Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 24 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.

System Engineer
Scotland > Glasgow
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 75 96
Rank change year-on-year -18 +21 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 3 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.23% 1.07% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 1.13% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 1
Glasgow median daily rate £500 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +9.59% -18.89%
10th Percentile £475 £287 £358
90th Percentile £525 £445 £373
Scotland median daily rate £328 £375 £296
% change year-on-year -12.60% +26.58% -15.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £32.50 £38.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.58% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -6.49% +6.94% +58.66%

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 1257 1062 1631
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.77% 95.08% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 569 846
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £250 £211 £213
90th Percentile £500 £464 £475
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +9.00% -2.60% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 27 28
Glasgow median hourly rate £20.00 £13.38 £36.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.48% -63.20% +120.33%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £36.00 £41.35 £60.25
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
% change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Glasgow

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Glasgow

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Systems 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 Glasgow region featuring Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Parquet
2 1 (33.33%) SANS
2 1 (33.33%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Security
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
2 1 (33.33%) Automotive
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (33.33%) CEH

Systems 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 (66.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Solr
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Big Data
1 1 (33.33%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
1 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (33.33%) Automotive
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (33.33%) Grok
1 1 (33.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Analytics
1 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (33.33%) Data Security
1 1 (33.33%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
1 1 (33.33%) Security Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) SIEM
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) SysML
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CEH
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
1 1 (33.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Splunk
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec