Period
to 27 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Virtual Servers skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Servers over the 6 months to 27 May 2020 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 Servers
UK > Scotland
6 months to
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 136 166 195
Rank change year-on-year +30 +29 -42
Contract jobs citing Virtual Servers 1 11 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 0.037% 0.25% 0.096%
As % of the System Software category 0.24% 1.94% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
Median daily rate £163 £138 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.75% -57.54% -18.75%
10th Percentile £156 £127 £278
90th Percentile £169 £391 £381
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +58.97% +2.63% -5.98%

Virtual Servers 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 410 566 683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.35% 13.04% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 284 442
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £164 £126 £175
90th Percentile £548 £575 £531
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 12
Median hourly rate £32.50 £15.86 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.92% - -23.57%
10th Percentile £18.00 £11.17 £11.56
90th Percentile £57.50 £44.50 £33.60
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.86
% change year-on-year +15.15% +4.04% -0.88%

Virtual Servers
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Virtual Servers as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Servers in Scotland

Virtual Servers
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Virtual Servers in Scotland.

Daily rate trend for Virtual Servers in Scotland

Virtual Servers
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Virtual Servers in Scotland.

Hourly rate trend for Virtual Servers in Scotland

Virtual Servers
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 Servers within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 27 May 2020. 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 +24 1 £163 -52.73%
Virtual Servers
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Servers 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 Servers.

1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (100.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Skype
1 1 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Snow
1 1 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Server Management
1 1 (100.00%) Storage Management
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2019

Virtual Servers
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%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Skype
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (100.00%) Server Management
1 1 (100.00%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Snow
1 1 (100.00%) VMware