The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 108 90 86
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 26 38 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.78% 1.36% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.47% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 11
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£180 £125 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £97 £91 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £294 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £206 £228
% change year-on-year
+0.60% -9.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 5
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £9.90 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £22.65 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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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
3091 2581 2299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.85% 92.34% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1606 1316 1111
Average daily rate £371 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 51 83
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +22.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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 Support Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 September 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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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 - 6 - -
Aberdeen 0 5 £180 +63.63%
Edinburgh -22 5 £246 +89.42% 2
North Lanarkshire -10 4 - -
Glasgow +3 2 £288 +210.69%
West Lothian - 2 £300 -
Dundee - 1 £95 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £98 -
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Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 43 (70.49%) Windows
2 29 (47.54%) Windows 7
3 26 (42.62%) Active Directory
3 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
4 23 (37.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (34.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (29.51%) VMware
7 14 (22.95%) SCCM
7 14 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (22.95%) Windows XP
8 13 (21.31%) MS Exchange
9 12 (19.67%) Cisco
9 12 (19.67%) MS Office
10 11 (18.03%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (18.03%) Symantec
11 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
11 10 (16.39%) SLA
11 10 (16.39%) Client/Server
11 10 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (13.11%) ITIL
13 8 (13.11%) Backup Exec
13 8 (13.11%) Office 365
14 7 (11.48%) Migration
14 7 (11.48%) VoIP
14 7 (11.48%) HP
14 7 (11.48%) CommVault
15 6 (9.84%) Remedy
15 6 (9.84%) Adobe
15 6 (9.84%) Dell

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 13 (21.31%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.92%) Lync
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (19.67%) MS Office
2 10 (16.39%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) VoIP
2 3 (4.92%) DHCP
2 3 (4.92%) VPN
2 3 (4.92%) DNS
3 2 (3.28%) SAN
3 2 (3.28%) Firewall
3 2 (3.28%) Wireless
3 2 (3.28%) IP Telephony
3 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.28%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (3.28%) Ethernet
3 2 (3.28%) WAN
3 2 (3.28%) LDAP
3 2 (3.28%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.92%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.64%) iPhone
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.64%) GIS
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 43 (70.49%) Windows
2 29 (47.54%) Windows 7
3 23 (37.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (34.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (22.95%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.56%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.92%) Linux
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.28%) AIX
8 2 (3.28%) UNIX
8 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.28%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.64%) Android
9 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.11%) ITIL
2 7 (11.48%) Migration
3 4 (6.56%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
4 2 (3.28%) ITIL V3
4 2 (3.28%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.28%) Time Management
4 2 (3.28%) Service Management
4 2 (3.28%) Change Management
4 2 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.64%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.64%) Data Protection
5 1 (1.64%) Database Tuning
5 1 (1.64%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.64%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (1.64%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) C
1 1 (1.64%) SQL
1 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.84%) MCSA
3 4 (6.56%) CCNA
3 4 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.56%) CCENT
3 4 (6.56%) MCSE
3 4 (6.56%) A+ Certification
3 4 (6.56%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (6.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (6.56%) ACSA
3 4 (6.56%) MCTS
3 4 (6.56%) MCITP
4 3 (4.92%) Degree
5 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.28%) MCP
6 1 (1.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.39%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (42.62%) Active Directory
2 14 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.92%) vSphere
4 2 (3.28%) XenApp
4 2 (3.28%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.64%) vCloud
5 1 (1.64%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 14 (22.95%) SCCM
2 11 (18.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (13.11%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.92%) WSUS
5 2 (3.28%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.64%) SCOM
6 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
2 18 (29.51%) VMware
3 12 (19.67%) Cisco
4 11 (18.03%) Symantec
5 7 (11.48%) HP
5 7 (11.48%) CommVault
6 6 (9.84%) Dell
6 6 (9.84%) Adobe
6 6 (9.84%) Remedy
7 4 (6.56%) Apple
8 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.28%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.28%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.28%) Riverbed
8 2 (3.28%) Imperva
8 2 (3.28%) F5
8 2 (3.28%) EMC
8 2 (3.28%) Citrix
8 2 (3.28%) Nokia
8 2 (3.28%) McAfee