The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Technical Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Support
UK / Scotland
Rank 99 125 122
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 3 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.17% 0.27% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.29% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £420 £213 £239
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+97.64% -10.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £163 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £355 £308
UK excluding London median daily rate £193 £275 £288
% change year-on-year
-29.90% -4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +5.66%

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
1668 2435 2592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.26% 94.02% 95.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 1288 1445
Median daily rate £370 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 29 56
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +14.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.84 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Technical Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Support across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Technical Support Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Technical 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 Technical Support within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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
Highlands - 2 £420 -
Edinburgh +14 1 - -
Technical Support
UK

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, Technical 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 Technical Support in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) IBM
2 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Record to Report
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (20.00%) Workflow
3 2 (20.00%) Lotus
3 2 (20.00%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (20.00%) Android
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (20.00%) MS Office
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (20.00%) IBM Domino
3 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (10.00%) SLA

Technical 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 2 (20.00%) IBM Domino
1 2 (20.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (10.00%) DataStage
1 1 (10.00%) PowerCenter
1 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Android
1 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (20.00%) Record to Report
1 2 (20.00%) Workflow
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCSA
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) IBM
3 2 (20.00%) Lotus
4 1 (10.00%) Ab Initio
4 1 (10.00%) Informatica
4 1 (10.00%) Tableau