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 5 May 2016 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 83 75 68
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 13 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.86% 0.82% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.86% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Median daily rate £400 £225 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -27.41%
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+15.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
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 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
1437 1397 1181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.36% 95.49% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 778 670
Median daily rate £400 £360 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 25 35
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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 5 May 2016.

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 5 May 2016, 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 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
4 11 (45.83%) Finance
5 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (33.33%) Citrix
7 7 (29.17%) SCOM
8 6 (25.00%) NetScaler
8 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 6 (25.00%) VMware
8 6 (25.00%) Banking
8 6 (25.00%) ITIL
9 5 (20.83%) Client/Server
9 5 (20.83%) VBScript
9 5 (20.83%) DHCP
9 5 (20.83%) DNS
9 5 (20.83%) Cisco
9 5 (20.83%) Genesys
9 5 (20.83%) Application Packaging
9 5 (20.83%) WSUS
9 5 (20.83%) VMware ESX
9 5 (20.83%) Clustering
9 5 (20.83%) AppSense
9 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
9 5 (20.83%) XenApp
9 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
9 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
10 4 (16.67%) Verint
10 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012

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 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) JBoss
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 5 (20.83%) DHCP
2 5 (20.83%) DNS
3 4 (16.67%) LDAP
4 3 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (4.17%) WAN
5 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.17%) Wireshark
5 1 (4.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Fiddler
General
1 11 (45.83%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Client/Server
1 5 (20.83%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) CMDB
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Application Packaging
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 3 (12.50%) WFM
4 3 (12.50%) Workforce Optimisation
5 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.33%) Release Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
1 5 (20.83%) VBScript
2 1 (4.17%) C
2 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) VMware ESX
2 5 (20.83%) XenApp
2 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
3 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (4.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) SCOM
2 5 (20.83%) WSUS
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (12.50%) SCCM
4 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 8 (33.33%) Citrix
3 6 (25.00%) VMware
4 5 (20.83%) AppSense
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco
4 5 (20.83%) Genesys
5 4 (16.67%) Verint
6 1 (4.17%) Avaya
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec