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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Support
UK / Scotland
Rank - 131 121
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £205 £303 £300
% change year-on-year
-32.26% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £12.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+8.16% -12.50%

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
1592 2435 2510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.67% 93.37% 95.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 1314 1345
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 34 50
Median hourly rate £17.32 £19.02 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.93% +13.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 3 (33.33%) IBM
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) Lotus
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
2 2 (22.22%) IBM Domino
2 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
2 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
2 2 (22.22%) Android
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (11.11%) iSeries
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Law
3 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) RPG

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 (22.22%) IBM Domino
1 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Law
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) iSeries
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Android
1 2 (22.22%) Apple iOS
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
1 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
1 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) ERP
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) RPG
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCSA
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) IBM
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Lotus
3 1 (11.11%) i2
3 1 (11.11%) JD Edwards