The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £98 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Second Line Support
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 95 84
Rank change year-on-year +21 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 8 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.65% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £98 £118 £114
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.02% +3.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £94 £107 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £140 £152
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £150 £165
% change year-on-year -3.33% -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1174 1292 1342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.07% 95.70% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2148 2459 2604
Median daily rate £375 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 41
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.81 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £52.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Edinburgh

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Edinburgh

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Edinburgh

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 2nd Line 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 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) Windows 10
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (45.45%) ITIL
5 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
5 5 (45.45%) Citrix
6 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 4 (36.36%) SLA
7 3 (27.27%) Finance
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) Office 365
7 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (27.27%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
8 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
8 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (18.18%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (18.18%) SCCM
8 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 2 (18.18%) assyst
8 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
8 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
8 2 (18.18%) CRM
8 2 (18.18%) Telecoms

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
2 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 10
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) CRM
2 2 (18.18%) Incident Management
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
1 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
2 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (27.27%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Remedy
3 1 (9.09%) Sophos
3 1 (9.09%) VMware