Period
to 15 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 15 January 2019.

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.

IT Support
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 113 97
Rank change year-on-year +4 -16 +31
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 25 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.95% 0.67% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.70% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 7
Edinburgh median daily rate £125 £105 £119
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -11.76% -4.80%
10th Percentile £114 £90 £110
90th Percentile £185 £143 £237
Scotland median daily rate £140 £125 £128
% change year-on-year +12.00% -1.96% +15.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £13.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -2.80% -
10th Percentile £16.50 £11.52 £10.49
90th Percentile £17.50 £14.33 £15.35
Scotland median hourly rate £12.50 £14.33 £10.00
% change year-on-year -12.77% +43.30% -25.93%

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 2,491 2,733 1,684
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 95.96% 96.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,308 1,607 1,025
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.82%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £553 £538
Scotland median daily rate £405 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +4.52% +6.90% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 37
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -23.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.40 £10.61 £13.48
90th Percentile £44.93 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.32
% change year-on-year - +9.70% -17.52%

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in Edinburgh

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in Edinburgh

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (24.00%) Office 365
7 5 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
8 4 (16.00%) Finance
8 4 (16.00%) SLA
8 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
8 4 (16.00%) Smartphone
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (12.00%) Data Structures
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
9 3 (12.00%) XML
9 3 (12.00%) SQL
9 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
9 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (12.00%) LAN
9 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (12.00%) VPN
9 3 (12.00%) ITSM
9 3 (12.00%) Data Management
10 2 (8.00%) Charles River
10 2 (8.00%) XPath

IT 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 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) thinkFolio
2 1 (4.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) LAN
1 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (12.00%) VPN
2 1 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) XML
2 2 (8.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Smartphone
2 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (8.00%) iPad
3 2 (8.00%) iPhone
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) CMDB
4 1 (4.00%) Social Media
4 1 (4.00%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.00%) Android
6 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.00%) Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 5 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (12.00%) Data Management
2 3 (12.00%) ITSM
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) Analytics
4 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.00%) Change Management
4 1 (4.00%) Disk Encryption
4 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.00%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
1 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (8.00%) XPath
3 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) MCP
1 1 (4.00%) MCSE
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.00%) MOS
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
2 2 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Charles River
2 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.00%) Apple
3 1 (4.00%) Mitel