The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Specialist 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 Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 29 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 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 129 106 103
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 5 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.16% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.17% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£373 - £305
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 - £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £331 £225
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +47.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £16.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +28.00%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2535 2317 2451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.28% 93.96% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1335 1119 1136
Average daily rate £370 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 79 112
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.48 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £29.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Support Specialist
UK

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Support Specialist
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 Support Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 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
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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 -8 1 £375 -
Fife - 1 £373 -
Support Specialist
UK

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Support Specialist 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 Support Specialist in their job title.

1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) Internet
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) MS Office
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (16.67%) IIS
4 2 (16.67%) Subversion
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (8.33%) DataPower
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) vSphere
5 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) ETL
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Support Specialist 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 Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) Toad
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) JSP
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (8.33%) DataPower
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
1 3 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
1 1 (8.33%) ETL
1 1 (8.33%) Project Management
1 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) IBM