Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Aberdeen during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 15 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 -11 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 11 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 8.09% 4.26% 19.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.40% 4.30% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 9
Aberdeen median daily rate £150 £149 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% -17.36% +56.52%
10th Percentile £108 £136 £129
90th Percentile £150 £164 £200
Scotland median daily rate £150 £200 £180
% change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Aberdeen median hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.31% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £23.00 £13.00 £28.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +20.69% -22.67% +16.03%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Aberdeen
Contract vacancies in Aberdeen with a recognized job title 131 93 78
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 98.94% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 35 34
Aberdeen median daily rate £363 £300 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% +26.32% -27.62%
10th Percentile £134 £146 £135
90th Percentile £475 £395 £484
Scotland median daily rate £385 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +6.94% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 10 11
Aberdeen median hourly rate £32.50 £14.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.14% -59.72% +150.87%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.08 £13.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.88 £46.00
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
% change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

Job postings that featured Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen.

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 21 November 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 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
3 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
4 2 (18.18%) LAN
4 2 (18.18%) PBX
4 2 (18.18%) Apple
4 2 (18.18%) EPoS
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Handset
4 2 (18.18%) SCCM
5 1 (9.09%) Time Management
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (9.09%) Android
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (9.09%) Office 365
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (9.09%) Yammer
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Multimedia
5 1 (9.09%) Document Management
5 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007

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 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
1 1 (9.09%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Ethernet
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) PBX
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) EPoS
1 2 (18.18%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Android
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) CRM
1 1 (9.09%) Document Management
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL
1 1 (9.09%) Migration
1 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Apple
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco