Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £385 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 August 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.

Application Support
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 148 158
Rank change year-on-year -14 +10 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 50 22 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.90% 0.51% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.54% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 26
Scotland median daily rate £385 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.07% -3.57% +6.06%
10th Percentile £175 £153 £269
90th Percentile £450 £446 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Scotland median hourly rate £14.38 £16.32 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.92% -1.09% -
10th Percentile £14.14 £15.35 £15.75
90th Percentile £14.71 £17.19 £17.25
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.90 £24.25
% change year-on-year +0.46% -9.69% +15.48%

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 5,263 4,104 4,971
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.22% 95.07% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,980 2,353 2,846
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £238 £228 £230
90th Percentile £544 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 104 112
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £25.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +27.50% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.32 £10.23
90th Percentile £43.00 £46.50 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.29%

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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 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
Edinburgh -17 22 £310 -8.15% 4
Stirling - 10 £450 -
Glasgow -19 9 £348 +40.40% 3
Renfrewshire - 5 £313 -
North Lanarkshire -3 2 - -
Fife -2 1 £225 +55.17%
Applications Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, Applications Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region featuring Applications Support in the job title.

1 33 (66.00%) SQL
2 22 (44.00%) Oracle
2 22 (44.00%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (38.00%) Finance
4 15 (30.00%) Windows
5 13 (26.00%) Linux
6 12 (24.00%) Unix
6 12 (24.00%) Incident Management
7 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
7 11 (22.00%) MySQL
7 11 (22.00%) Perl
7 11 (22.00%) PHP
7 11 (22.00%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (20.00%) Sonata
8 10 (20.00%) ITIL
8 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 10 (20.00%) Workflow
8 10 (20.00%) Network Management
8 10 (20.00%) Wealth Management
8 10 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 9 (18.00%) Project Management
9 9 (18.00%) Java
10 8 (16.00%) Shell Script
10 8 (16.00%) Data Analysis
10 8 (16.00%) FNZ
11 7 (14.00%) DV Cleared
11 7 (14.00%) Problem Management
11 7 (14.00%) Asset Management
11 7 (14.00%) Charles River
11 7 (14.00%) Change 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:

Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (20.00%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) MySQL
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.00%) Ingres
5 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MSI
2 1 (2.00%) Hudson
General
1 19 (38.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Financial Institution
2 2 (4.00%) Publishing
3 1 (2.00%) Advertising
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Law
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (6.00%) LDAP
1 3 (6.00%) XML
2 2 (4.00%) HTML
2 2 (4.00%) RESTful
2 2 (4.00%) Swing
3 1 (2.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (44.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Data Structures
3 3 (6.00%) Equities
3 3 (6.00%) Fixed Income
4 2 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Clustering
5 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Windows
2 13 (26.00%) Linux
3 12 (24.00%) Unix
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.00%) AIX
6 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) Incident Management
2 11 (22.00%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (20.00%) ITIL
3 10 (20.00%) Network Management
3 10 (20.00%) Wealth Management
3 10 (20.00%) Workflow
4 9 (18.00%) Project Management
5 8 (16.00%) Data Analysis
6 7 (14.00%) Asset Management
6 7 (14.00%) Change Management
6 7 (14.00%) Problem Management
7 5 (10.00%) Capacity Management
8 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (8.00%) Data Management
8 4 (8.00%) Matrix Organization
8 4 (8.00%) Performance Management
8 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (8.00%) Time Management
9 3 (6.00%) Conflict Management
9 3 (6.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (66.00%) SQL
2 11 (22.00%) Perl
2 11 (22.00%) PHP
3 9 (18.00%) Java
4 8 (16.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.00%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.00%) Ingres ABF
7 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.00%) DV Cleared
4 4 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.00%) XenApp
2 2 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 22 (44.00%) Oracle
2 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.00%) FNZ
4 7 (14.00%) Charles River
5 3 (6.00%) Citrix
6 2 (4.00%) Apple
6 2 (4.00%) VMware
7 1 (2.00%) Twitter