Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 90 116
Rank change year-on-year -38 +26 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 17 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.58% 0.79% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.82% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 13
Edinburgh median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% - +30.00%
10th Percentile £303 £116 £226
90th Percentile £388 £408 £390
Scotland median daily rate £338 £290 £325
% change year-on-year +16.38% -10.77% +88.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £15.25 £16.20 -
% change year-on-year -5.84% - -

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 2,797 1,706 2,930
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.12% 96.06% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,654 1,049 1,514
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £250 £257
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 25
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.69 £13.47 £11.24
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £41.50
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £17.32 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.70% -17.52% +20.00%

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 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 19 January 2018, 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 15 (88.24%) SQL
2 10 (58.82%) .NET
3 9 (52.94%) PL/SQL
4 7 (41.18%) Finance
4 7 (41.18%) Asset Management
4 7 (41.18%) Oracle
5 6 (35.29%) C#
5 6 (35.29%) ITIL
6 5 (29.41%) MVC
7 4 (23.53%) Fixed Income
7 4 (23.53%) Equities
7 4 (23.53%) Charles River
7 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
7 4 (23.53%) thinkFolio
7 4 (23.53%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (23.53%) Investment Management
7 4 (23.53%) Time Management
7 4 (23.53%) FIX Protocol
7 4 (23.53%) Line Management
7 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
8 3 (17.65%) Kanban
8 3 (17.65%) Oracle Forms
8 3 (17.65%) Scrum
9 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
9 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (11.76%) Change Management
9 2 (11.76%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (11.76%) HP
9 2 (11.76%) Apache

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 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
1 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) thinkFolio
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
3 2 (11.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (11.76%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (11.76%) Node.js
3 2 (11.76%) React
3 2 (11.76%) Redux
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (23.53%) Equities
1 4 (23.53%) Fixed Income
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Asset Management
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
3 5 (29.41%) MVC
4 4 (23.53%) Electronic Trading
4 4 (23.53%) Investment Management
4 4 (23.53%) Line Management
4 4 (23.53%) Time Management
5 3 (17.65%) Kanban
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) Change Management
6 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 2 (11.76%) Release Management
7 1 (5.88%) Break/Fix
7 1 (5.88%) Fund Management
7 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (88.24%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) PL/SQL
3 6 (35.29%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) Java
4 2 (11.76%) Perl
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Charles River
3 2 (11.76%) AppDynamics
3 2 (11.76%) HP
3 2 (11.76%) Splunk
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft