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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 65 81 64
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 6 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.74% 0.79% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.82% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Median daily rate £175 £325 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £265 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £388 £334
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-17.42% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £29.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-37.93% +61.11%

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
776 1335 1277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.33% 95.77% 96.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 681 659
Median daily rate £388 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 20
Median hourly rate £52.00 £19.02 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+173.39% +18.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
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 21 January 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 4 (28.57%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
4 3 (21.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Retail
4 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
4 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
4 3 (21.43%) Application Discovery
4 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (14.29%) Data Structures
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (14.29%) Data Management
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Law
5 2 (14.29%) Unix
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle

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 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) JBoss
1 1 (7.14%) Moodle
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (21.43%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Data Structures
2 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
3 1 (7.14%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Application Discovery
1 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Data Management
2 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) Fund Management
3 1 (7.14%) Regulatory Compliance
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) C#
2 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
2 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Blackboard