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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Engineer
UK
Rank 278 258 233
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -25
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 372 482 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.93% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.98% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 310 309
Median daily rate £345 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.82% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £254 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £340
% change year-on-year
-2.98% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 26
Median hourly rate £31.00 £27.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% +12.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.45 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.60 £36.50 £35.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.24%

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
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 -10 333 £343 -5.84% 154
London -3 138 £375 -1.31% 61
South East -8 84 £320 -1.53% 23
Hampshire -15 30 £420 +24.44% 2
North West +22 24 £300 -20.00% 21
South West -9 23 £313 +9.64% 6
Yorkshire +25 22 £375 +7.14% 17
City of London +4 20 £325 -22.15% 17
West Yorkshire +20 17 £400 +6.66% 10
Bristol 0 16 £325 -3.70% 3
East of England 0 16 £325 +26.21% 9
Leeds +11 15 £425 +9.67% 5
Wales +17 14 £488 +53.54% 1
East Midlands +11 14 £275 -19.41% 8
Berkshire +6 13 £331 +31.18% 7
Scotland -7 13 £350 -13.04% 5
Buckinghamshire +3 11 £319 +2.82% 4
Manchester +16 9 £300 - 14
Surrey -13 9 £188 -42.23% 4
West Midlands -23 9 £300 -15.19% 7
Swansea -9 8 £488 -
West Wales -9 8 £488 -
Bracknell +6 7 £350 +4.86% 1
Merseyside -2 7 £338 -12.90% 4
Cambridgeshire +13 6 £300 +13.20% 3
Edinburgh +10 6 £375 -3.22% 1
Oxfordshire +3 6 £305 +22.00% 3
Milton Keynes -4 6 £475 +49.60%
Belfast - 6 £225 -
County Antrim - 6 £225 -

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 565 (59.73%) Windows
2 508 (53.70%) VMware
3 430 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 368 (38.90%) Windows Server
5 287 (30.34%) VMware Infrastructure
6 283 (29.92%) Microsoft
7 236 (24.95%) Linux
8 223 (23.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 216 (22.83%) Cisco
10 192 (20.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 182 (19.24%) Firewall
12 164 (17.34%) Citrix
12 164 (17.34%) ITIL
13 163 (17.23%) DNS
14 152 (16.07%) SAN
15 138 (14.59%) PowerShell
16 136 (14.38%) Microsoft Azure
17 133 (14.06%) MS Exchange
18 130 (13.74%) Hyper-V
19 128 (13.53%) HP
20 122 (12.90%) SQL Server
21 114 (12.05%) Data Centre
22 111 (11.73%) Security Cleared
22 111 (11.73%) Finance
23 109 (11.52%) Office 365
24 106 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
25 105 (11.10%) LAN
26 100 (10.57%) MS Excel
27 99 (10.47%) WAN
28 93 (9.83%) SCCM

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
1 133 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 80 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 67 (7.08%) IIS
4 50 (5.29%) Skype for Business
5 40 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 40 (4.23%) SharePoint
6 24 (2.54%) Apache
6 24 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
7 23 (2.43%) Tomcat
8 16 (1.69%) WebSphere
9 13 (1.37%) OpenStack
10 12 (1.27%) Confluence
11 10 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
12 9 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (0.85%) JBoss
13 8 (0.85%) nginx
13 8 (0.85%) WebLogic
14 7 (0.74%) PowerExchange
15 5 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.53%) GroupWise
Applications
1 100 (10.57%) MS Excel
2 43 (4.55%) MS Office
3 10 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.53%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.42%) MS Project
7 2 (0.21%) Windchill
8 1 (0.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 17 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 136 (14.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 109 (11.52%) Office 365
3 106 (11.21%) Amazon AWS
4 60 (6.34%) IaaS
5 50 (5.29%) SaaS
6 43 (4.55%) PaaS
7 23 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
8 20 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (1.06%) HP Helion
11 8 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
