The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had IT Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
UK / Scotland
Rank 92 107 107
Rank change year-on-year
+15 0
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 15 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.86% 0.75% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.80% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 6
Median daily rate £118 £109 £146
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.04% -25.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £96 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £349 £190
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £160 £140
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £13.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +20.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £13.94
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -3.12%

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
1666 2378 2624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.09% 94.07% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 1274 1466
Median daily rate £370 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 31 60
Median hourly rate £17.32 £33.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.51% +109.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.98 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.10 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

IT 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 IT Support within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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 +18 5 £118 -65.69% 1
Glasgow 0 5 £114 +18.93% 3
West Lothian - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
IT Support
UK

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
5 9 (28.13%) MS Exchange
5 9 (28.13%) Windows Server
6 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (21.88%) VMware
6 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
7 6 (18.75%) MS Office
7 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
8 5 (15.63%) Office 365
8 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (12.50%) Linux
9 4 (12.50%) ITIL
9 4 (12.50%) VPN
9 4 (12.50%) Cisco
9 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (9.38%) SCCM
10 3 (9.38%) Smartphone
10 3 (9.38%) Degree
10 3 (9.38%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
10 3 (9.38%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (9.38%) SLA
10 3 (9.38%) Unix
11 2 (6.25%) Windows 8

IT 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 (28.13%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (18.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Office 365
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (6.25%) Internet
2 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.25%) VoIP
3 1 (3.13%) DHCP
3 1 (3.13%) DNS
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) French Language
1 1 (3.13%) Legal
1 1 (3.13%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) XML
1 1 (3.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.38%) Smartphone
2 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.13%) iPad
3 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
3 9 (28.13%) Windows Server
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (12.50%) Linux
8 3 (9.38%) Unix
9 2 (6.25%) Android
9 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
10 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
10 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) ITIL
2 3 (9.38%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
3 2 (6.25%) Chat Support
3 2 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.13%) Change Control
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) Data Management
4 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.13%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (3.13%) Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.13%) Planning and Forecasting
4 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.13%) Service Management
4 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C#
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
1 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
1 1 (3.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.25%) MCP
3 1 (3.13%) HND
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) VMware
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (6.25%) Apple
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) Dell
5 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) Mitel
5 1 (3.13%) Xerox
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