Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 160 162
Rank change year-on-year -13 +2 -10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 24 32 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.45% 0.68% 0.93%
As % of the System Software category 3.73% 7.05% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 26
Scotland median daily rate £325 £419 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.39% +19.64% +7.69%
10th Percentile £212 £254 £228
90th Percentile £545 £593 £459
UK median daily rate £400 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.89% -30.91% +20.46%

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 643 454 835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.05% 9.58% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 241 423
Scotland median daily rate £375 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +12.31% -
10th Percentile £130 £124 £168
90th Percentile £549 £519 £469
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 40
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -44.44% +94.59%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.38 £14.86
90th Percentile £42.77 £37.50 £42.10
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £16.29
% change year-on-year -4.79% +3.16% +1.81%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -19 10 £475 - 1
Glasgow -8 7 £325 +18.18% 2
Renfrewshire - 3 £295 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £330 - 1
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 19 (79.17%) VMware
2 17 (70.83%) Windows
3 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 14 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
6 10 (41.67%) Cisco
6 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 10 (41.67%) DHCP
6 10 (41.67%) Windows Server
7 9 (37.50%) DNS
7 9 (37.50%) Linux
7 9 (37.50%) Citrix
8 8 (33.33%) Firewall
9 7 (29.17%) VLAN
9 7 (29.17%) ITIL
9 7 (29.17%) WAN
9 7 (29.17%) Palo Alto
10 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (25.00%) XenApp
11 5 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
11 5 (20.83%) Symantec
11 5 (20.83%) VPN
11 5 (20.83%) NetApp
11 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
11 5 (20.83%) LAN
11 5 (20.83%) SQL
11 5 (20.83%) vRealize

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 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 3 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.17%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Office 365
2 3 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) DHCP
2 9 (37.50%) DNS
3 8 (33.33%) Firewall
4 7 (29.17%) VLAN
4 7 (29.17%) WAN
5 5 (20.83%) LAN
5 5 (20.83%) VPN
6 3 (12.50%) SAN
6 3 (12.50%) VSAN
6 3 (12.50%) Wireless
7 2 (8.33%) BGP
7 2 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (8.33%) EIGRP
7 2 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (8.33%) Junos
7 2 (8.33%) OSPF
7 2 (8.33%) SNMP
7 2 (8.33%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 2 (8.33%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Back Office
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Analyst
1 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Build Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Wintel Support
3 2 (8.33%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (8.33%) LDAP
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Clustering
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) iPhone
2 3 (12.50%) PKI
3 2 (8.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) EMC VNX
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) NHS
4 1 (4.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (37.50%) Linux
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (12.50%) Solaris
6 3 (12.50%) Unix
6 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (12.50%) Windows Phone
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (4.17%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (4.17%) VMS
8 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
3 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (12.50%) Patch Management
4 2 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.33%) Innovative Thinking
4 2 (8.33%) ITSM
4 2 (8.33%) Network Design
4 2 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (8.33%) Service Management
4 2 (8.33%) Software Deployment
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.17%) Scrum
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.83%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) CISSP
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.17%) GDPR
1 1 (4.17%) PMO
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (25.00%) XenApp
4 5 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (12.50%) Terminal Services
5 3 (12.50%) VMware NSX
6 2 (8.33%) NFS
6 2 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
7 1 (4.17%) Firmware
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (4.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) vCenter Server
1 5 (20.83%) vRealize
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (16.67%) PowerCLI
3 3 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 3 (12.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (12.50%) Malwarebytes
3 3 (12.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (4.17%) vMotion
5 1 (4.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) VMware
2 10 (41.67%) Cisco
2 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (37.50%) Citrix
4 7 (29.17%) Palo Alto
5 5 (20.83%) NetApp
5 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
5 5 (20.83%) Symantec
6 4 (16.67%) Dell
6 4 (16.67%) F5
6 4 (16.67%) Juniper
7 3 (12.50%) Apple
7 3 (12.50%) Avaya
7 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 3 (12.50%) HP
7 3 (12.50%) McAfee
7 3 (12.50%) Sophos
8 2 (8.33%) EMC
9 1 (4.17%) Ab Initio
9 1 (4.17%) Charles River