Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Engineer was £110 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 October 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.

IT Engineer
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 151 187
Rank change year-on-year -20 +36 -10
Contract jobs requiring an IT Engineer 26 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.49% 0.62% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.65% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 23 9
Scotland median daily rate £110 £125 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -7.41% -20.59%
10th Percentile £98 £100 £104
90th Percentile £418 £348 £378
UK median daily rate £170 £150 £150
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.20 £11.78
90th Percentile £17.50 £21.75 £19.53
UK median hourly rate £14.88 £13.00 £14.66
% change year-on-year +14.46% -11.31% +4.70%

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 5,084 4,632 4,578
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.54% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,735 2,614 2,680
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -
10th Percentile £225 £229 £225
90th Percentile £550 £531 £494
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 140 123
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.35% +14.10% -2.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.24 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.78 £43.83 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.28
% change year-on-year -3.74% +2.33% +1.58%

IT Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured IT Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for IT Engineer in Scotland

IT Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Engineer in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Engineer in Scotland

IT Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Engineer in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Engineer in Scotland

IT Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Engineer in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Engineer in Scotland

IT 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 IT Engineer within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 18 October 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 -10 13 £112 -25.33% 4
Glasgow -23 4 £525 +425.00% 1
Highlands +2 2 - -
South Ayrshire - 2 £104 -
West Lothian - 2 - -
Aberdeen +7 1 £110 -
Dundee -9 1 £325 +116.67% 1
Renfrewshire -24 1 £95 -13.64%
IT Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT 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 IT Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 5 (19.23%) SLA
3 5 (19.23%) SaaS
3 5 (19.23%) Break/Fix
4 4 (15.38%) PaaS
4 4 (15.38%) Office 365
4 4 (15.38%) IaaS
4 4 (15.38%) Banking
5 3 (11.54%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) CISSP
5 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (11.54%) Cyberattack
5 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
6 2 (7.69%) Splunk
6 2 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.69%) Threat Intelligence
6 2 (7.69%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
6 2 (7.69%) Security Operations
6 2 (7.69%) Identity Management
6 2 (7.69%) Finance
6 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.69%) PKI
6 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
6 2 (7.69%) SCCM

IT 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 2 (7.69%) Cloud Foundry
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) SaaS
2 4 (15.38%) IaaS
2 4 (15.38%) Office 365
2 4 (15.38%) PaaS
3 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.85%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) Skype
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) ArangoDB
1 1 (3.85%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.85%) Neo4j
1 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Cyberattack
2 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.69%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.85%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.69%) Unix
3 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Break/Fix
2 3 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (11.54%) Project Management
3 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.69%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
3 2 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (7.69%) Identity Management
3 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
3 2 (7.69%) Security Operations
3 2 (7.69%) Security Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Threat Intelligence
4 1 (3.85%) Data Encryption
4 1 (3.85%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.85%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (3.85%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 1 (3.85%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.85%) Go
2 1 (3.85%) Perl
2 1 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) CISSP
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.85%) CISM
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) FINRA
2 1 (3.85%) GDPR
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.69%) Novell
1 2 (7.69%) Splunk
2 1 (3.85%) Apple
2 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
2 1 (3.85%) Citrix
2 1 (3.85%) Cloudera
2 1 (3.85%) Hortonworks
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Sybase
2 1 (3.85%) Symantec
2 1 (3.85%) Varonis
2 1 (3.85%) VMware