The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Systems Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Systems Support
Rank 124 130 125
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.14% 0.031% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.033% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £250 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +36.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.63% -2.22%
Systems Support
UK

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
2037 3032 2617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.31% 95.08% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1228 1588 1410
Median daily rate £353 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.86% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 60 65
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Systems Support in the job title.

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Systems Support
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Systems Support
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Support within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 2 £250 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Systems Support
UK

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, Systems Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Systems Support in the job title.

1 13 (81.25%) Finance
2 11 (68.75%) Oracle
3 8 (50.00%) ITIL
3 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 7 (43.75%) Unix
4 7 (43.75%) Symantec
5 5 (31.25%) Banking
5 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) Solaris
6 4 (25.00%) Toad
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle Discoverer
6 4 (25.00%) Sun
6 4 (25.00%) Veritas
6 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (25.00%) International Banking
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (25.00%) NetBackup
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
6 4 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
7 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
7 3 (18.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (18.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault

Systems Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (6.25%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DHCP
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
2 1 (6.25%) SSH
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) SQLPlus
4 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.25%) UniData
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Toad
General
1 13 (81.25%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 4 (25.00%) International Banking
4 3 (18.75%) Law
5 1 (6.25%) Advertising
5 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 1 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Unix
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) Solaris
4 3 (18.75%) Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Application Discovery
3 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (18.75%) XenApp
2 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) SCOM
2 3 (18.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (18.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Oracle
2 7 (43.75%) Symantec
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (25.00%) Sun
3 4 (25.00%) Veritas
4 3 (18.75%) CA
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) F5