Period
to 10 December 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

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
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 170 218 258
Rank change year-on-year +48 +40 -24
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,158 1,265 952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.58% 1.32% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.39% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 868 637
England median daily rate £375 £378 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.79% +5.00% -4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £219
90th Percentile £525 £525 £575
UK median daily rate £375 £385 £363
% change year-on-year -2.60% +6.21% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 27 20
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.84 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.80% +7.12% -20.54%
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.25 £12.24
90th Percentile £46.00 £54.13 £43.25
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £28.17 £21.00
% change year-on-year +2.07% +34.13% -28.81%

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 68,973 91,123 89,554
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.93% 94.80% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,601 61,101 59,895
England median daily rate £463 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,587 2,762 2,602
England median hourly rate £19.31 £18.28 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.62% -2.23% +2.02%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.81
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +8.33% -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 10 December 2019.

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 10 December 2019.

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 10 December 2019. 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 +7 345 £400 -5.88% 107
South East +37 275 £386 +2.73% 100
North of England +54 199 £350 - 120
South West +34 153 £425 +11.84% 45
North West +48 113 £350 - 63
East of England +67 106 £325 -4.41% 45
Midlands +3 78 £370 +5.71% 50
Yorkshire +43 67 £356 -4.36% 45
West Midlands +8 44 £370 +2.78% 34
East Midlands +19 34 £375 +13.96% 16
North East +32 20 £350 +12.00% 12
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, 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 1,112 (96.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 743 (64.16%) Windows
3 597 (51.55%) Active Directory
4 523 (45.16%) VMware
5 508 (43.87%) Windows Server
6 445 (38.43%) Microsoft
7 356 (30.74%) Azure
8 305 (26.34%) Office 365
9 285 (24.61%) VMware Infrastructure
10 259 (22.37%) PowerShell
11 258 (22.28%) SCCM
12 256 (22.11%) DNS
13 230 (19.86%) Citrix
14 219 (18.91%) Firewall
15 199 (17.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 196 (16.93%) Cisco
17 190 (16.41%) DHCP
18 173 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
19 165 (14.25%) Linux
20 164 (14.16%) Migration
21 162 (13.99%) ITIL
22 159 (13.73%) MS Exchange
23 154 (13.30%) Security Cleared
24 141 (12.18%) Finance
25 135 (11.66%) Hyper-V
26 134 (11.57%) SQL
27 133 (11.49%) AWS
28 126 (10.88%) SharePoint
29 123 (10.62%) SAN
29 123 (10.62%) Data Centre

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
1 159 (13.73%) MS Exchange
2 126 (10.88%) SharePoint
3 83 (7.17%) Skype for Business
4 61 (5.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 56 (4.84%) IIS
6 27 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (1.47%) Confluence
8 11 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (0.86%) Apache
10 8 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.52%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.35%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.35%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.26%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.26%) CICS
13 3 (0.26%) Commerce Server
13 3 (0.26%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.17%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.17%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.086%) Aligne
4 1 (0.086%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.086%) Global One
4 1 (0.086%) Magento
4 1 (0.086%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 356 (30.74%) Azure
2 305 (26.34%) Office 365
3 133 (11.49%) AWS
4 64 (5.53%) IaaS
5 51 (4.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 46 (3.97%) PaaS
7 29 (2.50%) OneDrive
8 28 (2.42%) SaaS
9 19 (1.64%) GCP
10 17 (1.47%) Mimecast
11 15 (1.30%) Yammer
12 12 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.95%) G Suite
14 9 (0.78%) Power Platform
15 7 (0.60%) GitHub
16 6 (0.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 6 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
17 5 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
17 5 (0.43%) OpenShift
17 5 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 256 (22.11%) DNS
2 219 (18.91%) Firewall
3 190 (16.41%) DHCP
4 123 (10.62%) SAN
5 103 (8.89%) WAN
6 96 (8.29%) LAN
7 82 (7.08%) VPN
8 75 (6.48%) Skype
9 71 (6.13%) TCP/IP
10 47 (4.06%) VLAN
11 46 (3.97%) NetScaler
12 44 (3.80%) Network Security
13 37 (3.20%) Wireless
14 33 (2.85%) VoIP
15 32 (2.76%) Internet
15 32 (2.76%) MPLS
16 29 (2.50%) NAS
17 27 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
18 19 (1.64%) BGP
18 19 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.90%) MySQL
3 21 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
4 13 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (0.86%) SQL Server 2017
6 9 (0.78%) Power BI
7 6 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (0.43%) Big Data
8 5 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.35%) DB2
9 4 (0.35%) Hadoop
9 4 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.26%) Cosmos DB
10 3 (0.26%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.17%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.17%) Parquet
12 1 (0.086%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 28 (2.42%) Jenkins
2 25 (2.16%) Git (software)
3 23 (1.99%) JIRA
4 13 (1.12%) Bitbucket
5 12 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (0.86%) Subversion
7 5 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (0.35%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.26%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.26%) Karma Test Runner
9 3 (0.26%) MSBuild
9 3 (0.26%) MSI
9 3 (0.26%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.26%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.26%) Visual Studio Code
10 2 (0.17%) AdminStudio
10 2 (0.17%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.17%) Ranorex
10 2 (0.17%) Selenium
General
1 141 (12.18%) Finance
2 67 (5.79%) Public Sector
3 40 (3.45%) Retail
4 37 (3.20%) Banking
5 29 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 20 (1.73%) Local Government
6 20 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.04%) Back Office
8 11 (0.95%) Electronics
8 11 (0.95%) Law
8 11 (0.95%) Marketing
9 10 (0.86%) Legal
10 9 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.69%) Games
12 7 (0.60%) Investment Banking
13 5 (0.43%) Front Office
13 5 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (0.43%) Publishing
14 4 (0.35%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.17%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.42%) Web Services
2 15 (1.30%) .NET
3 11 (0.95%) 802.1X
4 9 (0.78%) JSON
5 8 (0.69%) Software Packaging
6 7 (0.60%) LDAP
6 7 (0.60%) Middleware
7 6 (0.52%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (0.52%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (0.43%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.35%) Kafka
9 4 (0.35%) REST
9 4 (0.35%) RESTful
10 3 (0.26%) LAMP
10 3 (0.26%) LEMP Stack
11 2 (0.17%) JMS
11 2 (0.17%) SOAP
11 2 (0.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 123 (10.62%) Data Centre
2 70 (6.04%) Clustering
3 57 (4.92%) PKI
4 37 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (3.11%) Fat Client
5 36 (3.11%) Thin Client
6 27 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.16%) Replication
8 22 (1.90%) NHS
8 22 (1.90%) Public Cloud
9 17 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
11 13 (1.12%) Blackberry
11 13 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (1.04%) Driving Licence
13 10 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
13 10 (0.86%) Hedge funds
13 10 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
14 9 (0.78%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.60%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 743 (64.16%) Windows
2 508 (43.87%) Windows Server
3 199 (17.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 173 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 165 (14.25%) Linux
6 112 (9.67%) Windows 10
7 67 (5.79%) Windows 7
8 47 (4.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (3.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (2.59%) Unix
11 21 (1.81%) CentOS
12 16 (1.38%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.21%) Android
13 14 (1.21%) Windows 8
14 12 (1.04%) VMS
15 11 (0.95%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.60%) AIX
16 7 (0.60%) Solaris
17 5 (0.43%) SUSE
18 3 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,112 (96.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 164 (14.16%) Migration
3 162 (13.99%) ITIL
4 102 (8.81%) DevOps
5 71 (6.13%) Project Delivery
6 65 (5.61%) Disaster Recovery
7 62 (5.35%) Agile Software Development
8 58 (5.01%) Problem-Solving
9 44 (3.80%) Service Management
10 42 (3.63%) Configuration Management
10 42 (3.63%) Infrastructure Management
11 40 (3.45%) Change Management
12 34 (2.94%) Load Balancing
13 33 (2.85%) Server Building
14 32 (2.76%) ITSM
15 31 (2.68%) Information Security
16 30 (2.59%) Capacity Management
16 30 (2.59%) Infrastructure as Code
16 30 (2.59%) Problem Management
17 29 (2.50%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 259 (22.37%) PowerShell
2 134 (11.57%) SQL
3 53 (4.58%) Python
4 22 (1.90%) VBScript
5 21 (1.81%) Bash Shell
6 8 (0.69%) C
6 8 (0.69%) Java
6 8 (0.69%) Perl
6 8 (0.69%) PHP
6 8 (0.69%) Shell Script
7 6 (0.52%) C#
7 6 (0.52%) VB
8 2 (0.17%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.17%) Ruby
9 1 (0.086%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.086%) COBOL
9 1 (0.086%) Groovy
9 1 (0.086%) JCL
9 1 (0.086%) Korn
9 1 (0.086%) Natural
Qualifications
1 154 (13.30%) Security Cleared
2 83 (7.17%) SC Cleared
3 74 (6.39%) DV Cleared
4 69 (5.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 54 (4.66%) MCSE
6 53 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (3.20%) Degree
8 34 (2.94%) CCNA
8 34 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 29 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
10 27 (2.33%) CCNP
11 26 (2.25%) CCA
12 22 (1.90%) MCSA
13 20 (1.73%) MCP
14 17 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.78%) ISEB
15 9 (0.78%) ISTQB
16 8 (0.69%) CCIE
17 5 (0.43%) HNC
17 5 (0.43%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (5.01%) SLA
2 13 (1.12%) GDPR
3 10 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.43%) QA
6 3 (0.26%) COBIT
6 3 (0.26%) NCSC
7 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.086%) BS7799
8 1 (0.086%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.086%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.086%) GxP
8 1 (0.086%) PMO
System Software
1 597 (51.55%) Active Directory
2 285 (24.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (11.66%) Hyper-V
4 119 (10.28%) XenApp
5 87 (7.51%) vSphere
6 85 (7.34%) XenDesktop
7 84 (7.25%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (3.63%) Docker
9 40 (3.45%) DFS Replication
10 36 (3.11%) Virtual Machines
11 27 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
12 19 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
13 18 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
14 17 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 16 (1.38%) vCloud
16 15 (1.30%) Firmware
17 12 (1.04%) VMware NSX
18 11 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 10 (0.86%) Citrix Hypervisor
20 9 (0.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 258 (22.28%) SCCM
2 96 (8.29%) SCOM
3 62 (5.35%) Ansible
4 44 (3.80%) Terraform
5 39 (3.37%) Kubernetes
6 37 (3.20%) Microsoft Intune
6 37 (3.20%) vCenter Server
7 31 (2.68%) WSUS
8 28 (2.42%) Microsoft Clustering
9 23 (1.99%) NetBackup
10 18 (1.55%) Puppet
11 17 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
11 17 (1.47%) vRealize
12 15 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
12 15 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 15 (1.30%) PowerCLI
13 14 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
14 12 (1.04%) Nagios
15 11 (0.95%) Backup Exec
15 11 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 523 (45.16%) VMware
2 445 (38.43%) Microsoft
3 230 (19.86%) Citrix
4 196 (16.93%) Cisco
5 78 (6.74%) HP
6 45 (3.89%) Dell
7 42 (3.63%) NetApp
8 34 (2.94%) Juniper
9 33 (2.85%) McAfee
9 33 (2.85%) Red Hat
10 32 (2.76%) Meraki
10 32 (2.76%) Veeam
11 29 (2.50%) EMC
11 29 (2.50%) Symantec
12 27 (2.33%) SolarWinds
13 26 (2.25%) Palo Alto
14 24 (2.07%) Ivanti
15 21 (1.81%) Oracle
16 18 (1.55%) Google
16 18 (1.55%) IBM