The table below looks at the statistics for the Virtualisation Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Virtualisation Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtualization Specialist
Rank 131 124 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs requiring a Virtualisation Specialist 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.039% 0.15% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.15% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate £275 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Virtualisation Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2394 2603 2213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.96% 95.80% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1449 1069
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 56 66
Average hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.61% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Virtualisation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Virtualisation Specialist in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Virtualisation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Virtualisation Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Virtualisation Specialist across the Scotland region.

Virtualisation Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Virtualisation Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Virtualisation Specialist across the Scotland region.

Virtualisation Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Virtualisation Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Virtualisation Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +9 1 £275 -
Virtualisation Specialist
UK

Virtualisation Specialist
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Virtualisation Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Virtualisation Specialist in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) MCSA
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (40.00%) OpenStack
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (20.00%) vSphere

Virtualisation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Virtualisation Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Virtualisation Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) MCSA
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) HP