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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 231 207 269
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +62
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 567 619 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 1.12% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.19% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 401 271
Median daily rate £350 £333 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 46 15
Median hourly rate £23.50 £29.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.96% +38.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £46.14 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.07% +33.33%

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
50844 52173 51273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.70% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33234 32322 31697
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2070 2148
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -26 518 £350 +7.69% 120
London -31 200 £375 +7.14% 41
South East -31 123 £345 -1.42% 21
Berkshire +29 54 £375 - 7
West Midlands +10 43 £330 +1.53% 8
Yorkshire -5 40 £338 +12.50% 14
Scotland +1 37 £405 +19.11% 5
South West -14 33 £280 -10.40% 15
East of England -1 31 £310 +12.72% 5
West Yorkshire -9 28 £363 -3.33% 11
Shropshire -16 23 £475 +62.39%
City of London +11 22 £375 +7.14% 12
Leeds -5 22 £375 -2.59% 10
Telford -14 22 £475 -
Surrey -15 22 £375 +20.96% 4
Bracknell +10 21 £450 +12.50% 1
Hampshire -20 20 £388 -1.43% 3
North West -25 20 £325 +36.84% 6
Reading +6 18 £305 - 1
Glasgow +22 17 £300 +6.66% 5
East Midlands +15 14 £275 +10.00% 6
Tyne and Wear -36 14 £310 +21.56% 1
North East -37 14 £310 +21.56% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 14 £310 -
Birmingham +11 13 £325 - 3
Wiltshire -4 11 £250 -28.57% 1
Manchester -16 11 £325 +20.93% 5
Oxfordshire -10 10 £305 +24.48% 2
Guildford -2 9 £385 +28.33% 1
Hertfordshire +8 7 £298 +16.66% 2

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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.

1 663 (61.90%) Windows
2 506 (47.25%) VMware
3 455 (42.48%) Active Directory
4 442 (41.27%) Windows Server
5 339 (31.65%) Microsoft
6 294 (27.45%) Linux
7 272 (25.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 271 (25.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 250 (23.34%) VMware Infrastructure
10 245 (22.88%) Citrix
11 226 (21.10%) Cisco
12 207 (19.33%) MS Exchange
13 199 (18.58%) ITIL
14 193 (18.02%) DNS
15 177 (16.53%) Firewall
16 164 (15.31%) SAN
17 161 (15.03%) Security Cleared
18 141 (13.17%) SCCM
19 140 (13.07%) Data Centre
20 139 (12.98%) Windows Server 2003
21 138 (12.89%) HP
22 137 (12.79%) SQL
23 132 (12.32%) PowerShell
24 129 (12.04%) Finance
25 128 (11.95%) Migration
26 126 (11.76%) DHCP
27 123 (11.48%) SQL Server
28 121 (11.30%) SC Cleared
29 115 (10.74%) vSphere
30 114 (10.64%) Unix

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
1 207 (19.33%) MS Exchange
2 95 (8.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 76 (7.10%) IIS
4 67 (6.26%) Apache
5 49 (4.58%) SharePoint
5 49 (4.58%) Tomcat
6 47 (4.39%) OpenStack
7 44 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 38 (3.55%) WebLogic
9 33 (3.08%) WebSphere
10 28 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
10 28 (2.61%) Skype for Business
11 24 (2.24%) nginx
12 23 (2.15%) Confluence
13 21 (1.96%) JBoss
14 20 (1.87%) Cloud Foundry
15 18 (1.68%) Jetty
16 17 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
17 16 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
18 10 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 101 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 39 (3.64%) MS Office
3 12 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.28%) MS Project
5 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.093%) HipChat
6 1 (0.093%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 6 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.093%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.093%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.093%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 98 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (7.56%) Office 365
4 35 (3.27%) IaaS
5 31 (2.89%) PaaS
6 29 (2.71%) SaaS
