Period
to 19 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £136 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 151 129 150
Rank change year-on-year -22 +21 +26
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 46 62 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.88% 1.25% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.31% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 17
Scotland median daily rate £136 £120 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% -11.11% +3.85%
10th Percentile £104 £94 £106
90th Percentile £268 £179 £271
UK median daily rate £156 £150 £160
% change year-on-year +4.17% -6.25% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 9
Scotland median hourly rate £11.50 £14.66 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.56% +46.60% -28.57%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.91 £9.20
90th Percentile £27.25 £22.65 £13.50
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% -3.57%

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 4,998 4,729 4,108
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.22% 95.59% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,727 2,683 2,403
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -1.37%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £225
90th Percentile £556 £538 £492
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 142 118
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.21 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.41% +25.08% -30.80%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.75 £45.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 19 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 November 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 -4 22 £120 +10.34% 7
Glasgow -37 10 £133 +10.42% 6
Aberdeen +9 3 £188 +13.64% 1
Dundee - 2 £325 - 3
South Ayrshire - 2 £104 -
Inverclyde 0 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - - 1
Stirling - 1 £125 -
Fife - 1 £175 - 2
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
IT Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 35 (76.09%) Windows
2 23 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 20 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 16 (34.78%) Windows 7
5 14 (30.43%) Windows 10
6 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (21.74%) LAN
7 10 (21.74%) SCCM
8 9 (19.57%) Finance
9 8 (17.39%) iPhone
9 8 (17.39%) Windows Server
9 8 (17.39%) Office 365
10 7 (15.22%) Incident Management
11 6 (13.04%) SQL
11 6 (13.04%) WAN
12 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
12 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
12 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
12 5 (10.87%) Android
12 5 (10.87%) Disclosure Scotland
12 5 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
13 4 (8.70%) Smartphone
13 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (8.70%) Asset Management
13 4 (8.70%) VMware
13 4 (8.70%) ITIL
13 4 (8.70%) Blackberry
14 3 (6.52%) Project Management
14 3 (6.52%) Charles River

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 1 (2.17%) CMS
1 1 (2.17%) Drupal
1 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) thinkFolio
2 2 (4.35%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.39%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) LAN
2 6 (13.04%) WAN
3 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.52%) NAS
4 3 (6.52%) Wireless
5 2 (4.35%) Internet
5 2 (4.35%) Skype
5 2 (4.35%) WLAN
6 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.17%) SAN
6 1 (2.17%) VPN
6 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Hudson
1 2 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Games
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) XML
2 2 (4.35%) COM
2 2 (4.35%) XSLT
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) iPhone
2 4 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.70%) Smartphone
3 3 (6.52%) Data Structures
3 3 (6.52%) iPad
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Social Media
5 1 (2.17%) User Experience
5 1 (2.17%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 35 (76.09%) Windows
2 16 (34.78%) Windows 7
3 14 (30.43%) Windows 10
4 8 (17.39%) Windows Server
5 5 (10.87%) Android
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.35%) Linux
7 2 (4.35%) Mac OS
7 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.22%) Incident Management
2 5 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (8.70%) Asset Management
3 4 (8.70%) ITIL
4 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.52%) Data Management
4 3 (6.52%) Project Management
5 2 (4.35%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (4.35%) Identity Management
5 2 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (4.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (4.35%) Open Source
5 2 (4.35%) Server Management
5 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.17%) Analytics
6 1 (2.17%) Conflict Management
6 1 (2.17%) Disk Encryption
6 1 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.17%) Line Management
6 1 (2.17%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
2 5 (10.87%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
1 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.17%) MCP
2 1 (2.17%) PMP
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.17%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) SCCM
2 2 (4.35%) DameWare
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.17%) Control-M
3 1 (2.17%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) VMware
3 3 (6.52%) Charles River
3 3 (6.52%) Cisco
3 3 (6.52%) HP
3 3 (6.52%) ServiceNow
3 3 (6.52%) Wyse
4 2 (4.35%) Acronis
4 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.35%) Citrix
4 2 (4.35%) Dell
5 1 (2.17%) Apple
5 1 (2.17%) Avaya
5 1 (2.17%) BMC
5 1 (2.17%) Mitel
5 1 (2.17%) Remedy
5 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.17%) Symantec
5 1 (2.17%) Twitter
5 1 (2.17%) Veritas