Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Application Support
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 94 70
Rank change year-on-year -5 -24 +16
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 17 6 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.99% 0.43% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.45% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 12
Glasgow median daily rate £320 £248 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.29% -40.00% +10.00%
10th Percentile £263 £236 £312
90th Percentile £399 £259 £475
Scotland median daily rate £275 £338 £350
% change year-on-year -18.52% -3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Glasgow median hourly rate - - £16.50
Scotland median hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year -4.92% -7.58% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Glasgow
Contract vacancies in Glasgow with a recognized job title 1,652 1,328 1,213
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.10% 95.40% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 690 659
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £252 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £363
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.83% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 19
Glasgow median hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +51.79% -48.98%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.45 £9.25
90th Percentile £35.05 £56.63 £43.55
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year -22.22% +13.92% -5.95%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

Job postings that featured Applications Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Glasgow.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in Glasgow

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Support in Glasgow.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in Glasgow

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in Glasgow

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, Applications Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Glasgow region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 14 (82.35%) SC Cleared
1 14 (82.35%) Security Cleared
2 13 (76.47%) Problem Management
2 13 (76.47%) Linux
3 12 (70.59%) SQL
3 12 (70.59%) Oracle
3 12 (70.59%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (64.71%) Network Management
4 11 (64.71%) MySQL
4 11 (64.71%) Perl
4 11 (64.71%) PHP
4 11 (64.71%) Windows
4 11 (64.71%) Shell Script
5 10 (58.82%) SLA
5 10 (58.82%) Incident Management
6 9 (52.94%) DV Cleared
6 9 (52.94%) ITIL
7 8 (47.06%) Java
7 8 (47.06%) Change Management
7 8 (47.06%) Capacity Management
8 7 (41.18%) Application Performance Management
8 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
8 7 (41.18%) Performance Management
9 5 (29.41%) Matrix Organization
10 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
11 2 (11.76%) Unix
11 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
11 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
12 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
12 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds

Applications Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (64.71%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) Ingres
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (70.59%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Linux
2 11 (64.71%) Windows
3 2 (11.76%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Problem Management
2 11 (64.71%) Network Management
3 10 (58.82%) Incident Management
4 9 (52.94%) ITIL
5 8 (47.06%) Capacity Management
5 8 (47.06%) Change Management
6 7 (41.18%) Application Performance Management
6 7 (41.18%) Configuration Management
6 7 (41.18%) Performance Management
7 5 (29.41%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 11 (64.71%) Perl
2 11 (64.71%) PHP
2 11 (64.71%) Shell Script
3 8 (47.06%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) Ingres ABF
Qualifications
1 14 (82.35%) SC Cleared
1 14 (82.35%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (58.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds