Period
to 24 August 2019

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £120 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 24 August 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
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 115 106
Rank change year-on-year +21 -9 +12
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 24 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.06% 0.75% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.78% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 6
Edinburgh median daily rate £120 £129 £108
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.87% +19.86% -10.42%
10th Percentile £105 £108 £90
90th Percentile £161 £256 £116
Scotland median daily rate £115 £125 £115
% change year-on-year -8.00% +8.70% -8.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - £22.50
Scotland median hourly rate £15.10 £11.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +31.30% -48.89% +104.55%

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 2,149 2,819 2,345
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.92% 95.69% 96.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,132 1,535 1,380
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £256 £256
90th Percentile £588 £556 £550
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 48 23
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.43 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.51% -6.11% -2.28%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.47 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.55 £35.53 £43.39
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -27.08% +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 24 August 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 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
3 10 (41.67%) Windows 10
3 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (29.17%) Office 365
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
6 5 (20.83%) Public Sector
7 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (12.50%) SCCM
8 3 (12.50%) ITIL
9 2 (8.33%) User Experience
9 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (8.33%) SLA
9 2 (8.33%) Time Management
9 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
9 2 (8.33%) ITSM
10 1 (4.17%) Information Security
10 1 (4.17%) Retail
10 1 (4.17%) Data Management
10 1 (4.17%) assyst
10 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
10 1 (4.17%) Biotechnology
10 1 (4.17%) German Language
10 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
10 1 (4.17%) Android
10 1 (4.17%) MCP

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 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) LAN
1 1 (4.17%) Skype
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
1 1 (4.17%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Hudson
General
1 5 (20.83%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.17%) German Language
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.33%) User Experience
1 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.17%) Biotechnology
2 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows 10
3 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) Android
6 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.17%) Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.33%) ITSM
3 2 (8.33%) Time Management
4 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.17%) Data Management
4 1 (4.17%) Information Security
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.17%) Line Management
4 1 (4.17%) Preventative Maintenance
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.17%) MCP
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow