The table below looks at the statistics for ITSM skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ITSM over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 109 116 125
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +9
Contract jobs citing ITSM 18 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.60% 0.61% 0.041%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.83% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 1
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£275 £295 £564
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% -47.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £352 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.53% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.14 £23.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.67% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.14 £19.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-30.84% +31.03%
ITSM
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2308 1925 1724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.30% 72.83% 71.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1031 896
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 25 23
Average hourly rate £30.50 £27.09 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.60% -32.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

ITSM
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ITSM across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

ITSM Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

ITSM
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

ITSM Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

ITSM
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ITSM across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

ITSM Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

ITSM
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

ITSM Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

ITSM
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 ITSM within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
Glasgow -4 9 £338 +9.75% 2
Edinburgh +3 3 £275 - 2
West Lothian - 3 - -
Renfrewshire -2 2 - -
Stirling - 1 £425 -
Fife - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £105 -
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ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing ITSM also 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 that cited ITSM.

1 33 (75.00%) Service Management
2 22 (50.00%) ITIL
3 11 (25.00%) SQL
3 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (22.73%) Subversion
4 10 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (22.73%) XML
4 10 (22.73%) XSLT
4 10 (22.73%) SMS
5 9 (20.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (20.45%) Data Analysis
6 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
7 6 (13.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (13.64%) Finance
8 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
8 5 (11.36%) Remedy
8 5 (11.36%) Project Management
8 5 (11.36%) Windows
8 5 (11.36%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (11.36%) ITIL V3
8 5 (11.36%) Business Transformation
9 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
9 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
9 4 (9.09%) BMC
9 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
10 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (6.82%) Six Sigma
10 3 (6.82%) SLA
10 3 (6.82%) HP
10 3 (6.82%) MS Office

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing ITSM also 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 that cited ITSM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.82%) IIS
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
3 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (6.82%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) SMS
2 1 (2.27%) MPLS
2 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Subversion
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 9 (20.45%) Applications Support
4 6 (13.64%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Service Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Consultant
7 3 (6.82%) Head of IT
8 2 (4.55%) Risk Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Remedy Specialist
8 2 (4.55%) Service Management Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Applications Support Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Information Security Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Coordinator
8 2 (4.55%) Security Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) XML
1 10 (22.73%) XSLT
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) User Experience
4 2 (4.55%) CESG
5 1 (2.27%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) Windows
2 4 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (75.00%) Service Management
2 22 (50.00%) ITIL
3 9 (20.45%) Continuous Improvement
3 9 (20.45%) Data Analysis
4 5 (11.36%) Project Management
4 5 (11.36%) ITIL V3
4 5 (11.36%) Business Transformation
5 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.82%) Six Sigma
5 3 (6.82%) Workflow
5 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.82%) Project Planning
5 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.82%) Analytics
5 3 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.55%) Procure-to-pay
6 2 (4.55%) DevOps
6 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.55%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) VB
2 1 (2.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) Degree
4 2 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (4.55%) CISSP
4 2 (4.55%) CISM
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SLA
2 2 (4.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (6.82%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
1 5 (11.36%) Remedy
2 4 (9.09%) BMC
3 3 (6.82%) HP
4 1 (2.27%) Citrix
4 1 (2.27%) FrontRange
4 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
Edinburgh
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £175.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago