Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 270 242
Rank change year-on-year +52 -28 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,212 884 1,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.29% 0.97% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.02% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 574 768
England median daily rate £375 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +3.93% +3.70%
10th Percentile £258 £213 £219
90th Percentile £530 £550 £523
UK median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 20
England median hourly rate £22.30 £18.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.19% -43.85% -4.41%
10th Percentile £15.03 £12.24 £20.73
90th Percentile £54.20 £43.23 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +17.95% -40.00% -7.14%

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 89,252 86,678 93,612
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.86% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,439 57,438 61,666
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,830 2,559 2,986
England median hourly rate £18.18 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.28
% change year-on-year -3.74% +2.33% +1.58%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +41 459 £425 +6.25% 161
South East +32 273 £375 - 69
North of England +55 181 £350 +0.72% 109
Midlands +3 111 £339 +4.23% 62
South West +35 109 £350 +20.69% 71
North West +44 101 £335 +11.67% 63
East of England -14 77 £364 +11.92% 45
Yorkshire +25 73 £358 +14.40% 38
West Midlands +1 70 £350 +7.69% 46
East Midlands +7 40 £328 +9.37% 16
North East -15 7 £313 -25.86% 8
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 1,182 (97.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 768 (63.37%) Windows
3 580 (47.85%) VMware
4 564 (46.53%) Active Directory
5 517 (42.66%) Windows Server
6 403 (33.25%) Microsoft
7 302 (24.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 298 (24.59%) Office 365
9 289 (23.84%) Microsoft Azure
10 284 (23.43%) PowerShell
11 278 (22.94%) Linux
12 223 (18.40%) Cisco
13 214 (17.66%) Firewall
14 211 (17.41%) SCCM
15 206 (17.00%) Citrix
16 193 (15.92%) DNS
17 189 (15.59%) Amazon AWS
18 179 (14.77%) Finance
19 175 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
20 165 (13.61%) Windows Server 2008
21 162 (13.37%) MS Exchange
22 161 (13.28%) Migration
22 161 (13.28%) Hyper-V
23 157 (12.95%) ITIL
24 150 (12.38%) DHCP
25 138 (11.39%) SAN
26 132 (10.89%) Security Cleared
27 125 (10.31%) Data Centre
28 121 (9.98%) Windows 10
29 118 (9.74%) XenApp

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
1 162 (13.37%) MS Exchange
2 87 (7.18%) SharePoint
3 77 (6.35%) Skype for Business
4 71 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 52 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 39 (3.22%) IIS
7 30 (2.48%) Apache
8 24 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
9 21 (1.73%) Confluence
10 16 (1.32%) WebLogic
11 14 (1.16%) Tomcat
12 10 (0.83%) Apache Spark
12 10 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
13 8 (0.66%) JBoss
14 7 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
15 6 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.50%) Site Server
16 5 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 35 (2.89%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.50%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.083%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.083%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.083%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.083%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.083%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 5 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 298 (24.59%) Office 365
2 289 (23.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 189 (15.59%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (3.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 38 (3.14%) IaaS
6 30 (2.48%) PaaS
7 19 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 16 (1.32%) Amazon Glacier
9 13 (1.07%) Mimecast
10 11 (0.91%) OneDrive
10 11 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (0.83%) GitHub
11 10 (0.83%) SaaS
12 9 (0.74%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.74%) Yammer
13 8 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
15 5 (0.41%) Akamai
15 5 (0.41%) G Suite
15 5 (0.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 214 (17.66%) Firewall
2 193 (15.92%) DNS
3 150 (12.38%) DHCP
4 138 (11.39%) SAN
5 107 (8.83%) WAN
6 106 (8.75%) LAN
7 83 (6.85%) TCP/IP
8 68 (5.61%) VPN
9 64 (5.28%) Skype
10 49 (4.04%) NAS
11 35 (2.89%) VLAN
12 33 (2.72%) Network Security
13 31 (2.56%) SSL
14 27 (2.23%) iSCSI
15 25 (2.06%) Fibre Channel
16 23 (1.90%) MPLS
16 23 (1.90%) NetScaler
17 22 (1.82%) Wireless
18 21 (1.73%) VoIP
19 20 (1.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.98%) Hadoop
3 20 (1.65%) Big Data
4 18 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (1.40%) MySQL
6 12 (0.99%) MongoDB
6 12 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
7 11 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.58%) DB2
10 7 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.33%) HBase
11 4 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.25%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 47 (3.88%) Jenkins
2 26 (2.15%) JIRA
3 25 (2.06%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 12 (0.99%) Maven
6 11 (0.91%) Artifactory
6 11 (0.91%) MSI
7 10 (0.83%) GitLab
7 10 (0.83%) Subversion
8 9 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (0.66%) GoCD
10 7 (0.58%) Chocolatey
10 7 (0.58%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.50%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.50%) Travis CI
11 6 (0.50%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.41%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.33%) CF BOSH
13 4 (0.33%) RStudio
13 4 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 179 (14.77%) Finance
2 59 (4.87%) Banking
3 43 (3.55%) Retail
4 30 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.82%) Law
6 21 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.07%) Marketing
8 9 (0.74%) Front Office
8 9 (0.74%) Legal
9 8 (0.66%) Automotive
10 7 (0.58%) Back Office
10 7 (0.58%) Electronics
10 7 (0.58%) French Language
10 7 (0.58%) Local Government
11 5 (0.41%) Advertising
11 5 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.33%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.33%) Publishing
13 3 (0.25%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (3.14%) Web Services
2 23 (1.90%) LDAP
3 18 (1.49%) Middleware
4 15 (1.24%) Kafka
5 14 (1.16%) .NET
5 14 (1.16%) Elastic Stack
6 12 (0.99%) 802.1X
7 9 (0.74%) JSON
7 9 (0.74%) REST
8 7 (0.58%) Node.js
9 5 (0.41%) J2EE
9 5 (0.41%) LAMP
9 5 (0.41%) SAML
10 4 (0.33%) Drools
10 4 (0.33%) XML
11 3 (0.25%) .NET Core
11 3 (0.25%) EntireX
11 3 (0.25%) Keycloak
12 2 (0.17%) WAP
12 2 (0.17%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 125 (10.31%) Data Centre
2 51 (4.21%) Clustering
3 46 (3.80%) PKI
4 43 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (2.31%) Fat Client
5 28 (2.31%) Thin Client
6 27 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (2.15%) Replication
8 21 (1.73%) Cloud Native
9 20 (1.65%) Public Cloud
10 18 (1.49%) Blackberry
11 17 (1.40%) Computer Science
12 15 (1.24%) Management Information System
13 12 (0.99%) Private Cloud
14 10 (0.83%) Client/Server
14 10 (0.83%) CMDB
14 10 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
15 9 (0.74%) Fintech
15 9 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
15 9 (0.74%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 768 (63.37%) Windows
2 517 (42.66%) Windows Server
3 278 (22.94%) Linux
4 175 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 165 (13.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 121 (9.98%) Windows 10
7 69 (5.69%) Windows 7
8 62 (5.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 57 (4.70%) Unix
10 41 (3.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (1.57%) CentOS
12 13 (1.07%) Solaris
13 9 (0.74%) Ubuntu
14 8 (0.66%) SUSE
15 7 (0.58%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.50%) Android
17 5 (0.41%) Data ONTAP
18 4 (0.33%) CoreOS
18 4 (0.33%) Mac OS
19 3 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,182 (97.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 161 (13.28%) Migration
3 157 (12.95%) ITIL
4 110 (9.08%) DevOps
5 78 (6.44%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (5.03%) Problem-Solving
7 58 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 50 (4.13%) High Availability
9 48 (3.96%) Configuration Management
10 40 (3.30%) Continuous Delivery
11 36 (2.97%) Storage Management
12 35 (2.89%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (2.89%) Server Building
13 33 (2.72%) Change Management
13 33 (2.72%) Deployment Automation
14 31 (2.56%) Patch Management
15 29 (2.39%) Cybersecurity
15 29 (2.39%) Infrastructure Management
15 29 (2.39%) Load Balancing
15 29 (2.39%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 284 (23.43%) PowerShell
2 118 (9.74%) SQL
3 71 (5.86%) Python
4 40 (3.30%) Bash Shell
5 37 (3.05%) Java
6 24 (1.98%) Perl
7 21 (1.73%) C
7 21 (1.73%) Ruby
8 20 (1.65%) VBScript
9 19 (1.57%) VB
10 9 (0.74%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.66%) JavaScript
12 7 (0.58%) C++
13 6 (0.50%) C#
14 4 (0.33%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.33%) R
15 3 (0.25%) Go
15 3 (0.25%) VBA
16 2 (0.17%) PHP
16 2 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 132 (10.89%) Security Cleared
2 90 (7.43%) SC Cleared
3 83 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 64 (5.28%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (4.29%) MCSE
6 41 (3.38%) CCNA
7 39 (3.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 36 (2.97%) Degree
9 33 (2.72%) MCSA
10 30 (2.48%) DV Cleared
11 25 (2.06%) CCNP
12 17 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
13 16 (1.32%) MCITP
14 15 (1.24%) CCA
15 10 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.83%) MCP
16 8 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
17 7 (0.58%) BC Cleared
17 7 (0.58%) CISSP
18 6 (0.50%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.82%) SLA
2 12 (0.99%) GDPR
3 8 (0.66%) QA
4 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.17%) GPG13
5 2 (0.17%) GxP
6 1 (0.083%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.083%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.083%) GAMP
6 1 (0.083%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.083%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.083%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.083%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.083%) PMO
System Software
1 564 (46.53%) Active Directory
2 302 (24.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (13.28%) Hyper-V
4 118 (9.74%) XenApp
5 109 (8.99%) VMware ESXi
6 105 (8.66%) vSphere
7 76 (6.27%) XenDesktop
8 47 (3.88%) Docker
9 44 (3.63%) Microsoft App-V
10 29 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
11 27 (2.23%) Virtual Servers
12 22 (1.82%) DFS Replication
13 20 (1.65%) XenServer
14 13 (1.07%) vCloud
15 10 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 10 (0.83%) Firmware
16 8 (0.66%) NFS
17 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 211 (17.41%) SCCM
2 76 (6.27%) Puppet
3 67 (5.53%) Ansible
3 67 (5.53%) Terraform
4 57 (4.70%) SCOM
5 36 (2.97%) Kubernetes
5 36 (2.97%) vCenter Server
6 33 (2.72%) WSUS
7 30 (2.48%) McAfee ePO
8 28 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
9 26 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
10 20 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
11 16 (1.32%) AirWatch
12 15 (1.24%) Backup Exec
13 13 (1.07%) NetBackup
13 13 (1.07%) vRealize
14 11 (0.91%) Failover Clustering
14 11 (0.91%) PowerCLI
14 11 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
15 10 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 580 (47.85%) VMware
2 403 (33.25%) Microsoft
3 223 (18.40%) Cisco
4 206 (17.00%) Citrix
5 102 (8.42%) NetApp
6 67 (5.53%) HP
7 54 (4.46%) EMC
7 54 (4.46%) Red Hat
8 52 (4.29%) McAfee
9 43 (3.55%) Veeam
10 37 (3.05%) Dell
11 35 (2.89%) Oracle
12 33 (2.72%) CheckPoint
13 30 (2.48%) SolarWinds
13 30 (2.48%) Symantec
14 27 (2.23%) Ivanti
15 25 (2.06%) IBM
16 24 (1.98%) Splunk
17 21 (1.73%) Isilon
17 21 (1.73%) Meraki