The median contractor rate for a Applications Support was £238 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
UK / Scotland
Rank 95 123 92
Rank change year-on-year +28 -31  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 12 7 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.68% 0.27% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.29% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 19
Median daily rate £238 £320 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.78% -13.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £258 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £390 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £288
% change year-on-year - +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.89 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £41.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -58.09% +107.50%  

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 1660 2453 2740
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.59% 94.78% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 1353 1501
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 50 39 73
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 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 +21 7 £331 +3.51% 2
Glasgow +4 4 £135 -58.46%
Fife - 1 £145 -
Applications Support
UK

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 11 (47.83%) .NET
3 8 (34.78%) C#
3 8 (34.78%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
6 4 (17.39%) ITIL
6 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
6 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (17.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
7 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
7 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
7 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
8 2 (8.70%) Internet
8 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
8 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
8 2 (8.70%) Windows
8 2 (8.70%) MVC
8 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.70%) Data Management
8 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
8 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
8 2 (8.70%) Degree
8 2 (8.70%) Fund Management
8 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
8 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Moodle
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (4.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) .NET
2 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) RIA
2 1 (4.35%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
2 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
2 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Data Management
3 2 (8.70%) Fund Management
3 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.70%) MVC
3 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.35%) CRM
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) C#
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
3 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
4 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Blackboard
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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