The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank 101 99 82
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -17
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 27 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.96% 0.36% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.39% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 1
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£115 £190 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.47% -5.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £146 £170
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 14
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
2nd Line Support
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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
2588 2323 2485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.43% 93.74% 93.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1317 1122 1142
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 84 106
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 1 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 19 £115 - 4
North Lanarkshire - 5 £110 -
Aberdeen +9 1 - -
Glasgow - - - -
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2nd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 39 (84.78%) Windows
2 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
3 22 (47.83%) MS Office
4 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
5 15 (32.61%) Windows 7
6 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (26.09%) Windows XP
8 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
8 11 (23.91%) ITIL
8 11 (23.91%) Citrix
9 10 (21.74%) MS Excel
10 9 (19.57%) SLA
11 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
12 6 (13.04%) VMware
12 6 (13.04%) SQL
12 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
12 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (10.87%) Blackberry
13 5 (10.87%) Cisco
13 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (8.70%) assyst
14 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
14 4 (8.70%) SCCM
14 4 (8.70%) VBA
14 4 (8.70%) LAN
14 4 (8.70%) VoIP
14 4 (8.70%) WAN
14 4 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (8.70%) Internet
14 4 (8.70%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.17%) CMS
5 1 (2.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (47.83%) MS Office
2 10 (21.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.70%) LAN
2 4 (8.70%) VoIP
2 4 (8.70%) WAN
2 4 (8.70%) Internet
3 3 (6.52%) Firewall
4 2 (4.35%) Wireless
4 2 (4.35%) IP Telephony
4 2 (4.35%) SAN
5 1 (2.17%) Intranet
5 1 (2.17%) VPN
5 1 (2.17%) DNS
5 1 (2.17%) DHCP
5 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) MS Access
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.35%) iPhone
2 2 (4.35%) iPad
3 1 (2.17%) PDA
3 1 (2.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (84.78%) Windows
2 15 (32.61%) Windows 7
3 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (26.09%) Windows XP
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.17%) UNIX
8 1 (2.17%) AIX
8 1 (2.17%) Linux
8 1 (2.17%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) ITIL
2 3 (6.52%) Migration
3 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
3 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.17%) CAD
4 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.17%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
2 4 (8.70%) VBA
3 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.17%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) MCP
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.17%) MCTS
2 1 (2.17%) MCITP
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.17%) XenApp
4 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) SCCM
2 3 (6.52%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.17%) WSUS
3 1 (2.17%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.17%) SCOM
3 1 (2.17%) Legato
3 1 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.17%) DameWare
3 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 11 (23.91%) Citrix
3 6 (13.04%) VMware
4 5 (10.87%) Cisco
5 4 (8.70%) Symantec
6 3 (6.52%) Nortel
7 2 (4.35%) EMC
7 2 (4.35%) Capita
7 2 (4.35%) Apple
8 1 (2.17%) CommVault
8 1 (2.17%) Lotus
8 1 (2.17%) McAfee
8 1 (2.17%) Autodesk
8 1 (2.17%) Primavera
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £130.00 - £145.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £110.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £110.00 - £120.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago