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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 84 106 91
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 26 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.51% 1.16% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 1.24% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 15
Median daily rate £250 £196 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.38% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £112 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £293 £387
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £220
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 6
Median hourly rate £17.75 £25.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.00% +58.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £17.80 £13.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £32.20 £36.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -

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
1639 2422 2639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.18% 94.02% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 955 1296 1475
Median daily rate £370 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.26% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 32 61
Median hourly rate £17.32 £33.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.51% +109.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 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
Glasgow -7 6 £135 -40.65% 2
Aberdeen -4 3 - -
Edinburgh +9 2 £234 -15.00%
Fife -2 2 £290 +81.25%
North Lanarkshire -2 2 - -
Perth and Kinross - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
Dundee -2 1 - -
East Lothian - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £250 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £310 -
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 30 (52.63%) Windows
2 27 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 22 (38.60%) Active Directory
4 21 (36.84%) Windows 7
5 15 (26.32%) VMware
6 10 (17.54%) SCCM
6 10 (17.54%) MS Exchange
7 9 (15.79%) LAN
8 8 (14.04%) MS Office
8 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
8 8 (14.04%) Wireless
8 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
8 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
9 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
9 7 (12.28%) Office 365
9 7 (12.28%) Hyper-V
9 7 (12.28%) Citrix
9 7 (12.28%) Cisco
10 6 (10.53%) Unix
10 6 (10.53%) ITIL
10 6 (10.53%) Linux
10 6 (10.53%) WAN
10 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (8.77%) Finance
11 5 (8.77%) Network Design
11 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP

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 10 (17.54%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
1 8 (14.04%) MS Office
2 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Office 365
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) LAN
2 8 (14.04%) Wireless
3 6 (10.53%) WAN
4 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.26%) BGP
5 3 (5.26%) DHCP
5 3 (5.26%) DNS
5 3 (5.26%) Internet
5 3 (5.26%) MPLS
5 3 (5.26%) Multicast
5 3 (5.26%) OSPF
5 3 (5.26%) SNMP
5 3 (5.26%) VoIP
6 2 (3.51%) BIG-IP
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.51%) Intranet
6 2 (3.51%) SSL
6 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
2 2 (3.51%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) French Language
3 1 (1.75%) Military
3 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.51%) CMDB
1 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.75%) Handset
2 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (52.63%) Windows
2 21 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
5 6 (10.53%) Linux
5 6 (10.53%) Unix
5 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.02%) Windows 10
7 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.51%) CatOS
8 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.75%) Android
9 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.53%) ITIL
2 5 (8.77%) Network Design
3 3 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (5.26%) QMS
3 3 (5.26%) Service Management
4 2 (3.51%) Change Control
4 2 (3.51%) Chat Support
4 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
4 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.51%) Migration
4 2 (3.51%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.51%) Project Management
4 2 (3.51%) Quality Management
4 2 (3.51%) Release Management
4 2 (3.51%) Software Delivery
5 1 (1.75%) Change Management
5 1 (1.75%) CRM
5 1 (1.75%) ERP
5 1 (1.75%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) C
2 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.75%) Java
3 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
1 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.26%) CCNA
3 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.51%) CCIE
4 2 (3.51%) CCNP
4 2 (3.51%) CCSA
4 2 (3.51%) JNCIA
4 2 (3.51%) MCP
4 2 (3.51%) MCSA
4 2 (3.51%) MCTS
5 1 (1.75%) CCENT
5 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.75%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (38.60%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.28%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (5.26%) XenApp
4 3 (5.26%) XenServer
5 2 (3.51%) Firmware
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.75%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.75%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.75%) WMI
3 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 15 (26.32%) VMware
3 7 (12.28%) Cisco
3 7 (12.28%) Citrix
4 5 (8.77%) HP
5 3 (5.26%) IBM
6 2 (3.51%) Apple
6 2 (3.51%) Aruba
6 2 (3.51%) BT
6 2 (3.51%) F5
6 2 (3.51%) Riverbed
6 2 (3.51%) Siemens
7 1 (1.75%) CommVault
7 1 (1.75%) Intel
7 1 (1.75%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.75%) Lumension
7 1 (1.75%) Remedy
7 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.75%) Sophos
7 1 (1.75%) Xerox