The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £139 per day in advertised job vacancies in Aberdeen during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Support Engineer
Scotland / Aberdeen
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 - 5
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 11 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 15.49% - 24.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.42% - 26.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 7
Median daily rate £139 - £180
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £215
% change year-on-year -27.27% +27.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £15.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year -8.12% -7.64%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 67 47 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 94.37% 97.92% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 23
Median daily rate £151 £240 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.29% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £110 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £341 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 1 3
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.92% +38.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Aberdeen that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Aberdeen

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Support Engineer in Aberdeen.

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Aberdeen

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Aberdeen.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Aberdeen

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Aberdeen region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 10
3 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
3 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 7 (53.85%) Apple
4 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (46.15%) SLA
4 6 (46.15%) VoIP
4 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (46.15%) SCCM
4 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
5 5 (38.46%) C
6 2 (15.38%) Time Management
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Migration
6 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 2 (15.38%) LAN
6 2 (15.38%) EPoS
7 1 (7.69%) HP
7 1 (7.69%) Siemens
7 1 (7.69%) PBX
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco
7 1 (7.69%) MS Visio

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen 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 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
2 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) VoIP
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) BGP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
3 1 (7.69%) MPLS
3 1 (7.69%) Multicast
3 1 (7.69%) OSPF
3 1 (7.69%) PBX
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) EPoS
2 1 (7.69%) CMDB
2 1 (7.69%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 10
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.69%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Migration
1 2 (15.38%) Time Management
2 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Network Design
2 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
2 1 (7.69%) QMS
2 1 (7.69%) Quality Management
2 1 (7.69%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (46.15%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Apple
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) BT
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Siemens