The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Edinburgh region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 66 63 53
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 18 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.41% 0.39% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 0.41% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£190 £90 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.11% -56.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £90 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £90 £214
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £225 £220
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 £13.00 £16.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -19.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.00 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.00 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.03 £15.76 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.66% +5.06%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1207 974 961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.52% 95.21% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 451 444
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 17
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £27.20 £23.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 19 (59.38%) SC Cleared
1 19 (59.38%) Security Cleared
2 17 (53.13%) Windows
3 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 9 (28.13%) MS Office
5 8 (25.00%) Citrix
6 7 (21.88%) Windows Vista
6 7 (21.88%) Software Deployment
7 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 5 (15.63%) SCCM
9 4 (12.50%) SLA
9 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
9 4 (12.50%) SQL
9 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
10 3 (9.38%) Lumension
10 3 (9.38%) CA
10 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
10 3 (9.38%) Migration
10 3 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (9.38%) AppSense
11 2 (6.25%) VMware
11 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (6.25%) Finance
11 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (6.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
11 2 (6.25%) PeopleSoft
11 2 (6.25%) Web Services
11 2 (6.25%) Cisco
11 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
11 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
1 1 (3.13%) WLAN
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Informix
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.13%) Replication
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Vista
4 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Software Deployment
2 3 (9.38%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Java
2 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (59.38%) SC Cleared
1 19 (59.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) CCNA
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Citrix
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) CA
3 3 (9.38%) AppSense
3 3 (9.38%) Lumension
4 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle
5 1 (3.13%) ClickSoftware Technologies