Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 113 174
Rank change year-on-year -15 +61 -21
Contract jobs citing vSphere 62 56 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.26% 1.49% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 11.72% 10.18% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 42 14
Scotland median daily rate £475 £316 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.20% -20.94% +16.28%
10th Percentile £348 £225 £290
90th Percentile £600 £438 £443
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +3.23% +1.97% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £40.25 -
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00% +5.26%

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 529 550 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.77% 14.64% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 344 271
Scotland median daily rate £375 £330 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +2.80% -1.23%
10th Percentile £177 £153 £135
90th Percentile £588 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 12
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -13.92% +23.44%
10th Percentile £10.29 £13.28 £14.33
90th Percentile £42.95 £40.25 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +5 53 £500 +25.00% 5
Glasgow -9 6 £425 +41.67% 2
South Lanarkshire - 3 £350 -
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 49 (79.03%) VMware
2 46 (74.19%) Windows
3 42 (67.74%) Active Directory
4 35 (56.45%) PowerShell
4 35 (56.45%) Windows Server
5 34 (54.84%) Linux
6 31 (50.00%) Puppet
7 30 (48.39%) Opscode Chef
8 29 (46.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (46.77%) Microsoft
9 28 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (43.55%) Ruby
10 27 (43.55%) Ansible
11 26 (41.94%) Finance
11 26 (41.94%) Configuration Management
12 25 (40.32%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (37.10%) Microsoft Azure
14 22 (35.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (33.87%) Validation
15 21 (33.87%) Continuous Delivery
16 19 (30.65%) SAN
17 18 (29.03%) TDD
18 17 (27.42%) Git (software)
18 17 (27.42%) Virtual Team
19 14 (22.58%) Mentoring
19 14 (22.58%) Coaching
19 14 (22.58%) HP
20 13 (20.97%) ITIL
20 13 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
20 13 (20.97%) Firewall

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 (11.29%) Apache
1 7 (11.29%) JBoss
2 3 (4.84%) CloudStack
2 3 (4.84%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.84%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (37.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.06%) Azure Active Directory
2 5 (8.06%) Office 365
3 4 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (30.65%) SAN
2 13 (20.97%) Firewall
3 11 (17.74%) VPN
4 5 (8.06%) FTP
4 5 (8.06%) SMTP
5 4 (6.45%) DNS
6 3 (4.84%) DHCP
6 3 (4.84%) Internet
6 3 (4.84%) Junos
6 3 (4.84%) VLAN
6 3 (4.84%) WAN
7 2 (3.23%) BGP
7 2 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (3.23%) EIGRP
7 2 (3.23%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.23%) LAN
7 2 (3.23%) OSPF
7 2 (3.23%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.23%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (27.42%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.84%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (4.84%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (41.94%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Law
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (37.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (6.45%) Administrator
2 4 (6.45%) Architect
2 4 (6.45%) Consultant
2 4 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (4.84%) DBA
3 3 (4.84%) Desktop Support
3 3 (4.84%) Network Engineer
3 3 (4.84%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (3.23%) Analyst
4 2 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (3.23%) DevOps Specialist
4 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (3.23%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (3.23%) VMWare Administrator
4 2 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (1.61%) Senior Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) Apache Flex
1 1 (1.61%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (27.42%) Virtual Team
2 6 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.84%) Replication
3 3 (4.84%) Tandem
3 3 (4.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.23%) PKI
4 2 (3.23%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.61%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (74.19%) Windows
2 35 (56.45%) Windows Server
3 34 (54.84%) Linux
4 29 (46.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (35.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (8.06%) Windows 7
8 4 (6.45%) Windows 10
9 3 (4.84%) Unix
10 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.94%) Configuration Management
2 25 (40.32%) Continuous Integration
3 21 (33.87%) Continuous Delivery
3 21 (33.87%) Validation
4 18 (29.03%) TDD
5 14 (22.58%) Coaching
5 14 (22.58%) Mentoring
6 13 (20.97%) ITIL
7 11 (17.74%) DevOps
8 10 (16.13%) Open Source
9 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (12.90%) Asset Management
9 8 (12.90%) ITIL V3
10 6 (9.68%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (4.84%) Enterprise Architecture
12 3 (4.84%) Task Automation
12 3 (4.84%) TOGAF
12 3 (4.84%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (56.45%) PowerShell
2 27 (43.55%) Ruby
3 6 (9.68%) Bash Shell
3 6 (9.68%) SQL
4 5 (8.06%) Python
5 3 (4.84%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.23%) Perl
6 2 (3.23%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.23%) VB
6 2 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
1 6 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (6.45%) HND
3 3 (4.84%) DV Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) MCSE
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certified Architect
3 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) CCNP
4 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.23%) Degree
5 1 (1.61%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (67.74%) Active Directory
2 13 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.84%) VMware NSX
4 3 (4.84%) Xen
4 3 (4.84%) XenServer
5 2 (3.23%) NFS
6 1 (1.61%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (50.00%) Puppet
2 30 (48.39%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (43.55%) Ansible
4 7 (11.29%) SCCM
5 5 (8.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (6.45%) SCOM
6 4 (6.45%) vCenter Server
6 4 (6.45%) vRealize
7 3 (4.84%) Cobbler
7 3 (4.84%) Packer
7 3 (4.84%) Tivoli
8 2 (3.23%) AirWatch
8 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (3.23%) SCVMM
8 2 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 49 (79.03%) VMware
2 29 (46.77%) Microsoft
3 14 (22.58%) HP
4 10 (16.13%) CheckPoint
5 8 (12.90%) Cisco
6 7 (11.29%) NetApp
7 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
8 5 (8.06%) Citrix
8 5 (8.06%) Symantec
9 4 (6.45%) Dell
9 4 (6.45%) EMC
10 3 (4.84%) EnterpriseDB
10 3 (4.84%) F5
10 3 (4.84%) Oracle
10 3 (4.84%) Palo Alto
11 2 (3.23%) 3PAR
11 2 (3.23%) Veeam