Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £265 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 16 December 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.

Support Specialist
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 83 98
Rank change year-on-year -7 +15 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.24% 0.26% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.28% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Glasgow median daily rate £265 - £228
10th Percentile £257 - £214
90th Percentile £272 - £241
Scotland median daily rate £300 £338 £189
% change year-on-year -11.11% +78.81% -60.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 1211 1085 1568
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.96% 95.09% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 550 828
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £240 £191 £207
90th Percentile £500 £475 £475
Scotland median daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year +6.90% -0.68% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 29 20
Glasgow median hourly rate £20.00 £15.89 £29.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.87% -45.87% +77.91%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £34.80 £44.75 £56.88
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.32 £20.75
% change year-on-year +15.47% -16.53% +18.57%

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in Glasgow

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Specialist in Glasgow

Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Specialist in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, Support Specialist 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 Support Specialist in the job title.

1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Fault Management
1 1 (33.33%) DataPower
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
1 1 (33.33%) Confluence
1 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Flume
1 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
1 1 (33.33%) Microservices
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) ITSM
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Unix

Support Specialist 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 (33.33%) Confluence
1 1 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (33.33%) WebSphere Portal
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Broadband
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
1 1 (33.33%) Radio Access Network
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) DataPower
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) AIX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Solaris
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Fault Management
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) ITSM
1 1 (33.33%) Microservices
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM