The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Infrastructure Architect
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 73 71
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 3 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.24% 2.08% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 2.18% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 6
Median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £453
% change year-on-year - +10.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1181 1287 1343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.17% 95.55% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 688 707 701
Median daily rate £375 £396 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.30% +11.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 18
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in Edinburgh

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in Edinburgh

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Infrastructure Architect 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 Edinburgh region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
5 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (25.00%) IT Strategy
6 1 (12.50%) F5
6 1 (12.50%) Office 365
6 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (12.50%) Critical Success Factor
6 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 1 (12.50%) Service Design
6 1 (12.50%) Legal
6 1 (12.50%) IIS
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) .NET

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (12.50%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
2 2 (25.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) IT Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) Critical Success Factor
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Scrum
4 1 (12.50%) Service Design
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) F5
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) VMware