The median contractor rate for a Systems Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 84 86
Rank change year-on-year +12 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Engineer 5 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.49% 0.46% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.48% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £343 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +242.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% +33.33%  

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 972 1465 1445
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 95.58% 95.69% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 827 822
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 22
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.23 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Systems Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 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 23 April 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 6 (54.55%) Unix
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) DHCP
3 4 (36.36%) DNS
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (27.27%) Replication
4 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) Dell
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
5 2 (18.18%) Java
5 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 2 (18.18%) Perl
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) IIS
5 2 (18.18%) Banking
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (18.18%) Python
5 2 (18.18%) Grafana
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (18.18%) Ansible
5 2 (18.18%) Sensu

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 (18.18%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) IaaS
2 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DHCP
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Maven
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) Java EE
1 2 (18.18%) RESTful
1 2 (18.18%) Sensu
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Replication
2 2 (18.18%) PKI
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
1 6 (54.55%) Unix
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (18.18%) Release Management
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (9.09%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Facilities Management
3 1 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 2 (18.18%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) GPFS
3 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 2 (18.18%) XenApp
3 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
4 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Ansible
1 2 (18.18%) Grafana
1 2 (18.18%) Graphite
1 2 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (18.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Dell
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat