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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support
Rank 142 130 117
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 6 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.20% 0.067% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.070% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £300 £153 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+96.72% +12.96%
UK excluding London median daily rate £253 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.88 £14.25 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -14.92%
Technical 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
2780 2858 2512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.16% 95.49% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1559 1524 1336
Median daily rate £378 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 96 76
Median hourly rate £30.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 2016.

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 3 May 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 -7 5 £300 -
Stirling - 1 £150 -
Technical Support
UK

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) SCCM
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) MCP
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (20.00%) Terminal Services
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (20.00%) assyst
3 2 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery

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%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) assyst
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) VPN
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) CRM
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
2 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (20.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Twitter
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