The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing VMS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - - -
As % of the Operating Systems category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £325 £450
% change year-on-year
+46.15% -27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - -
VMS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Operating Systems Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
801 622 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 26.83% 20.87% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 323 314
Average daily rate £375 £324 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.83% -8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £113 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 48 33
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.10 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.45% +60.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £12.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £41.50 £29.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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