Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 20 July 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
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 144 102
Rank change year-on-year +20 -42 +32
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 73 54 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.53% 1.16% 1.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.23% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 20 73
East of England median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% +4.35%
10th Percentile £206 £184 £171
90th Percentile £468 £516 £438
England median daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year +6.76% +0.36% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East of England median hourly rate - - £47.50
England median hourly rate £21.50 £15.61 £23.25
% change year-on-year +37.75% -32.87% -10.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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 of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4,502 4,404 4,991
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.48% 94.30% 96.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,567 2,615 2,911
East of England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £205 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £545
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 341 355
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £11.38 £10.50 £11.43
90th Percentile £46.00 £47.50 £45.60
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.22 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.63% -4.11% +8.57%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the East of England

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the East of England

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the East of England

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the East of England

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
Essex +24 23 £331 -22.06% 5
Bedfordshire +9 14 £360 -7.69% 3
Cambridgeshire +9 12 £375 +94.81% 10
Hertfordshire -8 12 £325 -35.00% 12
Suffolk -8 8 £463 +36.03% 4
Norfolk -4 4 £225 -40.07% 3
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 of England region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 46 (63.01%) Windows
2 41 (56.16%) Active Directory
3 34 (46.58%) VMware
4 30 (41.10%) Microsoft
5 28 (38.36%) Windows Server
6 22 (30.14%) Linux
7 16 (21.92%) Cisco
7 16 (21.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (20.55%) LAN
8 15 (20.55%) Firewall
9 14 (19.18%) Red Hat
9 14 (19.18%) Citrix
9 14 (19.18%) Middleware
9 14 (19.18%) SCCM
9 14 (19.18%) Data Centre
10 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (17.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (16.44%) High Availability
11 12 (16.44%) DNS
12 11 (15.07%) WAN
12 11 (15.07%) SAN
12 11 (15.07%) Office 365
13 10 (13.70%) MS Exchange
13 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
14 9 (12.33%) ITIL
14 9 (12.33%) DHCP
14 9 (12.33%) PowerShell
15 8 (10.96%) HP

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 10 (13.70%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.59%) Apache
2 7 (9.59%) JBoss
2 7 (9.59%) WebLogic
3 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.22%) IIS
3 6 (8.22%) WebLogic Portal
4 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) 3ds Max
2 1 (1.37%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.37%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (1.37%) SketchUp
2 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (15.07%) Office 365
3 4 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.74%) Akamai
4 2 (2.74%) GitHub
4 2 (2.74%) IaaS
5 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.55%) Firewall
1 15 (20.55%) LAN
2 12 (16.44%) DNS
3 11 (15.07%) SAN
3 11 (15.07%) WAN
4 9 (12.33%) DHCP
5 7 (9.59%) NAS
6 5 (6.85%) VoIP
7 4 (5.48%) TCP/IP
8 3 (4.11%) HTTP
8 3 (4.11%) IP Telephony
8 3 (4.11%) MPLS
8 3 (4.11%) Network Security
8 3 (4.11%) SMTP
8 3 (4.11%) VLAN
9 2 (2.74%) BGP
9 2 (2.74%) BIG-IP
9 2 (2.74%) Internet
9 2 (2.74%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) Big Data
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.74%) MSI
2 1 (1.37%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (8.22%) Legal
2 4 (5.48%) Finance
3 1 (1.37%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.18%) Middleware
2 6 (8.22%) J2EE
3 3 (4.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.59%) Clustering
3 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.74%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.74%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.37%) FMCG
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 46 (63.01%) Windows
2 28 (38.36%) Windows Server
3 22 (30.14%) Linux
4 16 (21.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (17.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (9.59%) Solaris
6 7 (9.59%) Unix
6 7 (9.59%) Windows 10
7 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.11%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.37%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.44%) High Availability
2 9 (12.33%) ITIL
3 8 (10.96%) Identity Management
3 8 (10.96%) Migration
4 7 (9.59%) Deployment Automation
4 7 (9.59%) Secure Coding
4 7 (9.59%) SIEM
4 7 (9.59%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 6 (8.22%) Load Balancing
5 6 (8.22%) Network Optimisation
5 6 (8.22%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (6.85%) Validation
7 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (5.48%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (4.11%) Analytics
8 3 (4.11%) DevOps
8 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (4.11%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (4.11%) Server Building
8 3 (4.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.33%) PowerShell
2 7 (9.59%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.48%) SQL
4 2 (2.74%) Python
5 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.48%) MCSA
4 3 (4.11%) CCIE
4 3 (4.11%) MCP
4 3 (4.11%) MCSE
5 2 (2.74%) Degree
5 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.37%) CCA
6 1 (1.37%) CCNA
6 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) GDPR
System Software
1 41 (56.16%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.22%) XenApp
4 4 (5.48%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (5.48%) vSphere
5 3 (4.11%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (2.74%) Xen
7 1 (1.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) SCCM
2 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (8.22%) SCOM
3 4 (5.48%) Ansible
4 2 (2.74%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.74%) Terraform
4 2 (2.74%) WSUS
5 1 (1.37%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.37%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.37%) vMotion
5 1 (1.37%) vRealize
5 1 (1.37%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 34 (46.58%) VMware
2 30 (41.10%) Microsoft
3 16 (21.92%) Cisco
4 14 (19.18%) Citrix
4 14 (19.18%) Red Hat
5 8 (10.96%) HP
6 7 (9.59%) Oracle
6 7 (9.59%) webMethods
7 6 (8.22%) BEA
8 5 (6.85%) Veeam
9 3 (4.11%) 3PAR
9 3 (4.11%) Cloudera
9 3 (4.11%) Dell
10 2 (2.74%) F5
10 2 (2.74%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.74%) Sophos
10 2 (2.74%) Splunk
11 1 (1.37%) Draytek
11 1 (1.37%) Mitel
11 1 (1.37%) SonicWALL