Period
to 21 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 155 147
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8 -60
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 55 35 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.24% 0.80% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.30% 0.84% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 30
East of England median daily rate £325 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £194 £266 £170
90th Percentile £405 £375 £441
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
East of England median hourly rate £27.50 - £47.50
10th Percentile £26.25 - £46.25
90th Percentile £28.75 - £48.75
England median hourly rate £26.25 £31.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -15.32% +26.53% -2.00%

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 4,215 4,158 4,848
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.91% 95.26% 96.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,384 2,470 2,858
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £193 £200 £213
90th Percentile £583 £563 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 334 401
East of England median hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.93% +2.38% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.66 £10.57 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.25 £47.50 £50.68
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +14 20 £325 - 6
Hertfordshire -2 11 £300 -11.76% 11
Bedfordshire - 9 £325 - 4
Cambridgeshire -5 8 £320 +2.40% 9
Suffolk +2 6 £475 +65.22% 2
Norfolk -6 1 - -
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 37 (67.27%) Windows
2 29 (52.73%) Active Directory
3 25 (45.45%) Windows Server
4 24 (43.64%) Microsoft
4 24 (43.64%) VMware
5 17 (30.91%) SCCM
6 16 (29.09%) Data Centre
7 15 (27.27%) Firewall
8 14 (25.45%) LAN
8 14 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (21.82%) Cisco
10 11 (20.00%) Citrix
10 11 (20.00%) SAN
10 11 (20.00%) Middleware
10 11 (20.00%) Windows 10
11 10 (18.18%) WAN
12 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (14.55%) Windows 7
13 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (12.73%) VoIP
14 7 (12.73%) Linux
14 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
14 7 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
15 6 (10.91%) Secure Coding
15 6 (10.91%) Vulnerability Scanning
15 6 (10.91%) SIEM
15 6 (10.91%) Office 365
15 6 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (10.91%) PowerShell

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 5 (9.09%) Apache
1 5 (9.09%) IIS
1 5 (9.09%) JBoss
1 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 5 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 4 (7.27%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.27%) WebLogic Portal
3 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.64%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) Office 365
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 15 (27.27%) Firewall
2 14 (25.45%) LAN
3 11 (20.00%) SAN
4 10 (18.18%) WAN
5 7 (12.73%) VoIP
6 5 (9.09%) NAS
7 4 (7.27%) VLAN
8 3 (5.45%) HTTP
8 3 (5.45%) Internet
8 3 (5.45%) SMTP
9 2 (3.64%) DHCP
9 2 (3.64%) DNS
9 2 (3.64%) NetScaler
9 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
9 2 (3.64%) VPN
10 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.82%) Network Security
10 1 (1.82%) Skype
10 1 (1.82%) VSAN
10 1 (1.82%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MSI
2 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 5 (9.09%) Legal
2 3 (5.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) Middleware
2 5 (9.09%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (29.09%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.09%) Clustering
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.45%) NHS
4 2 (3.64%) iPad
4 2 (3.64%) iPhone
4 2 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.82%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.82%) FMCG
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 37 (67.27%) Windows
2 25 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 11 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (14.55%) Windows 7
5 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (12.73%) Linux
7 6 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (9.09%) Solaris
9 4 (7.27%) Unix
9 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (5.45%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.73%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (10.91%) Identity Management
2 6 (10.91%) ITIL
2 6 (10.91%) Load Balancing
2 6 (10.91%) Secure Coding
2 6 (10.91%) SIEM
2 6 (10.91%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 5 (9.09%) High Availability
3 5 (9.09%) Network Optimisation
3 5 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (7.27%) Migration
4 4 (7.27%) Validation
5 3 (5.45%) Information Security
5 3 (5.45%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (5.45%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.45%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (3.64%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (3.64%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (3.64%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 5 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (10.91%) MCP
2 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (9.09%) CCA
3 5 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.27%) Degree
5 3 (5.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (5.45%) CCIE
5 3 (5.45%) CCNA
5 3 (5.45%) MCSE
6 2 (3.64%) MCSA
6 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.82%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.82%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (52.73%) Active Directory
2 14 (25.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.09%) XenApp
4 4 (7.27%) vSphere
5 3 (5.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.82%) Docker
7 1 (1.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (30.91%) SCCM
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (9.09%) SCOM
3 2 (3.64%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.64%) WSUS
4 1 (1.82%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.82%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 24 (43.64%) Microsoft
1 24 (43.64%) VMware
2 12 (21.82%) Cisco
3 11 (20.00%) Citrix
4 6 (10.91%) HP
4 6 (10.91%) Red Hat
5 5 (9.09%) Oracle
6 4 (7.27%) BEA
6 4 (7.27%) Veeam
6 4 (7.27%) webMethods
7 3 (5.45%) CheckPoint
7 3 (5.45%) Dell
8 2 (3.64%) Apple
8 2 (3.64%) EMC
8 2 (3.64%) Ivanti
8 2 (3.64%) Remedy
9 1 (1.82%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.82%) F5
9 1 (1.82%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.82%) WSO2