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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 87 91 61
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 40 23 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.44% 0.92% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 0.98% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 15
Average daily rate
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£125 £275 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.54% +71.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £91 £90 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £305 £251
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £230 £245
% change year-on-year
-8.69% -6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 14
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £16.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -20.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.20 £21.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
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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
2572 2341 2439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.29% 93.83% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 1139 1111
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 83 107
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 2014. 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
Aberdeen +10 11 £110 -51.64% 1
Edinburgh -9 11 £130 -40.90% 5
North Lanarkshire - 7 - -
Glasgow -13 5 £93 -62.23% 3
Fife +4 2 - -
West Lothian - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Stirling - - - - 1
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - - 2
Support Engineer
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Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 55 (66.27%) Windows
2 26 (31.33%) Security Cleared
3 25 (30.12%) SC Cleared
4 24 (28.92%) Windows 7
4 24 (28.92%) Active Directory
5 23 (27.71%) Microsoft
6 21 (25.30%) MS Office
7 19 (22.89%) Windows XP
8 14 (16.87%) SCCM
9 13 (15.66%) HP
10 12 (14.46%) SLA
10 12 (14.46%) Cisco
11 11 (13.25%) Firewall
11 11 (13.25%) VMware
12 10 (12.05%) Windows Vista
12 10 (12.05%) Citrix
13 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (9.64%) SQL
14 8 (9.64%) MS Excel
15 7 (8.43%) Linux
15 7 (8.43%) MS Exchange
15 7 (8.43%) Fortinet
15 7 (8.43%) Data Management
15 7 (8.43%) VLAN
15 7 (8.43%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (8.43%) Software Deployment
16 6 (7.23%) Oracle
16 6 (7.23%) Java

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 7 (8.43%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 21 (25.30%) MS Office
2 8 (9.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.25%) Firewall
2 7 (8.43%) VLAN
3 5 (6.02%) VPN
4 4 (4.82%) LAN
4 4 (4.82%) WAN
5 3 (3.61%) Wireless
6 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.41%) Internet
6 2 (2.41%) VoIP
7 1 (1.20%) DNS
7 1 (1.20%) SSL
7 1 (1.20%) WLAN
7 1 (1.20%) DHCP
7 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.20%) SNMP
7 1 (1.20%) SAN
7 1 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.20%) Network Security
7 1 (1.20%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (1.20%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.02%) PDA
3 2 (2.41%) e-Health
3 2 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.41%) CMDB
4 1 (1.20%) Firmware
4 1 (1.20%) Replication
4 1 (1.20%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 55 (66.27%) Windows
2 24 (28.92%) Windows 7
3 19 (22.89%) Windows XP
4 10 (12.05%) Windows Vista
5 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (8.43%) Linux
8 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.41%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.41%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.20%) UNIX
10 1 (1.20%) AIX
10 1 (1.20%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (8.43%) Data Management
1 7 (8.43%) Software Deployment
2 5 (6.02%) Change Management
3 3 (3.61%) Migration
4 2 (2.41%) Performance Management
4 2 (2.41%) Configuration Management
4 2 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (2.41%) ITIL
5 1 (1.20%) Service Management
5 1 (1.20%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.20%) Fault Management
5 1 (1.20%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (1.20%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.20%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.64%) SQL
2 6 (7.23%) Java
2 6 (7.23%) Perl
3 4 (4.82%) PHP
4 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (31.33%) Security Cleared
2 25 (30.12%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.41%) MCP
5 2 (2.41%) CCNP
5 2 (2.41%) CCNA
6 1 (1.20%) CCSP
6 1 (1.20%) MCSE
6 1 (1.20%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.46%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (28.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.43%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.20%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (16.87%) SCCM
2 1 (1.20%) Netcool
2 1 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.20%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.20%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.20%) WSUS
2 1 (1.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (27.71%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.66%) HP
3 12 (14.46%) Cisco
4 11 (13.25%) VMware
5 10 (12.05%) Citrix
6 7 (8.43%) Fortinet
7 6 (7.23%) Oracle
8 5 (6.02%) Compaq
8 5 (6.02%) Dell
8 5 (6.02%) ServiceNow
9 3 (3.61%) CA
9 3 (3.61%) Apple
9 3 (3.61%) Symantec
9 3 (3.61%) AppSense
9 3 (3.61%) Lumension
10 2 (2.41%) Capita
10 2 (2.41%) McAfee
10 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.20%) IBM
11 1 (1.20%) CommVault
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