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 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 139 103 106
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +3
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 12 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.96% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 1.00% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 10
Median daily rate £121 £158 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.01% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £115 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £230 £125
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £155 £138
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 6
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -
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
2785 2899 2486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.21% 95.49% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1550 1553 1316
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £488 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 96 75
Median hourly rate £30.10 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.14% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -9 8 £123 -5.76%
Glasgow +6 4 £98 -29.72% 1
2nd Line Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) Active Directory
3 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (56.00%) Windows 7
5 11 (44.00%) Windows Server
6 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
7 9 (36.00%) MS Office
7 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
8 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (28.00%) ITIL
10 6 (24.00%) SCCM
10 6 (24.00%) Disclosure Scotland
11 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
11 5 (20.00%) VPN
11 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (20.00%) assyst
12 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (16.00%) MCP
13 3 (12.00%) Linux
13 3 (12.00%) HP
13 3 (12.00%) Citrix
13 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (12.00%) Thin Client
13 3 (12.00%) Terminal Services
13 3 (12.00%) Fat Client
14 2 (8.00%) iManage
14 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
14 2 (8.00%) Law

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 9 (36.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (36.00%) MS Office
3 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (20.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (8.00%) 3G
2 2 (8.00%) ADSL
2 2 (8.00%) Broadband
2 2 (8.00%) DHCP
2 2 (8.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
General
1 2 (8.00%) Law
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Front Office
2 1 (4.00%) German Language
2 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.00%) Italian Language
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (12.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (8.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 21 (84.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (44.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (12.00%) Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 2 (8.00%) Content Management
2 2 (8.00%) CRM
2 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) MCP
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Citrix
2 3 (12.00%) HP
3 2 (8.00%) Apple
3 2 (8.00%) iManage
4 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow