Period
to 17 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Server Support was £263 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Server Support
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 157 182 183
Rank change year-on-year +25 +1 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 10 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% 0.022% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.023% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Scotland median daily rate £263 £200 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -50.00% +31.15%
10th Percentile £173 £200 £388
90th Percentile £371 £200 £413
UK median daily rate £225 £275 £300
% change year-on-year -18.18% -8.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £19.03 - -
UK median hourly rate £18.87 £27.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -31.40% +48.65% +19.35%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 3,587 4,388 4,667
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.47% 94.73% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,009 2,493 2,732
Scotland median daily rate £425 £405 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +3.85% +7.59%
10th Percentile £153 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 108 109
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +25.87%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.23 £11.23
90th Percentile £45.28 £45.03 £42.65
UK median hourly rate £19.18 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +2.57% - +3.89%

Server Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Server Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Server Support in Scotland

Server Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Server Support in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Support in Scotland

Server Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Support in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Support in Scotland

Server Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Support in Scotland

Server Support
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 Server Support within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 February 2020. 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 £300 - 2
Glasgow +23 2 £225 +12.50%
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Server Support
UK

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, Server Support contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Server Support in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (60.00%) SQL
5 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (30.00%) XenApp
7 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (30.00%) Fiddler
7 3 (30.00%) SCOM
7 3 (30.00%) Application Packaging
7 3 (30.00%) WSUS
7 3 (30.00%) Wireshark
7 3 (30.00%) CMDB
7 3 (30.00%) Ivanti
7 3 (30.00%) Clustering
7 3 (30.00%) Migration
7 3 (30.00%) Service Management
7 3 (30.00%) Symantec
7 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (30.00%) VBScript
7 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
7 3 (30.00%) NetApp
7 3 (30.00%) HP

Server Support Skill Set
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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
1 3 (30.00%) Wireshark
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (30.00%) Public Sector
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
1 3 (30.00%) CMDB
2 2 (20.00%) PKI
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Antivirus Management
1 3 (30.00%) Application Packaging
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Service Management
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
2 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Time Management
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Server Building
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (30.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (30.00%) XenApp
4 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (30.00%) SCOM
1 3 (30.00%) WSUS
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) Control-M
3 1 (10.00%) HP SIM
3 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) EMC
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Ivanti
3 3 (30.00%) Lumension
3 3 (30.00%) NetApp
3 3 (30.00%) Symantec
4 2 (20.00%) CommVault
5 1 (10.00%) BMC
5 1 (10.00%) Qualys
5 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (10.00%) Veritas