Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 183 181
Rank change year-on-year -14 -2 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Virtual Server 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.076% 0.080% 0.048%
As % of the System Software category 0.63% 0.77% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Scotland median daily rate £381 £350 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.93% +35.92% -18.25%
10th Percentile £351 £156 £134
90th Percentile £442 £414 £395
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £326
% change year-on-year -12.50% +22.61% +6.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £13.74 £14.75
% change year-on-year - -6.85% -

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 639 517 605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.22% 10.37% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 281 358
Scotland median daily rate £388 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +17.19% +3.23%
10th Percentile £128 £139 £155
90th Percentile £613 £575 £450
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.18% +6.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 27
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -4.76% +13.51%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.38 £13.40
90th Percentile £44.27 £37.50 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

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 13 December 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 -5 3 £400 +14.29%
Glasgow - 1 £363 - 1
Microsoft Virtual Server
UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (75.00%) Collaborative Working
2 3 (75.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (75.00%) Replication
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Kanban
2 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (75.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Decision-Making
3 2 (50.00%) Solaris
3 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) ISDN
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) LDAP
4 1 (25.00%) AIX
4 1 (25.00%) Dashboard Development

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:

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) ISDN
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (75.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Collaborative Working
1 3 (75.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
1 3 (75.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (75.00%) Kanban
2 2 (50.00%) Decision-Making
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (75.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) KVM
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (25.00%) VMware