The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications 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 Applications Support in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 85 72 76
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 10 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.65% 0.95% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 1.00% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Average daily rate £365 £485 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.74% +56.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £280 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.96% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £19.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.86% -24.03%
Applications 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
1464 1402 1199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.50% 95.37% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 792 674
Average daily rate £400 £370 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 34
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Applications Support Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Applications Support
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Applications Support Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Applications Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Applications Support Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Applications Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Applications Support Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Applications Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Applications 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 Applications Support in their job title.

1 7 (46.67%) SQL
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
4 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
4 4 (26.67%) IIS
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Spotfire
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle
5 3 (20.00%) C#
5 3 (20.00%) Java
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
6 2 (13.33%) Unix
6 2 (13.33%) Python
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (13.33%) HTML
6 2 (13.33%) XML
6 2 (13.33%) CSS
6 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (13.33%) Banking
6 2 (13.33%) Retail
6 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
6 2 (13.33%) Apache Solr
7 1 (6.67%) F5
7 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Applications 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 Applications Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) Apache Solr
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
1 1 (6.67%) SSH
1 1 (6.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) Spotfire
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) SAML
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Unix
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Application Discovery
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Coaching
4 1 (6.67%) Content Management
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) Data Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITSM
4 1 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Service Design
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
4 2 (13.33%) Python
5 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.67%) VB
5 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) F5
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