The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Network Infrastructure Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 606 600 603
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Network Infrastructure Engineer 32 43 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.077% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.081% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 22
Median daily rate £350 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £450 £200
% change year-on-year
-36.11% +125.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +11.11%

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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Network Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Network Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

Network Infrastructure Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Infrastructure Engineer within the UK.

Network Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Network Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Infrastructure Engineer within the UK.

Network Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network 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 Network Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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 -8 30 £350 +3.70% 9
London -17 9 £400 +23.55% 4
East of England - 7 £270 - 1
South East -5 5 £230 -23.33% 1
West Midlands - 5 £500 -
Shropshire - 4 £500 -
Suffolk - 4 £290 -
Telford - 4 £500 -
Ipswich - 4 £290 -
Berkshire - 4 £230 -
North West -5 2 £325 - 1
Essex - 2 £263 -
Wales - 2 £225 - 1
Reading - 2 £275 -
Wokingham - 2 £228 -
City of London +30 1 £350 -17.64%
Hampshire +2 1 - -
South West +1 1 £215 -52.22% 1
Manchester -1 1 £350 - 1
Yorkshire -2 1 £350 -6.66%
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £300 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Cardiff - 1 - - 1
Cornwall - 1 £215 -
South Wales - 1 - - 1
Mid Wales - 1 £225 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Mayfair - 1 £400 -
Sheffield - 1 £350 -

Network Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, Network 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 Network Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (58.93%) Cisco
2 28 (50.00%) Firewall
3 24 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (41.07%) Windows
5 22 (39.29%) VMware
6 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 19 (33.93%) LAN
8 18 (32.14%) CCNA
9 17 (30.36%) WAN
10 16 (28.57%) Active Directory
10 16 (28.57%) Citrix
10 16 (28.57%) Windows Server
11 15 (26.79%) VPN
11 15 (26.79%) ITIL
11 15 (26.79%) Wireless
12 14 (25.00%) CCNP
12 14 (25.00%) Network Security
13 12 (21.43%) DNS
14 11 (19.64%) DHCP
15 10 (17.86%) Data Centre
16 9 (16.07%) SQL
17 8 (14.29%) Linux
17 8 (14.29%) Juniper
17 8 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (14.29%) F5
18 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
18 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
19 6 (10.71%) Finance
19 6 (10.71%) Business Continuity
19 6 (10.71%) Unix

Network 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 7 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.14%) Apache
2 4 (7.14%) WebLogic
2 4 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.57%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.79%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.36%) MS Office
2 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) Office 365
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (50.00%) Firewall
2 19 (33.93%) LAN
3 17 (30.36%) WAN
4 15 (26.79%) VPN
4 15 (26.79%) Wireless
5 14 (25.00%) Network Security
6 12 (21.43%) DNS
7 11 (19.64%) DHCP
8 8 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (10.71%) MPLS
10 5 (8.93%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (8.93%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (8.93%) Internet
10 5 (8.93%) IPsec
10 5 (8.93%) SAN
10 5 (8.93%) VoIP
11 4 (7.14%) OSPF
11 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
11 4 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (5.36%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.79%) JUnit
1 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 6 (10.71%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.36%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) XML
2 3 (5.36%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.79%) Django
3 1 (1.79%) Guice
3 1 (1.79%) Play Framework
3 1 (1.79%) REST
3 1 (1.79%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.79%) Sensu
3 1 (1.79%) Spring
3 1 (1.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.79%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.79%) MPEG
4 1 (1.79%) NHS
4 1 (1.79%) PMI
4 1 (1.79%) Replication
4 1 (1.79%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.79%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (1.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.07%) Windows
2 16 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 8 (14.29%) Linux
4 6 (10.71%) Unix
4 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.57%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.79%) ITIL
2 6 (10.71%) Business Continuity
3 5 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (8.93%) High Availability
3 5 (8.93%) Migration
4 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 4 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 4 (7.14%) Network Design
4 4 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 4 (7.14%) Trend Analysis
5 3 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (5.36%) Change Control
5 3 (5.36%) Change Management
5 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.36%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (5.36%) Patch Management
5 3 (5.36%) Project Management
5 3 (5.36%) Service Management
5 3 (5.36%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.07%) SQL
2 3 (5.36%) Python
3 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.57%) Ruby
4 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.79%) C#
4 1 (1.79%) Java
4 1 (1.79%) Perl
4 1 (1.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (32.14%) CCNA
3 14 (25.00%) CCNP
4 3 (5.36%) CCIE
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.57%) CCSA
5 2 (3.57%) CCSE
5 2 (3.57%) JNCIA
5 2 (3.57%) JNCIS
5 2 (3.57%) MCSE
5 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.79%) CCA
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.79%) Degree
6 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.79%) MCSA
6 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.93%) vSphere
4 4 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.57%) Firmware
6 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.79%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.79%) XenApp
7 1 (1.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.57%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) SCOM
2 2 (3.57%) WSUS
3 1 (1.79%) Cacti
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco LMS
3 1 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.79%) Ganglia
3 1 (1.79%) Nagios
3 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.79%) OpenNMS
3 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.79%) Puppet
3 1 (1.79%) vMotion
3 1 (1.79%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 33 (58.93%) Cisco
2 22 (39.29%) VMware
3 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 16 (28.57%) Citrix
5 8 (14.29%) F5
5 8 (14.29%) Juniper
6 5 (8.93%) CheckPoint
7 4 (7.14%) Fortinet
7 4 (7.14%) NetApp
7 4 (7.14%) Pega
8 3 (5.36%) Palo Alto
8 3 (5.36%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.57%) Brocade
9 2 (3.57%) Dell
9 2 (3.57%) Mitel
9 2 (3.57%) Riverbed
9 2 (3.57%) Siemens
9 2 (3.57%) Symantec
10 1 (1.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (1.79%) EMC