Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 25 22
Rank change year-on-year -11 -3 +9
Contract jobs citing ITIL 214 260 332
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.52% 7.02% 5.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.30% 8.42% 7.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 177 162
Scotland median daily rate £327 £330 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.91% -14.29% +10.80%
10th Percentile £153 £225 £126
90th Percentile £496 £445 £495
UK median daily rate £375 £390 £375
% change year-on-year -3.78% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 8
Scotland median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -10.81% +17.31%
10th Percentile £13.61 £14.48 £16.45
90th Percentile £33.08 £46.00 £29.70
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.26 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.70% -7.52% +10.00%

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 4,039 3,089 4,568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.37% 83.37% 81.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,348 1,799 2,448
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £254 £250 £245
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 88 80
Scotland median hourly rate £21.75 £22.75 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.40% -2.57% +12.53%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.59 £12.35
90th Percentile £39.26 £46.71 £47.63
UK median hourly rate £23.38 £24.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.59% +2.08% +20.00%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -7 116 £375 +7.14% 14
Glasgow -17 40 £250 -25.93% 11
Aberdeen +7 16 £350 -10.26%
South Lanarkshire -3 8 £363 +17.89% 1
Inverclyde +4 7 £325 - 1
Renfrewshire -9 4 £160 -51.15% 1
West Dunbartonshire +4 3 £375 -5.06%
Stirling +3 3 £170 - 1
Dundee - 3 £323 - 2
West Lothian +4 1 £225 -38.98%
Fife -1 1 - - 2
North Lanarkshire -2 1 £200 - 2
Highlands - 1 £115 -
Strathclyde - 1 £215 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 - 1
ITIL
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ITIL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for ITIL.

1 84 (39.25%) Active Directory
2 82 (38.32%) Windows
3 75 (35.05%) Microsoft
4 52 (24.30%) VMware
5 43 (20.09%) Finance
6 40 (18.69%) Service Management
7 36 (16.82%) ITIL V3
8 34 (15.89%) Windows Server
9 32 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
10 31 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
10 31 (14.49%) Project Management
11 30 (14.02%) PRINCE2
11 30 (14.02%) Microsoft Office
12 29 (13.55%) Linux
12 29 (13.55%) Degree
13 28 (13.08%) Service Delivery
14 27 (12.62%) PowerShell
14 27 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
15 25 (11.68%) Office 365
15 25 (11.68%) Windows Server 2008
15 25 (11.68%) Windows 7
15 25 (11.68%) Migration
16 24 (11.21%) LAN
17 23 (10.75%) WAN
17 23 (10.75%) Microsoft Azure
18 22 (10.28%) SCCM
18 22 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
19 20 (9.35%) ITSM
19 20 (9.35%) Banking
20 19 (8.88%) SharePoint

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 19 (8.88%) SharePoint
2 18 (8.41%) MS Exchange
3 15 (7.01%) JBoss
4 9 (4.21%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.80%) IIS
5 6 (2.80%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (2.34%) Confluence
6 5 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.40%) Apache
8 3 (1.40%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.93%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.47%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.47%) SAS
10 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 30 (14.02%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.34%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.68%) Office 365
2 23 (10.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.61%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.34%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.40%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.40%) SaaS
7 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.47%) IaaS
8 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.47%) PaaS
8 1 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.21%) LAN
2 23 (10.75%) WAN
3 15 (7.01%) DNS
4 14 (6.54%) Unified Communications
5 13 (6.07%) DHCP
5 13 (6.07%) Firewall
5 13 (6.07%) SAN
6 9 (4.21%) IP Telephony
6 9 (4.21%) Skype
7 6 (2.80%) S/MIME
8 5 (2.34%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.34%) Wireless
9 4 (1.87%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.87%) Internet
10 3 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.40%) VPN
11 2 (0.93%) Junos
11 2 (0.93%) MPLS
11 2 (0.93%) Network Security
11 2 (0.93%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.74%) Relational Database
3 7 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (2.80%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.87%) Sybase ASE
6 3 (1.40%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.93%) DB2
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.47%) ActiveReports
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.47%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.47%) HBase
8 1 (0.47%) Impala
8 1 (0.47%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.47%) MySQL
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (3.74%) SoapUI
2 7 (3.27%) JIRA
2 7 (3.27%) Maven
3 5 (2.34%) Ant
3 5 (2.34%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.34%) Subversion
4 4 (1.87%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.87%) Selenium
5 3 (1.40%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.93%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.93%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.93%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
General
1 43 (20.09%) Finance
2 20 (9.35%) Banking
3 10 (4.67%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.27%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.40%) Law
6 2 (0.93%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 61 (28.50%) Analyst
2 21 (9.81%) Administrator
3 16 (7.48%) IT Analyst
3 16 (7.48%) Support Analyst
4 14 (6.54%) Project Manager
5 11 (5.14%) Developer
5 11 (5.14%) IT Support
6 10 (4.67%) Desktop Support
6 10 (4.67%) Test Analyst
7 9 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (4.21%) Architect
7 9 (4.21%) Service Analyst
8 8 (3.74%) Applications Support
8 8 (3.74%) Consultant
8 8 (3.74%) IT Manager
8 8 (3.74%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (3.27%) DBA
10 6 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (2.80%) Network Engineer
10 6 (2.80%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.54%) XML
2 9 (4.21%) Java EE
2 9 (4.21%) XSLT
3 8 (3.74%) SOAP
4 7 (3.27%) Middleware
5 6 (2.80%) Drools
6 5 (2.34%) LDAP
6 5 (2.34%) Spring
7 4 (1.87%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (1.87%) Web Services
8 2 (0.93%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.93%) jBPM
8 2 (0.93%) Node.js
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Streams
8 2 (0.93%) React
8 2 (0.93%) Redux
9 1 (0.47%) Kafka
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.14%) Blackberry
2 11 (5.14%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.14%) Enterprise Storage
3 8 (3.74%) PKI
4 7 (3.27%) iPhone
4 7 (3.27%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.80%) CMDB
5 6 (2.80%) EMC VNX
6 5 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.34%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.34%) Replication
7 4 (1.87%) BYOD
7 4 (1.87%) Equities
7 4 (1.87%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.87%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.40%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.93%) AS400
9 2 (0.93%) Clustering
9 2 (0.93%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 82 (38.32%) Windows
2 34 (15.89%) Windows Server
3 29 (13.55%) Linux
4 27 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (11.68%) Windows 7
5 25 (11.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (7.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (6.07%) Windows 10
8 11 (5.14%) Unix
9 8 (3.74%) Android
9 8 (3.74%) Solaris
9 8 (3.74%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.80%) AIX
11 5 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.40%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.93%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.93%) SUSE
14 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.47%) NetWare
14 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.69%) Service Management
2 36 (16.82%) ITIL V3
3 31 (14.49%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (14.49%) Project Management
4 30 (14.02%) PRINCE2
5 28 (13.08%) Service Delivery
6 25 (11.68%) Migration
7 20 (9.35%) ITSM
8 15 (7.01%) Change Management
8 15 (7.01%) Incident Management
8 15 (7.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (6.54%) Release Management
10 12 (5.61%) Change Control
11 11 (5.14%) Open Source
12 10 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (4.67%) Performance Testing
13 9 (4.21%) Asset Management
13 9 (4.21%) Data Migration
13 9 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (4.21%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.62%) PowerShell
2 17 (7.94%) SQL
3 15 (7.01%) Java
4 14 (6.54%) Perl
5 12 (5.61%) Python
6 7 (3.27%) C++
7 5 (2.34%) Ruby
7 5 (2.34%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.87%) Korn
8 4 (1.87%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.93%) C
9 2 (0.93%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.93%) VBA
10 1 (0.47%) C#
10 1 (0.47%) JCL
10 1 (0.47%) PHP
10 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.47%) REXX
10 1 (0.47%) Scala
10 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (13.55%) Degree
2 18 (8.41%) Security Cleared
3 17 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (6.07%) SC Cleared
5 12 (5.61%) ISTQB
5 12 (5.61%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (4.67%) CISSP
6 10 (4.67%) PMP
7 8 (3.74%) MCSA
7 8 (3.74%) MCSE
8 7 (3.27%) HND
8 7 (3.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (2.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.87%) CCNA
10 4 (1.87%) CISM
10 4 (1.87%) MCP
11 3 (1.40%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.07%) Disclosure Scotland
1 13 (6.07%) SLA
2 8 (3.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.80%) COBIT
3 6 (2.80%) QA
4 3 (1.40%) GDPR
4 3 (1.40%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.40%) PMO
5 2 (0.93%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 84 (39.25%) Active Directory
2 32 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.54%) vSphere
4 11 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.67%) Hyper-V
6 7 (3.27%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.93%) Docker
7 2 (0.93%) Firmware
7 2 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.93%) XenApp
8 1 (0.47%) HDFS
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.47%) RHEV
8 1 (0.47%) Squid
8 1 (0.47%) UAG
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.47%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (10.28%) SCCM
2 10 (4.67%) Ansible
2 10 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.74%) Puppet
4 5 (2.34%) SCOM
5 4 (1.87%) Control-M
5 4 (1.87%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.40%) Rundeck
6 3 (1.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.40%) vRealize
6 3 (1.40%) WSUS
7 2 (0.93%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Flashback
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.93%) WMI
8 1 (0.47%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.47%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 75 (35.05%) Microsoft
2 52 (24.30%) VMware
3 18 (8.41%) Cisco
4 12 (5.61%) EMC
4 12 (5.61%) Oracle
4 12 (5.61%) ServiceNow
5 8 (3.74%) Red Hat
6 7 (3.27%) SolarWinds
7 6 (2.80%) Citrix
7 6 (2.80%) HP
7 6 (2.80%) Symantec
8 5 (2.34%) Charles River
8 5 (2.34%) IBM
8 5 (2.34%) Lotus
8 5 (2.34%) Mitel
9 4 (1.87%) Brocade
9 4 (1.87%) CommVault
9 4 (1.87%) Palo Alto
9 4 (1.87%) Splunk
9 4 (1.87%) Sybase