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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 219 247 230
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 601 554 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 0.97% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.02% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 330 351
Median daily rate £371 £341 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% +1.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 24
Median hourly rate £33.00 £42.46 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.27% +54.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £21.00 £20.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.30 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.69 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.60% +27.27%

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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +11 562 £365 +6.56% 138
London +18 210 £425 +13.48% 44
South East -28 94 £300 -14.28% 28
East of England +33 74 £300 -15.78% 15
Yorkshire +7 48 £306 -3.54% 14
North West +24 38 £300 +4.34% 14
West Yorkshire +12 36 £325 -7.14% 10
Leeds +17 31 £350 -12.50% 7
City of London +4 30 £450 +20.00% 16
Scotland +23 29 £381 +19.14% 7
North East -1 29 £468 +56.00% 2
Surrey +11 28 £294 -24.19% 7
South West -10 28 £260 -5.45% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 25 £484 - 2
Tyne and Wear -7 25 £484 +61.33% 2
West Midlands -18 25 £375 +16.27% 12
Bedfordshire +14 24 £388 +16.98% 1
Manchester +6 24 £300 -3.22% 6
Essex +17 21 £275 -21.42% 5
Berkshire +4 21 £388 +9.92% 9
Luton +9 17 £388 +6.89% 1
Hampshire -16 17 £250 -33.77% 7
Suffolk +17 15 £200 -50.00%
East Midlands -1 15 £375 +36.36% 4
Birmingham 0 14 £400 +28.51% 4
Oxfordshire -11 14 £400 +73.91% 2
Guildford +12 11 £325 -16.12% 1
Bracknell +2 11 £500 - 5
Basildon - 11 £275 -
North Yorkshire +8 10 £288 +6.97%

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 673 (58.88%) Windows
2 575 (50.31%) VMware
3 495 (43.31%) Active Directory
4 453 (39.63%) Windows Server
5 401 (35.08%) Microsoft
6 310 (27.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 307 (26.86%) Linux
8 291 (25.46%) VMware Infrastructure
9 289 (25.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 252 (22.05%) Citrix
11 251 (21.96%) Cisco
12 229 (20.03%) Firewall
13 219 (19.16%) ITIL
14 215 (18.81%) MS Exchange
15 204 (17.85%) DNS
16 195 (17.06%) SAN
17 184 (16.10%) HP
18 159 (13.91%) PowerShell
19 156 (13.65%) SCCM
20 152 (13.30%) Windows Server 2003
20 152 (13.30%) Microsoft Azure
21 150 (13.12%) SQL Server
22 148 (12.95%) Security Cleared
23 145 (12.69%) WAN
24 143 (12.51%) LAN
25 137 (11.99%) DHCP
26 131 (11.46%) SQL
27 130 (11.37%) vSphere
28 127 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
29 126 (11.02%) 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
1 215 (18.81%) MS Exchange
2 114 (9.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 94 (8.22%) IIS
4 65 (5.69%) Apache
5 55 (4.81%) SharePoint
6 52 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 46 (4.02%) Skype for Business
8 34 (2.97%) Tomcat
9 32 (2.80%) OpenStack
10 29 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
11 26 (2.27%) WebLogic
12 25 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
13 23 (2.01%) WebSphere
14 17 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 16 (1.40%) Confluence
16 13 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
17 12 (1.05%) nginx
18 9 (0.79%) JBoss
18 9 (0.79%) Jetty
19 8 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 123 (10.76%) MS Excel
2 57 (4.99%) MS Office
3 18 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.44%) Windchill
6 4 (0.35%) MS Project
6 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.087%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 152 (13.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 127 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 115 (10.06%) Office 365
4 57 (4.99%) IaaS
5 50 (4.37%) PaaS
6 42 (3.67%) SaaS
7 18 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (1.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (1.05%) CloudFront
10 10 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.87%) HP Helion
11 7 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.52%) GitHub
13 4 (0.35%) Google Apps
13 4 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
14 3 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (0.26%) Google App Engine
15 2 (0.17%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 2 (0.17%) Heroku
15 2 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 229 (20.03%) Firewall
2 204 (17.85%) DNS
3 195 (17.06%) SAN
4 145 (12.69%) WAN
5 143 (12.51%) LAN
6 137 (11.99%) DHCP
7 73 (6.39%) VPN
8 72 (6.30%) TCP/IP
9 66 (5.77%) Internet
10 54 (4.72%) VLAN
11 42 (3.67%) MPLS
12 40 (3.50%) SSL
13 37 (3.24%) Wireless
14 36 (3.15%) Cisco ASA
14 36 (3.15%) NetScaler
15 35 (3.06%) iSCSI
16 32 (2.80%) Network Security
17 30 (2.62%) WLAN
18 19 (1.66%) IPsec
18 19 (1.66%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (13.12%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.50%) MySQL
3 34 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (0.96%) Hadoop
8 10 (0.87%) Big Data
8 10 (0.87%) MongoDB
8 10 (0.87%) Oracle Database
9 9 (0.79%) Relational Database
10 7 (0.61%) DB2
11 6 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.52%) NoSQL
12 5 (0.44%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.26%) MS Access
15 2 (0.17%) SQL Server 2014
15 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 2 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 70 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 69 (6.04%) Jenkins
3 45 (3.94%) JIRA
4 24 (2.10%) Sonatype Nexus
5 20 (1.75%) Hudson
6 16 (1.40%) Subversion
7 15 (1.31%) Vagrant
8 14 (1.22%) GitLab
9 13 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 12 (1.05%) Bitbucket
10 12 (1.05%) TeamCity
11 10 (0.87%) ClearCase
11 10 (0.87%) ClearQuest
12 9 (0.79%) FishEye
12 9 (0.79%) JIRA Agile
12 9 (0.79%) Octopus Deploy
12 9 (0.79%) PVCS
12 9 (0.79%) Visual Studio
13 8 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (0.61%) MSBuild
General
1 120 (10.50%) Finance
2 46 (4.02%) Retail
3 29 (2.54%) Banking
4 25 (2.19%) Legal
5 22 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.40%) Publishing
8 7 (0.61%) Law
9 6 (0.52%) Back Office
10 5 (0.44%) Games
11 3 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.26%) Front Office
11 3 (0.26%) German Language
11 3 (0.26%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.17%) Advertising
12 2 (0.17%) Electronics
12 2 (0.17%) iGaming
12 2 (0.17%) Marketing
13 1 (0.087%) Local Government
13 1 (0.087%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.32%) Middleware
1 38 (3.32%) Web Services
2 27 (2.36%) .NET
2 27 (2.36%) LAMP
3 13 (1.14%) JSON
4 12 (1.05%) ELK Stack
4 12 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
5 11 (0.96%) XML
6 10 (0.87%) J2EE
6 10 (0.87%) JMS
7 7 (0.61%) Kafka
8 6 (0.52%) LAPP Stack
8 6 (0.52%) RESTful
9 5 (0.44%) 802.1X
10 4 (0.35%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.35%) Servlets
10 4 (0.35%) SOAP
10 4 (0.35%) XSLT
10 4 (0.35%) X-Windows
11 3 (0.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 120 (10.50%) Data Centre
2 64 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (4.55%) Clustering
4 39 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 33 (2.89%) NHS
6 29 (2.54%) Replication
7 23 (2.01%) Computer Science
8 20 (1.75%) EMC VNX
9 16 (1.40%) Blackberry
9 16 (1.40%) Private Cloud
9 16 (1.40%) Public Cloud
10 14 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
11 13 (1.14%) Fat Client
11 13 (1.14%) Thin Client
12 11 (0.96%) Driving Licence
13 10 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.87%) PKI
14 9 (0.79%) CMDB
15 8 (0.70%) HP StoreVirtual
16 7 (0.61%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 673 (58.88%) Windows
2 453 (39.63%) Windows Server
3 310 (27.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 307 (26.86%) Linux
5 289 (25.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 152 (13.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 115 (10.06%) Unix
8 82 (7.17%) Windows 7
9 59 (5.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (3.41%) Windows 8
11 31 (2.71%) CentOS
12 28 (2.45%) Solaris
13 25 (2.19%) Ubuntu
14 24 (2.10%) Windows 10
15 21 (1.84%) AIX
16 18 (1.57%) SUSE
17 16 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
17 16 (1.40%) Windows XP
18 12 (1.05%) Android
19 11 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (19.16%) ITIL
2 107 (9.36%) DevOps
3 102 (8.92%) Migration
4 101 (8.84%) Configuration Management
5 97 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (5.86%) Open Source
7 60 (5.25%) Change Management
8 59 (5.16%) Problem Management
9 54 (4.72%) Continuous Integration
9 54 (4.72%) High Availability
10 46 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
10 46 (4.02%) Project Management
11 37 (3.24%) ITIL V3
11 37 (3.24%) Performance Monitoring
12 33 (2.89%) Load Balancing
13 32 (2.80%) PRINCE2
14 30 (2.62%) Server Building
15 28 (2.45%) Asset Management
15 28 (2.45%) Service Management
16 27 (2.36%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 159 (13.91%) PowerShell
2 131 (11.46%) SQL
3 88 (7.70%) Python
4 51 (4.46%) Bash Shell
4 51 (4.46%) Perl
5 34 (2.97%) Java
6 33 (2.89%) Ruby
7 31 (2.71%) Shell Script
8 17 (1.49%) PHP
9 15 (1.31%) VBScript
10 14 (1.22%) JavaScript
11 13 (1.14%) Korn
11 13 (1.14%) VB
12 8 (0.70%) C
13 6 (0.52%) C++
13 6 (0.52%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.44%) Bourne shell
15 4 (0.35%) C#
15 4 (0.35%) C-shell
16 3 (0.26%) Go
Qualifications
1 148 (12.95%) Security Cleared
2 121 (10.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 116 (10.15%) Cisco Certification
4 102 (8.92%) SC Cleared
5 89 (7.79%) CCNA
6 86 (7.52%) MCSE
7 59 (5.16%) Degree
8 54 (4.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 39 (3.41%) CCNP
10 38 (3.32%) MCSA
11 37 (3.24%) MCP
12 26 (2.27%) CCA
12 26 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
13 24 (2.10%) DV Cleared
14 19 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
14 19 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (1.40%) AWS Certification
16 11 (0.96%) CISSP
16 11 (0.96%) MCITP
17 9 (0.79%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.97%) SLA
2 20 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 18 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.14%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.35%) QA
7 1 (0.087%) COBIT
7 1 (0.087%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 495 (43.31%) Active Directory
2 291 (25.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (11.37%) vSphere
4 126 (11.02%) Hyper-V
5 94 (8.22%) XenApp
6 74 (6.47%) VMware ESXi
7 66 (5.77%) VMware ESX
8 49 (4.29%) XenDesktop
9 40 (3.50%) Virtual Machines
10 26 (2.27%) DFS Replication
10 26 (2.27%) Docker
11 18 (1.57%) VMware Server
12 16 (1.40%) vCloud
13 15 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
14 14 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
14 14 (1.22%) NFS
14 14 (1.22%) Xen
15 13 (1.14%) Firmware
16 11 (0.96%) XenServer
17 9 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 156 (13.65%) SCCM
2 121 (10.59%) Puppet
3 72 (6.30%) SCOM
4 69 (6.04%) Ansible
5 50 (4.37%) Opscode Chef
6 34 (2.97%) Backup Exec
7 30 (2.62%) WSUS
8 22 (1.92%) NetBackup
9 21 (1.84%) Terraform
10 16 (1.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 15 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
11 15 (1.31%) SCVMM
12 13 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
13 12 (1.05%) Nagios
14 11 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 8 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 8 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 8 (0.70%) vRealize
16 7 (0.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 7 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 575 (50.31%) VMware
2 401 (35.08%) Microsoft
3 252 (22.05%) Citrix
4 251 (21.96%) Cisco
5 184 (16.10%) HP
6 94 (8.22%) NetApp
7 74 (6.47%) EMC
8 72 (6.30%) Red Hat
9 63 (5.51%) Oracle
10 56 (4.90%) Dell
11 54 (4.72%) IBM
12 41 (3.59%) Juniper
13 40 (3.50%) CheckPoint
14 39 (3.41%) Symantec
15 30 (2.62%) Splunk
15 30 (2.62%) Veeam
16 25 (2.19%) SolarWinds
17 21 (1.84%) F5
18 20 (1.75%) Intel Security
19 17 (1.49%) 3PAR
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