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 28 May 2016 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 81 79 72
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 8 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.56% 0.55% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.58% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £116 £125 £121
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £113 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £137 £122
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £129
% change year-on-year
- +24.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
IT Support
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
1358 1385 1159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.23% 95.72% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 752 701
Median daily rate £400 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £266 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 39
Median hourly rate £20.50 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.42% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 28 May 2016, 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 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
4 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
5 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
6 8 (47.06%) Blackberry
6 8 (47.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (47.06%) SCCM
7 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
7 7 (41.18%) ITIL
7 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (35.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (35.29%) MS Office
9 5 (29.41%) Citrix
9 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
10 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
10 4 (23.53%) XenApp
10 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (17.65%) Cisco
11 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
11 3 (17.65%) MCP
11 3 (17.65%) VMware
11 3 (17.65%) Clustering
11 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
11 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
11 3 (17.65%) SCOM
11 3 (17.65%) assyst
11 3 (17.65%) Symantec

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 11 (64.71%) MS Exchange
2 8 (47.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (17.65%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (35.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Broadband
1 2 (11.76%) VPN
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) German Language
1 1 (5.88%) Italian Language
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Blackberry
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (17.65%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) Windows 10
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
2 3 (17.65%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
4 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (17.65%) MCP
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) SCCM
2 3 (17.65%) SCOM
2 3 (17.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) Symantec
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
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