The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had IT Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 66 84 84
Rank change year-on-year
+18 0
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 0.35% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.37% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £118 £110 £144
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% -23.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £98 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £122 £159
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £141 £163
% change year-on-year
+2.65% -13.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £13.87
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -2.66%

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
769 1367 1260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.53% 95.93% 96.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 695 643
Median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 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 £14.93 £14.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (28.57%) MS Office
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) DHCP
6 3 (21.43%) DNS
6 3 (21.43%) SCCM
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
7 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 2 (14.29%) assyst
7 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 2 (14.29%) VPN
7 2 (14.29%) MCP
7 2 (14.29%) SQL
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco
7 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (14.29%) Thin Client

IT 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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DHCP
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 2 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Law
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
1 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
3 1 (7.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Android
5 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
2 1 (7.14%) Chat Support
2 1 (7.14%) Data Management
2 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (7.14%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (14.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Apple
3 1 (7.14%) CA
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Mitel
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) Xerox