Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 164 177
Rank change year-on-year +41 +13 +17
Contract jobs citing IaaS 84 27 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.57% 0.54% 0.34%
As % of the Cloud Services category 8.51% 4.64% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 11
Scotland median daily rate £500 £330 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +51.52% -17.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £454 £300 £318
90th Percentile £630 £530 £475
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £50.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year -17.50% +44.93% -

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 987 582 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 18.43% 11.64% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 586 349 201
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +4.63%
10th Percentile £270 £263 £213
90th Percentile £575 £574 £488
UK median daily rate £485 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +3.19% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 6
Scotland median hourly rate £24.88 £22.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.56% +42.86% +31.25%
10th Percentile £12.80 £13.75 £13.25
90th Percentile £120.00 £32.50 £30.88
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.31 £18.00
% change year-on-year -9.39% +7.29% -17.51%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 +37 56 £575 +27.78% 3
Glasgow -7 17 £500 +66.67% 2
South Lanarkshire - 9 £475 -
Stirling +4 1 £550 -
Fife - 1 £475 - 1
IaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 54 (64.29%) PaaS
2 36 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (35.71%) SaaS
4 29 (34.52%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (34.52%) Banking
5 24 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 23 (27.38%) Kanban
7 21 (25.00%) VMware
7 21 (25.00%) Ansible
8 20 (23.81%) Unix
9 19 (22.62%) Waterfall
10 18 (21.43%) Puppet
10 18 (21.43%) Change Control
10 18 (21.43%) Firewall
11 17 (20.24%) DevOps
12 15 (17.86%) Linux
12 15 (17.86%) SC Cleared
12 15 (17.86%) Security Cleared
13 14 (16.67%) Windows
14 13 (15.48%) Law
14 13 (15.48%) Cloud Foundry
15 12 (14.29%) vSphere
15 12 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
15 12 (14.29%) vRealize
15 12 (14.29%) VSAN
15 12 (14.29%) VMware NSX
15 12 (14.29%) Java
15 12 (14.29%) Python
16 11 (13.10%) Finance
16 11 (13.10%) Terraform

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 13 (15.48%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (8.33%) Apache
2 7 (8.33%) IIS
3 3 (3.57%) JBoss
3 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.38%) nginx
5 1 (1.19%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 54 (64.29%) PaaS
2 30 (35.71%) SaaS
3 29 (34.52%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (5.95%) Office 365
6 4 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (4.76%) Datadog
6 4 (4.76%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.38%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.43%) Firewall
2 12 (14.29%) VSAN
3 3 (3.57%) Software-Defined Networking
4 2 (2.38%) Calico
5 1 (1.19%) DHCP
5 1 (1.19%) DNS
5 1 (1.19%) HTTP
5 1 (1.19%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.19%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.19%) LAN
5 1 (1.19%) SAN
5 1 (1.19%) SSL
5 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.19%) VoIP
5 1 (1.19%) VPN
5 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) MySQL
2 1 (1.19%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.19%) HBase
2 1 (1.19%) Pentaho
2 1 (1.19%) QlikView
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.33%) Bitbucket
3 6 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.95%) Artifactory
4 5 (5.95%) IBM UrbanCode
4 5 (5.95%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (5.95%) TeamCity
5 4 (4.76%) Maven
5 4 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.57%) Selenium
7 2 (2.38%) JIRA
7 2 (2.38%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.19%) Ranorex
General
1 29 (34.52%) Banking
2 13 (15.48%) Law
3 11 (13.10%) Finance
4 1 (1.19%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Architect
2 12 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
3 11 (13.10%) Security Engineer
4 10 (11.90%) Cloud Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) AWS Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) Developer
5 9 (10.71%) Platform Engineer
6 8 (9.52%) Technical Architect
7 6 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (7.14%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Security Architect
9 4 (4.76%) Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) IT Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) IT Security Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Security Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Cloud Architect
10 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Architect
10 3 (3.57%) IT Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) RESTful
2 4 (4.76%) Web Services
3 3 (3.57%) .NET
3 3 (3.57%) Ajax
3 3 (3.57%) AngularJS
3 3 (3.57%) EJB
3 3 (3.57%) EJB 3.0
3 3 (3.57%) Hibernate
3 3 (3.57%) Java EE
3 3 (3.57%) JPA
3 3 (3.57%) jQuery
3 3 (3.57%) React
3 3 (3.57%) Spring
3 3 (3.57%) Spring Boot
3 3 (3.57%) Vert.x
4 2 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.19%) LDAP
5 1 (1.19%) OAuth
5 1 (1.19%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.52%) PKI
2 3 (3.57%) Cyberattack
2 3 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.38%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.19%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.19%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.81%) Unix
2 15 (17.86%) Linux
3 14 (16.67%) Windows
4 8 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (4.76%) Ubuntu
6 3 (3.57%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.38%) Kanban
3 19 (22.62%) Waterfall
4 18 (21.43%) Change Control
5 17 (20.24%) DevOps
6 12 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (9.52%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (5.95%) Scrum
10 5 (5.95%) Security Architecture
10 5 (5.95%) Threat Intelligence
11 4 (4.76%) Analytics
11 4 (4.76%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
11 4 (4.76%) Information Security
11 4 (4.76%) ITIL
12 3 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (3.57%) Configuration Management
12 3 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.29%) Java
1 12 (14.29%) Python
2 10 (11.90%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.95%) Perl
4 1 (1.19%) Java 8
4 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (17.86%) SC Cleared
1 15 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.52%) CISSP
3 3 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (1.19%) CEH
4 1 (1.19%) CISM
4 1 (1.19%) MCSE
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.19%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.57%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.38%) QA
4 1 (1.19%) GDPR
4 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (14.29%) VMware NSX
1 12 (14.29%) vSphere
2 6 (7.14%) Docker
2 6 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.38%) iptables
4 2 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.19%) Firmware
5 1 (1.19%) HDFS
5 1 (1.19%) NFS
5 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (25.00%) Ansible
2 18 (21.43%) Puppet
3 12 (14.29%) vRealize
4 11 (13.10%) Terraform
5 6 (7.14%) Kubernetes
6 4 (4.76%) Nagios
6 4 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (3.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (3.57%) Salt
8 2 (2.38%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.19%) Ambari
9 1 (1.19%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (1.19%) Oozie
9 1 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (25.00%) VMware
2 11 (13.10%) Splunk
3 7 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (5.95%) Juniper
5 4 (4.76%) AppDynamics
5 4 (4.76%) F5
5 4 (4.76%) New Relic
5 4 (4.76%) Oracle
6 3 (3.57%) Micro Focus
6 3 (3.57%) Qualys
6 3 (3.57%) SaltStack
7 2 (2.38%) Google
7 2 (2.38%) IBM
8 1 (1.19%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.19%) Cognos
8 1 (1.19%) Hortonworks
8 1 (1.19%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.19%) Tableau