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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 215 255 211
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -44
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 583 499 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 0.91% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.96% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 313 404
Median daily rate £375 £325 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £459 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 21
Median hourly rate £31.75 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.28% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £22.99 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £45.90 £31.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £33.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-8.14% +50.00%

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
48175 51856 52713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31544 33013 33319
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1684 2028 2169
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +28 526 £375 +15.38% 109
London +40 239 £395 +6.75% 38
South East -3 97 £373 +6.42% 30
North East +6 47 £500 +66.66% 3
South West +11 42 £425 +70.00% 3
Tyne and Wear +4 42 £500 +66.66%
Scotland +13 41 £348 +2.20% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 39 £500 -
East of England +15 35 £325 +8.33% 10
North West +14 33 £325 +8.33% 10
City of London +7 28 £450 +39.75% 5
Surrey +24 26 £375 -3.22% 6
Berkshire +15 26 £325 +2.76% 8
Hampshire -8 24 £381 -0.32% 7
Edinburgh +29 16 £388 -8.82% 2
Manchester +16 14 £325 -5.45% 7
Glasgow +12 14 £254 -18.80% 1
Wiltshire -3 13 £500 +100.00%
Buckinghamshire +23 12 £305 -6.15% 3
Bracknell +14 12 £475 +48.43% 1
Suffolk +8 12 £200 -42.85% 1
West Midlands -36 12 £288 -4.16% 6
Yorkshire -8 11 £313 -7.40% 6
East Midlands -13 11 £350 +37.25% 2
Merseyside +11 9 £338 - 1
West Yorkshire 0 9 £360 +2.85% 3
Swindon +4 8 £500 +100.00%
Guildford +2 8 £331 -17.18%
Bristol -1 8 £338 +22.72% 2
South Wales +9 7 £195 -32.17%

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 657 (56.74%) Windows
2 595 (51.38%) VMware
3 501 (43.26%) Active Directory
4 435 (37.56%) Windows Server
5 383 (33.07%) Microsoft
6 317 (27.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 290 (25.04%) Linux
8 289 (24.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 254 (21.93%) Cisco
10 253 (21.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 228 (19.69%) Firewall
12 214 (18.48%) Citrix
13 208 (17.96%) ITIL
14 207 (17.88%) SAN
15 197 (17.01%) DNS
16 183 (15.80%) MS Exchange
17 172 (14.85%) HP
18 167 (14.42%) Microsoft Azure
19 157 (13.56%) PowerShell
20 151 (13.04%) SQL Server
21 141 (12.18%) Finance
22 140 (12.09%) Amazon AWS
23 139 (12.00%) LAN
24 137 (11.83%) WAN
25 136 (11.74%) SCCM
26 131 (11.31%) Hyper-V
27 128 (11.05%) MS Excel
28 127 (10.97%) Windows Server 2003
28 127 (10.97%) Security Cleared
29 126 (10.88%) Data Centre

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
1 183 (15.80%) MS Exchange
2 109 (9.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 100 (8.64%) IIS
4 62 (5.35%) Apache
5 54 (4.66%) Skype for Business
6 52 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 36 (3.11%) SharePoint
8 32 (2.76%) Tomcat
9 28 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
10 19 (1.64%) OpenStack
11 17 (1.47%) WebLogic
12 16 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 16 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
13 13 (1.12%) Confluence
14 11 (0.95%) JBoss
15 10 (0.86%) WebSphere
16 7 (0.60%) PowerExchange
16 7 (0.60%) SAS
17 6 (0.52%) nginx
18 5 (0.43%) Jetty
Applications
1 128 (11.05%) MS Excel
2 58 (5.01%) MS Office
3 20 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.43%) MS Project
6 5 (0.43%) Windchill
7 1 (0.086%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 17 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.086%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.086%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 167 (14.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 140 (12.09%) Amazon AWS
3 118 (10.19%) Office 365
4 69 (5.96%) IaaS
5 58 (5.01%) SaaS
6 56 (4.84%) PaaS
7 17 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (1.04%) CloudFront
