Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 129 116 162
Rank change year-on-year -13 +46 +7
Contract jobs citing IaaS 49 88 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.21% 1.68% 0.50%
As % of the Cloud Services category 4.77% 8.49% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 27 11
Scotland median daily rate £525 £500 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +51.52% -17.50%
10th Percentile £224 £459 £300
90th Percentile £775 £698 £538
UK median daily rate £530 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +3.41% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £80.00 £41.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +93.94% +17.86% -

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 1,027 1,037 618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 25.36% 19.79% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 603 374
Scotland median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £208 £280 £264
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £495 £480 £470
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.13% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 10 15
Scotland median hourly rate £17.90 £31.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.26% +37.78% +45.16%
10th Percentile £15.77 £12.80 £13.75
90th Percentile £40.95 £120.00 £32.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +7.85%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -5 29 £600 -7.69% 6
Glasgow +7 14 £413 -17.50% 2
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Aberdeen - 2 £581 -
Dundee - 2 £413 -
IaaS
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 38 (77.55%) PaaS
2 32 (65.31%) SaaS
3 23 (46.94%) Azure
4 19 (38.78%) AWS
5 18 (36.73%) Public Sector
6 14 (28.57%) Finance
7 12 (24.49%) Windows
7 12 (24.49%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
8 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (18.37%) Information Security
9 9 (18.37%) Identity Access Management
10 8 (16.33%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (14.29%) Investment Management
11 7 (14.29%) Firewall
11 7 (14.29%) Python
11 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
11 7 (14.29%) Linux
11 7 (14.29%) .NET
11 7 (14.29%) Windows 10
11 7 (14.29%) Architecture Roadmap
11 7 (14.29%) Technical Leadership
12 6 (12.24%) DevOps
12 6 (12.24%) Office 365
12 6 (12.24%) SQL
12 6 (12.24%) Network Security
12 6 (12.24%) Data Protection
12 6 (12.24%) Banking
12 6 (12.24%) Cryptography
13 5 (10.20%) Windows 7

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 4 (8.16%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (6.12%) Confluence
2 3 (6.12%) IIS
3 2 (4.08%) Apache
3 2 (4.08%) nginx
3 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (4.08%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 38 (77.55%) PaaS
2 32 (65.31%) SaaS
3 23 (46.94%) Azure
4 19 (38.78%) AWS
5 6 (12.24%) Office 365
6 5 (10.20%) GCP
7 4 (8.16%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (6.12%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (6.12%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (6.12%) Amazon S3
9 2 (4.08%) Apigee
9 2 (4.08%) Datadog
9 2 (4.08%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (4.08%) Kong
9 2 (4.08%) OpenShift
10 1 (2.04%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) Firewall
2 6 (12.24%) Network Security
3 3 (6.12%) DNS
4 2 (4.08%) BIG-IP
4 2 (4.08%) DHCP
4 2 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (4.08%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) OLTP
3 3 (6.12%) SimpleDB
4 2 (4.08%) Aerospike
4 2 (4.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (4.08%) Couchbase
4 2 (4.08%) Hazelcast
4 2 (4.08%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.08%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) JIRA
2 2 (4.08%) Artifactory
2 2 (4.08%) Bitbucket
2 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.08%) IBM UrbanCode
2 2 (4.08%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (4.08%) Selenium
2 2 (4.08%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (4.08%) TeamCity
2 2 (4.08%) Zephyr
General
1 18 (36.73%) Public Sector
2 14 (28.57%) Finance
3 6 (12.24%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Local Government
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Architect
2 8 (16.33%) Technical Architect
3 6 (12.24%) Azure Engineer
3 6 (12.24%) Security Architect
4 5 (10.20%) Enterprise Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Consultant
5 4 (8.16%) Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Mac Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Security Technical Architect
5 4 (8.16%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) DBA
6 3 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Digital Architect
6 3 (6.12%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.12%) SQL Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) Java EE
2 2 (4.08%) LDAP
2 2 (4.08%) RESTful
2 2 (4.08%) Vert.x
3 1 (2.04%) LAMP
3 1 (2.04%) OAuth
3 1 (2.04%) OAuth2
3 1 (2.04%) SAML
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) PKI
2 3 (6.12%) Cyberattack
2 3 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.08%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.08%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.49%) Windows
2 7 (14.29%) Linux
2 7 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 5 (10.20%) Mac OS
3 5 (10.20%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.16%) Apple iOS
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.08%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.08%) Unix
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Continuous Delivery
2 10 (20.41%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.37%) Identity Access Management
3 9 (18.37%) Information Security
4 8 (16.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (14.29%) Architecture Roadmap
5 7 (14.29%) Investment Management
5 7 (14.29%) Technical Leadership
6 6 (12.24%) Cryptography
6 6 (12.24%) Data Protection
6 6 (12.24%) DevOps
7 5 (10.20%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (10.20%) Migration
7 5 (10.20%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (10.20%) Waterfall
8 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.16%) Network Segmentation
8 4 (8.16%) Security Architecture
9 3 (6.12%) Analytics
9 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.29%) Python
2 6 (12.24%) SQL
3 5 (10.20%) Bash Shell
3 5 (10.20%) T-SQL
4 4 (8.16%) Apple Swift
4 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.12%) Java
6 2 (4.08%) Go
6 2 (4.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) CISSP
2 2 (4.08%) CCNA
2 2 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.08%) MCSE
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) GDPR
2 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.04%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (6.12%) Docker
4 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) Jamf Pro
2 3 (6.12%) Ansible
2 3 (6.12%) Kubernetes
2 3 (6.12%) Puppet
3 2 (4.08%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (4.08%) Consul
3 2 (4.08%) Nagios
3 2 (4.08%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.04%) PingFederate
4 1 (2.04%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) Citrix
2 4 (8.16%) Qualys
2 4 (8.16%) VMware
3 3 (6.12%) Google
3 3 (6.12%) Oracle
4 2 (4.08%) AppDynamics
4 2 (4.08%) Apple
4 2 (4.08%) CA
4 2 (4.08%) F5
4 2 (4.08%) IBM
4 2 (4.08%) Micro Focus
4 2 (4.08%) New Relic
4 2 (4.08%) Splunk
5 1 (2.04%) Adobe
5 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.04%) Veeam