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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Second Line Support Engineer
Rank 128 128 115
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 8 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.25% 0.25% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.27% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£200 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £163 £138
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +17.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +30.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.50%
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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
2961 2553 2320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.53% 91.93% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1492 1345 1127
Average daily rate £355 £363 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +2.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 58 74
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.56 £11.50 £9.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £28.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lanarkshire - 4 - -
North Lanarkshire -10 2 - -
Glasgow +2 1 £200 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
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2nd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 11 (61.11%) Windows
3 10 (55.56%) VMware
4 9 (50.00%) MS Office
5 8 (44.44%) Symantec
5 8 (44.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (38.89%) Remedy
6 7 (38.89%) HP
6 7 (38.89%) Dell
6 7 (38.89%) Adobe
7 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (27.78%) Backup Exec
8 5 (27.78%) ITIL
8 5 (27.78%) Client/Server
8 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
9 4 (22.22%) SCCM
9 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
9 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
10 3 (16.67%) Cisco
10 3 (16.67%) MCSA
10 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
11 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
11 2 (11.11%) MCP
11 2 (11.11%) AIX
11 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
11 2 (11.11%) SLA

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 9 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
1 2 (11.11%) SAN
1 2 (11.11%) IP Telephony
1 2 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
6 2 (11.11%) AIX
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 2 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (16.67%) MCSA
3 2 (11.11%) MCP
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) MCSE
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
4 1 (5.56%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.56%) ACSA
4 1 (5.56%) MCTS
4 1 (5.56%) MCITP
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
4 1 (5.56%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Server
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (27.78%) Backup Exec
3 4 (22.22%) SCCM
4 2 (11.11%) WSUS
4 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 10 (55.56%) VMware
3 8 (44.44%) Symantec
4 7 (38.89%) Remedy
4 7 (38.89%) Adobe
4 7 (38.89%) HP
4 7 (38.89%) Dell
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco
6 2 (11.11%) McAfee
6 2 (11.11%) EMC
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix
7 1 (5.56%) Apple