Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 138 116 118
Rank change year-on-year -22 +2 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 45 72 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.95% 1.51% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.58% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 46 36
Scotland median daily rate £488 £491 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.76% +31.00% -
10th Percentile £297 £298 £234
90th Percentile £530 £608 £445
UK median daily rate £381 £368 £375
% change year-on-year +3.74% -2.00% +10.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year +15.38% +2.36% +1.60%

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 4,511 4,554 3,600
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 95.73% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,532 2,661 2,078
Scotland median daily rate £405 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.52% +6.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £218 £225 £224
90th Percentile £562 £538 £504
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 112 134
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.70% -17.52%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.79 £10.54
90th Percentile £44.50 £35.00 £49.51
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Glasgow +4 25 £500 +42.86% 5
Edinburgh -41 14 £425 -15.00% 6
Dundee +2 3 £290 +12.62%
South Lanarkshire -1 2 £488 +39.29%
Renfrewshire - 1 - -
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 44 (97.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (48.89%) Linux
3 18 (40.00%) Windows
4 16 (35.56%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (35.56%) Ansible
5 15 (33.33%) Terraform
6 14 (31.11%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (28.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (26.67%) VMware
9 11 (24.44%) CentOS
9 11 (24.44%) Unix
9 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
9 11 (24.44%) Continuous Delivery
9 11 (24.44%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (17.78%) Windows Server
12 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (15.56%) Red Hat
12 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
13 6 (13.33%) DNS
13 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
13 6 (13.33%) Data Protection
13 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
13 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
13 6 (13.33%) vSphere
13 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
13 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
14 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
14 5 (11.11%) OWASP

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 3 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (6.67%) IIS
1 3 (6.67%) nginx
1 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) InfoPath
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (35.56%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (24.44%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.89%) Office 365
4 3 (6.67%) GitHub
5 2 (4.44%) IaaS
6 1 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.22%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.22%) Route 53
6 1 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) DNS
2 5 (11.11%) Firewall
3 4 (8.89%) DHCP
3 4 (8.89%) SAN
4 3 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (6.67%) LAN
4 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.67%) VSAN
4 3 (6.67%) WAN
5 2 (4.44%) HTTP
5 2 (4.44%) Network Security
5 2 (4.44%) SSL
5 2 (4.44%) VLAN
6 1 (2.22%) ISDN
6 1 (2.22%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.22%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (2.22%) Skype
6 1 (2.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Hadoop
2 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.67%) ArangoDB
3 3 (6.67%) Neo4j
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.67%) Artifactory
2 3 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.44%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.22%) Hudson
4 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) Web Services
2 3 (6.67%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (4.44%) Spring
4 1 (2.22%) CSS
4 1 (2.22%) jQuery
4 1 (2.22%) LDAP
4 1 (2.22%) Middleware
4 1 (2.22%) XML
4 1 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (4.44%) Replication
3 1 (2.22%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 22 (48.89%) Linux
2 18 (40.00%) Windows
3 13 (28.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (24.44%) CentOS
4 11 (24.44%) Unix
5 8 (17.78%) Windows Server
6 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (8.89%) Solaris
8 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
9 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.22%) AIX
10 1 (2.22%) VMS
10 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (97.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (24.44%) Continuous Delivery
3 10 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (13.33%) Data Protection
5 5 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 5 (11.11%) OWASP
6 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.89%) Business Continuity
6 4 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.89%) IT Strategy
6 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.67%) Cryptography
7 3 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (6.67%) Data Encryption
7 3 (6.67%) Data Loss Prevention
7 3 (6.67%) DevOps
7 3 (6.67%) Security Operations
7 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.67%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.11%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) Python
3 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.67%) Go
3 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.67%) Perl
3 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.67%) Ruby
4 2 (4.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.67%) AWS Certification
3 3 (6.67%) CISM
3 3 (6.67%) CISSP
4 2 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.44%) Degree
4 2 (4.44%) MCSE
5 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.22%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.67%) FINRA
2 3 (6.67%) GDPR
3 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.33%) vSphere
3 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.67%) VMware NSX
4 2 (4.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (4.44%) Terminal Services
4 2 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.22%) Firmware
5 1 (2.22%) KVM
5 1 (2.22%) NFS
5 1 (2.22%) Xen
5 1 (2.22%) XenApp
5 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (35.56%) Ansible
2 15 (33.33%) Terraform
3 14 (31.11%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (6.67%) Kibana
4 3 (6.67%) logstash
4 3 (6.67%) Puppet
5 2 (4.44%) Data Guard
5 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (4.44%) SCCM
6 1 (2.22%) Packer
6 1 (2.22%) PowerCLI
6 1 (2.22%) SCOM
6 1 (2.22%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.22%) vMotion
6 1 (2.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) VMware
2 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.56%) Red Hat
4 5 (11.11%) Oracle
5 4 (8.89%) Cloudera
5 4 (8.89%) Dell
6 3 (6.67%) Cisco
6 3 (6.67%) Hortonworks
6 3 (6.67%) McAfee
6 3 (6.67%) Sybase
6 3 (6.67%) Symantec
6 3 (6.67%) Varonis
7 2 (4.44%) Brocade
7 2 (4.44%) Citrix
7 2 (4.44%) HP
8 1 (2.22%) NetApp
8 1 (2.22%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (2.22%) Nintex
8 1 (2.22%) Open-E
8 1 (2.22%) Synology