The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Engineer was £195 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Engineer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 36 43 34
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.28% 0.74% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 0.75% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £195 £463 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.83% +68.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year -2.98% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -4.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 292 399 312
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.29% 97.79% 97.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 257 180
Median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 32 25
Median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +74.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £57.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Cambridge

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Cambridge

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Cambridge

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 across the Cambridge region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) VMware
3 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
3 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
4 4 (36.36%) DHCP
4 4 (36.36%) DNS
5 3 (27.27%) HP
5 3 (27.27%) Citrix
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) XenApp
6 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 2 (18.18%) Firewall
6 2 (18.18%) WSUS
6 2 (18.18%) SCCM
6 2 (18.18%) Dell
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco
6 2 (18.18%) IBM
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (18.18%) vSphere
6 2 (18.18%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (9.09%) MCSA
7 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
7 1 (9.09%) Oracle

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DHCP
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) Skype
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Solaris
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Change Management
1 1 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre Operations
1 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
1 1 (9.09%) Migration
1 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
1 1 (9.09%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) MCSA
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) XenApp
3 2 (18.18%) vSphere
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
1 2 (18.18%) WSUS
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix
2 3 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Dell
3 2 (18.18%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle