Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 17 November 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 Architect
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 135 95
Rank change year-on-year +19 -40 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 21 4 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.73% 0.14% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.14% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 15
Edinburgh median daily rate £525 £625 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +31.58% -0.52%
10th Percentile £445 £503 £422
90th Percentile £555 £638 £515
Scotland median daily rate £500 £506 £445
% change year-on-year -1.23% +13.76% -6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,752 2,794 2,102
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.49% 95.82% 96.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,411 1,639 1,214
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £263 £252 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 22 35
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £16.68 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -16.60% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.44 £11.55
90th Percentile £43.75 £41.75 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.21 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.41% +18.88% -24.44%

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 17 November 2018, Infrastructure Architect 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 Edinburgh region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) TOGAF
3 6 (28.57%) Network Design
3 6 (28.57%) Banking
3 6 (28.57%) Scrum
3 6 (28.57%) CISSP
4 5 (23.81%) ITIL
4 5 (23.81%) VMware
4 5 (23.81%) Zachman Framework
5 4 (19.05%) Migration
5 4 (19.05%) Windows
6 3 (14.29%) Middleware
6 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (14.29%) Citrix
6 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 3 (14.29%) XenApp
6 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (14.29%) Wealth Management
6 3 (14.29%) IaaS
7 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
7 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (9.52%) Open Source
7 2 (9.52%) vSphere
7 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
7 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
7 2 (9.52%) SAN
7 2 (9.52%) Linux
7 2 (9.52%) IBM

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 (4.76%) WebSphere
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (14.29%) IaaS
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
2 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) AS400
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) iSeries
2 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (38.10%) TOGAF
2 6 (28.57%) Network Design
2 6 (28.57%) Scrum
3 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) Zachman Framework
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (14.29%) Wealth Management
6 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
6 2 (9.52%) Open Source
6 2 (9.52%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (4.76%) DevOps
7 1 (4.76%) Identity Access Management
7 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Security Architecture
7 1 (4.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 3 (14.29%) XenApp
2 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) vSphere
2 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) VMware
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) EMC
3 2 (9.52%) IBM
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) Ab Initio
4 1 (4.76%) Charles River
4 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Splunk