The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Second Line Support
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 116 102
Rank change year-on-year +16 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 7 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.40% 0.58% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.61% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 13
Median daily rate £150 £123 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.44% -5.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £108 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £230
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £155
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Median hourly rate £19.91 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.44% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1657 2456 2818
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.36% 94.68% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1359 1547
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 39 78
Median hourly rate £17.32 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.02% +30.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Scotland

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 2nd Line Support in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Scotland

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Scotland over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2nd Line Support in Scotland

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 2nd Line Support in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Scotland

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 2nd Line Support within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +16 3 £236 +87.12%
Glasgow +1 2 £150 +30.43% 2
West Lothian - 1 - -
2nd Line Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 13 (56.52%) Windows
3 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 8 (34.78%) SCCM
4 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
5 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
5 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
5 7 (30.43%) Office 365
6 6 (26.09%) MS Office
6 6 (26.09%) VMware
7 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
7 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (17.39%) .NET
8 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
8 4 (17.39%) SQL
9 3 (13.04%) C#
9 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
9 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
9 3 (13.04%) LAN
9 3 (13.04%) SLA
9 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
9 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (13.04%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
10 2 (8.70%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
10 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging

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 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.35%) CMS
4 1 (4.35%) IBM Domino
4 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 6 (26.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) 3G
3 1 (4.35%) 4G
3 1 (4.35%) Skype
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) VoIP
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) EDRMS
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
1 1 (4.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows 7
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
1 2 (8.70%) CRM
1 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL
1 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (4.35%) Change Control
2 1 (4.35%) Chat Support
2 1 (4.35%) ERP
2 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
2 1 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MCSA
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 1 (4.35%) Apple
3 1 (4.35%) Canon
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) CommVault
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Intel Security
3 1 (4.35%) Lotus
3 1 (4.35%) Remedy
3 1 (4.35%) Sophos
3 1 (4.35%) Symantec