7 21 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (1.03%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 4 (0.37%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.28%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.28%) Route 53
13 3 (0.28%) SoftLayer
13 3 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.28%) Yammer
14 2 (0.19%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 193 (18.02%) DNS
2 177 (16.53%) Firewall
3 164 (15.31%) SAN
4 126 (11.76%) DHCP
5 113 (10.55%) LAN
6 110 (10.27%) WAN
7 73 (6.82%) TCP/IP
8 58 (5.42%) VPN
9 53 (4.95%) Internet
10 35 (3.27%) VLAN
11 32 (2.99%) Network Security
12 30 (2.80%) Wireless
13 29 (2.71%) Cisco Nexus
14 25 (2.33%) NetScaler
15 24 (2.24%) MPLS
16 23 (2.15%) SSL
16 23 (2.15%) VoIP
17 22 (2.05%) LDAP
18 18 (1.68%) NAS
19 15 (1.40%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (11.48%) SQL Server
2 32 (2.99%) MySQL
3 28 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (1.31%) MongoDB
6 13 (1.21%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (0.75%) Big Data
8 8 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.56%) MariaDB
9 6 (0.56%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.47%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.37%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.37%) Redis
11 4 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.28%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.28%) MS Access
12 3 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 69 (6.44%) Git (software)
1 69 (6.44%) Jenkins
2 44 (4.11%) JIRA
3 38 (3.55%) Sonatype Nexus
4 24 (2.24%) Vagrant
5 21 (1.96%) Hudson
5 21 (1.96%) Subversion
6 19 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 15 (1.40%) TeamCity
8 14 (1.31%) Bitbucket
8 14 (1.31%) ClearCase
8 14 (1.31%) ClearQuest
8 14 (1.31%) FishEye
8 14 (1.31%) GitLab
8 14 (1.31%) JIRA Agile
8 14 (1.31%) PVCS
9 11 (1.03%) Gitweb
10 10 (0.93%) Maven
11 9 (0.84%) MSBuild
11 9 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 129 (12.04%) Finance
2 43 (4.01%) Telecoms
3 34 (3.17%) Banking
4 28 (2.61%) Retail
5 17 (1.59%) Legal
6 13 (1.21%) Games
7 11 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.84%) Publishing
9 8 (0.75%) Advertising
10 6 (0.56%) Marketing
11 4 (0.37%) Law
12 3 (0.28%) Electronics
12 3 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.19%) Back Office
13 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.19%) Front Office
13 2 (0.19%) iGaming
13 2 (0.19%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.093%) Local Government
14 1 (0.093%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (3.08%) Web Services
2 32 (2.99%) Middleware
3 23 (2.15%) ELK Stack
4 16 (1.49%) .NET
5 15 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
6 14 (1.31%) LAMP
7 11 (1.03%) JMS
8 9 (0.84%) JSON
8 9 (0.84%) XML
9 7 (0.65%) HTML
10 6 (0.56%) HTML5
11 4 (0.37%) 802.1X
11 4 (0.37%) ASP.NET
11 4 (0.37%) RESTful
12 3 (0.28%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.28%) J2EE
12 3 (0.28%) Ruby on Rails
12 3 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
12 3 (0.28%) WinForms
12 3 (0.28%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 140 (13.07%) Data Centre
2 66 (6.16%) Clustering
3 40 (3.73%) Management Information System
4 39 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
5 32 (2.99%) Private Cloud
6 26 (2.43%) Computer Science
7 22 (2.05%) Replication
8 21 (1.96%) Driving Licence
8 21 (1.96%) EMC VNX
8 21 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
9 14 (1.31%) NHS
10 11 (1.03%) Fat Client
10 11 (1.03%) Thin Client
11 9 (0.84%) Blackberry
11 9 (0.84%) Visualisation
12 8 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (0.75%) PKI
12 8 (0.75%) Statistics
13 7 (0.65%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 663 (61.90%) Windows
2 442 (41.27%) Windows Server
3 294 (27.45%) Linux
4 272 (25.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 271 (25.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 139 (12.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 114 (10.64%) Unix
8 85 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 82 (7.66%) Windows 7
10 29 (2.71%) AIX
11 25 (2.33%) CentOS
11 25 (2.33%) Windows 8
12 23 (2.15%) Windows 10
13 21 (1.96%) Solaris
14 16 (1.49%) Windows XP
15 12 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
16 9 (0.84%) Android
17 8 (0.75%) SUSE
