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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 232 227 258
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +31
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 594 596 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.04% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.10% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 374 300
Median daily rate £350 £339 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% +11.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £219 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £436 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-2.61% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 24 18
Median hourly rate £21.87 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.93% +41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £20.30 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £51.52 £37.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.87 £39.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-43.93% +41.81%

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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -8 559 £350 +3.70% 136
London -27 196 £400 +10.34% 41
South East -2 97 £280 -17.34% 26
East of England +40 74 £300 -3.61% 15
Yorkshire -1 61 £325 -13.33% 17
West Yorkshire +15 48 £344 -14.06% 7
Berkshire +17 42 £275 -16.66% 5
Leeds +12 42 £375 -6.25% 4
West Midlands +1 39 £394 +3.61% 14
Essex +22 32 £275 -21.42% 1
North West -5 32 £313 +13.63% 10
South West -20 26 £331 +5.57% 6
City of London +15 22 £425 +13.33% 8
Birmingham +4 22 £400 +45.45% 6
Surrey -1 21 £325 -7.14% 8
East Midlands +18 20 £275 -19.11% 7
Scotland +11 20 £381 +12.96% 2
Bedfordshire +11 18 £388 +29.16% 4
Hampshire -12 18 £245 -31.94% 3
Manchester -17 18 £275 -5.98% 5
Reading +14 16 £248 -23.84% 1
Bracknell +3 15 £475 +156.06% 2
North East -26 15 £330 +11.86%
Luton +13 14 £388 +34.78% 3
Suffolk +9 13 £310 +37.77%
Tyne and Wear -25 13 £320 +8.47%
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 13 £320 +8.47%
Ipswich +10 12 £310 +37.77%
Basildon - 10 £275 -
Telford -19 9 £500 -

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 722 (60.37%) Windows
2 584 (48.83%) VMware
3 505 (42.22%) Active Directory
4 479 (40.05%) Windows Server
5 398 (33.28%) Microsoft
6 334 (27.93%) Linux
7 308 (25.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 303 (25.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 289 (24.16%) Citrix
10 283 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
11 243 (20.32%) Cisco
12 231 (19.31%) Firewall
13 227 (18.98%) MS Exchange
14 208 (17.39%) DNS
15 207 (17.31%) SAN
16 202 (16.89%) ITIL
17 172 (14.38%) Security Cleared
18 168 (14.05%) HP
19 167 (13.96%) SCCM
20 154 (12.88%) SQL
20 154 (12.88%) Windows Server 2003
21 150 (12.54%) WAN
21 150 (12.54%) PowerShell
22 149 (12.46%) LAN
23 141 (11.79%) SQL Server
24 140 (11.71%) DHCP
25 135 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
26 134 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
26 134 (11.20%) Data Centre
27 129 (10.79%) Hyper-V

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
1 227 (18.98%) MS Exchange
2 111 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 80 (6.69%) IIS
4 73 (6.10%) Apache
5 54 (4.52%) SharePoint
6 48 (4.01%) Tomcat
7 40 (3.34%) OpenStack
8 39 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 39 (3.26%) Skype for Business
9 38 (3.18%) WebLogic
10 32 (2.68%) WebSphere
11 24 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
12 22 (1.84%) Confluence
13 18 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
14 17 (1.42%) JBoss
14 17 (1.42%) nginx
15 16 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (1.00%) Jetty
17 10 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 9 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 111 (9.28%) MS Excel
2 56 (4.68%) MS Office
3 10 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.084%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 135 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
2 134 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (9.03%) Office 365
4 38 (3.18%) IaaS
5 31 (2.59%) PaaS
6 27 (2.26%) SaaS
7 19 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
8 11 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
9 10 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (0.67%) CloudFront
11 6 (0.50%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.33%) Google Apps
12 4 (0.33%) SoftLayer
13 3 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.25%) Route 53
13 3 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 2 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 231 (19.31%) Firewall
2 208 (17.39%) DNS
3 207 (17.31%) SAN
4 150 (12.54%) WAN
5 149 (12.46%) LAN
6 140 (11.71%) DHCP
7 78 (6.52%) VPN
8 73 (6.10%) TCP/IP
9 72 (6.02%) Internet
10 55 (4.60%) VLAN
11 43 (3.60%) Wireless
12 37 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
12 37 (3.09%) MPLS
13 36 (3.01%) NetScaler
14 35 (2.93%) Network Security
14 35 (2.93%) SSL
15 33 (2.76%) iSCSI
16 23 (1.92%) WLAN
17 21 (1.76%) NAS
17 21 (1.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 141 (11.79%) SQL Server
2 41 (3.43%) MySQL
3 33 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (1.17%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (0.92%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (0.75%) Big Data
9 7 (0.59%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.50%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.50%) MariaDB
10 6 (0.50%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.42%) DB2
12 4 (0.33%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.25%) MS Access
13 3 (0.25%) Redis
14 2 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 83 (6.94%) Git (software)
2 82 (6.86%) Jenkins
3 48 (4.01%) JIRA
4 39 (3.26%) Sonatype Nexus
5 25 (2.09%) Vagrant
6 24 (2.01%) Hudson
7 22 (1.84%) Subversion
8 19 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 17 (1.42%) GitLab
10 16 (1.34%) Bitbucket
11 15 (1.25%) ClearCase
11 15 (1.25%) ClearQuest
12 14 (1.17%) FishEye
12 14 (1.17%) JIRA Agile
12 14 (1.17%) PVCS
13 11 (0.92%) TeamCity
14 9 (0.75%) Maven
14 9 (0.75%) MSBuild
15 8 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
16 7 (0.59%) Visual Studio
General
1 121 (10.12%) Finance
2 40 (3.34%) Retail
3 38 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 32 (2.68%) Banking
5 25 (2.09%) Legal
6 15 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.09%) Publishing
8 11 (0.92%) Games
9 7 (0.59%) Advertising
10 5 (0.42%) Marketing
11 4 (0.33%) Back Office
12 3 (0.25%) Electronics
12 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.25%) Front Office
12 3 (0.25%) Law
13 2 (0.17%) iGaming
13 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.084%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.084%) Military
14 1 (0.084%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (3.34%) Middleware
2 37 (3.09%) Web Services
3 26 (2.17%) .NET
4 22 (1.84%) ELK Stack
5 21 (1.76%) LAMP
6 17 (1.42%) RabbitMQ
7 14 (1.17%) JMS
7 14 (1.17%) XML
8 12 (1.00%) JSON
9 9 (0.75%) RESTful
10 8 (0.67%) Node.js
11 7 (0.59%) 802.1X
11 7 (0.59%) J2EE
12 6 (0.50%) Kafka
12 6 (0.50%) LAPP Stack
13 5 (0.42%) HTML
14 4 (0.33%) .NET Framework
14 4 (0.33%) HTML5
14 4 (0.33%) SOAP
14 4 (0.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 134 (11.20%) Data Centre
2 58 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (4.60%) Clustering
4 43 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 27 (2.26%) Replication
6 26 (2.17%) NHS
6 26 (2.17%) Private Cloud
7 22 (1.84%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.51%) Driving Licence
9 17 (1.42%) EMC VNX
9 17 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
10 13 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
11 11 (0.92%) Fat Client
11 11 (0.92%) Public Cloud
11 11 (0.92%) Thin Client
12 10 (0.84%) Blackberry
12 10 (0.84%) Statistics
13 9 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
13 9 (0.75%) PKI
14 8 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 722 (60.37%) Windows
2 479 (40.05%) Windows Server
3 334 (27.93%) Linux
4 308 (25.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 303 (25.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 154 (12.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 123 (10.28%) Unix
8 95 (7.94%) Windows 7
9 80 (6.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (3.26%) Windows 8
11 31 (2.59%) CentOS
12 30 (2.51%) Solaris
13 27 (2.26%) Windows 10
14 22 (1.84%) AIX
15 18 (1.51%) Ubuntu
16 14 (1.17%) Windows XP
17 10 (0.84%) SUSE
18 9 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
19 8 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
20 7 (0.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (16.89%) ITIL
2 126 (10.54%) Migration
3 107 (8.95%) DevOps
4 97 (8.11%) Configuration Management
5 86 (7.19%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 68 (5.69%) Continuous Integration
8 58 (4.85%) Project Management
9 55 (4.60%) Change Management
9 55 (4.60%) Problem Management
10 47 (3.93%) High Availability
11 41 (3.43%) Open Source
12 35 (2.93%) Capacity Planning
12 35 (2.93%) ITIL V3
12 35 (2.93%) Server Building
12 35 (2.93%) Time Management
13 31 (2.59%) Service Delivery
14 30 (2.51%) Performance Monitoring
15 28 (2.34%) Incident Management
15 28 (2.34%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (12.88%) SQL
2 150 (12.54%) PowerShell
3 93 (7.78%) Python
4 47 (3.93%) Perl
5 45 (3.76%) Bash Shell
6 42 (3.51%) Java
7 38 (3.18%) Shell Script
8 35 (2.93%) Ruby
9 16 (1.34%) VBScript
10 14 (1.17%) C
10 14 (1.17%) JavaScript
11 13 (1.09%) PHP
12 10 (0.84%) Korn
12 10 (0.84%) VB
13 9 (0.75%) C#
13 9 (0.75%) C++
14 6 (0.50%) Bourne shell
14 6 (0.50%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.33%) C-shell
16 2 (0.17%) Go
Qualifications
1 172 (14.38%) Security Cleared
2 129 (10.79%) SC Cleared
3 111 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 99 (8.28%) Cisco Certification
5 74 (6.19%) CCNA
6 70 (5.85%) MCSE
7 59 (4.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 53 (4.43%) Degree
9 41 (3.43%) CCNP
10 35 (2.93%) MCSA
11 27 (2.26%) MCP
12 22 (1.84%) DV Cleared
13 15 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
14 14 (1.17%) AWS Certification
15 13 (1.09%) CCA
15 13 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
16 11 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
17 9 (0.75%) CISSP
17 9 (0.75%) MCTS
17 9 (0.75%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.60%) SLA
2 17 (1.42%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.92%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.33%) COBIT
6 4 (0.33%) QA
7 1 (0.084%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 505 (42.22%) Active Directory
2 283 (23.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (10.79%) Hyper-V
4 126 (10.54%) vSphere
5 106 (8.86%) XenApp
6 72 (6.02%) VMware ESX
7 62 (5.18%) VMware ESXi
8 53 (4.43%) XenDesktop
9 41 (3.43%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (2.01%) XenServer
11 22 (1.84%) Docker
11 22 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
12 20 (1.67%) DFS Replication
12 20 (1.67%) NFS
13 19 (1.59%) VMware Server
14 17 (1.42%) vCloud
14 17 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
15 14 (1.17%) Xen
16 12 (1.00%) Firmware
17 8 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 167 (13.96%) SCCM
2 128 (10.70%) Puppet
3 70 (5.85%) SCOM
4 69 (5.77%) Ansible
5 43 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (2.34%) Backup Exec
6 28 (2.34%) WSUS
7 24 (2.01%) NetBackup
8 21 (1.76%) SCVMM
9 19 (1.59%) Terraform
10 18 (1.51%) Microsoft Clustering
11 14 (1.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 13 (1.09%) Nagios
13 12 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 11 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
15 10 (0.84%) Cisco UCCX
15 10 (0.84%) Packer
16 9 (0.75%) vMotion
17 8 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
17 8 (0.67%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 584 (48.83%) VMware
2 398 (33.28%) Microsoft
3 289 (24.16%) Citrix
4 243 (20.32%) Cisco
5 168 (14.05%) HP
6 119 (9.95%) NetApp
7 91 (7.61%) Red Hat
8 73 (6.10%) EMC
9 69 (5.77%) IBM
10 59 (4.93%) Oracle
11 57 (4.77%) Dell
12 41 (3.43%) Juniper
13 32 (2.68%) Symantec
14 31 (2.59%) CheckPoint
14 31 (2.59%) Veeam
15 23 (1.92%) Veritas
16 22 (1.84%) F5
17 21 (1.76%) Splunk
18 20 (1.67%) BMC
18 20 (1.67%) SolarWinds
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