Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 138 150
Rank change year-on-year -16 +12 +27
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 52 49 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.97% 1.04% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.09% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 22 36
Scotland median daily rate £430 £340 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.47% -13.38% +16.30%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £265
90th Percentile £538 £524 £443
UK median daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +6.38% +0.71% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £22.65 £19.00 £27.38
% change year-on-year +19.21% -30.59% -21.79%

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 5,118 4,503 4,795
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 95.50% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,821 2,546 2,766
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.83% +0.69%
10th Percentile £229 £229 £229
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 124 118
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +13.92% -8.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.27 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.71 £44.85 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.92 £18.94
% change year-on-year -7.51% -0.08% +6.02%

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018. 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
Glasgow -1 23 £500 +81.82% 5
Edinburgh -30 15 £425 +13.33% 4
Renfrewshire -16 10 £390 +65.96%
Dundee - 2 £275 - 1
Fife - 1 £375 -
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 48 (92.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (42.31%) Windows
2 22 (42.31%) Linux
3 18 (34.62%) Terraform
4 17 (32.69%) Ansible
5 16 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
7 13 (25.00%) Unix
7 13 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (23.08%) CentOS
9 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
9 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (21.15%) SQL Server
9 11 (21.15%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (19.23%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (19.23%) Windows Server
10 10 (19.23%) VMware
10 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
11 9 (17.31%) HP
12 8 (15.38%) Configuration Management
12 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (15.38%) PowerShell
13 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (13.46%) McAfee
13 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
13 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
13 7 (13.46%) Python
13 7 (13.46%) SQL
13 7 (13.46%) ITIL

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 6 (11.54%) OpenStack
2 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.77%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.77%) IIS
3 3 (5.77%) nginx
3 3 (5.77%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (5.77%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (5.77%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 16 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (21.15%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (11.54%) Office 365
4 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (7.69%) GitHub
6 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) DHCP
1 4 (7.69%) DNS
2 3 (5.77%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (3.85%) Network Security
3 2 (3.85%) SAN
3 2 (3.85%) Skype
4 1 (1.92%) Firewall
4 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) Hadoop
2 5 (9.62%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.69%) ArangoDB
3 4 (7.69%) Neo4j
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.77%) Artifactory
3 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.92%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.92%) Hudson
5 1 (1.92%) JIRA
5 1 (1.92%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (9.62%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) .NET
1 3 (5.77%) CSS
1 3 (5.77%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (5.77%) jQuery
1 3 (5.77%) XML
1 3 (5.77%) XSLT
2 1 (1.92%) Kafka
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
1 4 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.77%) Clustering
2 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.77%) PKI
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.92%) PDA
3 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 22 (42.31%) Linux
1 22 (42.31%) Windows
2 13 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 13 (25.00%) Unix
3 12 (23.08%) CentOS
4 10 (19.23%) Windows Server
5 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (7.69%) Windows 10
7 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.85%) Solaris
10 1 (1.92%) AIX
10 1 (1.92%) VMS
10 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (92.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (21.15%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (19.23%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (15.38%) Configuration Management
5 7 (13.46%) ITIL
6 6 (11.54%) Data Protection
6 6 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (9.62%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (9.62%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (9.62%) ITIL V3
7 5 (9.62%) OWASP
7 5 (9.62%) Project Management
7 5 (9.62%) Service Delivery
7 5 (9.62%) Six Sigma
8 4 (7.69%) Cryptography
8 4 (7.69%) DevOps
8 4 (7.69%) DRM
8 4 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (7.69%) Process Improvement
8 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 7 (13.46%) Python
2 7 (13.46%) SQL
3 6 (11.54%) Bash Shell
3 6 (11.54%) Ruby
4 5 (9.62%) Perl
5 4 (7.69%) Go
5 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.77%) C#
7 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.69%) CISM
4 4 (7.69%) CISSP
5 3 (5.77%) AWS Certification
5 3 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (5.77%) Degree
5 3 (5.77%) MCSE
6 2 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) JSP 440
2 4 (7.69%) FINRA
2 4 (7.69%) GDPR
3 3 (5.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (13.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.62%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.77%) vSphere
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.92%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (1.92%) Firmware
6 1 (1.92%) NFS
6 1 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (34.62%) Terraform
2 17 (32.69%) Ansible
3 16 (30.77%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.77%) Kibana
4 3 (5.77%) logstash
4 3 (5.77%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (5.77%) Puppet
4 3 (5.77%) SCCM
4 3 (5.77%) vCenter Server
5 2 (3.85%) Data Guard
5 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.92%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.92%) HP ALM
6 1 (1.92%) Nagios
6 1 (1.92%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.92%) vMotion
6 1 (1.92%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 10 (19.23%) VMware
3 9 (17.31%) HP
4 7 (13.46%) McAfee
4 7 (13.46%) Oracle
4 7 (13.46%) Red Hat
5 6 (11.54%) Symantec
6 5 (9.62%) Cloudera
6 5 (9.62%) Sybase
7 4 (7.69%) Dell
7 4 (7.69%) Hortonworks
7 4 (7.69%) Varonis
8 3 (5.77%) Citrix
8 3 (5.77%) Nintex
9 2 (3.85%) Brocade
9 2 (3.85%) NetApp
10 1 (1.92%) EMC
10 1 (1.92%) Ivanti
10 1 (1.92%) Open-E
10 1 (1.92%) Veritas