The first table below looks at the demand for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Scotland region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMS
Rank - 116 101
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.040% 0.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 0.19% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £400 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £335 £450
% change year-on-year
+34.32% -25.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-56.94% -4.00%
Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
646 522 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.86% 21.11% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 221 163
Average daily rate £325 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £150 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 15 34
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £30.75 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
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VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMS across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

VMS Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

VMS
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

VMS Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

VMS
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

VMS Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland