Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 141 149
Rank change year-on-year -12 +8 +11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 38 21 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.73% 0.58% 0.91%
As % of the System Software category 5.52% 6.14% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 26
Scotland median daily rate £425 £305 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.34% -18.61% +24.92%
10th Percentile £268 £225 £258
90th Percentile £585 £498 £434
UK median daily rate £401 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.55% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £26.58
% change year-on-year +19.57% -13.45% +16.40%

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 689 342 793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.17% 9.45% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 201 377
Scotland median daily rate £350 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +8.15% +3.85%
10th Percentile £168 £121 £154
90th Percentile £531 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 25
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £19.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.53% -47.22% +152.63%
10th Percentile £11.56 £14.97 £15.80
90th Percentile £33.60 £32.05 £42.60
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year -0.88% +1.47% +0.11%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 22 £450 +5.88% 4
Glasgow - 10 £425 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £276 -
South Lanarkshire - 3 £420 -
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 (65.79%) VMware
2 21 (55.26%) Windows
3 20 (52.63%) PowerShell
4 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 18 (47.37%) Windows Server
6 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
7 14 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (34.21%) Puppet
9 10 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (26.32%) Cisco
9 10 (26.32%) Configuration Management
9 10 (26.32%) Linux
10 9 (23.68%) Ruby
10 9 (23.68%) Finance
10 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
10 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (21.05%) Ansible
11 8 (21.05%) Firewall
11 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
11 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (21.05%) SQL
11 8 (21.05%) SAN
12 7 (18.42%) Citrix
12 7 (18.42%) Python
12 7 (18.42%) WAN
12 7 (18.42%) DNS
12 7 (18.42%) TDD
12 7 (18.42%) VLAN
13 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development

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 (7.89%) CloudStack
1 3 (7.89%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.63%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.63%) IIS
2 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.16%) Office 365
3 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) Firewall
1 8 (21.05%) SAN
2 7 (18.42%) DNS
2 7 (18.42%) VLAN
2 7 (18.42%) WAN
3 6 (15.79%) DHCP
4 4 (10.53%) Internet
5 3 (7.89%) iSCSI
5 3 (7.89%) VPN
6 2 (5.26%) LAN
7 1 (2.63%) BGP
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.63%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.63%) Junos
7 1 (2.63%) OSPF
7 1 (2.63%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.63%) VXLAN
7 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) MSI
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Legal
4 2 (5.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Network Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Administrator
4 3 (7.89%) Architect
4 3 (7.89%) DBA
4 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Wintel Support
5 2 (5.26%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
1 6 (15.79%) Virtual Team
2 4 (10.53%) PKI
2 4 (10.53%) Replication
2 4 (10.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 3 (7.89%) Clustering
4 2 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (5.26%) Tandem
5 1 (2.63%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.63%) iPhone
5 1 (2.63%) NHS
5 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 21 (55.26%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Windows Server
3 10 (26.32%) Linux
3 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (13.16%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (10.53%) Unix
6 4 (10.53%) Windows 10
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.63%) Solaris
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Configuration Management
2 8 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (18.42%) TDD
4 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.79%) ITIL
5 5 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (13.16%) Network Virtualisation
5 5 (13.16%) Validation
6 4 (10.53%) Coaching
6 4 (10.53%) Cryptography
6 4 (10.53%) ITIL V3
6 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 3 (7.89%) Asset Management
7 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (7.89%) DSDM
7 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (7.89%) Open Source
7 3 (7.89%) RUP
7 3 (7.89%) Scrum
7 3 (7.89%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) PowerShell
2 9 (23.68%) Ruby
3 8 (21.05%) SQL
4 7 (18.42%) Python
5 5 (13.16%) Bash Shell
6 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.89%) T-SQL
6 3 (7.89%) VB
6 3 (7.89%) VBScript
7 1 (2.63%) Java
7 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) DV Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) HND
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (7.89%) MCSE
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.26%) Degree
6 1 (2.63%) CCNP
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.63%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) GDPR
2 1 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (7.89%) NFS
3 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (7.89%) Xen
3 3 (7.89%) XenServer
4 1 (2.63%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.63%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (34.21%) Puppet
2 10 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (21.05%) Ansible
4 5 (13.16%) vRealize
5 3 (7.89%) Cobbler
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (7.89%) SCCM
5 3 (7.89%) Tivoli
6 2 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (5.26%) vCenter Server
7 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.63%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (2.63%) Malwarebytes
7 1 (2.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (2.63%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 25 (65.79%) VMware
2 15 (39.47%) Microsoft
3 10 (26.32%) Cisco
4 7 (18.42%) Citrix
5 6 (15.79%) NetApp
5 6 (15.79%) Palo Alto
6 5 (13.16%) EMC
6 5 (13.16%) F5
6 5 (13.16%) Red Hat
7 4 (10.53%) HP
7 4 (10.53%) Juniper
7 4 (10.53%) McAfee
7 4 (10.53%) Oracle
8 3 (7.89%) 3PAR
8 3 (7.89%) EnterpriseDB
8 3 (7.89%) Symantec
9 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
9 2 (5.26%) Dell
10 1 (2.63%) Apple
10 1 (2.63%) Avaya