Period
to 28 May 2020

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 172 211 267
Rank change year-on-year +39 +56 +47
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 627 1,083 980
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.50% 1.31% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.38% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 760 699
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £242
90th Percentile £538 £534 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 15
Median hourly rate £32.00 £45.00 £22.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.89% +101.79% -28.06%
10th Percentile £21.00 £19.33 £15.05
90th Percentile £40.75 £52.70 £43.70
UK median hourly rate £36.30 £45.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -19.34% +89.45% -23.39%

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 39,301 78,456 87,369
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.79% 94.57% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,104 52,143 57,789
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £255 £280 £273
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £466 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -1.37% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,570 2,430 2,742
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% +5.38% -2.61%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +13.16% +5.56% -5.26%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in England over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in England over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 +61 212 £425 +6.25% 21
North of England +95 133 £375 - 45
South East +6 113 £393 +4.67% 24
South West +5 90 £425 +6.25% 22
North West +76 77 £400 +15.94% 28
Yorkshire +47 43 £340 -20.00% 14
Midlands +32 40 £400 +18.52% 24
East of England +51 39 £350 -3.45% 15
West Midlands +34 27 £395 +17.04% 13
North East +20 13 £375 +25.00% 3
East Midlands +27 12 £430 +20.70% 11
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 England region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 604 (96.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 386 (61.56%) Windows
3 296 (47.21%) VMware
4 269 (42.90%) Active Directory
5 247 (39.39%) Windows Server
6 230 (36.68%) Microsoft
7 169 (26.95%) Azure
8 159 (25.36%) Office 365
8 159 (25.36%) PowerShell
9 146 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 144 (22.97%) Citrix
11 127 (20.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 116 (18.50%) Windows Server 2016
13 114 (18.18%) Cisco
14 113 (18.02%) SCCM
15 109 (17.38%) Security Cleared
16 104 (16.59%) DNS
17 102 (16.27%) Linux
18 98 (15.63%) Migration
19 96 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
20 89 (14.19%) Firewall
21 87 (13.88%) Finance
22 86 (13.72%) ITIL
22 86 (13.72%) Windows 10
23 84 (13.40%) AWS
23 84 (13.40%) SC Cleared
24 81 (12.92%) SAN
25 73 (11.64%) SQL
26 68 (10.85%) Data Centre
27 66 (10.53%) DHCP

