Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Infrastructure Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 105 126
Rank change year-on-year +27 +21 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 57 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.96% 1.02% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 1.05% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 5
Edinburgh median daily rate £500 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -8.82% +4.94%
10th Percentile £310 £275 £331
90th Percentile £603 £450 £488
Scotland median daily rate £475 £393 £305
% change year-on-year +21.02% +28.69% -18.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £21.00 - £50.00

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 2781 2086 3069
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 96.75% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1206 1587
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -0.64%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £260
90th Percentile £545 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 28
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £11.09
90th Percentile £41.75 £50.91 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.50 £23.35
% change year-on-year +22.48% -29.34% +33.43%

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 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 35 (61.40%) Windows
2 34 (59.65%) Active Directory
3 32 (56.14%) PowerShell
4 30 (52.63%) Finance
5 27 (47.37%) Linux
6 26 (45.61%) Windows Server
7 22 (38.60%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (36.84%) Puppet
8 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
9 20 (35.09%) Configuration Management
9 20 (35.09%) VMware
10 19 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (31.58%) Ansible
11 18 (31.58%) vSphere
11 18 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (29.82%) Microsoft Azure
13 15 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (24.56%) Ruby
15 12 (21.05%) SAN
16 11 (19.30%) Firewall
16 11 (19.30%) Git (software)
17 10 (17.54%) Asset Management
17 10 (17.54%) Validation
17 10 (17.54%) MS Exchange
17 10 (17.54%) DNS
18 9 (15.79%) TDD
18 9 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
18 9 (15.79%) Virtual Team

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 10 (17.54%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (12.28%) Skype for Business
4 6 (10.53%) IIS
5 4 (7.02%) Apache
5 4 (7.02%) JBoss
6 1 (1.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 17 (29.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
2 6 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (8.77%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.51%) IaaS
4 2 (3.51%) PaaS
5 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.75%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.75%) Office 365
5 1 (1.75%) Route 53
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) SAN
2 11 (19.30%) Firewall
3 10 (17.54%) DNS
4 7 (12.28%) TCP/IP
5 6 (10.53%) DHCP
6 5 (8.77%) Skype
7 3 (5.26%) HTTP
7 3 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (5.26%) SSL
7 3 (5.26%) VoIP
7 3 (5.26%) VPN
8 2 (3.51%) DMZ
8 2 (3.51%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.75%) 802.11
9 1 (1.75%) Cisco Wireless
9 1 (1.75%) HSRP
9 1 (1.75%) Internet
9 1 (1.75%) MPLS
9 1 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.75%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.02%) TeamCity
3 3 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.75%) Maven
4 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.75%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (52.63%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.75%) Ajax
2 1 (1.75%) EJB
2 1 (1.75%) EJB 3.0
2 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.75%) Java EE
2 1 (1.75%) JPA
2 1 (1.75%) jQuery
2 1 (1.75%) Middleware
2 1 (1.75%) OAuth2
2 1 (1.75%) RESTful
2 1 (1.75%) SOAP
2 1 (1.75%) Web Services
2 1 (1.75%) XML
2 1 (1.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Virtual Team
2 5 (8.77%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (7.02%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.26%) PKI
5 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.51%) Tandem
6 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.75%) Clustering
6 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.75%) DataPower
6 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) Replication
6 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (61.40%) Windows
2 27 (47.37%) Linux
3 26 (45.61%) Windows Server
4 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (7.02%) Unix
8 1 (1.75%) CentOS
8 1 (1.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Configuration Management
2 15 (26.32%) Continuous Delivery
3 14 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (17.54%) Asset Management
4 10 (17.54%) Validation
5 9 (15.79%) TDD
6 8 (14.04%) Mentoring
7 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (12.28%) DevOps
8 6 (10.53%) Coaching
8 6 (10.53%) Open Source
9 5 (8.77%) ITIL
9 5 (8.77%) Migration
9 5 (8.77%) Task Automation
10 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.26%) Project Management
10 3 (5.26%) Unit Testing
11 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (3.51%) Hardware Maintenance
11 2 (3.51%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 32 (56.14%) PowerShell
2 14 (24.56%) Ruby
3 6 (10.53%) Java
4 3 (5.26%) Perl
5 2 (3.51%) Python
6 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (59.65%) Active Directory
2 18 (31.58%) vSphere
3 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.75%) Docker
4 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.75%) XenApp
4 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (38.60%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (36.84%) Puppet
3 18 (31.58%) Ansible
4 6 (10.53%) SCCM
4 6 (10.53%) SCOM
5 4 (7.02%) Packer
6 1 (1.75%) Cacti
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.75%) Nagios
6 1 (1.75%) Rundeck
6 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 20 (35.09%) VMware
3 7 (12.28%) Red Hat
4 3 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 3 (5.26%) Citrix
4 3 (5.26%) Splunk
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco
5 2 (3.51%) CyberArk
5 2 (3.51%) F5
5 2 (3.51%) ForeScout
5 2 (3.51%) HP
5 2 (3.51%) Remedy
6 1 (1.75%) Adobe
6 1 (1.75%) EMC
6 1 (1.75%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.75%) IBM
6 1 (1.75%) Imperva
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle
6 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.75%) WebSpy