Period
to 16 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £384 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 February 2020.

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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 169 210 274
Rank change year-on-year +41 +64 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 942 1,231 908
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.53% 1.37% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.44% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 869 623
England median daily rate £384 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.97% +6.90% -0.68%
10th Percentile £257 £263 £225
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
UK median daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -0.65% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 10
England median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +16.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.25 £18.05
90th Percentile £44.05 £52.83 £52.55
UK median hourly rate £35.25 £37.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year -6.00% +30.43% -11.54%

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 57,851 85,379 88,214
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.90% 94.71% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,955 57,121 59,083
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,270 2,589 2,632
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £48.56
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +1.60% - +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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020. 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 +22 294 £410 -3.53% 115
South East +16 217 £400 +6.67% 109
North of England +62 164 £350 - 139
South West +18 124 £425 - 60
North West +54 89 £375 +7.14% 76
East of England +41 76 £325 -10.96% 66
Midlands +21 67 £375 +4.17% 59
Yorkshire +55 55 £350 -6.67% 47
West Midlands +23 44 £390 +8.33% 43
East Midlands +25 23 £375 +14.29% 16
North East +24 21 £350 +14.29% 16
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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.

1 908 (96.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 554 (58.81%) Windows
3 438 (46.50%) Active Directory
4 402 (42.68%) VMware
5 367 (38.96%) Windows Server
6 348 (36.94%) Microsoft
7 285 (30.25%) Azure
8 231 (24.52%) Office 365
9 216 (22.93%) PowerShell
10 214 (22.72%) VMware Infrastructure
11 190 (20.17%) SCCM
12 186 (19.75%) Citrix
13 178 (18.90%) DNS
14 164 (17.41%) Firewall
15 163 (17.30%) Cisco
16 150 (15.92%) Windows Server 2012
17 147 (15.61%) Security Cleared
18 145 (15.39%) Migration
19 142 (15.07%) Linux
20 137 (14.54%) DHCP
21 129 (13.69%) AWS
22 126 (13.38%) Windows Server 2008
22 126 (13.38%) SQL
23 122 (12.95%) ITIL
24 112 (11.89%) Finance
25 108 (11.46%) SAN
26 106 (11.25%) Data Centre
27 101 (10.72%) MS Exchange
28 99 (10.51%) Windows 10
29 90 (9.55%) DevOps

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
1 101 (10.72%) MS Exchange
2 87 (9.24%) SharePoint
3 60 (6.37%) Skype for Business
4 34 (3.61%) IIS
5 31 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (1.27%) Confluence
8 8 (0.85%) Apache
9 7 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (0.74%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.32%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.32%) IBM Domino
10 3 (0.32%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.32%) nginx
10 3 (0.32%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.21%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.11%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 32 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.21%) FLEXCUBE
2 2 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) Aligne
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.11%) Global One
3 1 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.11%) Magento
3 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.11%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 285 (30.25%) Azure
2 231 (24.52%) Office 365
3 129 (13.69%) AWS
4 74 (7.86%) IaaS
5 49 (5.20%) PaaS
6 43 (4.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 34 (3.61%) SaaS
8 19 (2.02%) OneDrive
9 17 (1.80%) GCP
10 16 (1.70%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (1.27%) G Suite
11 12 (1.27%) Mimecast
12 10 (1.06%) Amazon S3
12 10 (1.06%) Yammer
13 8 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
13 8 (0.85%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.64%) GitHub
14 6 (0.64%) Power Platform
14 6 (0.64%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 178 (18.90%) DNS
2 164 (17.41%) Firewall
3 137 (14.54%) DHCP
4 108 (11.46%) SAN
5 82 (8.70%) WAN
6 71 (7.54%) LAN
7 56 (5.94%) VPN
8 51 (5.41%) Skype
9 50 (5.31%) TCP/IP
10 45 (4.78%) NetScaler
11 37 (3.93%) VLAN
12 32 (3.40%) Network Security
13 26 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
14 24 (2.55%) Wireless
15 23 (2.44%) MPLS
15 23 (2.44%) VoIP
16 18 (1.91%) BGP
16 18 (1.91%) OSPF
17 16 (1.70%) Internet
17 16 (1.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.27%) Azure SQL Database
2 12 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (1.17%) MySQL
4 9 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (0.64%) Big Data
5 6 (0.64%) Power BI
6 4 (0.42%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2017
7 3 (0.32%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.21%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.11%) DB2
9 1 (0.11%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.11%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (3.29%) Jenkins
2 20 (2.12%) JIRA
3 17 (1.80%) Bitbucket
4 16 (1.70%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (0.74%) Subversion
7 5 (0.53%) GitLab
8 4 (0.42%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.32%) IBM UrbanCode
9 3 (0.32%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.32%) Karma Test Runner
10 2 (0.21%) Selenium
10 2 (0.21%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio Code
10 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
11 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.11%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.11%) JMeter
11 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 112 (11.89%) Finance
2 57 (6.05%) Public Sector
3 42 (4.46%) Retail
4 34 (3.61%) Banking
5 19 (2.02%) Local Government
6 17 (1.80%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.17%) Law
9 8 (0.85%) Legal
10 7 (0.74%) Back Office
10 7 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.74%) Games
10 7 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.53%) Electronics
11 5 (0.53%) Marketing
12 3 (0.32%) Front Office
12 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.21%) Advertising
13 2 (0.21%) Publishing
13 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.59%) .NET
2 13 (1.38%) Web Services
3 12 (1.27%) 802.1X
4 11 (1.17%) Middleware
5 7 (0.74%) JSON
5 7 (0.74%) Software Packaging
6 6 (0.64%) REST
7 5 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (0.42%) Kafka
9 3 (0.32%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.32%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (0.32%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (0.32%) LAMP
10 2 (0.21%) JMS
10 2 (0.21%) LDAP
10 2 (0.21%) LEMP Stack
10 2 (0.21%) Node.js
11 1 (0.11%) Elastic Stack
11 1 (0.11%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 106 (11.25%) Data Centre
2 62 (6.58%) PKI
3 37 (3.93%) Fat Client
3 37 (3.93%) Thin Client
4 32 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (3.40%) Clustering
5 27 (2.87%) Public Cloud
6 24 (2.55%) Replication
7 20 (2.12%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.59%) Private Cloud
9 13 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
10 12 (1.27%) Client/Server
11 11 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (1.06%) Hedge funds
12 10 (1.06%) NHS
13 9 (0.96%) Driving Licence
13 9 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (0.74%) Blackberry
14 7 (0.74%) CMDB
15 6 (0.64%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 554 (58.81%) Windows
2 367 (38.96%) Windows Server
3 150 (15.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 142 (15.07%) Linux
5 126 (13.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 99 (10.51%) Windows 10
7 71 (7.54%) Windows 7
8 35 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (2.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 19 (2.02%) Unix
11 18 (1.91%) Android
12 15 (1.59%) Apple iOS
13 12 (1.27%) VMS
13 12 (1.27%) Windows 8
14 10 (1.06%) CentOS
15 8 (0.85%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.42%) AIX
16 4 (0.42%) Solaris
17 3 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 2 (0.21%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 908 (96.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 145 (15.39%) Migration
3 122 (12.95%) ITIL
4 90 (9.55%) DevOps
5 57 (6.05%) Project Delivery
6 54 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 53 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (4.14%) Problem-Solving
8 39 (4.14%) Service Management
9 38 (4.03%) Change Management
10 34 (3.61%) Configuration Management
11 32 (3.40%) ITSM
11 32 (3.40%) Problem Management
12 31 (3.29%) Infrastructure Management
13 29 (3.08%) Information Security
14 27 (2.87%) High Availability
14 27 (2.87%) Load Balancing
15 26 (2.76%) Infrastructure as Code
16 25 (2.65%) Infrastructure Automation
16 25 (2.65%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 216 (22.93%) PowerShell
2 126 (13.38%) SQL
3 51 (5.41%) Python
4 19 (2.02%) VBScript
5 17 (1.80%) Bash Shell
6 10 (1.06%) C
6 10 (1.06%) Shell Script
7 9 (0.96%) Perl
8 8 (0.85%) Java
9 6 (0.64%) C#
9 6 (0.64%) Ruby
9 6 (0.64%) VB
10 4 (0.42%) PHP
11 3 (0.32%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.11%) Go
Qualifications
1 147 (15.61%) Security Cleared
2 87 (9.24%) SC Cleared
3 59 (6.26%) DV Cleared
4 45 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (3.93%) MCSE
6 25 (2.65%) CCNA
7 23 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
8 22 (2.34%) Degree
9 20 (2.12%) CCNP
10 19 (2.02%) CCA
11 18 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (1.49%) MCSA
13 9 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.85%) MCP
15 7 (0.74%) ISEB
15 7 (0.74%) ISTQB
16 6 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 5 (0.53%) CISSP
17 5 (0.53%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.08%) SLA
2 11 (1.17%) GDPR
3 9 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.42%) BS7799
4 4 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.21%) NCSC
6 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.21%) QA
7 1 (0.11%) GxP
System Software
1 438 (46.50%) Active Directory
2 214 (22.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (9.55%) XenApp
4 82 (8.70%) Hyper-V
5 74 (7.86%) VMware ESXi
6 73 (7.75%) XenDesktop
7 52 (5.52%) vSphere
8 35 (3.72%) Docker
9 31 (3.29%) DFS Replication
10 30 (3.18%) Virtual Servers
11 29 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
12 25 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
13 16 (1.70%) Terminal Services
14 15 (1.59%) vCloud
15 14 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 13 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
17 12 (1.27%) Firmware
18 11 (1.17%) BitLocker
18 11 (1.17%) VMware NSX
19 10 (1.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 190 (20.17%) SCCM
2 74 (7.86%) SCOM
3 51 (5.41%) Ansible
4 41 (4.35%) Terraform
5 36 (3.82%) Kubernetes
6 33 (3.50%) Microsoft Intune
7 31 (3.29%) vCenter Server
8 30 (3.18%) WSUS
9 18 (1.91%) NetBackup
10 17 (1.80%) Puppet
10 17 (1.80%) vRealize
11 15 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
11 15 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
12 14 (1.49%) PowerCLI
13 13 (1.38%) AirWatch
13 13 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
14 12 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 11 (1.17%) Single Sign-On
16 10 (1.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 10 (1.06%) Nagios
Vendors
1 402 (42.68%) VMware
2 348 (36.94%) Microsoft
3 186 (19.75%) Citrix
4 163 (17.30%) Cisco
5 52 (5.52%) HP
6 44 (4.67%) Dell
7 37 (3.93%) NetApp
8 30 (3.18%) Red Hat
9 29 (3.08%) McAfee
10 28 (2.97%) Veeam
11 25 (2.65%) EMC
12 24 (2.55%) Oracle
13 23 (2.44%) Symantec
14 21 (2.23%) Meraki
15 19 (2.02%) SolarWinds
16 18 (1.91%) Google
16 18 (1.91%) IBM
16 18 (1.91%) Ivanti
17 17 (1.80%) Juniper
17 17 (1.80%) Nimble Storage