Period
to 14 December 2017

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 14 December 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
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 134 163
Rank change year-on-year +14 +29 -12
Contract jobs citing vSphere 66 51 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.32% 1.23% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 12.92% 8.33% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 38 23
Scotland median daily rate £475 £319 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.02% -8.93% -3.45%
10th Percentile £310 £225 £264
90th Percentile £600 £456 £491
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £40.25 -
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.62% +35.42% -12.73%

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 511 612 588
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.24% 14.71% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 366 264
Scotland median daily rate £375 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +4.84% -4.24%
10th Percentile £146 £155 £140
90th Percentile £575 £450 £448
UK median daily rate £425 £402 £375
% change year-on-year +5.85% +7.07% +7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 29
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £20.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +9.46% +32.14%
10th Percentile £10.34 £13.38 £13.75
90th Percentile £35.75 £42.00 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year +4.76% +1.61% -

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 14 December 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 6 months to 14 December 2017. 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 +14 55 £488 +25.81% 4
Glasgow -11 9 £350 +16.67% 1
South Lanarkshire - 2 £344 -
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 54 (81.82%) VMware
2 51 (77.27%) Windows
3 48 (72.73%) Active Directory
4 39 (59.09%) Windows Server
5 35 (53.03%) Microsoft
6 34 (51.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (50.00%) Linux
8 31 (46.97%) PowerShell
8 31 (46.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (43.94%) Opscode Chef
10 26 (39.39%) Puppet
11 25 (37.88%) Ruby
11 25 (37.88%) Finance
12 24 (36.36%) Ansible
13 23 (34.85%) Configuration Management
14 22 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 22 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
15 21 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
16 18 (27.27%) ITIL
17 17 (25.76%) Validation
17 17 (25.76%) Continuous Delivery
18 16 (24.24%) Firewall
18 16 (24.24%) SAN
19 14 (21.21%) HP
19 14 (21.21%) Virtual Team
20 13 (19.70%) Git (software)
20 13 (19.70%) VPN
20 13 (19.70%) Cisco
20 13 (19.70%) TDD
20 13 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure

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 7 (10.61%) Apache
1 7 (10.61%) JBoss
2 6 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.55%) CloudStack
3 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.55%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (12.12%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (9.09%) Office 365
4 5 (7.58%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.24%) Firewall
1 16 (24.24%) SAN
2 13 (19.70%) VPN
3 7 (10.61%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.09%) DNS
5 5 (7.58%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (7.58%) DHCP
5 5 (7.58%) FTP
5 5 (7.58%) SMTP
6 4 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (6.06%) LAN
6 4 (6.06%) Network Security
6 4 (6.06%) WAN
7 3 (4.55%) BGP
7 3 (4.55%) EIGRP
7 3 (4.55%) OSPF
7 3 (4.55%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (4.55%) VLAN
7 3 (4.55%) VXLAN
8 2 (3.03%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 25 (37.88%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (1.52%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (37.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (10.61%) Administrator
3 4 (6.06%) Consultant
3 4 (6.06%) Network Engineer
4 3 (4.55%) Analyst
4 3 (4.55%) Architect
4 3 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (4.55%) DBA
4 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support
4 3 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (4.55%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (3.03%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (3.03%) ICT Administrator
5 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (3.03%) VMWare Administrator
5 2 (3.03%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) Virtual Team
2 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.55%) Private Cloud
3 3 (4.55%) Tandem
4 2 (3.03%) Clustering
4 2 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) PKI
4 2 (3.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Mindset
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 51 (77.27%) Windows
2 39 (59.09%) Windows Server
3 34 (51.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (50.00%) Linux
5 31 (46.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (6.06%) Unix
10 3 (4.55%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.52%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.85%) Configuration Management
2 21 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (27.27%) ITIL
4 17 (25.76%) Continuous Delivery
4 17 (25.76%) Validation
5 13 (19.70%) TDD
6 12 (18.18%) Coaching
6 12 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 11 (16.67%) ITIL V3
8 10 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (15.15%) DevOps
9 9 (13.64%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (12.12%) Open Source
11 6 (9.09%) Asset Management
12 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (7.58%) Task Automation
13 4 (6.06%) Change Management
14 3 (4.55%) DSDM
14 3 (4.55%) RUP
14 3 (4.55%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (46.97%) PowerShell
2 25 (37.88%) Ruby
3 7 (10.61%) SQL
4 5 (7.58%) Bash Shell
5 4 (6.06%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.55%) Python
7 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (7.58%) CCNP
2 5 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.58%) Degree
2 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) HND
3 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) MCSE
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certified Architect
5 1 (1.52%) CCNA
5 1 (1.52%) HNC
5 1 (1.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 13 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.58%) VMware NSX
4 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.55%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (4.55%) Xen
5 3 (4.55%) XenApp
5 3 (4.55%) XenServer
6 1 (1.52%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 29 (43.94%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (39.39%) Puppet
3 24 (36.36%) Ansible
4 9 (13.64%) SCCM
5 7 (10.61%) vCenter Server
6 5 (7.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (7.58%) WSUS
7 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (6.06%) SCOM
8 3 (4.55%) Cobbler
8 3 (4.55%) Packer
8 3 (4.55%) Tivoli
9 2 (3.03%) AirWatch
9 2 (3.03%) SCVMM
9 2 (3.03%) vRealize
10 1 (1.52%) HP SIM
10 1 (1.52%) Simpana
Vendors
1 54 (81.82%) VMware
2 35 (53.03%) Microsoft
3 14 (21.21%) HP
4 13 (19.70%) Cisco
5 12 (18.18%) CheckPoint
6 8 (12.12%) Red Hat
7 7 (10.61%) Citrix
7 7 (10.61%) NetApp
8 5 (7.58%) Symantec
9 4 (6.06%) CommVault
9 4 (6.06%) Dell
9 4 (6.06%) EMC
9 4 (6.06%) Sophos
10 3 (4.55%) EnterpriseDB
10 3 (4.55%) F5
10 3 (4.55%) Oracle
10 3 (4.55%) Veeam
11 2 (3.03%) Palo Alto
12 1 (1.52%) Avaya
12 1 (1.52%) Splunk