The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2nd Line Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support Engineer
Rank 117 109 113
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 10 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.20% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.22% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£186 £190 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £135 £145
% change year-on-year
+48.14% -6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -38.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+8.03% -5.08%
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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 Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2587 2305 2467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.06% 93.28% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1106 1163
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 89 119
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -18.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.33 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

2nd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

2nd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

2nd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer across the Scotland region.

2nd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

2nd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer across the Scotland region.

2nd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

2nd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited 2nd Line 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 2nd Line Support Engineer in their job title.

1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
5 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) MS Office
5 3 (23.08%) ITIL
5 3 (23.08%) Symantec
6 2 (15.38%) Nortel
6 2 (15.38%) Citrix
6 2 (15.38%) Apple
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (15.38%) Internet
6 2 (15.38%) Firewall
6 2 (15.38%) Wireless
6 2 (15.38%) Migration
6 2 (15.38%) MCP
6 2 (15.38%) LAN
6 2 (15.38%) VoIP
6 2 (15.38%) WAN
6 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
6 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (15.38%) SLA
6 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
6 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
6 2 (15.38%) Capita

2nd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited 2nd Line 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 2nd Line Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) Wireless
1 2 (15.38%) LAN
1 2 (15.38%) VoIP
1 2 (15.38%) WAN
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) DTS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (7.69%) iPhone
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCP
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Server
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.69%) Unicenter
2 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) Symantec
3 2 (15.38%) Nortel
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) Apple
3 2 (15.38%) Capita
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) EMC
4 1 (7.69%) CA
4 1 (7.69%) McAfee
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