Period
to 23 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 23 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 134 125
Rank change year-on-year +16 -9 +41
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 76 29 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.52% 0.81% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 0.85% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 17 48
Scotland median daily rate £475 £315 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.79% -21.74% +7.33%
10th Percentile £284 £193 £264
90th Percentile £600 £388 £438
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £31.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -24.19% +26.53% -2.00%

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 4,776 3,428 5,127
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 95.30% 93.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,875 2,015 2,784
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £231 £213 £231
90th Percentile £538 £513 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 92 91
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £30.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -43.72% +58.97%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.26 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.50 £52.00 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.98 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.53% -2.67% +14.71%

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 April 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 April 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 +24 56 £500 +42.86% 3
Glasgow -12 15 £350 +37.93% 2
Renfrewshire -16 3 £360 +53.19%
Dundee -11 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 April 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 50 (65.79%) Windows
2 45 (59.21%) Active Directory
2 45 (59.21%) PowerShell
3 36 (47.37%) Linux
4 33 (43.42%) Finance
5 30 (39.47%) Microsoft
6 29 (38.16%) Configuration Management
6 29 (38.16%) VMware
6 29 (38.16%) Windows Server
7 28 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (36.84%) Puppet
8 27 (35.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (32.89%) Ansible
10 23 (30.26%) Opscode Chef
11 20 (26.32%) vSphere
12 18 (23.68%) Git (software)
12 18 (23.68%) Asset Management
12 18 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
12 18 (23.68%) Citrix
12 18 (23.68%) Continuous Delivery
13 17 (22.37%) Ruby
14 16 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (21.05%) Validation
14 16 (21.05%) DNS
15 15 (19.74%) TDD
15 15 (19.74%) Virtual Team
16 14 (18.42%) DevOps
16 14 (18.42%) Mentoring
16 14 (18.42%) SAN

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 11 (14.47%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.53%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.26%) IIS
5 3 (3.95%) Confluence
5 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.63%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.26%) Office 365
4 3 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.95%) GitHub
5 2 (2.63%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.63%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.05%) DNS
2 14 (18.42%) SAN
3 12 (15.79%) DHCP
4 7 (9.21%) Internet
4 7 (9.21%) Reverse Proxy
5 6 (7.89%) TCP/IP
5 6 (7.89%) Unified Communications
6 5 (6.58%) Firewall
6 5 (6.58%) HTTP
6 5 (6.58%) SSL
7 4 (5.26%) Skype
8 3 (3.95%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.63%) LAN
9 2 (2.63%) VLAN
9 2 (2.63%) WAN
10 1 (1.32%) Junos
10 1 (1.32%) VoIP
10 1 (1.32%) VPN
10 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (23.68%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.95%) JIRA
2 3 (3.95%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (3.95%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
General
1 33 (43.42%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
2 2 (2.63%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) Web Services
2 2 (2.63%) .NET
2 2 (2.63%) CSS
2 2 (2.63%) jQuery
2 2 (2.63%) XML
2 2 (2.63%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Virtual Team
2 12 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.89%) PKI
4 3 (3.95%) Clustering
4 3 (3.95%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.32%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.32%) Replication
6 1 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.32%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 50 (65.79%) Windows
2 36 (47.37%) Linux
3 29 (38.16%) Windows Server
4 28 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (35.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (9.21%) Windows 7
8 5 (6.58%) Windows 10
9 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.95%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.63%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.16%) Configuration Management
2 18 (23.68%) Asset Management
2 18 (23.68%) Continuous Delivery
2 18 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (21.05%) Validation
4 15 (19.74%) TDD
5 14 (18.42%) DevOps
5 14 (18.42%) Mentoring
6 13 (17.11%) Migration
7 12 (15.79%) Coaching
8 10 (13.16%) Open Source
9 6 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (7.89%) Performance Analysis
10 4 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (5.26%) Project Management
11 3 (3.95%) Business Continuity
11 3 (3.95%) ITIL
11 3 (3.95%) Network Load Balancing
11 3 (3.95%) Patch Management
11 3 (3.95%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (59.21%) PowerShell
2 17 (22.37%) Ruby
3 11 (14.47%) Java
4 2 (2.63%) C#
4 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.58%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.63%) Degree
4 2 (2.63%) MCSE
5 1 (1.32%) CCNP
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) HND
5 1 (1.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 45 (59.21%) Active Directory
2 20 (26.32%) vSphere
3 8 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.89%) XenApp
5 5 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (6.58%) XenDesktop
6 4 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.63%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.32%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (36.84%) Puppet
2 25 (32.89%) Ansible
3 23 (30.26%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (15.79%) SCCM
5 4 (5.26%) Packer
5 4 (5.26%) SCOM
6 2 (2.63%) AppDNA
6 2 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.63%) Terraform
7 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.32%) Nagios
7 1 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.32%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (39.47%) Microsoft
2 29 (38.16%) VMware
3 18 (23.68%) Citrix
4 11 (14.47%) Cisco
5 6 (7.89%) Google
6 4 (5.26%) Riverbed
6 4 (5.26%) SolarWinds
6 4 (5.26%) Symantec
7 3 (3.95%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.63%) CommVault
8 2 (2.63%) HP
8 2 (2.63%) McAfee
8 2 (2.63%) Meraki
8 2 (2.63%) Nintex
9 1 (1.32%) Apple
9 1 (1.32%) Capita
9 1 (1.32%) Dell
9 1 (1.32%) F5
9 1 (1.32%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.32%) Red Hat