The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 March 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 / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 86 74
Rank change year-on-year +20 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 5 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.46% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.48% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Median daily rate £338 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.72% +22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.58%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 861 1457 1392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.82% 95.92% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 794 784
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 20
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Edinburgh

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Edinburgh

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Edinburgh region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) SCCM
3 3 (37.50%) Time Management
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
5 1 (12.50%) Change Control
5 1 (12.50%) Lumension
5 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 1 (12.50%) Android
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
5 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Skype
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
2 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Time Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Change Control
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Lumension
3 1 (12.50%) Remedy
3 1 (12.50%) Sophos
3 1 (12.50%) VMware