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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 131 118 111
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 19 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.65% 0.51% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.53% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 6
Median daily rate £118 £140 £121
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% +15.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £163 £126
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £158 £153
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +3.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.10 £22.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
IT 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
2727 2819 2498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.69% 95.40% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1519 1444 1375
Median daily rate £364 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 82 68
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

IT Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 June 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 -7 8 £115 -23.33% 2
Glasgow +7 6 £300 - 3
Fife +10 2 - -
Dundee +2 1 £135 -
Midlothian - 1 £113 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £270 - 1
IT Support
UK

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 24 (66.67%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (41.67%) MS Exchange
3 15 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 12 (33.33%) SCCM
5 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
5 11 (30.56%) MS Office
6 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
7 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (25.00%) ITIL
8 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (19.44%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (19.44%) Blackberry
10 6 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (16.67%) Citrix
11 5 (13.89%) DHCP
11 5 (13.89%) DNS
11 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (13.89%) XenApp
12 4 (11.11%) SCOM
12 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
12 4 (11.11%) Windows 10
12 4 (11.11%) SLA
12 4 (11.11%) Cisco
12 4 (11.11%) VMware
12 4 (11.11%) Clustering
13 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
13 3 (8.33%) Finance

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 15 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (8.33%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
1 11 (30.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) DHCP
1 5 (13.89%) DNS
2 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.56%) VPN
4 1 (2.78%) Broadband
4 1 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) IPv4
4 1 (2.78%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) German Language
2 1 (2.78%) Italian Language
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Blackberry
2 5 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.11%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.78%) NHS
4 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (66.67%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
4 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 4 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 3 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.56%) Line Management
4 1 (2.78%) Change Management
4 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (2.78%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.78%) Project Management
4 1 (2.78%) Quality Management
4 1 (2.78%) Release Management
4 1 (2.78%) Service Management
4 1 (2.78%) Time Management
4 1 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.56%) MCP
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (11.11%) SLA
3 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 18 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.89%) XenApp
3 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (33.33%) SCCM
2 4 (11.11%) SCOM
3 3 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) Citrix
3 4 (11.11%) Cisco
3 4 (11.11%) VMware
4 3 (8.33%) Symantec
5 1 (2.78%) Mitel