Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £123 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 July 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.

IT Support
UK > Scotland
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 129 175
Rank change year-on-year -47 +46 -9
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 31 45 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.56% 1.06% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 1.12% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 17
Scotland median daily rate £123 £115 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.52% -6.12% -12.50%
10th Percentile £99 £102 £101
90th Percentile £201 £184 £368
UK median daily rate £161 £155 £175
% change year-on-year +4.03% -11.43% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Scotland median hourly rate £14.50 £22.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.56% +87.50% -6.76%
10th Percentile £10.23 £15.05 £9.25
90th Percentile £19.95 £23.75 £20.25
UK median hourly rate £14.60 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -2.67% +7.14% +0.94%

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 5,305 4,033 5,173
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 95.23% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,052 2,351 2,921
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £240 £219 £230
90th Percentile £545 £525 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 94 103
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +25.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.08 £47.01 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured IT Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in Scotland

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in Scotland

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in Scotland over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Support in Scotland

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Scotland

IT 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 IT Support within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 22 July 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 -24 19 £133 +15.22% 2
Glasgow -38 5 £115 - 8
Inverclyde -2 2 - -
Aberdeen +12 1 - - 1
West Lothian +1 1 £100 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Fife - 1 £175 - 2
Midlothian - 1 £125 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £95 - 2
IT Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2018, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 20 (64.52%) Active Directory
3 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
4 9 (29.03%) SCCM
5 8 (25.81%) Windows 10
6 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (19.35%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
8 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
9 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
9 4 (12.90%) DHCP
9 4 (12.90%) ITIL
9 4 (12.90%) Office 365
9 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
10 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
10 3 (9.68%) HP
10 3 (9.68%) LAN
10 3 (9.68%) WAN
10 3 (9.68%) DNS
10 3 (9.68%) Finance
11 2 (6.45%) VMware
11 2 (6.45%) Firewall
11 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (6.45%) VPN
11 2 (6.45%) Cisco
11 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
11 2 (6.45%) Citrix
11 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
11 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008

IT 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 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.23%) CMS
3 1 (3.23%) Drupal
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.23%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) DHCP
2 3 (9.68%) DNS
2 3 (9.68%) LAN
2 3 (9.68%) WAN
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) VPN
3 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.23%) Internet
4 1 (3.23%) NAS
4 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) COM
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.23%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.23%) iPhone
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (3.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows 10
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
4 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
5 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.23%) Linux
7 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) ITIL
2 2 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.23%) Break/Fix
3 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.23%) High Availability
3 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.23%) Information Security
3 1 (3.23%) Line Management
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (3.23%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (3.23%) Release Management
3 1 (3.23%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.23%) Validation
3 1 (3.23%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (3.23%) MCP
1 1 (3.23%) MCSA
1 1 (3.23%) MCSE
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.23%) GDPR
2 1 (3.23%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (64.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) XenApp
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.23%) Control-M
2 1 (3.23%) HP SIM
2 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.23%) SCOM
2 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) HP
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco
3 2 (6.45%) Citrix
3 2 (6.45%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) Adobe
4 1 (3.23%) Avaya
4 1 (3.23%) BMC
4 1 (3.23%) BT
4 1 (3.23%) Centrify
4 1 (3.23%) Remedy
4 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.23%) Symantec
4 1 (3.23%) Veritas
4 1 (3.23%) Wyse