Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 135 151
Rank change year-on-year -26 +16 +31
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 50 32 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.90% 0.77% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.81% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 11 36
Scotland median daily rate £395 £300 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.67% -24.05% +10.49%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £239
90th Percentile £489 £388 £436
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year +26.47% -26.88% -15.45%

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 5,306 3,965 5,195
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.07% 95.20% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,064 2,315 2,917
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £248 £225 £230
90th Percentile £545 £525 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 96 98
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +20.48% +6.41%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.00 £9.87
90th Percentile £48.15 £46.87 £43.23
UK median hourly rate £18.09 £18.70 £19.50
% change year-on-year -3.29% -4.10% +11.43%

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 July 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 17 July 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 -15 21 £425 +19.30% 4
Glasgow -19 17 £475 +72.73% 4
Renfrewshire -23 10 £390 +65.96%
Fife - 1 £375 - 1
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 21 (42.00%) Windows
1 21 (42.00%) Linux
2 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (28.00%) PowerShell
4 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (22.00%) VMware
6 10 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 10 (20.00%) DNS
7 9 (18.00%) Citrix
7 9 (18.00%) Relational Database
7 9 (18.00%) DevOps
7 9 (18.00%) Data Centre
8 8 (16.00%) Windows Server
8 8 (16.00%) Project Management
8 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
8 8 (16.00%) DHCP
8 8 (16.00%) ITIL
9 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
9 7 (14.00%) Java
9 7 (14.00%) Finance
9 7 (14.00%) HP
9 7 (14.00%) Puppet
9 7 (14.00%) Migration
9 7 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (12.00%) Ansible
10 6 (12.00%) OpenStack
10 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (12.00%) Skype for Business
10 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003

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 (12.00%) OpenStack
1 6 (12.00%) Skype for Business
2 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (10.00%) IIS
2 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (6.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (6.00%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (4.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (10.00%) Office 365
2 4 (8.00%) GitHub
3 3 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.00%) Mimecast
5 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) DNS
2 8 (16.00%) DHCP
3 4 (8.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.00%) Firewall
4 3 (6.00%) HTTP
4 3 (6.00%) NetScaler
4 3 (6.00%) SSL
4 3 (6.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (4.00%) SAN
5 2 (4.00%) Skype
6 1 (2.00%) VoIP
6 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.00%) ArangoDB
3 2 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.00%) Neo4j
4 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.00%) JIRA
2 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.00%) WinRunner
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) .NET
1 3 (6.00%) CSS
1 3 (6.00%) jQuery
1 3 (6.00%) XML
1 3 (6.00%) XSLT
2 2 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.00%) Clustering
2 4 (8.00%) PKI
3 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.00%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.00%) PDA
5 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.00%) Linux
1 21 (42.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.00%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.00%) Unix
7 1 (2.00%) AIX
7 1 (2.00%) CentOS
7 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) DevOps
2 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
2 8 (16.00%) ITIL
2 8 (16.00%) Project Management
3 7 (14.00%) Migration
3 7 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.00%) ITIL V3
5 5 (10.00%) Six Sigma
6 4 (8.00%) Asset Management
6 4 (8.00%) Process Improvement
6 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (6.00%) Cybersecurity
7 3 (6.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (6.00%) High Availability
7 3 (6.00%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (6.00%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (6.00%) Task Automation
7 3 (6.00%) Validation
7 3 (6.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (14.00%) Java
3 5 (10.00%) Python
4 4 (8.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (8.00%) Ruby
4 4 (8.00%) SQL
5 3 (6.00%) C#
5 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.00%) Perl
6 2 (4.00%) Go
7 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (6.00%) Degree
3 3 (6.00%) MCSE
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.00%) CISM
4 2 (4.00%) CISSP
5 1 (2.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) JSP 440
2 4 (8.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.00%) FINRA
3 2 (4.00%) GDPR
4 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.00%) vSphere
4 1 (2.00%) Docker
4 1 (2.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Puppet
2 6 (12.00%) Ansible
3 5 (10.00%) Terraform
4 4 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (6.00%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (6.00%) SCCM
6 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (4.00%) vCenter Server
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (2.00%) Cobbler
7 1 (2.00%) HP ALM
7 1 (2.00%) Nagios
7 1 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (2.00%) vRealize
7 1 (2.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.00%) VMware
3 9 (18.00%) Citrix
4 7 (14.00%) HP
5 6 (12.00%) Symantec
6 5 (10.00%) McAfee
7 3 (6.00%) Cisco
7 3 (6.00%) Nintex
7 3 (6.00%) Oracle
7 3 (6.00%) Sybase
8 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.00%) Cloudera
8 2 (4.00%) CommVault
8 2 (4.00%) Hortonworks
8 2 (4.00%) Varonis
9 1 (2.00%) Apple
9 1 (2.00%) EMC
9 1 (2.00%) NetApp
9 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.00%) Veritas