Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 186 138 161
Rank change year-on-year -48 +23 -7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 27 30 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.49% 0.72% 0.91%
As % of the System Software category 3.74% 7.69% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 24
Scotland median daily rate £310 £295 £367
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.08% -19.67% +17.52%
10th Percentile £117 £248 £247
90th Percentile £503 £490 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £384
% change year-on-year - +4.23% +3.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £21.00 £25.54
% change year-on-year +40.48% -17.77% +12.20%

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 722 390 832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.99% 9.31% 15.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 226 404
Scotland median daily rate £338 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +10.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £163 £138 £157
90th Percentile £529 £503 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 27
Scotland median hourly rate £15.93 £19.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.16% -49.33% +120.59%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.60 £27.15
90th Percentile £34.63 £27.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 -29 12 £425 +13.33% 2
Glasgow -20 6 £303 +10.00%
Renfrewshire - 4 £290 -
South Lanarkshire - 3 £420 -
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 21 (77.78%) VMware
2 17 (62.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (59.26%) Active Directory
4 15 (55.56%) Windows
4 15 (55.56%) PowerShell
5 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
5 11 (40.74%) Cisco
5 11 (40.74%) Windows Server
6 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
7 9 (33.33%) DNS
7 9 (33.33%) WAN
7 9 (33.33%) DHCP
7 9 (33.33%) VLAN
8 8 (29.63%) Firewall
8 8 (29.63%) NetApp
8 8 (29.63%) vRealize
9 7 (25.93%) Palo Alto
9 7 (25.93%) Citrix
10 6 (22.22%) ITIL
10 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
11 5 (18.52%) Network Virtualisation
11 5 (18.52%) Linux
11 5 (18.52%) Red Hat
11 5 (18.52%) SAN
11 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
11 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (18.52%) F5
11 5 (18.52%) Office 365
12 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi

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 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.70%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.41%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) DHCP
1 9 (33.33%) DNS
1 9 (33.33%) VLAN
1 9 (33.33%) WAN
2 8 (29.63%) Firewall
3 5 (18.52%) SAN
4 4 (14.81%) Internet
4 4 (14.81%) iSCSI
4 4 (14.81%) LAN
4 4 (14.81%) VPN
5 3 (11.11%) VSAN
6 2 (7.41%) BGP
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (7.41%) EIGRP
6 2 (7.41%) OSPF
6 2 (7.41%) SNMP
6 2 (7.41%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (7.41%) VXLAN
6 2 (7.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 3 (11.11%) Banking
1 3 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Law
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Network Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) IT Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Support
4 2 (7.41%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) LDAP
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.81%) PKI
2 4 (14.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 3 (11.11%) Clustering
3 3 (11.11%) Replication
4 2 (7.41%) iPhone
4 2 (7.41%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.70%) EMC VNX
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows Server
3 5 (18.52%) Linux
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.41%) Solaris
5 2 (7.41%) Unix
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Phone
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Network Virtualisation
3 4 (14.81%) Cryptography
4 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 3 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.41%) Chat Support
5 2 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.41%) Innovative Thinking
5 2 (7.41%) Patch Management
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (7.41%) Software Deployment
6 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) Kanban
6 1 (3.70%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (3.70%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (3.70%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) Python
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.11%) VB
3 3 (11.11%) VBScript
4 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
4 2 (7.41%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) DV Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) HND
5 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.70%) MCSE
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.70%) GDPR
2 1 (3.70%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (62.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (59.26%) Active Directory
3 4 (14.81%) NFS
3 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (11.11%) Terminal Services
4 3 (11.11%) VMware NSX
4 3 (11.11%) XenApp
5 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) vRealize
2 4 (14.81%) vCenter Server
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (11.11%) PowerCLI
3 3 (11.11%) Puppet
4 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
4 2 (7.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (7.41%) Malwarebytes
4 2 (7.41%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (7.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.70%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) VMware
2 11 (40.74%) Cisco
3 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
4 8 (29.63%) NetApp
5 7 (25.93%) Citrix
5 7 (25.93%) Palo Alto
6 5 (18.52%) F5
6 5 (18.52%) Red Hat
7 4 (14.81%) EMC
7 4 (14.81%) Juniper
7 4 (14.81%) McAfee
7 4 (14.81%) Symantec
8 3 (11.11%) 3PAR
8 3 (11.11%) Dell
8 3 (11.11%) HP
9 2 (7.41%) Apple
9 2 (7.41%) Avaya
9 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
9 2 (7.41%) Sophos
10 1 (3.70%) Oracle