The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had 2nd Line Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support Engineer
Rank 109 124 123
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 12 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.55% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.39% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £263 £200 £186
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £200 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £200 £205
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £173
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.07
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.65%
2nd Line Support Engineer
UK

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
2055 3041 2621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.44% 94.97% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1235 1586 1409
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 61 67
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

2nd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

2nd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +16 4 - -
Glasgow +6 3 £175 -12.50%
North Lanarkshire +7 2 - -
Fife - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £350 -
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2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 2nd Line Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Windows 7
3 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 6 (46.15%) Citrix
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
5 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
5 5 (38.46%) ITIL
5 5 (38.46%) SCCM
6 4 (30.77%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (30.77%) MCSA
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (23.08%) MCSE
7 3 (23.08%) MS Office
7 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
7 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
7 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
8 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
8 2 (15.38%) CCENT
8 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (15.38%) ACSA
8 2 (15.38%) MCTS
8 2 (15.38%) MCITP
8 2 (15.38%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (15.38%) Office 365
8 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
8 2 (15.38%) McAfee ePO

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
1 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Windows 7
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) MCSA
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (23.08%) MCSE
3 2 (15.38%) A+ Certification
3 2 (15.38%) ACSA
3 2 (15.38%) CCENT
3 2 (15.38%) CCNA
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (15.38%) MCITP
3 2 (15.38%) MCTS
3 2 (15.38%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (7.69%) MCP
4 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
2 2 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Apple
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) Intel Security
4 2 (15.38%) Sophos
4 2 (15.38%) Symantec