Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 38 21
Rank change year-on-year +3 -17 +1
Contract jobs citing ITIL 266 240 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.13% 4.84% 7.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.83% 5.61% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 151 217
Scotland median daily rate £360 £330 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - -5.71%
10th Percentile £120 £158 £158
90th Percentile £485 £488 £445
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 10
Scotland median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +12.62% -18.41%
10th Percentile £12.05 £13.96 £13.27
90th Percentile £17.94 £46.95 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £17.41 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% -3.19% -5.46%

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 4,565 4,279 3,534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.96% 86.27% 85.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,479 2,455 2,048
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.85% -2.67%
10th Percentile £252 £250 £250
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 100 95
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £23.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +10.71% +7.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.20
90th Percentile £44.27 £43.38 £45.55
UK median hourly rate £22.43 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.54% +6.67% +2.27%

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 16 December 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
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 16 December 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 -12 96 £375 +5.63% 11
Renfrewshire +9 61 £383 -7.16% 1
Glasgow -11 61 £300 +16.62% 6
Dundee +3 9 £133 -58.98%
South Lanarkshire -2 7 £213 -41.38%
Aberdeen -2 6 - -
West Lothian +5 3 £375 +87.50% 2
Stirling +4 3 £325 +132.14%
West Dunbartonshire +3 2 £413 +10.00%
North Lanarkshire +1 2 £320 +60.00% 1
Inverclyde -2 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £425 - 1
ITIL
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 80 (30.08%) Windows
2 70 (26.32%) Service Management
3 63 (23.68%) Security Cleared
3 63 (23.68%) ITIL V3
4 60 (22.56%) Active Directory
5 57 (21.43%) Finance
6 54 (20.30%) SC Cleared
7 45 (16.92%) Microsoft
8 44 (16.54%) Service Delivery
9 38 (14.29%) Change Management
10 37 (13.91%) Linux
11 35 (13.16%) Incident Management
12 33 (12.41%) Microsoft Office
13 31 (11.65%) HP
14 30 (11.28%) SQL
14 30 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (10.90%) Configuration Management
16 28 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
17 26 (9.77%) Project Management
17 26 (9.77%) ITSM
17 26 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
18 24 (9.02%) SLA
18 24 (9.02%) Windows 10
18 24 (9.02%) Service Design
19 23 (8.65%) Windows Server
20 22 (8.27%) Continuous Improvement
20 22 (8.27%) Office 365
20 22 (8.27%) DNS
20 22 (8.27%) Six Sigma
21 21 (7.89%) WAN

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 12 (4.51%) OpenStack
2 8 (3.01%) Confluence
3 7 (2.63%) MS Exchange
4 6 (2.26%) Apache
5 5 (1.88%) CMS
6 4 (1.50%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.13%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.38%) Blackboard Learn
8 1 (0.38%) JBoss
8 1 (0.38%) Moodle
8 1 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (12.41%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.13%) assyst
2 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.27%) Office 365
2 7 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (1.50%) SaaS
4 3 (1.13%) IaaS
4 3 (1.13%) PaaS
5 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.27%) DNS
2 21 (7.89%) WAN
3 19 (7.14%) Firewall
4 18 (6.77%) LAN
5 16 (6.02%) SAN
6 15 (5.64%) DHCP
7 8 (3.01%) TCP/IP
8 7 (2.63%) Skype
9 6 (2.26%) Internet
9 6 (2.26%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (1.88%) Network Security
10 5 (1.88%) Unified Communications
10 5 (1.88%) VPN
11 4 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 3 (1.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 3 (1.13%) FTP
12 3 (1.13%) Junos
12 3 (1.13%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.02%) MySQL
2 13 (4.89%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.50%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.13%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.13%) DB2
4 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.38%) Big Data
6 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.38%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (3.76%) JIRA
2 3 (1.13%) Hudson
2 3 (1.13%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
General
1 57 (21.43%) Finance
2 21 (7.89%) Banking
3 7 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.75%) Advertising
4 2 (0.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.38%) German Language
5 1 (0.38%) Local Government
5 1 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 81 (30.45%) Analyst
2 31 (11.65%) Support Engineer
3 30 (11.28%) Service Analyst
4 25 (9.40%) Architect
4 25 (9.40%) Service Desk Analyst
5 18 (6.77%) Network Engineer
6 17 (6.39%) IT Analyst
7 15 (5.64%) Applications Engineer
7 15 (5.64%) Applications Support
7 15 (5.64%) Applications Support Engineer
7 15 (5.64%) Service Manager
8 13 (4.89%) 2nd Line Support
9 12 (4.51%) Service Design Architect
10 11 (4.14%) Administrator
11 10 (3.76%) Configuration Analyst
11 10 (3.76%) Support Analyst
12 8 (3.01%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 7 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 6 (2.26%) Build Engineer
14 6 (2.26%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.38%) Middleware
2 4 (1.50%) Web Services
3 3 (1.13%) JSON
3 3 (1.13%) REST
3 3 (1.13%) RESTful
3 3 (1.13%) SOAP
4 2 (0.75%) HTML
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.75%) XML
5 1 (0.38%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.38%) HTML5
5 1 (0.38%) jQuery
5 1 (0.38%) LDAP
5 1 (0.38%) Node.js
5 1 (0.38%) OC4J
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle Streams
5 1 (0.38%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.38%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
2 18 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.38%) CMDB
4 6 (2.26%) Data Centre
5 5 (1.88%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.50%) CESG
7 3 (1.13%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.13%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.13%) Clustering
7 3 (1.13%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.75%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.75%) iPhone
8 2 (0.75%) Oracle Licensing
8 2 (0.75%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.75%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.75%) User Experience
8 2 (0.75%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.38%) Blog
9 1 (0.38%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 80 (30.08%) Windows
2 37 (13.91%) Linux
3 26 (9.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (9.02%) Windows 10
5 23 (8.65%) Windows Server
6 21 (7.89%) Unix
7 19 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (4.51%) Windows 7
9 11 (4.14%) Solaris
10 10 (3.76%) Android
11 6 (2.26%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.88%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.13%) AIX
14 3 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.38%) SUSE
15 1 (0.38%) Tru64
15 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (26.32%) Service Management
2 63 (23.68%) ITIL V3
3 44 (16.54%) Service Delivery
4 38 (14.29%) Change Management
5 35 (13.16%) Incident Management
6 30 (11.28%) Problem-Solving
7 29 (10.90%) Configuration Management
8 26 (9.77%) ITSM
8 26 (9.77%) Project Management
9 24 (9.02%) Service Design
10 22 (8.27%) Continuous Improvement
10 22 (8.27%) Six Sigma
11 19 (7.14%) Asset Management
12 17 (6.39%) Migration
12 17 (6.39%) Problem Management
12 17 (6.39%) Technical Leadership
13 16 (6.02%) Network Management
14 15 (5.64%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 15 (5.64%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.28%) SQL
2 18 (6.77%) Perl
3 17 (6.39%) Shell Script
4 13 (4.89%) Java
4 13 (4.89%) PowerShell
5 11 (4.14%) PHP
6 8 (3.01%) VBScript
7 7 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.63%) Korn
8 6 (2.26%) VBA
9 5 (1.88%) C-shell
10 4 (1.50%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.13%) Python
11 3 (1.13%) RPG
11 3 (1.13%) RPG IV
11 3 (1.13%) RPG/400
11 3 (1.13%) VB
12 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.38%) C
Qualifications
1 63 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 54 (20.30%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.39%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 9 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (2.26%) MCSE
8 5 (1.88%) CISSP
8 5 (1.88%) MCP
8 5 (1.88%) PMP
9 4 (1.50%) Degree
10 3 (1.13%) CCIE
10 3 (1.13%) CCNA
10 3 (1.13%) CCNP
10 3 (1.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.75%) APMP
11 2 (0.75%) CISA
11 2 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.02%) SLA
2 17 (6.39%) JSP 440
3 7 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (2.26%) PMO
5 5 (1.88%) QA
6 4 (1.50%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.75%) COBIT
8 2 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.38%) TickIT
System Software
1 60 (22.56%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.51%) XenApp
3 9 (3.38%) Terminal Services
4 5 (1.88%) Samba
4 5 (1.88%) vSphere
5 4 (1.50%) BitLocker
5 4 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (1.50%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.50%) XenServer
6 1 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (7.89%) SCCM
2 4 (1.50%) Control-M
2 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 3 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.75%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Flashback
4 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.38%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.38%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.38%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.38%) Malwarebytes
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.38%) Nagios
5 1 (0.38%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (16.92%) Microsoft
2 31 (11.65%) HP
3 20 (7.52%) Oracle
4 19 (7.14%) ServiceNow
5 18 (6.77%) Citrix
6 17 (6.39%) Cisco
7 15 (5.64%) CheckPoint
8 12 (4.51%) Juniper
9 8 (3.01%) F5
9 8 (3.01%) McAfee
10 5 (1.88%) Apple
10 5 (1.88%) Centrify
10 5 (1.88%) Google
10 5 (1.88%) Palo Alto
10 5 (1.88%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.88%) Symantec
11 4 (1.50%) VMware
12 2 (0.75%) Fortinet
12 2 (0.75%) Mitel
12 2 (0.75%) Remedy