The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Scotland region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 84 95 55
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 47 15 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.71% 0.61% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 0.65% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 4 17
Average daily rate
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£145 £183 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.54% +14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £90 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £293 £247
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £203 £218
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £15.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -18.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.74 £10.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.51 £20.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.54
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -0.24%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2532 2292 2432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.38% 93.74% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1322 1117 1130
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 £240 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 77 109
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £32.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Support Engineer
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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 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 1 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 1 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
Edinburgh -8 14 £190 +111.11% 2
Aberdeen +15 13 £110 -60.00% 1
North Lanarkshire - 7 - - 1
Glasgow -2 4 £216 - 3
South Ayrshire +2 1 £213 -
Fife - 1 - - 2
Aberdeenshire - - - - 2
Dundee - - - -
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Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 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 54 (61.36%) Windows
2 28 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 28 (31.82%) Security Cleared
3 27 (30.68%) SC Cleared
4 22 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 22 (25.00%) MS Office
5 21 (23.86%) Microsoft
6 19 (21.59%) Windows XP
7 14 (15.91%) SLA
7 14 (15.91%) HP
7 14 (15.91%) SCCM
8 13 (14.77%) Cisco
9 12 (13.64%) SQL
10 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 11 (12.50%) Citrix
10 11 (12.50%) Firewall
10 11 (12.50%) VMware
11 10 (11.36%) Windows Vista
11 10 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (9.09%) VLAN
13 8 (9.09%) Fortinet
13 8 (9.09%) Data Management
13 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (7.95%) Software Deployment
14 7 (7.95%) Linux
15 6 (6.82%) Oracle
15 6 (6.82%) Java
15 6 (6.82%) Perl

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 4 (4.55%) SharePoint
1 4 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.14%) WordPress
3 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (25.00%) MS Office
2 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.50%) Firewall
2 8 (9.09%) VLAN
3 5 (5.68%) VPN
4 4 (4.55%) LAN
5 3 (3.41%) Wireless
5 3 (3.41%) WAN
6 2 (2.27%) SAN
7 1 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.14%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (1.14%) Network Security
7 1 (1.14%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.14%) DNS
7 1 (1.14%) SSL
7 1 (1.14%) DHCP
7 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.14%) SNMP
7 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.14%) VoIP
7 1 (1.14%) WLAN
7 1 (1.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) Informix
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (1.14%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) PDA
2 3 (3.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.27%) e-Health
3 2 (2.27%) CMDB
4 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.14%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.14%) Replication
4 1 (1.14%) Firmware
4 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 54 (61.36%) Windows
2 22 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 19 (21.59%) Windows XP
4 10 (11.36%) Windows Vista
5 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (7.95%) Linux
8 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.14%) UNIX
10 1 (1.14%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.14%) AIX
10 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (9.09%) Data Management
2 7 (7.95%) Software Deployment
3 6 (6.82%) Change Management
4 3 (3.41%) Migration
5 2 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (2.27%) Performance Management
5 2 (2.27%) ITIL
5 2 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.27%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.14%) Fault Management
6 1 (1.14%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (1.14%) Data Analysis
6 1 (1.14%) Service Management
6 1 (1.14%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.14%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.14%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.64%) SQL
2 6 (6.82%) Java
2 6 (6.82%) Perl
3 4 (4.55%) PHP
4 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 28 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 27 (30.68%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.27%) CCNA
6 1 (1.14%) Degree
6 1 (1.14%) MCTS
6 1 (1.14%) MCSE
6 1 (1.14%) MCP
6 1 (1.14%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.91%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.14%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (15.91%) SCCM
2 3 (3.41%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.14%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.14%) SCOM
3 1 (1.14%) WSUS
3 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.14%) Legato
3 1 (1.14%) Netcool
3 1 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 21 (23.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.91%) HP
3 13 (14.77%) Cisco
4 11 (12.50%) Citrix
4 11 (12.50%) VMware
5 8 (9.09%) Fortinet
6 6 (6.82%) Oracle
7 5 (5.68%) McAfee
7 5 (5.68%) Compaq
7 5 (5.68%) Dell
7 5 (5.68%) ServiceNow
8 4 (4.55%) Apple
9 3 (3.41%) AppSense
9 3 (3.41%) CA
9 3 (3.41%) Lumension
10 2 (2.27%) ClickSoftware Technologies
10 2 (2.27%) EMC
10 2 (2.27%) Symantec
10 2 (2.27%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (2.27%) Capita
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