Period
to 19 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 129 137 135
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2 +36
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 57 50 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.21% 1.02% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.07% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 17
Scotland median daily rate £140 £130 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £113 £95 £104
90th Percentile £230 £180 £219
UK median daily rate £160 £160 £158
% change year-on-year - +1.59% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 6
Scotland median hourly rate £13.00 £14.33 £10.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.28% +31.77% -32.03%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.87 £9.13
90th Percentile £24.00 £20.55 £15.25
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.66% -1.85%

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 4,451 4,677 3,494
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.66% 95.84% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,531 2,738 2,054
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -3.33%
10th Percentile £211 £230 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £512
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 110 119
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +25.87% -36.44%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.24 £10.60
90th Percentile £44.85 £42.58 £52.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 +22 25 £140 +23.08% 14
Dundee +9 10 £140 -56.92% 3
Glasgow -22 8 £140 -17.65% 7
South Ayrshire - 4 £104 -
Aberdeen +6 3 £188 +13.64% 2
Stirling +2 1 £125 - 3
Highlands 0 1 - - 1
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
IT Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 38 (66.67%) Windows
2 27 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 26 (45.61%) Microsoft
4 21 (36.84%) Windows 7
5 18 (31.58%) Office 365
5 18 (31.58%) Windows 10
6 13 (22.81%) SLA
6 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Office
7 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
8 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (17.54%) LAN
10 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (12.28%) SCCM
11 7 (12.28%) ITIL
12 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
12 6 (10.53%) WAN
12 6 (10.53%) Finance
12 6 (10.53%) VMware
12 6 (10.53%) Android
12 6 (10.53%) ServiceNow
12 6 (10.53%) Skype
12 6 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
12 6 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (8.77%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (8.77%) iPhone
13 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (8.77%) Incident Management
13 5 (8.77%) JIRA
14 4 (7.02%) Wireless

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 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.75%) Blackboard Learn
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.75%) Moodle
Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.75%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 18 (31.58%) Office 365
2 4 (7.02%) OneDrive
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) LAN
2 6 (10.53%) Skype
2 6 (10.53%) WAN
3 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.02%) Wireless
4 3 (5.26%) VPN
5 2 (3.51%) IP Telephony
5 2 (3.51%) VoIP
5 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.51%) WLAN
6 1 (1.75%) Internet
6 1 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) JIRA
2 2 (3.51%) Hudson
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.51%) Games
4 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) XML
1 2 (3.51%) XSLT
2 1 (1.75%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) iPhone
2 4 (7.02%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.26%) FMCG
3 3 (5.26%) iPad
4 2 (3.51%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.75%) CMDB
5 1 (1.75%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Social Media
5 1 (1.75%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 38 (66.67%) Windows
2 21 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 18 (31.58%) Windows 10
4 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
5 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (10.53%) Android
8 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.75%) Linux
9 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.28%) ITIL
2 6 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (8.77%) Incident Management
4 4 (7.02%) Asset Management
4 4 (7.02%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (7.02%) Patch Management
5 3 (5.26%) Antivirus Management
5 3 (5.26%) ERP
5 3 (5.26%) Project Management
6 2 (3.51%) Agile Project Management
6 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.51%) Data Management
6 2 (3.51%) Identity Management
6 2 (3.51%) ITSM
6 2 (3.51%) Open Source
6 2 (3.51%) Server Management
6 2 (3.51%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.75%) Analytics
7 1 (1.75%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) SQL
1 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
1 2 (3.51%) XPath
2 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.75%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Degree
2 1 (1.75%) MCP
2 1 (1.75%) MCSE
2 1 (1.75%) MOS
2 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.81%) SLA
2 6 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.75%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 27 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.51%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) DameWare
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 26 (45.61%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.53%) ServiceNow
2 6 (10.53%) VMware
3 3 (5.26%) Charles River
4 2 (3.51%) Acronis
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco
4 2 (3.51%) Citrix
4 2 (3.51%) Dell
4 2 (3.51%) HP
5 1 (1.75%) Avaya
5 1 (1.75%) Blackboard
5 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.75%) Twitter