Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 161 142
Rank change year-on-year +6 -19 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 46 23 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.86% 0.47% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.50% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 30
Scotland median daily rate £275 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.52% - +35.00%
10th Percentile £197 £288 £257
90th Percentile £455 £362 £475
UK median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Scotland median hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.92% -7.58% -
10th Percentile £14.25 £15.13 £15.75
90th Percentile £14.75 £15.38 £17.25
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.20 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.90% +34.55% -25.00%

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 5,092 4,637 4,617
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.53% 93.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,739 2,614 2,699
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -
10th Percentile £225 £230 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £494
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 139 127
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.45% +12.82% -2.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.23 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.71 £43.90 £42.70
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.89%

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 October 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 October 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
Glasgow -2 17 £320 -5.19% 3
Edinburgh +1 16 £250 -25.93% 4
Renfrewshire - 8 £263 -
North Lanarkshire +3 1 - - 1
Stirling - 1 £450 -
Fife - 1 £225 -
Applications Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 31 (67.39%) SQL
2 24 (52.17%) Security Cleared
3 23 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 23 (50.00%) Oracle
3 23 (50.00%) Windows
3 23 (50.00%) Linux
4 21 (45.65%) MySQL
4 21 (45.65%) Network Management
5 19 (41.30%) Incident Management
5 19 (41.30%) Analytical Skills
6 18 (39.13%) Perl
6 18 (39.13%) PHP
7 17 (36.96%) Java
7 17 (36.96%) DV Cleared
8 15 (32.61%) ITIL
9 14 (30.43%) Shell Script
9 14 (30.43%) Problem Management
10 12 (26.09%) Performance Management
10 12 (26.09%) Configuration Management
10 12 (26.09%) SLA
10 12 (26.09%) Change Management
11 11 (23.91%) Application Performance Management
12 10 (21.74%) Finance
13 9 (19.57%) Capacity Management
14 7 (15.22%) Matrix Organization
15 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
15 6 (13.04%) Unix
16 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
16 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
17 3 (6.52%) Financial Institution

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Sonata
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (45.65%) MySQL
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.17%) Ingres
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MSI
General
1 10 (21.74%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.52%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.35%) Publishing
5 1 (2.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) HTML
1 3 (6.52%) Swing
1 3 (6.52%) XML
2 2 (4.35%) LDAP
3 1 (2.17%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (2.17%) RESTful
3 1 (2.17%) Spring
3 1 (2.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (41.30%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Data Structures
2 3 (6.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (6.52%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.17%) Clustering
3 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.17%) Equities
3 1 (2.17%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (50.00%) Linux
1 23 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (13.04%) Unix
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.17%) AIX
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) Network Management
2 19 (41.30%) Incident Management
3 15 (32.61%) ITIL
4 14 (30.43%) Problem Management
5 12 (26.09%) Change Management
5 12 (26.09%) Configuration Management
5 12 (26.09%) Performance Management
6 11 (23.91%) Application Performance Management
7 9 (19.57%) Capacity Management
8 7 (15.22%) Matrix Organization
9 3 (6.52%) Data Management
9 3 (6.52%) Low Latency
9 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
10 2 (4.35%) Application Packaging
10 2 (4.35%) Migration
10 2 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
10 2 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (4.35%) Project Management
10 2 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (4.35%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 31 (67.39%) SQL
2 18 (39.13%) Perl
2 18 (39.13%) PHP
3 17 (36.96%) Java
4 14 (30.43%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.17%) Ingres ABF
7 1 (2.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 23 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 17 (36.96%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.09%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.35%) XenApp
1 2 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) SCCM
1 2 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) Oracle
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.35%) Apple
3 2 (4.35%) Citrix
3 2 (4.35%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) Charles River
4 1 (2.17%) FNZ
4 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds