Period
to 19 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for ITIL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ITIL over the 6 months to 19 May 2019 with a comparison to the 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 Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 35 42 32
Rank change year-on-year +7 -10 -12
Contract jobs citing ITIL 201 234 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.65% 4.51% 5.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.45% 5.23% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 149 117
Scotland median daily rate £375 £313 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -19.87% -2.50%
10th Percentile £126 £125 £178
90th Percentile £538 £450 £488
UK median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 11
Scotland median hourly rate £16.00 £27.50 £31.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.82% -13.66% -17.81%
10th Percentile £14.70 £14.18 £14.93
90th Percentile £17.30 £65.00 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year +13.11% -4.69% -5.88%

ITIL is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,689 4,470 3,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.43% 86.11% 85.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,102 2,708 1,817
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.96% +0.67%
10th Percentile £260 £260 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £520
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 70 68
Scotland median hourly rate £23.81 £20.50 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.16% -9.89% -36.81%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.47 £11.29
90th Percentile £44.28 £50.00 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £24.76 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +12.52% -12.00% -

ITIL
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing ITIL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for ITIL in Scotland

ITIL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ITIL in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for ITIL in Scotland

ITIL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ITIL in Scotland

ITIL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ITIL in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ITIL in Scotland

ITIL
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 ITIL within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 May 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 +7 102 £394 +20.41% 2
Glasgow +23 63 £350 +20.69% 2
Dundee +15 10 £140 -35.63%
Aberdeen -4 7 - -
Renfrewshire +4 6 £380 +32.17%
Stirling +7 5 £165 -63.33%
North Lanarkshire +4 2 - -
South Lanarkshire +1 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire -6 1 £375 +3.45%
Falkirk - 1 £130 -
ITIL
UK

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for ITIL.

1 75 (37.31%) Windows
2 70 (34.83%) Active Directory
3 58 (28.86%) Microsoft
4 52 (25.87%) Finance
5 38 (18.91%) Service Management
6 32 (15.92%) SCCM
7 31 (15.42%) Windows 10
8 30 (14.93%) Service Delivery
8 30 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
8 30 (14.93%) Microsoft Office
9 29 (14.43%) ITIL Certification
10 28 (13.93%) Office 365
11 26 (12.94%) Banking
12 25 (12.44%) Service Design
13 24 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (11.44%) SQL
15 21 (10.45%) ITIL V3
15 21 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
16 20 (9.95%) Windows Server 2008
17 19 (9.45%) Continuous Improvement
17 19 (9.45%) SLA
18 18 (8.96%) Windows Server
19 17 (8.46%) Cisco
19 17 (8.46%) Linux
19 17 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
20 16 (7.96%) Incident Management
20 16 (7.96%) Firewall
20 16 (7.96%) Change Management
20 16 (7.96%) SQL Server
21 15 (7.46%) Project Management

ITIL
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 13 (6.47%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.97%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.48%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.48%) JBoss
5 6 (2.99%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (1.49%) IIS
7 2 (1.00%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.00%) CMS
7 2 (1.00%) Confluence
7 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.00%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.50%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.50%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 30 (14.93%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) assyst
1 3 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.93%) Office 365
2 21 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.98%) IaaS
3 8 (3.98%) PaaS
4 5 (2.49%) SaaS
5 4 (1.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.96%) Firewall
2 12 (5.97%) VPN
3 10 (4.98%) WAN
4 9 (4.48%) LAN
4 9 (4.48%) Network Security
4 9 (4.48%) Skype
5 7 (3.48%) Internet
6 5 (2.49%) DNS
6 5 (2.49%) FTP
7 4 (1.99%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.49%) ADSL
8 3 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.49%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.49%) TCP/IP
9 2 (1.00%) BIG-IP
9 2 (1.00%) Broadband
9 2 (1.00%) DHCP
9 2 (1.00%) SMS
9 2 (1.00%) VLAN
9 2 (1.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.47%) RDBMS
2 11 (5.47%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.99%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.49%) Big Data
5 3 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (1.49%) DB2
5 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.00%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.50%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.50%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.50%) Electronic Patient Records
7 1 (0.50%) Impala
7 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (5.47%) JIRA
2 3 (1.49%) Hudson
3 1 (0.50%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.50%) Introscope
General
1 52 (25.87%) Finance
2 26 (12.94%) Banking
3 10 (4.98%) Legal
4 5 (2.49%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.00%) Publishing
6 1 (0.50%) Billing
6 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 53 (26.37%) Analyst
2 28 (13.93%) Service Analyst
3 21 (10.45%) 2nd Line Support
3 21 (10.45%) Support Engineer
4 17 (8.46%) Service Manager
5 16 (7.96%) Architect
5 16 (7.96%) Service Desk Analyst
6 13 (6.47%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 13 (6.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 13 (6.47%) Desktop Support
7 12 (5.97%) DBA
8 11 (5.47%) IT Support
9 10 (4.98%) IT Analyst
9 10 (4.98%) Service Design Analyst
9 10 (4.98%) Support Analyst
10 9 (4.48%) Consultant
10 9 (4.48%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (4.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 8 (3.98%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.98%) Service Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.49%) Middleware
2 2 (1.00%) HTML
2 2 (1.00%) OC4J
2 2 (1.00%) REST
2 2 (1.00%) SOAP
2 2 (1.00%) Web Services
3 1 (0.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.50%) CSS
3 1 (0.50%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.50%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.50%) ISPF
3 1 (0.50%) Java EE
3 1 (0.50%) Kafka
3 1 (0.50%) LDAP
3 1 (0.50%) Struts
3 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.47%) Data Centre
3 8 (3.98%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.99%) Smartphone
5 5 (2.49%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.49%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.99%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.99%) Clustering
7 3 (1.49%) CMDB
7 3 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.49%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.49%) User Experience
8 2 (1.00%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.00%) iSeries
8 2 (1.00%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.50%) Credit Risk
9 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.50%) Market Risk
9 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 75 (37.31%) Windows
2 31 (15.42%) Windows 10
3 20 (9.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (8.96%) Windows Server
5 17 (8.46%) Linux
6 14 (6.97%) Windows 7
7 11 (5.47%) Unix
8 7 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.49%) Android
10 4 (1.99%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.49%) AIX
11 3 (1.49%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.00%) Tru64
12 2 (1.00%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.50%) Solaris
13 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (18.91%) Service Management
2 30 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (14.93%) Service Delivery
3 25 (12.44%) Service Design
4 24 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (10.45%) ITIL V3
6 19 (9.45%) Continuous Improvement
7 16 (7.96%) Change Management
7 16 (7.96%) Incident Management
8 15 (7.46%) ITSM
8 15 (7.46%) Project Management
9 13 (6.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (6.47%) TOGAF
10 12 (5.97%) Migration
11 11 (5.47%) Asset Management
11 11 (5.47%) Translating Business Requirements
12 10 (4.98%) DevOps
12 10 (4.98%) Information Security
12 10 (4.98%) PRINCE2
13 9 (4.48%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.44%) SQL
2 11 (5.47%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.99%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.49%) VB
5 4 (1.99%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.99%) VBA
6 3 (1.49%) Python
6 3 (1.49%) RPG
6 3 (1.49%) RPG IV
6 3 (1.49%) RPG/400
7 2 (1.00%) C
7 2 (1.00%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.50%) CLIST
8 1 (0.50%) Java
8 1 (0.50%) PHP
8 1 (0.50%) REXX
Qualifications
1 29 (14.43%) ITIL Certification
2 13 (6.47%) CISSP
2 13 (6.47%) Degree
3 10 (4.98%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (3.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (3.48%) CISA
6 7 (3.48%) MCP
6 7 (3.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.99%) CCNA
7 6 (2.99%) CCNP
8 5 (2.49%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.99%) CISM
9 4 (1.99%) MCSE
10 3 (1.49%) APMP
10 3 (1.49%) CCIE
10 3 (1.49%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.49%) GSEC
10 3 (1.49%) GSNA
11 2 (1.00%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.45%) SLA
2 10 (4.98%) COBIT
3 5 (2.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (2.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.49%) QA
4 3 (1.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.49%) NIST 800
5 2 (1.00%) HL7
5 2 (1.00%) PMO
6 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 70 (34.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (3.48%) XenApp
3 6 (2.99%) vSphere
4 4 (1.99%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 4 (1.99%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.49%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.49%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.50%) HDFS
7 1 (0.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.50%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (15.92%) SCCM
2 6 (2.99%) SCOM
3 5 (2.49%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.00%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.50%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.50%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.50%) Control-M
6 1 (0.50%) Icinga
6 1 (0.50%) MaaS360
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.50%) Oozie
Vendors
1 58 (28.86%) Microsoft
2 17 (8.46%) Cisco
3 15 (7.46%) ServiceNow
4 14 (6.97%) Citrix
4 14 (6.97%) VMware
5 8 (3.98%) Oracle
6 7 (3.48%) CheckPoint
7 6 (2.99%) IBM
8 5 (2.49%) EMC
8 5 (2.49%) HP
9 4 (1.99%) Apple
10 3 (1.49%) Cloudera
11 2 (1.00%) BT
11 2 (1.00%) F5
11 2 (1.00%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.00%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.00%) Splunk
12 1 (0.50%) Ab Initio
12 1 (0.50%) Mitel
12 1 (0.50%) Teradata