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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 147 134
Rank change year-on-year +43 -13  
Contract jobs citing IaaS 13 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.60% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Cloud Services category 5.60% 2.60% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 1
Median daily rate £463 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% -5.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £470 £475
% change year-on-year +1.06% -1.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - -

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 232 154 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 10.62% 5.32% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 78 40
Median daily rate £425 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -10.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £474 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year - +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Median hourly rate £14.49 £36.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.75% +111.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.25 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £40.00 £19.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year +75.75% -38.31%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +21 9 £475 +5.55%
Glasgow - 4 £363 - 3
IaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 16 (84.21%) PaaS
2 12 (63.16%) SaaS
3 10 (52.63%) Puppet
3 10 (52.63%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (52.63%) DevOps
4 8 (42.11%) vRealize
4 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (36.84%) .NET
5 7 (36.84%) Private Cloud
5 7 (36.84%) Ansible
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
7 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
7 4 (21.05%) XML
7 4 (21.05%) Perl
7 4 (21.05%) Information Management
7 4 (21.05%) Docker
7 4 (21.05%) OpenShift
7 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
8 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
8 3 (15.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 3 (15.79%) Umbraco
8 3 (15.79%) Migration
8 3 (15.79%) MVC
8 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
8 3 (15.79%) C#
8 3 (15.79%) HTML
8 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.79%) CSS

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 (15.79%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.79%) Umbraco
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Drupal
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (84.21%) PaaS
2 12 (63.16%) SaaS
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (21.05%) OpenShift
5 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Gradle
1 1 (5.26%) IBM UrbanCode
1 1 (5.26%) Maven
General
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Architect
1 4 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Angular Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Product Owner
3 2 (10.53%) Project Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior UI Developer
3 2 (10.53%) UI Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) AngularJS
2 4 (21.05%) XML
3 3 (15.79%) CSS
3 3 (15.79%) HTML
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
4 2 (10.53%) Java EE
4 2 (10.53%) JSON
4 2 (10.53%) RESTful
4 2 (10.53%) SOAP
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Core
5 1 (5.26%) Angular 2
5 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (5.26%) Backbone.js
5 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
5 1 (5.26%) jQuery
5 1 (5.26%) SignalR
5 1 (5.26%) Spring
5 1 (5.26%) Struts
5 1 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Private Cloud
2 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Unix
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) DevOps
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (21.05%) Information Management
4 3 (15.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (15.79%) Migration
4 3 (15.79%) MVC
5 2 (10.53%) Prototyping
5 2 (10.53%) Rapid Prototyping
5 2 (10.53%) Server Building
5 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Wireframes
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
6 1 (5.26%) Open Source
6 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Release Management
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
6 1 (5.26%) UML
6 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) Perl
2 3 (15.79%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) MCSE
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (52.63%) Puppet
2 8 (42.11%) vRealize
3 7 (36.84%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.53%) Sitecore
4 1 (5.26%) Apigee
4 1 (5.26%) VMware