Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £133 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 139 178
Rank change year-on-year -14 +39 -5
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 44 53 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.82% 1.12% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.17% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 13
Scotland median daily rate £133 £115 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.39% -14.81% -3.57%
10th Percentile £104 £90 £102
90th Percentile £255 £175 £295
UK median daily rate £155 £150 £166
% change year-on-year +3.33% -9.77% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 8
Scotland median hourly rate £11.50 £16.08 £10.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.48% +47.86% -9.38%
10th Percentile £10.45 £11.11 £9.18
90th Percentile £24.00 £23.75 £20.25
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year -1.64% +8.93% +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 5,076 4,527 4,824
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 95.53% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,797 2,559 2,784
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.83% -
10th Percentile £230 £230 £230
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 124 120
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +13.92% -5.95%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.27 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.93 £44.85 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.61 £18.92 £18.97
% change year-on-year -6.95% -0.26% +6.75%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 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 0 23 £125 +31.58% 9
Glasgow -24 10 £115 -4.17% 8
Aberdeen +12 3 £194 - 1
West Lothian +7 1 - - 3
Inverclyde +3 1 - -
South Ayrshire -3 1 £104 -4.77%
Renfrewshire -25 1 £95 -44.12% 2
Highlands - 1 - - 1
Stirling - 1 £125 - 1
Fife - 1 £175 - 4
IT Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 34 (77.27%) Windows
2 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
3 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
4 13 (29.55%) Windows 10
5 12 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 11 (25.00%) SCCM
7 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (15.91%) Office 365
9 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
9 6 (13.64%) Finance
9 6 (13.64%) LAN
9 6 (13.64%) WAN
10 5 (11.36%) HP
10 5 (11.36%) PowerShell
10 5 (11.36%) iPhone
11 4 (9.09%) Android
11 4 (9.09%) Incident Management
11 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
11 4 (9.09%) SQL
11 4 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
12 3 (6.82%) BitLocker
12 3 (6.82%) Mac OS
12 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
12 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
12 3 (6.82%) ITIL
12 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
12 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
12 3 (6.82%) Cisco
12 3 (6.82%) 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 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) CMS
2 1 (2.27%) Drupal
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.27%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) LAN
1 6 (13.64%) WAN
2 4 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.82%) NAS
3 3 (6.82%) Wireless
4 2 (4.55%) Internet
4 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.55%) WLAN
5 1 (2.27%) DHCP
5 1 (2.27%) Firewall
5 1 (2.27%) SAN
5 1 (2.27%) Skype
5 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Hudson
1 2 (4.55%) JIRA
General
1 6 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Games
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) COM
2 1 (2.27%) HTML
2 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) iPhone
2 3 (6.82%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.55%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.27%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.27%) NHS
4 1 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (77.27%) Windows
2 13 (29.55%) Windows 10
3 12 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
5 4 (9.09%) Android
6 3 (6.82%) Mac OS
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.55%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.55%) Linux
7 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 3 (6.82%) Asset Management
2 3 (6.82%) ITIL
2 3 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (4.55%) Identity Management
3 2 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (4.55%) Server Management
3 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.27%) Antivirus Management
4 1 (2.27%) Break/Fix
4 1 (2.27%) Conflict Management
4 1 (2.27%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (2.27%) Line Management
4 1 (2.27%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (2.27%) Network Architecture
4 1 (2.27%) Process Improvement
4 1 (2.27%) Release Management
4 1 (2.27%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.27%) MCP
2 1 (2.27%) PMP
2 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.55%) PMO
3 1 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (2.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) BitLocker
3 2 (4.55%) XenApp
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) DameWare
3 1 (2.27%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.27%) Control-M
3 1 (2.27%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) HP
3 3 (6.82%) Cisco
3 3 (6.82%) Wyse
4 2 (4.55%) Acronis
4 2 (4.55%) Avaya
4 2 (4.55%) Citrix
4 2 (4.55%) Dell
4 2 (4.55%) VMware
5 1 (2.27%) Adobe
5 1 (2.27%) Apple
5 1 (2.27%) BMC
5 1 (2.27%) BT
5 1 (2.27%) Centrify
5 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.27%) Mitel
5 1 (2.27%) Remedy
5 1 (2.27%) Symantec
5 1 (2.27%) Twitter
5 1 (2.27%) Veritas