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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 67 47 64
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 14 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.09% 1.06% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.14% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate £218 £171 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.56% -33.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.45 £12.42 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.49% -60.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.49 £12.42 £28.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £12.42 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1207 704 1121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.00% 93.49% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 301 555
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -35.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £30.17 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Support Engineer
Scotland

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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 7 (35.00%) Windows
1 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) SQL
3 4 (20.00%) MS Office
3 4 (20.00%) Finance
4 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (10.00%) Oracle
5 2 (10.00%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (10.00%) Web Services
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) MCP
5 2 (10.00%) Informix
5 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (10.00%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (10.00%) Change Management
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.00%) ClickSoftware Technologies
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Degree
5 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (10.00%) SCCM

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Informix
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) General Ledger
2 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL
1 2 (10.00%) Change Management
1 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (10.00%) MCP
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle
1 2 (10.00%) PeopleSoft
1 2 (10.00%) ClickSoftware Technologies
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.00%) CA
2 1 (5.00%) Informatica