Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a 1st/2nd Line Support was £118 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1st/2nd Line Support
UK > Scotland
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 196 176 191
Rank change year-on-year -20 +15 -2
Contract jobs requiring a 1st/2nd Line Support 4 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.074% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.17% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 4
Scotland median daily rate £118 £120 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.94% +0.42% -
10th Percentile £111 £94 £93
90th Percentile £194 £136 £166
UK median daily rate £150 £140 £150
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +6.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.08% -1.67% +3.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 5,113 4,628 4,595
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.58% 93.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,756 2,616 2,689
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -0.07%
10th Percentile £225 £230 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £494
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 139 125
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +12.82% -2.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.23 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.63 £43.90 £42.80
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.78%

1st/2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured 1st/2nd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for 1st/2nd Line Support in Scotland

1st/2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 1st/2nd Line Support in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st/2nd Line Support in Scotland

1st/2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st/2nd Line Support in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st/2nd Line Support in Scotland

1st/2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st/2nd Line Support within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -4 3 £114 +16.75%
Fife - 1 £200 -
1st/2nd Line Support
UK

1st/2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 1st/2nd Line 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 Scotland region featuring 1st/2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) Adobe
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) CMS
2 2 (50.00%) Web Accessibility
2 2 (50.00%) Drupal
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) WordPress
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) e-Learning
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) VBA
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

1st/2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (50.00%) CMS
1 2 (50.00%) Drupal
2 1 (25.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Photoshop
2 1 (25.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (25.00%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Web Accessibility
2 1 (25.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Adobe
2 1 (25.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft