Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £486 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Infrastructure Architect
UK > Scotland
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 127 154
Rank change year-on-year -51 +27 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 9 48 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.18% 1.12% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 1.18% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 33 15
Scotland median daily rate £486 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% -5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £416 £408 £313
90th Percentile £638 £506 £511
UK median daily rate £515 £500 £478
% change year-on-year +3.00% +4.71% -4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £43.75 - £30.19

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4746 4065 5866
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.62% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2692 2377 3035
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £230
90th Percentile £530 £490 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 118 125
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £48.80
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -31 6 £500 +8.11% 3
Glasgow -11 3 £435 +5.45% 1
Infrastructure Architect
UK

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (22.22%) High Availability
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Puppet
5 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
5 1 (11.11%) vSphere
5 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
5 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (11.11%) DNS
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (11.11%) Symantec
5 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
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 1 (11.11%) MQSeries
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) AIX
2 1 (11.11%) Solaris
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (11.11%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (11.11%) Information Assurance
3 1 (11.11%) IT Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Task Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Time Management
3 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
1 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec