Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 16 January 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.

System Engineer
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 97 130
Rank change year-on-year -22 +33 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 15 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.52% 0.51% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.53% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 2
Edinburgh median daily rate £300 £395 £464
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.05% -14.87% +14.57%
10th Percentile £256 £173 £432
90th Percentile £375 £465 £496
Scotland median daily rate £328 £398 £270
% change year-on-year -17.55% +47.22% -21.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £38.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year -15.58% -1.91% +72.98%

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 2,767 1,704 2,891
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 96.16% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,629 1,040 1,497
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.01% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £559 £538 £538
Scotland median daily rate £388 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +6.90% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 37 25
Edinburgh median hourly rate £19.25 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.00% +25.00% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.61 £13.48 £11.24
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £41.50
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £17.32 £21.75
% change year-on-year +9.70% -20.37% +24.29%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018, 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 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle
3 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 5 (33.33%) Project Management
5 4 (26.67%) IIS
5 4 (26.67%) SQL
5 4 (26.67%) SAN
5 4 (26.67%) Private Cloud
5 4 (26.67%) High Availability
6 3 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (20.00%) Firewall
6 3 (20.00%) VMware
6 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (20.00%) Degree
6 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (20.00%) MCSE
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) DNS
6 3 (20.00%) VoIP
6 3 (20.00%) DHCP
7 2 (13.33%) Ethernet

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 4 (26.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Domino
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Mimecast
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) SAN
3 3 (20.00%) DHCP
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) VoIP
4 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
4 2 (13.33%) Internet
4 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security
4 2 (13.33%) VLAN
4 2 (13.33%) Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (6.67%) Skype
5 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Forms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Private Cloud
3 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (13.33%) Clustering
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Licensing
5 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (6.67%) EMC VNX
5 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
1 5 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (26.67%) High Availability
3 2 (13.33%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (13.33%) Data Security
3 2 (13.33%) Database Security
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Hardware Maintenance
3 2 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) Software Licensing
3 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) SDLC
4 1 (6.67%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
1 3 (20.00%) MCSE
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) MCP
2 2 (13.33%) MCSA
3 1 (6.67%) CISM
3 1 (6.67%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (6.67%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) EMC
3 1 (6.67%) Lotus
3 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.67%) Symantec