The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £151 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 24 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 123 102
Rank change year-on-year +36 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 25 34 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.17% 1.16% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.25% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 15
Median daily rate £151 £318 £158
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.59% +101.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £223 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £439 £252
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £214
% change year-on-year -27.27% +28.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 10
Median hourly rate £15.86 £19.50 £13.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.66% +48.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.40 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £19.80 £16.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.64% -7.64%  

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 2049 2720 2905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.57% 92.74% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1144 1521 1502
Median daily rate £375 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +4.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 87
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -21.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Scotland

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Scotland

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Scotland over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Scotland

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 Support Engineer in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Scotland

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 Support Engineer within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Aberdeen - 10 £151 -
Edinburgh +6 5 £150 -62.50% 4
Glasgow +4 4 £200 -51.51%
Aberdeenshire - 2 £160 -
South Ayrshire - 2 £109 -
North Lanarkshire -1 1 - -
Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 25 (54.35%) Windows
2 20 (43.48%) Windows 7
3 17 (36.96%) Active Directory
4 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 15 (32.61%) MS Exchange
5 15 (32.61%) SCCM
6 12 (26.09%) VMware
7 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (19.57%) SLA
8 9 (19.57%) Windows 10
9 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (17.39%) Windows Server
9 8 (17.39%) VoIP
9 8 (17.39%) Migration
9 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (15.22%) Linux
10 7 (15.22%) Unix
10 7 (15.22%) Apple
10 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (10.87%) Time Management
12 5 (10.87%) Windows XP
12 5 (10.87%) C
12 5 (10.87%) LAN
13 4 (8.70%) Office 365
13 4 (8.70%) HP
13 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
14 3 (6.52%) Knowledge Management

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 15 (32.61%) MS Exchange
2 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.17%) IIS
6 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Office 365
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) VoIP
2 5 (10.87%) LAN
3 3 (6.52%) WAN
3 3 (6.52%) Wireless
4 2 (4.35%) BGP
4 2 (4.35%) MPLS
4 2 (4.35%) Skype
4 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.17%) DHCP
5 1 (2.17%) DNS
5 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.17%) Firewall
5 1 (2.17%) Internet
5 1 (2.17%) Multicast
5 1 (2.17%) OSPF
5 1 (2.17%) PBX
5 1 (2.17%) SNMP
5 1 (2.17%) SSH
5 1 (2.17%) VPN
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) French Language
2 1 (2.17%) Spanish Language
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) NHS
2 2 (4.35%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.17%) CMDB
3 1 (2.17%) EPoS
3 1 (2.17%) Handset
3 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (54.35%) Windows
2 20 (43.48%) Windows 7
3 9 (19.57%) Windows 10
4 8 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (15.22%) Linux
5 7 (15.22%) Unix
6 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (10.87%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.17%) CatOS
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) Migration
2 5 (10.87%) Time Management
3 3 (6.52%) Data Migration
3 3 (6.52%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (4.35%) Break/Fix
4 2 (4.35%) Change Control
4 2 (4.35%) ITIL
4 2 (4.35%) Project Management
4 2 (4.35%) Service Management
5 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.17%) Application Discovery
5 1 (2.17%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.17%) Business Transformation
5 1 (2.17%) Change Management
5 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.17%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.17%) Network Design
5 1 (2.17%) QMS
5 1 (2.17%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) C
2 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (36.96%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (32.61%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) SCOM
2 1 (2.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.09%) VMware
3 7 (15.22%) Apple
4 4 (8.70%) HP
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco
5 2 (4.35%) Citrix
5 2 (4.35%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.17%) BT
6 1 (2.17%) F5
6 1 (2.17%) McAfee
6 1 (2.17%) Remedy
6 1 (2.17%) Siemens
6 1 (2.17%) Sophos