The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 105 104 109
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 16 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.80% 0.91% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.98% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 12
Median daily rate £158 £140 £143
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £109 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £250 £248
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -19.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £13.00 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £13.00 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.85 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.36% +5.66%
Desktop 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
1903 2666 2711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.96% 93.54% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1122 1376 1462
Median daily rate £365 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £233 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 46 52
Median hourly rate £14.93 £20.00 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.35% +25.90%
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 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Desktop 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 Desktop Support within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 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 +17 6 £143 -24.50%
Glasgow +1 5 £148 +1.72% 1
Aberdeen -9 2 £158 - 1
Renfrewshire -9 1 £300 +76.47%
Falkirk - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 -
Desktop Support
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Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Desktop 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 Desktop Support in the job title.

1 18 (62.07%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Windows 7
3 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
4 6 (20.69%) MS Office
5 5 (17.24%) ITIL
5 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.79%) VMware
6 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
7 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
7 3 (10.34%) Citrix
7 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
7 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
8 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
8 2 (6.90%) Disk Encryption
8 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
8 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
8 2 (6.90%) SCCM
8 2 (6.90%) Finance
8 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (6.90%) Internet
8 2 (6.90%) DHCP
8 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
8 2 (6.90%) DNS
8 2 (6.90%) SLA
8 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
9 1 (3.45%) LAN
9 1 (3.45%) PBX
9 1 (3.45%) SMTP
9 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
9 1 (3.45%) Java

Desktop 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 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Office
2 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) G Suite
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) DHCP
1 2 (6.90%) DNS
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
1 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) PBX
2 1 (3.45%) SMTP
2 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
1 1 (3.45%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Windows 7
3 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.45%) Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) ITIL
2 2 (6.90%) Disk Encryption
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
3 1 (3.45%) Chat Support
3 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.45%) Project Management
3 1 (3.45%) Service Management
3 1 (3.45%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) Java
1 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) MCP
2 1 (3.45%) MCSA
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Dell
4 1 (3.45%) Google
4 1 (3.45%) HP
4 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
4 1 (3.45%) Lotus
4 1 (3.45%) Remedy
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