The median contractor rate for a Support Analyst was £163 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 22 June 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.

Support Analyst
UK / Scotland
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 127 88
Rank change year-on-year +44 -39  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 34 24 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.57% 0.82% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 0.88% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 22
Median daily rate £163 £200 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £115 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £413 £230
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £205 £225
% change year-on-year +2.43% -8.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Median hourly rate £15.50 £9.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.15% -26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £9.50 £10.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £9.50 £23.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £13.48
% change year-on-year +1.42% +3.85%  

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 2070 2727 2917
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.61% 92.79% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 1526 1516
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 59 88
Median hourly rate £22.50 £14.93 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.70% -19.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Analyst in Scotland

Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Analyst in Scotland over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 June 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
Glasgow +22 19 £174 -57.87% 3
Edinburgh +9 9 £150 -7.69% 1
Dundee +7 2 £176 +30.55%
Inverclyde - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - - 1
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Support Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 28 (54.90%) Windows
2 20 (39.22%) ITIL
3 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 15 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 13 (25.49%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (19.61%) Windows 7
7 9 (17.65%) Windows 10
7 9 (17.65%) Finance
8 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (13.73%) SCCM
9 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
10 5 (9.80%) SQL
10 5 (9.80%) SLA
10 5 (9.80%) Windows XP
10 5 (9.80%) MS Visio
10 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (9.80%) Disclosure Scotland
10 5 (9.80%) Windows Server
11 4 (7.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (7.84%) Windows 8
11 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
11 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
11 4 (7.84%) DHCP
11 4 (7.84%) DNS
11 4 (7.84%) Citrix
11 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
11 4 (7.84%) Oracle
11 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
11 4 (7.84%) Validation
12 3 (5.88%) SQL Server

Support Analyst 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 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.92%) CMS
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.96%) Moodle
Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (9.80%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) DHCP
1 4 (7.84%) DNS
2 2 (3.92%) MPLS
3 1 (1.96%) LAN
3 1 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.96%) VPN
3 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) StarTeam
General
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Banking
2 1 (1.96%) Law
2 1 (1.96%) Legal
2 1 (1.96%) Marketing
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.92%) iPad
2 2 (3.92%) iPhone
2 2 (3.92%) Smartphone
2 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (3.92%) VLE
3 1 (1.96%) AS400
3 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.96%) CMDB
3 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.96%) iSeries
3 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (54.90%) Windows
2 10 (19.61%) Windows 7
3 9 (17.65%) Windows 10
4 5 (9.80%) Windows Server
4 5 (9.80%) Windows XP
5 4 (7.84%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.88%) Unix
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.96%) Linux
7 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) ITIL
2 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
2 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
2 4 (7.84%) Validation
3 2 (3.92%) Asset Management
3 2 (3.92%) Configuration Management
3 2 (3.92%) ITIL V3
3 2 (3.92%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (3.92%) Project Management
3 2 (3.92%) Service Management
4 1 (1.96%) Data Stewardship
4 1 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (1.96%) Migration
4 1 (1.96%) MVC
4 1 (1.96%) Security Management
4 1 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (1.96%) System Testing
4 1 (1.96%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.96%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) SQL
2 4 (7.84%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.92%) C#
4 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.88%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.96%) CISSP
5 1 (1.96%) MCP
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (9.80%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.96%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.96%) XenApp
2 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) SCCM
2 2 (3.92%) DameWare
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Citrix
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle
3 3 (5.88%) Avaya
3 3 (5.88%) HP
4 2 (3.92%) Apple
4 2 (3.92%) Polycom
5 1 (1.96%) Blackboard
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco
5 1 (1.96%) Lotus
5 1 (1.96%) Mitel
5 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.96%) Symantec
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