Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for VMS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMS over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 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.

VMS
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 187 181 202
Rank change year-on-year -6 +21 -
Contract jobs citing VMS 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.040% 0.069% 0.016%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.20% 0.29% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Scotland median daily rate £155 £500 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -69.00% +75.44% -
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £26.35 £32.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -18.94% -1.52% -

VMS is in the Operating Systems 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 operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 998 1032 1192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.17% 23.78% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 575 591
Scotland median daily rate £384 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.29% -5.71% +5.26%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £163
90th Percentile £550 £450 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 38 42
Scotland median hourly rate £16.43 £18.25 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.97% -3.31% +14.39%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.50 £13.05
90th Percentile £26.88 £42.15 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +4.93%

VMS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for VMS in Scotland

VMS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMS in Scotland

VMS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMS 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Highlands - 1 £160 -
VMS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (100.00%) VSAN
1 2 (100.00%) Sun

VMS
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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) VSAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Field Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Sun