Period
to 23 January 2022

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 59 37 78
Rank change year-on-year -22 +41 +22
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 46 33 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.10% 4.18% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.23% 4.38% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 26 21
10th Percentile £300 £243 £275
25th Percentile £313 £300 £305
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £363 £375 £360
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +4.17% +9.41%
75th Percentile £409 £475 £420
90th Percentile £500 £538 £445
England median daily rate £450 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +16.13% +3.33% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £35.00
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
75th Percentile - - £45.00
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £59.58 £39.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year +51.79% +82.56% -33.85%

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 1,422 753 1,607
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.76% 95.44% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,052 480 904
10th Percentile £158 £123 £163
25th Percentile £313 £263 £305
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £411 £372 £400
Median % change year-on-year +10.70% -7.13% -
75th Percentile £500 £475 £475
90th Percentile £588 £546 £575
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 44 138
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.66 £10.70
25th Percentile £11.87 £11.44 £11.53
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.63 £14.39
Median % change year-on-year -4.03% +8.58% -0.76%
75th Percentile £20.00 £28.79 £17.50
90th Percentile £29.33 £47.42 £43.30
England median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.84% +25.00% +2.27%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +4 21 £384 +70.56% 5
Nottinghamshire -19 10 £350 - 6
Derbyshire +1 7 £344 +13.64% 8
Leicestershire -25 6 £368 -18.33% 5
Lincolnshire -9 2 £160 -43.36% 2
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT 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 44 (95.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 32 (69.57%) Windows
3 31 (67.39%) VMware
4 28 (60.87%) Active Directory
5 27 (58.70%) Windows Server
6 24 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (50.00%) Microsoft
8 16 (34.78%) Microsoft 365
9 15 (32.61%) Azure
10 14 (30.43%) Firewall
11 13 (28.26%) HP
11 13 (28.26%) PowerShell
12 12 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (26.09%) CCNA
13 10 (21.74%) VPN
13 10 (21.74%) ITIL
13 10 (21.74%) SCCM
13 10 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (17.39%) Aruba
15 8 (17.39%) Palo Alto
15 8 (17.39%) MCP
15 8 (17.39%) DNS
15 8 (17.39%) Cisco
15 8 (17.39%) Social Skills
16 7 (15.22%) SQL
17 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
18 5 (10.87%) Task Automation
18 5 (10.87%) vSphere
18 5 (10.87%) Threat Analysis

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 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.17%) IIS
1 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (34.78%) Microsoft 365
2 15 (32.61%) Azure
3 5 (10.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.52%) AWS
5 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.17%) IaaS
5 1 (2.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (30.43%) Firewall
2 10 (21.74%) VPN
3 8 (17.39%) DNS
4 5 (10.87%) BGP
4 5 (10.87%) SAN
5 3 (6.52%) WAN
6 2 (4.35%) MPLS
6 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (2.17%) DHCP
7 1 (2.17%) Network Security
7 1 (2.17%) VSAN
7 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (17.39%) Social Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Public Sector
3 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) Automotive
4 2 (4.35%) Documentation Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (2.17%) Law
5 1 (2.17%) Organisational Skills
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) PKI
2 3 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.35%) Fibre Optics
3 2 (4.35%) FMCG
3 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (69.57%) Windows
2 27 (58.70%) Windows Server
3 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (2.17%) CentOS
6 1 (2.17%) Linux
6 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (95.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (21.74%) ITIL
3 5 (10.87%) Task Automation
3 5 (10.87%) Threat Analysis
4 4 (8.70%) Migration
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (4.35%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 1 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.17%) Application Packaging
7 1 (2.17%) Data Loss Prevention
7 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure as Code
7 1 (2.17%) Proactive Maintenance
7 1 (2.17%) Process Improvement
7 1 (2.17%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (2.17%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.22%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.17%) Bash
4 1 (2.17%) VB
4 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) CCNA
1 12 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (17.39%) MCP
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.70%) MCSE
4 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.52%) CCNP
6 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) MCSA
7 1 (2.17%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 24 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (21.74%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (10.87%) vSphere
5 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.35%) XenApp
6 1 (2.17%) vCloud
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.17%) VMware NSX
6 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) SCCM
2 5 (10.87%) SCOrch
3 2 (4.35%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) SCOM
4 1 (2.17%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (67.39%) VMware
2 23 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (28.26%) HP
4 8 (17.39%) Aruba
4 8 (17.39%) Cisco
4 8 (17.39%) Palo Alto
5 5 (10.87%) Citrix
6 4 (8.70%) NetApp
6 4 (8.70%) Veeam
7 3 (6.52%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.35%) Commvault
8 2 (4.35%) Google
8 2 (4.35%) IBM
9 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.17%) Remedy
9 1 (2.17%) SonicWALL