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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 68 90 71
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 3 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% 0.21% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.22% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £129 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-57.08% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £320 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.66 £29.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-39.10% +36.47%

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
806 1362 1305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.71% 96.19% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 721 726
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 17
Median hourly rate £52.00 £39.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +143.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.68 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £100.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 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 4 (36.36%) .NET
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
3 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Data Management
3 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
3 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
4 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
4 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) MS Office
4 1 (9.09%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) XSLT
4 1 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) Linux

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 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) Moodle
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Law
1 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Structures
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (9.09%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Unix
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Data Management
2 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
2 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Application Discovery
3 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Fund Management
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) C#
3 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
3 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Blackboard
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle