The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
UK / Scotland
Rank 95 117 93
Rank change year-on-year +22 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 8 13 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.46% 0.50% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.53% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 21
Median daily rate £150 £125 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £97 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £194 £210
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £145 £150
% change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -55.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.17 £13.00 £29.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.20 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year +1.33% +8.14%  

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 1635 2443 2677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.51% 94.84% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 1340 1473
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £210
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 37 68
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +28.57%  
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 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Scotland

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Scotland

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Scotland over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Scotland

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Scotland

Desktop 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 Desktop Support within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 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 4 £226 +74.03%
West Lothian 0 1 - -
Glasgow -4 1 £150 +20.00%
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Desktop Support
UK

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Desktop 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 Desktop Support in the job title.

1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
4 4 (23.53%) VMware
5 3 (17.65%) Migration
5 3 (17.65%) MS Office
5 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
5 3 (17.65%) SCCM
5 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
6 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
6 2 (11.76%) WSUS
6 2 (11.76%) Time Management
6 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.76%) ITIL
6 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
6 2 (11.76%) Service Management
7 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
7 1 (5.88%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
7 1 (5.88%) MCP
7 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
7 1 (5.88%) DHCP
7 1 (5.88%) DNS
7 1 (5.88%) HP
7 1 (5.88%) Dell
7 1 (5.88%) Intel

Desktop 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 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DHCP
1 1 (5.88%) DNS
1 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
3 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Service Management
2 2 (11.76%) Time Management
3 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.88%) Change Control
3 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) MCP
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) WSUS
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Dell
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Intel
3 1 (5.88%) Remedy
3 1 (5.88%) Sophos
3 1 (5.88%) Xerox