Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Support was £217 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Systems Support
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 174 197
Rank change year-on-year -6 +23 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 4 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.080% 0.23% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.24% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Scotland median daily rate £217 £425 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.91% +31.78% -16.77%
10th Percentile £132 £268 £270
90th Percentile £302 £438 £377
UK median daily rate £275 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -21.43% - +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £36.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +30.56% - -5.26%

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 4748 4143 5884
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.61% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2688 2421 3041
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £235
90th Percentile £530 £495 £500
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 119 126
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.50 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.48% -29.34% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £48.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Systems Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Support in Scotland

Systems Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Support in Scotland

Systems Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Support in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Support in Scotland

Systems Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Support in Scotland

Systems 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 Systems Support within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Glasgow - 2 £111 -
Edinburgh -15 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £323 -
Systems Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Systems Support 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 Systems Support in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Workday
2 1 (25.00%) Master's Degree
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WLAN
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server

Systems 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 (25.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) HND
1 1 (25.00%) Master's Degree
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) McAfee
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Workday