The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Applications Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support
Rank 68 82 69
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 8 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.79% 0.41% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.43% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Median daily rate £350 £325 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +56.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £353 £275
% change year-on-year
-15.10% +28.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.25 £26.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+7.61% +38.15%
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
985 1627 1146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.85% 95.37% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 866 654
Median daily rate £400 £386 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% -1.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 18
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £13.26 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £36.40 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Applications Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Applications Support in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Applications 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 Applications Support in the job title.

1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Banking
3 5 (35.71%) Retail
3 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
4 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 4 (28.57%) Application Discovery
4 4 (28.57%) Regulatory Compliance
4 4 (28.57%) Migration
4 4 (28.57%) Investment Banking
4 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Unix
5 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Nintex
6 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (14.29%) Cognos
6 2 (14.29%) OO

Applications 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 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) JBoss
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) BIG-IP
1 1 (7.14%) SSH
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.14%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Toad
General
1 5 (35.71%) Banking
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
1 5 (35.71%) Retail
2 4 (28.57%) Investment Banking
2 4 (28.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (14.29%) Law
4 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) SAML
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Application Discovery
1 4 (28.57%) Business Analysis
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
1 4 (28.57%) Regulatory Compliance
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) OO
2 2 (14.29%) Scrum
2 2 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) T-SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Cognos
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) Nintex
3 1 (7.14%) F5