Period
to 21 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Technician was £90 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 21 October 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 Technician
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 128 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 - +118
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.18% 0.089% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.092% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Edinburgh median daily rate £90 £85 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Scotland median daily rate £90 £99 -
% change year-on-year -8.86% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £14.66 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.08 £15.00 -
% change year-on-year -12.80% - -

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 2654 2168 3048
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 96.36% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1549 1244 1587
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £255 £250 £260
90th Percentile £538 £525 £518
Scotland median daily rate £380 £360 £363
% change year-on-year +5.56% -0.69% -2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 29
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.25 £17.41 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.39% +5.50% -8.33%
10th Percentile £10.38 £11.45 £10.40
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.38 £35.05
Scotland median hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +24.29% -12.50% +11.11%

Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Technician in Edinburgh

Support Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Technician in Edinburgh

Support Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Technician in Edinburgh

Support Technician Skill Set
Top 4 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 October 2017, Support Technician 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 Technician in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management

Support Technician 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:

Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) Disclosure Scotland