The first table below looks at the demand for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2nd Line Support in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank 111 104 99
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 15 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.57% 0.68% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.73% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 9
Average daily rate £123 £113 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% -13.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £135
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.63% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £12.90 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £16.20 £18.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2459 2178 2625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.79% 92.96% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1075 1322
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £236 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 108
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% -29.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £43.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
2nd Line Support
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2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +11 5 - - 1
Edinburgh -28 5 £123 -21.60% 2
Aberdeen +7 1 - -
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2nd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited 2nd Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 2nd Line Support in their job title.

1 24 (80.00%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (36.67%) MS Office
3 11 (36.67%) Windows XP
4 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (23.33%) Apple
6 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 6 (20.00%) SQL
6 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (16.67%) Wireless
7 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 4 (13.33%) Cisco
8 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
8 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
8 4 (13.33%) Firewall
8 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 3 (10.00%) SCCM
9 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
9 3 (10.00%) PDA
9 3 (10.00%) Linux
9 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
10 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (6.67%) Legato
10 2 (6.67%) SAN
10 2 (6.67%) CommVault
10 2 (6.67%) VPN
10 2 (6.67%) DNS

2nd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited 2nd Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 2nd Line Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.67%) WordPress
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) MS Office
2 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Wireless
2 4 (13.33%) Firewall
3 2 (6.67%) SAN
3 2 (6.67%) VPN
3 2 (6.67%) DNS
3 2 (6.67%) DHCP
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.33%) PBX
4 1 (3.33%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.33%) MS Access
General
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.00%) PDA
3 2 (6.67%) Handset
4 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 24 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows XP
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (3.33%) Data Management
2 1 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) Legato
2 2 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Apple
2 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco
4 2 (6.67%) CommVault
4 2 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) EMC
4 2 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) Nortel
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) Informatica
5 1 (3.33%) Lotus
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £115.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago