The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 283 241 206
Rank change year-on-year -42 -35  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 342 498 593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.81% 1.01% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.06% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 343 398
Median daily rate £350 £338 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +1.53% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 27
Median hourly rate £14.22 £23.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.19% -17.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £21.80 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £32.50 £43.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £23.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year -38.19% -31.85%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -45 131 £375 - 49
South East +4 72 £353 +9.30% 40
East of England -14 33 £390 +25.80% 10
West Midlands +18 26 £313 -5.30% 6
South West 0 24 £330 +17.85% 13
East Midlands +4 23 £295 +7.27% 4
North West +14 16 £313 -3.84% 13
North East +63 9 £411 +28.35% 2
Yorkshire -17 9 £350 +7.69% 10
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 452 (65.79%) Windows
2 377 (54.88%) VMware
3 338 (49.20%) Active Directory
4 295 (42.94%) Windows Server
5 236 (34.35%) Microsoft
6 191 (27.80%) VMware Infrastructure
7 172 (25.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 155 (22.56%) Linux
9 144 (20.96%) Cisco
10 134 (19.51%) PowerShell
11 130 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 130 (18.92%) Firewall
12 126 (18.34%) DNS
13 121 (17.61%) Office 365
14 120 (17.47%) ITIL
15 113 (16.45%) MS Exchange
16 109 (15.87%) SAN
17 101 (14.70%) Microsoft Azure
18 98 (14.26%) Data Centre
18 98 (14.26%) Citrix
18 98 (14.26%) Hyper-V
19 96 (13.97%) SCCM
20 95 (13.83%) LAN
21 84 (12.23%) WAN
22 82 (11.94%) SQL
23 79 (11.50%) Finance
24 77 (11.21%) Migration
24 77 (11.21%) SQL Server
24 77 (11.21%) HP
25 76 (11.06%) 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
1 113 (16.45%) MS Exchange
2 62 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 43 (6.26%) Skype for Business
5 41 (5.97%) SharePoint
6 30 (4.37%) IIS
7 18 (2.62%) Apache
7 18 (2.62%) Apache Spark
8 17 (2.47%) WebSphere
9 12 (1.75%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.75%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.60%) OpenStack
11 8 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (1.16%) JBoss
12 6 (0.87%) Confluence
12 6 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.58%) nginx
14 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 41 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.15%) HipChat
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.15%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 121 (17.61%) Office 365
2 101 (14.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (8.44%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (3.49%) IaaS
5 17 (2.47%) SaaS
6 10 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.31%) PaaS
8 5 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.73%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.44%) GitHub
10 3 (0.44%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.29%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.29%) Mailgun
11 2 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.29%) Yammer
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.15%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 130 (18.92%) Firewall
2 126 (18.34%) DNS
3 109 (15.87%) SAN
4 95 (13.83%) LAN
5 84 (12.23%) WAN
6 76 (11.06%) DHCP
7 55 (8.01%) TCP/IP
8 50 (7.28%) VPN
9 34 (4.95%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (3.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 26 (3.78%) NAS
11 25 (3.64%) Wireless
12 22 (3.20%) Kerberos
12 22 (3.20%) MPLS
12 22 (3.20%) Skype
12 22 (3.20%) SSL
12 22 (3.20%) Wi-Fi
13 21 (3.06%) VoIP
14 20 (2.91%) Internet
15 19 (2.77%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (11.21%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.49%) Hadoop
3 18 (2.62%) Apache Hive
3 18 (2.62%) Impala
4 15 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (1.75%) MySQL
7 10 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.31%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.16%) Big Data
10 7 (1.02%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.73%) DB2
12 4 (0.58%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.58%) Redis
12 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.44%) Relational Database
14 2 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
14 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (2.18%) Git (software)
2 7 (1.02%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.02%) JIRA
3 6 (0.87%) Vagrant
4 3 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.29%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.29%) Subversion
5 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.29%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.15%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.15%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.15%) GitLab
6 1 (0.15%) GoCD
6 1 (0.15%) JUnit
6 1 (0.15%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.15%) MSI
6 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 79 (11.50%) Finance
2 27 (3.93%) Banking
3 25 (3.64%) Retail
4 17 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.18%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.31%) Advertising
6 9 (1.31%) Law
7 7 (1.02%) Electronics
7 7 (1.02%) Marketing
8 4 (0.58%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.58%) Legal
9 3 (0.44%) Games
10 2 (0.29%) Back Office
10 2 (0.29%) Billing
10 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.29%) French Language
10 2 (0.29%) Publishing
11 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.15%) Front Office
11 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.47%) .NET
2 14 (2.04%) Middleware
3 12 (1.75%) Web Services
4 6 (0.87%) LAMP
5 4 (0.58%) SailPoint
5 4 (0.58%) WAP
6 3 (0.44%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.44%) J2EE
6 3 (0.44%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (0.44%) REST
7 2 (0.29%) Classic ASP
7 2 (0.29%) JMS
7 2 (0.29%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.29%) SAML
7 2 (0.29%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.15%) Node.js
8 1 (0.15%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.15%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 98 (14.26%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.49%) Clustering
4 19 (2.77%) PKI
5 17 (2.47%) Replication
6 16 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.46%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.16%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.16%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.02%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.02%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.87%) Private Cloud
10 6 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.73%) NHS
11 5 (0.73%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.58%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.58%) EMC VNX
12 4 (0.58%) HP Storage
12 4 (0.58%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 452 (65.79%) Windows
2 295 (42.94%) Windows Server
3 172 (25.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 155 (22.56%) Linux
5 130 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (8.88%) Unix
6 61 (8.88%) Windows 7
7 59 (8.59%) Windows 10
8 58 (8.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 54 (7.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (2.91%) AIX
11 19 (2.77%) Windows 8
12 16 (2.33%) CentOS
12 16 (2.33%) Ubuntu
13 14 (2.04%) Solaris
14 13 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
14 13 (1.89%) SUSE
14 13 (1.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 11 (1.60%) Android
16 9 (1.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (17.47%) ITIL
2 77 (11.21%) Migration
3 39 (5.68%) DevOps
4 37 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (4.95%) Service Management
6 33 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
7 32 (4.66%) Configuration Management
8 29 (4.22%) ITIL V3
9 24 (3.49%) Load Balancing
10 22 (3.20%) ITSM
10 22 (3.20%) Patch Management
11 20 (2.91%) Change Management
11 20 (2.91%) High Availability
11 20 (2.91%) Mobile Device Management
12 19 (2.77%) Scrum
12 19 (2.77%) Service Design
13 17 (2.47%) Network Management
13 17 (2.47%) Project Management
14 15 (2.18%) Infrastructure Management
14 15 (2.18%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 134 (19.51%) PowerShell
2 82 (11.94%) SQL
3 34 (4.95%) Python
4 33 (4.80%) Bash Shell
5 29 (4.22%) Perl
6 18 (2.62%) R
7 16 (2.33%) C
8 14 (2.04%) Java
9 12 (1.75%) VBScript
10 11 (1.60%) C#
10 11 (1.60%) VB
11 6 (0.87%) Ruby
12 4 (0.58%) Korn
12 4 (0.58%) PHP
13 3 (0.44%) C++
13 3 (0.44%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.44%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.15%) REXX
14 1 (0.15%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 75 (10.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (8.30%) MCSE
2 57 (8.30%) Security Cleared
3 55 (8.01%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (6.26%) SC Cleared
5 39 (5.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 32 (4.66%) CCNA
7 24 (3.49%) CCNP
8 23 (3.35%) MCP
9 20 (2.91%) Degree
10 15 (2.18%) MCSA
11 12 (1.75%) MCITP
12 11 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.31%) DV Cleared
13 9 (1.31%) MCTS
14 7 (1.02%) VCP6
15 6 (0.87%) CISSP
16 4 (0.58%) CCIE
16 4 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.58%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.47%) SLA
2 13 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.31%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 7 (1.02%) QA
6 3 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.15%) PMO
8 1 (0.15%) RMADS
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 338 (49.20%) Active Directory
2 191 (27.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (14.26%) Hyper-V
4 49 (7.13%) vSphere
5 47 (6.84%) Virtual Machines
6 45 (6.55%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (5.53%) XenApp
8 20 (2.91%) XenDesktop
9 14 (2.04%) VMware Server
10 11 (1.60%) Docker
10 11 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (1.31%) DFS Replication
11 9 (1.31%) vCloud
12 8 (1.16%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.87%) KVM
13 6 (0.87%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.73%) Firmware
15 4 (0.58%) iptables
16 3 (0.44%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 96 (13.97%) SCCM
2 35 (5.09%) SCOM
3 31 (4.51%) Puppet
4 26 (3.78%) Ansible
4 26 (3.78%) WSUS
5 21 (3.06%) vCenter Server
6 19 (2.77%) Backup Exec
7 16 (2.33%) NetBackup
7 16 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
8 14 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
10 10 (1.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 10 (1.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 9 (1.31%) AirWatch
11 9 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (1.16%) Terraform
12 8 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (1.02%) PowerCLI
13 7 (1.02%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 377 (54.88%) VMware
2 236 (34.35%) Microsoft
3 144 (20.96%) Cisco
4 98 (14.26%) Citrix
5 77 (11.21%) HP
6 52 (7.57%) Red Hat
7 44 (6.40%) NetApp
8 43 (6.26%) Symantec
9 37 (5.39%) Veeam
10 35 (5.09%) Oracle
11 34 (4.95%) IBM
12 32 (4.66%) EMC
13 31 (4.51%) Dell
14 26 (3.78%) CheckPoint
15 24 (3.49%) SolarWinds
16 20 (2.91%) Sophos
17 19 (2.77%) Cloudera
18 18 (2.62%) Juniper
19 16 (2.33%) McAfee
20 15 (2.18%) F5
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