The first table below looks at the demand for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2nd Line Support in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Edinburgh region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank 76 48 65
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +17
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 5 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.39% 0.93% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.99% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate £123 £156 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.60% +20.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £135
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1207 704 1121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.00% 93.49% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 301 555
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -35.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £30.17 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
2nd Line Support
Scotland

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited 2nd Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 2nd Line Support in their job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
6 2 (16.67%) Handset
6 2 (16.67%) SCCM
6 2 (16.67%) MS Office
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
7 1 (8.33%) Linux
7 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
7 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
7 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
7 1 (8.33%) IBM
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (8.33%) HP
7 1 (8.33%) Nortel
7 1 (8.33%) Informatica
7 1 (8.33%) Lotus
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (8.33%) Banking
7 1 (8.33%) Data Management

2nd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited 2nd Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 2nd Line Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (16.67%) Handset
2 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
1 1 (8.33%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) IBM
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) Nortel
1 1 (8.33%) Informatica
1 1 (8.33%) Lotus
1 1 (8.33%) VMware
Edinburgh
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Rate: £115.00 - £130.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago