The median contractor rate for a Help Desk Support was £115 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 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.

Help Desk Support
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 128 126
Rank change year-on-year +24 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.17% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £115 £123 £104
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.12% +18.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £118 £139 £133
% change year-on-year -15.31% +4.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.10 £12.50
% change year-on-year -4.58% +4.80%  

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 1657 2456 2818
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.36% 94.68% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1359 1547
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 48 39 78
Median hourly rate £17.32 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.02% +30.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Help Desk Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Support in Scotland

Help Desk Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Help Desk Support in Scotland

Help Desk Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Help Desk Support in Scotland

Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 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 2 £115 -6.12%
South Ayrshire - 1 £109 -
Help Desk Support
UK

Help Desk Support Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Help Desk 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 Help Desk Support in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
3 3 (37.50%) MS Office
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (12.50%) Mitel
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (12.50%) SCCM
5 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
5 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (12.50%) VLE
5 1 (12.50%) NHS
5 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (12.50%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (12.50%) Mac OS

Help Desk 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (12.50%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Mitel
2 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow