Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 July 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.

System Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 121 131
Rank change year-on-year +22 +10 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 12 19 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.53% 0.68% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.71% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 1
Edinburgh median daily rate £325 £375 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +275.00% -84.62%
Scotland median daily rate £330 £350 £324
% change year-on-year -5.71% +8.11% -7.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £47.50 -
Scotland median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.44
% change year-on-year -10.00% +45.77% -

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 2169 2692 2941
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.68% 95.80% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1316 1490 1583
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £250 £265 £255
90th Percentile £550 £550 £500
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 19 36
Edinburgh median hourly rate £18.50 £15.82 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.98% -8.32% -11.54%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.96 £9.50
90th Percentile £43.39 £48.45 £40.50
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Engineer in Edinburgh

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Engineer in Edinburgh

Systems Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Engineer in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Engineer in Edinburgh

Systems Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Engineer in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2017, Systems 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 Systems Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Unix
3 5 (41.67%) GPFS
4 3 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (25.00%) Puppet
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 2 (16.67%) Dell
5 2 (16.67%) MySQL
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) SCCM
5 2 (16.67%) Grafana
5 2 (16.67%) IIS
5 2 (16.67%) Graphite
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
5 2 (16.67%) Ansible
5 2 (16.67%) Sensu
6 1 (8.33%) Java EE
6 1 (8.33%) Release Management
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
6 1 (8.33%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (8.33%) SCOM
6 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (8.33%) RESTful
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure

Systems 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 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) ColdFusion
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) Wireless
1 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Sensu
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) Java EE
2 1 (8.33%) LAMP
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Facilities Management
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) PHP
1 1 (8.33%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) GPFS
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Puppet
2 2 (16.67%) Ansible
2 2 (16.67%) Grafana
2 2 (16.67%) Graphite
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Dell
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) VMware