The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 112 113
Rank change year-on-year +6 +1  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 5 41 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 1.42% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 1.53% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 17 10
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £433 £470
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £460
% change year-on-year - +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.00

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 2047 2683 2885
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.56% 92.68% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 1497 1490
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 58 86
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -20.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 June 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 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 -9 3 £500 +1.01%
Renfrewshire +53 1 £395 -6.50%
Glasgow +1 1 £425 -15.00% 1
Infrastructure Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (61.54%) Finance
3 7 (53.85%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) ITIL
5 4 (30.77%) Network Design
5 4 (30.77%) LAN
5 4 (30.77%) WAN
5 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
5 4 (30.77%) Private Cloud
5 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
5 4 (30.77%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
6 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
7 2 (15.38%) Migration
7 2 (15.38%) Citrix
7 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
7 2 (15.38%) VMware
7 2 (15.38%) Banking
7 2 (15.38%) Retail
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (15.38%) IT Strategy
7 2 (15.38%) Office Automation
8 1 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
8 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
8 1 (7.69%) Service Design

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 (7.69%) CMS
1 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) MQSeries
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) LAN
1 4 (30.77%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) .NET
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
1 4 (30.77%) Private Cloud
2 3 (23.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) AIX
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Network Design
2 4 (30.77%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 3 (23.08%) TOGAF
4 2 (15.38%) IT Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Office Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.69%) Critical Success Factor
5 1 (7.69%) Information Security
5 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Service Design
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Dell
3 1 (7.69%) EMC
3 1 (7.69%) F5
3 1 (7.69%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec