Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Specialist was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

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.

Application Specialist
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 107 131
Rank change year-on-year -18 +24 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Specialist 4 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.14% 0.16% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £331 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.75% -26.39% -
10th Percentile £375 £314 £347
90th Percentile £425 £343 £538
Scotland median daily rate £400 £338 £425
% change year-on-year +18.52% -20.59% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 2,773 1,783 2,749
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.05% 95.91% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,638 1,102 1,489
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £273 £250 £270
90th Percentile £550 £550 £575
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 16
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +3.50% -15.88%
10th Percentile £10.69 £13.53 £11.63
90th Percentile £45.83 £52.09 £50.63
Scotland median hourly rate £16.76 £17.32 £30.21
% change year-on-year -3.23% -42.66% +65.51%

Applications Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Applications Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Specialist in Edinburgh

Applications Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Applications Specialist in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Specialist in Edinburgh

Applications Specialist Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, Applications Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Applications Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) InstallShield
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) BitLocker
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Applications Specialist 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware