Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 19 22
Rank change year-on-year -13 +3 +8
Contract jobs citing ITIL 246 345 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 4.94% 8.03% 5.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.88% 9.61% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 223 185
Scotland median daily rate £355 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.23% -7.14% +11.11%
10th Percentile £176 £162 £133
90th Percentile £500 £445 £475
UK median daily rate £377 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +0.60% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 9
Scotland median hourly rate £27.50 £25.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.91% +20.24% +33.16%
10th Percentile £15.21 £10.78 £16.55
90th Percentile £49.63 £42.10 £39.80
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +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 4187 3590 5091
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.14% 83.57% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2381 2100 2660
Scotland median daily rate £390 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.55% -5.07% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 87 104
Scotland median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 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
Edinburgh -1 122 £375 +3.81% 9
Glasgow -13 47 £270 -16.36% 10
Aberdeen +7 20 £400 +158.06% 1
Renfrewshire -6 15 £412 +24.85%
Inverclyde +5 8 £325 - 1
South Lanarkshire -1 6 £356 +11.76%
West Lothian 0 5 £200 -46.67% 1
West Dunbartonshire +3 4 £375 -
Dundee - 3 £323 - 1
Stirling +5 2 £140 -
Fife -5 1 - - 1
Highlands - 1 £115 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 -
Strathclyde - 1 £215 -
ITIL
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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.

1 105 (42.68%) Windows
2 100 (40.65%) Active Directory
3 79 (32.11%) Microsoft
4 57 (23.17%) Service Management
5 54 (21.95%) VMware
6 52 (21.14%) Windows Server
7 47 (19.11%) Finance
8 39 (15.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (15.45%) PowerShell
10 36 (14.63%) Project Management
10 36 (14.63%) PRINCE2
11 34 (13.82%) ITIL V3
11 34 (13.82%) Degree
12 33 (13.41%) SQL
12 33 (13.41%) ITSM
13 31 (12.60%) Service Delivery
14 30 (12.20%) Linux
14 30 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
15 29 (11.79%) Security Cleared
15 29 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
16 28 (11.38%) Windows Server 2008
16 28 (11.38%) Windows 7
16 28 (11.38%) Microsoft Office
16 28 (11.38%) Cisco
17 27 (10.98%) SCCM
18 26 (10.57%) LAN
19 25 (10.16%) WAN
19 25 (10.16%) Firewall
20 24 (9.76%) SC Cleared
21 23 (9.35%) Office 365

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 (8.54%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.50%) JBoss
3 13 (5.28%) IIS
3 13 (5.28%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.07%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.44%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.03%) Confluence
7 4 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.22%) Apache
8 3 (1.22%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.81%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (0.81%) SAS
9 2 (0.81%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (11.38%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.41%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 23 (9.35%) Office 365
2 18 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.22%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.22%) SaaS
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.41%) IaaS
6 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.41%) PaaS
6 1 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.57%) LAN
2 25 (10.16%) Firewall
2 25 (10.16%) WAN
3 20 (8.13%) SAN
4 18 (7.32%) DNS
5 16 (6.50%) DHCP
6 11 (4.47%) Skype
6 11 (4.47%) Unified Communications
6 11 (4.47%) Wireless
7 9 (3.66%) HTTP
7 9 (3.66%) SSL
8 8 (3.25%) HTTPS
9 7 (2.85%) BIG-IP
9 7 (2.85%) IP Telephony
9 7 (2.85%) VPN
10 6 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (2.03%) LDAP
11 5 (2.03%) S/MIME
11 5 (2.03%) TCP/IP
12 4 (1.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.66%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.25%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.63%) Sybase ASE
7 3 (1.22%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.81%) DB2
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.81%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.41%) ActiveReports
9 1 (0.41%) Cognos Query Studio
9 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.41%) MySQL
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 8 (3.25%) Maven
2 7 (2.85%) JIRA
2 7 (2.85%) SoapUI
3 5 (2.03%) Ant
3 5 (2.03%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.03%) Selenium
3 5 (2.03%) Subversion
4 4 (1.63%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.22%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.81%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.81%) IBM UrbanCode
6 2 (0.81%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (19.11%) Finance
2 22 (8.94%) Banking
3 14 (5.69%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.03%) Law
4 5 (2.03%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.41%) Legal
5 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 62 (25.20%) Analyst
2 20 (8.13%) Project Manager
3 17 (6.91%) Administrator
3 17 (6.91%) Support Analyst
4 16 (6.50%) IT Analyst
5 14 (5.69%) IT Support
6 12 (4.88%) Consultant
6 12 (4.88%) Network Engineer
7 11 (4.47%) Developer
7 11 (4.47%) IT Manager
7 11 (4.47%) Service Analyst
8 10 (4.07%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (4.07%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (4.07%) Test Analyst
9 9 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (3.66%) Operations Manager
10 8 (3.25%) DBA
10 8 (3.25%) Operations Project Manager
11 7 (2.85%) Applications Support
11 7 (2.85%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.10%) XML
2 10 (4.07%) Java EE
3 9 (3.66%) XSLT
4 8 (3.25%) Drools
5 7 (2.85%) SOAP
6 6 (2.44%) Middleware
7 5 (2.03%) Spring
8 4 (1.63%) Web Services
9 3 (1.22%) Hibernate
9 3 (1.22%) jBPM
10 2 (0.81%) Node.js
10 2 (0.81%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 2 (0.81%) Oracle Streams
10 2 (0.81%) React
10 2 (0.81%) Redux
10 2 (0.81%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.41%) .NET
11 1 (0.41%) HTML
11 1 (0.41%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.28%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.66%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.66%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.25%) Enterprise Storage
5 7 (2.85%) CMDB
5 7 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.44%) PKI
6 6 (2.44%) Replication
7 5 (2.03%) EMC VNX
8 4 (1.63%) Clustering
8 4 (1.63%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.22%) iPhone
10 2 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.81%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.81%) PMI
10 2 (0.81%) Tandem
10 2 (0.81%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.41%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 105 (42.68%) Windows
2 52 (21.14%) Windows Server
3 39 (15.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (12.20%) Linux
5 28 (11.38%) Windows 7
5 28 (11.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (8.54%) Windows 10
7 19 (7.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (7.32%) Unix
9 6 (2.44%) Solaris
9 6 (2.44%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.03%) AIX
10 5 (2.03%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.22%) Android
13 2 (0.81%) CentOS
13 2 (0.81%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (23.17%) Service Management
2 36 (14.63%) PRINCE2
2 36 (14.63%) Project Management
3 34 (13.82%) ITIL V3
4 33 (13.41%) ITSM
5 31 (12.60%) Service Delivery
6 29 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (8.94%) Release Management
8 21 (8.54%) Change Management
9 20 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (7.72%) Configuration Management
10 19 (7.72%) Migration
11 15 (6.10%) Incident Management
12 10 (4.07%) DevOps
12 10 (4.07%) Open Source
12 10 (4.07%) Performance Testing
12 10 (4.07%) Process Management
12 10 (4.07%) Programme Management
13 9 (3.66%) Planning and Forecasting
13 9 (3.66%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (15.45%) PowerShell
2 33 (13.41%) SQL
3 16 (6.50%) Java
3 16 (6.50%) Perl
4 14 (5.69%) Python
5 7 (2.85%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.44%) C++
6 6 (2.44%) VBScript
7 5 (2.03%) Ruby
8 4 (1.63%) Korn
8 4 (1.63%) PL/SQL
8 4 (1.63%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.22%) C
9 3 (1.22%) PHP
9 3 (1.22%) VBA
10 2 (0.81%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.41%) C#
11 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (13.82%) Degree
2 29 (11.79%) Security Cleared
3 24 (9.76%) SC Cleared
4 20 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (6.91%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (5.69%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (5.28%) CISSP
8 12 (4.88%) ISTQB
9 11 (4.47%) CCNP
9 11 (4.47%) MCSA
10 8 (3.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (3.25%) MCSE
10 8 (3.25%) PMP
10 8 (3.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (2.85%) CCDP
11 7 (2.85%) CCIE
11 7 (2.85%) CCIP
11 7 (2.85%) CCSA
11 7 (2.85%) CCSE
11 7 (2.85%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.69%) SLA
2 13 (5.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (3.25%) QA
5 6 (2.44%) COBIT
6 3 (1.22%) GDPR
6 3 (1.22%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.41%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 100 (40.65%) Active Directory
2 30 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (7.72%) vSphere
4 13 (5.28%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (4.07%) XenApp
6 8 (3.25%) Hyper-V
7 7 (2.85%) BitLocker
8 5 (2.03%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.63%) Squid
9 4 (1.63%) UAG
10 3 (1.22%) RHEV
11 2 (0.81%) Docker
11 2 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.41%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 27 (10.98%) SCCM
2 13 (5.28%) WSUS
3 12 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (4.47%) FortiGate
5 10 (4.07%) Ansible
5 10 (4.07%) Puppet
6 7 (2.85%) SCOM
7 5 (2.03%) Control-M
7 5 (2.03%) Rundeck
7 5 (2.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (2.03%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.22%) vRealize
10 2 (0.81%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 2 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.81%) Oracle Flashback
10 2 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.41%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 79 (32.11%) Microsoft
2 54 (21.95%) VMware
3 28 (11.38%) Cisco
4 20 (8.13%) Citrix
5 17 (6.91%) EMC
5 17 (6.91%) HP
6 15 (6.10%) Oracle
7 12 (4.88%) ServiceNow
8 11 (4.47%) Red Hat
9 10 (4.07%) CheckPoint
9 10 (4.07%) F5
9 10 (4.07%) Juniper
10 8 (3.25%) CommVault
10 8 (3.25%) SolarWinds
11 7 (2.85%) Aruba
11 7 (2.85%) Avaya
11 7 (2.85%) Fortinet
11 7 (2.85%) Riverbed
12 6 (2.44%) NetApp
13 5 (2.03%) Lotus