The median contractor rate for a Support Technician was £128 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 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 Technician
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 152 -
Rank change year-on-year +44 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.14% 0.035% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.037% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £128 £113 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £281 £175
% change year-on-year -53.77% +60.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £13.00 £12.45
% change year-on-year +13.46% +4.45%  

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 2047 2683 2885
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.56% 92.68% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 1497 1490
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 86
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -20.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Technician in Scotland

Support Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Technician in Scotland

Support Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Technician in Scotland

Support Technician
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 Technician within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 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 - 2 £165 -
Edinburgh - 1 £90 -
Support Technician
UK

Support Technician Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, Support Technician 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 Technician in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (16.67%) AppDynamics
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) Veritas
3 1 (16.67%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (16.67%) Back Office
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) VMware

Support Technician 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 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) AppDynamics
1 1 (16.67%) Avaya
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Veritas
1 1 (16.67%) VMware