%) Sass
4 5 (2.51%) Thymeleaf
5 4 (2.01%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (1.51%) XML
7 1 (0.50%) lodash
7 1 (0.50%) Middleware
7 1 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.50%) Redux
7 1 (0.50%) RESTful
7 1 (0.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.05%) Clustering
2 18 (9.05%) PDA
3 13 (6.53%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.01%) EMC VNX
4 4 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.01%) iPhone
4 4 (2.01%) Replication
4 4 (2.01%) User Experience
5 3 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.01%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.01%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.01%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.01%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.01%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.50%) Handset
7 1 (0.50%) Life Science
7 1 (0.50%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 100 (50.25%) Windows
2 47 (23.62%) Linux
3 46 (23.12%) Windows 7
4 43 (21.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (19.60%) Windows Server
6 26 (13.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (11.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (10.05%) AIX
9 16 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (7.54%) Windows 10
11 12 (6.03%) Solaris
12 9 (4.52%) Unix
13 3 (1.51%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.51%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.51%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.01%) CentOS
15 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.50%) DC/OS
15 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.08%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (13.07%) DevOps
2 26 (13.07%) Test Automation
3 23 (11.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 23 (11.56%) Migration
4 19 (9.55%) Test Scripting
5 18 (9.05%) Change Management
5 18 (9.05%) Kanban
5 18 (9.05%) Software Testing
6 17 (8.54%) Smoke Testing
7 13 (6.53%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (6.53%) Scrum
8 11 (5.53%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (4.02%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (4.02%) Patch Management
9 8 (4.02%) Project Management
10 7 (3.52%) Configuration Management
10 7 (3.52%) ITIL
10 7 (3.52%) Software Deployment
10 7 (3.52%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 42 (21.11%) SQL
2 39 (19.60%) PowerShell
3 29 (14.57%) Python
4 15 (7.54%) Perl
5 14 (7.04%) JavaScript
6 12 (6.03%) Bash Shell
7 9 (4.52%) Java
8 8 (4.02%) VB
8 8 (4.02%) VBScript
9 4 (2.01%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.50%) C
11 1 (0.50%) C++
11 1 (0.50%) ES6
11 1 (0.50%) Go
11 1 (0.50%) Groovy
11 1 (0.50%) Ruby
11 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 44 (22.11%) Security Cleared
2 37 (18.59%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.55%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (3.52%) CCNP
5 7 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.02%) MCSE
6 6 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.51%) MCITP
7 5 (2.51%) VCAP
8 4 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.01%) CCA
8 4 (2.01%) CCEA
8 4 (2.01%) CCIE
8 4 (2.01%) CCNA
8 4 (2.01%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (2.01%) Degree
8 4 (2.01%) VCP4
9 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.01%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (2.51%) SLA
3 3 (1.51%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 113 (56.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (42.21%) Active Directory
3 36 (18.09%) VMware ESXi
4 32 (16.08%) Hyper-V
5 30 (15.08%) VMware NSX
6 25 (12.56%) vSphere
7 23 (11.56%) Virtual Desktop
8 17 (8.54%) Docker
9 15 (7.54%) XenApp
10 12 (6.03%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (4.52%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (3.02%) XenDesktop
13 4 (2.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 3 (1.51%) NFS
14 3 (1.51%) Terminal Services
14 3 (1.51%) XenServer
15 2 (1.01%) Firmware
15 2 (1.01%) iptables
15 2 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (17.09%) SCCM
2 23 (11.56%) Ansible
3 18 (9.05%) HP ALM
3 18 (9.05%) McAfee ePO
4 17 (8.54%) vRealize
5 16 (8.04%) Puppet
6 9 (4.52%) Kubernetes
6 9 (4.52%) vCenter Server
7 5 (2.51%) Control-M
7 5 (2.51%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (2.51%) Packer
7 5 (2.51%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (2.51%) Terraform
8 4 (2.01%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (2.01%) Oracle ZFS
8 4 (2.01%) PowerCLI
8 4 (2.01%) Prometheus
8 4 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (2.01%) Xymon
9 3 (1.51%) Malwarebytes
Vendors
1 57 (28.64%) Microsoft
2 50 (25.13%) Citrix
3 24 (12.06%) HP
4 23 (11.56%) Cisco
5 22 (11.06%) Veritas
6 21 (10.55%) Ivanti
7 20 (10.05%) McAfee
8 11 (5.53%) Dell
8 11 (5.53%) Oracle
9 10 (5.03%) NetApp
9 10 (5.03%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.52%) CheckPoint
11 5 (2.51%) Apple
11 5 (2.51%) EMC
11 5 (2.51%) Juniper
11 5 (2.51%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.51%) Splunk
11 5 (2.51%) Symantec
12 4 (2.01%) F5
12 4 (2.01%) New Relic