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 3 months to 27 April 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.

VMware vSphere
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 112 115
Rank change year-on-year +12 +3  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 12 37 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.63% 1.25% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 6.90% 7.33% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 13
Median daily rate £413 £367 £158
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.32% +133.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £180 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £411 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £331
% change year-on-year +0.06% +13.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £26.58 £19.50
% change year-on-year -20.97% +36.28%  

vSphere is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 174 505 271
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 9.11% 17.04% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 243 131
Median daily rate £355 £368 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +10.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £220 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +0.68% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 12
Median hourly rate £19.00 £37.25 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.99% +27.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £16.65 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £42.00 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing vSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +25 12 £413 - 1
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere 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 vSphere.

1 33 (89.19%) VMware
2 17 (45.95%) vRealize
3 16 (43.24%) Windows
3 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
3 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
3 16 (43.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (35.14%) Cisco
4 13 (35.14%) Linux
4 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
4 13 (35.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (29.73%) ITIL
6 11 (29.73%) DNS
7 10 (27.03%) DHCP
7 10 (27.03%) Firewall
7 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (24.32%) DevOps
8 9 (24.32%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (24.32%) NetApp
8 9 (24.32%) Citrix
9 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
9 8 (21.62%) SAN
9 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (21.62%) Ansible
9 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
9 8 (21.62%) VXLAN
10 7 (18.92%) vCenter Server

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 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) PaaS
2 3 (8.11%) OpenShift
3 2 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) DNS
2 10 (27.03%) DHCP
2 10 (27.03%) Firewall
3 8 (21.62%) SAN
3 8 (21.62%) VXLAN
4 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
5 6 (16.22%) VSAN
6 4 (10.81%) WAN
7 3 (8.11%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (5.41%) Internet
8 2 (5.41%) LAN
8 2 (5.41%) Unified Communications
8 2 (5.41%) VLAN
8 2 (5.41%) VPN
9 1 (2.70%) BGP
9 1 (2.70%) DMZ
9 1 (2.70%) EIGRP
9 1 (2.70%) OSPF
9 1 (2.70%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (35.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Virtualisation Specialist
2 5 (13.51%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Data Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Data Centre Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Solaris Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Unix Scripter
5 2 (5.41%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) J2EE
1 2 (5.41%) Java EE
1 2 (5.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
3 5 (13.51%) Clustering
3 5 (13.51%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 3 (8.11%) Private Cloud
5 2 (5.41%) EMC VNX
5 2 (5.41%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Linux
3 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (21.62%) Windows Server
7 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.41%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (5.41%) Solaris
8 2 (5.41%) Unix
9 1 (2.70%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) ITIL
2 9 (24.32%) DevOps
2 9 (24.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (16.22%) Change Control
5 5 (13.51%) Server Building
5 5 (13.51%) Time Management
6 4 (10.81%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (10.81%) Scrum
6 4 (10.81%) Security Patching
6 4 (10.81%) Service Management
7 3 (8.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (8.11%) Kanban
8 2 (5.41%) Continuous Deployment
8 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 2 (5.41%) Supplier Management
9 1 (2.70%) Build Automation
9 1 (2.70%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (2.70%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) PowerShell
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) JavaScript
3 3 (8.11%) Java
4 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (18.92%) MCSE
2 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.81%) VCAP
3 4 (10.81%) VCP6
4 3 (8.11%) CCNP
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) MCSA
6 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
1 16 (43.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (10.81%) XenApp
4 3 (8.11%) Docker
5 2 (5.41%) NFS
5 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (45.95%) vRealize
2 8 (21.62%) Ansible
3 7 (18.92%) vCenter Server
4 6 (16.22%) PowerCLI
5 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (13.51%) NetBackup
6 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (8.11%) WSUS
7 2 (5.41%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 33 (89.19%) VMware
2 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
3 13 (35.14%) Cisco
4 9 (24.32%) Citrix
4 9 (24.32%) NetApp
5 7 (18.92%) HP
5 7 (18.92%) Red Hat
6 6 (16.22%) IBM
7 5 (13.51%) Veritas
8 3 (8.11%) CheckPoint
8 3 (8.11%) CommVault
8 3 (8.11%) Dell
8 3 (8.11%) EMC
8 3 (8.11%) Riverbed
8 3 (8.11%) Veeam
9 2 (5.41%) Avaya
9 2 (5.41%) Oracle
9 2 (5.41%) Palo Alto
9 2 (5.41%) Sun
9 2 (5.41%) WatchGuard