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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 132 117 105
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -12
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 16 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.55% 0.55% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.57% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 6
Median daily rate £123 £125 £124
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £113 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £137 £129
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £130
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 9
Median hourly rate £19.50 £12.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -31.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -0.92%
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
2723 2797 2381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.78% 95.56% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1534 1456 1321
Median daily rate £375 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 93 81
Median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -1 8 £116 -7.00% 3
Glasgow +5 4 £215 - 1
Fife +9 2 - -
Dundee +4 1 £135 -
Midlothian - 1 £113 -
IT Support
UK

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
5 16 (45.71%) MS Office
6 15 (42.86%) SCCM
7 13 (37.14%) MS Exchange
8 12 (34.29%) MS Excel
9 8 (22.86%) Blackberry
9 8 (22.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
10 7 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (20.00%) Windows 8
10 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (20.00%) ITIL
11 6 (17.14%) Citrix
11 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (14.29%) XenApp
12 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (14.29%) NHS
12 5 (14.29%) DNS
12 5 (14.29%) DHCP
13 4 (11.43%) SLA
13 4 (11.43%) Cisco
13 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (11.43%) VMware
13 4 (11.43%) Clustering
13 4 (11.43%) Windows 10

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 13 (37.14%) MS Exchange
2 8 (22.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.57%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (45.71%) MS Office
2 12 (34.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) DHCP
1 5 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (8.57%) Broadband
2 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.57%) VPN
3 1 (2.86%) 3G
3 1 (2.86%) ADSL
3 1 (2.86%) Internet
3 1 (2.86%) IPv4
3 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) German Language
2 1 (2.86%) Italian Language
2 1 (2.86%) Law
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Blackberry
2 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.29%) NHS
3 4 (11.43%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 20 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
4 7 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.43%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
2 3 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (5.71%) Line Management
3 2 (5.71%) Service Management
4 1 (2.86%) Change Management
4 1 (2.86%) Content Management
4 1 (2.86%) CRM
4 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.86%) Time Management
4 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (8.57%) MCP
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (11.43%) SLA
3 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (14.29%) XenApp
3 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (42.86%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) SCOM
2 3 (8.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) Citrix
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco
3 4 (11.43%) VMware
4 3 (8.57%) Symantec
5 1 (2.86%) iManage
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