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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 96 106 109
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 29 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.30% 0.92% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 0.96% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 13
Median daily rate £320 £325 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +88.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £166 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £357 £258
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £350 £250
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
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
2124 3113 2633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.86% 95.02% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1240 1622 1358
Median daily rate £350 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 74 52
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £41.00 £42.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
Glasgow +14 13 £413 +144.80%
Renfrewshire -3 9 £290 -
Edinburgh +7 7 £350 +7.69% 2
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 26 (50.00%) Finance
2 24 (46.15%) SQL
2 24 (46.15%) Retail
3 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
4 14 (26.92%) Java
5 13 (25.00%) Banking
6 12 (23.08%) ITIL
6 12 (23.08%) SunGard
6 12 (23.08%) HP
7 11 (21.15%) .NET
7 11 (21.15%) Summit
7 11 (21.15%) Relational Database
8 9 (17.31%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
9 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
9 8 (15.38%) C#
9 8 (15.38%) jQuery
10 7 (13.46%) Release Management
10 7 (13.46%) Oracle
11 6 (11.54%) HTML
11 6 (11.54%) CSS
11 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
12 5 (9.62%) Test Scripting
12 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
12 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
12 5 (9.62%) VB6
12 5 (9.62%) XML
12 5 (9.62%) Unix
12 5 (9.62%) Windows
12 5 (9.62%) Linux

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 (7.69%) IIS
2 3 (5.77%) JBoss
2 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.85%) Apache Solr
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (21.15%) Summit
2 2 (3.85%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) SSL
2 3 (5.77%) HTTPS
2 3 (5.77%) Internet
3 1 (1.92%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.92%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (32.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (21.15%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.77%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.92%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Toad
General
1 26 (50.00%) Finance
2 24 (46.15%) Retail
3 13 (25.00%) Banking
4 4 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (7.69%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) .NET
2 8 (15.38%) jQuery
3 6 (11.54%) CSS
3 6 (11.54%) HTML
4 5 (9.62%) XML
5 4 (7.69%) SOAP
6 3 (5.77%) J2EE
7 1 (1.92%) SAML
7 1 (1.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Linux
1 5 (9.62%) Unix
1 5 (9.62%) Windows
1 5 (9.62%) Windows Server
2 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) ITIL
2 7 (13.46%) Release Management
3 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
3 5 (9.62%) ITIL V3
3 5 (9.62%) Test Scripting
4 4 (7.69%) Application Discovery
4 4 (7.69%) Business Analysis
4 4 (7.69%) Migration
4 4 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 4 (7.69%) Regulatory Compliance
5 3 (5.77%) Information Security
6 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.85%) OO
6 2 (3.85%) Scrum
6 2 (3.85%) Workflow
7 1 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.92%) ERP
7 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.92%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 24 (46.15%) SQL
2 14 (26.92%) Java
3 8 (15.38%) C#
3 8 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.62%) C++
4 5 (9.62%) T-SQL
4 5 (9.62%) VB
4 5 (9.62%) VB.NET
4 5 (9.62%) VB6
4 5 (9.62%) VBA
5 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
1 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (23.08%) HP
1 12 (23.08%) SunGard
2 8 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 7 (13.46%) Oracle
4 5 (9.62%) ILOG
5 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.85%) Cognos
6 2 (3.85%) IBM
6 2 (3.85%) Nintex
7 1 (1.92%) F5
7 1 (1.92%) Sage
7 1 (1.92%) SAP