The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £120 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 145 120
Rank change year-on-year +51 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 23 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.04% 0.20% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.22% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 8
Median daily rate £120 £118 £194
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.12% -39.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £98 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £138 £245
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £150 £165
% change year-on-year -3.33% -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Median hourly rate £190.00 - £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £185.00 - £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £195.00 - £25.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.66% -  

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 2107 2728 2820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.60% 92.73% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3468 4660 4971
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 132 242
Median hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.65% -22.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £9.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 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 June 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 +21 8 £98 -17.02%
Glasgow +4 5 - -
Aberdeen -6 3 £151 +20.40%
Fife - 2 £118 - 1
West Lothian - 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 £153 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £123 - 2
Dundee - 1 £120 -
Falkirk - 1 £125 -
2nd Line Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (43.33%) Windows 10
4 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
6 9 (30.00%) Windows Server
6 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (20.00%) SLA
9 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 6 (20.00%) VMware
9 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (20.00%) SCCM
10 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 5 (16.67%) Office 365
10 5 (16.67%) Windows 8
10 5 (16.67%) ITIL
10 5 (16.67%) Citrix
11 4 (13.33%) SQL
11 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
11 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
12 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (10.00%) T-SQL

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 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) DHCP
1 2 (6.67%) DNS
1 2 (6.67%) Internet
1 2 (6.67%) VoIP
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) Skype
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) .NET
1 3 (10.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.00%) Smartphone
2 2 (6.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Windows 10
3 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
4 9 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (16.67%) Windows 8
8 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (6.67%) CRM
3 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.33%) Break/Fix
4 1 (3.33%) Change Control
4 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.67%) C
3 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.33%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (6.67%) Apple
5 1 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) Remedy
5 1 (3.33%) Sophos
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