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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support
Rank 72 72 58
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 15 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.03% 0.49% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.54% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate
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£260 £375 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.66% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £275 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £475 £243
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £323 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +43.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £19.17 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-19.14% +6.50%
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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
1394 1112 833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.87% 91.67% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 588 400
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 25
Average hourly rate £15.77 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.42% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £37.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014, 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 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
1 9 (39.13%) C#
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 8 (34.78%) VBA
2 8 (34.78%) Oracle
2 8 (34.78%) MS Office
2 8 (34.78%) UNIX
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2000
2 8 (34.78%) Banking
2 8 (34.78%) CMS
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (26.09%) Finance
4 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 5 (21.74%) Java
5 4 (17.39%) SQL
5 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
6 3 (13.04%) Degree
6 3 (13.04%) Windows
6 3 (13.04%) Middleware
7 2 (8.70%) SAP
7 2 (8.70%) ITIL
7 2 (8.70%) Change Management
7 2 (8.70%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
7 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
8 1 (4.35%) SCOM
8 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (4.35%) NAS

Applications Support
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 8 (34.78%) CMS
2 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.35%) JBoss
4 1 (4.35%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) NAS
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) SAN
1 1 (4.35%) DMZ
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2000
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Introscope
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 8 (34.78%) Banking
2 6 (26.09%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) XSLT
3 1 (4.35%) J2EE
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) SWIFT
1 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) UNIX
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Windows NT
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Problem Management
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.35%) Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (39.13%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) VBA
3 5 (21.74%) Java
4 4 (17.39%) SQL
5 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.35%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (4.35%) OpenView
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) SAP