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 26 June 2016 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 92 81 73
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 4 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.30% 0.21% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.22% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 8
Median daily rate £129 £114 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.93% -6.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £114 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £149 £126
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £164 £150
% change year-on-year
-8.39% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
2nd Line Support
Scotland

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
1265 1370 1235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.54% 95.27% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 716 734
Median daily rate £400 £353 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.31% -5.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 33
Median hourly rate £29.16 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.78% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 2016.

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 26 June 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 7 (58.33%) MS Office
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
5 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
6 5 (41.67%) assyst
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (41.67%) SCCM
6 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
6 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (41.67%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
8 3 (25.00%) VPN
8 3 (25.00%) ITIL
8 3 (25.00%) MCP
8 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
8 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
8 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (16.67%) HP
9 2 (16.67%) Citrix
9 2 (16.67%) Smartphone
9 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
10 1 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
10 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
10 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery

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 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Office
2 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (41.67%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
General
1 1 (8.33%) German Language
1 1 (8.33%) Italian Language
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (25.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (16.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Apple