Period
to 19 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 6 months to 19 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.

VMware vSphere
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 138 133
Rank change year-on-year -27 -5 +37
Contract jobs citing vSphere 32 53 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.61% 1.07% 1.20%
As % of the System Software category 5.01% 10.45% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 41 38
Scotland median daily rate £475 £475 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +45.04% -6.43%
10th Percentile £293 £285 £259
90th Percentile £533 £600 £456
UK median daily rate £413 £376 £400
% change year-on-year +9.85% -6.13% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Scotland median hourly rate - - £40.25
UK median hourly rate £23.13 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -22.90% -7.69% +32.65%

vSphere is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 639 507 632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.17% 10.25% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 271 372
Scotland median daily rate £390 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +15.38% +4.84%
10th Percentile £133 £130 £160
90th Percentile £600 £550 £452
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +8.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 25
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -4.76% +13.51%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.39 £13.35
90th Percentile £44.27 £37.25 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Scotland

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vSphere in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Scotland

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Scotland

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Scotland

vSphere
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 vSphere within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 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
Glasgow -17 11 £500 +81.82% 2
South Lanarkshire +4 9 £475 +40.74%
Edinburgh -43 8 £488 -2.50% 1
Renfrewshire - 1 £300 -
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere 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 vSphere.

1 25 (78.13%) VMware
2 20 (62.50%) Security Cleared
3 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 16 (50.00%) Windows
3 16 (50.00%) VSAN
3 16 (50.00%) VMware NSX
4 15 (46.88%) vRealize
4 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
5 14 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (37.50%) IaaS
7 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
7 9 (28.13%) DHCP
7 9 (28.13%) Cisco
7 9 (28.13%) Linux
7 9 (28.13%) LAN
7 9 (28.13%) WAN
8 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 8 (25.00%) DNS
9 7 (21.88%) Juniper
9 7 (21.88%) ITIL
9 7 (21.88%) Python
9 7 (21.88%) Firewall
9 7 (21.88%) F5
9 7 (21.88%) Puppet
9 7 (21.88%) Ansible
9 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
10 6 (18.75%) Palo Alto
10 6 (18.75%) Office 365
10 6 (18.75%) XenApp

vSphere
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 3 (9.38%) IIS
1 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
1 3 (9.38%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.13%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (37.50%) IaaS
2 6 (18.75%) Office 365
3 3 (9.38%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (50.00%) VSAN
2 9 (28.13%) DHCP
2 9 (28.13%) LAN
2 9 (28.13%) WAN
3 8 (25.00%) DNS
4 7 (21.88%) Firewall
5 5 (15.63%) VLAN
5 5 (15.63%) VPN
6 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 3 (9.38%) Junos
7 3 (9.38%) SAN
7 3 (9.38%) Wireless
8 2 (6.25%) BGP
8 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (6.25%) EIGRP
8 2 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (6.25%) OSPF
8 2 (6.25%) SNMP
8 2 (6.25%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (6.25%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (6.25%) Legal
2 1 (3.13%) Back Office
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Automation Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Build Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (9.38%) XML
3 2 (6.25%) LDAP
4 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) iPhone
2 2 (6.25%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Linux
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (9.38%) Solaris
6 3 (9.38%) Unix
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Phone
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.13%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (3.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Configuration Management
2 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (9.38%) Asset Management
3 3 (9.38%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (9.38%) Deployment Automation
3 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.38%) ITSM
3 3 (9.38%) Patch Management
3 3 (9.38%) Service Management
4 2 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.25%) Innovative Thinking
4 2 (6.25%) Network Design
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.13%) Investment Management
5 1 (3.13%) Proactive Management
5 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (3.13%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
2 8 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.88%) Python
4 5 (15.63%) SQL
5 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) CISSP
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (50.00%) VMware NSX
2 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
3 14 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (18.75%) XenApp
5 5 (15.63%) Terminal Services
6 4 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (6.25%) NFS
7 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
8 1 (3.13%) Firmware
8 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (46.88%) vRealize
2 7 (21.88%) Ansible
2 7 (21.88%) Puppet
3 4 (12.50%) PowerCLI
4 3 (9.38%) Backup Exec
4 3 (9.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (9.38%) Malwarebytes
4 3 (9.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (9.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (9.38%) vCenter Server
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.13%) vMotion
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) VMware
2 9 (28.13%) Cisco
3 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (21.88%) F5
4 7 (21.88%) Juniper
5 6 (18.75%) Citrix
5 6 (18.75%) Palo Alto
6 5 (15.63%) NetApp
7 4 (12.50%) Dell
7 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
8 3 (9.38%) Apple
8 3 (9.38%) Avaya
8 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
8 3 (9.38%) Sophos
8 3 (9.38%) Symantec
9 2 (6.25%) EMC
10 1 (3.13%) Ab Initio
10 1 (3.13%) Charles River
10 1 (3.13%) HP