Period
to 20 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £265 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 80 73
Rank change year-on-year +3 -7 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 33 14 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.93% 1.08% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 1.12% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 3
Glasgow median daily rate £265 £130 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +103.85% -25.71% -12.50%
10th Percentile £123 £105 £137
90th Percentile £330 £356 £371
Scotland median daily rate £250 £150 £200
% change year-on-year +66.67% -25.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 5
Glasgow median hourly rate £11.78 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.69% +34.62% -24.64%
10th Percentile £10.75 £14.65 £11.50
90th Percentile £76.50 £22.75 £22.50
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -1.43% +20.69% -22.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. 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
Glasgow
Contract vacancies in Glasgow with a recognized job title 1,636 1,250 1,053
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 96.67% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 962 659 562
Glasgow median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £247 £250 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £475
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 48 27
Glasgow median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £13.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +45.74% -56.24%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.35 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.08 £36.50 £41.35
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.21 £16.16
% change year-on-year -13.41% +25.08% -29.52%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Glasgow

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Glasgow

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Glasgow over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Glasgow

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Glasgow

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Glasgow over the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Glasgow region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 14 (42.42%) SC Cleared
3 14 (42.42%) ITIL
3 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
4 13 (39.39%) Incident Management
5 12 (36.36%) Problem Management
5 12 (36.36%) Network Management
5 12 (36.36%) SLA
6 11 (33.33%) Linux
6 11 (33.33%) Perl
6 11 (33.33%) PHP
6 11 (33.33%) SQL
6 11 (33.33%) MySQL
6 11 (33.33%) Oracle
6 11 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (30.30%) Windows 10
7 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
7 10 (30.30%) Shell Script
8 9 (27.27%) DV Cleared
9 8 (24.24%) Capacity Management
9 8 (24.24%) Office 365
9 8 (24.24%) Change Management
9 8 (24.24%) Java
10 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
10 7 (21.21%) Application Performance Management
10 7 (21.21%) Performance Management
11 6 (18.18%) SCCM
11 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
12 5 (15.15%) Telecoms

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) LAN
1 4 (12.12%) WAN
2 3 (9.09%) DHCP
2 3 (9.09%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) Firewall
2 3 (9.09%) Skype
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (6.06%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (6.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (6.06%) Internet
3 2 (6.06%) Network Security
3 2 (6.06%) VPN
4 1 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) MySQL
General
1 5 (15.15%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (6.06%) iPhone
2 2 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (6.06%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Linux
3 10 (30.30%) Windows 10
3 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.06%) Android
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) ITIL
2 13 (39.39%) Incident Management
3 12 (36.36%) Network Management
3 12 (36.36%) Problem Management
4 8 (24.24%) Capacity Management
4 8 (24.24%) Change Management
5 7 (21.21%) Application Performance Management
5 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
5 7 (21.21%) Performance Management
6 5 (15.15%) Matrix Organization
7 3 (9.09%) Time Management
8 2 (6.06%) Cryptography
8 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
8 2 (6.06%) Escalation Management
8 2 (6.06%) ITSM
8 2 (6.06%) Migration
8 2 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (6.06%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 2 (6.06%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (33.33%) Perl
1 11 (33.33%) PHP
1 11 (33.33%) SQL
2 10 (30.30%) Shell Script
3 8 (24.24%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 14 (42.42%) SC Cleared
3 9 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.06%) CCA
4 2 (6.06%) CCEA
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (6.06%) MCITP
4 2 (6.06%) MCSE
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.06%) VCAP
4 2 (6.06%) VCP4
4 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (36.36%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) JSP 440
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.03%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.03%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint
3 4 (12.12%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
4 2 (6.06%) F5
4 2 (6.06%) HP
4 2 (6.06%) Juniper
4 2 (6.06%) McAfee
5 1 (3.03%) Apple
5 1 (3.03%) Remedy
5 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds