Period
to 19 August 2018

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 August 2018 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 39 33 18
Rank change year-on-year -6 -15 +7
Contract jobs citing ITIL 272 200 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.97% 4.59% 8.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.69% 5.44% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 111 267
Scotland median daily rate £320 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.67% +7.14% +0.29%
10th Percentile £122 £198 £165
90th Percentile £438 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 21
Scotland median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% +116.22%
10th Percentile £10.80 £23.20 £13.45
90th Percentile £74.25 £49.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -8.57% +9.38%

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 4,780 3,674 4,543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.26% 84.34% 86.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,752 2,106 2,628
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £256 £260 £233
90th Percentile £545 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 88 101
Scotland median hourly rate £17.75 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.45% -23.61% +37.30%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £45.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%

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 August 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing ITIL in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 August 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 -13 105 £300 -25.00% 18
Renfrewshire 0 76 £335 -20.24% 2
Glasgow -20 48 £260 -5.45% 13
Dundee - 9 £146 - 3
South Lanarkshire - 5 £213 -
West Dunbartonshire +3 4 £400 - 1
Stirling 0 4 £450 +215.79%
Inverclyde -1 4 £244 -25.00%
Aberdeen -2 2 - - 1
Scottish Borders - 2 £375 - 1
West Lothian -2 1 £100 -61.54% 5
Fife -2 1 - - 1
Lanarkshire - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
ITIL
UK

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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.

1 100 (36.76%) Windows
2 88 (32.35%) Active Directory
3 80 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 79 (29.04%) Security Cleared
5 71 (26.10%) Service Management
6 67 (24.63%) ITIL V3
7 65 (23.90%) SC Cleared
8 54 (19.85%) Problem-Solving
9 46 (16.91%) Finance
10 42 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
11 41 (15.07%) Windows Server
12 40 (14.71%) Six Sigma
12 40 (14.71%) Incident Management
13 39 (14.34%) Project Management
14 38 (13.97%) Linux
15 37 (13.60%) JSP 440
16 35 (12.87%) DHCP
17 34 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
18 33 (12.13%) DNS
18 33 (12.13%) Service Delivery
19 32 (11.76%) Change Management
20 30 (11.03%) HP
21 28 (10.29%) Office 365
22 27 (9.93%) Citrix
22 27 (9.93%) SQL
23 26 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
23 26 (9.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 25 (9.19%) VMware
25 24 (8.82%) SLA
26 23 (8.46%) ITSM

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 21 (7.72%) OpenStack
2 19 (6.99%) MS Exchange
3 14 (5.15%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.21%) Confluence
6 6 (2.21%) Office Communications Server
7 4 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.47%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.10%) CMS
8 3 (1.10%) IIS
9 2 (0.74%) SAS
9 2 (0.74%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.37%) Apache
10 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.37%) Blackboard Learn
10 1 (0.37%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.37%) Moodle
10 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 42 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (7.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.21%) assyst
2 1 (0.37%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.37%) Maximo
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.37%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.29%) Office 365
2 11 (4.04%) IaaS
2 11 (4.04%) PaaS
3 9 (3.31%) SaaS
4 8 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.37%) GitHub
7 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 35 (12.87%) DHCP
2 33 (12.13%) DNS
3 23 (8.46%) Firewall
4 17 (6.25%) WAN
5 15 (5.51%) LAN
6 13 (4.78%) Remote Desktop
6 13 (4.78%) SAN
6 13 (4.78%) Skype
7 8 (2.94%) Unified Communications
7 8 (2.94%) VPN
8 7 (2.57%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (2.21%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.21%) VSAN
10 5 (1.84%) Internet
10 5 (1.84%) Network Security
10 5 (1.84%) VoIP
11 4 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.47%) VLAN
12 3 (1.10%) HSPA
12 3 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.72%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.94%) MySQL
3 5 (1.84%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (1.84%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (0.74%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.37%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.37%) Cloudera CDH
6 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.37%) Impala
6 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (2.57%) JIRA
2 4 (1.47%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.10%) Artifactory
3 3 (1.10%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.10%) IBM UrbanCode
3 3 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.10%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.37%) GoCD
5 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.37%) PVCS
5 1 (0.37%) Subversion
General
1 46 (16.91%) Finance
2 21 (7.72%) Banking
3 6 (2.21%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.47%) Law
4 4 (1.47%) Legal
5 3 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.74%) Advertising
6 2 (0.74%) French Language
6 2 (0.74%) German Language
6 2 (0.74%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.74%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.74%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.37%) Back Office
7 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 67 (24.63%) Analyst
2 26 (9.56%) Support Engineer
3 25 (9.19%) Service Analyst
4 19 (6.99%) Administrator
4 19 (6.99%) Architect
4 19 (6.99%) Service Manager
5 18 (6.62%) Support Analyst
6 17 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
7 16 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (5.51%) IT Analyst
9 13 (4.78%) Network Engineer
10 12 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (3.68%) Applications Support
12 9 (3.31%) Release Manager
13 8 (2.94%) Chief Architect
13 8 (2.94%) Deployment Manager
14 7 (2.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 7 (2.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 7 (2.57%) Change Manager
14 7 (2.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.57%) Middleware
2 6 (2.21%) .NET
3 4 (1.47%) RESTful
4 3 (1.10%) CSS
4 3 (1.10%) HTML
4 3 (1.10%) jQuery
4 3 (1.10%) LDAP
4 3 (1.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Streams
6 1 (0.37%) COM
6 1 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.37%) LAMP
6 1 (0.37%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.78%) Computer Science
3 10 (3.68%) Blackberry
3 10 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.94%) iPhone
4 8 (2.94%) Virtual Team
5 7 (2.57%) PKI
6 6 (2.21%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.47%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.10%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.10%) Clustering
8 3 (1.10%) CMDB
8 3 (1.10%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.10%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.74%) BYOD
9 2 (0.74%) iPad
10 1 (0.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 100 (36.76%) Windows
2 41 (15.07%) Windows Server
3 38 (13.97%) Linux
4 34 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (8.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (8.09%) Windows 7
7 20 (7.35%) Windows 10
8 19 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (6.62%) Android
10 13 (4.78%) Apple iOS
10 13 (4.78%) Unix
11 12 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (3.31%) Windows Phone
13 7 (2.57%) Windows 8
13 7 (2.57%) Windows Phone 8
14 6 (2.21%) AIX
14 6 (2.21%) Solaris
15 4 (1.47%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.74%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (26.10%) Service Management
2 67 (24.63%) ITIL V3
3 54 (19.85%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (14.71%) Incident Management
4 40 (14.71%) Six Sigma
5 39 (14.34%) Project Management
6 33 (12.13%) Service Delivery
7 32 (11.76%) Change Management
8 26 (9.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 23 (8.46%) ITSM
10 18 (6.62%) Decision-Making
11 17 (6.25%) Problem Management
12 16 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (5.88%) Matrix Organization
13 15 (5.51%) Escalation Management
14 14 (5.15%) Process Improvement
15 13 (4.78%) Configuration Management
16 11 (4.04%) Content Management
17 10 (3.68%) TOGAF
17 10 (3.68%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.93%) SQL
2 18 (6.62%) PowerShell
3 14 (5.15%) Java
4 10 (3.68%) PHP
5 9 (3.31%) Perl
6 7 (2.57%) Shell Script
7 6 (2.21%) Python
8 4 (1.47%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.47%) VBA
9 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.37%) C
10 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 79 (29.04%) Security Cleared
2 65 (23.90%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.62%) Degree
4 17 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 15 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (4.78%) DV Cleared
7 12 (4.41%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (3.31%) CISSP
9 8 (2.94%) MCSE
10 6 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.84%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.47%) CCNA
13 3 (1.10%) CCNP
13 3 (1.10%) CEH
13 3 (1.10%) CISM
13 3 (1.10%) MCSA
13 3 (1.10%) PMP
13 3 (1.10%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (13.60%) JSP 440
2 24 (8.82%) SLA
3 15 (5.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (2.57%) QA
5 6 (2.21%) PMO
6 2 (0.74%) GDPR
6 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.37%) TickIT
System Software
1 88 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 20 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.31%) XenApp
3 9 (3.31%) XenDesktop
4 7 (2.57%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.21%) BitLocker
5 6 (2.21%) VMware NSX
5 6 (2.21%) XenServer
6 5 (1.84%) vSphere
7 4 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.37%) vCloud
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (4.78%) SCCM
2 8 (2.94%) AirWatch
3 7 (2.57%) vRealize
3 7 (2.57%) XenMobile
4 6 (2.21%) PowerCLI
4 6 (2.21%) SafeCom
4 6 (2.21%) SAP Afaria
5 4 (1.47%) Ansible
5 4 (1.47%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 4 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.47%) Oracle Flashback
5 4 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (1.47%) Puppet
6 2 (0.74%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.74%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 80 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 30 (11.03%) HP
3 27 (9.93%) Citrix
4 25 (9.19%) VMware
5 22 (8.09%) Cisco
6 17 (6.25%) McAfee
6 17 (6.25%) Oracle
7 15 (5.51%) CheckPoint
8 14 (5.15%) Red Hat
9 11 (4.04%) Apple
9 11 (4.04%) ServiceNow
10 9 (3.31%) F5
10 9 (3.31%) Juniper
11 7 (2.57%) SAP
12 6 (2.21%) Mitel
12 6 (2.21%) Palo Alto
12 6 (2.21%) ThinPrint
13 5 (1.84%) Symantec
14 4 (1.47%) Charles River
15 3 (1.10%) Fortinet