Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 19 September 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 Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 100 118
Rank change year-on-year -27 +18 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 12 30 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.40% 1.12% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 1.16% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 5
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14% -17.65%
10th Percentile £314 £298 £275
90th Percentile £503 £558 £458
Scotland median daily rate £450 £340 £391
% change year-on-year +32.35% -13.10% +15.93%
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 2,837 2,576 2,332
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.52% 96.41% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,531 1,510 1,344
Edinburgh median daily rate £413 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% -1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £259 £260 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £385 £365
% change year-on-year +3.90% +5.48% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 25 21
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -3.57% -20.93%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.63 £11.50
90th Percentile £43.80 £40.03 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £23.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year -24.73% +19.23% -6.02%

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018, 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 12 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (25.00%) Ansible
5 3 (25.00%) Terraform
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (16.67%) Puppet
6 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (16.67%) Dell
6 2 (16.67%) SAN
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
6 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (16.67%) SCCM
6 2 (16.67%) vCenter Server
7 1 (8.33%) Proactive Management
7 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (8.33%) Server Management

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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) EMC VNX
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) PKI
1 1 (8.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) CentOS
5 1 (8.33%) Unix
5 1 (8.33%) VMS
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (8.33%) Information Security
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Kanban
3 1 (8.33%) Proactive Management
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (8.33%) Server Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (8.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Firmware
4 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) NFS
4 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Ansible
1 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (25.00%) Terraform
2 2 (16.67%) Puppet
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) vCenter Server
3 1 (8.33%) PowerCLI
3 1 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) vMotion
3 1 (8.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) Brocade
4 1 (8.33%) Cloudera
4 1 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat