The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support Engineer was £244 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 103 125 117
Rank change year-on-year +22 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 4 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 0.19% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.20% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £244 £115 £169
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +111.95% -31.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £115 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £115 £214
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £170 £153
% change year-on-year -11.76% +11.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £22.50 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -0.83% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1660 2453 2740
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.59% 94.78% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 1353 1501
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 39 73
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

2nd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +20 2 £338 -
Glasgow -1 1 £150 +30.43%
2nd Line Support Engineer
UK

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) SCCM
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 4 (44.44%) Office 365
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (33.33%) SLA
5 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
7 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (11.11%) Chat Support
7 1 (11.11%) 4G
7 1 (11.11%) Change Control
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 1 (11.11%) Skype
7 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) 3G
1 1 (11.11%) 4G
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) Skype
1 1 (11.11%) VoIP
1 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Change Control
1 1 (11.11%) Chat Support
1 1 (11.11%) CRM
1 1 (11.11%) ERP
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) MCSA
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Apple
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) CommVault
2 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
2 1 (11.11%) Remedy
2 1 (11.11%) Sophos