Period
to 17 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Microsoft Virtual Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Virtual Server over the 6 months to 17 June 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.

Microsoft Virtual Server
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 157 200
Rank change year-on-year -44 +43 -
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 1 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.019% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.15% 1.18% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
Scotland median daily rate £325 £106 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +205.88% -69.64% -
10th Percentile £313 £94 £99
90th Percentile £338 £284 £448
UK median daily rate £341 £315 £400
% change year-on-year +8.51% -21.38% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £19.66 -

Microsoft Virtual Server 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 683 340 813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.11% 8.99% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 203 387
Scotland median daily rate £350 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +8.70% +7.81%
10th Percentile £175 £120 £175
90th Percentile £525 £500 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 27
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £22.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.51% -40.00% +120.59%
10th Percentile £11.56 £14.32 £27.15
90th Percentile £33.60 £30.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

Microsoft Virtual Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Microsoft Virtual Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in Scotland

Microsoft Virtual Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Virtual Server in Scotland

Microsoft Virtual Server
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 Microsoft Virtual Server within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 June 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 -22 1 £325 +205.88%
Microsoft Virtual Server
UK

For the 6 months to 17 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 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 Microsoft Virtual Server.

1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Servers

Microsoft Virtual Server
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 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Wintel Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) VMware