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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 12 25 11
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 10 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 9.43% 2.69% 9.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.11% 2.97% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 3
Average daily rate
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£110 £228 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.64% +1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £117 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £293 £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £228 £245
% change year-on-year
-9.34% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £9.50 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
90 202 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 84.91% 90.58% 90.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 89 53
Average daily rate £310 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 14
Average hourly rate £17.50 £9.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco
4 7 (35.00%) Data Management
4 7 (35.00%) Firewall
4 7 (35.00%) VMware
4 7 (35.00%) VLAN
4 7 (35.00%) Fortinet
4 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (35.00%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (30.00%) SCCM
6 5 (25.00%) PDA
6 5 (25.00%) ServiceNow
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) HP
6 5 (25.00%) Compaq
6 5 (25.00%) Dell
6 5 (25.00%) VPN
6 5 (25.00%) MS Office
7 4 (20.00%) SLA
8 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
8 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (5.00%) CCNA
9 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) Firewall
1 7 (35.00%) VLAN
2 5 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) PDA
2 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Data Management
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL
2 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) CCNA
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (35.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco
1 7 (35.00%) VMware
1 7 (35.00%) Fortinet
2 5 (25.00%) ServiceNow
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) HP
2 5 (25.00%) Compaq
2 5 (25.00%) Dell