Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 125 138
Rank change year-on-year -19 +13 +26
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 57 66 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.07% 1.32% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.38% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 35 34
Scotland median daily rate £475 £450 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +14.65% +28.69%
10th Percentile £308 £263 £263
90th Percentile £538 £602 £445
UK median daily rate £375 £360 £363
% change year-on-year +4.17% -0.69% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK median hourly rate £23.48 £21.69 £32.50
% change year-on-year +8.26% -33.26% -7.14%

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 5,072 4,778 4,187
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 95.50% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,757 2,693 2,443
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -1.37%
10th Percentile £224 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £499
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 147 122
Scotland median hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +23.53% -20.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £44.70 £43.68
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -2 28 £500 +81.82% 5
Edinburgh -32 17 £425 -12.82% 6
Renfrewshire - 5 £375 -
Dundee - 3 £290 -
South Lanarkshire - 2 £488 -
Fife - 1 £375 -
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 55 (96.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 27 (47.37%) Linux
3 22 (38.60%) Windows
4 18 (31.58%) Ansible
4 18 (31.58%) Terraform
5 17 (29.82%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (24.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (22.81%) VMware
8 13 (22.81%) Unix
8 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
9 12 (21.05%) CentOS
10 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (19.30%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (19.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
11 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
12 9 (15.79%) SQL
12 9 (15.79%) Python
12 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
12 9 (15.79%) Jenkins
13 8 (14.04%) Data Protection
13 8 (14.04%) Oracle
13 8 (14.04%) Active Directory
13 8 (14.04%) Red Hat
14 7 (12.28%) Finance
14 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (12.28%) Ruby
14 7 (12.28%) Relational Database

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 4 (7.02%) IIS
2 3 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.26%) nginx
2 3 (5.26%) OpenStack
2 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) InfoPath
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (29.82%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (19.30%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (10.53%) Office 365
5 5 (8.77%) GitHub
6 2 (3.51%) IaaS
7 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.75%) Route 53
7 1 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) DNS
1 5 (8.77%) Firewall
2 4 (7.02%) DHCP
2 4 (7.02%) SAN
3 3 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (5.26%) LAN
3 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.26%) VSAN
3 3 (5.26%) WAN
4 2 (3.51%) HTTP
4 2 (3.51%) Network Security
4 2 (3.51%) Skype
4 2 (3.51%) SSL
4 2 (3.51%) VLAN
5 1 (1.75%) ISDN
5 1 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (1.75%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.28%) Relational Database
3 6 (10.53%) Hadoop
4 5 (8.77%) ArangoDB
4 5 (8.77%) Neo4j
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.75%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.02%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.26%) Artifactory
4 2 (3.51%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.75%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.75%) Hudson
5 1 (1.75%) JIRA
5 1 (1.75%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.75%) WinRunner
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) Web Services
2 3 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (3.51%) Spring
4 1 (1.75%) .NET
4 1 (1.75%) CSS
4 1 (1.75%) jQuery
4 1 (1.75%) Kafka
4 1 (1.75%) LDAP
4 1 (1.75%) Middleware
4 1 (1.75%) XML
4 1 (1.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.02%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (3.51%) Replication
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) PDA
4 1 (1.75%) PKI
4 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 27 (47.37%) Linux
2 22 (38.60%) Windows
3 14 (24.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (22.81%) Unix
5 12 (21.05%) CentOS
6 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
7 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (7.02%) Solaris
8 4 (7.02%) Windows 10
8 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
10 2 (3.51%) AIX
10 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (96.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (19.30%) Continuous Delivery
2 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (14.04%) Data Protection
4 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 6 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (10.53%) IT Strategy
5 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
6 5 (8.77%) Cryptography
6 5 (8.77%) Data Encryption
6 5 (8.77%) Data Loss Prevention
6 5 (8.77%) DevOps
6 5 (8.77%) DRM
6 5 (8.77%) OWASP
6 5 (8.77%) Security Operations
6 5 (8.77%) Site Reliability Engineering
6 5 (8.77%) Software Engineering
7 4 (7.02%) ITIL
7 4 (7.02%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.79%) Python
1 9 (15.79%) SQL
2 7 (12.28%) Bash Shell
2 7 (12.28%) Ruby
3 6 (10.53%) Perl
4 5 (8.77%) Go
5 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.51%) Java
8 1 (1.75%) C#
8 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) CISM
3 5 (8.77%) CISSP
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.26%) AWS Certification
6 2 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.51%) MCSE
7 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.75%) Degree
7 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.75%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) FINRA
1 5 (8.77%) GDPR
2 4 (7.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (5.26%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.75%) QA
4 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (14.04%) Active Directory
3 5 (8.77%) vSphere
4 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 3 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (5.26%) VMware NSX
6 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (3.51%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.75%) Firmware
7 1 (1.75%) KVM
7 1 (1.75%) NFS
7 1 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (31.58%) Ansible
1 18 (31.58%) Terraform
2 15 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (7.02%) Puppet
4 3 (5.26%) Kibana
4 3 (5.26%) logstash
5 2 (3.51%) Data Guard
5 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (3.51%) SCCM
5 2 (3.51%) vCenter Server
5 2 (3.51%) vRealize
6 1 (1.75%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.75%) HP ALM
6 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.75%) Packer
6 1 (1.75%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.75%) SCOM
6 1 (1.75%) vMotion
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
1 13 (22.81%) VMware
2 8 (14.04%) Oracle
2 8 (14.04%) Red Hat
3 6 (10.53%) Cloudera
3 6 (10.53%) McAfee
3 6 (10.53%) Sybase
4 5 (8.77%) Hortonworks
4 5 (8.77%) HP
4 5 (8.77%) Symantec
4 5 (8.77%) Varonis
5 4 (7.02%) Dell
6 3 (5.26%) Cisco
7 2 (3.51%) Brocade
7 2 (3.51%) Citrix
7 2 (3.51%) NetApp
8 1 (1.75%) EMC
8 1 (1.75%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.75%) Splunk
8 1 (1.75%) Veritas