The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 272 242 238
Rank change year-on-year -30 -4  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 351 501 460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.84% 1.00% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.05% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 326 271
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £244 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £464 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -5.18% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 38
Median hourly rate £42.50 £24.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.46% -2.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £17.19 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.70 £36.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +81.91% -6.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39809 47592 46241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.25% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25961 31270 28439
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1455 1881
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +16 166 £400 +6.66% 50
South East -42 74 £350 +4.08% 28
East Midlands +9 29 £300 -4.00% 8
South West -16 24 £288 +12.74% 8
East of England -6 16 £330 +18.91% 6
North West +19 15 £275 -26.66% 13
Yorkshire +16 15 £375 +7.14% 15
West Midlands -19 9 £313 -15.54% 11
Midlands - 2 £275 - 1
North East -14 1 - - 1
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 503 (62.41%) Windows
2 439 (54.47%) VMware
3 374 (46.40%) Active Directory
4 331 (41.07%) Windows Server
5 251 (31.14%) Microsoft
6 233 (28.91%) VMware Infrastructure
7 197 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 181 (22.46%) Cisco
9 178 (22.08%) Linux
10 165 (20.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 163 (20.22%) Firewall
12 145 (17.99%) Citrix
13 142 (17.62%) PowerShell
14 141 (17.49%) SAN
15 136 (16.87%) ITIL
16 135 (16.75%) DNS
17 122 (15.14%) Microsoft Azure
18 113 (14.02%) Hyper-V
19 112 (13.90%) Data Centre
20 109 (13.52%) MS Exchange
20 109 (13.52%) LAN
21 108 (13.40%) HP
22 104 (12.90%) Office 365
23 101 (12.53%) SQL Server
24 97 (12.03%) WAN
24 97 (12.03%) SCCM
25 94 (11.66%) Finance
26 88 (10.92%) SQL
26 88 (10.92%) MS Excel
27 86 (10.67%) Security Cleared

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
1 109 (13.52%) MS Exchange
2 59 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (6.08%) Skype for Business
4 45 (5.58%) IIS
5 40 (4.96%) SharePoint
6 35 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (2.61%) Apache
8 20 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 16 (1.99%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.49%) WebSphere
11 11 (1.36%) Confluence
11 11 (1.36%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.99%) JBoss
13 7 (0.87%) PowerExchange
14 5 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
15 4 (0.50%) GroupWise
16 3 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
16 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
16 3 (0.37%) nginx
16 3 (0.37%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 88 (10.92%) MS Excel
2 36 (4.47%) MS Office
3 5 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.37%) MS Project
4 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 10 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 122 (15.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (12.90%) Office 365
3 85 (10.55%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (4.34%) IaaS
5 26 (3.23%) SaaS
6 19 (2.36%) PaaS
7 9 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
8 8 (0.99%) OneDrive
9 7 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (0.74%) G Suite
10 6 (0.74%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
13 3 (0.37%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
14 2 (0.25%) GitHub
14 2 (0.25%) IBM PureFlex
14 2 (0.25%) Mailgun
Communications & Networking
1 163 (20.22%) Firewall
2 141 (17.49%) SAN
3 135 (16.75%) DNS
4 109 (13.52%) LAN
5 97 (12.03%) WAN
6 79 (9.80%) DHCP
7 72 (8.93%) TCP/IP
8 52 (6.45%) VPN
9 38 (4.71%) NAS
10 37 (4.59%) Wireless
11 35 (4.34%) Cisco ASA
12 31 (3.85%) VLAN
13 26 (3.23%) Network Security
14 25 (3.10%) Cisco Nexus
14 25 (3.10%) VoIP
15 23 (2.85%) MPLS
15 23 (2.85%) Skype
16 22 (2.73%) Internet
17 20 (2.48%) SSL
18 17 (2.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (12.53%) SQL Server
2 24 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (2.11%) MySQL
4 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (0.99%) Big Data
5 8 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (0.87%) Hadoop
6 7 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.74%) DB2
7 6 (0.74%) PowerCenter
7 6 (0.74%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.37%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.25%) HBase
10 2 (0.25%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.25%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (1.74%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.24%) JIRA
4 8 (0.99%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.62%) GitLab
6 5 (0.62%) Subversion
7 4 (0.50%) Log4j
8 3 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.25%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.25%) CA Gen
9 2 (0.25%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.12%) CruiseControl
10 1 (0.12%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.12%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.12%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.12%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 94 (11.66%) Finance
2 37 (4.59%) Banking
3 36 (4.47%) Retail
4 13 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.49%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.12%) Law
6 9 (1.12%) Legal
7 8 (0.99%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.87%) Advertising
9 6 (0.74%) Marketing
10 4 (0.50%) Publishing
11 3 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.37%) Games
12 2 (0.25%) Back Office
12 2 (0.25%) Billing
12 2 (0.25%) Electronics
12 2 (0.25%) Local Government
12 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.12%) Music Industry
13 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.85%) Web Services
2 16 (1.99%) Middleware
3 13 (1.61%) .NET
4 9 (1.12%) REST
5 7 (0.87%) LAMP
5 7 (0.87%) XML
6 6 (0.74%) LAPP Stack
6 6 (0.74%) SOAP
7 4 (0.50%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.50%) JAX-RPC
7 4 (0.50%) WSDL
7 4 (0.50%) XSL
7 4 (0.50%) XSLT
8 3 (0.37%) ADO
8 3 (0.37%) HTML
8 3 (0.37%) WAP
9 2 (0.25%) JSON
9 2 (0.25%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.25%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 112 (13.90%) Data Centre
2 45 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (3.47%) Clustering
4 25 (3.10%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.10%) Replication
5 20 (2.48%) PKI
6 16 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.24%) EMC VMAX
8 9 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.12%) NHS
9 7 (0.87%) EMC VNX
9 7 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (0.87%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 6 (0.74%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.74%) Driving Licence
10 6 (0.74%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.62%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.62%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.50%) Fintech
12 4 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 503 (62.41%) Windows
2 331 (41.07%) Windows Server
3 197 (24.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 178 (22.08%) Linux
5 165 (20.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 77 (9.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 65 (8.06%) Windows 7
8 63 (7.82%) Unix
9 41 (5.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 40 (4.96%) Windows 10
11 29 (3.60%) Solaris
12 24 (2.98%) AIX
13 18 (2.23%) Oracle Linux
14 17 (2.11%) Windows 8
15 15 (1.86%) Android
15 15 (1.86%) CentOS
15 15 (1.86%) SUSE
16 14 (1.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 11 (1.36%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (16.87%) ITIL
2 79 (9.80%) Migration
3 60 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (6.20%) DevOps
5 41 (5.09%) High Availability
5 41 (5.09%) Problem Management
6 35 (4.34%) Service Management
7 33 (4.09%) Change Management
7 33 (4.09%) Load Balancing
8 32 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
9 30 (3.72%) Configuration Management
9 30 (3.72%) Project Management
10 29 (3.60%) ITIL V3
11 23 (2.85%) Open Source
12 21 (2.61%) Mobile Device Management
13 20 (2.48%) Performance Monitoring
13 20 (2.48%) PRINCE2
13 20 (2.48%) Service Design
14 19 (2.36%) Scrum
15 17 (2.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 142 (17.62%) PowerShell
2 88 (10.92%) SQL
3 43 (5.33%) Python
4 37 (4.59%) Bash Shell
5 31 (3.85%) Perl
6 23 (2.85%) Java
7 18 (2.23%) VBScript
8 15 (1.86%) VB
9 13 (1.61%) C#
10 12 (1.49%) C
11 10 (1.24%) Ruby
12 5 (0.62%) Korn
12 5 (0.62%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.50%) C++
13 4 (0.50%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.12%) PHP
14 1 (0.12%) REXX
14 1 (0.12%) Tcl
14 1 (0.12%) VB6
14 1 (0.12%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 86 (10.67%) Security Cleared
2 76 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 66 (8.19%) Cisco Certification
4 65 (8.06%) SC Cleared
5 58 (7.20%) MCSE
6 45 (5.58%) CCNA
7 32 (3.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 28 (3.47%) CCNP
9 25 (3.10%) Degree
10 21 (2.61%) MCP
11 16 (1.99%) MCSA
12 14 (1.74%) MCITP
13 9 (1.12%) MCTS
14 8 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.87%) CISSP
15 7 (0.87%) DV Cleared
16 6 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (0.74%) VCP6
17 5 (0.62%) CCA
17 5 (0.62%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.73%) PCI DSS
2 18 (2.23%) SLA
3 13 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.74%) QA
6 3 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.25%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.25%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.12%) BS7799
8 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.12%) GCP
8 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.12%) PMO
8 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 374 (46.40%) Active Directory
2 233 (28.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (14.02%) Hyper-V
4 56 (6.95%) XenApp
5 41 (5.09%) vSphere
6 35 (4.34%) Virtual Machines
6 35 (4.34%) VMware ESX
7 31 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (2.73%) XenDesktop
9 16 (1.99%) Virtual Servers
10 15 (1.86%) Docker
11 10 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (1.12%) GPFS
13 8 (0.99%) ProxySG
14 7 (0.87%) KVM
14 7 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (0.74%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.74%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.62%) Firmware
16 5 (0.62%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 97 (12.03%) SCCM
2 44 (5.46%) Puppet
3 29 (3.60%) SCOM
4 26 (3.23%) Ansible
5 24 (2.98%) Microsoft Clustering
6 22 (2.73%) WSUS
7 19 (2.36%) AirWatch
8 18 (2.23%) Nagios
8 18 (2.23%) NetBackup
8 18 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (1.74%) Terraform
10 13 (1.61%) Backup Exec
11 12 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (1.24%) Failover Clustering
13 9 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 9 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 8 (0.99%) Kibana
14 8 (0.99%) PowerCLI
15 7 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
16 6 (0.74%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 439 (54.47%) VMware
2 251 (31.14%) Microsoft
3 181 (22.46%) Cisco
4 145 (17.99%) Citrix
5 108 (13.40%) HP
6 71 (8.81%) Red Hat
7 45 (5.58%) EMC
7 45 (5.58%) NetApp
8 40 (4.96%) Dell
8 40 (4.96%) Symantec
9 39 (4.84%) IBM
10 38 (4.71%) Oracle
11 36 (4.47%) CheckPoint
12 28 (3.47%) SolarWinds
13 25 (3.10%) Juniper
14 22 (2.73%) Veeam
15 20 (2.48%) F5
16 18 (2.23%) 3PAR
16 18 (2.23%) Sophos
17 16 (1.99%) Palo Alto
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