Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Virtual Infrastructure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Virtual Infrastructure over the 6 months to 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Virtual Infrastructure
UK > Scotland
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 170 172
Rank change year-on-year -24 +2 +21
Contract jobs citing Virtual Infrastructure 7 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.13% 0.29% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.34% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 28
Scotland median daily rate £488 £412 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -6.36% +33.84%
10th Percentile £388 £335 £389
90th Percentile £538 £450 £447
UK median daily rate £463 £435 £430
% change year-on-year +6.44% +1.05% -1.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £21.88 £45.00
% change year-on-year -15.43% -51.39% +29.50%

Virtual Infrastructure is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,699 4,146 4,204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 87.65% 85.41% 85.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,533 2,337 2,482
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.86% -5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £233
90th Percentile £550 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 108 117
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £26.88 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -4.02% +40.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.48 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £20.90 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.42% +11.11% +3.52%

Virtual Infrastructure
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Virtual Infrastructure as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Virtual Infrastructure in Scotland

Virtual Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Virtual Infrastructure in Scotland

Virtual Infrastructure
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Virtual Infrastructure in Scotland over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Virtual Infrastructure in Scotland

Virtual Infrastructure
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Virtual Infrastructure in Scotland

Virtual Infrastructure
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 Virtual Infrastructure within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 17 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 +1 6 £525 +5.00%
Glasgow - 1 £450 -
Virtual Infrastructure
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Virtual Infrastructure also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Virtual Infrastructure.

1 7 (100.00%) Python
1 7 (100.00%) Change Control
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps
2 6 (85.71%) Data Management
3 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 3 (42.86%) Communications Security
3 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 3 (42.86%) Security Management
3 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (42.86%) Ansible
3 3 (42.86%) SIEM
3 3 (42.86%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared

Virtual Infrastructure
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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) AWS DevOps
2 3 (42.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Change Control
1 7 (100.00%) DevOps
2 6 (85.71%) Data Management
3 3 (42.86%) Communications Security
3 3 (42.86%) Identity Access Management
3 3 (42.86%) Security Management
3 3 (42.86%) SIEM
3 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Ansible