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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 124 126
Rank change year-on-year +23 +2  
Contract jobs citing IaaS 7 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.40% 0.23% 0.10%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.69% 4.08% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £425 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £393 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £533 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £525
% change year-on-year +5.55% -14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +194.11% -  

IaaS is in the cloud computing skills category. The next 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.

Contract Cloud Computing Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 123 147 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 7.02% 5.67% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 83 38
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £200 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £476 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £15.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.92% -13.35%  

IaaS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing IaaS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Cloud Services category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh - 4 £425 - 1
Glasgow -7 3 £363 -21.62%
IaaS
UK

IaaS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Puppet
3 8 (44.44%) PaaS
4 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
5 6 (33.33%) VMware
5 6 (33.33%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (33.33%) SaaS
5 6 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (27.78%) DevOps
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
6 5 (27.78%) Perl
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
6 5 (27.78%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
7 4 (22.22%) Java
7 4 (22.22%) Unix
7 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
7 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (16.67%) Sitecore
8 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 3 (16.67%) Umbraco
8 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (16.67%) QA
8 3 (16.67%) Release Management

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 3 (16.67%) IIS
1 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 3 (16.67%) Umbraco
2 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.56%) Apache
3 1 (5.56%) Confluence
3 1 (5.56%) Drupal
3 1 (5.56%) JBoss
3 1 (5.56%) Liferay
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) PaaS
2 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (33.33%) SaaS
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (11.11%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (11.11%) Amazon S3
5 2 (11.11%) Route 53
5 2 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Firewall
1 2 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
2 1 (5.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.11%) Maven
2 1 (5.56%) Ant
2 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (5.56%) git-flow
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (11.11%) Banking
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Project Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Software Tester
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Tester
3 1 (5.56%) Web Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
1 3 (16.67%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) HTML
3 1 (5.56%) Java EE
3 1 (5.56%) jQuery
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) RESTful
3 1 (5.56%) XHTML
3 1 (5.56%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 4 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (11.11%) Private Cloud
2 2 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (22.22%) Unix
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (27.78%) DevOps
3 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) Open Source
3 3 (16.67%) Prototyping
3 3 (16.67%) Rapid Prototyping
3 3 (16.67%) Release Management
3 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Server Building
4 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Validation
4 2 (11.11%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Perl
2 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
2 4 (22.22%) Java
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 2 (11.11%) Python
5 1 (5.56%) C#
5 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.56%) Shibboleth
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) Puppet
2 6 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (11.11%) Ansible
3 2 (11.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
4 3 (16.67%) Sitecore
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco
6 1 (5.56%) Apigee
6 1 (5.56%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) WSO2