Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 17 October 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 Support
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 123 112
Rank change year-on-year +1 -11 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 16 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.54% 0.43% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.45% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 9
Edinburgh median daily rate £250 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.93% -3.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £133 £288 £204
90th Percentile £475 £365 £415
Scotland median daily rate £275 £338 £338
% change year-on-year -18.52% - +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year -4.92% -7.58% -

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 2,840 2,696 2,235
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.49% 96.11% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,456 1,573 1,293
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £255 £257
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 19 28
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -12.39% +5.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.36 £11.35
90th Percentile £42.48 £36.68 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +12.82% -2.50%

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018, Applications Support 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 Support in the job title.

1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (18.75%) Unix
5 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 3 (18.75%) XML
5 3 (18.75%) Swing
5 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (18.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (18.75%) Change Management
5 3 (18.75%) Financial Institution
5 3 (18.75%) Data Management
5 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
5 3 (18.75%) HTML
5 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Low Latency
5 3 (18.75%) Data Structures
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (18.75%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (12.50%) Software Distribution
6 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (12.50%) XenApp

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Financial Institution
3 2 (12.50%) Publishing
4 1 (6.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) HTML
1 3 (18.75%) Swing
1 3 (18.75%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
2 1 (6.25%) RESTful
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Structures
1 3 (18.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (18.75%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Equities
2 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Change Management
1 3 (18.75%) Data Management
1 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
1 3 (18.75%) Low Latency
1 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
2 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Software Distribution
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.25%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) ITSM
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
4 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (12.50%) XenApp
1 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
1 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Apple
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Charles River