The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Support in their job title over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 80 69 53
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -16
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 2 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.15% 0.95% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 1.04% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 3
Average daily rate
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£125 £133 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £138 £140 £150
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.73 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+5.57% -7.14%
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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
1229 1053 952
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.03% 91.41% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 484 454
Average daily rate £388 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 34 26
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.28 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Support in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Support across the Edinburgh region.

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Support across the Edinburgh region.

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

IT Support
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited IT 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 IT Support in their job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) MCP
4 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) assyst
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited IT 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 IT Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCP
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft