Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 128 90
Rank change year-on-year +5 -38 +35
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 82 74 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.65% 1.52% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.62% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 35 87
East of England median daily rate £370 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £210 £206 £168
90th Percentile £463 £509 £438
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East of England median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.30 £18.00 £27.38
% change year-on-year +23.89% -34.25% -21.79%

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 4,659 4,582 4,842
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.01% 94.07% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,722 2,681 2,765
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 360 384
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.78% -11.42% -1.44%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.19
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £45.93
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +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 23 September 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 23 September 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
Bedfordshire +22 22 £388 +10.71% 3
Essex +13 21 £325 -29.73% 3
Cambridgeshire +12 17 £425 +64.25% 7
Hertfordshire -18 10 £338 -6.90% 10
Norfolk +6 8 £425 +54.55% 1
Suffolk -14 8 £450 +11.80% 3
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 81 (98.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 54 (65.85%) Windows
3 51 (62.20%) Active Directory
4 41 (50.00%) VMware
5 39 (47.56%) Microsoft
6 31 (37.80%) Windows Server
7 30 (36.59%) Linux
8 22 (26.83%) DNS
9 21 (25.61%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (20.73%) Office 365
12 16 (19.51%) MS Exchange
13 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
14 14 (17.07%) Citrix
15 13 (15.85%) SAN
16 12 (14.63%) Red Hat
16 12 (14.63%) Data Centre
16 12 (14.63%) High Availability
17 11 (13.41%) PowerShell
17 11 (13.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 11 (13.41%) NAS
17 11 (13.41%) DHCP
17 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
17 11 (13.41%) Cisco
18 10 (12.20%) Firewall
18 10 (12.20%) LAN
18 10 (12.20%) Middleware
18 10 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
18 10 (12.20%) vSphere

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 16 (19.51%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.76%) Apache
3 7 (8.54%) IIS
4 6 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (7.32%) JBoss
4 6 (7.32%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.88%) WebLogic Portal
6 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) 3ds Max
1 1 (1.22%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.22%) CINEMA 4D
1 1 (1.22%) SketchUp
Cloud Services
1 21 (25.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (20.73%) Office 365
3 10 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (7.32%) Mimecast
5 5 (6.10%) GitHub
6 2 (2.44%) Akamai
6 2 (2.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (26.83%) DNS
2 13 (15.85%) SAN
3 11 (13.41%) DHCP
3 11 (13.41%) NAS
4 10 (12.20%) Firewall
4 10 (12.20%) LAN
5 9 (10.98%) TCP/IP
5 9 (10.98%) WAN
6 3 (3.66%) NetScaler
6 3 (3.66%) Network Security
6 3 (3.66%) Skype
7 2 (2.44%) BGP
7 2 (2.44%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.44%) HTTP
7 2 (2.44%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.44%) MPLS
7 2 (2.44%) PABX
7 2 (2.44%) SSL
7 2 (2.44%) VLAN
8 1 (1.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.66%) Big Data
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 7 (8.54%) Finance
1 7 (8.54%) Legal
2 1 (1.22%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.20%) Middleware
2 5 (6.10%) J2EE
3 3 (3.66%) Web Services
4 1 (1.22%) LAMP
4 1 (1.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.32%) Clustering
3 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.44%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.44%) PKI
3 2 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.44%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.22%) FMCG
4 1 (1.22%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 54 (65.85%) Windows
2 31 (37.80%) Windows Server
3 30 (36.59%) Linux
4 19 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (13.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (7.32%) Solaris
8 5 (6.10%) Unix
8 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.66%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.44%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (98.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (14.63%) High Availability
3 7 (8.54%) Identity Management
3 7 (8.54%) ITIL
3 7 (8.54%) Load Balancing
3 7 (8.54%) Migration
4 6 (7.32%) Secure Coding
4 6 (7.32%) SIEM
4 6 (7.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 5 (6.10%) DevOps
5 5 (6.10%) Network Optimisation
5 5 (6.10%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (4.88%) Deployment Automation
6 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (4.88%) Validation
7 3 (3.66%) Analytics
7 3 (3.66%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.66%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.66%) Performance Optimisation
7 3 (3.66%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.41%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.88%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.66%) SQL
4 2 (2.44%) Python
5 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (6.10%) MCSA
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.44%) CCIE
2 2 (2.44%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.44%) MCP
2 2 (2.44%) MCSE
2 2 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 51 (62.20%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.20%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (12.20%) vSphere
4 9 (10.98%) Hyper-V
5 6 (7.32%) XenApp
6 2 (2.44%) Docker
6 2 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.44%) Xen
7 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (10.98%) SCCM
2 7 (8.54%) Ansible
3 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (4.88%) SCOM
5 3 (3.66%) Terraform
6 2 (2.44%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.44%) WSUS
7 1 (1.22%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.22%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.22%) vMotion
7 1 (1.22%) vRealize
7 1 (1.22%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 41 (50.00%) VMware
2 39 (47.56%) Microsoft
3 14 (17.07%) Citrix
4 12 (14.63%) Red Hat
5 11 (13.41%) Cisco
6 7 (8.54%) HP
7 6 (7.32%) Draytek
7 6 (7.32%) SonicWALL
8 5 (6.10%) NetApp
9 4 (4.88%) 3PAR
9 4 (4.88%) BEA
9 4 (4.88%) Oracle
9 4 (4.88%) webMethods
10 3 (3.66%) Cloudera
10 3 (3.66%) Veeam
11 2 (2.44%) F5
11 2 (2.44%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.44%) Sophos
11 2 (2.44%) Splunk
12 1 (1.22%) Aruba