Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £105 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 115 133
Rank change year-on-year -3 +18 -42
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 16 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.57% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.59% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 2
Edinburgh median daily rate £105 £125 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £94 £99 £109
90th Percentile £117 £143 £132
Scotland median daily rate £128 £150 £125
% change year-on-year -15.00% +20.00% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £25.63 £21.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +22.02% +12.00% +13.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2783 2038 3057
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 96.73% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1632 1181 1581
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -1.90%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £259
90th Percentile £545 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 27
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £11.04
90th Percentile £41.75 £50.91 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

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 20 November 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 13 (81.25%) Windows
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) Windows 10
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (43.75%) ITIL
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (37.50%) Office 365
5 6 (37.50%) Citrix
6 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
7 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (25.00%) Finance
7 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (18.75%) SLA
8 3 (18.75%) VBA
8 3 (18.75%) Banking
8 3 (18.75%) Smartphone
8 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
8 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
9 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
9 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
9 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
9 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
9 2 (12.50%) assyst

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 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Smartphone
2 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows 10
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.25%) Linux
7 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) CRM
3 2 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
2 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) VMware