11 8 (0.85%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.85%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.74%) G Suite
13 6 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
13 6 (0.63%) Mimecast
13 6 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.32%) Akamai
15 3 (0.32%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 182 (19.24%) Firewall
2 163 (17.23%) DNS
3 152 (16.07%) SAN
4 105 (11.10%) LAN
5 99 (10.47%) WAN
6 89 (9.41%) DHCP
7 76 (8.03%) TCP/IP
8 60 (6.34%) VPN
9 37 (3.91%) Internet
10 34 (3.59%) Cisco ASA
10 34 (3.59%) VLAN
11 33 (3.49%) Wireless
12 32 (3.38%) SSL
13 26 (2.75%) Cisco Nexus
14 25 (2.64%) Network Security
15 24 (2.54%) NAS
16 23 (2.43%) VoIP
17 22 (2.33%) MPLS
18 21 (2.22%) HTTP
19 19 (2.01%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (2.11%) MySQL
4 12 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (1.06%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.85%) DB2
7 7 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.74%) Big Data
7 7 (0.74%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.74%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.63%) PowerCenter
8 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (0.53%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.32%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.21%) HBase
11 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 23 (2.43%) Jenkins
2 21 (2.22%) JIRA
3 17 (1.80%) Git (software)
4 9 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (0.85%) GitLab
5 8 (0.85%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.63%) Metasploit
6 6 (0.63%) Subversion
7 4 (0.42%) Log4j
7 4 (0.42%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.32%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.21%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.21%) CA Gen
9 2 (0.21%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.21%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.21%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.21%) Rational DOORS
9 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 111 (11.73%) Finance
2 42 (4.44%) Retail
3 41 (4.33%) Banking
4 18 (1.90%) Manufacturing
5 14 (1.48%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.27%) Legal
7 10 (1.06%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.06%) Law
8 9 (0.95%) Advertising
9 6 (0.63%) Marketing
10 5 (0.53%) Publishing
11 3 (0.32%) Back Office
11 3 (0.32%) Electronics
12 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.21%) Games
12 2 (0.21%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.21%) German Language
12 2 (0.21%) Local Government
12 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.21%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (5.71%) Web Services
2 22 (2.33%) Middleware
3 11 (1.16%) .NET
4 10 (1.06%) REST
5 8 (0.85%) LAMP
5 8 (0.85%) LAPP Stack
6 6 (0.63%) J2EE
6 6 (0.63%) XML
7 5 (0.53%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.53%) JSON
7 5 (0.53%) SOAP
8 4 (0.42%) ADO
8 4 (0.42%) HTML
8 4 (0.42%) JAX-RPC
8 4 (0.42%) Servlets
8 4 (0.42%) WSDL
8 4 (0.42%) XSL
8 4 (0.42%) XSLT
9 3 (0.32%) WCF
9 3 (0.32%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 114 (12.05%) Data Centre
2 56 (5.92%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (4.86%) Clustering
4 27 (2.85%) Management Information System
4 27 (2.85%) Replication
5 18 (1.90%) Computer Science
5 18 (1.90%) PKI
6 17 (1.80%) EMC VNX
7 16 (1.69%) NHS
8 12 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
9 11 (1.16%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 10 (1.06%) EMC VMAX
10 10 (1.06%) Fat Client
10 10 (1.06%) Thin Client
11 9 (0.95%) CMDB
12 7 (0.74%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.63%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.63%) Fintech
13 6 (0.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 565 (59.73%) Windows
2 368 (38.90%) Windows Server
3 236 (24.95%) Linux
4 223 (23.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 192 (20.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 89 (9.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 79 (8.35%) Windows 7
8 76 (8.03%) Unix
9 51 (5.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 34 (3.59%) Windows 10
11 32 (3.38%) AIX
12 28 (2.96%) Solaris
13 26 (2.75%) Oracle Linux
13 26 (2.75%) Windows 8
14 23 (2.43%) CentOS
15 21 (2.22%) SUSE
16 20 (2.11%) Ubuntu
17 17 (1.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 14 (1.48%) Android
19 9 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (17.34%) ITIL
2 90 (9.51%) Migration
3 86 (9.09%) DevOps
4 84 (8.88%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (6.13%) Change Management
6 57 (6.03%) High Availability
6 57 (6.03%) Problem Management
7 52 (5.50%) Configuration Management
8 49 (5.18%) Open Source
9 41 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 40 (4.23%) Project Management
11 38 (4.02%) Load Balancing
12 36 (3.81%) ITIL V3
13 35 (3.70%) Service Management
14 31 (3.28%) PRINCE2
15 28 (2.96%) Performance Monitoring
16 26 (2.75%) Service Delivery
17 24 (2.54%) CRM
18 22 (2.33%) Data Management
18 22 (2.33%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 138 (14.59%) PowerShell
2 89 (9.41%) SQL
3 57 (6.03%) Python
4 46 (4.86%) Bash Shell
5 38 (4.02%) Perl
6 29 (3.07%) Java
7 22 (2.33%) VBScript
8 15 (1.59%) C#
9 12 (1.27%) Ruby
9 12 (1.27%) VB
10 10 (1.06%) JavaScript
11 9 (0.95%) Korn
12 8 (0.85%) C
12 8 (0.85%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.32%) C++
14 2 (0.21%) Go
14 2 (0.21%) PHP
15 1 (0.11%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.11%) Jython
15 1 (0.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 111 (11.73%) Security Cleared
2 83 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (8.25%) SC Cleared
4 73 (7.72%) Cisco Certification
5 65 (6.87%) MCSE
6 55 (5.81%) CCNA
7 31 (3.28%) Degree
8 28 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 25 (2.64%) MCP
9 25 (2.64%) MCSA
10 24 (2.54%) CCNP
11 16 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
12 15 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
13 14 (1.48%) CCA
14 12 (1.27%) DV Cleared
14 12 (1.27%) MCITP
15 8 (0.85%) CISSP
16 7 (0.74%) AWS Certification
17 5 (0.53%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.85%) PCI DSS
1 27 (2.85%) SLA
2 23 (2.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.53%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.42%) QA
6 3 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.32%) PMO
7 2 (0.21%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.11%) BS7799
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.11%) GCP
8 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 430 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 287 (30.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (13.74%) Hyper-V
4 75 (7.93%) vSphere
5 71 (7.51%) XenApp
6 57 (6.03%) VMware ESXi
7 45 (4.76%) VMware ESX
8 41 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (2.43%) XenDesktop
10 20 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
11 17 (1.80%) Docker
12 14 (1.48%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (0.95%) GPFS
13 9 (0.95%) vCloud
14 8 (0.85%) KVM
14 8 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.85%) ProxySG
15 7 (0.74%) DFS Replication
16 6 (0.63%) NDS
16 6 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 93 (9.83%) SCCM
2 61 (6.45%) Puppet
3 49 (5.18%) Ansible
4 30 (3.17%) SCOM
4 30 (3.17%) Terraform
5 28 (2.96%) Microsoft Clustering
5 28 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (2.85%) WSUS
7 24 (2.54%) Backup Exec
8 20 (2.11%) AirWatch
9 19 (2.01%) Nagios
10 18 (1.90%) NetBackup
11 15 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
12 14 (1.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 12 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
14 9 (0.95%) Kibana
14 9 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 8 (0.85%) PowerCLI
15 8 (0.85%) SCVMM
16 7 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 508 (53.70%) VMware
2 283 (29.92%) Microsoft
3 216 (22.83%) Cisco
4 164 (17.34%) Citrix
5 128 (13.53%) HP
6 85 (8.99%) Red Hat
7 54 (5.71%) EMC
8 46 (4.86%) IBM
9 45 (4.76%) Symantec
10 42 (4.44%) Dell
10 42 (4.44%) NetApp
11 40 (4.23%) CheckPoint
12 39 (4.12%) Oracle
13 31 (3.28%) Veeam
14 25 (2.64%) 3PAR
14 25 (2.64%) Juniper
15 22 (2.33%) F5
15 22 (2.33%) SolarWinds
16 21 (2.22%) Avaya
17 20 (2.11%) Palo Alto
London
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 DOE
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £270 - £271 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
PS Computer Services
Rate: £400-£500pd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + Excellent
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 10 days ago