The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 125 115 109
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.072% 0.12% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.13% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £170 £143
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £197 £175
% change year-on-year
-10.94% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £11.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+19.14% -6.00%
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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
2592 2307 2228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.95% 92.50% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1136 1130
Average daily rate £375 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £220 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 91 104
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £36.00 £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Support Technician
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 Technician within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 November 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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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
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
East Ayrshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Support Technician
UK

Support Technician
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) JBoss
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) JBoss
1 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (50.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
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