The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Infrastructure Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 245 211 263
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +52
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 541 617 435
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 1.10% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.16% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 409 296
Median daily rate £350 £325 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £296
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +4.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 30 15
Median hourly rate £23.00 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.00 £18.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £44.82 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-34.28% +40.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50257 53100 51246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32789 33386 31524
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 2035 2075
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

Infrastructure Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the UK.

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -40 496 £339 +4.23% 137
London -28 198 £375 +7.14% 40
South East -32 96 £323 -7.85% 30
Yorkshire -9 46 £325 -13.33% 13
Berkshire +22 45 £275 -21.42% 7
East of England +12 43 £310 +12.72% 10
West Yorkshire -10 35 £345 -8.00% 7
West Midlands +2 34 £330 +20.00% 15
Scotland +7 32 £420 +40.00% 6
South West -2 29 £280 +12.00% 13
Leeds -12 28 £375 -5.66% 4
City of London +6 22 £388 +10.71% 9
North West -22 22 £325 +23.80% 10
Surrey -12 21 £350 +10.23% 11
Reading +14 18 £260 -34.17% 1
Glasgow +16 16 £300 +6.66% 4
Essex +8 16 £278 +6.93% 2
North East -38 16 £320 +25.49% 2
Tyne and Wear -42 16 £320 +25.49% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -47 16 £320 - 1
Bracknell +9 15 £450 +53.71% 1
Birmingham +3 15 £330 +20.00% 8
Shropshire -21 15 £500 +70.94%
Telford -19 14 £500 -
East Midlands +15 13 £275 +10.00% 4
Wiltshire +1 12 £250 -41.17%
Manchester -19 12 £325 +18.18% 8
Oxfordshire +4 9 £305 +1.66% 1
Hampshire -28 9 £350 -9.67% 7
Hertfordshire +12 7 £298 -4.03% 3

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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 featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 670 (62.09%) Windows
2 517 (47.91%) VMware
3 460 (42.63%) Active Directory
4 449 (41.61%) Windows Server
5 332 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 297 (27.53%) Linux
7 295 (27.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 283 (26.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 272 (25.21%) Citrix
10 259 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 227 (21.04%) Cisco
12 220 (20.39%) MS Exchange
13 202 (18.72%) Firewall
14 201 (18.63%) DNS
15 188 (17.42%) SAN
16 180 (16.68%) ITIL
17 156 (14.46%) Security Cleared
18 151 (13.99%) HP
19 147 (13.62%) Windows Server 2003
20 146 (13.53%) SQL
20 146 (13.53%) SCCM
21 138 (12.79%) DHCP
22 133 (12.33%) PowerShell
23 132 (12.23%) SQL Server
24 126 (11.68%) LAN
24 126 (11.68%) Migration
25 125 (11.58%) WAN
25 125 (11.58%) Data Centre
26 121 (11.21%) Hyper-V
27 120 (11.12%) SC Cleared

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 220 (20.39%) MS Exchange
2 110 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (7.32%) IIS
4 69 (6.39%) Apache
5 50 (4.63%) SharePoint
6 47 (4.36%) Tomcat
7 43 (3.99%) WebLogic
8 42 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2013
9 40 (3.71%) OpenStack
10 34 (3.15%) Skype for Business
11 33 (3.06%) WebSphere
12 27 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
13 23 (2.13%) Confluence
14 21 (1.95%) JBoss
15 20 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
15 20 (1.85%) nginx
16 16 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
16 16 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
17 14 (1.30%) Jetty
18 9 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 88 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 41 (3.80%) MS Office
3 8 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.28%) MS Project
4 3 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.093%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 6 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.093%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 101 (9.36%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (8.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (8.06%) Office 365
4 31 (2.87%) IaaS
4 31 (2.87%) SaaS
5 30 (2.78%) PaaS
6 16 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (0.46%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (0.37%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.28%) Route 53
11 3 (0.28%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.19%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.19%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.19%) Heroku
12 2 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 202 (18.72%) Firewall
2 201 (18.63%) DNS
3 188 (17.42%) SAN
4 138 (12.79%) DHCP
5 126 (11.68%) LAN
6 125 (11.58%) WAN
7 67 (6.21%) VPN
8 66 (6.12%) TCP/IP
9 58 (5.38%) Internet
10 49 (4.54%) VLAN
11 38 (3.52%) Wireless
12 35 (3.24%) NetScaler
13 31 (2.87%) Network Security
14 28 (2.59%) MPLS
15 24 (2.22%) LDAP
16 23 (2.13%) SSL
16 23 (2.13%) VoIP
17 19 (1.76%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (1.76%) Cisco Nexus
17 19 (1.76%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.06%) MySQL
3 31 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (1.30%) MongoDB
6 13 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (1.11%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.65%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.65%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.56%) MariaDB
11 4 (0.37%) Big Data
11 4 (0.37%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.37%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.37%) Redis
11 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.28%) DB2
12 3 (0.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 71 (6.58%) Jenkins
2 69 (6.39%) Git (software)
3 41 (3.80%) JIRA
4 38 (3.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 24 (2.22%) Vagrant
6 21 (1.95%) Subversion
7 19 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 19 (1.76%) Hudson
8 15 (1.39%) GitLab
9 14 (1.30%) Bitbucket
9 14 (1.30%) ClearCase
9 14 (1.30%) ClearQuest
9 14 (1.30%) FishEye
9 14 (1.30%) JIRA Agile
9 14 (1.30%) PVCS
9 14 (1.30%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.83%) Gitweb
10 9 (0.83%) Maven
10 9 (0.83%) MSBuild
10 9 (0.83%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 117 (10.84%) Finance
2 37 (3.43%) Telecoms
3 31 (2.87%) Banking
3 31 (2.87%) Retail
4 20 (1.85%) Legal
5 13 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.11%) Games
7 9 (0.83%) Publishing
8 8 (0.74%) Advertising
9 6 (0.56%) Marketing
10 5 (0.46%) Law
11 4 (0.37%) Back Office
12 3 (0.28%) Electronics
13 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.19%) Front Office
13 2 (0.19%) iGaming
13 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.093%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.093%) Military
14 1 (0.093%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.52%) Middleware
2 30 (2.78%) Web Services
3 17 (1.58%) .NET
3 17 (1.58%) ELK Stack
4 15 (1.39%) RabbitMQ
5 13 (1.20%) LAMP
6 11 (1.02%) JMS
7 9 (0.83%) JSON
7 9 (0.83%) XML
8 8 (0.74%) Node.js
9 7 (0.65%) HTML
10 6 (0.56%) HTML5
10 6 (0.56%) J2EE
10 6 (0.56%) RESTful
11 4 (0.37%) 802.1X
11 4 (0.37%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.28%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.28%) Ruby on Rails
12 3 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (0.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 125 (11.58%) Data Centre
2 68 (6.30%) Clustering
3 43 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.59%) Private Cloud
6 23 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (2.04%) Replication
8 21 (1.95%) Computer Science
8 21 (1.95%) Driving Licence
9 17 (1.58%) NHS
10 14 (1.30%) EMC VNX
10 14 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (1.02%) Fat Client
11 11 (1.02%) Statistics
11 11 (1.02%) Thin Client
12 9 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
13 8 (0.74%) Blackberry
13 8 (0.74%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.65%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 670 (62.09%) Windows
2 449 (41.61%) Windows Server
3 297 (27.53%) Linux
4 295 (27.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 283 (26.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 147 (13.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 118 (10.94%) Unix
8 87 (8.06%) Windows 7
9 77 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (2.69%) Windows 8
11 28 (2.59%) AIX
12 27 (2.50%) Solaris
13 25 (2.32%) CentOS
13 25 (2.32%) Windows 10
14 16 (1.48%) Windows XP
15 12 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
16 9 (0.83%) Android
16 9 (0.83%) SUSE
17 8 (0.74%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (16.68%) ITIL
2 126 (11.68%) Migration
3 100 (9.27%) DevOps
4 84 (7.78%) Configuration Management
5 74 (6.86%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 60 (5.56%) Change Management
8 56 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (4.91%) Problem Management
9 53 (4.91%) Project Management
10 40 (3.71%) High Availability
11 39 (3.61%) Service Delivery
12 34 (3.15%) Server Building
13 33 (3.06%) Capacity Planning
13 33 (3.06%) ITIL V3
13 33 (3.06%) Open Source
14 31 (2.87%) Time Management
15 28 (2.59%) Infrastructure Management
16 25 (2.32%) Software Engineering
17 24 (2.22%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (13.53%) SQL
2 133 (12.33%) PowerShell
3 82 (7.60%) Python
4 42 (3.89%) Bash Shell
5 39 (3.61%) Perl
6 38 (3.52%) Java
7 32 (2.97%) Ruby
7 32 (2.97%) Shell Script
8 17 (1.58%) VBScript
9 12 (1.11%) C
9 12 (1.11%) C#
10 10 (0.93%) JavaScript
11 9 (0.83%) Korn
11 9 (0.83%) PHP
11 9 (0.83%) VB
12 8 (0.74%) C++
13 6 (0.56%) Bourne shell
13 6 (0.56%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.28%) C-shell
15 2 (0.19%) Go
Qualifications
1 156 (14.46%) Security Cleared
2 120 (11.12%) SC Cleared
3 86 (7.97%) Cisco Certification
3 86 (7.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 70 (6.49%) CCNA
5 53 (4.91%) MCSE
6 46 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 42 (3.89%) Degree
8 36 (3.34%) CCNP
9 26 (2.41%) MCSA
10 19 (1.76%) DV Cleared
11 16 (1.48%) MCP
12 13 (1.20%) MCITP
13 11 (1.02%) CISSP
13 11 (1.02%) MCTS
14 10 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (0.93%) CCIE
14 10 (0.93%) RHCE
15 8 (0.74%) CCA
15 8 (0.74%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.43%) SLA
2 21 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (1.39%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.02%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.37%) COBIT
7 3 (0.28%) QA
8 1 (0.093%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 460 (42.63%) Active Directory
2 259 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (11.21%) Hyper-V
4 110 (10.19%) vSphere
4 110 (10.19%) XenApp
5 65 (6.02%) VMware ESX
6 62 (5.75%) VMware ESXi
7 53 (4.91%) XenDesktop
8 31 (2.87%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (2.32%) XenServer
10 22 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
11 20 (1.85%) NFS
12 19 (1.76%) Docker
13 18 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
14 15 (1.39%) VMware Server
15 13 (1.20%) DFS Replication
16 12 (1.11%) vCloud
17 11 (1.02%) Xen
18 7 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
18 7 (0.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 146 (13.53%) SCCM
2 100 (9.27%) Puppet
3 61 (5.65%) SCOM
4 56 (5.19%) Ansible
5 25 (2.32%) Microsoft Clustering
5 25 (2.32%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (2.13%) WSUS
7 21 (1.95%) Backup Exec
7 21 (1.95%) NetBackup
8 20 (1.85%) SCVMM
9 17 (1.58%) Nagios
10 13 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 11 (1.02%) Red Hat Satellite
12 10 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
12 10 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 10 (0.93%) Packer
13 9 (0.83%) Terraform
14 8 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 8 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 517 (47.91%) VMware
2 332 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 272 (25.21%) Citrix
4 227 (21.04%) Cisco
5 151 (13.99%) HP
6 104 (9.64%) NetApp
7 92 (8.53%) Red Hat
8 62 (5.75%) IBM
9 61 (5.65%) EMC
10 55 (5.10%) Oracle
11 46 (4.26%) Dell
12 39 (3.61%) Juniper
13 28 (2.59%) Symantec
14 26 (2.41%) Veritas
15 24 (2.22%) webMethods
16 23 (2.13%) Pega
16 23 (2.13%) Veeam
17 21 (1.95%) F5
18 20 (1.85%) CheckPoint
19 15 (1.39%) BMC
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Staffordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £25000 - £27000 Per Annum 6 month fixed term contract pro rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Tech
Rate: Market related
Posted: 4 days ago
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £265 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
The Collinson Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Parham Consulting
Rate: Up to £400 per day Maximum £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £325 to £425 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago