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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 78 80 67
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 17 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.25% 0.55% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 0.58% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Median daily rate £400 £158 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+153.96% -17.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £105 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £353 £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £215 £213
% change year-on-year
+27.90% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 14
Median hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £16.60 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.86% +7.09%
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
1299 1373 1246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.80% 95.15% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 716 744
Median daily rate £388 £356 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 33
Median hourly rate £29.16 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.78% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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
1 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (41.67%) Citrix
4 10 (41.67%) VMware
5 9 (37.50%) VMware ESX
5 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 9 (37.50%) NetScaler
6 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 8 (33.33%) WSUS
6 8 (33.33%) XenApp
6 8 (33.33%) XenDesktop
6 8 (33.33%) VBScript
6 8 (33.33%) Finance
7 7 (29.17%) Clustering
7 7 (29.17%) Application Packaging
7 7 (29.17%) NetApp
7 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (25.00%) Client/Server
9 5 (20.83%) Cisco
9 5 (20.83%) ITIL
10 4 (16.67%) Genesys
10 4 (16.67%) Banking
10 4 (16.67%) Verint
11 3 (12.50%) Workforce Optimisation
11 3 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM

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 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.17%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) NetScaler
2 3 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (8.33%) DHCP
3 2 (8.33%) DNS
3 2 (8.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Clustering
2 6 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.17%) Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Unix
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Application Packaging
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 3 (12.50%) WFM
3 3 (12.50%) Workforce Optimisation
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.17%) Release Management
5 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.17%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 8 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (4.17%) C
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CCA
2 1 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (37.50%) VMware ESX
3 8 (33.33%) XenApp
3 8 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 6 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (8.33%) XenServer
7 1 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (4.17%) MetaFrame
7 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) WSUS
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (12.50%) SCOM
4 2 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) Citrix
2 10 (41.67%) VMware
3 7 (29.17%) NetApp
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco
5 4 (16.67%) Genesys
5 4 (16.67%) Verint
6 1 (4.17%) Altiris
6 1 (4.17%) AppSense
6 1 (4.17%) Red Hat