The median contractor rate for a Windows Infrastructure Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 April 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.

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 543 566 557
Rank change year-on-year +23 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Infrastructure Engineer 40 59 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.092% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 47 36
Median daily rate £375 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £232 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £313
% change year-on-year -20.00% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £26.00

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 41157 48919 48039
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.60% 95.22% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26881 32292 29584
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +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 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1340 1390 1931
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.10 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Infrastructure Engineer in England

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Infrastructure Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Infrastructure Engineer in England

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Infrastructure Engineer in England over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Infrastructure Engineer in England

Windows 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 Windows Infrastructure Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Infrastructure Engineer in England

Windows 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 Windows Infrastructure Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 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 +18 24 £425 +21.42% 4
South East +20 7 £313 -18.83% 2
South West - 6 £325 -
North West +31 2 £175 -54.83%
East of England -7 1 - -
Windows Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, Windows 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 Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (67.05%) Active Directory
3 55 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 49 (55.68%) VMware
5 45 (51.14%) Microsoft
6 38 (43.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (31.82%) PowerShell
9 24 (27.27%) SAN
10 22 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (22.73%) Hyper-V
12 19 (21.59%) DNS
12 19 (21.59%) Citrix
13 18 (20.45%) MS Exchange
13 18 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
14 17 (19.32%) SCCM
14 17 (19.32%) Office 365
14 17 (19.32%) Finance
14 17 (19.32%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (18.18%) Firewall
15 16 (18.18%) Migration
15 16 (18.18%) Windows 7
16 14 (15.91%) Data Centre
16 14 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (15.91%) Windows 10
17 13 (14.77%) MCSE
17 13 (14.77%) SQL
17 13 (14.77%) XenApp
18 11 (12.50%) HP
19 10 (11.36%) DHCP

Windows 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 18 (20.45%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (10.23%) Skype for Business
4 7 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (7.95%) IIS
5 3 (3.41%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.27%) Apache
6 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.27%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (20.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (19.32%) Office 365
3 8 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.27%) IaaS
4 2 (2.27%) SaaS
4 2 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (27.27%) SAN
2 19 (21.59%) DNS
3 16 (18.18%) Firewall
4 10 (11.36%) DHCP
4 10 (11.36%) LAN
5 8 (9.09%) WAN
6 5 (5.68%) iSCSI
6 5 (5.68%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.55%) MPLS
8 3 (3.41%) NAS
8 3 (3.41%) Skype
8 3 (3.41%) VPN
8 3 (3.41%) Wireless
9 2 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.27%) Internet
9 2 (2.27%) VLAN
9 2 (2.27%) WLAN
10 1 (1.14%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (19.32%) Finance
2 10 (11.36%) Banking
3 4 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.14%) Advertising
5 1 (1.14%) Law
5 1 (1.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) .NET
2 2 (2.27%) Web Services
3 1 (1.14%) Middleware
3 1 (1.14%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.68%) Clustering
3 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.41%) PKI
5 2 (2.27%) BYOD
5 2 (2.27%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.14%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.14%) Replication
6 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.14%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.14%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 38 (43.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (19.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (18.18%) Windows 7
7 14 (15.91%) Windows 10
8 9 (10.23%) Linux
9 6 (6.82%) Unix
10 4 (4.55%) Solaris
10 4 (4.55%) Windows 8
11 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.14%) AIX
12 1 (1.14%) CentOS
12 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.18%) Migration
2 7 (7.95%) ITIL
3 5 (5.68%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (5.68%) Incident Management
3 5 (5.68%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (4.55%) Data Migration
4 4 (4.55%) High Availability
5 3 (3.41%) Asset Management
5 3 (3.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (3.41%) Data Modelling
5 3 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.41%) Load Balancing
5 3 (3.41%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.27%) Change Management
6 2 (2.27%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (2.27%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.27%) ITSM
6 2 (2.27%) Project Management
6 2 (2.27%) Service Management
6 2 (2.27%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.82%) PowerShell
2 13 (14.77%) SQL
3 2 (2.27%) C
3 2 (2.27%) Java
3 2 (2.27%) Perl
3 2 (2.27%) VBScript
4 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.14%) C#
4 1 (1.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (14.77%) MCSE
3 5 (5.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.41%) CCNA
5 3 (3.41%) Degree
5 3 (3.41%) MCP
5 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.27%) CCNP
6 2 (2.27%) MCITP
6 2 (2.27%) MCSA
6 2 (2.27%) MCTS
7 1 (1.14%) CCA
7 1 (1.14%) CISSP
7 1 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.14%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.14%) GCIH
7 1 (1.14%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (67.05%) Active Directory
2 22 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (22.73%) Hyper-V
4 13 (14.77%) XenApp
5 8 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (7.95%) vSphere
7 6 (6.82%) VMware ESX
8 4 (4.55%) XenDesktop
9 3 (3.41%) VMware Server
10 2 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.14%) BitLocker
11 1 (1.14%) Firmware
11 1 (1.14%) ProxySG
11 1 (1.14%) vCloud
11 1 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (19.32%) SCCM
2 9 (10.23%) SCOM
3 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (4.55%) SCVMM
3 4 (4.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (4.55%) vCenter Server
4 3 (3.41%) SCOrch
4 3 (3.41%) SCSM
5 2 (2.27%) AppDNA
5 2 (2.27%) EdgeSight
5 2 (2.27%) Puppet
5 2 (2.27%) WSUS
6 1 (1.14%) Ansible
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 49 (55.68%) VMware
2 45 (51.14%) Microsoft
3 19 (21.59%) Citrix
4 11 (12.50%) HP
5 9 (10.23%) Symantec
6 8 (9.09%) Cisco
7 7 (7.95%) EMC
8 6 (6.82%) Oracle
9 4 (4.55%) Dell
9 4 (4.55%) NetApp
10 3 (3.41%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.41%) IBM
10 3 (3.41%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.41%) Veritas
11 2 (2.27%) Intel Security
11 2 (2.27%) Juniper
11 2 (2.27%) Lumension
11 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.27%) Veeam
12 1 (1.14%) Hitachi