10 10 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (0.86%) HP Helion
11 8 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
11 8 (0.69%) Amazon S3
12 7 (0.60%) GitHub
12 7 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.52%) OneDrive
14 5 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.35%) G Suite
16 3 (0.26%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 228 (19.69%) Firewall
2 207 (17.88%) SAN
3 197 (17.01%) DNS
4 139 (12.00%) LAN
5 137 (11.83%) WAN
6 120 (10.36%) DHCP
7 98 (8.46%) TCP/IP
8 75 (6.48%) VPN
9 58 (5.01%) Internet
10 52 (4.49%) VLAN
11 42 (3.63%) Wireless
12 40 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
13 38 (3.28%) WLAN
14 37 (3.20%) SSL
15 33 (2.85%) MPLS
16 32 (2.76%) NetScaler
17 31 (2.68%) iSCSI
18 30 (2.59%) NAS
19 26 (2.25%) Network Security
20 25 (2.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.45%) MySQL
3 17 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
4 15 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (1.04%) Hadoop
6 11 (0.95%) Big Data
7 10 (0.86%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.52%) DB2
10 6 (0.52%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.52%) PowerCenter
11 5 (0.43%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.26%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.17%) HBase
13 2 (0.17%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 48 (4.15%) Git (software)
1 48 (4.15%) Jenkins
2 32 (2.76%) JIRA
3 14 (1.21%) Hudson
4 12 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (1.04%) Vagrant
5 11 (0.95%) GitLab
5 11 (0.95%) Subversion
6 10 (0.86%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (0.52%) Metasploit
9 4 (0.35%) Ant
9 4 (0.35%) Log4j
9 4 (0.35%) Maven
9 4 (0.35%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.35%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.26%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.26%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.26%) MSI
10 3 (0.26%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 141 (12.18%) Finance
2 41 (3.54%) Banking
2 41 (3.54%) Retail
3 22 (1.90%) Legal
4 17 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.38%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.30%) Publishing
7 8 (0.69%) Back Office
7 8 (0.69%) Law
8 7 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.17%) Advertising
10 2 (0.17%) Games
10 2 (0.17%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.17%) German Language
10 2 (0.17%) Marketing
10 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.17%) Prime Brokerage
11 1 (0.086%) Military
11 1 (0.086%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.18%) Web Services
2 28 (2.42%) Middleware
3 27 (2.33%) LAMP
4 26 (2.25%) .NET
5 12 (1.04%) LAPP Stack
6 11 (0.95%) REST
6 11 (0.95%) XML
7 9 (0.78%) J2EE
7 9 (0.78%) JSON
7 9 (0.78%) SOAP
8 8 (0.69%) XSLT
9 7 (0.60%) ELK Stack
9 7 (0.60%) Kafka
9 7 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (0.60%) RESTful
10 5 (0.43%) 802.1X
10 5 (0.43%) JMS
10 5 (0.43%) Software Packaging
11 4 (0.35%) JAX-RPC
11 4 (0.35%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 126 (10.88%) Data Centre
2 76 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (3.63%) Clustering
4 37 (3.20%) Replication
5 36 (3.11%) Management Information System
6 32 (2.76%) NHS
7 24 (2.07%) Computer Science
8 23 (1.99%) EMC VNX
9 15 (1.30%) Blackberry
9 15 (1.30%) Public Cloud
10 12 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.95%) PKI
12 10 (0.86%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.78%) EMC VMAX
13 9 (0.78%) Fat Client
13 9 (0.78%) Thin Client
14 8 (0.69%) CMDB
14 8 (0.69%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.69%) VCE vBlock
14 8 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 657 (56.74%) Windows
2 435 (37.56%) Windows Server
3 290 (25.04%) Linux
4 289 (24.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 253 (21.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 127 (10.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 87 (7.51%) Unix
8 71 (6.13%) Windows 7
9 50 (4.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 34 (2.94%) CentOS
10 34 (2.94%) Windows 8
11 33 (2.85%) Ubuntu
12 29 (2.50%) Solaris
13 28 (2.42%) Windows 10
14 18 (1.55%) AIX
15 16 (1.38%) Android
15 16 (1.38%) Oracle Linux
15 16 (1.38%) SUSE
16 13 (1.12%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (17.96%) ITIL
2 106 (9.15%) DevOps
