The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 6 10 25
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 9 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 16.98% 9.68% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.75% 9.89% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 2
Average daily rate
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£115 £100 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £100 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £130 £192
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
- -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £33.00 £15.25 £15.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.39% -3.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Support Engineer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48 91 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 90.57% 97.85% 90.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 37 77
Average daily rate £200 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £130 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £426 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 5
Average hourly rate £29.17 £16.00 £14.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.31% +7.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £13.60 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £140.00 £15.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Engineer across the Aberdeen region.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer across the Aberdeen region.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title.

1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) LAN
2 5 (38.46%) Remedy
3 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) F5
4 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (23.08%) Network Design
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Vista
4 3 (23.08%) CMDB
4 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (23.08%) Release Management
4 3 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000
4 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 3 (23.08%) MS Office
4 3 (23.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) Dell
5 2 (15.38%) Adobe
6 1 (7.69%) VCP4

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) LAN
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (23.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) CMDB
1 3 (23.08%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Vista
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
1 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
1 3 (23.08%) Project Management
1 3 (23.08%) Network Design
1 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
1 3 (23.08%) Release Management
2 1 (7.69%) Change Control
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C++
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
1 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) VCP4
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Remedy
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) F5
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) Adobe
4 2 (15.38%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) Dell
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