The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Rank 120 113 108
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -5
Contract jobs citing ITSM 10 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.041% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.057% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate
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£433 - £270
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 - £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 - £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £348 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.79% +10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £165.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.88 £15.50 £14.38
% change year-on-year
+8.87% +7.82%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2076 1753 1732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.55% 71.00% 65.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 888 821
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 62
Average hourly rate £27.50 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.02% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
ITSM
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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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 4 £185 - 2
Edinburgh - 2 £700 -
Stirling - 1 £500 -
Lanarkshire - - - -
ITSM
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ITSM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 22 (84.62%) Service Management
2 18 (69.23%) ITIL
3 8 (30.77%) Finance
4 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 7 (26.92%) MS Office
4 7 (26.92%) Degree
5 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 6 (23.08%) IIS
5 6 (23.08%) SQL
5 6 (23.08%) Adobe
5 6 (23.08%) Project Management
6 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
6 5 (19.23%) Change Management
6 5 (19.23%) Acrobat
6 5 (19.23%) Release Management
7 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
7 4 (15.38%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) Change Control
7 4 (15.38%) Remedy
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (15.38%) HP
7 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
7 4 (15.38%) Windows
7 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
8 3 (11.54%) InterSystems
8 3 (11.54%) MCSE
8 3 (11.54%) .NET
8 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared

ITSM
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 6 (23.08%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (26.92%) MS Office
2 5 (19.23%) Acrobat
3 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
4 1 (3.85%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) LAN
1 2 (7.69%) VPN
1 2 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) InterSystems Cache
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Publishing
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Technical Author
3 4 (15.38%) Author
4 3 (11.54%) Change Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Incident Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Writer
5 2 (7.69%) Service Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Trainer
6 1 (3.85%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Trainer
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) STL
2 1 (3.85%) Flash
2 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.85%) HTML5
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) E-Learning
3 1 (3.85%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
1 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
1 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (84.62%) Service Management
2 18 (69.23%) ITIL
3 6 (23.08%) Project Management
4 5 (19.23%) Release Management
4 5 (19.23%) Service Delivery
4 5 (19.23%) Change Management
5 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 4 (15.38%) Change Control
6 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
7 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
7 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (7.69%) Time Management
7 2 (7.69%) Six Sigma
7 2 (7.69%) CAE
7 2 (7.69%) Software Distribution
7 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.85%) PRINCE
8 1 (3.85%) Information Security Management
8 1 (3.85%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Degree
2 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) MCSE
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.69%) PMP
4 2 (7.69%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.85%) CISM
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.85%) CISSP
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) HP Operations Orchestration
2 2 (7.69%) OpenView
2 2 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) Adobe
3 4 (15.38%) HP
3 4 (15.38%) Remedy
4 3 (11.54%) InterSystems
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix