The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 71 81 72
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 2 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.24% 0.69% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.72% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Median daily rate £234 £275 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +71.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £185 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £350 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £238 £220
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
802 1385 1283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.58% 95.85% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 711 707
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 16
Median hourly rate £15.28 £15.25 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.19% -36.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £64.90 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Support Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 8 (50.00%) Citrix
3 8 (50.00%) Windows
4 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
5 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
5 6 (37.50%) MS Office
6 5 (31.25%) VMware
7 4 (25.00%) XenApp
7 4 (25.00%) XenServer
7 4 (25.00%) Wireless
7 4 (25.00%) IBM
8 3 (18.75%) SCCM
9 2 (12.50%) Banking
9 2 (12.50%) Finance
9 2 (12.50%) Service Management
9 2 (12.50%) ITIL
9 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (6.25%) Change Control
10 1 (6.25%) Office 365
10 1 (6.25%) Lumension
10 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
10 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
10 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
10 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (6.25%) Chat Support

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) MS Office
2 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL
1 2 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (6.25%) Change Control
2 1 (6.25%) Chat Support
2 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.25%) VBA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 4 (25.00%) XenApp
3 4 (25.00%) XenServer
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) IBM
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Lumension
5 1 (6.25%) Remedy
5 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
5 1 (6.25%) Sophos