The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 72 64 72
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 2 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.22% 0.85% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.90% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£160 £98 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.10% -15.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £98 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £98 £241
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £200 £244
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Support Engineer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
847 665 898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 94.74% 93.79% 96.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 361 485
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £425 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 14 16
Average hourly rate £21.10 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.09% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £17.00 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 2015, 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 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (37.50%) IPsec
4 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) SCCM
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) vSphere
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
6 1 (12.50%) Office 365
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
6 1 (12.50%) WSUS
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) IPsec
2 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
4 1 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
2 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) EMC