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The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
4 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 59 67 66
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 +25
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 37 17 7
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.68% 1.55% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 1.64% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 4
10th Percentile £304 £258 £307
25th Percentile £332 £265 £311
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £331 £388
Median % change year-on-year +28.30% -14.52% +13.14%
75th Percentile £520 £402 £491
90th Percentile - £481 £519
England median daily rate £455 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +10.30% +3.13% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 1,277 1,037 799
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.40% 94.79% 93.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 687 454
10th Percentile £180 £125 £130
25th Percentile £313 £250 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £440 £375 £375
Median % change year-on-year +17.33% - -3.23%
75th Percentile £525 £476 £475
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 69 61
10th Percentile £12.41 £9.46 £10.00
25th Percentile £15.13 £10.50 £11.63
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.61 £14.39
Median % change year-on-year +36.89% +1.53% +2.79%
75th Percentile £34.13 £22.50 £18.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.80 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.99 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.34% +7.64% +4.00%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the East Midlands

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the East Midlands

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 4 July 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the East Midlands

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the East Midlands

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 4 July 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Northamptonshire +5 16 £510 +88.89% 3
Nottinghamshire +10 9 £326 -9.58% 8
Derbyshire -2 6 £500 +65.29% 1
Leicestershire -6 5 £363 -23.68% 6
Lincolnshire -1 1 £263 -21.05% 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 July 2022, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 37 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (62.16%) Windows
3 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
3 21 (56.76%) Windows Server
4 18 (48.65%) VMware
4 18 (48.65%) SCCM
5 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
6 13 (35.14%) Azure
7 11 (29.73%) Microsoft 365
7 11 (29.73%) PowerShell
7 11 (29.73%) Cisco
8 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
9 7 (18.92%) Migration
9 7 (18.92%) DNS
9 7 (18.92%) SQL
9 7 (18.92%) NetApp
9 7 (18.92%) Firewall
10 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
10 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
10 6 (16.22%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (13.51%) SCOM
11 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2019
12 4 (10.81%) Social Skills
12 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
12 4 (10.81%) vCenter Server
12 4 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
12 4 (10.81%) DevOps

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (35.14%) Azure
2 11 (29.73%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (8.11%) IaaS
4 2 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.41%) GCP
4 2 (5.41%) Mimecast
4 2 (5.41%) OneDrive
4 2 (5.41%) Rubrik
4 2 (5.41%) SaaS
5 1 (2.70%) AWS
5 1 (2.70%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) DNS
1 7 (18.92%) Firewall
2 3 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (5.41%) BGP
3 2 (5.41%) DHCP
3 2 (5.41%) LAN
3 2 (5.41%) WAN
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.70%) MPLS
4 1 (2.70%) SAN
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.70%) VLAN
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
4 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (10.81%) Social Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Automotive
2 3 (8.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.41%) Documentation Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.70%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (5.41%) Fibre Optics
2 2 (5.41%) FMCG
2 2 (5.41%) PKI
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Renewable Energy
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (62.16%) Windows
2 21 (56.76%) Windows Server
3 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (2.70%) Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (18.92%) Migration
3 4 (10.81%) DevOps
3 4 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (8.11%) ITIL
5 2 (5.41%) Business Case
5 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure as Code
5 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.41%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) RBAC
5 2 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Task Automation
5 2 (5.41%) Threat Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Proactive Maintenance
6 1 (2.70%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) PowerShell
2 7 (18.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) SC Cleared
1 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) CCNA
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
2 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
4 6 (16.22%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (8.11%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (8.11%) vSphere
6 2 (5.41%) DFS Replication
7 1 (2.70%) NFS
7 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (48.65%) SCCM
2 5 (13.51%) SCOM
3 4 (10.81%) vCenter Server
4 3 (8.11%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (5.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (5.41%) Packer
5 2 (5.41%) SCOrch
5 2 (5.41%) Terraform
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 18 (48.65%) VMware
2 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
3 11 (29.73%) Cisco
4 7 (18.92%) NetApp
5 3 (8.11%) Citrix
5 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
5 3 (8.11%) Veeam
6 2 (5.41%) Meraki
7 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint