Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 1st/2nd Line Support was £115 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 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.

1st/2nd Line Support
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 168 202
Rank change year-on-year -12 +34 -31
Contract jobs requiring a 1st/2nd Line Support 7 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.14% 0.14% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Scotland median daily rate £115 £138 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.36% -8.33% +36.36%
UK median daily rate £140 £150 £139
% change year-on-year -6.67% +8.11% -4.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £14.75 £14.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +1.72% +3.57%

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 4746 4065 5866
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2692 2377 3035
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £230
90th Percentile £530 £490 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 118 125
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £48.80
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 20 November 2017. 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 -5 3 £98 -30.36%
Glasgow -10 2 £130 -5.11%
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £140 -
1st/2nd Line Support
UK

1st/2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 8
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Office 365
3 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
3 3 (42.86%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Smartphone
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
4 2 (28.57%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (14.29%) Web Filtering
5 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco

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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (42.86%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Driving Licence
1 2 (28.57%) Smartphone
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 8
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (14.29%) Web Filtering
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (28.57%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Clearswift
3 1 (14.29%) CommVault
3 1 (14.29%) Sophos