Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 137 130 83
Rank change year-on-year -7 -47 +48
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 72 73 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.46% 1.43% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.52% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 49 83
East of England median daily rate £350 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £250 £206 £182
90th Percentile £438 £469 £419
England median daily rate £376 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.72% -3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 - -
England median hourly rate £23.84 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -20.55% -3.23% -11.43%

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 4,639 4,810 4,604
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.85% 94.46% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,752 2,795 2,629
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 289 353 377
East of England median hourly rate £17.38 £20.39 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.77% +1.93% -6.98%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.90 £46.30
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 14 December 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 14 December 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
Hertfordshire -1 26 £325 - 10
Essex -18 15 £370 +23.33% 7
Cambridgeshire +18 12 £425 +30.77% 13
Bedfordshire +10 12 £400 +18.52% 6
Norfolk +12 6 £425 +54.55% 1
Suffolk -7 5 £165 -59.01%
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 71 (98.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 46 (63.89%) Windows
3 43 (59.72%) VMware
4 35 (48.61%) Active Directory
5 27 (37.50%) Windows Server
6 26 (36.11%) Linux
7 24 (33.33%) DNS
7 24 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 22 (30.56%) Office 365
9 12 (16.67%) DHCP
9 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (15.28%) vSphere
10 11 (15.28%) MS Exchange
10 11 (15.28%) SQL Server
11 9 (12.50%) Apache
11 9 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (11.11%) PowerShell
12 8 (11.11%) SAN
13 7 (9.72%) Cisco
13 7 (9.72%) Citrix
13 7 (9.72%) Red Hat
13 7 (9.72%) TCP/IP
13 7 (9.72%) Hyper-V
13 7 (9.72%) Firewall
13 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (8.33%) Jenkins
14 6 (8.33%) Ansible

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 11 (15.28%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.50%) Apache
3 6 (8.33%) JBoss
3 6 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.56%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (4.17%) IIS
5 3 (4.17%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.39%) Confluence
7 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.39%) 3ds Max
1 1 (1.39%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.39%) CINEMA 4D
1 1 (1.39%) SketchUp
Cloud Services
1 22 (30.56%) Office 365
2 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (8.33%) Mimecast
5 5 (6.94%) GitHub
6 1 (1.39%) Akamai
6 1 (1.39%) IaaS
6 1 (1.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (33.33%) DNS
2 12 (16.67%) DHCP
3 8 (11.11%) SAN
4 7 (9.72%) Firewall
4 7 (9.72%) TCP/IP
5 6 (8.33%) NAS
6 4 (5.56%) Internet
7 3 (4.17%) LAN
7 3 (4.17%) Skype
7 3 (4.17%) SSL
7 3 (4.17%) WAN
7 3 (4.17%) Wireless
8 2 (2.78%) BGP
8 2 (2.78%) HTTP
8 2 (2.78%) Network Security
8 2 (2.78%) PABX
8 2 (2.78%) VPN
9 1 (1.39%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.39%) IPv4
9 1 (1.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.78%) Big Data
5 1 (1.39%) MySQL
5 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.39%) JIRA
2 1 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (6.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (1.39%) Back Office
3 1 (1.39%) French Language
3 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) J2EE
2 4 (5.56%) Middleware
3 2 (2.78%) Web Services
4 1 (1.39%) LAMP
4 1 (1.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.78%) PKI
2 2 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.39%) Clustering
3 1 (1.39%) CMDB
3 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.39%) Handset
3 1 (1.39%) HP Storage
3 1 (1.39%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (63.89%) Windows
2 27 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 26 (36.11%) Linux
4 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (9.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (8.33%) Solaris
7 5 (6.94%) Unix
7 5 (6.94%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.78%) Data ONTAP
8 2 (2.78%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (98.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (6.94%) DevOps
2 5 (6.94%) ITIL
3 4 (5.56%) Deployment Automation
3 4 (5.56%) Task-Oriented
4 3 (4.17%) High Availability
4 3 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (2.78%) Analytics
5 2 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (2.78%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.78%) Load Balancing
5 2 (2.78%) Migration
5 2 (2.78%) Project Management
5 2 (2.78%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.39%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.39%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (1.39%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.56%) Shell Script
2 4 (5.56%) SQL
3 2 (2.78%) Python
4 1 (1.39%) C
4 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.78%) DBS Check
1 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) MCP
2 1 (1.39%) MCSA
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (48.61%) Active Directory
2 12 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (15.28%) vSphere
4 9 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (9.72%) Hyper-V
6 5 (6.94%) XenApp
7 3 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.78%) Docker
8 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.78%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.39%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.39%) Firmware
9 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) Ansible
2 4 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.56%) SCCM
2 4 (5.56%) WSUS
3 2 (2.78%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.78%) Terraform
4 1 (1.39%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.39%) vMotion
4 1 (1.39%) vRealize
4 1 (1.39%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 43 (59.72%) VMware
2 24 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.72%) Cisco
3 7 (9.72%) Citrix
3 7 (9.72%) Red Hat
4 6 (8.33%) Draytek
4 6 (8.33%) SonicWALL
5 5 (6.94%) NetApp
5 5 (6.94%) Veeam
6 4 (5.56%) BEA
6 4 (5.56%) Fortinet
6 4 (5.56%) Oracle
6 4 (5.56%) Symantec
6 4 (5.56%) webMethods
7 3 (4.17%) HP
7 3 (4.17%) Sophos
8 2 (2.78%) Cloudera
9 1 (1.39%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (1.39%) Meraki
9 1 (1.39%) Zerto