The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 29 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 > Edinburgh
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 81 80
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 5 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.41% 1.25% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 1.31% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Edinburgh median daily rate £150 £400 £229
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -62.50% +74.86%  
Scotland median daily rate £150 £310 £166
% change year-on-year -51.61% +86.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £12.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.16% -40.00%  
Scotland median hourly rate £16.43 £16.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year +1.10% +16.07%  

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 1185 1299 1366
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.19% 95.58% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2180 2477 2628
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.35%  
10th Percentile £245 £263 £265
90th Percentile £550 £525 £488
Scotland median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 41
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
10th Percentile £13.81 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.39 £52.50 £41.00
Scotland median hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +89.65% -22.66%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 29 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 Edinburgh region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) SCCM
3 3 (30.00%) Time Management
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Break/Fix
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (10.00%) Skype
5 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
5 1 (10.00%) WSUS
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (10.00%) SSH
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (10.00%) LAMP
5 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
5 1 (10.00%) F5
5 1 (10.00%) Change Control
5 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (10.00%) 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) BGP
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) MPLS
2 1 (10.00%) Skype
2 1 (10.00%) SNMP
2 1 (10.00%) SSH
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) WLAN
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Time Management
3 2 (20.00%) Break/Fix
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) F5
3 1 (10.00%) McAfee
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (10.00%) Sophos