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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 81 75 79
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 13 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.85% 0.76% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.80% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 0
Average daily rate £123 £118 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £150 £138
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.94%
UK excluding London average 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
1465 1380 1203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.50% 95.44% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 783 669
Average daily rate £400 £373 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 33
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

IT Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 April 2016, 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 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 11 (57.89%) MS Exchange
3 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
4 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
5 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
5 8 (42.11%) Blackberry
5 8 (42.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (42.11%) SCCM
6 7 (36.84%) MS Office
6 7 (36.84%) ITIL
6 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (36.84%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (26.32%) Citrix
8 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
9 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
9 4 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
9 4 (21.05%) VMware
9 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
9 4 (21.05%) XenApp
10 3 (15.79%) SCOM
10 3 (15.79%) assyst
10 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
10 3 (15.79%) Clustering
10 3 (15.79%) Symantec
10 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
10 3 (15.79%) Cisco

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 11 (57.89%) MS Exchange
2 8 (42.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (15.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 7 (36.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Broadband
1 2 (10.53%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) German Language
1 1 (5.26%) Italian Language
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Blackberry
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Problem Management
2 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) Time Management
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (15.79%) MCP
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) XenApp
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) SCOM
2 3 (15.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Citrix
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) Symantec
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