The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £263 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Engineer
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 50 52 69
Rank change year-on-year +2 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.52% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 0.38% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Median daily rate £263 £138 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +90.90% -60.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £108 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £168 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £358 £320
% change year-on-year +5.59% +11.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +2.38% +21.73%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 496 533 824
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 94.30% 92.70% 96.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 298 486
Median daily rate £355 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 24
Median hourly rate £17.32 £16.00 £20.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.25% -22.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.49 £32.50 £89.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow that featured Systems Engineer in the job title.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Glasgow over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in Glasgow

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Glasgow

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (70.59%) Linux
2 11 (64.71%) Unix
3 8 (47.06%) Perl
3 8 (47.06%) AIX
4 7 (41.18%) Network Security
4 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
4 7 (41.18%) Firewall
5 6 (35.29%) Korn
5 6 (35.29%) IBM
5 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
5 6 (35.29%) PowerHA
6 4 (23.53%) Finance
6 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
6 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (17.65%) SCCM
7 3 (17.65%) SCOM
7 3 (17.65%) Change Control
7 3 (17.65%) Private Cloud
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
7 3 (17.65%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (17.65%) Law
7 3 (17.65%) WSUS
7 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
7 3 (17.65%) Solaris

Systems Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Firewall
1 7 (41.18%) Network Security
1 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) NAS
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Law
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Private Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (5.88%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Linux
2 11 (64.71%) Unix
3 8 (47.06%) AIX
4 3 (17.65%) Solaris
4 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Mathematics
2 3 (17.65%) Change Control
2 3 (17.65%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
2 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Server Building
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) Perl
2 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
2 6 (35.29%) Korn
3 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
1 3 (17.65%) SCOM
1 3 (17.65%) WSUS
2 2 (11.76%) Ansible
2 2 (11.76%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (11.76%) yum
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) IBM
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) EMC
2 2 (11.76%) VMware