Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £280 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 28 July 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.

Infrastructure Engineer
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 68 64
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 16 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.45% 0.76% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 0.77% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 0
Cardiff median daily rate £280 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.82% - -
South Wales median daily rate £305 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -12.86% - +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £22.38 - -
South Wales median hourly rate £22.38 £23.50 -
% change year-on-year -4.77% - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 625 648 629
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.57% 98.33% 97.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 455 496
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £363 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +7.01% -9.67%
10th Percentile £175 £204 £185
90th Percentile £525 £488 £450
South Wales median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 25
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.25 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.93% +3.85% -18.75%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.40 £9.85
90th Percentile £39.00 £20.48 £20.21
South Wales median hourly rate £21.50 £15.63 £13.85
% change year-on-year +37.56% +12.85% -13.44%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Cardiff over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 Cardiff region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Hyper-V
3 10 (62.50%) Citrix
4 9 (56.25%) ITIL
4 9 (56.25%) XenApp
4 9 (56.25%) Migration
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (43.75%) Service Management
6 7 (43.75%) NetBackup
7 6 (37.50%) Release Management
7 6 (37.50%) SCOM
7 6 (37.50%) Veritas
7 6 (37.50%) NHS
8 5 (31.25%) VMware
9 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
9 4 (25.00%) Information Security
9 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (18.75%) Degree
10 3 (18.75%) Linux
10 3 (18.75%) LAN
10 3 (18.75%) WAN
11 2 (12.50%) Python
11 2 (12.50%) Cisco
11 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
11 2 (12.50%) LIMS
11 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
11 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
3 1 (6.25%) POP3
3 1 (6.25%) SMTP
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
1 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
1 2 (12.50%) HBase
General
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) NHS
2 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (12.50%) LIMS
4 1 (6.25%) CMDB
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (6.25%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Solaris
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) ITIL
1 9 (56.25%) Migration
2 7 (43.75%) Service Management
3 6 (37.50%) Release Management
4 4 (25.00%) Information Security
5 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (12.50%) Information Management
6 1 (6.25%) Analytics
6 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.25%) Information Governance
6 1 (6.25%) ITSM
6 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) Video Analytics
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) CCA
3 1 (6.25%) CCAA
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Hyper-V
2 9 (56.25%) XenApp
3 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) NetBackup
2 6 (37.50%) SCOM
3 2 (12.50%) Puppet
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp OnCommand
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Citrix
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) Veritas
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco
5 2 (12.50%) Cloudera
5 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.25%) EMC
6 1 (6.25%) Juniper
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) Veeam