Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a 1st/2nd Line Support was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 16 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 159 194
Rank change year-on-year -18 +35 -22
Contract jobs requiring a 1st/2nd Line Support 4 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.084% 0.27% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.28% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
Scotland median daily rate £130 £130 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.33% +39.53%
UK median daily rate £133 £155 £140
% change year-on-year -14.02% +10.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.79% -

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 4,534 3,556 5,301
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 94.85% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,645 2,056 2,805
Scotland median daily rate £388 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £225 £224 £224
90th Percentile £538 £506 £518
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 132 90
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £17.32 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.70% -20.37% +24.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.51 £10.44
90th Percentile £35.00 £49.84 £47.05
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.70% +12.12%

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 January 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
Glasgow -18 2 £130 +4.00% 1
Argyll and Bute - 1 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
1st/2nd Line Support
UK

1st/2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

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

1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) BYOD
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL

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%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (25.00%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware