The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Engineer
England / East of England
Rank 110 101 96
Rank change year-on-year -9 -5  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 17 25 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.78% 1.02% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.06% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 12
Median daily rate £325 £278 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.11% -28.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £173 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £438 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year -2.98% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £47.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +90.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -4.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2075 2368 2516
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.62% 96.38% 96.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1381 1413
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 170 245
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.15% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.83 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +11 7 £195 -57.83% 2
Hertfordshire +1 3 £340 -4.89% 3
Essex -12 3 £325 +39.78% 1
Suffolk - 3 £288 -
Norfolk -3 1 £340 +51.11% 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Active Directory
2 23 (51.11%) VMware
3 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
4 13 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (28.89%) Windows Server
5 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 10 (22.22%) Finance
7 9 (20.00%) DNS
7 9 (20.00%) Cisco
7 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (17.78%) HP
8 8 (17.78%) Citrix
8 8 (17.78%) MCSE
9 7 (15.56%) Linux
9 7 (15.56%) Migration
9 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
10 6 (13.33%) High Availability
10 6 (13.33%) XenApp
10 6 (13.33%) vSphere
10 6 (13.33%) Firewall
10 6 (13.33%) ITIL
10 6 (13.33%) SQL
10 6 (13.33%) LAN
10 6 (13.33%) WLAN

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.89%) IIS
3 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.44%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.44%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.22%) Apache
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.22%) GroupWise
5 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Office
2 2 (4.44%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.67%) G Suite
3 3 (6.67%) Mimecast
4 2 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (4.44%) Office 365
4 2 (4.44%) SaaS
4 2 (4.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Akamai
5 1 (2.22%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) DNS
2 6 (13.33%) DHCP
2 6 (13.33%) Firewall
2 6 (13.33%) LAN
2 6 (13.33%) SAN
2 6 (13.33%) WLAN
3 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.89%) WAN
5 3 (6.67%) VLAN
6 2 (4.44%) Internet
6 2 (4.44%) Wireless
7 1 (2.22%) LDAP
7 1 (2.22%) Skype
7 1 (2.22%) SSL
7 1 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.22%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.22%) Billing
4 1 (2.22%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 3 (6.67%) EMC VNX
1 3 (6.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 2 (4.44%) Clustering
3 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 13 (28.89%) Windows Server
2 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (15.56%) Linux
4 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.44%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.22%) Solaris
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) Migration
2 6 (13.33%) High Availability
2 6 (13.33%) ITIL
3 5 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (8.89%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.44%) Converged Infrastructure
6 2 (4.44%) CRM
6 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce
6 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.22%) Data Centre Operations
7 1 (2.22%) DevOps
7 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.22%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.22%) Security Patching
7 1 (2.22%) System Testing
7 1 (2.22%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (2.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.22%) Java
3 1 (2.22%) Perl
3 1 (2.22%) Python
3 1 (2.22%) REXX
3 1 (2.22%) Ruby
3 1 (2.22%) Tcl
3 1 (2.22%) VB
3 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (17.78%) MCSE
3 6 (13.33%) CCNA
3 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.89%) CCA
4 4 (8.89%) Citrix Certification
4 4 (8.89%) Degree
4 4 (8.89%) MCSA
5 3 (6.67%) MCP
5 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.44%) CCNP
6 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (2.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (51.11%) Active Directory
2 13 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.33%) vSphere
3 6 (13.33%) XenApp
4 5 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.67%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.44%) NDS
6 2 (4.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) SCCM
2 3 (6.67%) WSUS
3 2 (4.44%) SCOM
4 1 (2.22%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.22%) Puppet
4 1 (2.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (51.11%) VMware
2 16 (35.56%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.00%) Cisco
4 8 (17.78%) Citrix
4 8 (17.78%) HP
5 5 (11.11%) EMC
6 4 (8.89%) Dell
7 3 (6.67%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.67%) Google
7 3 (6.67%) Novell
8 2 (4.44%) Acronis
8 2 (4.44%) Avaya
8 2 (4.44%) IBM
8 2 (4.44%) Lotus
9 1 (2.22%) CA
9 1 (2.22%) Epicor
9 1 (2.22%) Meraki
9 1 (2.22%) NetApp
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle
9 1 (2.22%) Remedy