Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £105 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 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.

IT Support
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 89 127
Rank change year-on-year -34 +38 -12
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 18 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.62% 0.78% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.82% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 5
Edinburgh median daily rate £105 £119 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -4.80% -
10th Percentile £90 £110 £98
90th Percentile £143 £237 £138
Scotland median daily rate £125 £128 £110
% change year-on-year -1.96% +15.91% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £13.00 £13.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.80% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £14.33 £10.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +43.30% -25.93% -3.57%

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 2,780 1,715 2,905
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.06% 96.13% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,644 1,047 1,501
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
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%

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 18 January 2018, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 5 (27.78%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 3 (16.67%) VPN
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (16.67%) SCCM
6 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (16.67%) Office 365
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.11%) Fat Client
7 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 2 (11.11%) HP
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (11.11%) Thin Client
7 2 (11.11%) Terminal Services
7 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
8 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
8 1 (5.56%) Mitel
8 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
8 1 (5.56%) VMware
8 1 (5.56%) Intranet
8 1 (5.56%) Remedy

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 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) Intranet
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 2 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.56%) iPhone
2 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.56%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.56%) Android
6 1 (5.56%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
2 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) Network Architecture
3 1 (5.56%) Network Management
3 1 (5.56%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.56%) BitLocker
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Mitel
4 1 (5.56%) Remedy
4 1 (5.56%) VMware