The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 29 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 107 84
Rank change year-on-year +22 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 21 27 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.19% 1.04% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.10% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 18
Median daily rate £200 £150 £176
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -14.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £115 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £250 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 8
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £13.60 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.80 £30.40 £31.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £15.63
% change year-on-year -4.76% +0.80%  

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 1657 2454 2788
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.20% 94.68% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1352 1528
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £215
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 45 42 77
Median hourly rate £17.32 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.49% +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 29 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
Glasgow -5 6 £175 +25.00% 3
Edinburgh +18 5 £338 +22.72% 1
Aberdeen - 2 - - 2
Perth and Kinross - 2 - -
North Lanarkshire 0 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £109 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £310 -
Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Scotland region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (52.27%) Windows
2 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
3 14 (31.82%) Windows 7
4 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 9 (20.45%) VMware
6 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 8 (18.18%) LAN
6 8 (18.18%) SCCM
7 7 (15.91%) Office 365
8 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
8 6 (13.64%) Cisco
8 6 (13.64%) WAN
8 6 (13.64%) Linux
8 6 (13.64%) Unix
8 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (11.36%) Network Design
9 5 (11.36%) Finance
9 5 (11.36%) Migration
9 5 (11.36%) Wireless
9 5 (11.36%) ITIL
9 5 (11.36%) HP
9 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
9 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
10 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
10 4 (9.09%) SLA
10 4 (9.09%) SQL

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 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS Office
3 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Office 365
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) LAN
2 6 (13.64%) WAN
3 5 (11.36%) Wireless
4 3 (6.82%) BGP
4 3 (6.82%) DHCP
4 3 (6.82%) DNS
4 3 (6.82%) MPLS
4 3 (6.82%) Multicast
4 3 (6.82%) OSPF
4 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.82%) VoIP
5 2 (4.55%) BIG-IP
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (4.55%) Internet
5 2 (4.55%) Intranet
5 2 (4.55%) Skype
5 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.27%) 4G
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) French Language
2 1 (2.27%) Military
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Spanish Language
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) CMDB
3 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.27%) NHS
3 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (52.27%) Windows
2 14 (31.82%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.64%) Linux
3 6 (13.64%) Unix
3 6 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.82%) Windows 10
5 2 (4.55%) CatOS
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.27%) Android
6 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.27%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.36%) ITIL
1 5 (11.36%) Migration
1 5 (11.36%) Network Design
2 3 (6.82%) Knowledge Management
2 3 (6.82%) QMS
2 3 (6.82%) Service Management
2 3 (6.82%) Time Management
3 2 (4.55%) Change Control
3 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
3 2 (4.55%) Data Migration
3 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
3 2 (4.55%) Project Management
3 2 (4.55%) Quality Management
3 2 (4.55%) Release Management
4 1 (2.27%) Application Discovery
4 1 (2.27%) Business Transformation
4 1 (2.27%) Chat Support
4 1 (2.27%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.27%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) C
2 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
1 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) CCNA
2 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.55%) CCIE
3 2 (4.55%) CCNP
3 2 (4.55%) CCSA
3 2 (4.55%) JNCIA
4 1 (2.27%) CCENT
4 1 (2.27%) MCSA
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.27%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.27%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (2.27%) WMI
2 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.45%) VMware
3 6 (13.64%) Cisco
4 5 (11.36%) HP
5 2 (4.55%) Apple
5 2 (4.55%) Aruba
5 2 (4.55%) BT
5 2 (4.55%) F5
5 2 (4.55%) Riverbed
5 2 (4.55%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.55%) Siemens
6 1 (2.27%) Citrix
6 1 (2.27%) CommVault
6 1 (2.27%) Intel
6 1 (2.27%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.27%) Lumension
6 1 (2.27%) Progress
6 1 (2.27%) Remedy
6 1 (2.27%) Sophos
6 1 (2.27%) Xerox
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