Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £338 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.

Application Support
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 135 145
Rank change year-on-year -26 +10 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 26 39 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.52% 0.91% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.96% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 32
Scotland median daily rate £338 £315 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +0.80% +64.47%
10th Percentile £278 £261 £160
90th Percentile £388 £419 £433
UK median daily rate £375 £345 £354
% change year-on-year +8.70% -2.61% +1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.58% - -
UK median hourly rate £21.90 £21.12 £22.50
% change year-on-year +3.72% -6.16% +9.76%

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%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in Scotland

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Support in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in Scotland

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support in Scotland

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in Scotland

Applications 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 Applications 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 -6 13 £338 -3.57% 1
Glasgow -13 10 £338 -18.18% 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Applications 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 Applications Support in the job title.

1 20 (76.92%) SQL
2 14 (53.85%) Oracle
3 13 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 11 (42.31%) .NET
5 7 (26.92%) Finance
5 7 (26.92%) ITIL
6 6 (23.08%) C#
6 6 (23.08%) Windows
7 5 (19.23%) Incident Management
7 5 (19.23%) MVC
7 5 (19.23%) Perl
7 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
8 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 4 (15.38%) Unix
8 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
8 4 (15.38%) Linux
8 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
9 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
9 3 (11.54%) Scrum
9 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
9 3 (11.54%) MySQL
9 3 (11.54%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (11.54%) PHP
9 3 (11.54%) Java
9 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
9 3 (11.54%) Kanban
9 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
9 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
9 3 (11.54%) Network Management

Applications 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 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
1 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (7.69%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) Confluence
3 1 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
1 1 (3.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) HTTP
1 1 (3.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (19.23%) Oracle Database
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (11.54%) MySQL
4 2 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (7.69%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (3.85%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) Node.js
2 2 (7.69%) React
2 2 (7.69%) Redux
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) J2EE
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Unix
3 1 (3.85%) AIX
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Incident Management
2 5 (19.23%) MVC
3 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
3 3 (11.54%) Kanban
3 3 (11.54%) Network Management
3 3 (11.54%) Scrum
3 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 2 (7.69%) Release Management
5 1 (3.85%) Fund Management
5 1 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.85%) System Testing
5 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) SQL
2 13 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 6 (23.08%) C#
4 5 (19.23%) Perl
5 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
6 3 (11.54%) Java
6 3 (11.54%) PHP
7 1 (3.85%) C
7 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) ECDL
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Ansible
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Oracle
2 2 (7.69%) AppDynamics
2 2 (7.69%) HP
2 2 (7.69%) Splunk
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft