Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £483 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 114 135
Rank change year-on-year +3 +21 +25
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 78 54 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.63% 1.45% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.71% 1.53% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 37
Scotland median daily rate £483 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £284 £230 £267
90th Percentile £607 £445 £438
UK median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £31.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year +8.87% -0.80% +25.00%

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 4,572 3,533 5,227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.75% 94.85% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,672 2,049 2,765
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £225 £217 £225
90th Percentile £538 £501 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 129 92
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -19.54% +24.29%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.60 £10.52
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.40 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
Edinburgh +11 67 £500 +33.33% 6
Glasgow -18 9 £350 +16.18% 7
Dundee -6 1 £258 -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £350 -
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 57 (73.08%) Windows
2 50 (64.10%) Active Directory
3 48 (61.54%) PowerShell
4 43 (55.13%) Linux
5 41 (52.56%) Finance
6 35 (44.87%) Windows Server
7 34 (43.59%) Microsoft
8 33 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (39.74%) VMware
9 31 (39.74%) Configuration Management
10 30 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (37.18%) Opscode Chef
11 29 (37.18%) Puppet
12 28 (35.90%) Ansible
13 25 (32.05%) vSphere
13 25 (32.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 24 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
15 21 (26.92%) Continuous Delivery
15 21 (26.92%) Ruby
16 19 (24.36%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (23.08%) DNS
17 18 (23.08%) Git (software)
18 17 (21.79%) SAN
19 16 (20.51%) Asset Management
19 16 (20.51%) Mentoring
19 16 (20.51%) Virtual Team
20 15 (19.23%) Validation
20 15 (19.23%) TDD
21 14 (17.95%) DevOps
22 13 (16.67%) SCCM

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 10 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.26%) IIS
3 7 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.97%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.13%) Apache
4 4 (5.13%) JBoss
5 2 (2.56%) Confluence
5 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.97%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (6.41%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.85%) Office 365
6 2 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (2.56%) GitHub
6 2 (2.56%) IaaS
6 2 (2.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.08%) DNS
2 17 (21.79%) SAN
3 12 (15.38%) Firewall
4 11 (14.10%) DHCP
5 9 (11.54%) TCP/IP
6 8 (10.26%) Internet
7 6 (7.69%) Skype
8 5 (6.41%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (5.13%) HTTP
9 4 (5.13%) SSL
9 4 (5.13%) Unified Communications
9 4 (5.13%) VoIP
10 3 (3.85%) VPN
11 2 (2.56%) LAN
11 2 (2.56%) NetScaler
11 2 (2.56%) VLAN
11 2 (2.56%) WAN
12 1 (1.28%) Junos
12 1 (1.28%) Network Security
12 1 (1.28%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.13%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.56%) JIRA
5 1 (1.28%) Maven
5 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.28%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 41 (52.56%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Banking
2 2 (2.56%) Financial Institution
2 2 (2.56%) Law
2 2 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) Web Services
2 2 (2.56%) .NET
2 2 (2.56%) LDAP
3 1 (1.28%) Ajax
3 1 (1.28%) EJB
3 1 (1.28%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (1.28%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.28%) Java EE
3 1 (1.28%) JPA
3 1 (1.28%) jQuery
3 1 (1.28%) RESTful
3 1 (1.28%) SOAP
3 1 (1.28%) XML
3 1 (1.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.51%) Virtual Team
2 9 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 7 (8.97%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.13%) PKI
5 3 (3.85%) EMC VNX
5 3 (3.85%) Tandem
6 1 (1.28%) Clustering
6 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.28%) DataPower
6 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.28%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (73.08%) Windows
2 43 (55.13%) Linux
3 35 (44.87%) Windows Server
4 33 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (32.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (8.97%) Windows 7
8 5 (6.41%) Windows 10
9 4 (5.13%) Unix
10 2 (2.56%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.56%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.56%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.74%) Configuration Management
2 21 (26.92%) Continuous Delivery
3 19 (24.36%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (20.51%) Asset Management
4 16 (20.51%) Mentoring
5 15 (19.23%) TDD
5 15 (19.23%) Validation
6 14 (17.95%) DevOps
7 12 (15.38%) Coaching
8 11 (14.10%) Open Source
9 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (10.26%) Migration
10 6 (7.69%) ITIL
10 6 (7.69%) Project Management
11 5 (6.41%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (6.41%) Task Automation
12 4 (5.13%) Business Continuity
13 3 (3.85%) E-Commerce
13 3 (3.85%) Hardware Maintenance
13 3 (3.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (61.54%) PowerShell
2 21 (26.92%) Ruby
3 9 (11.54%) Java
4 4 (5.13%) Perl
5 3 (3.85%) Python
6 2 (2.56%) VBScript
7 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.28%) C#
7 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.28%) CCNP
1 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.28%) Degree
1 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
1 1 (1.28%) HND
1 1 (1.28%) MCSA
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 50 (64.10%) Active Directory
2 25 (32.05%) vSphere
3 8 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.69%) XenApp
4 6 (7.69%) XenDesktop
5 4 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.56%) DFS Replication
6 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.28%) Docker
7 1 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (37.18%) Opscode Chef
1 29 (37.18%) Puppet
2 28 (35.90%) Ansible
3 13 (16.67%) SCCM
4 7 (8.97%) SCOM
5 4 (5.13%) Packer
6 2 (2.56%) AppDNA
7 1 (1.28%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.28%) EnCase
7 1 (1.28%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.28%) Nagios
7 1 (1.28%) Rundeck
7 1 (1.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 31 (39.74%) VMware
3 12 (15.38%) Citrix
4 10 (12.82%) Cisco
5 8 (10.26%) Red Hat
6 6 (7.69%) Google
7 4 (5.13%) Riverbed
7 4 (5.13%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.85%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.85%) HP
9 2 (2.56%) Dell
9 2 (2.56%) F5
9 2 (2.56%) IBM
9 2 (2.56%) Meraki
9 2 (2.56%) Remedy
9 2 (2.56%) Splunk
9 2 (2.56%) Symantec
10 1 (1.28%) CyberArk
10 1 (1.28%) Imperva
10 1 (1.28%) Palo Alto