Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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.

Infrastructure Engineer
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 57 79
Rank change year-on-year -1 +22 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.47% 0.53% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.55% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £325 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +23.81% +30.43%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £234
90th Percentile £390 £338 £291
South Wales median daily rate £363 £235 £263
% change year-on-year +54.26% -10.48% -21.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 617 543 824
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.41% 96.11% 97.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 408 661
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.49% -2.14%
10th Percentile £162 £162 £213
90th Percentile £488 £525 £475
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 25
Cardiff median hourly rate £14.00 £13.70 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.19% -2.14% -
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.75 £10.10
90th Percentile £20.25 £36.55 £24.75
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +12.28%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Cardiff

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Cardiff

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 Cardiff region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) ADSL
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Veeam
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (33.33%) Video Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) 4G
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Modbus
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) FortiGate

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) 4G
1 1 (33.33%) ADSL
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) Modbus
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Analytics
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Network Virtualisation
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Video Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) FortiGate
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 1 (33.33%) Veeam