Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 220 261 234
Rank change year-on-year +41 -27 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,269 958 1,075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.32% 1.01% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.06% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 642 771
England median daily rate £380 £361 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% -3.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £219 £225
90th Percentile £526 £575 £533
UK median daily rate £385 £363 £369
% change year-on-year +6.21% -1.69% +9.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 27
England median hourly rate £23.84 £22.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.12% -20.54% -20.00%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.24 £20.73
90th Percentile £54.13 £43.25 £45.70
UK median hourly rate £28.17 £21.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year +34.13% -28.81% -15.71%

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 91,359 90,187 90,477
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.89% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,235 60,341 59,569
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,773 2,621 2,997
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.79 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +43 482 £425 +6.25% 131
South East +57 309 £376 +0.27% 85
North of England +33 153 £350 - 106
Midlands +13 128 £350 +7.69% 75
South West +7 117 £378 +43.81% 56
West Midlands +10 82 £360 +6.67% 38
North West +9 79 £350 -12.50% 61
East of England +4 73 £340 +4.62% 50
Yorkshire +13 60 £370 +18.40% 34
East Midlands 0 45 £330 +1.54% 37
North East -7 14 £313 -50.00% 11
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 1,243 (97.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 783 (61.70%) Windows
3 598 (47.12%) VMware
4 574 (45.23%) Active Directory
5 509 (40.11%) Windows Server
6 391 (30.81%) Microsoft
7 315 (24.82%) Office 365
8 293 (23.09%) Microsoft Azure
9 286 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
10 284 (22.38%) Linux
11 273 (21.51%) PowerShell
12 228 (17.97%) Citrix
13 223 (17.57%) Cisco
14 216 (17.02%) SCCM
15 215 (16.94%) Firewall
16 206 (16.23%) Finance
17 178 (14.03%) DNS
18 177 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
19 176 (13.87%) Migration
20 175 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
21 167 (13.16%) Security Cleared
22 159 (12.53%) ITIL
23 156 (12.29%) Windows Server 2008
24 155 (12.21%) Hyper-V
25 145 (11.43%) MS Exchange
26 144 (11.35%) Data Centre
27 135 (10.64%) DHCP
28 134 (10.56%) SC Cleared
29 130 (10.24%) SAN
30 128 (10.09%) Windows 10

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
1 145 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 83 (6.54%) SharePoint
3 58 (4.57%) Skype for Business
4 50 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 44 (3.47%) IIS
6 40 (3.15%) Apache
7 26 (2.05%) Confluence
7 26 (2.05%) Tomcat
8 25 (1.97%) WebLogic
9 15 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
10 14 (1.10%) Oracle Service Bus
11 10 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.63%) JBoss
12 8 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.47%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.079%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.079%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.079%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.079%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.079%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 6 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 315 (24.82%) Office 365
2 293 (23.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 175 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
4 43 (3.39%) IaaS
5 42 (3.31%) Azure Active Directory
6 35 (2.76%) PaaS
7 14 (1.10%) Mimecast
8 13 (1.02%) Amazon Glacier
8 13 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (1.02%) SaaS
9 11 (0.87%) OneDrive
10 10 (0.79%) GitHub
11 9 (0.71%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.71%) Serverless
12 8 (0.63%) Yammer
13 7 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.39%) Akamai
15 4 (0.32%) Datadog
15 4 (0.32%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 215 (16.94%) Firewall
2 178 (14.03%) DNS
3 135 (10.64%) DHCP
4 130 (10.24%) SAN
5 119 (9.38%) WAN
6 118 (9.30%) LAN
7 82 (6.46%) TCP/IP
8 72 (5.67%) VPN
9 52 (4.10%) Skype
10 45 (3.55%) NAS
11 37 (2.92%) Network Security
12 31 (2.44%) VLAN
13 27 (2.13%) SSL
14 25 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
15 24 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
15 24 (1.89%) Internet
16 22 (1.73%) NetScaler
17 21 (1.65%) iSCSI
17 21 (1.65%) MPLS
17 21 (1.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (8.67%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.42%) MySQL
3 17 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (0.95%) Hadoop
5 8 (0.63%) MongoDB
5 8 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (0.47%) Big Data
7 6 (0.47%) DB2
7 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.32%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 55 (4.33%) Jenkins
2 32 (2.52%) JIRA
3 28 (2.21%) Git (software)
4 26 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (1.26%) Maven
6 14 (1.10%) Subversion
7 12 (0.95%) Artifactory
7 12 (0.95%) MSI
8 10 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (0.63%) Bitbucket
9 8 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (0.63%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.55%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.47%) GitLab
11 6 (0.47%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.32%) CF BOSH
12 4 (0.32%) Chocolatey
12 4 (0.32%) GoCD
12 4 (0.32%) RStudio
13 3 (0.24%) MSBuild
General
1 206 (16.23%) Finance
2 57 (4.49%) Banking
3 43 (3.39%) Retail
4 35 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 31 (2.44%) Law
6 19 (1.50%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.26%) Legal
8 15 (1.18%) Marketing
9 13 (1.02%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.87%) Electronics
11 10 (0.79%) Front Office
12 7 (0.55%) Advertising
13 6 (0.47%) Back Office
14 5 (0.39%) Local Government
14 5 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.32%) French Language
16 3 (0.24%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.24%) Games
16 3 (0.24%) Investment Banking
17 2 (0.16%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (2.84%) Web Services
2 34 (2.68%) LDAP
3 33 (2.60%) Middleware
4 15 (1.18%) 802.1X
5 14 (1.10%) EntireX
5 14 (1.10%) XML
6 12 (0.95%) .NET
7 10 (0.79%) Elastic Stack
7 10 (0.79%) REST
8 9 (0.71%) Node.js
9 8 (0.63%) SAML
10 7 (0.55%) JSON
10 7 (0.55%) Kafka
11 5 (0.39%) J2EE
12 4 (0.32%) LAMP
12 4 (0.32%) Software Packaging
13 3 (0.24%) .NET Core
13 3 (0.24%) Drools
13 3 (0.24%) WSH
14 2 (0.16%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 144 (11.35%) Data Centre
2 48 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (3.15%) Clustering
4 37 (2.92%) PKI
5 28 (2.21%) Fat Client
5 28 (2.21%) Thin Client
6 27 (2.13%) Public Cloud
7 23 (1.81%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (1.65%) Replication
9 19 (1.50%) Blackberry
10 17 (1.34%) Cloud Native
11 15 (1.18%) Management Information System
12 12 (0.95%) Private Cloud
13 11 (0.87%) HP StoreVirtual
13 11 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (0.79%) CMDB
14 10 (0.79%) FMCG
15 9 (0.71%) Fintech
15 9 (0.71%) iSeries
16 8 (0.63%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 783 (61.70%) Windows
2 509 (40.11%) Windows Server
3 284 (22.38%) Linux
4 177 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 156 (12.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 128 (10.09%) Windows 10
7 71 (5.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 61 (4.81%) Windows 7
9 53 (4.18%) Unix
10 38 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (1.34%) CentOS
12 15 (1.18%) Solaris
13 11 (0.87%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.71%) SUSE
15 8 (0.63%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.55%) Android
17 6 (0.47%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
19 3 (0.24%) AIX
19 3 (0.24%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,243 (97.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 176 (13.87%) Migration
3 159 (12.53%) ITIL
4 102 (8.04%) DevOps
5 85 (6.70%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
7 65 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 48 (3.78%) Configuration Management
9 41 (3.23%) Continuous Delivery
10 39 (3.07%) High Availability
10 39 (3.07%) Storage Management
11 38 (2.99%) Patch Management
12 37 (2.92%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (2.76%) Deployment Automation
13 35 (2.76%) Service Delivery
14 34 (2.68%) Change Management
15 30 (2.36%) Infrastructure Management
15 30 (2.36%) Load Balancing
16 29 (2.29%) Problem Management
16 29 (2.29%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 273 (21.51%) PowerShell
2 100 (7.88%) SQL
3 66 (5.20%) Python
4 47 (3.70%) Java
5 41 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 23 (1.81%) Perl
7 21 (1.65%) Ruby
8 19 (1.50%) VB
9 18 (1.42%) VBScript
10 15 (1.18%) C
11 10 (0.79%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.63%) JavaScript
13 6 (0.47%) C#
13 6 (0.47%) C++
14 4 (0.32%) MATLAB
14 4 (0.32%) R
15 3 (0.24%) Go
15 3 (0.24%) VBA
16 2 (0.16%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.079%) PHP
Qualifications
1 167 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 134 (10.56%) SC Cleared
3 80 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 60 (4.73%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (4.02%) MCSE
6 41 (3.23%) CCNA
7 38 (2.99%) Degree
7 38 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 29 (2.29%) MCSA
9 26 (2.05%) DV Cleared
10 23 (1.81%) CCNP
11 15 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
11 15 (1.18%) MCP
12 14 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
13 13 (1.02%) MCITP
14 11 (0.87%) AWS Certification
14 11 (0.87%) CCA
15 10 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
16 9 (0.71%) OCA
16 9 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.58%) SLA
2 7 (0.55%) GDPR
2 7 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.39%) QA
4 4 (0.32%) PMO
5 2 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.16%) GPG13
5 2 (0.16%) GxP
6 1 (0.079%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.079%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.079%) GAMP
6 1 (0.079%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.079%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.079%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 574 (45.23%) Active Directory
2 286 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (12.21%) Hyper-V
4 113 (8.90%) XenApp
5 108 (8.51%) vSphere
6 101 (7.96%) VMware ESXi
7 84 (6.62%) XenDesktop
8 47 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 44 (3.47%) Docker
10 33 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
11 24 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
12 23 (1.81%) XenServer
13 19 (1.50%) DFS Replication
14 13 (1.02%) vCloud
15 12 (0.95%) Firmware
16 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
16 7 (0.55%) VMware NSX
16 7 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
17 6 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 216 (17.02%) SCCM
2 67 (5.28%) Ansible
3 59 (4.65%) Puppet
4 56 (4.41%) SCOM
5 53 (4.18%) Terraform
6 37 (2.92%) vCenter Server
7 36 (2.84%) WSUS
8 35 (2.76%) McAfee ePO
9 30 (2.36%) Kubernetes
9 30 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
10 29 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
11 19 (1.50%) vRealize
12 18 (1.42%) Backup Exec
12 18 (1.42%) Forum Sentry
12 18 (1.42%) NetBackup
13 17 (1.34%) PowerCLI
14 15 (1.18%) AirWatch
14 15 (1.18%) CA Single Sign-On
14 15 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
15 13 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 598 (47.12%) VMware
2 391 (30.81%) Microsoft
3 228 (17.97%) Citrix
4 223 (17.57%) Cisco
5 92 (7.25%) NetApp
6 86 (6.78%) HP
7 57 (4.49%) EMC
8 56 (4.41%) Red Hat
9 54 (4.26%) McAfee
10 51 (4.02%) Oracle
11 49 (3.86%) CheckPoint
12 46 (3.62%) Dell
13 43 (3.39%) Veeam
14 36 (2.84%) Palo Alto
15 29 (2.29%) Ivanti
15 29 (2.29%) SolarWinds
15 29 (2.29%) Symantec
16 26 (2.05%) Juniper
17 25 (1.97%) IBM
17 25 (1.97%) Isilon