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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 62 85 82
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -3
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 9 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.99% 0.40% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.42% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Median daily rate £118 £110 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -12.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £155
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.38 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.70%
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
882 1441 1396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.60% 95.68% 96.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 708 755
Median daily rate £400 £395 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £269 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 15 16
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.02 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% +20.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.71 £12.77 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £41.50 £24.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 10 (58.82%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (29.41%) SCCM
6 5 (29.41%) ITIL
7 4 (23.53%) MS Office
7 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (23.53%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
8 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (17.65%) DHCP
8 3 (17.65%) DNS
8 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
9 2 (11.76%) Mitel
9 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
9 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (11.76%) Thin Client
9 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
9 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
9 2 (11.76%) VPN
9 2 (11.76%) SQL
9 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
9 2 (11.76%) SCOM
9 2 (11.76%) Fat Client
9 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008

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 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DHCP
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Law
1 1 (5.88%) Legal
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
1 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) XML
1 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Fat Client
2 2 (11.76%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Data Structures
3 1 (5.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.88%) Android
6 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.88%) Chat Support
3 1 (5.88%) Data Management
3 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (5.88%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (5.88%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.88%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Release Management
3 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
3 1 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Mitel
3 1 (5.88%) Apple
3 1 (5.88%) CA
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Dell
3 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Symantec
3 1 (5.88%) Xerox