Period
to 18 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 February 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 Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 109 77 85
Rank change year-on-year -32 +8 +29
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 16 69 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.62% 2.34% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 2.43% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 43 14
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £500 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +33.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £280 £330 £275
90th Percentile £473 £611 £450
Scotland median daily rate £425 £491 £350
% change year-on-year -13.49% +40.36% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £21.00 -
Scotland median hourly rate - £21.00 -

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 2,435 2,841 1,662
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 96.21% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,290 1,696 1,044
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £240 £269 £216
90th Percentile £575 £568 £538
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 22 35
Edinburgh median hourly rate £22.02 £21.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.83% +7.69% -0.05%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.88 £13.45
90th Percentile £44.71 £41.75 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £15.89
% change year-on-year -2.50% +25.87% -36.44%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Edinburgh

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Edinburgh

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in Edinburgh

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 2019, Infrastructure Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (62.50%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) VMware
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (31.25%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
7 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
7 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
7 3 (18.75%) Brocade
7 3 (18.75%) SAN
7 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 3 (18.75%) Dell
7 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (18.75%) Information Security
7 3 (18.75%) Solaris
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
8 2 (12.50%) HTTP
8 2 (12.50%) DNS
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

Infrastructure Engineer 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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
3 1 (6.25%) Route 53
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Fibre Channel
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) HTTP
2 2 (12.50%) SSL
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
1 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Solaris
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security
3 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (6.25%) DevOps
4 1 (6.25%) Email Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
4 1 (6.25%) Kanban
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) MCSA
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (12.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Ansible
1 2 (12.50%) Data Guard
1 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) Packer
2 1 (6.25%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
1 7 (43.75%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Brocade
2 3 (18.75%) Dell
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Cloudera
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (6.25%) Open-E
4 1 (6.25%) Synology