The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Engineer
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 67 77 75
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 3 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.34% 0.79% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.82% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 4
Median daily rate - £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £339 £325
% change year-on-year -4.05% +4.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +36.17% -6.00%  

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 842 1457 1334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.71% 96.17% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 790 746
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £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 8 16
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Infrastructure Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (61.11%) Linux
2 9 (50.00%) VMware
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (38.89%) DevOps
4 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (33.33%) vSphere
4 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (33.33%) Windows
4 6 (33.33%) DNS
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco
5 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
5 5 (27.78%) Java
5 5 (27.78%) Web Services
5 5 (27.78%) Reverse Proxy
5 5 (27.78%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (27.78%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (27.78%) Amazon S3
5 5 (27.78%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (27.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
5 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
6 4 (22.22%) VXLAN
6 4 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 4 (22.22%) Business Continuity
6 4 (22.22%) Citrix
7 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 3 (16.67%) SSL
7 3 (16.67%) LAN

Infrastructure Engineer 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%) IIS
1 2 (11.11%) JBoss
1 2 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (27.78%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (27.78%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (27.78%) Amazon S3
2 5 (27.78%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (16.67%) IaaS
3 3 (16.67%) PaaS
3 3 (16.67%) SaaS
4 2 (11.11%) Route 53
4 2 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) DNS
2 5 (27.78%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (22.22%) VXLAN
4 3 (16.67%) DHCP
4 3 (16.67%) LAN
4 3 (16.67%) SSL
4 3 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (11.11%) Firewall
5 2 (11.11%) HTTP
5 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.56%) BIG-IP
6 1 (5.56%) SAN
6 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Ant
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) Maven
1 1 (5.56%) Subversion
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Data Centre
1 5 (27.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) EMC VNX
2 2 (11.11%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) DevOps
3 4 (22.22%) Business Continuity
3 4 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 3 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Release Management
5 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.11%) ITIL
5 2 (11.11%) SDLC
6 1 (5.56%) Kanban
6 1 (5.56%) Re-Platforming
6 1 (5.56%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) System Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Web Filtering
6 1 (5.56%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.56%) IISP
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (33.33%) vSphere
3 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
4 2 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 2 (11.11%) XenApp
4 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.56%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Ansible
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
1 3 (16.67%) vRealize
2 2 (11.11%) Puppet
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) VMware
2 6 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 2 (11.11%) EMC
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) Dell
6 1 (5.56%) F5