The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 99 96 82
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 39 40 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.56% 1.25% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 1.31% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 20
Median daily rate £281 £180 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% +24.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £102 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £330 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £208 £213
% change year-on-year
+25.30% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 18
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £18.75 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
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
2360 3046 2616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.10% 95.13% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1370 1540 1383
Median daily rate £350 £353 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% -2.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 72 63
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.28 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 July 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 +5 13 £165 -18.51% 1
Renfrewshire - 12 £294 -
Fife - 4 £275 - 1
Glasgow +3 3 £413 +43.47%
North Lanarkshire +11 2 £218 -
Falkirk - 2 £88 -
Aberdeen -2 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (45.59%) Windows
2 25 (36.76%) Active Directory
3 23 (33.82%) ITIL
4 22 (32.35%) Microsoft
5 19 (27.94%) SQL Server
6 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (22.06%) Windows 7
8 13 (19.12%) Windows Server
8 13 (19.12%) Citrix
9 12 (17.65%) NetScaler
10 11 (16.18%) SQL
10 11 (16.18%) VMware
11 10 (14.71%) Cisco
11 10 (14.71%) Release Management
12 9 (13.24%) PowerShell
12 9 (13.24%) XenApp
12 9 (13.24%) XenDesktop
13 8 (11.76%) VMware ESX
13 8 (11.76%) Finance
13 8 (11.76%) VBScript
13 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
13 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
13 8 (11.76%) Application Packaging
14 7 (10.29%) WSUS
14 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (10.29%) Data Structures
14 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (10.29%) Java
14 7 (10.29%) MS Excel

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 (4.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.47%) Apache
3 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.47%) IIS
3 1 (1.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Global One
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.65%) NetScaler
2 5 (7.35%) DNS
3 4 (5.88%) DHCP
3 4 (5.88%) LAN
3 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.41%) Firewall
4 3 (4.41%) IPsec
4 3 (4.41%) OSPF
5 2 (2.94%) BGP
5 2 (2.94%) Broadband
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (2.94%) Internet
5 2 (2.94%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.94%) WAN
6 1 (1.47%) 802.11
6 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.47%) HSRP
6 1 (1.47%) PABX
6 1 (1.47%) SMTP
6 1 (1.47%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.94%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.47%) UniData
General
1 8 (11.76%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Banking
3 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.47%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) jQuery
1 5 (7.35%) XML
2 3 (4.41%) .NET
3 1 (1.47%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.47%) CSS
3 1 (1.47%) HTML
3 1 (1.47%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Clustering
1 7 (10.29%) Data Structures
2 6 (8.82%) Client/Server
3 5 (7.35%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 31 (45.59%) Windows
2 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (22.06%) Windows 7
4 13 (19.12%) Windows Server
5 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.82%) Linux
6 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (7.35%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.94%) Unix
9 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (33.82%) ITIL
2 10 (14.71%) Release Management
3 8 (11.76%) Application Packaging
4 7 (10.29%) Configuration Management
5 5 (7.35%) ITIL V3
6 4 (5.88%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.41%) Test Scripting
7 3 (4.41%) WFM
7 3 (4.41%) Workforce Optimisation
8 2 (2.94%) Change Management
8 2 (2.94%) Migration
8 2 (2.94%) Process Improvement
8 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.94%) Software Delivery
9 1 (1.47%) Analytics
9 1 (1.47%) Capacity Management
9 1 (1.47%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.47%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.47%) Security Management
9 1 (1.47%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) SQL
2 9 (13.24%) PowerShell
3 8 (11.76%) VBScript
4 7 (10.29%) Java
5 6 (8.82%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.35%) C#
7 3 (4.41%) C
7 3 (4.41%) C++
7 3 (4.41%) VB
7 3 (4.41%) VB.NET
7 3 (4.41%) VB6
7 3 (4.41%) VBA
8 1 (1.47%) Perl
8 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.88%) CCNA
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.94%) CCNP
5 2 (2.94%) MCP
6 1 (1.47%) CCA
6 1 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.47%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.47%) MCSA
6 1 (1.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (36.76%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.24%) XenApp
2 9 (13.24%) XenDesktop
3 8 (11.76%) VMware ESX
4 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.94%) XenServer
7 1 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.47%) Firmware
7 1 (1.47%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Clustering
1 7 (10.29%) WSUS
2 5 (7.35%) SCCM
3 3 (4.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.41%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.94%) SCOM
5 1 (1.47%) Control-M
5 1 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 22 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.12%) Citrix
3 11 (16.18%) VMware
4 10 (14.71%) Cisco
5 7 (10.29%) NetApp
6 5 (7.35%) Verint
7 4 (5.88%) Genesys
8 3 (4.41%) ILOG
8 3 (4.41%) Intel Security
9 2 (2.94%) Siemens
10 1 (1.47%) Altiris
10 1 (1.47%) Avaya
10 1 (1.47%) CA
10 1 (1.47%) F5
10 1 (1.47%) Oracle
10 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.47%) Remedy
10 1 (1.47%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.47%) SunGard
10 1 (1.47%) Symantec