Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support Engineer was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 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.

Second Line Support Engineer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 172 180
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8 -3
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 15 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.30% 0.32% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.34% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Scotland median daily rate £130 £175 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.71% - -6.04%
10th Percentile £117 £155 £154
90th Percentile £300 £316 £204
UK median daily rate £145 £153 £160
% change year-on-year -4.92% -4.69% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 10
Scotland median hourly rate £21.25 £21.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00% +10.29%
10th Percentile £15.63 £16.90 £13.43
90th Percentile £26.88 £22.45 £24.00
UK median hourly rate £16.88 £15.88 £15.81
% change year-on-year +6.30% +0.44% +9.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4767 4164 5891
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.40% 94.64% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2697 2429 3043
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £237
90th Percentile £530 £496 £500
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 120 128
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £17.00 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.88% -25.85% +31.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.08 £47.90
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

2nd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Scotland

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Scotland

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Scotland

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Scotland

2nd Line 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 2nd Line Support Engineer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -7 5 £130 -25.71%
North Lanarkshire +1 4 - -
Edinburgh -22 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £150 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £115 -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
2nd Line Support Engineer
UK

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 2nd Line 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 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 6 (40.00%) SCCM
4 6 (40.00%) Office 365
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (33.33%) HP
5 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco
6 4 (26.67%) Internet
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
7 3 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (20.00%) Smartphone
7 3 (20.00%) LAN
7 3 (20.00%) WAN
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
8 2 (13.33%) ITIL
8 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
8 2 (13.33%) SLA
8 2 (13.33%) CCNA
8 2 (13.33%) Dell
8 2 (13.33%) Citrix
8 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) OneDrive
2 1 (6.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Internet
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) Wireless
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (6.67%) Skype
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
General
1 1 (6.67%) Multimedia
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Android
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.67%) Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (13.33%) Database Tuning
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Biometrics
3 1 (6.67%) CRM
3 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (6.67%) Document Management
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ACSA
1 2 (13.33%) CCNA
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (13.33%) Network+ Certification
1 2 (13.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CCENT
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Master's Degree
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) MCTS
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
2 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Apple
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) Dell
4 2 (13.33%) Google
4 2 (13.33%) Juniper
4 2 (13.33%) Sophos
4 2 (13.33%) Symantec
4 2 (13.33%) Veeam
4 2 (13.33%) Veritas
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) Meru Networks