The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had 2nd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 75 89 76
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 2 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.24% 0.41% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.42% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £240 - £133
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 - £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 - £155
UK excluding London median daily rate £153 £150 £160
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
802 1413 1282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.69% 95.93% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 725 707
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 16
Median hourly rate £15.28 £15.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.19% -36.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £64.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Edinburgh region.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Edinburgh region.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 2nd Line 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 Edinburgh region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
3 9 (75.00%) MS Office
4 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
5 6 (50.00%) Citrix
6 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
7 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
8 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (16.67%) SCCM
9 2 (16.67%) Smartphone
9 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 2 (16.67%) Office 365
9 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
9 2 (16.67%) ITIL
9 2 (16.67%) CRM
9 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
10 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
10 1 (8.33%) C#
10 1 (8.33%) SQL
10 1 (8.33%) VBA
10 1 (8.33%) .NET
10 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
10 1 (8.33%) VPN
10 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (8.33%) SAN
10 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
10 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
10 1 (8.33%) Remedy

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (75.00%) MS Office
2 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) assyst
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Smartphone
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) CRM
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Change Control
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) Sophos
3 1 (8.33%) VMware