Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Infrastructure Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 255 241 247
Rank change year-on-year -14 +6 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 942 1074 1074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.00% 1.09% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.15% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 617 773 672
England median daily rate £350 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +7.41% +3.85%
10th Percentile £215 £225 £213
90th Percentile £575 £531 £450
UK median daily rate £360 £363 £338
% change year-on-year -0.69% +7.41% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 22 41
England median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% -16.67% +45.79%
10th Percentile £12.24 £20.73 £20.75
90th Percentile £43.25 £47.05 £52.17
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -35.38% -12.16% +38.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89579 93247 99778
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 59679 61380 64531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2656 3007 3839
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
London -30 396 £400 - 46
South East +11 203 £375 +7.14% 15
Midlands +63 102 £325 - 15
North of England -23 96 £350 - 11
East of England -52 82 £315 +1.61% 8
South West -6 62 £265 -25.61% 8
West Midlands +37 53 £325 -11.56% 8
East Midlands +25 48 £320 +2.40% 7
North West -1 40 £400 +23.08% 5
Yorkshire -1 39 £313 -0.64% 3
North East +31 20 £450 -1.96% 3
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 England region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 582 (61.78%) Windows
2 490 (52.02%) VMware
3 387 (41.08%) Active Directory
4 384 (40.76%) Windows Server
5 324 (34.39%) Microsoft
6 247 (26.22%) Linux
7 237 (25.16%) VMware Infrastructure
8 215 (22.82%) Office 365
9 209 (22.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 204 (21.66%) Cisco
11 198 (21.02%) Microsoft Azure
12 171 (18.15%) Citrix
13 167 (17.73%) Firewall
14 159 (16.88%) SAN
15 155 (16.45%) PowerShell
16 146 (15.50%) Amazon AWS
17 144 (15.29%) ITIL
18 142 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
19 132 (14.01%) Hyper-V
19 132 (14.01%) Data Centre
20 131 (13.91%) SCCM
21 124 (13.16%) DNS
22 123 (13.06%) MS Exchange
23 111 (11.78%) Migration
24 108 (11.46%) Finance
25 106 (11.25%) SQL Server
26 103 (10.93%) Microsoft Certification
26 103 (10.93%) HP
27 94 (9.98%) LAN
27 94 (9.98%) SQL

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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
1 123 (13.06%) MS Exchange
2 64 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (5.84%) Skype for Business
4 52 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 40 (4.25%) SharePoint
6 31 (3.29%) IIS
7 21 (2.23%) OpenStack
8 20 (2.12%) Apache Spark
9 13 (1.38%) Tomcat
10 11 (1.17%) Apache
11 8 (0.85%) JBoss
12 7 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 6 (0.64%) Confluence
13 6 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.64%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
14 5 (0.53%) nginx
14 5 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.42%) Drupal
15 4 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.21%) HipChat
2 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (0.21%) Windchill
3 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 215 (22.82%) Office 365
2 198 (21.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 146 (15.50%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (3.40%) IaaS
5 21 (2.23%) PaaS
6 20 (2.12%) SaaS
7 16 (1.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (1.17%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.64%) Akamai
12 5 (0.53%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.32%) GitHub
14 3 (0.32%) HP Helion
15 2 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 2 (0.21%) G Suite
15 2 (0.21%) Serverless
15 2 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 167 (17.73%) Firewall
2 159 (16.88%) SAN
3 124 (13.16%) DNS
4 94 (9.98%) LAN
5 92 (9.77%) WAN
6 87 (9.24%) DHCP
7 72 (7.64%) TCP/IP
8 69 (7.32%) VPN
9 43 (4.56%) Skype
9 43 (4.56%) VoIP
10 41 (4.35%) NAS
11 36 (3.82%) SSL
12 27 (2.87%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (2.55%) MPLS
14 21 (2.23%) Internet
15 20 (2.12%) HTTP
16 18 (1.91%) Network Security
16 18 (1.91%) VLAN
17 17 (1.80%) Intrusion Detection
18 16 (1.70%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (11.25%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.76%) MongoDB
2 26 (2.76%) MySQL
3 25 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (2.34%) Hadoop
5 18 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (1.27%) Apache Hive
6 12 (1.27%) Impala
6 12 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 11 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (0.85%) Big Data
9 6 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
10 5 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
11 4 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.42%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.32%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.21%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 47 (4.99%) Git (software)
2 35 (3.72%) Jenkins
3 19 (2.02%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (1.17%) JIRA
4 11 (1.17%) Vagrant
5 9 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (0.74%) Hudson
7 5 (0.53%) Subversion
8 3 (0.32%) Ant
8 3 (0.32%) Burp Suite
8 3 (0.32%) JUnit
8 3 (0.32%) Selenium
8 3 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.32%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.32%) Wise Package Studio
9 2 (0.21%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.21%) GoCD
9 2 (0.21%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.21%) NuGet
9 2 (0.21%) WinAutomation
General
1 108 (11.46%) Finance
2 25 (2.65%) Banking
3 21 (2.23%) Telecoms
4 17 (1.80%) Retail
5 11 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 8 (0.85%) Law
7 7 (0.74%) Back Office
7 7 (0.74%) Legal
8 5 (0.53%) Electronics
9 4 (0.42%) Front Office
9 4 (0.42%) Marketing
10 3 (0.32%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.32%) Military
10 3 (0.32%) Publishing
10 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.21%) Local Government
11 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.21%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (2.34%) Web Services
2 16 (1.70%) .NET
3 13 (1.38%) REST
4 11 (1.17%) Elastic Stack
4 11 (1.17%) Middleware
5 8 (0.85%) XMPP
6 6 (0.64%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (0.53%) 802.1X
8 4 (0.42%) J2EE
8 4 (0.42%) RESTful
8 4 (0.42%) SAML
8 4 (0.42%) WAP
9 3 (0.32%) Django
9 3 (0.32%) Flask
9 3 (0.32%) Kafka
9 3 (0.32%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.32%) Sensu
10 2 (0.21%) EntireX
10 2 (0.21%) LEMP Stack
10 2 (0.21%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 132 (14.01%) Data Centre
2 48 (5.10%) Management Information System
3 47 (4.99%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (3.29%) PKI
5 22 (2.34%) Clustering
6 20 (2.12%) Replication
7 19 (2.02%) Private Cloud
8 17 (1.80%) EMC VNX
9 10 (1.06%) Blackberry
10 9 (0.96%) HP Storage
10 9 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (0.96%) Virtual Team
11 8 (0.85%) Fat Client
11 8 (0.85%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.74%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.53%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.53%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 4 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 582 (61.78%) Windows
2 384 (40.76%) Windows Server
3 247 (26.22%) Linux
4 209 (22.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 142 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 85 (9.02%) Windows 10
7 69 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 56 (5.94%) Windows 7
9 45 (4.78%) Unix
10 38 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (3.08%) Ubuntu
12 22 (2.34%) CentOS
13 20 (2.12%) Windows 8
14 14 (1.49%) Solaris
15 6 (0.64%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.53%) Android
17 4 (0.42%) AIX
17 4 (0.42%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.32%) Windows Embedded Compact
19 2 (0.21%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (15.29%) ITIL
2 111 (11.78%) Migration
3 78 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (7.54%) DevOps
5 59 (6.26%) Configuration Management
6 36 (3.82%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
7 35 (3.72%) Open Source
8 33 (3.50%) Problem Management
9 31 (3.29%) Project Management
9 31 (3.29%) Time Management
10 30 (3.18%) High Availability
11 29 (3.08%) Service Management
12 27 (2.87%) Patch Management
13 25 (2.65%) Change Management
14 24 (2.55%) Incident Management
14 24 (2.55%) Server Building
15 23 (2.44%) Continuous Delivery
16 21 (2.23%) Mobile Device Management
16 21 (2.23%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 155 (16.45%) PowerShell
2 94 (9.98%) SQL
3 66 (7.01%) Python
4 25 (2.65%) Bash Shell
5 17 (1.80%) Perl
5 17 (1.80%) VBScript
6 15 (1.59%) Java
7 12 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.17%) C
8 11 (1.17%) R
9 8 (0.85%) VB
10 6 (0.64%) Ruby
11 5 (0.53%) Go
11 5 (0.53%) Korn
11 5 (0.53%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.32%) C#
12 3 (0.32%) REXX
12 3 (0.32%) Tcl
13 2 (0.21%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 103 (10.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (9.13%) Security Cleared
3 74 (7.86%) Cisco Certification
3 74 (7.86%) MCSE
4 55 (5.84%) SC Cleared
5 43 (4.56%) CCNA
6 33 (3.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 32 (3.40%) CCNP
8 27 (2.87%) MCSA
9 23 (2.44%) DV Cleared
9 23 (2.44%) MCP
10 19 (2.02%) Degree
11 16 (1.70%) CISSP
12 15 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (1.38%) AWS Certification
14 12 (1.27%) MCITP
15 11 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (0.96%) CCDP
16 9 (0.96%) CCSE
16 9 (0.96%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.06%) SLA
2 7 (0.74%) GDPR
3 6 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.32%) QA
6 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 387 (41.08%) Active Directory
2 237 (25.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (14.01%) Hyper-V
4 82 (8.70%) vSphere
5 63 (6.69%) VMware ESXi
6 56 (5.94%) XenApp
7 27 (2.87%) vCloud
8 25 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (2.44%) XenDesktop
10 22 (2.34%) Docker
11 18 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
12 15 (1.59%) XenServer
13 14 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (1.38%) NFS
14 13 (1.38%) VMware NSX
15 11 (1.17%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.74%) FreeRADIUS
17 6 (0.64%) DFS Replication
17 6 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
18 5 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 131 (13.91%) SCCM
2 57 (6.05%) Puppet
3 52 (5.52%) Ansible
4 45 (4.78%) Terraform
5 33 (3.50%) SCOM
6 26 (2.76%) WSUS
7 21 (2.23%) vCenter Server
8 19 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (1.91%) NetBackup
10 15 (1.59%) AirWatch
11 14 (1.49%) PowerCLI
12 12 (1.27%) vRealize
13 11 (1.17%) Backup Exec
13 11 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
14 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
14 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Intune
15 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 8 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 6 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
16 6 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 490 (52.02%) VMware
2 324 (34.39%) Microsoft
3 204 (21.66%) Cisco
4 171 (18.15%) Citrix
5 103 (10.93%) HP
6 71 (7.54%) NetApp
7 61 (6.48%) EMC
8 49 (5.20%) Red Hat
9 46 (4.88%) Dell
10 39 (4.14%) Juniper
11 32 (3.40%) CheckPoint
11 32 (3.40%) Symantec
11 32 (3.40%) Veeam
12 31 (3.29%) Palo Alto
13 28 (2.97%) CommVault
14 23 (2.44%) F5
14 23 (2.44%) McAfee
14 23 (2.44%) Oracle
15 22 (2.34%) IBM
16 21 (2.23%) SaltStack