The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems 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 Systems Support in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Systems Support
Rank 92 83 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.20% 0.20% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £313 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.59 £19.75
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +14.39%
Systems 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
1464 1402 1199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.50% 95.37% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 792 674
Average daily rate £400 £370 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -3.89%
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 34
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 £13.20
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%

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Support in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Systems Support
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Support across the Edinburgh region.

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Support across the Edinburgh region.

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Systems 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 Systems Support in their job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Symantec
3 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Clustering
3 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) SCOM
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Server

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Systems 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 Systems Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (60.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (20.00%) SSH
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (60.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
1 3 (60.00%) SCOM
1 3 (60.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Symantec
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
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