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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support
Rank 72 70 45
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -25
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 10 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.69% 0.33% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.35% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Average daily rate
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£155 - £153
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 - £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £194 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £143 £128
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £24.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +71.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.88 £13.25 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+4.71% +1.92%
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
1367 1145 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.34% 93.78% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 770 588 285
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.53 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.43% +19.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £24.00 £43.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (41.67%) MS Office
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Firewall
4 3 (25.00%) SCCM
5 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 2 (16.67%) XenApp
5 2 (16.67%) Lync
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Information Security
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 2 (16.67%) Lotus
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
5 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (16.67%) VPN
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) Broadband
5 2 (16.67%) Lotus Domino

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (16.67%) Lync
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) VPN
2 2 (16.67%) Broadband
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security
2 2 (16.67%) Information Assurance
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCP
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) Lotus
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
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