Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 242 308 248
Rank change year-on-year +66 -60 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,083 723 1,086
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.14% 0.82% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.87% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 758 482 756
England median daily rate £375 £351 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.76% +0.36% +5.26%
10th Percentile £245 £210 £216
90th Percentile £535 £512 £488
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 24
England median hourly rate £21.50 £15.61 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.75% -32.87% -10.58%
10th Percentile £14.65 £12.24 £16.65
90th Percentile £43.70 £44.38 £41.35
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +26.47% -26.09% -16.36%

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 90,130 83,280 96,753
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.94% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,670 54,321 63,745
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,911 2,672 2,863
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.22 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -4.11% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 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
London +25 413 £410 +2.50% 113
South East +19 231 £363 -3.33% 70
North of England +72 175 £350 +7.69% 88
Midlands 0 101 £345 +15.00% 59
North West +52 100 £375 +36.36% 39
South West +41 94 £300 - 37
East of England +20 73 £350 -6.67% 34
West Midlands +5 68 £315 -3.08% 38
Yorkshire +14 59 £350 - 44
East Midlands -13 32 £375 +25.00% 21
North East +3 19 £394 -4.60% 5
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 England region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 702 (64.82%) Windows
2 514 (47.46%) Active Directory
2 514 (47.46%) VMware
3 493 (45.52%) Windows Server
4 385 (35.55%) Microsoft
5 268 (24.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 265 (24.47%) Microsoft Azure
7 264 (24.38%) Office 365
8 251 (23.18%) Linux
9 245 (22.62%) PowerShell
10 230 (21.24%) Cisco
11 214 (19.76%) Firewall
12 206 (19.02%) Citrix
13 199 (18.37%) SCCM
14 189 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
14 189 (17.45%) DNS
15 176 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
16 174 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
17 171 (15.79%) ITIL
18 156 (14.40%) Hyper-V
19 155 (14.31%) Migration
20 145 (13.39%) Finance
21 138 (12.74%) MS Exchange
22 135 (12.47%) DHCP
22 135 (12.47%) SAN
22 135 (12.47%) Data Centre
23 117 (10.80%) Windows 10
24 116 (10.71%) DevOps
25 115 (10.62%) SQL
26 109 (10.06%) Agile Software Development

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
1 138 (12.74%) MS Exchange
2 78 (7.20%) Skype for Business
3 71 (6.56%) SharePoint
4 68 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 50 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
6 44 (4.06%) IIS
7 24 (2.22%) Apache
8 21 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
9 13 (1.20%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.11%) OpenStack
11 11 (1.02%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.92%) JBoss
12 10 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (0.55%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.55%) WebLogic Portal
15 5 (0.46%) Confluence
15 5 (0.46%) SAS
16 4 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 54 (4.99%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.65%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.092%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.092%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.092%) CINEMA 4D
3 1 (0.092%) SketchUp
3 1 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.092%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 265 (24.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 264 (24.38%) Office 365
3 174 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (4.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 47 (4.34%) PaaS
6 46 (4.25%) IaaS
7 34 (3.14%) SaaS
8 29 (2.68%) Serverless
9 19 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
10 11 (1.02%) GitHub
10 11 (1.02%) OneDrive
10 11 (1.02%) Yammer
11 10 (0.92%) Amazon Glacier
12 9 (0.83%) Mimecast
12 9 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
14 5 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.46%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.37%) Amazon S3
15 4 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 214 (19.76%) Firewall
2 189 (17.45%) DNS
3 135 (12.47%) DHCP
3 135 (12.47%) SAN
4 90 (8.31%) WAN
5 81 (7.48%) LAN
6 73 (6.74%) Skype
7 67 (6.19%) TCP/IP
8 61 (5.63%) VPN
9 32 (2.95%) Network Security
10 31 (2.86%) NAS
11 28 (2.59%) NetScaler
11 28 (2.59%) VLAN
12 26 (2.40%) Cisco ASA
12 26 (2.40%) HTTP
13 22 (2.03%) SSL
14 21 (1.94%) VoIP
15 20 (1.85%) iSCSI
16 18 (1.66%) Internet
16 18 (1.66%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.12%) Big Data
2 23 (2.12%) MySQL
3 21 (1.94%) Hadoop
4 16 (1.48%) MongoDB
4 16 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
6 10 (0.92%) Relational Database
7 9 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.55%) Blockchain
10 6 (0.55%) DB2
10 6 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.37%) HBase
11 4 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.28%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 56 (5.17%) Jenkins
2 34 (3.14%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.29%) JIRA
4 13 (1.20%) Subversion
5 9 (0.83%) MSI
6 8 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (0.65%) GoCD
7 7 (0.65%) Vagrant
7 7 (0.65%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (0.55%) Chocolatey
9 5 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.37%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.37%) GitLab
10 4 (0.37%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.37%) Travis CI
11 3 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.28%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.18%) JMeter
12 2 (0.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 145 (13.39%) Finance
2 35 (3.23%) Banking
3 27 (2.49%) Retail
4 22 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.11%) Legal
7 9 (0.83%) Law
8 8 (0.74%) Automotive
9 7 (0.65%) French Language
9 7 (0.65%) Marketing
10 6 (0.55%) Back Office
10 6 (0.55%) Publishing
11 5 (0.46%) Games
12 4 (0.37%) Advertising
12 4 (0.37%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.37%) Local Government
13 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.18%) Electronics
13 2 (0.18%) International Banking
13 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.40%) Web Services
2 24 (2.22%) .NET
3 19 (1.75%) Middleware
4 13 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
4 13 (1.20%) Kafka
5 10 (0.92%) LDAP
6 8 (0.74%) .NET Core
7 7 (0.65%) Software Packaging
8 6 (0.55%) J2EE
8 6 (0.55%) RFC 822
9 5 (0.46%) JSON
10 4 (0.37%) Drools
10 4 (0.37%) LEMP Stack
10 4 (0.37%) XMPP
11 3 (0.28%) 802.1X
11 3 (0.28%) WAP
12 2 (0.18%) HTML
12 2 (0.18%) SAML
12 2 (0.18%) WSH
12 2 (0.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 135 (12.47%) Data Centre
2 55 (5.08%) Clustering
3 46 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (3.60%) PKI
5 33 (3.05%) Management Information System
6 27 (2.49%) Cloud Native
7 18 (1.66%) Fat Client
7 18 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
7 18 (1.66%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (1.66%) Thin Client
8 17 (1.57%) Replication
9 13 (1.20%) Blackberry
10 12 (1.11%) Public Cloud
11 10 (0.92%) Private Cloud
12 9 (0.83%) Computer Science
13 8 (0.74%) Fintech
13 8 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (0.65%) EMC VNX
15 6 (0.55%) CMDB
16 5 (0.46%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 702 (64.82%) Windows
2 493 (45.52%) Windows Server
3 251 (23.18%) Linux
4 189 (17.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 176 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 117 (10.80%) Windows 10
7 70 (6.46%) Windows 7
8 54 (4.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (4.80%) Unix
10 43 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (2.40%) CentOS
12 13 (1.20%) Solaris
13 12 (1.11%) Windows 8
14 8 (0.74%) Android
14 8 (0.74%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.65%) SUSE
16 6 (0.55%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.55%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.37%) CoreOS
17 4 (0.37%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (15.79%) ITIL
2 155 (14.31%) Migration
3 116 (10.71%) DevOps
4 109 (10.06%) Agile Software Development
5 80 (7.39%) Configuration Management
6 66 (6.09%) High Availability
7 65 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 54 (4.99%) Load Balancing
9 49 (4.52%) Change Management
10 44 (4.06%) Open Source
10 44 (4.06%) Problem Management
11 40 (3.69%) Problem-Solving
11 40 (3.69%) Project Management
12 36 (3.32%) PRINCE2
13 35 (3.23%) Infrastructure Management
14 32 (2.95%) Service Management
15 30 (2.77%) Capacity Planning
16 29 (2.68%) Deployment Automation
17 28 (2.59%) Continuous Integration
18 25 (2.31%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 245 (22.62%) PowerShell
2 115 (10.62%) SQL
3 53 (4.89%) Python
4 25 (2.31%) Bash Shell
4 25 (2.31%) Java
5 20 (1.85%) VBScript
6 18 (1.66%) Perl
7 17 (1.57%) C
8 16 (1.48%) VB
9 14 (1.29%) C#
9 14 (1.29%) Shell Script
10 12 (1.11%) Ruby
11 6 (0.55%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.37%) C++
12 4 (0.37%) Go
13 2 (0.18%) PHP
13 2 (0.18%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.18%) VBA
14 1 (0.092%) AWK
14 1 (0.092%) Korn
Qualifications
1 104 (9.60%) Security Cleared
2 79 (7.29%) Cisco Certification
3 69 (6.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 58 (5.36%) SC Cleared
5 47 (4.34%) CCNP
6 45 (4.16%) MCSE
7 40 (3.69%) Degree
8 38 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 33 (3.05%) CCNA
10 24 (2.22%) DV Cleared
11 22 (2.03%) CISSP
12 21 (1.94%) CCDP
12 21 (1.94%) Chartered Engineer
12 21 (1.94%) CISM
13 20 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
13 20 (1.85%) MCSA
13 20 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 17 (1.57%) CCIE
15 14 (1.29%) CCA
15 14 (1.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.40%) SLA
2 14 (1.29%) GDPR
3 8 (0.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 7 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.55%) QA
6 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.092%) GPG13
8 1 (0.092%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.092%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 514 (47.46%) Active Directory
2 268 (24.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 156 (14.40%) Hyper-V
4 108 (9.97%) VMware ESXi
5 107 (9.88%) XenApp
6 99 (9.14%) vSphere
7 71 (6.56%) XenDesktop
8 47 (4.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 46 (4.25%) Docker
10 35 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
11 19 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
12 18 (1.66%) DFS Replication
13 14 (1.29%) XenServer
14 13 (1.20%) vCloud
14 13 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
15 11 (1.02%) BitLocker
15 11 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
16 8 (0.74%) NFS
17 7 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 6 (0.55%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 199 (18.37%) SCCM
2 78 (7.20%) Terraform
3 77 (7.11%) Puppet
4 53 (4.89%) Ansible
5 49 (4.52%) SCOM
6 39 (3.60%) WSUS
7 34 (3.14%) Kubernetes
8 33 (3.05%) vCenter Server
9 27 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
10 25 (2.31%) Microsoft Intune
11 22 (2.03%) Microsoft Clustering
12 20 (1.85%) Backup Exec
12 20 (1.85%) NetBackup
13 18 (1.66%) vRealize
14 16 (1.48%) AirWatch
15 15 (1.39%) Nagios
16 13 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
17 12 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
18 10 (0.92%) Single Sign-On
19 9 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 514 (47.46%) VMware
2 385 (35.55%) Microsoft
3 230 (21.24%) Cisco
4 206 (19.02%) Citrix
5 85 (7.85%) HP
6 79 (7.29%) NetApp
7 58 (5.36%) Veeam
8 53 (4.89%) Red Hat
9 44 (4.06%) Dell
10 40 (3.69%) EMC
11 30 (2.77%) CheckPoint
11 30 (2.77%) McAfee
11 30 (2.77%) Splunk
12 27 (2.49%) Oracle
13 25 (2.31%) SolarWinds
13 25 (2.31%) Symantec
14 23 (2.12%) IBM
15 22 (2.03%) CommVault
16 21 (1.94%) Palo Alto
17 19 (1.75%) Veritas