Period
to 16 September 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 16 September 2019.

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
16 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 96 164 136
Rank change year-on-year +68 -28 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 72 47 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.70% 0.87% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 0.91% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 30 20
Scotland median daily rate £425 £450 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +32.84% -13.42%
10th Percentile £304 £288 £261
90th Percentile £533 £538 £530
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £47.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £22.30 £19.50
% change year-on-year +79.37% +14.36% -26.62%

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 4,051 5,147 4,471
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.61% 95.12% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,273 2,857 2,537
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +5.48%
10th Percentile £200 £235 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £531
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 136 119
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -22.22% +15.38%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.23
90th Percentile £43.75 £44.01 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.87 £18.92
% change year-on-year +11.95% -5.58% -0.42%

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 16 September 2019.

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 16 September 2019. 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 +46 34 £500 +11.11% 4
Glasgow +12 16 £390 -22.00% 4
Aberdeen - 9 £439 - 1
Renfrewshire +29 5 £330 -15.51%
Fife -2 4 £325 -13.33%
Scottish Borders - 2 £325 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 2019, 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 71 (98.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 46 (63.89%) Windows
3 36 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 36 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 34 (47.22%) VMware
5 25 (34.72%) Azure
6 24 (33.33%) Linux
7 22 (30.56%) Microsoft
8 18 (25.00%) AWS
8 18 (25.00%) DevOps
9 16 (22.22%) Public Sector
9 16 (22.22%) Ansible
10 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
10 15 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (19.44%) Infrastructure as Code
12 13 (18.06%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (18.06%) PowerShell
12 13 (18.06%) Finance
12 13 (18.06%) Citrix
13 12 (16.67%) Terraform
14 11 (15.28%) Cisco
14 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (13.89%) SCCM
15 10 (13.89%) Unix
16 9 (12.50%) SLA
16 9 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
16 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
16 9 (12.50%) Veeam

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 5 (6.94%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.78%) IIS
2 2 (2.78%) JBoss
2 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.78%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 25 (34.72%) Azure
2 18 (25.00%) AWS
3 13 (18.06%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (12.50%) Office 365
5 6 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.78%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (2.78%) IaaS
7 1 (1.39%) GitHub
7 1 (1.39%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) Firewall
2 5 (6.94%) LAN
2 5 (6.94%) WAN
3 4 (5.56%) Wireless
4 3 (4.17%) DHCP
4 3 (4.17%) DNS
4 3 (4.17%) SAN
4 3 (4.17%) VPN
5 2 (2.78%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.78%) Internet
5 2 (2.78%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.39%) IPv4
6 1 (1.39%) NAS
6 1 (1.39%) Network Security
6 1 (1.39%) SMTP
6 1 (1.39%) SNMP
6 1 (1.39%) SSL
6 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.39%) VLAN
6 1 (1.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.78%) Ant
2 2 (2.78%) Maven
2 2 (2.78%) Subversion
3 1 (1.39%) JIRA
3 1 (1.39%) StarTeam
3 1 (1.39%) WinDbg
General
1 16 (22.22%) Public Sector
2 13 (18.06%) Finance
3 5 (6.94%) Banking
4 4 (5.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.39%) French Language
5 1 (1.39%) German Language
5 1 (1.39%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.39%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.94%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.56%) Clustering
4 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (2.78%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.39%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.39%) Handset
6 1 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (63.89%) Windows
2 36 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 24 (33.33%) Linux
4 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (13.89%) Unix
7 8 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (8.33%) CentOS
9 3 (4.17%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.78%) SUSE
10 2 (2.78%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.39%) AIX
11 1 (1.39%) Android
11 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (98.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (25.00%) DevOps
3 14 (19.44%) Infrastructure as Code
4 9 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 7 (9.72%) ITIL
7 6 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (8.33%) Mentoring
7 6 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (8.33%) Validation
8 5 (6.94%) Project Delivery
9 4 (5.56%) Business Continuity
9 4 (5.56%) Migration
9 4 (5.56%) OWASP
9 4 (5.56%) Server Building
10 3 (4.17%) High Availability
10 3 (4.17%) Incident Management
10 3 (4.17%) Patch Management
10 3 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.17%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.06%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.11%) Python
2 8 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.56%) AWS Certification
2 4 (5.56%) MCSE
3 3 (4.17%) MCSA
3 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.39%) CCNA
5 1 (1.39%) CCNP
5 1 (1.39%) CCSP
5 1 (1.39%) CCVP
5 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.39%) MCITP
5 1 (1.39%) MCP
5 1 (1.39%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.50%) SLA
2 3 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.72%) Hyper-V
3 7 (9.72%) vSphere
4 6 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.78%) Xen
7 1 (1.39%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.39%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (22.22%) Ansible
2 15 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (16.67%) Terraform
4 10 (13.89%) SCCM
5 6 (8.33%) Puppet
6 3 (4.17%) Avamar
6 3 (4.17%) SCOM
7 1 (1.39%) MAINVIEW
7 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.39%) Netcool
Vendors
1 34 (47.22%) VMware
2 22 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 13 (18.06%) Citrix
4 11 (15.28%) Cisco
5 9 (12.50%) Veeam
6 7 (9.72%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.56%) EMC
8 3 (4.17%) HP
9 2 (2.78%) CommVault
9 2 (2.78%) Darktrace
9 2 (2.78%) NetApp
9 2 (2.78%) Qualys
9 2 (2.78%) SAP
9 2 (2.78%) Sophos
9 2 (2.78%) Splunk
10 1 (1.39%) Apple
10 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.39%) Mitel
10 1 (1.39%) Sonus
10 1 (1.39%) Veritas