The median contractor rate for a Technical Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 27 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.

Technical Support
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 97 86
Rank change year-on-year +19 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.081% 0.30% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.31% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £245 £250
% change year-on-year -26.53% -2.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.25 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -24.28% +25.00%  

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 1181 1287 1343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.17% 95.55% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 707 701
Median daily rate £375 £396 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.30% +11.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 18
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 £14.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Technical Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Technical Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support in Edinburgh

Technical Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support in Edinburgh

Technical Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support in Edinburgh

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Technical 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 Technical Support in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe
1 1 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (50.00%) Informatica
1 1 (50.00%) PowerCenter
1 1 (50.00%) DataStage
1 1 (50.00%) Ab Initio
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Tableau
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server

Technical 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe Campaign
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
1 1 (50.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (50.00%) DataStage
1 1 (50.00%) PowerCenter
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Ab Initio
1 1 (50.00%) Adobe
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Informatica
1 1 (50.00%) Tableau