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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 81 106 91
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 45 36 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.95% 1.10% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 1.16% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 19
Median daily rate £275 £178 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.92% +47.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £97 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £338 £297
UK excluding London median daily rate £259 £208 £214
% change year-on-year
+24.69% -2.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 12
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.63 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.14% +9.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £14.05 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £21.00 £20.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
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
2182 3106 2590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.70% 94.98% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1271 1611 1327
Median daily rate £350 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 77 49
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.81% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.94 £42.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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
Renfrewshire - 14 £290 -
Edinburgh +5 10 £165 -32.99%
Glasgow +11 7 £274 +36.87% 6
North Lanarkshire +11 4 £218 -
Fife - 4 £275 -
Falkirk - 2 £88 -
Aberdeen -4 1 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 32 (45.71%) Windows
2 27 (38.57%) Active Directory
3 24 (34.29%) ITIL
4 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
5 22 (31.43%) SQL Server
6 19 (27.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (22.86%) Windows 7
7 16 (22.86%) Citrix
8 14 (20.00%) VMware
8 14 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 13 (18.57%) Release Management
10 12 (17.14%) NetScaler
10 12 (17.14%) SQL
11 11 (15.71%) MS Excel
12 10 (14.29%) SLA
12 10 (14.29%) Cisco
12 10 (14.29%) Configuration Management
12 10 (14.29%) XenApp
13 9 (12.86%) XenDesktop
13 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
13 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
13 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (12.86%) PowerShell
13 9 (12.86%) Relational Database
13 9 (12.86%) Java
14 8 (11.43%) JavaScript
14 8 (11.43%) VBScript
14 8 (11.43%) MS Exchange
14 8 (11.43%) VMware ESX
14 8 (11.43%) Finance

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 8 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.43%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.43%) IIS
4 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (15.71%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Global One
1 1 (1.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.71%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.14%) NetScaler
2 7 (10.00%) DNS
3 6 (8.57%) DHCP
3 6 (8.57%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.71%) Internet
4 4 (5.71%) LAN
5 2 (2.86%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (2.86%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.86%) WAN
5 2 (2.86%) Wireless
6 1 (1.43%) ATM
6 1 (1.43%) BGP
6 1 (1.43%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.43%) Firewall
6 1 (1.43%) LDAP
6 1 (1.43%) OSPF
6 1 (1.43%) PABX
6 1 (1.43%) SMTP
6 1 (1.43%) Symposium
6 1 (1.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.86%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.29%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.43%) UniData
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) jQuery
2 5 (7.14%) .NET
2 5 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (1.43%) CSS
3 1 (1.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Data Structures
2 7 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 7 (10.00%) Clustering
2 7 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.43%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 32 (45.71%) Windows
2 19 (27.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (22.86%) Windows 7
4 14 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.71%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.29%) Linux
8 2 (2.86%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.43%) Unix
9 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) ITIL
2 13 (18.57%) Release Management
3 10 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 8 (11.43%) Application Packaging
4 8 (11.43%) ITIL V3
5 6 (8.57%) Test Scripting
6 4 (5.71%) Problem Management
6 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.29%) WFM
7 3 (4.29%) Workforce Optimisation
8 1 (1.43%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.43%) Change Management
8 1 (1.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.43%) Process Improvement
8 1 (1.43%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.43%) SDLC
8 1 (1.43%) Security Patching
8 1 (1.43%) Software Delivery
8 1 (1.43%) Time Management
8 1 (1.43%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.14%) SQL
2 9 (12.86%) Java
2 9 (12.86%) PowerShell
3 8 (11.43%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.43%) VBScript
4 7 (10.00%) C#
5 5 (7.14%) C++
5 5 (7.14%) VB
5 5 (7.14%) VB.NET
5 5 (7.14%) VB6
5 5 (7.14%) VBA
6 2 (2.86%) C
7 1 (1.43%) Perl
7 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
1 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.14%) CCNA
2 5 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.29%) MCSA
3 3 (4.29%) MCSE
4 2 (2.86%) A+ Certification
4 2 (2.86%) ACSA
4 2 (2.86%) CCENT
4 2 (2.86%) MCITP
4 2 (2.86%) MCP
4 2 (2.86%) MCTS
4 2 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.43%) CCA
5 1 (1.43%) CCNP
5 1 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.43%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (38.57%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.29%) XenApp
3 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.86%) XenDesktop
4 8 (11.43%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.29%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (4.29%) XenServer
6 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.43%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 7 (10.00%) SCCM
1 7 (10.00%) WSUS
2 3 (4.29%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (4.29%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.86%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.86%) SCOM
4 1 (1.43%) Control-M
4 1 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.86%) Citrix
3 14 (20.00%) VMware
4 10 (14.29%) Cisco
5 7 (10.00%) NetApp
6 5 (7.14%) ILOG
6 5 (7.14%) Verint
7 4 (5.71%) Genesys
8 3 (4.29%) Intel Security
8 3 (4.29%) Symantec
9 2 (2.86%) Apple
9 2 (2.86%) Siemens
9 2 (2.86%) Sophos
10 1 (1.43%) Altiris
10 1 (1.43%) CA
10 1 (1.43%) IBM
10 1 (1.43%) Lotus
10 1 (1.43%) Oracle
10 1 (1.43%) Remedy
10 1 (1.43%) SunGard
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