Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 127 114
Rank change year-on-year -26 -13 +62
Contract jobs citing vSphere 31 62 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.67% 1.26% 1.49%
As % of the System Software category 5.36% 11.72% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 49 42
Scotland median daily rate £500 £475 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +50.20% -20.94%
10th Percentile £302 £348 £225
90th Percentile £538 £600 £438
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Scotland median hourly rate - - £40.25
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +40.83% -7.69% +30.00%

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 578 529 550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.42% 10.77% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 314 344
Scotland median daily rate £383 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +13.64% +2.80%
10th Percentile £128 £177 £153
90th Percentile £588 £588 £450
UK median daily rate £469 £450 £405
% change year-on-year +4.11% +11.11% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 22
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +17.65% -13.92%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.29 £13.28
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.95 £40.25
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 2019. 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 -11 13 £500 +17.65%
South Lanarkshire +5 11 £475 +35.71%
Edinburgh -34 5 £538 +7.50% 3
Dundee - 1 - -
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 (80.65%) VMware
2 20 (64.52%) Security Cleared
3 18 (58.06%) SC Cleared
4 16 (51.61%) VSAN
4 16 (51.61%) Windows
4 16 (51.61%) VMware NSX
5 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
6 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
7 12 (38.71%) DHCP
7 12 (38.71%) IaaS
8 11 (35.48%) vRealize
9 10 (32.26%) DNS
9 10 (32.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (29.03%) LAN
10 9 (29.03%) WAN
10 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (25.81%) XenApp
11 8 (25.81%) Firewall
11 8 (25.81%) Python
11 8 (25.81%) Cisco
11 8 (25.81%) Citrix
11 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
12 7 (22.58%) Juniper
12 7 (22.58%) ITIL
12 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
12 7 (22.58%) XenDesktop
12 7 (22.58%) Puppet
12 7 (22.58%) F5
12 7 (22.58%) Ansible

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 (9.68%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (38.71%) IaaS
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.68%) Office 365
3 1 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) VSAN
2 12 (38.71%) DHCP
3 10 (32.26%) DNS
4 9 (29.03%) LAN
4 9 (29.03%) WAN
5 8 (25.81%) Firewall
6 5 (16.13%) NetScaler
6 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
7 3 (9.68%) Junos
7 3 (9.68%) SAN
8 2 (6.45%) VPN
9 1 (3.23%) IPv4
9 1 (3.23%) MPLS
9 1 (3.23%) Skype
9 1 (3.23%) VLAN
9 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
2 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Automation Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (29.03%) VMware Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Network Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Citrix Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Build Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Network Build Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Storage Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
2 2 (6.45%) Middleware
3 1 (3.23%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.68%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (6.45%) Clustering
2 2 (6.45%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (51.61%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
4 5 (16.13%) Linux
5 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.23%) AIX
7 1 (3.23%) Solaris
7 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.23%) Unix
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Phone
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (22.58%) ITIL
3 4 (12.90%) Asset Management
4 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.68%) ITSM
4 3 (9.68%) Server Management
4 3 (9.68%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (9.68%) Service Management
4 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (9.68%) Storage Management
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.45%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.45%) Investment Management
5 2 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (6.45%) Scrum
5 2 (6.45%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (6.45%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Python
2 7 (22.58%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (64.52%) Security Cleared
2 18 (58.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) CISSP
5 1 (3.23%) CCA
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 16 (51.61%) VMware NSX
2 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
3 9 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (25.81%) XenApp
5 7 (22.58%) XenDesktop
6 5 (16.13%) Terminal Services
7 4 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (6.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) vRealize
2 7 (22.58%) Ansible
2 7 (22.58%) Puppet
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (3.23%) Malwarebytes
4 1 (3.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 25 (80.65%) VMware
2 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.81%) Cisco
3 8 (25.81%) Citrix
4 7 (22.58%) F5
4 7 (22.58%) Juniper
5 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
6 5 (16.13%) EMC
7 4 (12.90%) Palo Alto
8 2 (6.45%) Ab Initio
8 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.23%) Apple
9 1 (3.23%) Avaya
9 1 (3.23%) Charles River
9 1 (3.23%) HP
9 1 (3.23%) IBM
9 1 (3.23%) Oracle
9 1 (3.23%) Sophos
9 1 (3.23%) Symantec
9 1 (3.23%) Veritas