Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 160 152
Rank change year-on-year +65 -8 +37
Contract jobs citing IaaS 93 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.98% 0.48% 0.48%
As % of the Cloud Services category 9.76% 3.93% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 9 13
Scotland median daily rate £500 £330 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.52% -17.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £425 £300 £314
90th Percentile £713 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +35.71% +2.94% -66.00%

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 953 585 320
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 20.27% 12.24% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 572 349 190
Scotland median daily rate £433 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.13% +14.29% -0.71%
10th Percentile £244 £264 £212
90th Percentile £600 £575 £500
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 9
Scotland median hourly rate £25.50 £25.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +47.06% -
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.84 £12.50
90th Percentile £125.00 £32.50 £25.70
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.63 £18.65
% change year-on-year -6.04% -0.12% -13.83%

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 +62 61 £575 +9.52% 4
Glasgow -1 22 £500 +66.67% 5
South Lanarkshire - 9 £475 -
Fife - 1 £475 -
IaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing IaaS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for IaaS.

1 55 (59.14%) PaaS
2 39 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (37.63%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 28 (30.11%) SaaS
6 25 (26.88%) Banking
7 23 (24.73%) Kanban
7 23 (24.73%) DevOps
8 21 (22.58%) Waterfall
8 21 (22.58%) Firewall
9 20 (21.51%) Linux
9 20 (21.51%) VMware
9 20 (21.51%) Change Control
9 20 (21.51%) Ansible
10 19 (20.43%) Terraform
11 18 (19.35%) Law
12 17 (18.28%) Unix
12 17 (18.28%) Cloud Foundry
12 17 (18.28%) Puppet
13 16 (17.20%) Java
14 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
14 15 (16.13%) Security Cleared
15 12 (12.90%) Finance
15 12 (12.90%) Python
15 12 (12.90%) vSphere
15 12 (12.90%) vRealize
15 12 (12.90%) VSAN
15 12 (12.90%) VMware NSX
16 11 (11.83%) Technical Architecture
17 10 (10.75%) RESTful

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 17 (18.28%) Cloud Foundry
2 6 (6.45%) IIS
3 5 (5.38%) Apache
4 3 (3.23%) JBoss
4 3 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.15%) Alfresco
6 1 (1.08%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 55 (59.14%) PaaS
2 35 (37.63%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (32.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (30.11%) SaaS
5 5 (5.38%) Office 365
6 4 (4.30%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.15%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.15%) Datadog
7 2 (2.15%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (22.58%) Firewall
2 12 (12.90%) VSAN
3 2 (2.15%) Calico
3 2 (2.15%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (1.08%) DHCP
4 1 (1.08%) DNS
4 1 (1.08%) HTTP
4 1 (1.08%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.08%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.08%) LAN
4 1 (1.08%) SSL
4 1 (1.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.08%) VPN
4 1 (1.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.15%) MariaDB
2 1 (1.08%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.08%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.08%) HBase
2 1 (1.08%) Pentaho
2 1 (1.08%) QlikView
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.08%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Jenkins
2 7 (7.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.30%) Bitbucket
4 3 (3.23%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.23%) Maven
4 3 (3.23%) Selenium
4 3 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (2.15%) Artifactory
5 2 (2.15%) IBM UrbanCode
5 2 (2.15%) JIRA
5 2 (2.15%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (2.15%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.15%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.15%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.08%) Ranorex
General
1 25 (26.88%) Banking
2 18 (19.35%) Law
3 12 (12.90%) Finance
4 1 (1.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (24.73%) Architect
2 12 (12.90%) Automation Engineer
2 12 (12.90%) Technical Architect
3 11 (11.83%) Cloud Engineer
4 10 (10.75%) Platform Engineer
4 10 (10.75%) Security Engineer
5 9 (9.68%) AWS Engineer
6 8 (8.60%) Developer
7 7 (7.53%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Senior Architect
7 7 (7.53%) Senior Technical Architect
8 6 (6.45%) Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Java Developer
9 5 (5.38%) Security Architect
10 4 (4.30%) IT Analyst
10 4 (4.30%) IT Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) IT Security Engineer
10 4 (4.30%) Security Analyst
10 4 (4.30%) VMware Engineer
11 3 (3.23%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.75%) RESTful
2 8 (8.60%) React
2 8 (8.60%) Spring
2 8 (8.60%) Spring Boot
3 7 (7.53%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.23%) Vert.x
4 3 (3.23%) Web Services
5 2 (2.15%) .NET
5 2 (2.15%) Ajax
5 2 (2.15%) EJB
5 2 (2.15%) EJB 3.0
5 2 (2.15%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.15%) Java EE
5 2 (2.15%) JPA
5 2 (2.15%) jQuery
6 1 (1.08%) LDAP
6 1 (1.08%) OAuth
6 1 (1.08%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.45%) PKI
2 3 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.15%) Cyberattack
3 2 (2.15%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.08%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.08%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.51%) Linux
2 17 (18.28%) Unix
3 10 (10.75%) Windows
4 5 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.15%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.15%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.08%) VMS
6 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (24.73%) DevOps
2 23 (24.73%) Kanban
3 21 (22.58%) Waterfall
4 20 (21.51%) Change Control
5 11 (11.83%) Technical Architecture
6 10 (10.75%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (9.68%) Migration
8 8 (8.60%) Data Migration
8 8 (8.60%) Microservices
8 8 (8.60%) Workflow
9 7 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (7.53%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (6.45%) Open Source
11 5 (5.38%) Security Architecture
11 5 (5.38%) Software Engineering
11 5 (5.38%) Threat Intelligence
12 4 (4.30%) Information Security
12 4 (4.30%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.20%) Java
2 12 (12.90%) Python
3 9 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.45%) Perl
5 1 (1.08%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 15 (16.13%) SC Cleared
1 15 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.45%) CISSP
3 3 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (1.08%) MCSE
4 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (6.45%) Data Quality
3 5 (5.38%) QA
4 3 (3.23%) GDPR
5 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (12.90%) VMware NSX
1 12 (12.90%) vSphere
2 5 (5.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.38%) Docker
3 4 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.15%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.08%) Firmware
6 1 (1.08%) HDFS
6 1 (1.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (21.51%) Ansible
2 19 (20.43%) Terraform
3 17 (18.28%) Puppet
4 12 (12.90%) vRealize
5 6 (6.45%) Kubernetes
6 3 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.23%) Salt
6 3 (3.23%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (2.15%) Nagios
7 2 (2.15%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.08%) Ambari
8 1 (1.08%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (1.08%) Oozie
Vendors
1 20 (21.51%) VMware
2 8 (8.60%) Splunk
3 5 (5.38%) Juniper
3 5 (5.38%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.30%) F5
4 4 (4.30%) Oracle
5 3 (3.23%) Micro Focus
5 3 (3.23%) SaltStack
6 2 (2.15%) AppDynamics
6 2 (2.15%) Google
6 2 (2.15%) IBM
6 2 (2.15%) New Relic
6 2 (2.15%) Qualys
7 1 (1.08%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.08%) Cognos
7 1 (1.08%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.08%) Tableau