Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 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.

Support Engineer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 100 142
Rank change year-on-year -30 +42 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 57 79 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.15% 1.84% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 1.94% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 45 25
Scotland median daily rate £150 £200 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +11.11% +33.33%
10th Percentile £105 £114 £98
90th Percentile £359 £350 £315
UK median daily rate £190 £235 £215
% change year-on-year -19.15% +9.30% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 19
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -22.67% +16.03%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.60 £13.00
90th Percentile £25.75 £22.43 £24.00
UK median hourly rate £16.63 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +10.83% -3.23% +3.33%

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 4746 4065 5866
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2692 2377 3035
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £230
90th Percentile £530 £490 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 118 125
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £48.80
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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 -6 14 £130 -25.71% 1
Edinburgh -16 14 £225 +36.36%
Aberdeen 0 11 £150 +0.50%
North Lanarkshire +2 7 £175 -19.54%
Aberdeenshire +4 2 £160 +23.08%
Dundee - 2 £325 - 2
Argyll and Bute 0 1 - -
Fife -2 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £115 -
East Lothian - 1 - -
South Ayrshire - 1 £110 -
Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 35 (61.40%) Windows
2 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
3 18 (31.58%) Active Directory
4 15 (26.32%) Windows 7
5 14 (24.56%) VMware
6 11 (19.30%) Citrix
6 11 (19.30%) SCCM
7 10 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (15.79%) Linux
8 9 (15.79%) LAN
9 8 (14.04%) SQL
9 8 (14.04%) HP
9 8 (14.04%) Windows Server
9 8 (14.04%) Windows 10
10 7 (12.28%) Office 365
10 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (12.28%) Cisco
10 7 (12.28%) MS Exchange
11 6 (10.53%) Internet
11 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
11 6 (10.53%) Perl
11 6 (10.53%) Firewall
11 6 (10.53%) Migration
12 5 (8.77%) Wireless
12 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
12 5 (8.77%) IIS
12 5 (8.77%) Unix
12 5 (8.77%) Apple
12 5 (8.77%) SLA

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 7 (12.28%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.77%) IIS
3 3 (5.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (5.26%) Apache
3 3 (5.26%) JBoss
3 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Office 365
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.26%) IaaS
3 3 (5.26%) PaaS
4 1 (1.75%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.75%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) LAN
2 6 (10.53%) Firewall
2 6 (10.53%) Internet
3 5 (8.77%) NetScaler
3 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.77%) WAN
3 5 (8.77%) Wireless
4 3 (5.26%) BIG-IP
4 3 (5.26%) LDAP
4 3 (5.26%) SAN
4 3 (5.26%) VoIP
4 3 (5.26%) VPN
5 2 (3.51%) BGP
5 2 (3.51%) DHCP
5 2 (3.51%) DNS
5 2 (3.51%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.51%) Intranet
5 2 (3.51%) MPLS
5 2 (3.51%) PBX
5 2 (3.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) MySQL
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Maven
General
1 5 (8.77%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) .NET
1 3 (5.26%) Ajax
1 3 (5.26%) EJB
1 3 (5.26%) EJB 3.0
1 3 (5.26%) Hibernate
1 3 (5.26%) Java EE
1 3 (5.26%) JPA
1 3 (5.26%) jQuery
1 3 (5.26%) RESTful
1 3 (5.26%) SOAP
1 3 (5.26%) XML
1 3 (5.26%) XSLT
2 2 (3.51%) LAMP
3 1 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Driving Licence
2 3 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.26%) DataPower
2 3 (5.26%) PKI
2 3 (5.26%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) Clustering
3 2 (3.51%) EPoS
3 2 (3.51%) Handset
3 2 (3.51%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
4 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (61.40%) Windows
2 15 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 9 (15.79%) Linux
3 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (14.04%) Windows 10
4 8 (14.04%) Windows Server
5 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.77%) Unix
7 4 (7.02%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.51%) Android
9 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.53%) Migration
2 4 (7.02%) Change Control
2 4 (7.02%) Incident Management
2 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
3 3 (5.26%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 3 (5.26%) Content Management
3 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
3 3 (5.26%) ITIL
3 3 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (5.26%) Network Management
3 3 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (5.26%) Project Management
4 2 (3.51%) Application Packaging
4 2 (3.51%) CRM
4 2 (3.51%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (3.51%) Database Tuning
4 2 (3.51%) DevOps
4 2 (3.51%) Runbook
4 2 (3.51%) Service Management
4 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) Perl
3 3 (5.26%) Java
3 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.26%) PHP
3 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.51%) VBScript
5 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) CCNA
2 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) ACSA
3 2 (3.51%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.51%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (3.51%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.75%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.75%) CCENT
4 1 (1.75%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.75%) MCITP
4 1 (1.75%) MCSA
4 1 (1.75%) MCSE
4 1 (1.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.26%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.51%) XenApp
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) SCCM
2 3 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 3 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (5.26%) SCOM
2 3 (5.26%) WSUS
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
2 14 (24.56%) VMware
3 11 (19.30%) Citrix
4 8 (14.04%) HP
5 7 (12.28%) Cisco
6 5 (8.77%) Apple
6 5 (8.77%) F5
7 3 (5.26%) Adobe
7 3 (5.26%) IBM
7 3 (5.26%) Imperva
7 3 (5.26%) Oracle
7 3 (5.26%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.26%) Sophos
7 3 (5.26%) Symantec
8 2 (3.51%) AppSense
8 2 (3.51%) Dell
8 2 (3.51%) Google
8 2 (3.51%) Juniper
8 2 (3.51%) Veeam
8 2 (3.51%) Veritas