The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 111 100 99
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 9 26 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.46% 0.92% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.99% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 14
Median daily rate £299 £250 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £170 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £380 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +14.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +100.00%
Applications 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
1858 2638 2706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.28% 93.31% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1069 1386 1449
Median daily rate £370 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 47 53
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.02 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.13% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £43.50 £34.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Applications 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 Applications Support within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 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 +11 8 £325 +22.64% 1
Renfrewshire 0 1 £272 +60.00%
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Applications 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 Applications Support in the job title.

1 18 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 15 (39.47%) Java
2 15 (39.47%) ITIL
3 13 (34.21%) C#
3 13 (34.21%) SQL
3 13 (34.21%) Relational Database
4 12 (31.58%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (31.58%) .NET
4 12 (31.58%) Finance
5 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
5 11 (28.95%) jQuery
6 10 (26.32%) Release Management
6 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
7 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
8 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
8 7 (18.42%) Retail
8 7 (18.42%) VB6
8 7 (18.42%) ITIL V3
8 7 (18.42%) ILOG
8 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
8 7 (18.42%) C++
8 7 (18.42%) VB
8 7 (18.42%) VB.NET
8 7 (18.42%) VBA
9 6 (15.79%) T-SQL
9 6 (15.79%) Oracle
9 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
9 6 (15.79%) Banking
9 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
10 5 (13.16%) Unix

Applications 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 4 (10.53%) JBoss
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.63%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Cognos TM1
1 2 (5.26%) Summit
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) HTTPS
1 3 (7.89%) Internet
1 3 (7.89%) SSL
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 13 (34.21%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.63%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.63%) JIRA
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Retail
3 6 (15.79%) Banking
4 4 (10.53%) Investment Banking
4 4 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (5.26%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) .NET
2 11 (28.95%) jQuery
3 3 (7.89%) J2EE
4 2 (5.26%) CSS
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
5 1 (2.63%) XML
5 1 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.89%) Data Structures
4 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
1 5 (13.16%) Unix
2 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (39.47%) ITIL
2 10 (26.32%) Release Management
3 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
4 7 (18.42%) ITIL V3
5 4 (10.53%) Application Discovery
5 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
5 4 (10.53%) Migration
5 4 (10.53%) Regulatory Compliance
6 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.89%) Information Security
7 2 (5.26%) Data Management
7 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.26%) OO
7 2 (5.26%) Process Improvement
7 2 (5.26%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Scrum
7 2 (5.26%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Workflow
8 1 (2.63%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) Java
2 13 (34.21%) C#
2 13 (34.21%) SQL
3 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
4 7 (18.42%) C++
4 7 (18.42%) VB
4 7 (18.42%) VB.NET
4 7 (18.42%) VB6
4 7 (18.42%) VBA
5 6 (15.79%) T-SQL
6 4 (10.53%) PL/SQL
7 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.42%) ILOG
3 6 (15.79%) Oracle
4 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.26%) Cognos
5 2 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) IBM
5 2 (5.26%) Nintex
5 2 (5.26%) SunGard
6 1 (2.63%) Sage
6 1 (2.63%) SAP
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