Period
to 16 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 64 35
Rank change year-on-year +24 -29 +9
Contract jobs citing VMware 262 122 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.77% 2.82% 5.29%
As % of the Vendors category 12.01% 7.04% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 79 148
Scotland median daily rate £285 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £207 £160 £249
90th Percentile £463 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £396
% change year-on-year +3.23% -2.21% +13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 20
Scotland median hourly rate £17.63 £26.25 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.86% -35.58% +118.79%
10th Percentile £16.36 £25.63 £20.10
90th Percentile £18.69 £26.88 £42.10
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £19.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +42.11% -28.30% +17.78%

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 2,181 1,733 2,395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 39.70% 40.12% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,223 938 1,254
Scotland median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £233
90th Percentile £533 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 57 86
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -23.61% +125.00%
10th Percentile £10.54 £11.32 £11.15
90th Percentile £35.00 £46.79 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -

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 August 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 16 August 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
Renfrewshire - 89 £275 -
Edinburgh -3 81 £385 -3.75% 15
Glasgow +6 72 £278 -30.19% 5
Dundee -7 4 £297 -12.15% 2
Falkirk 0 2 £275 +10.00% 1
North Lanarkshire -3 2 - -
Aberdeen +2 1 - -
Fife -6 1 £240 -15.04% 1
VMware
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 179 (68.32%) Windows
2 167 (63.74%) Active Directory
3 162 (61.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 131 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 126 (48.09%) Citrix
6 111 (42.37%) DNS
7 107 (40.84%) Windows 7
8 106 (40.46%) Security Cleared
9 104 (39.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 97 (37.02%) DHCP
11 94 (35.88%) SC Cleared
12 86 (32.82%) Windows Server
13 83 (31.68%) VMware ESXi
14 76 (29.01%) SQL
14 76 (29.01%) Ivanti
15 68 (25.95%) Windows Server 2003
16 67 (25.57%) SCCM
17 64 (24.43%) Office 365
18 61 (23.28%) PowerShell
19 56 (21.37%) Hyper-V
20 55 (20.99%) Veritas
20 55 (20.99%) Clustering
21 54 (20.61%) Change Management
21 54 (20.61%) HP
21 54 (20.61%) XenApp
22 50 (19.08%) McAfee
23 48 (18.32%) AIX
23 48 (18.32%) Test Automation
24 47 (17.94%) Software Testing
25 46 (17.56%) McAfee ePO

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 (10.31%) MS Exchange
2 23 (8.78%) Skype for Business
3 18 (6.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (4.20%) OpenStack
5 7 (2.67%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.91%) IIS
7 5 (1.91%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (1.53%) Apache
9 3 (1.15%) nginx
9 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.76%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.76%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
11 1 (0.38%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.38%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.76%) Mingle
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 64 (24.43%) Office 365
2 30 (11.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.53%) OpenShift
5 3 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.15%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.15%) IaaS
5 3 (1.15%) PaaS
6 2 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.76%) Datadog
6 2 (0.76%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.76%) Route 53
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 111 (42.37%) DNS
2 97 (37.02%) DHCP
3 23 (8.78%) LAN
4 22 (8.40%) WAN
5 21 (8.02%) Firewall
6 19 (7.25%) 3G
6 19 (7.25%) Wi-Fi
7 17 (6.49%) SAN
8 13 (4.96%) NetScaler
9 11 (4.20%) TCP/IP
10 10 (3.82%) Remote Desktop
10 10 (3.82%) VSAN
11 7 (2.67%) VPN
12 6 (2.29%) VLAN
13 5 (1.91%) Skype
13 5 (1.91%) SMS
14 4 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
14 4 (1.53%) iSCSI
15 3 (1.15%) BGP
15 3 (1.15%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.05%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.91%) MySQL
4 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.15%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.76%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.76%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 45 (17.18%) HP UFT
1 45 (17.18%) WinRunner
2 14 (5.34%) MSI
3 9 (3.44%) Git (software)
4 8 (3.05%) Artifactory
4 8 (3.05%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.05%) TestDirector
5 7 (2.67%) GoCD
5 7 (2.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (2.67%) Subversion
5 7 (2.67%) TeamCity
6 6 (2.29%) GitLab
7 5 (1.91%) Maven
7 5 (1.91%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.76%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.76%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (0.76%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.76%) PVCS
8 2 (0.76%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 34 (12.98%) Finance
2 11 (4.20%) Banking
3 3 (1.15%) Legal
3 3 (1.15%) Retail Banking
4 2 (0.76%) Law
4 2 (0.76%) Publishing
5 1 (0.38%) Back Office
5 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 50 (19.08%) Analyst
2 25 (9.54%) Support Engineer
3 24 (9.16%) Test Analyst
4 18 (6.87%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (6.87%) Wintel Engineer
5 16 (6.11%) Architect
6 15 (5.73%) Messaging Engineer
7 14 (5.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 14 (5.34%) Consultant
8 13 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 13 (4.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 11 (4.20%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 11 (4.20%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 10 (3.82%) Administrator
10 10 (3.82%) Citrix Engineer
10 10 (3.82%) Desktop Support
10 10 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (3.44%) Designer
11 9 (3.44%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 9 (3.44%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.29%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (1.53%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (1.15%) LDAP
3 3 (1.15%) Web Services
3 3 (1.15%) XML
4 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.38%) CSS
4 1 (0.38%) HTML
4 1 (0.38%) LAMP
4 1 (0.38%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.38%) lodash
4 1 (0.38%) Redux
4 1 (0.38%) RESTful
4 1 (0.38%) Spring
4 1 (0.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (20.99%) Clustering
2 42 (16.03%) PDA
3 21 (8.02%) Fat Client
3 21 (8.02%) Thin Client
4 15 (5.73%) Blackberry
4 15 (5.73%) Computer Science
4 15 (5.73%) Data Centre
5 8 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.05%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.29%) EMC VNX
8 5 (1.91%) PKI
9 3 (1.15%) Replication
9 3 (1.15%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (0.76%) Analytical Mindset
10 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.76%) iPhone
10 2 (0.76%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 179 (68.32%) Windows
2 107 (40.84%) Windows 7
3 104 (39.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 86 (32.82%) Windows Server
5 68 (25.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (18.32%) AIX
7 42 (16.03%) Windows 10
8 40 (15.27%) Linux
9 28 (10.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (9.16%) Windows 8
11 17 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (3.05%) Windows XP
13 6 (2.29%) Unix
14 5 (1.91%) Solaris
15 2 (0.76%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.76%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.76%) VMS
15 2 (0.76%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (20.61%) Change Management
2 48 (18.32%) Test Automation
3 47 (17.94%) Software Testing
4 43 (16.41%) Test Scripting
5 34 (12.98%) Migration
6 33 (12.60%) Smoke Testing
7 26 (9.92%) Software Delivery
8 25 (9.54%) ITIL
9 20 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 18 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (4.58%) Workflow
12 11 (4.20%) Analytics
12 11 (4.20%) DevOps
12 11 (4.20%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (3.44%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (3.44%) Kanban
14 8 (3.05%) Load Balancing
14 8 (3.05%) Software Distribution
15 7 (2.67%) Continuous Delivery
15 7 (2.67%) Personalization
Programming Languages
1 76 (29.01%) SQL
2 61 (23.28%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.82%) Python
4 9 (3.44%) Java
4 9 (3.44%) VB
4 9 (3.44%) VBScript
5 8 (3.05%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.91%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.15%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.76%) Perl
8 2 (0.76%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.38%) C
9 1 (0.38%) C++
9 1 (0.38%) ES6
9 1 (0.38%) PHP
9 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 106 (40.46%) Security Cleared
2 94 (35.88%) SC Cleared
3 43 (16.41%) ISTQB
4 18 (6.87%) Degree
4 18 (6.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (6.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (5.73%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (4.20%) MCSE
7 11 (4.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (3.05%) MCTS
9 7 (2.67%) MCITP
9 7 (2.67%) MCSA
10 5 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 1 (0.38%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.91%) SLA
3 3 (1.15%) GDPR
3 3 (1.15%) QA
4 2 (0.76%) GCP
5 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 167 (63.74%) Active Directory
2 162 (61.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (31.68%) VMware ESXi
4 56 (21.37%) Hyper-V
5 54 (20.61%) XenApp
6 40 (15.27%) Virtual Desktop
7 34 (12.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 33 (12.60%) XenDesktop
9 22 (8.40%) XenServer
10 20 (7.63%) vSphere
11 15 (5.73%) VMware NSX
12 9 (3.44%) Docker
13 5 (1.91%) NFS
13 5 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (1.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 3 (1.15%) ISA Server
14 3 (1.15%) Terminal Services
14 3 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.76%) iptables
15 2 (0.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 67 (25.57%) SCCM
2 46 (17.56%) McAfee ePO
3 38 (14.50%) HP ALM
4 29 (11.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 16 (6.11%) vCenter Server
6 14 (5.34%) vRealize
7 11 (4.20%) Ansible
7 11 (4.20%) PowerCLI
8 7 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (2.67%) SafeCom
9 6 (2.29%) HAProxy
9 6 (2.29%) Netcool
10 5 (1.91%) Control-M
10 5 (1.91%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (1.91%) Packer
10 5 (1.91%) Terraform
11 4 (1.53%) Graphite
11 4 (1.53%) Icinga
11 4 (1.53%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 131 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 126 (48.09%) Citrix
3 76 (29.01%) Ivanti
4 55 (20.99%) Veritas
5 54 (20.61%) HP
6 50 (19.08%) McAfee
7 30 (11.45%) Cisco
8 27 (10.31%) ThinPrint
9 15 (5.73%) Oracle
10 10 (3.82%) Red Hat
11 8 (3.05%) Dell
11 8 (3.05%) EMC
11 8 (3.05%) NetApp
12 7 (2.67%) CheckPoint
12 7 (2.67%) Symantec
13 5 (1.91%) CommVault
13 5 (1.91%) F5
13 5 (1.91%) SolarWinds
14 3 (1.15%) ServiceNow
14 3 (1.15%) Splunk