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 65 (10.37%) MS Exchange
2 40 (6.38%) SharePoint
3 19 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (3.03%) IIS
4 18 (2.87%) Skype for Business
5 16 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.12%) Confluence
7 4 (0.64%) Apache
8 3 (0.48%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.32%) nginx
10 1 (0.16%) CMS
10 1 (0.16%) JBoss
10 1 (0.16%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (3.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (0.48%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.48%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.16%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) Global One
3 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.16%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 169 (26.95%) Azure
2 159 (25.36%) Office 365
3 84 (13.40%) AWS
4 43 (6.86%) IaaS
5 38 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 30 (4.78%) PaaS
7 20 (3.19%) SaaS
8 12 (1.91%) GCP
8 12 (1.91%) OneDrive
9 9 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
10 7 (1.12%) Amazon S3
10 7 (1.12%) GitHub
10 7 (1.12%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.96%) Serverless
11 6 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.80%) G Suite
12 5 (0.80%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.80%) Route 53
13 4 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 104 (16.59%) DNS
2 89 (14.19%) Firewall
3 81 (12.92%) SAN
4 66 (10.53%) DHCP
5 45 (7.18%) WAN
6 44 (7.02%) LAN
7 41 (6.54%) NetScaler
8 29 (4.63%) TCP/IP
9 24 (3.83%) VPN
10 19 (3.03%) Network Security
10 19 (3.03%) Skype
10 19 (3.03%) VLAN
11 15 (2.39%) MPLS
12 14 (2.23%) BGP
13 13 (2.07%) SSL
13 13 (2.07%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (1.91%) NAS
14 12 (1.91%) OSPF
14 12 (1.91%) VoIP
15 11 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
3 8 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (0.64%) Big Data
6 4 (0.64%) MySQL
7 3 (0.48%) GIS
8 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Accumulo
9 1 (0.16%) BigQuery
9 1 (0.16%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.16%) Impala
9 1 (0.16%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.16%) Power BI
9 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (4.63%) Jenkins
2 23 (3.67%) JIRA
3 17 (2.71%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.75%) Bitbucket
5 8 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (1.28%) Vagrant
6 7 (1.12%) GitLab
7 5 (0.80%) Subversion
8 4 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.64%) IBM UrbanCode
9 3 (0.48%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.48%) CircleCI
9 3 (0.48%) Hudson
9 3 (0.48%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.32%) MSI
10 2 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
11 1 (0.16%) Ant
11 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.16%) JMeter
General
1 87 (13.88%) Finance
2 40 (6.38%) Public Sector
3 33 (5.26%) Banking
4 20 (3.19%) Retail
5 11 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 6 (0.96%) Back Office
6 6 (0.96%) Local Government
7 4 (0.64%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.48%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.48%) Marketing
9 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.32%) Games
9 2 (0.32%) Law
9 2 (0.32%) Legal
9 2 (0.32%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Electronics
10 1 (0.16%) French Language
10 1 (0.16%) Publishing
10 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.55%) Middleware
2 12 (1.91%) .NET
3 7 (1.12%) Node.js
3 7 (1.12%) REST
4 5 (0.80%) JSON
4 5 (0.80%) Software Packaging
5 4 (0.64%) 802.1X
6 3 (0.48%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.48%) gRPC
6 3 (0.48%) RESTful
6 3 (0.48%) SAML
6 3 (0.48%) Swagger
7 2 (0.32%) Kafka
7 2 (0.32%) Lambda Expressions
7 2 (0.32%) Redux
7 2 (0.32%) Web Services
8 1 (0.16%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.16%) Enzyme
8 1 (0.16%) Jest
8 1 (0.16%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.85%) Data Centre
2 33 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.78%) PKI
4 24 (3.83%) Fat Client
4 24 (3.83%) Thin Client
5 18 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (2.71%) Private Cloud
7 16 (2.55%) Clustering
8 15 (2.39%) Management Information System
9 14 (2.23%) Public Cloud
10 11 (1.75%) Blackberry
11 10 (1.59%) Replication
12 7 (1.12%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.12%) NHS
13 6 (0.96%) EMC VNX
13 6 (0.96%) User Experience
14 5 (0.80%) Cloud Native
15 4 (0.64%) CMDB
15 4 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
15 4 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 386 (61.56%) Windows
2 247 (39.39%) Windows Server
3 127 (20.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 116 (18.50%) Windows Server 2016
5 102 (16.27%) Linux
6 96 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 86 (13.72%) Windows 10
8 46 (7.34%) Windows 7
9 28 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (4.31%) Windows Server 2019
11 21 (3.35%) Unix
12 10 (1.59%) Apple iOS
13 9 (1.44%) Android
13 9 (1.44%) CentOS
14 7 (1.12%) VMS
14 7 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.80%) AIX
16 4 (0.64%) Windows 8
17 3 (0.48%) Solaris
17 3 (0.48%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 604 (96.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 98 (15.63%) Migration
3 86 (13.72%) ITIL
4 56 (8.93%) DevOps
5 35 (5.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 35 (5.58%) Problem-Solving
5 35 (5.58%) Project Delivery
6 31 (4.94%) High Availability
7 27 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (4.31%) Infrastructure as Code
8 26 (4.15%) Information Security
9 24 (3.83%) Change Management
9 24 (3.83%) Infrastructure Automation
10 23 (3.67%) Configuration Management
11 22 (3.51%) Service Management
12 20 (3.19%) SIEM
13 19 (3.03%) Capacity Management
13 19 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
14 18 (2.87%) Incident Management
14 18 (2.87%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 159 (25.36%) PowerShell
2 73 (11.64%) SQL
3 39 (6.22%) Python
4 17 (2.71%) Bash Shell
5 14 (2.23%) Java
5 14 (2.23%) VBScript
6 12 (1.91%) C
7 10 (1.59%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.44%) VB
9 8 (1.28%) Perl
10 6 (0.96%) C#
10 6 (0.96%) Go
11 4 (0.64%) Ruby
11 4 (0.64%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.32%) PHP
12 2 (0.32%) Rust
13 1 (0.16%) C++
13 1 (0.16%) ES6
13 1 (0.16%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 109 (17.38%) Security Cleared
2 84 (13.40%) SC Cleared
3 32 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (3.35%) DV Cleared
5 21 (3.35%) MCSE
6 15 (2.39%) Citrix Certification
7 14 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (2.07%) CCNA
9 12 (1.91%) CCA
10 8 (1.28%) CCNP
11 7 (1.12%) Degree
11 7 (1.12%) MCSA
12 5 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.48%) AWS Certification
13 3 (0.48%) CISSP
13 3 (0.48%) Network+ Certification
13 3 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 2 (0.32%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.03%) SLA
2 6 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (0.64%) BS7799
4 4 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.64%) QA
5 3 (0.48%) GDPR
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) NIST
System Software
1 269 (42.90%) Active Directory
2 146 (23.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (9.73%) VMware ESXi
4 60 (9.57%) XenApp
5 52 (8.29%) Hyper-V
6 46 (7.34%) XenDesktop
7 42 (6.70%) vSphere
8 31 (4.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 25 (3.99%) Docker
10 19 (3.03%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 16 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (2.55%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (2.23%) Terminal Services
13 13 (2.07%) DFS Replication
14 9 (1.44%) VMware NSX
15 7 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
16 6 (0.96%) BitLocker
16 6 (0.96%) VMware Server
17 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 4 (0.64%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 113 (18.02%) SCCM
2 44 (7.02%) Ansible
3 42 (6.70%) Terraform
4 34 (5.42%) SCOM
5 31 (4.94%) vCenter Server
6 27 (4.31%) Kubernetes
7 26 (4.15%) Microsoft Intune
8 18 (2.87%) Puppet
9 14 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (2.23%) vRealize
9 14 (2.23%) WSUS
10 11 (1.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 9 (1.44%) AirWatch
11 9 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
11 9 (1.44%) NetBackup
12 7 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (1.12%) PowerCLI
13 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
13 6 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 5 (0.80%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 296 (47.21%) VMware
2 230 (36.68%) Microsoft
3 144 (22.97%) Citrix
4 114 (18.18%) Cisco
5 59 (9.41%) HP
6 46 (7.34%) Dell
7 26 (4.15%) Red Hat
8 25 (3.99%) Oracle
9 20 (3.19%) NetApp
9 20 (3.19%) Veeam
10 17 (2.71%) EMC
11 15 (2.39%) Palo Alto
12 14 (2.23%) McAfee
12 14 (2.23%) Meraki
12 14 (2.23%) SolarWinds
13 13 (2.07%) IBM
13 13 (2.07%) Symantec
14 11 (1.75%) Sophos
15 10 (1.59%) Juniper
15 10 (1.59%) Splunk