Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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.

Desktop Support
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 70 87
Rank change year-on-year -11 +17 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 16 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.22% 1.60% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.69% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 9
Glasgow median daily rate £165 £118 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.43% -16.07% +37.69%
10th Percentile £104 £94 £97
90th Percentile £344 £196 £222
Scotland median daily rate £150 £160 £140
% change year-on-year -6.09% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Glasgow median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% +4.04% -23.30%
10th Percentile £19.50 £11.25 £12.24
90th Percentile £20.50 £13.27 £12.75
Scotland median hourly rate £14.50 £13.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.37% -33.10% +21.21%

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 1263 1065 1637
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.56% 94.58% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 572 853
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 27 31
Glasgow median hourly rate £19.50 £13.38 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.74% -51.24% +66.30%
10th Percentile £10.35 £9.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £36.50 £41.35 £55.00
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £17.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year +18.88% -25.85% +31.00%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Glasgow

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Glasgow

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Glasgow over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Glasgow

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Desktop 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 Glasgow region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
4 6 (37.50%) SCCM
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (18.75%) Office 365
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
8 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging
8 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (12.50%) Broadband
8 2 (12.50%) LAN
8 2 (12.50%) Citrix
8 2 (12.50%) VMware
8 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
8 2 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (12.50%) Finance
9 1 (6.25%) Application Discovery
9 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
9 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow

Desktop 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Broadband
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) AS400
2 1 (6.25%) iSeries
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging
2 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Application Discovery
3 1 (6.25%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Apple
3 1 (6.25%) AppSense
3 1 (6.25%) Avaya
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee
3 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec