The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 118 93 80
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -13
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 10 28 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 1.10% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 1.18% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 15 12
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£125 £133 £129
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +2.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £139 £140 £145
% change year-on-year
-0.89% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £17.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £17.00 £16.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
IT Support
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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
2586 2370 2370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.46% 93.01% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1406 1134 1150
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 93 118
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -9 2 £125 -5.66% 6
Glasgow -16 2 - -
Aberdeen +7 1 - - 1
Fife +3 1 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
East Ayrshire - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
IT Support
UK

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) MS Office
2 11 (55.00%) MS Exchange
3 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (35.00%) Windows 8
6 7 (35.00%) ITIL
7 6 (30.00%) Windows XP
7 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (20.00%) MCP
8 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (20.00%) VMware
9 3 (15.00%) Fat Client
9 3 (15.00%) SCCM
9 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
9 3 (15.00%) Citrix
9 3 (15.00%) Apple
9 3 (15.00%) Thin Client
9 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
10 2 (10.00%) Lotus
10 2 (10.00%) SQL
10 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
10 2 (10.00%) Cisco
10 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (10.00%) Degree

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 11 (55.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (55.00%) MS Office
2 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) VoIP
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (5.00%) Wireless
1 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (5.00%) Aerospace
1 1 (5.00%) French Language
1 1 (5.00%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (15.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (35.00%) Windows 8
4 6 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) Validation
3 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Database Security
3 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) MCP
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) Apple
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Lotus
5 1 (5.00%) Meru Networks
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) CommVault
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
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