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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support
Rank 83 84 55
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -29
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 1 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.068% 0.16% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.17% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -11.11%
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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
1387 1188 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.84% 93.25% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 704 407
Average daily rate £350 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 20
Average hourly rate £14.75 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.35% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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
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 3 July 2015, 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 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 7 (38.89%) Java
2 7 (38.89%) JBoss
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) Change Management
3 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 6 (33.33%) ITIL
3 6 (33.33%) BPMN
4 5 (27.78%) RUP
5 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 4 (22.22%) Banking
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Investment Management
7 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
7 2 (11.11%) Subversion
7 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) SMS
7 2 (11.11%) Charles River
7 2 (11.11%) UNIX
7 2 (11.11%) XML
7 2 (11.11%) XSLT
8 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
8 1 (5.56%) Sybase
8 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
8 1 (5.56%) Control-M
8 1 (5.56%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (5.56%) Middleware
8 1 (5.56%) Retail

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 7 (38.89%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) SMS
2 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 4 (22.22%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) XML
1 2 (11.11%) XSLT
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) UNIX
2 1 (5.56%) Android
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
1 6 (33.33%) Change Management
1 6 (33.33%) BPMN
2 5 (27.78%) RUP
3 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) Investment Management
4 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.56%) Service Management
6 1 (5.56%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Control-M
1 1 (5.56%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Oracle
2 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.11%) Charles River
4 1 (5.56%) MobileIron
4 1 (5.56%) Sybase
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