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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 75 69 66
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 12 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.85% 0.84% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.87% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 6
Average daily rate £275 £160 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -25.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £136 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £374 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.77 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.09
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.71%
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
1352 1258 1142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.95% 95.88% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 685 565
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.02 £24.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £47.50 £95.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (76.47%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
4 8 (47.06%) SCOM
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
6 6 (35.29%) Finance
6 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
7 5 (29.41%) AppSense
7 5 (29.41%) Citrix
7 5 (29.41%) DHCP
7 5 (29.41%) DNS
8 4 (23.53%) LDAP
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (23.53%) ITIL
8 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
8 4 (23.53%) Migration
8 4 (23.53%) Banking
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
9 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
9 3 (17.65%) XenApp
9 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop
9 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
9 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
9 3 (17.65%) Application Packaging
9 3 (17.65%) WSUS
9 3 (17.65%) VMware

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) JBoss
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) DHCP
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
2 4 (23.53%) LDAP
3 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (5.88%) Firewall
4 1 (5.88%) LAN
4 1 (5.88%) PBX
4 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
4 1 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (5.88%) Java EE
1 1 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
1 3 (17.65%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) CMDB
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 2 (11.76%) Unix
7 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
1 4 (23.53%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Application Packaging
2 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.76%) Release Management
4 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Product Management
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
1 3 (17.65%) VBScript
2 2 (11.76%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
2 3 (17.65%) XenApp
2 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) SCOM
2 3 (17.65%) WSUS
3 2 (11.76%) SCCM
4 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
4 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) AppSense
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) Genesys
5 1 (5.88%) Avaya
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec
5 1 (5.88%) Verint