18 7 (0.65%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (18.58%) ITIL
2 128 (11.95%) Migration
3 104 (9.71%) DevOps
4 89 (8.31%) Configuration Management
5 74 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
6 65 (6.07%) Project Management
7 61 (5.70%) Change Management
8 60 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
9 54 (5.04%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (4.76%) Problem Management
11 41 (3.83%) ITIL V3
11 41 (3.83%) Service Delivery
11 41 (3.83%) Time Management
12 36 (3.36%) High Availability
13 33 (3.08%) Server Building
14 32 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
15 31 (2.89%) Open Source
16 25 (2.33%) Business Continuity
16 25 (2.33%) Software Engineering
17 22 (2.05%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 137 (12.79%) SQL
2 132 (12.32%) PowerShell
3 84 (7.84%) Python
4 41 (3.83%) Bash Shell
5 39 (3.64%) Java
5 39 (3.64%) Perl
6 28 (2.61%) Ruby
6 28 (2.61%) Shell Script
7 15 (1.40%) VBScript
8 11 (1.03%) C
9 10 (0.93%) C#
9 10 (0.93%) VB
10 9 (0.84%) Korn
11 7 (0.65%) C++
11 7 (0.65%) PHP
12 6 (0.56%) Bourne shell
12 6 (0.56%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.37%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.28%) C-shell
15 2 (0.19%) Go
Qualifications
1 161 (15.03%) Security Cleared
2 121 (11.30%) SC Cleared
3 96 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (8.03%) Cisco Certification
5 71 (6.63%) CCNA
6 63 (5.88%) MCSE
7 48 (4.48%) Degree
8 45 (4.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 31 (2.89%) CCNP
10 26 (2.43%) MCSA
11 22 (2.05%) MCITP
12 17 (1.59%) DV Cleared
13 16 (1.49%) MCP
14 11 (1.03%) CISSP
14 11 (1.03%) MCTS
15 10 (0.93%) CCIE
15 10 (0.93%) RHCE
16 9 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
17 8 (0.75%) GIAC
17 8 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.17%) SLA
2 21 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (1.49%) JSP 440
4 14 (1.31%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.37%) COBIT
7 1 (0.093%) QA
7 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 455 (42.48%) Active Directory
2 250 (23.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (10.74%) vSphere
4 109 (10.18%) Hyper-V
5 96 (8.96%) XenApp
6 64 (5.98%) VMware ESXi
7 60 (5.60%) VMware ESX
8 41 (3.83%) XenDesktop
9 26 (2.43%) XenServer
10 21 (1.96%) NFS
11 20 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (1.59%) Docker
13 15 (1.40%) vCloud
14 10 (0.93%) VMware Server
15 8 (0.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 7 (0.65%) UAG
16 7 (0.65%) Xen
17 6 (0.56%) BitLocker
17 6 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
17 6 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 141 (13.17%) SCCM
2 102 (9.52%) Puppet
3 64 (5.98%) SCOM
4 52 (4.86%) Ansible
5 31 (2.89%) NetBackup
6 29 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (1.87%) Backup Exec
8 19 (1.77%) WSUS
9 16 (1.49%) Nagios
10 12 (1.12%) Packer
11 11 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
11 11 (1.03%) SCVMM
12 10 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 9 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 8 (0.75%) Cisco UCCX
14 8 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (0.65%) FortiGate
16 6 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 6 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 506 (47.25%) VMware
2 339 (31.65%) Microsoft
3 245 (22.88%) Citrix
4 226 (21.10%) Cisco
5 138 (12.89%) HP
6 94 (8.78%) Red Hat
7 90 (8.40%) NetApp
8 63 (5.88%) EMC
9 62 (5.79%) IBM
10 46 (4.30%) Oracle
11 42 (3.92%) Dell
12 33 (3.08%) Juniper
13 27 (2.52%) Symantec
14 26 (2.43%) Veritas
15 23 (2.15%) Pega
15 23 (2.15%) webMethods
16 22 (2.05%) Veeam
17 20 (1.87%) F5
18 18 (1.68%) SolarWinds
19 17 (1.59%) CheckPoint
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £300 to £310 per day 3 Month Contract
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £250 - £269 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Venturi
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 12 days ago
Bromley, Kent
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £100 - £150 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
Chesterfield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
West Midlands
Robert Walters UK
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Huxley
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago