The median contractor rate for a Support Analyst was £135 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Analyst
UK / Scotland
Rank 90 115 74
Rank change year-on-year +25 -41  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 17 15 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.98% 0.58% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.61% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 27
Median daily rate £135 £150 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -27.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £118 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £277 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £238 £220
% change year-on-year -21.05% +7.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Median hourly rate £15.89 £10.20 £13.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.78% -22.37%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.44
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.89%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1642 2454 2759
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.53% 94.79% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1002 1354 1516
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 76
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +30.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Support Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Support Analyst in Scotland

Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Analyst in Scotland

Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Analyst in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Analyst in Scotland

Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Analyst in Scotland

Support Analyst
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 Support Analyst within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +21 9 £134 +2.88% 2
Glasgow +1 6 £161 +29.00%
Highlands -2 1 £105 -
Support Analyst
UK

Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Support Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Support Analyst in the job title.

1 20 (47.62%) Windows
2 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 9 (21.43%) ITIL
4 9 (21.43%) MS Office
5 8 (19.05%) SCCM
5 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
6 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 7 (16.67%) VMware
7 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 6 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (11.90%) Windows 10
8 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (11.90%) VPN
8 5 (11.90%) Citrix
8 5 (11.90%) C#
9 4 (9.52%) Internet
9 4 (9.52%) SQL
9 4 (9.52%) .NET
9 4 (9.52%) Cisco
9 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (9.52%) Smartphone
10 3 (7.14%) Degree
10 3 (7.14%) WSUS
10 3 (7.14%) VMware Server
10 3 (7.14%) Fat Client

Support Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.38%) Moodle
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) MS Office
2 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) VPN
2 4 (9.52%) Internet
3 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.76%) DHCP
4 2 (4.76%) DNS
4 2 (4.76%) SAN
4 2 (4.76%) VoIP
5 1 (2.38%) LAN
5 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.38%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.38%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.52%) Smartphone
2 3 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 3 (7.14%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.76%) Clustering
3 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.76%) Data Structures
3 2 (4.76%) VLE
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) RIA
4 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (47.62%) Windows
2 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
3 8 (19.05%) Windows Server
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.90%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.38%) Linux
7 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.38%) Unix
7 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
2 2 (4.76%) Data Management
2 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
2 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
2 2 (4.76%) Service Management
2 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.38%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.38%) Asset Management
3 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (2.38%) Email Migration
3 1 (2.38%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (2.38%) Migration
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (2.38%) MVC
3 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) C#
2 4 (9.52%) SQL
3 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.38%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
1 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.76%) MCP
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.76%) SLA
3 1 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.14%) VMware Server
4 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.76%) XenApp
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) WSUS
3 1 (2.38%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (16.67%) VMware
3 5 (11.90%) Citrix
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco
5 2 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (2.38%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.38%) Blackboard
6 1 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) Mitel
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle
6 1 (2.38%) Symantec
6 1 (2.38%) Veritas
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