Period
to 20 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 January 2019.

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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 108 127 95
Rank change year-on-year +19 -32 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 21 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.82% 0.31% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.32% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 6
Edinburgh median daily rate £525 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +10.00% +12.36%
10th Percentile £451 £453 £450
90th Percentile £558 £638 £550
Scotland median daily rate £525 £500 £445
% change year-on-year +5.00% +12.36% +2.30%
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 2,427 2,771 1,710
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 96.12% 96.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,272 1,636 1,056
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
Scotland median daily rate £405 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +3.85% +7.59% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 37
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £11.38 £10.69 £13.48
90th Percentile £45.14 £35.00 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.32
% change year-on-year - +9.70% -17.52%

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 20 January 2019, 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 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (33.33%) Banking
3 7 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 7 (33.33%) Network Design
4 6 (28.57%) CISSP
5 5 (23.81%) Middleware
5 5 (23.81%) ITIL
5 5 (23.81%) Zachman Framework
5 5 (23.81%) Scrum
5 5 (23.81%) VMware
6 4 (19.05%) Asset Management
6 4 (19.05%) XenApp
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (19.05%) Windows
6 4 (19.05%) Citrix
6 4 (19.05%) SAN
6 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (14.29%) Migration
7 3 (14.29%) Linux
7 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
7 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 3 (14.29%) Wealth Management
7 3 (14.29%) Office 365
7 3 (14.29%) IaaS
8 2 (9.52%) Unified Communications
8 2 (9.52%) Public Cloud
8 2 (9.52%) Data Centre

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 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (14.29%) IaaS
2 3 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) SAN
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) Internet
3 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (52.38%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.52%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.76%) AS400
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) iSeries
2 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (4.76%) AIX
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.76%) Solaris
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Network Design
2 7 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) Scrum
3 5 (23.81%) Zachman Framework
4 4 (19.05%) Asset Management
4 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Wealth Management
6 2 (9.52%) Investment Management
6 2 (9.52%) Open Source
6 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
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%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.76%) Security Architecture
7 1 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PSD2
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) XenApp
2 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
3 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.52%) vSphere
4 1 (4.76%) Docker
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) VMware
2 4 (19.05%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) EMC
3 2 (9.52%) IBM
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
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%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.76%) Splunk