Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for IaaS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IaaS over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 158 194
Rank change year-on-year -1 +36 -14
Contract jobs citing IaaS 28 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.56% 0.37% 0.18%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.78% 5.19% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 4
Scotland median daily rate £330 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.19% +12.50% +9.38%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £316
90th Percentile £523 £473 £384
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 -
% change year-on-year +1.45% - -

IaaS is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 586 308 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.78% 7.17% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 204 100
Scotland median daily rate £400 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +4.63% -10.80%
10th Percentile £263 £215 £213
90th Percentile £575 £488 £496
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 2
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% +16.67% -23.81%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £32.50 £29.15 £14.50
UK median hourly rate £19.31 £18.55 £21.57
% change year-on-year +4.14% -14.02% +19.83%

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing IaaS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for IaaS in Scotland

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IaaS in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for IaaS in Scotland

IaaS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IaaS in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IaaS in Scotland

IaaS
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IaaS within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -3 16 £450 +5.88%
Glasgow -4 8 £300 -9.09% 2
Aberdeen - 2 £330 -
Stirling - 1 - -
IaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 21 (75.00%) PaaS
2 17 (60.71%) SaaS
2 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
3 15 (53.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (46.43%) .NET
6 10 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (32.14%) RESTful
7 9 (32.14%) XML
7 9 (32.14%) Windows
7 9 (32.14%) Linux
7 9 (32.14%) Firewall
8 8 (28.57%) QA
8 8 (28.57%) SOAP
8 8 (28.57%) Unix
8 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
8 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
8 8 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (25.00%) DevOps
10 6 (21.43%) User Experience
10 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
10 6 (21.43%) Use Case
10 6 (21.43%) Umbraco
10 6 (21.43%) Change Control
10 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
10 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
10 6 (21.43%) Perl
10 6 (21.43%) IIS

IaaS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 6 (21.43%) Apache
1 6 (21.43%) IIS
1 6 (21.43%) SharePoint
1 6 (21.43%) Umbraco
2 5 (17.86%) JBoss
3 4 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 4 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (10.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (75.00%) PaaS
2 17 (60.71%) SaaS
3 15 (53.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (3.57%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (3.57%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Firewall
2 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 4 (14.29%) BIG-IP
3 4 (14.29%) Internet
3 4 (14.29%) LDAP
3 4 (14.29%) NetScaler
4 3 (10.71%) Network Security
5 2 (7.14%) CTI
5 2 (7.14%) Ethernet
5 2 (7.14%) Intranet
5 2 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (7.14%) LAN
5 2 (7.14%) VLAN
5 2 (7.14%) Wireless
6 1 (3.57%) DNS
6 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) Big Data
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.14%) Redis
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Data Lake
4 1 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (3.57%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Maven
2 4 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (3.57%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 6 (21.43%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Law
3 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Development Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Senior Development Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Senior Software Development Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Software Development Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Software Tester
2 4 (14.29%) Tester
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) CRM Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Java Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Security Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (46.43%) .NET
2 9 (32.14%) RESTful
2 9 (32.14%) XML
3 8 (28.57%) SOAP
4 6 (21.43%) Ajax
4 6 (21.43%) Java EE
4 6 (21.43%) jQuery
5 5 (17.86%) .NET Core
5 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
5 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (17.86%) EJB
5 5 (17.86%) EJB 3.0
5 5 (17.86%) Hibernate
5 5 (17.86%) JPA
5 5 (17.86%) SignalR
5 5 (17.86%) XSLT
6 4 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 4 (14.29%) Entity Framework
7 3 (10.71%) Angular 2
7 3 (10.71%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (21.43%) User Experience
3 5 (17.86%) DataPower
4 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 4 (14.29%) N-Tier
4 4 (14.29%) PKI
4 4 (14.29%) Private Cloud
5 2 (7.14%) Algorithms
5 2 (7.14%) Blog
6 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
6 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Linux
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) Unix
3 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.57%) Android
5 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 7 (25.00%) DevOps
4 6 (21.43%) Change Control
4 6 (21.43%) Use Case
4 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (17.86%) Application Performance Monitoring
5 5 (17.86%) CRM
5 5 (17.86%) MVC
5 5 (17.86%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (17.86%) Scrum
5 5 (17.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (14.29%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 4 (14.29%) Multithreading
6 4 (14.29%) Prototyping
6 4 (14.29%) Rapid Prototyping
6 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 4 (14.29%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 6 (21.43%) Java
2 6 (21.43%) Perl
3 5 (17.86%) C#
4 4 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (10.71%) Python
6 2 (7.14%) ES6
6 2 (7.14%) TypeScript
6 2 (7.14%) XPath
7 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) MCSD
3 3 (10.71%) CISM
3 3 (10.71%) CISSP
4 2 (7.14%) CEH
4 2 (7.14%) SANS
5 1 (3.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
2 3 (10.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (7.14%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
4 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Ansible
1 2 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 5 (17.86%) F5
3 5 (17.86%) IBM
4 4 (14.29%) Citrix
4 4 (14.29%) Imperva
4 4 (14.29%) Sitecore
5 3 (10.71%) Adobe
5 3 (10.71%) Oracle
6 2 (7.14%) Avaya
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco
6 2 (7.14%) Informatica
6 2 (7.14%) Teradata
7 1 (3.57%) EMC