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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 73 62 48
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 10 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.70% 1.68% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 1.79% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
Average daily rate
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£191 £155 £144
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.38% +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £131 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £279 £165
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £200 £240
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £12.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +41.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +5.00%
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
1343 1119 778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.51% 93.72% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 672 331
Average daily rate £360 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 10
Average hourly rate £11.50 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.23% +35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
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 22 May 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (40.00%) VMware
4 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (30.00%) MS Office
6 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (25.00%) LAN
7 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (25.00%) Migration
8 4 (20.00%) DNS
8 4 (20.00%) WAN
8 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (15.00%) SCCM
9 3 (15.00%) DHCP
9 3 (15.00%) Internet
9 3 (15.00%) Symantec
9 3 (15.00%) VoIP
9 3 (15.00%) LDAP
9 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (15.00%) MCP
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (15.00%) Firewall
10 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
10 2 (10.00%) Nortel
10 2 (10.00%) Citrix

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.00%) Lync
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) LAN
2 4 (20.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) WAN
2 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.00%) DHCP
3 3 (15.00%) Internet
3 3 (15.00%) VoIP
3 3 (15.00%) LDAP
3 3 (15.00%) Firewall
4 2 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security
5 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.00%) SAN
5 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.00%) iPhone
1 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.00%) GIS
1 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (10.00%) Android
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (5.00%) AIX
7 1 (5.00%) Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
7 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) MCP
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) HND
2 1 (5.00%) MCSA
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) BitLocker
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (10.00%) WSUS
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Symantec
4 2 (10.00%) Nortel
4 2 (10.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) MobileIron
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) McAfee