The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 65 65
Rank change year-on-year +8 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 7 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.06% 0.84% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.90% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 3
Median daily rate £200 £150 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £95 £84
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £259 £104
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £174 £175
% change year-on-year -10.77% -0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £13.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.98%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 627 669 845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 94.71% 94.09% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 385 437
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 24
Median hourly rate £16.62 £9.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.97% -73.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £13.00 £58.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (20.00%) Office 365
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (20.00%) Application Discovery
4 1 (10.00%) XenApp
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Polycom
4 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix

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 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (10.00%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) MPLS
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Application Discovery
1 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Apple
2 1 (10.00%) Avaya
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Polycom
2 1 (10.00%) VMware