The first table below looks at the demand for the IT Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Support in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 113 110 98
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -12
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 13 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.49% 0.43% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.46% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
Average daily rate £140 £153 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £104 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £200 £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £140 £129 £158
% change year-on-year
+8.73% -18.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -12.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £14.05 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £14.45 £89.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -6.77%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2459 2178 2625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.79% 92.96% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1075 1322
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £236 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 108
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% -29.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £43.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
IT Support
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IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Support in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -29 5 - - 1
Aberdeen - 2 £140 -
Glasgow +9 1 - - 2
West Lothian - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
Dundee - - - -
IT Support
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IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited IT Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with IT Support in their job title.

1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) MS Office
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) CommVault
6 3 (18.75%) Office 365
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (12.50%) WordPress
7 2 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (12.50%) SCCM
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (12.50%) Firewall
7 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (12.50%) Legato
7 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco
7 2 (12.50%) SAN
7 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
7 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 2 (12.50%) EMC
7 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 2 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
7 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 1 (6.25%) Web Services
8 1 (6.25%) XML
8 1 (6.25%) ITIL

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited IT Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with IT Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) WordPress
1 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) VoIP
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Essbase
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.25%) ITIL
1 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Service Management
1 1 (6.25%) Quality Management
1 1 (6.25%) ITSM
1 1 (6.25%) QMS
1 1 (6.25%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) HNC
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
1 2 (12.50%) Legato
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) CommVault
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Avaya
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Business Objects
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Sanderson
Posted: 19 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago