Period
to 28 July 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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 160 152
Rank change year-on-year +14 -8 -11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 27 50 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.64% 0.91% 0.74%
As % of the System Software category 6.89% 6.03% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 29
Scotland median daily rate £300 £367 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.31% +13.00% -1.14%
10th Percentile £250 £247 £113
90th Percentile £498 £450 £479
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -14.29% +7.31% +14.15%

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 392 829 531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 9.22% 15.11% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 409 240
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +7.09% -2.31%
10th Percentile £124 £168 £113
90th Percentile £500 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 27
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £38.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.97% +121.43% -1.41%
10th Percentile £13.25 £35.43 £11.50
90th Percentile £26.88 £43.00 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +3.23%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +28 18 £375 -13.04% 1
Glasgow +1 6 £275 -17.91% 1
Falkirk - 3 £250 -
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 25 (92.59%) VMware
2 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
3 11 (40.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (37.04%) Windows
4 10 (37.04%) Linux
4 10 (37.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (33.33%) vRealize
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
6 8 (29.63%) Ansible
6 8 (29.63%) ITIL
6 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
6 8 (29.63%) SAN
6 8 (29.63%) Red Hat
7 7 (25.93%) EMC
7 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (25.93%) DevOps
7 7 (25.93%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (25.93%) vCenter Server
8 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (22.22%) VXLAN
8 6 (22.22%) CommVault
9 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
9 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
9 5 (18.52%) Firewall
9 5 (18.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 5 (18.52%) PaaS
10 4 (14.81%) Capacity Planning

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 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) PaaS
2 3 (11.11%) OpenShift
3 2 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) SAN
2 6 (22.22%) VXLAN
3 5 (18.52%) Firewall
3 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (11.11%) DHCP
5 3 (11.11%) DNS
5 3 (11.11%) Network Security
5 3 (11.11%) VPN
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (7.41%) LAN
6 2 (7.41%) VSAN
6 2 (7.41%) WAN
7 1 (3.70%) BGP
7 1 (3.70%) DMZ
7 1 (3.70%) EIGRP
7 1 (3.70%) OSPF
7 1 (3.70%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (3.70%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Administrator
1 7 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) VMWare Administrator
4 3 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) ICT Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support
6 1 (3.70%) IT Support Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Senior DevOps
6 1 (3.70%) Support Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) J2EE
1 2 (7.41%) Java EE
1 2 (7.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 3 (11.11%) HP Storage
3 3 (11.11%) HP StoreVirtual
3 3 (11.11%) Replication
4 2 (7.41%) Clustering
4 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (7.41%) EMC VNX
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
1 10 (37.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.41%) CentOS
6 2 (7.41%) Unix
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) DevOps
3 4 (14.81%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (14.81%) Change Management
3 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (14.81%) ITIL V3
3 4 (14.81%) Scrum
3 4 (14.81%) Security Patching
3 4 (14.81%) Service Management
4 3 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.41%) Kanban
6 1 (3.70%) Build Automation
6 1 (3.70%) Change Control
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (14.81%) CCNP
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) VCAP
2 4 (14.81%) VCP6
3 2 (7.41%) CCNA
3 2 (7.41%) MCSA
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
3 7 (25.93%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (14.81%) XenApp
5 3 (11.11%) Docker
5 3 (11.11%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) vRealize
2 8 (29.63%) Ansible
3 7 (25.93%) vCenter Server
4 4 (14.81%) WSUS
5 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (11.11%) vMotion
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (7.41%) SCCM
7 1 (3.70%) HP SIM
7 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (3.70%) Simpana
Vendors
1 25 (92.59%) VMware
2 15 (55.56%) Cisco
3 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (29.63%) Red Hat
4 7 (25.93%) EMC
5 6 (22.22%) CommVault
6 4 (14.81%) Citrix
6 4 (14.81%) HP
6 4 (14.81%) NetApp
6 4 (14.81%) Sophos
6 4 (14.81%) Veeam
7 3 (11.11%) 3PAR
8 2 (7.41%) Avaya
8 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.70%) Brocade
9 1 (3.70%) Dell
9 1 (3.70%) F5