The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Architect
UK / Scotland
Rank 99 88 104
Rank change year-on-year -11 +16  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 8 42 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.46% 1.62% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 1.71% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 33 11
Median daily rate £500 £450 £511
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -11.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £396 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £720 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £484 £475
% change year-on-year +3.35% +1.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +152.63%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1660 2453 2740
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.59% 94.78% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 1353 1501
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 39 73
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in Scotland

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in Scotland

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Architect in Scotland

Infrastructure Architect
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 Infrastructure Architect within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 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 -6 5 £513 +13.88% 2
Renfrewshire +13 3 £445 +5.32%
Infrastructure Architect
UK

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Infrastructure Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 18 (56.25%) Windows
3 14 (43.75%) LAN
3 14 (43.75%) WAN
4 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
4 13 (40.63%) Data Centre
5 12 (37.50%) Relational Database
5 12 (37.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 12 (37.50%) Network Design
6 11 (34.38%) Matrix Organization
6 11 (34.38%) Private Cloud
7 10 (31.25%) Office Automation
8 9 (28.13%) Finance
9 6 (18.75%) VMware
9 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
10 5 (15.63%) Information Security
10 5 (15.63%) Degree
11 4 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
11 4 (12.50%) Banking
11 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
11 4 (12.50%) Public Cloud
11 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
12 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
12 3 (9.38%) NetScaler
12 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (9.38%) Customer Requirements
12 3 (9.38%) CCNA
12 3 (9.38%) Citrix

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (6.25%) SAS
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (40.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (43.75%) LAN
1 14 (43.75%) WAN
2 3 (9.38%) DNS
2 3 (9.38%) NetScaler
3 2 (6.25%) DHCP
3 2 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) Data Centre
2 11 (34.38%) Private Cloud
3 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.50%) Public Cloud
4 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.13%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.13%) Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Network Design
1 12 (37.50%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 11 (34.38%) Matrix Organization
3 10 (31.25%) Office Automation
4 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
5 5 (15.63%) Information Security
6 4 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (9.38%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (9.38%) ITIL
8 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
9 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
9 1 (3.13%) Conflict Management
9 1 (3.13%) Critical Success Factor
9 1 (3.13%) Customer Engagement
9 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
9 1 (3.13%) Release Management
9 1 (3.13%) Service Design
9 1 (3.13%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) R
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Degree
2 3 (9.38%) CCNA
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.38%) MCP
2 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.13%) CCNP
4 1 (3.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.25%) XenApp
3 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Simpana
Vendors
1 19 (59.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix
4 1 (3.13%) CommVault
4 1 (3.13%) EMC
4 1 (3.13%) F5
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) Red Hat