The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Glasgow region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 56 72 52
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 9 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.31% 0.67% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 0.69% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Average daily rate £98 £115 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.21% -34.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.40 £12.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.00 £17.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Job Titles Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
641 868 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 93.03% 96.44% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 470 373
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 30
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.33 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £35.00 £30.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Support Engineer
Scotland

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer across the Glasgow region.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title.

1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (55.00%) Windows
3 8 (40.00%) MS Office
4 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
5 4 (20.00%) Citrix
6 3 (15.00%) Apple
6 3 (15.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (15.00%) SQL
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (15.00%) Software Distribution
6 3 (15.00%) IPsec
7 2 (10.00%) PDA
7 2 (10.00%) Banking
7 2 (10.00%) Firewall
7 2 (10.00%) SCCM
7 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 2 (10.00%) VPN
7 2 (10.00%) SLA
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco
7 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
7 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (10.00%) Broadband
7 2 (10.00%) 3G

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (5.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Office
2 6 (30.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) IPsec
2 2 (10.00%) 3G
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) Broadband
2 2 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco PIX
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.00%) PDA
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) AS400
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) RPG
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (5.00%) Legato
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) Apple
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec
5 1 (5.00%) McAfee
5 1 (5.00%) CommVault
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago