Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £115 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 126 111
Rank change year-on-year +30 -15 +2
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 17 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.75% 0.71% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.74% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 9
Edinburgh median daily rate £115 £120 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% -14.29% +15.46%
10th Percentile £99 £102 £110
90th Percentile £171 £376 £190
Scotland median daily rate £115 £123 £140
% change year-on-year -6.12% -12.50% +13.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.50% +20.00% -45.95%
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £12.00 £12.87
% change year-on-year +87.50% -6.76% -23.16%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2155 2707 2936
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.65% 95.82% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1313 1495 1593
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £250 £266 £255
90th Percentile £550 £550 £500
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 36
Edinburgh median hourly rate £19.00 £15.82 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.14% -8.32% -11.54%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.93 £9.50
90th Percentile £43.39 £48.49 £40.50
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +16.28% +13.16% +5.56%

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 20 July 2017, 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 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
4 4 (23.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (17.65%) Linux
5 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
5 3 (17.65%) Validation
5 3 (17.65%) Quality Management
5 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
5 3 (17.65%) Smartphone
5 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.76%) iPad
6 2 (11.76%) Office 365
6 2 (11.76%) CMDB
6 2 (11.76%) iPhone
6 2 (11.76%) DameWare
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
6 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
6 2 (11.76%) Virtual Team
7 1 (5.88%) Skype
7 1 (5.88%) CRM
7 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
7 1 (5.88%) SLA
7 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
7 1 (5.88%) ITIL

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 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (5.88%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Skype
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Smartphone
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) CMDB
2 2 (11.76%) iPad
2 2 (11.76%) iPhone
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Team
3 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
4 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Asset Management
1 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
1 3 (17.65%) Quality Management
1 3 (17.65%) Validation
2 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.88%) CRM
2 1 (5.88%) Data Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Migration
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Security Management
2 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) DameWare
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Adobe
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Lotus
2 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow