The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 72 68 58
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 8 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.58% 0.71% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.77% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£145 £120 £148
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £107 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £349 £154
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £200 £248
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -19.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £12.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
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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 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
1307 1039 679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.54% 92.36% 93.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 703 529 309
Average daily rate £390 £365 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% +7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 22
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.35 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.84% -1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £19.30 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) Windows
3 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 8 (44.44%) LAN
4 8 (44.44%) VMware
5 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (33.33%) VoIP
6 6 (33.33%) WAN
6 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 5 (27.78%) MS Office
7 5 (27.78%) Internet
7 5 (27.78%) Firewall
7 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
8 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
8 4 (22.22%) Backup Exec
8 4 (22.22%) Symantec
8 4 (22.22%) MCP
8 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
8 4 (22.22%) Nortel
8 4 (22.22%) Citrix
9 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
10 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
10 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
10 2 (11.11%) Migration
10 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (11.11%) SCCM
10 2 (11.11%) SCOM
10 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) LAN
2 6 (33.33%) VoIP
2 6 (33.33%) WAN
2 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 5 (27.78%) Internet
3 5 (27.78%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) VLAN
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security
4 1 (5.56%) NAS
4 1 (5.56%) VPN
4 1 (5.56%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) iPad
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) PDA
2 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (5.56%) UNIX
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Migration
1 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity Management
2 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
2 1 (5.56%) Change Management
2 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
2 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) MCP
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) VMware
3 4 (22.22%) Symantec
3 4 (22.22%) Nortel
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Apple
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle