Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £115 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 177 168
Rank change year-on-year +50 -9 -5
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 45 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.06% 0.62% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.66% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 13
Scotland median daily rate £115 £123 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.12% -12.50% +13.13%
10th Percentile £102 £101 £104
90th Percentile £184 £368 £187
UK median daily rate £155 £175 £160
% change year-on-year -11.43% +9.38% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 10
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £12.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.50% -6.76% -23.16%
10th Percentile £15.05 £9.25 £9.83
90th Percentile £23.75 £20.25 £15.33
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year +7.14% +0.94% -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 4026 5160 5967
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.09% 93.72% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2345 2902 3114
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £219 £230 £225
90th Percentile £525 £513 £488
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 101 169
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% +10.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.01 £43.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 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 21 July 2017. 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
Glasgow +11 18 £115 -11.54% 2
Edinburgh +28 17 £115 -4.17% 2
South Ayrshire - 2 £109 -
Inverclyde - 2 £135 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £190 - 1
West Lothian - 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 21 July 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 23 (51.11%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
3 14 (31.11%) Active Directory
4 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (28.89%) Windows 7
5 8 (17.78%) ITIL
6 7 (15.56%) Linux
7 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (13.33%) Windows 10
8 5 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (11.11%) Finance
8 5 (11.11%) Validation
8 5 (11.11%) Incident Management
8 5 (11.11%) SCCM
9 4 (8.89%) Smartphone
9 4 (8.89%) Unix
9 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
10 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
10 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
10 3 (6.67%) DHCP
10 3 (6.67%) DNS
10 3 (6.67%) Quality Management
10 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
10 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
10 3 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
10 3 (6.67%) Degree
10 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
10 3 (6.67%) Office 365
10 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013

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 (8.89%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (2.22%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) DHCP
1 3 (6.67%) DNS
2 2 (4.44%) LAN
3 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.22%) Firewall
3 1 (2.22%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) PBX
3 1 (2.22%) SAN
3 1 (2.22%) Skype
3 1 (2.22%) VPN
3 1 (2.22%) VSAN
3 1 (2.22%) WAN
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) French Language
2 1 (2.22%) Spanish Language
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.89%) Smartphone
3 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.44%) CMDB
4 2 (4.44%) iPad
4 2 (4.44%) iPhone
4 2 (4.44%) NHS
4 2 (4.44%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Handset
5 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (51.11%) Windows
2 13 (28.89%) Windows 7
3 7 (15.56%) Linux
4 6 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 4 (8.89%) Unix
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.22%) CentOS
7 1 (2.22%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 5 (11.11%) Validation
3 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
3 3 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (6.67%) Quality Management
3 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.44%) Change Management
5 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.22%) Change Control
5 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.22%) CRM
5 1 (2.22%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.22%) Migration
5 1 (2.22%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.22%) Project Management
5 1 (2.22%) Security Management
5 1 (2.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
1 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.22%) CCNA
3 1 (2.22%) CCNP
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.22%) HND
3 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.22%) MCSA
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
3 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (31.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (4.44%) DameWare
3 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) HP
2 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
2 2 (4.44%) VMware
3 1 (2.22%) Adobe
3 1 (2.22%) Avaya
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco
3 1 (2.22%) Lotus
3 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
Aberdeenshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago