Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 256 240 266
Rank change year-on-year -16 +26 -46
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 924 951 910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.01% 1.06% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.12% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 668 558
England median daily rate £363 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.73% -2.36%
10th Percentile £225 £234 £213
90th Percentile £586 £531 £475
UK median daily rate £375 £366 £340
% change year-on-year +2.39% +7.72% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 32 39
England median hourly rate £41.50 £31.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.87% -4.62% +30.00%
10th Percentile £19.75 £19.53 £17.26
90th Percentile £46.00 £47.76 £48.26
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £31.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year +2.36% +5.83% +20.00%

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 86,733 85,247 94,251
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.77% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,185 56,131 61,000
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,529 2,917 3,593
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.68% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -22 398 £400 - 135
South East -31 183 £363 -2.03% 61
North of England -14 106 £375 +7.14% 61
Midlands +58 99 £331 +8.16% 47
South West +9 71 £263 -25.00% 31
East of England -11 67 £300 -7.69% 36
North West +2 58 £400 +33.33% 28
East Midlands +30 52 £325 +1.56% 19
West Midlands +45 46 £350 +21.21% 28
Yorkshire -10 30 £288 -8.00% 26
North East +21 21 £578 +15.50% 7
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 574 (62.12%) Windows
2 465 (50.32%) VMware
3 367 (39.72%) Windows Server
4 361 (39.07%) Active Directory
5 337 (36.47%) Microsoft
6 244 (26.41%) Linux
7 224 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 224 (24.24%) Office 365
8 219 (23.70%) Cisco
9 207 (22.40%) Microsoft Azure
10 204 (22.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 167 (18.07%) PowerShell
12 162 (17.53%) Amazon AWS
13 161 (17.42%) Windows Server 2008
14 160 (17.32%) Citrix
15 153 (16.56%) Firewall
16 141 (15.26%) ITIL
17 137 (14.83%) SAN
18 134 (14.50%) Hyper-V
18 134 (14.50%) Data Centre
19 124 (13.42%) SCCM
20 121 (13.10%) DNS
21 114 (12.34%) Migration
22 111 (12.01%) Finance
23 106 (11.47%) DevOps
24 104 (11.26%) MS Exchange
25 102 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
26 101 (10.93%) HP
27 94 (10.17%) SQL
28 93 (10.06%) WAN

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
1 104 (11.26%) MS Exchange
2 57 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (5.52%) Skype for Business
4 46 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 37 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 20 (2.16%) IIS
6 20 (2.16%) Tomcat
7 19 (2.06%) OpenStack
8 16 (1.73%) nginx
9 14 (1.52%) Apache
10 9 (0.97%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.76%) Apache Spark
12 7 (0.76%) Confluence
12 7 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.54%) JBoss
14 4 (0.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 4 (0.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.43%) Drupal
14 4 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.22%) Windchill
4 1 (0.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 224 (24.24%) Office 365
2 207 (22.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 162 (17.53%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (3.57%) IaaS
5 28 (3.03%) PaaS
6 20 (2.16%) SaaS
7 18 (1.95%) Azure Active Directory
8 12 (1.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.08%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
12 8 (0.87%) Mimecast
13 7 (0.76%) Akamai
14 6 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 4 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
17 3 (0.32%) G Suite
17 3 (0.32%) HP Helion
18 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
18 1 (0.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 153 (16.56%) Firewall
2 137 (14.83%) SAN
3 121 (13.10%) DNS
4 93 (10.06%) WAN
5 92 (9.96%) LAN
6 84 (9.09%) DHCP
7 67 (7.25%) TCP/IP
8 60 (6.49%) VPN
9 43 (4.65%) VoIP
10 42 (4.55%) Skype
11 32 (3.46%) NAS
12 23 (2.49%) MPLS
12 23 (2.49%) SSL
13 22 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
14 21 (2.27%) Internet
15 18 (1.95%) Intrusion Detection
15 18 (1.95%) IP Telephony
16 16 (1.73%) Network Security
16 16 (1.73%) WLAN
17 15 (1.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 26 (2.81%) MySQL
4 17 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
5 16 (1.73%) Hadoop
6 11 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.08%) Big Data
7 10 (1.08%) Relational Database
8 9 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.22%) DB2
12 2 (0.22%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.22%) OLAP
12 2 (0.22%) OLTP
12 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 60 (6.49%) Git (software)
2 42 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 20 (2.16%) Visual Studio Team System
4 19 (2.06%) Vagrant
5 11 (1.19%) JIRA
6 9 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.76%) Subversion
8 5 (0.54%) Burp Suite
9 4 (0.43%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.43%) git-flow
10 3 (0.32%) Ant
10 3 (0.32%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.32%) GitLab
10 3 (0.32%) GoCD
10 3 (0.32%) Hudson
10 3 (0.32%) Selenium
10 3 (0.32%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.22%) JUnit
11 2 (0.22%) LoadRunner
General
1 111 (12.01%) Finance
2 37 (4.00%) Banking
3 21 (2.27%) Retail
4 14 (1.52%) Telecoms
5 9 (0.97%) Law
5 9 (0.97%) Legal
6 5 (0.54%) Investment Banking
6 5 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.43%) Back Office
7 4 (0.43%) Publishing
8 3 (0.32%) Military
8 3 (0.32%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.22%) French Language
9 2 (0.22%) Local Government
9 2 (0.22%) Marketing
10 1 (0.11%) Automotive
10 1 (0.11%) Games
10 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.11%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.81%) Web Services
2 18 (1.95%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (1.30%) .NET
3 12 (1.30%) Middleware
4 11 (1.19%) LDAP
5 10 (1.08%) LEMP Stack
6 8 (0.87%) OpenMP
7 7 (0.76%) 802.1X
7 7 (0.76%) FIX Protocol
7 7 (0.76%) Sensu
7 7 (0.76%) XMPP
8 6 (0.65%) LAMP
8 6 (0.65%) REST
9 5 (0.54%) Kafka
9 5 (0.54%) Software Packaging
9 5 (0.54%) WAP
10 3 (0.32%) Hibernate
10 3 (0.32%) ISPF
10 3 (0.32%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.32%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 134 (14.50%) Data Centre
2 59 (6.39%) Management Information System
3 48 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.25%) PKI
5 19 (2.06%) Clustering
5 19 (2.06%) Private Cloud
6 17 (1.84%) EMC VNX
7 16 (1.73%) Replication
8 12 (1.30%) Virtual Team
9 8 (0.87%) Computer Science
9 8 (0.87%) Grid Computing
10 6 (0.65%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.65%) FMCG
10 6 (0.65%) NHS
10 6 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.54%) Life Science
11 5 (0.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 4 (0.43%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.43%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 574 (62.12%) Windows
2 367 (39.72%) Windows Server
3 244 (26.41%) Linux
4 204 (22.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 161 (17.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 77 (8.33%) Windows 10
7 58 (6.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 53 (5.74%) Windows 7
9 34 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (3.14%) CentOS
11 27 (2.92%) Unix
12 26 (2.81%) Ubuntu
13 15 (1.62%) Windows 8
14 10 (1.08%) Solaris
14 10 (1.08%) SUSE
15 6 (0.65%) Debian
16 5 (0.54%) AIX
16 5 (0.54%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.43%) Windows XP
18 3 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (15.26%) ITIL
2 114 (12.34%) Migration
3 106 (11.47%) DevOps
4 84 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (5.63%) Configuration Management
6 44 (4.76%) Problem Management
7 37 (4.00%) Change Management
8 36 (3.90%) Open Source
9 34 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
10 32 (3.46%) Project Management
11 28 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (2.92%) Incident Management
12 27 (2.92%) Root Cause Analysis
12 27 (2.92%) Time Management
13 25 (2.71%) Service Management
14 24 (2.60%) High Availability
14 24 (2.60%) Information Security
14 24 (2.60%) PRINCE2
14 24 (2.60%) Server Building
15 22 (2.38%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 167 (18.07%) PowerShell
2 94 (10.17%) SQL
3 62 (6.71%) Python
4 39 (4.22%) Bash Shell
5 21 (2.27%) Java
6 16 (1.73%) Shell Script
7 12 (1.30%) Perl
8 8 (0.87%) Ruby
8 8 (0.87%) VBScript
9 5 (0.54%) C
10 4 (0.43%) Go
10 4 (0.43%) VB
11 3 (0.32%) JCL
11 3 (0.32%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.22%) Korn
12 2 (0.22%) PHP
12 2 (0.22%) REXX
12 2 (0.22%) Tcl
12 2 (0.22%) XPath
13 1 (0.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 102 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (8.98%) Security Cleared
3 78 (8.44%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (7.68%) MCSE
5 54 (5.84%) SC Cleared
6 46 (4.98%) CCNA
7 37 (4.00%) CCNP
8 34 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 26 (2.81%) MCP
10 22 (2.38%) Degree
11 21 (2.27%) DV Cleared
11 21 (2.27%) MCSA
12 18 (1.95%) CISSP
12 18 (1.95%) Citrix Certification
13 16 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (1.41%) CCA
14 13 (1.41%) MCITP
15 12 (1.30%) CCDP
15 12 (1.30%) Chartered Engineer
15 12 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.41%) SLA
2 7 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (0.76%) GDPR
3 4 (0.43%) QA
4 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.22%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 361 (39.07%) Active Directory
2 224 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (14.50%) Hyper-V
4 82 (8.87%) vSphere
5 67 (7.25%) VMware ESXi
6 55 (5.95%) XenApp
7 25 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (2.49%) vCloud
8 23 (2.49%) XenDesktop
9 21 (2.27%) Docker
10 14 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 13 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (1.41%) XenServer
12 11 (1.19%) NFS
12 11 (1.19%) VMware NSX
13 8 (0.87%) GPFS
14 7 (0.76%) FreeRADIUS
14 7 (0.76%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.76%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.43%) Samba
Systems Management
1 124 (13.42%) SCCM
2 64 (6.93%) Ansible
3 58 (6.28%) Terraform
4 55 (5.95%) Puppet
5 35 (3.79%) SCOM
6 24 (2.60%) vCenter Server
6 24 (2.60%) WSUS
7 20 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (2.06%) NetBackup
9 17 (1.84%) PowerCLI
10 16 (1.73%) AirWatch
11 11 (1.19%) Salt
12 10 (1.08%) vRealize
13 9 (0.97%) Backup Exec
13 9 (0.97%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 7 (0.76%) Microsoft Clustering
15 7 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
15 7 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 6 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 465 (50.32%) VMware
2 337 (36.47%) Microsoft
3 219 (23.70%) Cisco
4 160 (17.32%) Citrix
5 101 (10.93%) HP
6 76 (8.23%) NetApp
7 60 (6.49%) Red Hat
8 48 (5.19%) EMC
9 46 (4.98%) Juniper
10 44 (4.76%) Dell
11 31 (3.35%) Veeam
12 30 (3.25%) Palo Alto
13 28 (3.03%) CheckPoint
14 24 (2.60%) CommVault
15 23 (2.49%) Symantec
16 22 (2.38%) F5
17 21 (2.27%) SolarWinds
18 20 (2.16%) Oracle
19 19 (2.06%) McAfee
19 19 (2.06%) SaltStack