3 104 (8.98%) Agile Software Development
4 99 (8.55%) Migration
5 73 (6.30%) Open Source
6 72 (6.22%) Configuration Management
7 71 (6.13%) High Availability
8 66 (5.70%) Problem Management
9 65 (5.61%) Change Management
10 49 (4.23%) Project Management
11 44 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
12 40 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
13 38 (3.28%) Load Balancing
14 36 (3.11%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (2.94%) PRINCE2
16 33 (2.85%) Asset Management
16 33 (2.85%) Service Management
17 31 (2.68%) ITIL V3
18 26 (2.25%) Data Analysis
18 26 (2.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 157 (13.56%) PowerShell
2 96 (8.29%) SQL
3 91 (7.86%) Python
4 47 (4.06%) Perl
5 45 (3.89%) Bash Shell
6 38 (3.28%) Java
7 29 (2.50%) Ruby
8 25 (2.16%) Shell Script
9 18 (1.55%) VBScript
10 16 (1.38%) JavaScript
11 14 (1.21%) VB
12 13 (1.12%) PHP
13 12 (1.04%) C
14 8 (0.69%) C#
15 7 (0.60%) Korn
16 2 (0.17%) C++
16 2 (0.17%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.086%) Jython
17 1 (0.086%) MATLAB
17 1 (0.086%) VB6
Qualifications
1 127 (10.97%) Security Cleared
2 117 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 107 (9.24%) Cisco Certification
4 91 (7.86%) MCSE
5 87 (7.51%) SC Cleared
6 83 (7.17%) CCNA
7 55 (4.75%) Degree
8 50 (4.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 39 (3.37%) MCSA
10 36 (3.11%) CCNP
11 33 (2.85%) MCP
12 27 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
13 26 (2.25%) CCA
14 22 (1.90%) BPSS Clearance
15 20 (1.73%) AWS Certification
16 17 (1.47%) DV Cleared
16 17 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (1.04%) CISSP
18 11 (0.95%) MCITP
19 6 (0.52%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.42%) Disclosure Scotland
1 28 (2.42%) SLA
2 27 (2.33%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.86%) JSP 440
4 7 (0.60%) QA
5 6 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.17%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.086%) BS7799
8 1 (0.086%) GCP
System Software
1 501 (43.26%) Active Directory
2 317 (27.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (11.31%) Hyper-V
4 119 (10.28%) vSphere
5 89 (7.69%) XenApp
6 73 (6.30%) VMware ESX
7 62 (5.35%) VMware ESXi
8 44 (3.80%) Virtual Machines
9 38 (3.28%) XenDesktop
10 26 (2.25%) DFS Replication
11 25 (2.16%) Docker
12 20 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (1.30%) VMware Server
14 14 (1.21%) vCloud
14 14 (1.21%) Xen
15 12 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
15 12 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
16 10 (0.86%) Firmware
16 10 (0.86%) KVM
17 8 (0.69%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 136 (11.74%) SCCM
2 115 (9.93%) Puppet
3 63 (5.44%) SCOM
4 52 (4.49%) Ansible
5 51 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (3.20%) WSUS
7 33 (2.85%) Terraform
8 32 (2.76%) Backup Exec
9 24 (2.07%) Microsoft Clustering
10 19 (1.64%) Nagios
11 18 (1.55%) AirWatch
12 17 (1.47%) NetBackup
13 13 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 13 (1.12%) SCVMM
14 12 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
15 10 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
16 9 (0.78%) Failover Clustering
16 9 (0.78%) Kibana
17 8 (0.69%) vRealize
17 8 (0.69%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 595 (51.38%) VMware
2 383 (33.07%) Microsoft
3 254 (21.93%) Cisco
4 214 (18.48%) Citrix
5 172 (14.85%) HP
6 84 (7.25%) Red Hat
7 76 (6.56%) NetApp
8 74 (6.39%) EMC
9 55 (4.75%) Dell
10 51 (4.40%) Oracle
11 45 (3.89%) CheckPoint
12 41 (3.54%) Symantec
13 38 (3.28%) Juniper
14 37 (3.20%) IBM
15 29 (2.50%) Splunk
16 27 (2.33%) SolarWinds
16 27 (2.33%) Veeam
17 24 (2.07%) 3PAR
18 23 (1.99%) F5
19 21 (1.81%) Avaya
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Modis International
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £175 - 200 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 19 hours ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Teeside
Nigel Wright Consultancy
Rate: £30 Per Hour £30.00
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Rate: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £15.00 - £28.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North East
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £66,500 per annum + Outstanding Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago