The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had 2nd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 98 120 114
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -6
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 21 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.06% 0.45% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.48% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 11
Median daily rate £175 £120 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £111 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £138 £210
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £155 £170
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £187.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1239.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.26 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +5.24%
2nd Line Support
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1876 2706 2717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.94% 93.67% 95.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1107 1402 1457
Median daily rate £363 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 46 52
Median hourly rate £14.93 £20.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.35% +23.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £43.00 £44.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Scotland region.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Scotland region.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

2nd Line Support
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 2nd Line Support within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +25 9 £143 +23.91%
Glasgow +5 4 £168 +29.34% 1
Renfrewshire - 3 £315 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £275 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £160 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £135 -
South Ayrshire - 1 £160 -
2nd Line Support
UK

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 2nd Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
3 23 (65.71%) Windows 7
4 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 15 (42.86%) MS Office
6 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
6 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (34.29%) SCCM
7 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
7 11 (31.43%) MS Exchange
8 10 (28.57%) Office 365
9 9 (25.71%) Citrix
10 8 (22.86%) ITIL
10 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (17.14%) VMware
12 6 (17.14%) MCSA
12 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
12 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
13 5 (14.29%) Windows 10
13 5 (14.29%) MCSE
13 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
14 4 (11.43%) Apple
14 4 (11.43%) SLA
14 4 (11.43%) Disclosure Scotland
14 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
14 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
15 3 (8.57%) Banking
15 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 11 (31.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.71%) IBM Domino
4 2 (5.71%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.86%) CMS
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (42.86%) MS Office
2 11 (31.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) assyst
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.71%) Internet
2 2 (5.71%) LAN
2 2 (5.71%) NetScaler
2 2 (5.71%) VPN
2 2 (5.71%) WAN
3 1 (2.86%) SAN
3 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) EDRMS
General
1 3 (8.57%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
2 2 (5.71%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Back Office
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Fat Client
1 2 (5.71%) Smartphone
1 2 (5.71%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) Windows 7
3 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
3 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (17.14%) Windows XP
6 5 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 3 (8.57%) Linux
7 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.86%) Android
8 1 (2.86%) Solaris
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 2 (5.71%) CRM
2 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
2 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
3 1 (2.86%) Business Analysis
3 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
3 1 (2.86%) Project Management
3 1 (2.86%) Service Management
3 1 (2.86%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.86%) C#
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (17.14%) MCSA
3 5 (14.29%) MCSE
4 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.71%) A+ Certification
6 2 (5.71%) ACSA
6 2 (5.71%) CCENT
6 2 (5.71%) CCNA
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.71%) MCITP
6 2 (5.71%) MCTS
6 2 (5.71%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.86%) Degree
7 1 (2.86%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.71%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (68.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.71%) Citrix
3 6 (17.14%) VMware
4 4 (11.43%) Apple
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco
5 3 (8.57%) Symantec
6 2 (5.71%) IBM
6 2 (5.71%) Intel Security
6 2 (5.71%) Lotus
6 2 (5.71%) Sophos
7 1 (2.86%) Canon
7 1 (2.86%) CommVault
Bellshill, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £16.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £110.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago