Period
to 23 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Incident Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Incident Management over the 6 months to 23 September 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Incident Management
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 141 166
Rank change year-on-year +22 +25 -48
Contract jobs citing Incident Management 81 51 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.52% 1.08% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.27% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 17 22
Scotland median daily rate £263 £210 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -51.56% +23.86%
10th Percentile £94 £98 £155
90th Percentile £444 £680 £544
UK median daily rate £360 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -4.00% +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £15.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.82% -9.48% +4.76%
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +13.79% -12.12% -

Incident Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,659 4,025 4,441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.30% 84.93% 85.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,592 2,280 2,585
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -4.00%
10th Percentile £256 £256 £238
90th Percentile £550 £530 £495
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 102 110
Scotland median hourly rate £24.55 £26.25 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.48% -23.91% +64.29%
10th Percentile £10.80 £13.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.28 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -13.98% +6.67% +3.45%

Incident Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Incident Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Incident Management in Scotland

Incident Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Incident Management in Scotland

Incident Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Incident Management in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Incident Management in Scotland

Incident Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Incident Management in Scotland

Incident Management
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 Incident Management within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 September 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 -1 35 £216 -38.36% 7
Glasgow +3 26 £298 +80.30% 4
Renfrewshire - 18 £263 -
West Lothian - 2 £553 -
Incident Management
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Incident Management also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Incident Management.

1 41 (50.62%) ITIL
2 36 (44.44%) Windows
3 24 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 24 (29.63%) Security Cleared
4 21 (25.93%) Service Management
4 21 (25.93%) SC Cleared
5 20 (24.69%) Linux
5 20 (24.69%) SQL
6 18 (22.22%) Problem Management
7 17 (20.99%) MySQL
7 17 (20.99%) Oracle
7 17 (20.99%) Active Directory
8 16 (19.75%) Change Management
8 16 (19.75%) Network Management
9 14 (17.28%) Shell Script
9 14 (17.28%) Configuration Management
10 13 (16.05%) SLA
10 13 (16.05%) Perl
10 13 (16.05%) PHP
10 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
11 12 (14.81%) Java
11 12 (14.81%) Performance Management
12 11 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (13.58%) Firewall
13 10 (12.35%) Application Performance Management
13 10 (12.35%) Office 365
13 10 (12.35%) DV Cleared
14 9 (11.11%) Capacity Management
14 9 (11.11%) Finance
15 8 (9.88%) DNS

Incident Management
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 8 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (9.88%) Skype for Business
2 6 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.41%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.23%) Apache
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (16.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.70%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.23%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.35%) Office 365
2 4 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.58%) Firewall
2 8 (9.88%) DNS
2 8 (9.88%) Skype
2 8 (9.88%) Unified Communications
3 7 (8.64%) DHCP
4 6 (7.41%) Network Security
5 5 (6.17%) LAN
5 5 (6.17%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.17%) WAN
6 3 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.47%) VoIP
8 1 (1.23%) Internet
8 1 (1.23%) SSL
8 1 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.99%) MySQL
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.47%) Big Data
4 1 (1.23%) DB2
General
1 9 (11.11%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) German Language
3 3 (3.70%) Law
4 2 (2.47%) French Language
4 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (27.16%) Analyst
2 21 (25.93%) Support Engineer
3 20 (24.69%) Applications Support
4 16 (19.75%) Applications Engineer
4 16 (19.75%) Applications Support Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Consultant
6 6 (7.41%) Help Desk Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) IT Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Network Support
7 5 (6.17%) Security Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) IT Support
8 4 (4.94%) Lync Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Architect
9 3 (3.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (1.23%) ISPF
2 1 (1.23%) LDAP
2 1 (1.23%) Middleware
2 1 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.64%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.94%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.94%) Data Structures
3 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.94%) PKI
3 4 (4.94%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.70%) iPhone
4 3 (3.70%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.23%) CMDB
6 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 36 (44.44%) Windows
2 20 (24.69%) Linux
3 7 (8.64%) Windows 7
3 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.17%) Unix
6 4 (4.94%) Android
6 4 (4.94%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.94%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.47%) zOS
9 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.23%) HPUX
9 1 (1.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (50.62%) ITIL
2 21 (25.93%) Service Management
3 18 (22.22%) Problem Management
4 16 (19.75%) Change Management
4 16 (19.75%) Network Management
5 14 (17.28%) Configuration Management
6 12 (14.81%) Performance Management
7 10 (12.35%) Application Performance Management
8 9 (11.11%) Capacity Management
9 7 (8.64%) Matrix Organization
9 7 (8.64%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (7.41%) Cryptography
10 6 (7.41%) Decision-Making
10 6 (7.41%) Project Management
10 6 (7.41%) SIEM
10 6 (7.41%) Trend Analysis
11 5 (6.17%) Visualisation
12 4 (4.94%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.69%) SQL
2 14 (17.28%) Shell Script
3 13 (16.05%) Perl
3 13 (16.05%) PHP
4 12 (14.81%) Java
5 7 (8.64%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.94%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.47%) C
8 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.23%) C++
8 1 (1.23%) JCL
8 1 (1.23%) Python
8 1 (1.23%) REXX
Qualifications
1 24 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 21 (25.93%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.35%) DV Cleared
4 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.17%) Degree
5 5 (6.17%) MCSE
6 4 (4.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (4.94%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.23%) CCNA
8 1 (1.23%) CCNP
8 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (16.05%) SLA
2 5 (6.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.70%) PMO
4 2 (2.47%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.47%) QA
5 1 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (20.99%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.17%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.94%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.23%) ACF2
4 1 (1.23%) RACF
4 1 (1.23%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (1.23%) Nagios
2 1 (1.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.99%) Oracle
3 6 (7.41%) Mitel
4 5 (6.17%) CheckPoint
4 5 (6.17%) HP
5 4 (4.94%) Cisco
6 3 (3.70%) F5
6 3 (3.70%) Juniper
6 3 (3.70%) McAfee
6 3 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.70%) Remedy
6 3 (3.70%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.47%) Cloudera
7 2 (2.47%) Google
7 2 (2.47%) Thales
8 1 (1.23%) Avaya
8 1 (1.23%) BMC
8 1 (1.23%) Dell
8 1 (1.23%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.23%) VMware