The median contractor rate for a Support Analyst was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 29 June 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.

Support Analyst
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 86 69
Rank change year-on-year +14 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 11 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.89% 0.88% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.92% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 7
Median daily rate £150 £148 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +5.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £208 £235 £230
% change year-on-year -11.70% +2.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00

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 1185 1299 1366
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.19% 95.58% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2180 2477 2628
Median daily rate £375 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £263 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 41
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.81 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £52.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Analyst in Edinburgh

Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Analyst in Edinburgh

Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Analyst in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Support Analyst 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 Support Analyst in the job title.

1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (27.78%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) SLA
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 3 (16.67%) HP
6 3 (16.67%) Citrix
6 3 (16.67%) Virtual Team
7 2 (11.11%) DameWare
7 2 (11.11%) SQL
7 2 (11.11%) Linux
7 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
7 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) iPhone
7 2 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (11.11%) iPad
7 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.11%) Validation
8 1 (5.56%) VLE
8 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (5.56%) CMDB
8 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (5.56%) Mitel

Support Analyst 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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Virtual Team
2 2 (11.11%) iPad
2 2 (11.11%) iPhone
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) CMDB
3 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.56%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.11%) Quality Management
2 2 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.56%) Break/Fix
3 1 (5.56%) Chat Support
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (5.56%) MVC
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
2 2 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) DameWare
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Citrix
2 3 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Lotus
3 1 (5.56%) Mitel
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle