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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 75 109 90
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 46 27 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.11% 0.84% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 0.89% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 22
Median daily rate £188 £200 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £97 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £349
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £215 £225
% change year-on-year
+11.62% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 12
Median hourly rate £18.25 £19.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% +20.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £15.60 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £21.30 £20.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%
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
2055 3041 2621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.44% 94.97% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1235 1586 1409
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 61 67
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +24 16 £170 -16.04% 2
Glasgow +5 8 £155 -34.73% 3
Renfrewshire - 8 £320 -
Fife +6 4 £275 +71.87%
Falkirk - 3 £88 -
North Lanarkshire +7 2 - -
Aberdeen +2 2 £149 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £100 -
Midlothian - 1 £113 -
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 41 (48.81%) Windows
2 34 (40.48%) Microsoft
3 33 (39.29%) Active Directory
4 25 (29.76%) ITIL
5 24 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 24 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 22 (26.19%) Citrix
7 20 (23.81%) VMware
7 20 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (17.86%) Windows Server
9 14 (16.67%) SQL
10 13 (15.48%) XenApp
10 13 (15.48%) Release Management
10 13 (15.48%) SC Cleared
10 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
11 12 (14.29%) NetScaler
11 12 (14.29%) MS Excel
12 10 (11.90%) MS Exchange
12 10 (11.90%) Java
12 10 (11.90%) SLA
12 10 (11.90%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (11.90%) Relational Database
12 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (10.71%) PowerShell
13 9 (10.71%) SCCM
13 9 (10.71%) XenDesktop
13 9 (10.71%) Cisco
13 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
13 9 (10.71%) Configuration Management
14 8 (9.52%) VMware ESX

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 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.19%) IIS
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Global One
1 1 (1.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.95%) Office 365
2 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.29%) NetScaler
2 7 (8.33%) DNS
2 7 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.14%) DHCP
4 5 (5.95%) Internet
4 5 (5.95%) Wireless
5 2 (2.38%) Cisco IPT
5 2 (2.38%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.38%) LAN
5 2 (2.38%) SNMP
5 2 (2.38%) SSL
6 1 (1.19%) BGP
6 1 (1.19%) Broadband
6 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.19%) Firewall
6 1 (1.19%) LDAP
6 1 (1.19%) OSPF
6 1 (1.19%) PBX
6 1 (1.19%) SMTP
6 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.90%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.19%) UniData
General
1 8 (9.52%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.19%) Retail
4 1 (1.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) jQuery
2 5 (5.95%) .NET
2 5 (5.95%) XML
3 1 (1.19%) CSS
3 1 (1.19%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (9.52%) Client/Server
2 8 (9.52%) Data Structures
3 7 (8.33%) Clustering
4 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.19%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 41 (48.81%) Windows
2 24 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 20 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (17.86%) Windows Server
5 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.95%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.57%) Linux
7 3 (3.57%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.38%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.19%) Unix
9 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.76%) ITIL
2 13 (15.48%) Release Management
3 9 (10.71%) Configuration Management
4 8 (9.52%) Application Packaging
4 8 (9.52%) ITIL V3
5 6 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 3 (3.57%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.57%) Software Delivery
7 2 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.38%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.38%) WFM
7 2 (2.38%) Workforce Optimisation
8 1 (1.19%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.19%) Migration
8 1 (1.19%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.19%) SDLC
8 1 (1.19%) Service Management
8 1 (1.19%) Time Management
8 1 (1.19%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.67%) SQL
2 10 (11.90%) Java
3 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
3 9 (10.71%) PowerShell
4 8 (9.52%) C#
4 8 (9.52%) VBScript
5 6 (7.14%) VBA
6 5 (5.95%) C++
6 5 (5.95%) VB
6 5 (5.95%) VB.NET
6 5 (5.95%) VB6
7 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.19%) C
8 1 (1.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (15.48%) SC Cleared
1 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.95%) CCNA
3 5 (5.95%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.76%) MCP
4 4 (4.76%) MCSA
4 4 (4.76%) MCSE
4 4 (4.76%) MCTS
5 2 (2.38%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.38%) ACSA
5 2 (2.38%) CCENT
5 2 (2.38%) MCITP
5 2 (2.38%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.19%) CCA
6 1 (1.19%) CCNP
6 1 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.19%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.90%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.48%) XenApp
3 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (10.71%) XenDesktop
5 8 (9.52%) VMware ESX
6 6 (7.14%) XenServer
7 5 (5.95%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.38%) Firmware
8 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.19%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) SCCM
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (8.33%) WSUS
3 3 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.38%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.38%) SCOM
5 1 (1.19%) Control-M
5 1 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 34 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 22 (26.19%) Citrix
3 20 (23.81%) VMware
4 9 (10.71%) Cisco
5 7 (8.33%) NetApp
6 5 (5.95%) ILOG
7 4 (4.76%) IBM
8 3 (3.57%) Genesys
8 3 (3.57%) Intel Security
8 3 (3.57%) Symantec
8 3 (3.57%) Verint
9 2 (2.38%) Apple
9 2 (2.38%) Siemens
9 2 (2.38%) Sophos
10 1 (1.19%) Altiris
10 1 (1.19%) CA
10 1 (1.19%) Lotus
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle
10 1 (1.19%) Remedy
10 1 (1.19%) SunGard