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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 73 88 74
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.49% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £243 £130 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+86.53% +4.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £165 £164
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.23 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+2.07% +1.73%
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
996 1630 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.70% 95.43% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 866 649
Median daily rate £400 £388 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 18
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £30.89 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 28 September 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 5 (38.46%) SCCM
4 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 3 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
7 2 (15.38%) SCOM
7 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (15.38%) Banking
7 2 (15.38%) DNS
7 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
7 2 (15.38%) DHCP
7 2 (15.38%) MS Office
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL
8 1 (7.69%) MCP
8 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
8 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 1 (7.69%) SQL
8 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
8 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
8 1 (7.69%) VPN
8 1 (7.69%) Citrix
8 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification

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 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DHCP
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) Release Management
2 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) SCOM
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) CA
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
2 1 (7.69%) Mitel
2 1 (7.69%) Symantec