The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank 57 76 51
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -25
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 15 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.21% 0.17% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.19% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 2
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£115 £215 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.44% +59.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £211 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £219 £167
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £158 £154
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +7.14%
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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
1173 1073 967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.67% 92.50% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 487 449
Average daily rate £383 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.51% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 28
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.86% -12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.42 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £33.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 October 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 24 (80.00%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) MS Office
2 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
3 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 11 (36.67%) Citrix
5 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (30.00%) ITIL
7 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (20.00%) SLA
8 6 (20.00%) Blackberry
9 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
10 4 (13.33%) VMware
10 4 (13.33%) assyst
10 4 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (13.33%) VoIP
10 4 (13.33%) SQL
10 4 (13.33%) VBA
11 3 (10.00%) WAN
11 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
11 3 (10.00%) LAN
11 3 (10.00%) Nortel
11 3 (10.00%) Internet
11 3 (10.00%) Symantec
11 3 (10.00%) Backup Exec

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.33%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (56.67%) MS Office
2 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) VoIP
2 3 (10.00%) WAN
2 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.00%) LAN
2 3 (10.00%) Internet
3 2 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) MS Access
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.67%) iPhone
2 2 (6.67%) iPad
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (80.00%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
1 4 (13.33%) VBA
2 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) XenApp
3 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Citrix
2 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.33%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) Nortel
4 3 (10.00%) Symantec
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco
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