The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Solutions Architect was £543 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 30 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.

Infrastructure Solution Architect
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 87 78
Rank change year-on-year +15 -9  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 1 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.11% 0.20% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.21% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £543 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.64% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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 872 1454 1389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.68% 95.78% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 795 779
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 18 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 £14.48 £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 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Solutions Architect in Edinburgh

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Solutions Architect in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Infrastructure Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) R
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) SQL

Infrastructure Solutions Architect 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 (25.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (25.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Information Security
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) R
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) F5
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware