Period
to

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 May 2022.

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
25 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 193 221 178
Rank change year-on-year +28 -43 +52
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,029 566 638
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.46% 1.22% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.31% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 418 462
10th Percentile £306 £247 £233
25th Percentile £363 £313 £321
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - +3.23%
75th Percentile £550 £488 £488
90th Percentile £625 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £452 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +13.00% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 10
10th Percentile £19.93 £26.28 £20.73
25th Percentile £34.81 £32.69 £21.38
Median hourly rate £45.48 £38.75 £28.78
Median % change year-on-year +17.37% +34.64% -36.04%
75th Percentile £67.07 £40.00 £38.53
90th Percentile £68.02 - £41.46
UK median hourly rate £43.62 £40.00 £37.59
% change year-on-year +9.05% +6.41% -15.99%

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 65,663 43,224 40,151
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.24% 92.80% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,896 29,859 27,064
10th Percentile £313 £288 £250
25th Percentile £425 £388 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
75th Percentile £644 £588 £575
90th Percentile £744 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £480 £470
% change year-on-year +9.38% +2.13% -0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,774 1,439 1,402
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.40 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.50 £14.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.05 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.89% +10.79% +2.70%
75th Percentile £49.25 £43.75 £37.50
90th Percentile £64.45 £56.50 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £23.91 £21.78 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.78% +14.63% +5.56%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in England.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in England.

Hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2022.

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 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -12 385 £500 +11.11% 97
North of England +46 180 £425 +21.43% 92
South East +12 163 £425 +17.24% 60
South West +22 116 £477 +19.25% 28
North West +21 95 £430 +27.41% 43
Midlands -2 91 £400 +28.51% 59
Yorkshire +13 78 £388 +6.16% 40
West Midlands -21 50 £425 +32.81% 33
East Midlands 0 40 £398 +34.75% 26
East of England -29 36 £500 +42.86% 21
North East +6 19 £475 +33.33% 9
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following 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.

1 971 (94.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 551 (53.55%) Windows
3 449 (43.63%) VMware
4 441 (42.86%) Azure
5 417 (40.52%) Active Directory
6 399 (38.78%) Microsoft
7 319 (31.00%) Windows Server
8 275 (26.72%) Security Cleared
8 275 (26.72%) VMware Infrastructure
9 267 (25.95%) PowerShell
10 260 (25.27%) Microsoft 365
11 235 (22.84%) SC Cleared
12 221 (21.48%) Linux
13 211 (20.51%) Firewall
14 187 (18.17%) SCCM
15 180 (17.49%) DNS
16 172 (16.72%) Cisco
17 164 (15.94%) ITIL
18 163 (15.84%) Finance
19 162 (15.74%) AWS
20 161 (15.65%) Terraform
21 160 (15.55%) Agile
22 153 (14.87%) DevOps
23 139 (13.51%) Social Skills
24 138 (13.41%) Citrix
25 127 (12.34%) Data Centre
26 124 (12.05%) Public Sector
27 121 (11.76%) Ansible
28 118 (11.47%) DHCP
29 116 (11.27%) Infrastructure as Code

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 64 (6.22%) MS Exchange
2 54 (5.25%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.85%) Confluence
4 17 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (1.55%) Skype for Business
6 14 (1.36%) IIS
7 10 (0.97%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.87%) Apache
9 8 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (0.78%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.49%) Mule
10 5 (0.49%) nginx
11 2 (0.19%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.097%) CMS
12 1 (0.097%) JBoss
12 1 (0.097%) OpenROAD
12 1 (0.097%) SAS
12 1 (0.097%) uWSGI
12 1 (0.097%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 44 (4.28%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.07%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.19%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.097%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.097%) Maximo
2 1 (0.097%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.097%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 441 (42.86%) Azure
2 260 (25.27%) Microsoft 365
3 162 (15.74%) AWS
4 109 (10.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 97 (9.43%) IaaS
6 59 (5.73%) PaaS
7 39 (3.79%) GCP
8 29 (2.82%) SaaS
9 27 (2.62%) OneDrive
10 25 (2.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 22 (2.14%) Amazon S3
11 22 (2.14%) Mimecast
12 18 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 18 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
12 18 (1.75%) GitHub
12 18 (1.75%) Power Platform
13 14 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
14 13 (1.26%) Apigee
14 13 (1.26%) Azure Storage
14 13 (1.26%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 211 (20.51%) Firewall
2 180 (17.49%) DNS
3 118 (11.47%) DHCP
4 83 (8.07%) WAN
5 82 (7.97%) SAN
6 70 (6.80%) LAN
7 48 (4.66%) VPN
8 46 (4.47%) TCP/IP
9 34 (3.30%) NAS
9 34 (3.30%) Wireless
10 32 (3.11%) VoIP
11 31 (3.01%) Network Security
12 30 (2.92%) Wi-Fi
13 23 (2.24%) SD-WAN
14 20 (1.94%) Cisco Firepower
14 20 (1.94%) NetScaler
15 19 (1.85%) VLAN
16 18 (1.75%) MPLS
17 17 (1.65%) BGP
17 17 (1.65%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
3 12 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (1.17%) Power BI
4 9 (0.87%) Amazon QuickSight
4 9 (0.87%) DB2
5 6 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (0.58%) DTS
6 5 (0.49%) MariaDB
6 5 (0.49%) MySQL
7 4 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.39%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.29%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.29%) Metadata
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.19%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.19%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 71 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 53 (5.15%) GitLab
3 33 (3.21%) JIRA
4 31 (3.01%) Git (software)
5 22 (2.14%) SonarQube
6 16 (1.55%) Maven
7 12 (1.17%) TeamCity
8 10 (0.97%) Artifactory
8 10 (0.97%) Gradle
9 9 (0.87%) MSI
10 8 (0.78%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.68%) RSpec
12 6 (0.58%) Chocolatey
12 6 (0.58%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.58%) JUnit
13 5 (0.49%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.49%) Vagrant
14 4 (0.39%) MSBuild
14 4 (0.39%) MSTest
General
1 163 (15.84%) Finance
2 139 (13.51%) Social Skills
3 124 (12.05%) Public Sector
4 49 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (4.28%) Banking
6 31 (3.01%) Telecoms
7 25 (2.43%) Documentation Skills
8 22 (2.14%) Marketing
9 21 (2.04%) Manufacturing
10 16 (1.55%) Organisational Skills
11 14 (1.36%) Electronics
12 12 (1.17%) Legal
13 9 (0.87%) Billing
13 9 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.87%) Presentation Skills
14 6 (0.58%) Law
14 6 (0.58%) Retail
15 5 (0.49%) Advertising
15 5 (0.49%) Influencing Skills
16 3 (0.29%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.55%) Middleware
2 15 (1.46%) Elastic Stack
3 14 (1.36%) LDAP
4 10 (0.97%) .NET
5 9 (0.87%) RESTful
5 9 (0.87%) Web Services
6 6 (0.58%) REST
6 6 (0.58%) SOAP
7 5 (0.49%) 802.1X
7 5 (0.49%) Kafka
7 5 (0.49%) pytest
7 5 (0.49%) Spring
7 5 (0.49%) Spring Boot
8 4 (0.39%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.39%) Node.js
8 4 (0.39%) SAML
8 4 (0.39%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.29%) Flash
9 3 (0.29%) JMX
9 3 (0.29%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 127 (12.34%) Data Centre
2 64 (6.22%) Public Cloud
3 49 (4.76%) Clustering
4 42 (4.08%) PKI
5 31 (3.01%) Replication
6 28 (2.72%) Enterprise Storage
7 22 (2.14%) Hybrid Cloud
8 18 (1.75%) Cloud Native
9 17 (1.65%) CMDB
10 16 (1.55%) NHS
11 14 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
11 14 (1.36%) Management Information System
12 13 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.26%) Legacy Systems
13 11 (1.07%) Data Protection Act
14 10 (0.97%) Hedge funds
15 9 (0.87%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
16 8 (0.78%) Analytical Mindset
16 8 (0.78%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 551 (53.55%) Windows
2 319 (31.00%) Windows Server
3 221 (21.48%) Linux
4 71 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (5.93%) Windows 10
7 58 (5.64%) Windows Server 2019
8 52 (5.05%) Windows Server 2016
9 51 (4.96%) Unix
10 48 (4.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 27 (2.62%) Ubuntu
12 25 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (1.75%) CentOS
13 18 (1.75%) Windows 7
14 15 (1.46%) VMS
15 11 (1.07%) Apple iOS
16 8 (0.78%) Android
17 7 (0.68%) Mac OS
17 7 (0.68%) Solaris
17 7 (0.68%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 971 (94.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 164 (15.94%) ITIL
3 160 (15.55%) Agile
4 153 (14.87%) DevOps
5 116 (11.27%) Infrastructure as Code
6 110 (10.69%) CI/CD
7 91 (8.84%) Migration
8 86 (8.36%) Problem-Solving
9 79 (7.68%) Project Delivery
10 49 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
10 49 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
11 46 (4.47%) Configuration Management
12 43 (4.18%) Patch Management
13 42 (4.08%) Service Management
14 41 (3.98%) High Availability
14 41 (3.98%) Project Management
15 39 (3.79%) Scrum
16 38 (3.69%) Data Loss Prevention
16 38 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
16 38 (3.69%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 267 (25.95%) PowerShell
2 97 (9.43%) Python
3 92 (8.94%) SQL
4 58 (5.64%) Bash
5 29 (2.82%) Java
6 20 (1.94%) Shell Script
7 17 (1.65%) VBScript
8 16 (1.55%) Go
9 12 (1.17%) C
10 11 (1.07%) C#
10 11 (1.07%) JavaScript
10 11 (1.07%) Ruby
11 9 (0.87%) T-SQL
12 8 (0.78%) Perl
13 4 (0.39%) PHP
14 3 (0.29%) Korn
14 3 (0.29%) Rust
15 2 (0.19%) Kotlin
15 2 (0.19%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 275 (26.72%) Security Cleared
2 235 (22.84%) SC Cleared
3 68 (6.61%) DV Cleared
4 40 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (3.60%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (3.30%) Degree
7 26 (2.53%) MCSE
8 22 (2.14%) CCNA
9 20 (1.94%) CCNP
9 20 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.17%) CCDP
13 10 (0.97%) VCAP
14 9 (0.87%) CCIE
15 8 (0.78%) MCSA
16 5 (0.49%) AWS Certification
17 4 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 4 (0.39%) RHCE
18 3 (0.29%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.24%) SLA
2 19 (1.85%) GDPR
3 17 (1.65%) QA
4 12 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.58%) Accessibility
5 6 (0.58%) PMO
6 3 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.29%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.29%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.19%) COBIT
7 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.19%) NIST
8 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 417 (40.52%) Active Directory
2 275 (26.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (11.08%) Hyper-V
4 92 (8.94%) vSphere
5 57 (5.54%) Docker
5 57 (5.54%) VMware ESXi
6 43 (4.18%) XenApp
7 35 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
8 28 (2.72%) VMware NSX
9 22 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
10 21 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (1.36%) XenDesktop
12 13 (1.26%) Firmware
13 10 (0.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 9 (0.87%) NFS
15 8 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.78%) vCloud
15 8 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 5 (0.49%) DFS Replication
16 5 (0.49%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 187 (18.17%) SCCM
2 161 (15.65%) Terraform
3 121 (11.76%) Ansible
4 87 (8.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 69 (6.71%) Kubernetes
6 47 (4.57%) vCenter Server
7 42 (4.08%) Puppet
8 27 (2.62%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 27 (2.62%) Microsoft Clustering
9 25 (2.43%) vRealize
10 22 (2.14%) SCOM
11 18 (1.75%) WSUS
12 17 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
12 17 (1.65%) Salt
12 17 (1.65%) VxRail
13 14 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
13 14 (1.36%) SCOrch
14 13 (1.26%) Failover Clustering
14 13 (1.26%) Single Sign-On
15 12 (1.17%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 449 (43.63%) VMware
2 399 (38.78%) Microsoft
3 172 (16.72%) Cisco
4 138 (13.41%) Citrix
5 61 (5.93%) HP
6 60 (5.83%) Dell
7 49 (4.76%) Veeam
8 47 (4.57%) SolarWinds
9 37 (3.60%) Palo Alto
10 36 (3.50%) Splunk
11 34 (3.30%) Red Hat
12 32 (3.11%) NetApp
13 30 (2.92%) CheckPoint
13 30 (2.92%) Meraki
13 30 (2.92%) Oracle
13 30 (2.92%) ServiceNow
14 27 (2.62%) IBM
15 26 (2.53%) Symantec
16 21 (2.04%) Okta
16 21 (2.04%) Veritas