The table below looks at the statistics for VMS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMS over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMS
Rank 124 134 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing VMS 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.091% 0.031% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.38% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £500 £285 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.75% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
524 573 578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 23.81% 17.76% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 295 305
Median daily rate £310 £340 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +10.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £210 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 32
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £55.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

VMS
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing VMS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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

VMS
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 VMS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +15 2 £500 +75.43%
VMS
UK

VMS
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for VMS.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) LDAP
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (66.67%) PaaS
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
1 2 (66.67%) IaaS
1 2 (66.67%) Ansible
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration

VMS
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) IaaS
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (66.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Data Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Migration Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Migration Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Ansible