Period
to 23 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Virtual Machines skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Machines over the 6 months to 23 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.

Virtual Machine (VM)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 182 144 173
Rank change year-on-year -38 +29 +10
Contract jobs citing Virtual Machines 19 15 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.36% 0.38% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 2.74% 4.32% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 13
Scotland median daily rate £600 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £320 £250 £300
90th Percentile £680 £480 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +6.86% +4.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.25 £17.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year +158.57% -54.84% +69.73%

Virtual Machines 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 693 347 830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 13.09% 8.90% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 206 398
Scotland median daily rate £330 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +7.14% +8.11%
10th Percentile £171 £127 £175
90th Percentile £521 £506 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 27
Scotland median hourly rate £15.86 £20.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.57% -44.67% +127.27%
10th Percentile £11.17 £14.50 £27.15
90th Percentile £34.50 £28.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

Virtual Machines
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Machines in Scotland

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Machines in Scotland

Virtual Machines
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Machines in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Machines in Scotland

Virtual Machines
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Machines in Scotland

Virtual Machines
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 Virtual Machines within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 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 -12 14 £600 +29.73% 4
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Glasgow -25 1 £300 -
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Virtual Machines
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Machines 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 Virtual Machines.

1 7 (36.84%) Java
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
1 7 (36.84%) PaaS
1 7 (36.84%) Puppet
1 7 (36.84%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (36.84%) Ansible
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (26.32%) Groovy
3 5 (26.32%) nginx
3 5 (26.32%) Open Source
3 5 (26.32%) Maven
3 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
3 5 (26.32%) C#
3 5 (26.32%) Python
3 5 (26.32%) Firewall
3 5 (26.32%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (26.32%) DevOps
3 5 (26.32%) gulp
3 5 (26.32%) Gradle
3 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
3 5 (26.32%) CircleCI
3 5 (26.32%) Travis CI
3 5 (26.32%) IBM UrbanCode
3 5 (26.32%) npm
4 4 (21.05%) Office 365
4 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
4 4 (21.05%) HTML
4 4 (21.05%) VPN
4 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
4 4 (21.05%) Tomcat

Virtual Machines
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 5 (26.32%) Cloud Foundry
1 5 (26.32%) nginx
2 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
3 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
4 2 (10.53%) Apache
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
4 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
5 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (5.26%) IBM Domino
5 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) PaaS
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (26.32%) npm
4 4 (21.05%) Office 365
5 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (5.26%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (5.26%) Data Lake Analytics
6 1 (5.26%) GitHub
6 1 (5.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) VPN
3 2 (10.53%) BGP
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
3 2 (10.53%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) Network Security
3 2 (10.53%) OSPF
3 2 (10.53%) Skype
3 2 (10.53%) SNMP
3 2 (10.53%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.53%) VLAN
3 2 (10.53%) VXLAN
3 2 (10.53%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.26%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.53%) Data Lake
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.26%) GIS
4 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) CircleCI
1 5 (26.32%) Gradle
1 5 (26.32%) gulp
1 5 (26.32%) IBM UrbanCode
1 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
1 5 (26.32%) Maven
1 5 (26.32%) Travis CI
2 4 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
3 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (10.53%) JUnit
5 1 (5.26%) ClearCase
5 1 (5.26%) ClearQuest
5 1 (5.26%) InstallShield
5 1 (5.26%) Jasmine
5 1 (5.26%) JMeter
5 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.26%) MSI
5 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
5 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (21.05%) Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Legal
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Developer
1 4 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Platform Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Python Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Security Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
2 3 (15.79%) .NET
2 3 (15.79%) Ajax
2 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 3 (15.79%) HTML5
2 3 (15.79%) jQuery
3 2 (10.53%) AngularJS
3 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) LDAP
3 2 (10.53%) Spring
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) Django
4 1 (5.26%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.26%) React
4 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (5.26%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (5.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Computer Science
1 3 (15.79%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) EMC VNX
3 1 (5.26%) Graphic Design
3 1 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Solaris
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) DevOps
1 5 (26.32%) Open Source
2 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
3 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (15.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 3 (15.79%) MVC
3 3 (15.79%) Web Development
3 3 (15.79%) Wireframes
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Deployment Automation
4 2 (10.53%) High Availability
4 2 (10.53%) Innovative Thinking
4 2 (10.53%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (10.53%) OWASP
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
4 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Java
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) Groovy
2 5 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 5 (26.32%) Python
3 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.79%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
4 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.26%) C++
5 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) VBScript
5 1 (5.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
1 2 (10.53%) OpenAM
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (10.53%) vSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) Ansible
1 7 (36.84%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (36.84%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) Cobbler
2 2 (10.53%) Kubernetes
2 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Terraform
2 2 (10.53%) vCenter Server
3 1 (5.26%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco
1 3 (15.79%) NetApp
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
2 2 (10.53%) ForgeRock
2 2 (10.53%) Nimble Storage
2 2 (10.53%) Open-E
2 2 (10.53%) Software AG
2 2 (10.53%) Synology
2 2 (10.53%) Telerik
2 2 (10.53%) Veritas
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
2 2 (10.53%) webMethods
2 2 (10.53%) Xamarin
3 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
3 1 (5.26%) Lotus
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft