Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 38 18
Rank change year-on-year +1 -20 +8
Contract jobs citing ITIL 270 224 425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 5.04% 4.61% 8.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.75% 5.40% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 121 269
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +2.26%
10th Percentile £121 £198 £208
90th Percentile £469 £500 £446
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 15
Scotland median hourly rate £42.63 £30.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.08% -16.67% +94.59%
10th Percentile £12.75 £16.13 £11.89
90th Percentile £74.38 £49.00 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.98 £16.75
% change year-on-year +0.11% -4.58% +1.52%

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 4,699 4,146 4,204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.65% 85.41% 85.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,533 2,337 2,482
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £233
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 108 117
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.88 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -4.02% +40.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.48 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.42% +11.11% +3.52%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 92 £375 +5.63% 20
Renfrewshire +10 73 £375 -8.98% 1
Glasgow +1 60 £320 +16.36% 12
Dundee -3 10 £133 -58.98% 1
South Lanarkshire -3 6 £236 +7.39%
Stirling +2 4 £450 +221.43%
West Dunbartonshire +2 4 £400 +6.67%
West Lothian +6 3 £375 +87.50% 1
Aberdeen -4 3 - - 3
North Lanarkshire - 2 £320 -
Scottish Borders - 2 £375 -
Inverclyde -1 1 - -
ITIL
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 93 (34.44%) Windows
2 81 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 68 (25.19%) SC Cleared
4 66 (24.44%) ITIL V3
5 65 (24.07%) Active Directory
6 59 (21.85%) Service Management
7 53 (19.63%) Microsoft
8 49 (18.15%) Problem-Solving
9 47 (17.41%) Finance
10 44 (16.30%) Linux
11 40 (14.81%) Six Sigma
12 39 (14.44%) Microsoft Office
12 39 (14.44%) JSP 440
12 39 (14.44%) Incident Management
13 38 (14.07%) Project Management
14 37 (13.70%) HP
15 34 (12.59%) Service Delivery
15 34 (12.59%) Change Management
16 33 (12.22%) Windows Server
17 29 (10.74%) DNS
18 28 (10.37%) Windows Server 2008
19 26 (9.63%) Office 365
19 26 (9.63%) DHCP
19 26 (9.63%) SQL
19 26 (9.63%) Configuration Management
19 26 (9.63%) Firewall
19 26 (9.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 24 (8.89%) SLA
21 23 (8.52%) Cisco
21 23 (8.52%) Unix

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 22 (8.15%) OpenStack
2 15 (5.56%) Skype for Business
3 12 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 10 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.59%) Confluence
5 7 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.22%) Apache
6 6 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
7 5 (1.85%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.11%) IIS
9 2 (0.74%) CMS
9 2 (0.74%) SAS
10 1 (0.37%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.37%) Blackboard Learn
10 1 (0.37%) Moodle
10 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 39 (14.44%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.74%) assyst
2 1 (0.37%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 26 (9.63%) Office 365
2 7 (2.59%) IaaS
2 7 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.59%) PaaS
3 5 (1.85%) SaaS
4 4 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.74%) DNS
2 26 (9.63%) DHCP
2 26 (9.63%) Firewall
3 21 (7.78%) WAN
4 18 (6.67%) LAN
5 15 (5.56%) SAN
6 14 (5.19%) Skype
7 10 (3.70%) Unified Communications
7 10 (3.70%) VPN
8 9 (3.33%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (1.85%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.85%) Network Security
11 4 (1.48%) Wireless
12 3 (1.11%) ADSL
12 3 (1.11%) HSPA
12 3 (1.11%) Internet
12 3 (1.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.30%) MySQL
2 16 (5.93%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.74%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (0.74%) SAS Visual Analytics
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%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (3.33%) JIRA
2 3 (1.11%) Artifactory
2 3 (1.11%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.11%) IBM UrbanCode
2 3 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
2 3 (1.11%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle APEX
General
1 47 (17.41%) Finance
2 23 (8.52%) Banking
3 7 (2.59%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.48%) Law
4 4 (1.48%) Legal
5 3 (1.11%) German Language
5 3 (1.11%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.74%) Advertising
6 2 (0.74%) French 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%) Local Government
7 1 (0.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 70 (25.93%) Analyst
2 29 (10.74%) Support Engineer
3 24 (8.89%) Service Analyst
4 21 (7.78%) Service Desk Analyst
5 20 (7.41%) Architect
6 18 (6.67%) IT Analyst
7 17 (6.30%) Network Engineer
8 15 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (5.56%) Applications Support
9 14 (5.19%) Applications Engineer
9 14 (5.19%) Applications Support Engineer
9 14 (5.19%) Service Manager
9 14 (5.19%) Support Analyst
10 9 (3.33%) Administrator
11 8 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 8 (2.96%) Chief Architect
12 7 (2.59%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (2.59%) IT Manager
12 7 (2.59%) Senior Analyst
13 6 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.33%) Middleware
2 3 (1.11%) .NET
2 3 (1.11%) LDAP
2 3 (1.11%) RESTful
3 2 (0.74%) HTML
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (0.74%) Oracle Streams
3 2 (0.74%) REST
3 2 (0.74%) SOAP
3 2 (0.74%) Web Services
3 2 (0.74%) XML
4 1 (0.37%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.37%) COM
4 1 (0.37%) CSS
4 1 (0.37%) HTML5
4 1 (0.37%) LAMP
4 1 (0.37%) Node.js
4 1 (0.37%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.37%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (2.96%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.59%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.59%) CMDB
4 7 (2.59%) iPhone
4 7 (2.59%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.48%) CESG
5 4 (1.48%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.48%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.11%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.11%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.11%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.74%) BYOD
7 2 (0.74%) Clustering
7 2 (0.74%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.74%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.74%) User Experience
7 2 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 93 (34.44%) Windows
2 44 (16.30%) Linux
3 33 (12.22%) Windows Server
4 28 (10.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (8.52%) Unix
5 23 (8.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (8.15%) Windows 7
7 18 (6.67%) Windows 10
8 13 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (4.07%) Solaris
10 10 (3.70%) Android
11 8 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (2.22%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.85%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.48%) AIX
15 3 (1.11%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.74%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.37%) SUSE
17 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (24.44%) ITIL V3
2 59 (21.85%) Service Management
3 49 (18.15%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (14.81%) Six Sigma
5 39 (14.44%) Incident Management
6 38 (14.07%) Project Management
7 34 (12.59%) Change Management
7 34 (12.59%) Service Delivery
8 26 (9.63%) Configuration Management
8 26 (9.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 23 (8.52%) ITSM
10 20 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (7.04%) Problem Management
12 18 (6.67%) Matrix Organization
13 16 (5.93%) Network Management
14 15 (5.56%) Decision-Making
14 15 (5.56%) Process Improvement
15 14 (5.19%) Asset Management
16 13 (4.81%) Performance Management
17 12 (4.44%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 26 (9.63%) SQL
2 20 (7.41%) Perl
2 20 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 18 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 15 (5.56%) Java
5 12 (4.44%) PHP
6 8 (2.96%) VBScript
7 6 (2.22%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.22%) Korn
8 4 (1.48%) C-shell
8 4 (1.48%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.48%) Python
9 3 (1.11%) VBA
10 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 81 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 68 (25.19%) SC Cleared
3 22 (8.15%) DV Cleared
4 16 (5.93%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (4.81%) Degree
6 12 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (3.33%) CISSP
8 8 (2.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (2.96%) MCSE
9 6 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.85%) PMP
11 4 (1.48%) MCP
12 3 (1.11%) CCIE
12 3 (1.11%) CCNA
12 3 (1.11%) CISM
12 3 (1.11%) Master's Degree
12 3 (1.11%) MCSA
13 2 (0.74%) CISA
13 2 (0.74%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (14.44%) JSP 440
2 24 (8.89%) SLA
3 9 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (2.59%) QA
5 5 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (1.85%) PMO
6 3 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.74%) COBIT
7 2 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.37%) GDPR
8 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.37%) TickIT
System Software
1 65 (24.07%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.70%) XenApp
3 9 (3.33%) Terminal Services
3 9 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.59%) vSphere
5 6 (2.22%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.85%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.48%) Samba
8 3 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (4.81%) SCCM
2 5 (1.85%) Puppet
3 4 (1.48%) Ansible
3 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 4 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.48%) Oracle Flashback
3 4 (1.48%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.11%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.11%) Control-M
4 3 (1.11%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.11%) Malwarebytes
4 3 (1.11%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 3 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.74%) Data Guard
5 2 (0.74%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (0.74%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.37%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.37%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 53 (19.63%) Microsoft
2 37 (13.70%) HP
3 23 (8.52%) Cisco
4 19 (7.04%) Oracle
5 17 (6.30%) Citrix
6 15 (5.56%) CheckPoint
7 12 (4.44%) Juniper
7 12 (4.44%) ServiceNow
8 11 (4.07%) VMware
9 10 (3.70%) McAfee
10 9 (3.33%) Red Hat
11 8 (2.96%) F5
11 8 (2.96%) Palo Alto
12 6 (2.22%) Symantec
13 5 (1.85%) Apple
14 4 (1.48%) Avaya
14 4 (1.48%) Centrify
14 4 (1.48%) Dell
14 4 (1.48%) Google
14 4 (1.48%) Mitel