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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Engineer
UK
Rank 233 264 202
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -62
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 467 442 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 0.87% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.92% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 272 360
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 24
Median hourly rate £29.25 £27.50 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.36% +18.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £16.70 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £36.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
- +18.27%

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 48118 48163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.73% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27609 30636 30303
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1503 1747 1909
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +28 414 £350 +3.32% 139
London +33 192 £375 - 49
South East +11 88 £375 +15.38% 38
South West +11 33 £363 +45.00% 3
North West +41 30 £300 -4.00% 14
Hampshire +3 28 £398 +32.94% 2
City of London -2 24 £400 +7.52% 10
Scotland +9 21 £320 -14.66% 1
East of England +11 20 £325 -20.00% 9
Yorkshire +9 20 £425 +13.33% 17
Surrey +9 17 £375 +8.69% 9
Berkshire +15 16 £350 +12.90% 14
West Yorkshire +15 16 £425 +11.47% 13
Manchester +29 14 £300 - 8
Wales +6 14 £413 +65.00% 4
Leeds +16 13 £425 +8.28% 8
East Midlands -8 13 £275 +18.91% 3
Buckinghamshire +10 12 £305 -1.61% 4
Merseyside +7 11 £338 -20.58%
West Midlands -25 10 £290 -10.76% 3
Bracknell +11 9 £350 -15.15% 3
Wiltshire +7 9 £500 +100.00%
Glasgow +5 9 £225 -33.33%
Bristol -7 9 £350 +7.69%
Edinburgh +12 8 £350 -6.66%
Swindon +11 8 £500 +119.78%
Suffolk -2 8 £288 -4.16% 1
North East -15 8 £263 +0.96% 3
South Wales +11 7 £195 -22.00% 3
Liverpool +9 7 £350 -17.64%

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 604 (58.08%) Windows
2 555 (53.37%) VMware
3 462 (44.42%) Active Directory
4 401 (38.56%) Windows Server
5 322 (30.96%) Microsoft
6 310 (29.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 260 (25.00%) Linux
8 253 (24.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 224 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 221 (21.25%) Cisco
11 192 (18.46%) Firewall
12 187 (17.98%) DNS
13 181 (17.40%) Citrix
14 179 (17.21%) ITIL
15 167 (16.06%) SAN
16 166 (15.96%) MS Exchange
17 156 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
18 151 (14.52%) PowerShell
19 150 (14.42%) HP
20 137 (13.17%) SQL Server
21 126 (12.12%) Finance
22 122 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
22 122 (11.73%) Data Centre
23 121 (11.63%) Hyper-V
24 115 (11.06%) LAN
25 114 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
25 114 (10.96%) Security Cleared
25 114 (10.96%) Office 365
26 113 (10.87%) WAN
27 112 (10.77%) 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
1 166 (15.96%) MS Exchange
2 98 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 80 (7.69%) IIS
4 51 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 49 (4.71%) Skype for Business
6 40 (3.85%) Apache
7 35 (3.37%) SharePoint
8 30 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2007
9 29 (2.79%) Tomcat
10 16 (1.54%) OpenStack
10 16 (1.54%) WebSphere
11 13 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
12 11 (1.06%) Confluence
12 11 (1.06%) JBoss
12 11 (1.06%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.67%) nginx
15 7 (0.67%) PowerExchange
16 5 (0.48%) Jetty
Applications
1 107 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 46 (4.42%) MS Office
3 13 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.48%) MS Project
6 5 (0.48%) Windchill
7 1 (0.096%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 15 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 156 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 122 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
3 114 (10.96%) Office 365
4 63 (6.06%) IaaS
5 54 (5.19%) SaaS
6 48 (4.62%) PaaS
7 24 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (2.02%) AWS CloudFormation
9 14 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.96%) HP Helion
11 8 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
11 8 (0.77%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (0.77%) GitHub
12 7 (0.67%) CloudFront
12 7 (0.67%) G Suite
12 7 (0.67%) OneDrive
12 7 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.58%) Akamai
13 6 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 192 (18.46%) Firewall
2 187 (17.98%) DNS
3 167 (16.06%) SAN
4 115 (11.06%) LAN
5 113 (10.87%) WAN
6 109 (10.48%) DHCP
7 87 (8.37%) TCP/IP
8 63 (6.06%) VPN
9 41 (3.94%) Internet
10 39 (3.75%) VLAN
11 31 (2.98%) SSL
11 31 (2.98%) Wireless
12 29 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
12 29 (2.79%) NAS
13 28 (2.69%) MPLS
14 26 (2.50%) VoIP
15 24 (2.31%) Network Security
15 24 (2.31%) SMTP
16 22 (2.12%) Skype
17 21 (2.02%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (13.17%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.60%) MySQL
3 17 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (1.25%) Hadoop
6 12 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (0.96%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.77%) Big Data
8 8 (0.77%) DB2
9 7 (0.67%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.58%) PowerCenter
10 6 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.48%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.29%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.29%) Redis
13 2 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.19%) HBase
Development Applications
1 30 (2.88%) Git (software)
2 29 (2.79%) Jenkins
3 20 (1.92%) JIRA
4 10 (0.96%) Vagrant
5 9 (0.87%) GitLab
5 9 (0.87%) Subversion
5 9 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (0.58%) Metasploit
8 5 (0.48%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.38%) Log4j
9 4 (0.38%) Rational DOORS
9 4 (0.38%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.29%) Ant
10 3 (0.29%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.29%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.29%) Hudson
10 3 (0.29%) Maven
10 3 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 3 (0.29%) Travis CI
General
1 126 (12.12%) Finance
2 49 (4.71%) Retail
3 42 (4.04%) Banking
4 20 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 18 (1.73%) Legal
6 16 (1.54%) Telecoms
7 10 (0.96%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.87%) Publishing
9 7 (0.67%) Law
10 6 (0.58%) Advertising
10 6 (0.58%) Back Office
10 6 (0.58%) Marketing
11 3 (0.29%) Electronics
11 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.19%) Games
12 2 (0.19%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.19%) German Language
12 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.19%) Prime Brokerage
13 1 (0.096%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (5.77%) Web Services
2 27 (2.60%) Middleware
3 15 (1.44%) LAMP
4 14 (1.35%) .NET
5 11 (1.06%) REST
6 9 (0.87%) LAPP Stack
7 8 (0.77%) JSON
8 7 (0.67%) J2EE
9 6 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (0.58%) SOAP
9 6 (0.58%) XML
10 4 (0.38%) HTML
10 4 (0.38%) JAX-RPC
10 4 (0.38%) JMS
10 4 (0.38%) Node.js
10 4 (0.38%) Servlets
10 4 (0.38%) WSDL
10 4 (0.38%) XSL
10 4 (0.38%) XSLT
10 4 (0.38%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 122 (11.73%) Data Centre
2 60 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (4.13%) Clustering
4 29 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.50%) Replication
6 25 (2.40%) Computer Science
7 22 (2.12%) EMC VNX
8 21 (2.02%) NHS
9 14 (1.35%) PKI
9 14 (1.35%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.06%) Blackberry
10 11 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (0.96%) EMC VMAX
11 10 (0.96%) Fat Client
11 10 (0.96%) Thin Client
11 10 (0.96%) VCE vBlock
12 9 (0.87%) Private Cloud
13 8 (0.77%) CMDB
14 7 (0.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 604 (58.08%) Windows
2 401 (38.56%) Windows Server
3 260 (25.00%) Linux
4 253 (24.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 224 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 114 (10.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 92 (8.85%) Unix
8 81 (7.79%) Windows 7
9 47 (4.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 35 (3.37%) Windows 10
11 29 (2.79%) AIX
11 29 (2.79%) CentOS
11 29 (2.79%) Solaris
12 28 (2.69%) Windows 8
13 26 (2.50%) Ubuntu
14 25 (2.40%) Oracle Linux
15 21 (2.02%) SUSE
16 18 (1.73%) Android
17 14 (1.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 11 (1.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (17.21%) ITIL
2 100 (9.62%) DevOps
3 92 (8.85%) Migration
4 90 (8.65%) Agile Software Development
5 63 (6.06%) Configuration Management
5 63 (6.06%) High Availability
6 61 (5.87%) Change Management
7 60 (5.77%) Open Source
8 58 (5.58%) Problem Management
9 45 (4.33%) Load Balancing
9 45 (4.33%) Project Management
10 42 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
11 37 (3.56%) ITIL V3
12 32 (3.08%) PRINCE2
13 31 (2.98%) Performance Monitoring
14 30 (2.88%) Service Management
15 27 (2.60%) Continuous Delivery
15 27 (2.60%) Service Delivery
16 24 (2.31%) Asset Management
17 23 (2.21%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 151 (14.52%) PowerShell
2 94 (9.04%) SQL
3 74 (7.12%) Python
4 49 (4.71%) Bash Shell
5 41 (3.94%) Perl
6 31 (2.98%) Java
7 22 (2.12%) Ruby
7 22 (2.12%) VBScript
8 17 (1.63%) Shell Script
9 14 (1.35%) VB
10 11 (1.06%) Korn
11 10 (0.96%) JavaScript
12 9 (0.87%) C
13 7 (0.67%) C#
13 7 (0.67%) PHP
14 2 (0.19%) C++
15 1 (0.096%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.096%) Go
15 1 (0.096%) Jython
15 1 (0.096%) VB6
Qualifications
1 114 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 88 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 77 (7.40%) Cisco Certification
5 74 (7.12%) MCSE
6 64 (6.15%) CCNA
7 46 (4.42%) Degree
8 29 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 28 (2.69%) MCSA
10 24 (2.31%) CCNP
11 22 (2.12%) MCP
12 20 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
13 19 (1.83%) CCA
14 17 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
15 15 (1.44%) DV Cleared
16 13 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
16 13 (1.25%) MCITP
17 12 (1.15%) CISSP
18 8 (0.77%) AWS Certification
19 6 (0.58%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.08%) SLA
2 31 (2.98%) PCI DSS
3 25 (2.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.96%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.38%) QA
6 3 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.19%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.096%) BS7799
8 1 (0.096%) GCP
8 1 (0.096%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 462 (44.42%) Active Directory
2 310 (29.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (11.63%) Hyper-V
4 93 (8.94%) vSphere
5 79 (7.60%) XenApp
6 63 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
7 58 (5.58%) VMware ESX
8 42 (4.04%) Virtual Machines
9 27 (2.60%) XenDesktop
10 25 (2.40%) Docker
11 21 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (1.15%) DFS Replication
14 10 (0.96%) vCloud
15 9 (0.87%) GPFS
15 9 (0.87%) KVM
15 9 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
16 8 (0.77%) ProxySG
16 8 (0.77%) Xen
17 7 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 112 (10.77%) SCCM
2 87 (8.37%) Puppet
3 56 (5.38%) Ansible
4 43 (4.13%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (3.85%) SCOM
6 34 (3.27%) Backup Exec
7 30 (2.88%) WSUS
8 29 (2.79%) Terraform
9 23 (2.21%) Microsoft Clustering
10 22 (2.12%) AirWatch
11 21 (2.02%) Nagios
11 21 (2.02%) NetBackup
12 19 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
13 11 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
14 9 (0.87%) Kibana
14 9 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
15 8 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 7 (0.67%) logstash
16 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 7 (0.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 555 (53.37%) VMware
2 322 (30.96%) Microsoft
3 221 (21.25%) Cisco
4 181 (17.40%) Citrix
5 150 (14.42%) HP
6 77 (7.40%) Red Hat
7 66 (6.35%) EMC
8 49 (4.71%) IBM
9 48 (4.62%) NetApp
10 47 (4.52%) Dell
10 47 (4.52%) Oracle
10 47 (4.52%) Symantec
11 39 (3.75%) CheckPoint
12 28 (2.69%) Avaya
12 28 (2.69%) Veeam
13 27 (2.60%) 3PAR
13 27 (2.60%) Juniper
14 24 (2.31%) F5
15 20 (1.92%) Splunk
16 18 (1.73%) Palo Alto
Shetland Islands
X4 Group
Rate: €150 - 190 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
South East
EMBS Ltd
Rate: £350 day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
set2recruit
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 2 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: flexible depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mencap
Rate: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 18 days ago
Peterborough
Mencap
Rate: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 18 days ago