Period
to 19 May 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 May 2019.

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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 217 263 296
Rank change year-on-year +46 +33 -37
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,083 979 697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.30% 1.05% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 1.11% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 699 464
England median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £256 £238 £225
90th Percentile £535 £564 £500
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 20
England median hourly rate £44.50 £23.03 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.27% -25.73% +29.17%
10th Percentile £16.65 £16.25 £18.45
90th Percentile £52.70 £44.73 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £23.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year +87.37% -23.39% +31.91%

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 78,751 88,070 79,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.61% 94.80% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,426 58,355 52,016
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £280 £270 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £620
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,422 2,756 2,674
England median hourly rate £19.36 £18.51 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -2.57% -2.56%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +5.56% -4.00% -6.25%

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019.

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 19 May 2019. 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 +38 385 £405 +1.25% 158
South East +82 299 £375 +3.45% 111
South West +19 153 £400 +36.17% 53
North of England -13 116 £369 -1.67% 155
Midlands +11 89 £351 -2.64% 70
West Midlands +8 55 £355 +9.31% 38
North West -24 51 £350 -6.67% 72
Yorkshire +25 50 £425 +25.93% 74
East of England -8 42 £363 +9.43% 54
East Midlands +13 34 £350 -6.04% 32
North East 0 15 £300 -25.00% 9
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 May 2019, 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 1,039 (95.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 727 (67.13%) Windows
3 590 (54.48%) Active Directory
4 515 (47.55%) VMware
5 448 (41.37%) Microsoft
6 437 (40.35%) Windows Server
7 356 (32.87%) Microsoft Azure
8 309 (28.53%) Office 365
9 299 (27.61%) PowerShell
10 273 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 253 (23.36%) SCCM
12 244 (22.53%) Citrix
13 188 (17.36%) Firewall
14 183 (16.90%) ITIL
15 182 (16.81%) Cisco
16 178 (16.44%) DNS
17 175 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
18 174 (16.07%) Linux
19 171 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
20 165 (15.24%) Hyper-V
21 149 (13.76%) Windows 10
22 144 (13.30%) Windows Server 2008
23 141 (13.02%) Migration
24 140 (12.93%) DHCP
25 136 (12.56%) Finance
26 132 (12.19%) VMware ESXi
27 130 (12.00%) SAN
28 123 (11.36%) MS Exchange
29 121 (11.17%) Security Cleared
30 116 (10.71%) 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
1 123 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 85 (7.85%) SharePoint
3 71 (6.56%) Skype for Business
4 70 (6.46%) IIS
5 55 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 23 (2.12%) Apache
8 12 (1.11%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.02%) Confluence
10 7 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.46%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.37%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.28%) CICS
13 3 (0.28%) Commerce Server
13 3 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.28%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 63 (5.82%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 10 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.28%) Windchill
5 1 (0.092%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.092%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.18%) Actimize
3 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.092%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 356 (32.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 309 (28.53%) Office 365
3 175 (16.16%) Amazon AWS
4 96 (8.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 63 (5.82%) IaaS
6 49 (4.52%) PaaS
7 25 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
8 19 (1.75%) Amazon S3
8 19 (1.75%) SaaS
9 18 (1.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 17 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (1.57%) Serverless
11 12 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (1.11%) GitHub
11 12 (1.11%) Mimecast
12 10 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (0.92%) Route 53
13 9 (0.83%) Dynamics 365
13 9 (0.83%) Yammer
14 8 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 188 (17.36%) Firewall
2 178 (16.44%) DNS
3 140 (12.93%) DHCP
4 130 (12.00%) SAN
5 98 (9.05%) WAN
6 95 (8.77%) LAN
7 71 (6.56%) VPN
8 57 (5.26%) Skype
9 49 (4.52%) TCP/IP
10 42 (3.88%) VLAN
11 36 (3.32%) iSCSI
12 35 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
13 34 (3.14%) Network Security
14 33 (3.05%) NetScaler
15 30 (2.77%) Wi-Fi
16 26 (2.40%) Fibre Channel
17 25 (2.31%) VoIP
18 24 (2.22%) MPLS
19 21 (1.94%) NAS
20 19 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (9.97%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.12%) MySQL
3 17 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
3 17 (1.57%) Big Data
4 14 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (1.11%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (0.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (0.55%) DB2
9 5 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.28%) BigQuery
11 3 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.18%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.18%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.18%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.092%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (3.69%) Jenkins
2 26 (2.40%) Git (software)
3 25 (2.31%) JIRA
4 21 (1.94%) MSI
5 15 (1.39%) Bitbucket
5 15 (1.39%) GitLab
6 13 (1.20%) WiX
7 11 (1.02%) SonarQube
8 9 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.55%) CF BOSH
10 6 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.46%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.46%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.28%) Subversion
13 2 (0.18%) MSBuild
14 1 (0.092%) Maven
14 1 (0.092%) Vagrant
General
1 136 (12.56%) Finance
2 41 (3.79%) Retail
3 31 (2.86%) Banking
4 30 (2.77%) Law
5 19 (1.75%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.39%) Legal
7 8 (0.74%) Back Office
8 7 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.46%) Front Office
9 5 (0.46%) Local Government
9 5 (0.46%) Marketing
10 4 (0.37%) Electronics
10 4 (0.37%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.37%) French Language
10 4 (0.37%) German Language
10 4 (0.37%) Military
10 4 (0.37%) Publishing
11 3 (0.28%) Automotive
12 2 (0.18%) Advertising
12 2 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (2.49%) .NET
2 26 (2.40%) Web Services
3 23 (2.12%) Software Packaging
4 19 (1.75%) Middleware
5 17 (1.57%) LDAP
6 11 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (0.74%) Node.js
8 7 (0.65%) SailPoint
9 6 (0.55%) JSON
10 5 (0.46%) 802.1X
10 5 (0.46%) Kafka
11 4 (0.37%) REST
11 4 (0.37%) X-Windows
12 3 (0.28%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.28%) RESTful
12 3 (0.28%) SOAP
12 3 (0.28%) XML
13 2 (0.18%) COM
13 2 (0.18%) HTML
13 2 (0.18%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 102 (9.42%) Data Centre
2 49 (4.52%) Clustering
3 46 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (3.88%) Public Cloud
5 41 (3.79%) PKI
6 39 (3.60%) Fat Client
6 39 (3.60%) Thin Client
7 32 (2.95%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
9 14 (1.29%) Replication
10 11 (1.02%) Fintech
11 9 (0.83%) Blackberry
11 9 (0.83%) HP StoreVirtual
11 9 (0.83%) Private Cloud
11 9 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (0.65%) EMC VNX
12 7 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (0.65%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.55%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 727 (67.13%) Windows
2 437 (40.35%) Windows Server
3 174 (16.07%) Linux
4 171 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 149 (13.76%) Windows 10
6 144 (13.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 56 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 48 (4.43%) Windows 7
9 29 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 27 (2.49%) Ubuntu
10 27 (2.49%) Unix
11 24 (2.22%) CentOS
12 21 (1.94%) Mac OS
13 19 (1.75%) Android
14 13 (1.20%) Apple iOS
15 11 (1.02%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.74%) VMS
16 8 (0.74%) Windows Vista
16 8 (0.74%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,039 (95.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 183 (16.90%) ITIL
3 141 (13.02%) Migration
4 94 (8.68%) DevOps
5 74 (6.83%) Configuration Management
6 55 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (4.80%) Problem-Solving
8 49 (4.52%) Problem Management
9 48 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
10 46 (4.25%) Change Management
11 38 (3.51%) Infrastructure Automation
12 37 (3.42%) High Availability
13 35 (3.23%) ITSM
13 35 (3.23%) Load Balancing
14 34 (3.14%) Infrastructure as Code
15 33 (3.05%) Service Management
16 32 (2.95%) Application Packaging
16 32 (2.95%) Storage Management
17 31 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
17 31 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 299 (27.61%) PowerShell
2 108 (9.97%) SQL
3 61 (5.63%) Python
4 37 (3.42%) Bash Shell
5 29 (2.68%) Java
6 24 (2.22%) VBScript
7 21 (1.94%) VB
8 11 (1.02%) Go
8 11 (1.02%) Perl
8 11 (1.02%) Ruby
9 8 (0.74%) C#
9 8 (0.74%) PHP
10 7 (0.65%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.55%) C
12 5 (0.46%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.37%) C++
14 3 (0.28%) Korn
15 2 (0.18%) Scala
16 1 (0.092%) R
16 1 (0.092%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 121 (11.17%) Security Cleared
2 82 (7.57%) SC Cleared
3 73 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 60 (5.54%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (5.17%) MCSE
6 46 (4.25%) CCNA
7 40 (3.69%) DV Cleared
8 32 (2.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 31 (2.86%) MCSA
10 26 (2.40%) CCNP
10 26 (2.40%) Degree
11 24 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (1.66%) MCP
13 17 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
14 16 (1.48%) CCA
15 13 (1.20%) MCITP
16 10 (0.92%) VCP6
17 6 (0.55%) DBS Check
17 6 (0.55%) HND
18 5 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.05%) SLA
2 15 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (0.83%) GDPR
4 7 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.55%) QA
6 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.18%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.092%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.092%) GPG13
7 1 (0.092%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.092%) PMO
System Software
1 590 (54.48%) Active Directory
2 273 (25.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 165 (15.24%) Hyper-V
4 132 (12.19%) VMware ESXi
5 116 (10.71%) XenApp
6 88 (8.13%) XenDesktop
7 80 (7.39%) vSphere
8 49 (4.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 46 (4.25%) Docker
10 45 (4.16%) Virtual Machines
11 25 (2.31%) Virtual Desktop
12 20 (1.85%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 20 (1.85%) VMware NSX
13 17 (1.57%) DFS Replication
14 16 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.74%) Shibboleth
16 7 (0.65%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 253 (23.36%) SCCM
2 64 (5.91%) SCOM
3 58 (5.36%) Ansible
4 49 (4.52%) Terraform
5 47 (4.34%) Microsoft Intune
6 42 (3.88%) Puppet
7 37 (3.42%) Kubernetes
8 36 (3.32%) Single Sign-On
8 36 (3.32%) vCenter Server
9 27 (2.49%) vRealize
10 25 (2.31%) Microsoft Clustering
10 25 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
11 23 (2.12%) WSUS
12 20 (1.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 20 (1.85%) SCVMM
13 18 (1.66%) Failover Clustering
14 16 (1.48%) Grafana
15 15 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 15 (1.39%) NetBackup
15 15 (1.39%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 515 (47.55%) VMware
2 448 (41.37%) Microsoft
3 244 (22.53%) Citrix
4 182 (16.81%) Cisco
5 90 (8.31%) HP
6 73 (6.74%) Dell
7 45 (4.16%) Red Hat
8 39 (3.60%) NetApp
9 38 (3.51%) EMC
10 35 (3.23%) Veeam
11 33 (3.05%) McAfee
11 33 (3.05%) Oracle
12 29 (2.68%) CheckPoint
13 27 (2.49%) Symantec
14 23 (2.12%) Meraki
15 22 (2.03%) Google
16 20 (1.85%) F5
17 19 (1.75%) Juniper
18 18 (1.66%) IBM
18 18 (1.66%) Ivanti