The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Architect was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Architect
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 66 59 66
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 5 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.56% 1.98% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 2.06% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 25 10
Median daily rate £513 £450 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.88% -13.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £397 £467
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £740 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £484 £475
% change year-on-year +3.35% +1.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +152.63%  

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 850 1457 1365
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.76% 96.04% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 792 770
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 19
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 5 (27.78%) Information Security
5 4 (22.22%) Public Cloud
5 4 (22.22%) Banking
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 3 (16.67%) CCNA
6 3 (16.67%) Citrix
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (16.67%) ITIL
6 3 (16.67%) MCP
6 3 (16.67%) DNS
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco
6 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (16.67%) NetScaler
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 2 (11.11%) XenApp
7 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
7 2 (11.11%) R
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 (11.11%) SAS
2 1 (5.56%) CMS
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) DNS
1 3 (16.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) Network Security
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 8 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Public Cloud
2 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.56%) Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 5 (27.78%) Information Security
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.56%) Conflict Management
5 1 (5.56%) Critical Success Factor
5 1 (5.56%) IT Strategy
5 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Remediation Plan
5 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) Service Design
5 1 (5.56%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) R
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) CCNA
1 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (16.67%) MCP
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
3 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Simpana
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco
3 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) CommVault
4 1 (5.56%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) F5
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat