Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 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 Engineer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 129 169
Rank change year-on-year +16 +40 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 71 55 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.43% 1.26% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.33% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 35 21
Scotland median daily rate £475 £393 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.02% +28.69% -18.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £235
90th Percentile £601 £445 £438
UK median daily rate £360 £364 £338
% change year-on-year -1.03% +7.78% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 - £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -35.38% -12.16% +38.32%

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 4748 4143 5884
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 94.61% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2688 2421 3041
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £235
90th Percentile £530 £495 £500
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 119 126
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.50 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.48% -29.34% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £48.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Scotland

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Scotland

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in Scotland

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Scotland

Infrastructure Engineer
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 Engineer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 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 +27 57 £500 +29.03% 3
Glasgow -9 11 £275 -29.94% 2
Aberdeen - 3 - -
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Infrastructure Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 48 (67.61%) Windows
2 45 (63.38%) Active Directory
3 36 (50.70%) PowerShell
4 32 (45.07%) Windows Server
5 30 (42.25%) Finance
5 30 (42.25%) VMware
6 29 (40.85%) Microsoft
7 28 (39.44%) Linux
8 26 (36.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (32.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (30.99%) Opscode Chef
10 22 (30.99%) vSphere
11 21 (29.58%) Puppet
12 20 (28.17%) Configuration Management
13 18 (25.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (25.35%) Ansible
14 17 (23.94%) Microsoft Azure
14 17 (23.94%) MS Exchange
15 15 (21.13%) DNS
15 15 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2010
15 15 (21.13%) Continuous Delivery
16 14 (19.72%) Ruby
16 14 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (18.31%) Firewall
18 12 (16.90%) SAN
19 11 (15.49%) SCCM
19 11 (15.49%) Git (software)
20 10 (14.08%) Validation
20 10 (14.08%) Asset Management
21 9 (12.68%) TDD

Infrastructure Engineer 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 17 (23.94%) MS Exchange
2 15 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.86%) IIS
3 7 (9.86%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.63%) Apache
4 4 (5.63%) JBoss
5 1 (1.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 17 (23.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.45%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (8.45%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (7.04%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.82%) IaaS
4 2 (2.82%) Office 365
4 2 (2.82%) PaaS
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.41%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.41%) Route 53
5 1 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.13%) DNS
2 13 (18.31%) Firewall
3 12 (16.90%) SAN
4 9 (12.68%) DHCP
5 7 (9.86%) TCP/IP
6 5 (7.04%) Skype
7 3 (4.23%) HTTP
7 3 (4.23%) LAN
7 3 (4.23%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (4.23%) SSL
7 3 (4.23%) VoIP
7 3 (4.23%) VPN
7 3 (4.23%) WAN
8 2 (2.82%) DMZ
8 2 (2.82%) Internet
8 2 (2.82%) LDAP
8 2 (2.82%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.41%) HSRP
9 1 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (15.49%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.63%) TeamCity
3 3 (4.23%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.41%) Maven
4 1 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.41%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (42.25%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Law
4 1 (1.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.41%) Ajax
2 1 (1.41%) EJB
2 1 (1.41%) EJB 3.0
2 1 (1.41%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.41%) Java EE
2 1 (1.41%) JPA
2 1 (1.41%) jQuery
2 1 (1.41%) Middleware
2 1 (1.41%) OAuth2
2 1 (1.41%) RESTful
2 1 (1.41%) SOAP
2 1 (1.41%) Web Services
2 1 (1.41%) XML
2 1 (1.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) Virtual Team
2 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.45%) Data Centre
3 5 (7.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (4.23%) EMC VNX
4 3 (4.23%) EMC VNXe
4 3 (4.23%) PKI
5 2 (2.82%) Tandem
6 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.41%) Clustering
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) DataPower
6 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.41%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) Replication
6 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (67.61%) Windows
2 32 (45.07%) Windows Server
3 28 (39.44%) Linux
4 26 (36.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (32.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (25.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (5.63%) Unix
8 3 (4.23%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) Configuration Management
2 15 (21.13%) Continuous Delivery
3 14 (19.72%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (14.08%) Asset Management
4 10 (14.08%) Validation
5 9 (12.68%) ITIL
5 9 (12.68%) TDD
6 8 (11.27%) Mentoring
7 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (9.86%) DevOps
7 7 (9.86%) Open Source
8 6 (8.45%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (8.45%) Coaching
8 6 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (8.45%) ITIL V3
8 6 (8.45%) Task Automation
9 5 (7.04%) Migration
10 4 (5.63%) Security Patching
10 4 (5.63%) Service Management
11 3 (4.23%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (50.70%) PowerShell
2 14 (19.72%) Ruby
3 6 (8.45%) Java
4 4 (5.63%) Perl
4 4 (5.63%) VBScript
5 3 (4.23%) C#
5 3 (4.23%) Python
6 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 45 (63.38%) Active Directory
2 22 (30.99%) vSphere
3 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.04%) XenApp
5 1 (1.41%) Docker
5 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (30.99%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (29.58%) Puppet
3 18 (25.35%) Ansible
4 11 (15.49%) SCCM
5 6 (8.45%) SCOM
6 4 (5.63%) Packer
7 1 (1.41%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.41%) Cacti
7 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.41%) EnCase
7 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.41%) Nagios
7 1 (1.41%) Rundeck
7 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (42.25%) VMware
2 29 (40.85%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.27%) EMC
4 7 (9.86%) Citrix
4 7 (9.86%) Red Hat
5 6 (8.45%) HP
6 4 (5.63%) Cisco
6 4 (5.63%) CommVault
6 4 (5.63%) NetApp
7 3 (4.23%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.23%) Splunk
8 2 (2.82%) CyberArk
8 2 (2.82%) F5
8 2 (2.82%) ForeScout
8 2 (2.82%) IBM
8 2 (2.82%) Remedy
8 2 (2.82%) Symantec
9 1 (1.41%) Dell
9 1 (1.41%) McAfee
9 1 (1.41%) Oracle