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

IT Support
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 132 107
Rank change year-on-year +42 -25  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 22 18 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.13% 0.61% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.65% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 6
Median daily rate £115 £126 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.91% -0.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £106 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £353 £190
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £163 £143
% change year-on-year -10.76% +14.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £12.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +51.51%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year +3.57% +0.93%  

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 1836 2775 2856
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.69% 93.28% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1105 1541 1537
Median daily rate £375 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 59 100
Median hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% +100.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 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 3 months to 28 April 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 +14 10 £115 -6.12%
Glasgow +8 5 £136 -36.59% 3
South Ayrshire - 2 £109 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Inverclyde - 1 - -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
IT Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 14 (42.42%) Windows 7
4 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
5 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (21.21%) ITIL
7 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
8 5 (15.15%) Windows 10
8 5 (15.15%) SCCM
8 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (15.15%) VMware
9 4 (12.12%) Linux
9 4 (12.12%) Smartphone
9 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (9.09%) Office 365
10 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
10 3 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (9.09%) VPN
10 3 (9.09%) SLA
10 3 (9.09%) Cisco
10 3 (9.09%) Unix
11 2 (6.06%) DameWare
11 2 (6.06%) Finance
11 2 (6.06%) NHS
11 2 (6.06%) Citrix
11 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification

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 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (3.03%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) VPN
2 2 (6.06%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) VoIP
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) Skype
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) French Language
2 1 (3.03%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Smartphone
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) iPad
3 2 (6.06%) iPhone
3 2 (6.06%) NHS
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.03%) CMDB
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) Windows 7
3 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 5 (15.15%) Windows 10
5 4 (12.12%) Linux
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (9.09%) Unix
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) ITIL
2 3 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 3 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.03%) Change Control
3 1 (3.03%) Change Management
3 1 (3.03%) Chat Support
3 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.03%) Project Management
3 1 (3.03%) Security Management
3 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.03%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Degree
1 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) HND
2 1 (3.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) DameWare
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) VMware
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) Adobe
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Lotus
5 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow