The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Engineer
UK / Scotland
Rank 98 99 113
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 5 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.29% 1.20% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 1.27% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 21 9
Median daily rate £325 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £225 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £423 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £339 £325
% change year-on-year -4.05% +4.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +36.17% -6.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1635 2443 2677
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.51% 94.84% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 1340 1473
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 37 68
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +10 3 - - 4
West Lothian 0 1 £350 -
Glasgow -5 1 £300 -4.00% 2
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (48.72%) Windows
2 18 (46.15%) Linux
2 18 (46.15%) VMware
3 15 (38.46%) DNS
4 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 11 (28.21%) Cisco
5 11 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (25.64%) vSphere
6 10 (25.64%) DHCP
6 10 (25.64%) DevOps
6 10 (25.64%) Windows Server
7 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
9 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (17.95%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (17.95%) SQL
9 7 (17.95%) MS Exchange
9 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
9 7 (17.95%) WAN
9 7 (17.95%) Firewall
10 6 (15.38%) HP
10 6 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
11 5 (12.82%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (12.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 5 (12.82%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (12.82%) Amazon S3

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (17.95%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) OpenStack
3 2 (5.13%) IIS
3 2 (5.13%) JBoss
3 2 (5.13%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.56%) Apache
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (12.82%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (12.82%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (12.82%) Amazon S3
4 3 (7.69%) IaaS
4 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (7.69%) PaaS
4 3 (7.69%) SaaS
5 2 (5.13%) Route 53
5 2 (5.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (38.46%) DNS
2 10 (25.64%) DHCP
3 7 (17.95%) Firewall
3 7 (17.95%) WAN
4 5 (12.82%) Reverse Proxy
4 5 (12.82%) SAN
5 4 (10.26%) VXLAN
6 3 (7.69%) LAN
6 3 (7.69%) SSL
7 2 (5.13%) HTTP
7 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.13%) Unified Communications
8 1 (2.56%) BIG-IP
8 1 (2.56%) Skype
8 1 (2.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.13%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Ant
1 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.56%) Maven
1 1 (2.56%) Subversion
1 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.56%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.69%) EMC VNX
3 3 (7.69%) Replication
4 2 (5.13%) Clustering
4 2 (5.13%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.56%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Windows
2 18 (46.15%) Linux
3 10 (25.64%) Windows Server
4 6 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.56%) CentOS
7 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) DevOps
2 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.26%) Business Continuity
3 4 (10.26%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (10.26%) ITIL
3 4 (10.26%) Project Management
3 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
4 3 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (7.69%) Release Management
4 3 (7.69%) SDLC
4 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
4 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.69%) Supplier Management
5 2 (5.13%) Change Management
5 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.13%) Python
5 1 (2.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) MCSE
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.26%) MCSA
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.56%) IISP
4 1 (2.56%) ISEB
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.56%) MCP
4 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.56%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (25.64%) vSphere
4 3 (7.69%) XenApp
4 3 (7.69%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.13%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) SCCM
2 3 (7.69%) Ansible
2 3 (7.69%) vRealize
2 3 (7.69%) WSUS
3 2 (5.13%) Puppet
3 2 (5.13%) SnapMirror
4 1 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.56%) SCOM
4 1 (2.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) VMware
2 11 (28.21%) Cisco
3 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.38%) HP
5 5 (12.82%) Citrix
5 5 (12.82%) NetApp
6 4 (10.26%) Dell
6 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
7 3 (7.69%) EMC
7 3 (7.69%) Riverbed
7 3 (7.69%) Veeam
8 2 (5.13%) Avaya
8 2 (5.13%) Palo Alto
8 2 (5.13%) WatchGuard
9 1 (2.56%) F5
9 1 (2.56%) Lotus
9 1 (2.56%) Oracle