The median contractor rate for a Applications Support was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 30 April 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.

Application Support
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 82 68
Rank change year-on-year +15 -14  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 6 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.60% 0.65% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.68% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Median daily rate £338 £365 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.53% -24.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £302 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £425 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £328 £280
% change year-on-year -0.76% +16.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £21.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year +90.69% +8.86%  

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 954 1466 1391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.78% 95.57% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 584 829 787
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 24
Median hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.23 £21.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Applications Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in Edinburgh

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in Edinburgh

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support in Edinburgh

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in Edinburgh

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, Applications 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 Applications Support in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) CMS
5 1 (8.33%) VLE
5 1 (8.33%) Adobe
5 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Adobe Campaign

Applications 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) MVC
3 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Fund Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Adobe
2 1 (8.33%) Blackboard
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle