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The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 19 August 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 of England
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 102 77 73
Rank change year-on-year -25 -4 +46
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 36 51 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.43% 2.25% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 2.46% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 37 25
10th Percentile £346 £194 £229
25th Percentile £375 £215 £281
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £325 £388
Median % change year-on-year +38.46% -16.13% +10.71%
75th Percentile £544 £400 £438
90th Percentile £613 £408 £500
England median daily rate £463 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% +6.67%

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 2,269 2,077 1,382
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.25% 91.74% 92.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,468 1,234 854
10th Percentile £185 £149 £180
25th Percentile £350 £253 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £413 £425
Median % change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% -1.16%
75th Percentile £586 £525 £525
90th Percentile £675 £606 £588
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 276 95
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £13.88 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate £19.81 £15.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year +32.07% -23.08% +21.88%
75th Percentile £52.50 £24.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £64.40 £47.63 £54.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +28.21% -7.14% +10.53%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

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

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the East of England

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the East of England

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

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 19 August 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
Essex +11 12 £500 +90.48% 3
Hertfordshire +2 10 £538 +66.28% 5
Cambridgeshire -16 7 £425 +57.41% 6
Suffolk -6 3 £314 - 1
Bedfordshire -13 3 £363 +57.61% 5
East Anglia +2 1 £220 -45.00% 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 of England region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (97.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (61.11%) Windows
2 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
3 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
4 14 (38.89%) VMware
4 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
5 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
5 13 (36.11%) Agile
6 12 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 12 (33.33%) Azure
7 11 (30.56%) Data Centre
7 11 (30.56%) Linux
8 10 (27.78%) Microsoft 365
9 9 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 9 (25.00%) ITIL
9 9 (25.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 8 (22.22%) DNS
10 8 (22.22%) Migration
10 8 (22.22%) vSphere
10 8 (22.22%) Public Cloud
11 7 (19.44%) AWS
11 7 (19.44%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (16.67%) Velocity
12 6 (16.67%) PaaS
12 6 (16.67%) High Availability
12 6 (16.67%) DevOps
12 6 (16.67%) IaaS
12 6 (16.67%) Platform Engineering
12 6 (16.67%) Customer Experience
12 6 (16.67%) Operational Stability

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 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.78%) IIS
1 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 12 (33.33%) Azure
2 10 (27.78%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (19.44%) AWS
4 6 (16.67%) IaaS
4 6 (16.67%) PaaS
5 5 (13.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.78%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) DNS
2 5 (13.89%) WAN
3 4 (11.11%) Firewall
3 4 (11.11%) LAN
3 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.78%) DHCP
4 1 (2.78%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
4 1 (2.78%) SAN
4 1 (2.78%) SD-WAN
4 1 (2.78%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (2.78%) SSL
4 1 (2.78%) VoIP
4 1 (2.78%) VPN
4 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) GitLab
General
1 6 (16.67%) Social Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Public Sector
3 2 (5.56%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Influencing Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Data Centre
2 8 (22.22%) Public Cloud
3 3 (8.33%) PKI
4 2 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (5.56%) NHS
5 1 (2.78%) Clustering
5 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (61.11%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
3 11 (30.56%) Linux
4 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (2.78%) Solaris
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (97.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (36.11%) Agile
3 9 (25.00%) ITIL
4 8 (22.22%) Migration
5 6 (16.67%) Customer Experience
5 6 (16.67%) DevOps
5 6 (16.67%) High Availability
5 6 (16.67%) Operational Stability
5 6 (16.67%) Platform Engineering
5 6 (16.67%) Re-Platforming
6 3 (8.33%) Mathematics
6 3 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 3 (8.33%) Server Management
7 2 (5.56%) Analytics
7 2 (5.56%) Deployment Automation
7 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.78%) Database Optimisation
8 1 (2.78%) Programme Delivery
8 1 (2.78%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.33%) Bash
2 3 (8.33%) C
3 2 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 12 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 7 (19.44%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (11.11%) Degree
4 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.22%) vSphere
3 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.78%) Docker
5 1 (2.78%) Firmware
5 1 (2.78%) Postfix
5 1 (2.78%) Sendmail
5 1 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 4 (11.11%) SCCM
3 3 (8.33%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (5.56%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (5.56%) SCOM
5 1 (2.78%) Ansible
5 1 (2.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.78%) Terraform
5 1 (2.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
2 14 (38.89%) VMware
3 5 (13.89%) Red Hat
4 4 (11.11%) Cisco
4 4 (11.11%) F5
5 3 (8.33%) ServiceNow
5 3 (8.33%) Veritas
6 2 (5.56%) CyberArk
6 2 (5.56%) Juniper
6 2 (5.56%) Ping Identity
6 2 (5.56%) Veeam
7 1 (2.78%) AppDynamics
7 1 (2.78%) Citrix
7 1 (2.78%) HP
7 1 (2.78%) NetApp
7 1 (2.78%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.78%) Sophos