Period
to 24 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 263 278 269
Rank change year-on-year +15 -9 -47
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 946 752 921
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.02% 0.89% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.94% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 505 611
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £238 £231 £225
90th Percentile £575 £500 £475
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 31
England median hourly rate £26.25 £31.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.32% +26.53% -2.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £18.80 £16.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.79
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £31.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -24.19% +26.53% -2.00%

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 87,876 80,119 92,835
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.87% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,223 52,384 60,735
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,719 2,705 3,046
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.65 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% +14.71%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -26 374 £400 +6.67% 121
South East -12 188 £363 -3.33% 64
North of England +48 140 £375 +20.48% 83
Midlands +21 100 £360 +20.00% 44
South West +27 90 £294 -10.98% 44
North West +20 87 £400 +33.33% 45
West Midlands +32 55 £325 +12.07% 25
East of England +17 55 £325 - 38
East Midlands +4 45 £365 +21.67% 19
North East +43 29 £530 +135.56% 4
Yorkshire -10 29 £325 -13.33% 34
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 598 (63.21%) Windows
2 426 (45.03%) VMware
3 401 (42.39%) Active Directory
4 397 (41.97%) Windows Server
5 342 (36.15%) Microsoft
6 244 (25.79%) Linux
7 236 (24.95%) Microsoft Azure
8 233 (24.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 227 (24.00%) Office 365
10 211 (22.30%) Cisco
11 189 (19.98%) PowerShell
12 179 (18.92%) Firewall
13 169 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
14 165 (17.44%) Amazon AWS
14 165 (17.44%) Citrix
14 165 (17.44%) ITIL
15 161 (17.02%) SCCM
16 156 (16.49%) Windows Server 2012
17 151 (15.96%) DNS
18 137 (14.48%) Data Centre
19 136 (14.38%) Migration
20 131 (13.85%) DevOps
21 125 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
22 122 (12.90%) Hyper-V
23 121 (12.79%) Finance
24 110 (11.63%) Windows 10
24 110 (11.63%) SAN
25 103 (10.89%) SQL
26 96 (10.15%) HP
27 94 (9.94%) DHCP

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 88 (9.30%) MS Exchange
2 51 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (4.86%) Skype for Business
4 45 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 39 (4.12%) IIS
6 38 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (2.33%) Apache
8 18 (1.90%) OpenStack
9 17 (1.80%) Tomcat
10 15 (1.59%) nginx
11 10 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (1.06%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.74%) JBoss
13 6 (0.63%) Confluence
13 6 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.42%) Apache Spark
14 4 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.42%) WebLogic Portal
15 3 (0.32%) CMS
15 3 (0.32%) SAS
Applications
1 52 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 236 (24.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 227 (24.00%) Office 365
3 165 (17.44%) Amazon AWS
4 54 (5.71%) PaaS
5 47 (4.97%) IaaS
6 40 (4.23%) SaaS
7 38 (4.02%) Azure Active Directory
8 25 (2.64%) Serverless
9 13 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (0.95%) GitHub
11 9 (0.95%) Mimecast
12 8 (0.85%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.74%) Akamai
13 7 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.63%) Yammer
15 5 (0.53%) Amazon S3
16 4 (0.42%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 179 (18.92%) Firewall
2 151 (15.96%) DNS
3 110 (11.63%) SAN
4 94 (9.94%) DHCP
5 84 (8.88%) WAN
6 80 (8.46%) LAN
7 65 (6.87%) TCP/IP
8 61 (6.45%) VPN
9 47 (4.97%) Skype
10 29 (3.07%) VoIP
11 28 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (2.64%) Internet
12 25 (2.64%) NetScaler
13 23 (2.43%) NAS
13 23 (2.43%) Network Security
14 20 (2.11%) HTTP
14 20 (2.11%) VLAN
15 17 (1.80%) MPLS
16 16 (1.69%) Wireless
17 15 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (6.66%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.49%) MySQL
3 21 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 18 (1.90%) Hadoop
5 11 (1.16%) Big Data
6 9 (0.95%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.53%) DB2
9 5 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (0.42%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.21%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 69 (7.29%) Jenkins
2 64 (6.77%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.80%) Subversion
3 17 (1.80%) Vagrant
4 14 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (1.37%) JIRA
6 8 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (0.63%) GoCD
8 5 (0.53%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.53%) MSI
9 4 (0.42%) Artifactory
9 4 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (0.42%) Burp Suite
9 4 (0.42%) git-flow
9 4 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.32%) GitLab
10 3 (0.32%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.32%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.21%) Hudson
11 2 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 121 (12.79%) Finance
2 41 (4.33%) Banking
3 23 (2.43%) Retail
3 23 (2.43%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.27%) Law
4 12 (1.27%) Legal
5 9 (0.95%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.63%) Marketing
7 5 (0.53%) Games
8 4 (0.42%) Back Office
8 4 (0.42%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.42%) Publishing
9 2 (0.21%) Automotive
9 2 (0.21%) Electronics
9 2 (0.21%) French Language
9 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.11%) Advertising
10 1 (0.11%) Billing
10 1 (0.11%) Military
10 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.64%) Web Services
2 20 (2.11%) Elastic Stack
2 20 (2.11%) Middleware
3 18 (1.90%) .NET
4 13 (1.37%) LDAP
5 12 (1.27%) LEMP Stack
5 12 (1.27%) Software Packaging
6 8 (0.85%) OpenMP
7 6 (0.63%) Kafka
7 6 (0.63%) LAMP
7 6 (0.63%) RFC 822
8 5 (0.53%) .NET Core
8 5 (0.53%) 802.1X
8 5 (0.53%) J2EE
9 4 (0.42%) Sensu
9 4 (0.42%) WAP
10 3 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (0.32%) ISPF
10 3 (0.32%) REST
10 3 (0.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 137 (14.48%) Data Centre
2 50 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (4.86%) Management Information System
4 35 (3.70%) Clustering
5 27 (2.85%) PKI
6 20 (2.11%) Cloud Native
7 17 (1.80%) Hybrid Cloud
8 16 (1.69%) Private Cloud
9 12 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.27%) Virtual Team
10 8 (0.85%) Computer Science
10 8 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (0.85%) Grid Computing
10 8 (0.85%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.74%) Fat Client
11 7 (0.74%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.63%) iPhone
12 6 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (0.63%) NHS
12 6 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 598 (63.21%) Windows
2 397 (41.97%) Windows Server
3 244 (25.79%) Linux
4 169 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 156 (16.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 110 (11.63%) Windows 10
7 71 (7.51%) Windows 7
8 48 (5.07%) Unix
9 47 (4.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (2.43%) CentOS
12 16 (1.69%) Windows 8
13 13 (1.37%) Solaris
14 10 (1.06%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.95%) Debian
15 9 (0.95%) SUSE
16 8 (0.85%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.53%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.42%) Android
18 4 (0.42%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (17.44%) ITIL
2 136 (14.38%) Migration
3 131 (13.85%) DevOps
4 125 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (8.77%) Configuration Management
6 59 (6.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 51 (5.39%) High Availability
7 51 (5.39%) Problem Management
8 48 (5.07%) Change Management
8 48 (5.07%) Open Source
9 44 (4.65%) Problem-Solving
10 43 (4.55%) Project Management
11 42 (4.44%) Load Balancing
12 35 (3.70%) PRINCE2
13 32 (3.38%) Service Management
14 31 (3.28%) Data Management
14 31 (3.28%) Infrastructure Management
15 30 (3.17%) SFIA
16 28 (2.96%) Capacity Planning
16 28 (2.96%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 189 (19.98%) PowerShell
2 103 (10.89%) SQL
3 49 (5.18%) Python
4 34 (3.59%) Bash Shell
5 22 (2.33%) Java
6 21 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 14 (1.48%) Perl
8 13 (1.37%) C#
8 13 (1.37%) Ruby
9 9 (0.95%) C
9 9 (0.95%) VBScript
10 5 (0.53%) VB
11 3 (0.32%) C++
11 3 (0.32%) Go
11 3 (0.32%) JCL
11 3 (0.32%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.21%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.21%) PHP
13 1 (0.11%) AWK
13 1 (0.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 88 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 75 (7.93%) Cisco Certification
3 74 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 64 (6.77%) SC Cleared
5 49 (5.18%) MCSE
6 44 (4.65%) CCNP
7 43 (4.55%) Degree
8 37 (3.91%) CCNA
9 36 (3.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 25 (2.64%) CISSP
10 25 (2.64%) Citrix Certification
11 24 (2.54%) CCDP
11 24 (2.54%) Chartered Engineer
11 24 (2.54%) CISM
11 24 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 21 (2.22%) CCIE
13 19 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 18 (1.90%) MCP
15 17 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (1.69%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.69%) SLA
2 8 (0.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 7 (0.74%) GDPR
4 6 (0.63%) QA
5 3 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 401 (42.39%) Active Directory
2 233 (24.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (12.90%) Hyper-V
4 88 (9.30%) vSphere
5 75 (7.93%) VMware ESXi
6 73 (7.72%) XenApp
7 47 (4.97%) XenDesktop
8 40 (4.23%) Docker
9 35 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 32 (3.38%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (1.16%) DFS Replication
14 10 (1.06%) XenServer
15 9 (0.95%) BitLocker
15 9 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
16 8 (0.85%) GPFS
16 8 (0.85%) VMware NSX
17 7 (0.74%) vCloud
17 7 (0.74%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 161 (17.02%) SCCM
2 79 (8.35%) Terraform
3 73 (7.72%) Puppet
4 63 (6.66%) Ansible
5 35 (3.70%) SCOM
6 30 (3.17%) WSUS
7 29 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (2.43%) Microsoft Intune
9 22 (2.33%) NetBackup
10 20 (2.11%) vCenter Server
11 19 (2.01%) AirWatch
12 15 (1.59%) Backup Exec
13 14 (1.48%) Kubernetes
14 12 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
14 12 (1.27%) Nagios
14 12 (1.27%) Salt
15 9 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
15 9 (0.95%) PowerCLI
15 9 (0.95%) vRealize
16 7 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 426 (45.03%) VMware
2 342 (36.15%) Microsoft
3 211 (22.30%) Cisco
4 165 (17.44%) Citrix
5 96 (10.15%) HP
6 59 (6.24%) Red Hat
7 54 (5.71%) NetApp
8 45 (4.76%) Veeam
9 38 (4.02%) Dell
10 25 (2.64%) Juniper
10 25 (2.64%) Oracle
11 22 (2.33%) CheckPoint
11 22 (2.33%) SolarWinds
12 21 (2.22%) Symantec
13 20 (2.11%) EMC
13 20 (2.11%) Palo Alto
14 18 (1.90%) F5
14 18 (1.90%) McAfee
15 17 (1.80%) IBM
15 17 (1.80%) Ivanti