The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £236 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 83 79
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 3 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.53% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.55% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Median daily rate £236 £126 £178
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +87.12% -28.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £121 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £223 £216
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £160
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.44% -  

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 862 1446 1377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.73% 95.89% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 784 779
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 19
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 29 March 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 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) SCCM
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (16.67%) CMS
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (16.67%) WSUS
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
5 1 (16.67%) C#
5 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 1 (16.67%) CRM
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
5 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services

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 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Skype
1 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Change Control
1 1 (16.67%) CRM
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C#
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Remedy
2 1 (16.67%) Sophos
2 1 (16.67%) VMware