Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Windows Infrastructure Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 January 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.

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 758 730 733
Rank change year-on-year -28 +3 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Infrastructure Engineer 71 96 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.077% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 64 58
England median daily rate £325 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £238 £217 £217
90th Percentile £463 £475 £438
UK median daily rate £325 £347 £325
% change year-on-year -6.34% +6.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
England median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -28.57% +40.00%
10th Percentile £26.25 £19.65 £22.78
90th Percentile £28.75 £36.37 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -28.57% +40.00%

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 87,421 85,327 94,319
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.78% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,646 56,201 61,003
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,544 2,910 3,601
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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 6 months to 19 January 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 -41 34 £380 -1.94% 17
North of England +33 9 £338 +3.85% 6
South East -39 9 £363 +3.57% 3
East of England -5 8 £331 +15.22% 4
South West +10 6 £276 -35.00% 2
North West +1 5 £388 +29.17% 3
Yorkshire +13 4 £275 -22.54% 3
Midlands +6 3 £303 -13.57% 2
East Midlands +2 2 £280 -
West Midlands +5 1 £325 -7.14% 2
Windows Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (74.65%) Windows Server
3 51 (71.83%) VMware
4 41 (57.75%) Active Directory
5 36 (50.70%) Microsoft
6 30 (42.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (39.44%) Citrix
8 23 (32.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (29.58%) PowerShell
9 21 (29.58%) Office 365
9 21 (29.58%) Finance
10 20 (28.17%) Cisco
11 19 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (22.54%) ITIL
12 16 (22.54%) Firewall
13 15 (21.13%) HP
13 15 (21.13%) SCCM
14 14 (19.72%) Microsoft Azure
14 14 (19.72%) MS Exchange
15 13 (18.31%) DNS
15 13 (18.31%) XenApp
16 12 (16.90%) vSphere
16 12 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (16.90%) VoIP
16 12 (16.90%) Linux
16 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (15.49%) Dell
17 11 (15.49%) LAN
17 11 (15.49%) WAN
17 11 (15.49%) 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 14 (19.72%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (8.45%) Skype for Business
5 4 (5.63%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.82%) IIS
6 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.58%) Office 365
2 14 (19.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (11.27%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (9.86%) IaaS
5 2 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.82%) G Suite
5 2 (2.82%) PaaS
5 2 (2.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.54%) Firewall
2 13 (18.31%) DNS
3 12 (16.90%) VoIP
4 11 (15.49%) DHCP
4 11 (15.49%) LAN
4 11 (15.49%) WAN
5 10 (14.08%) SAN
6 6 (8.45%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (8.45%) PBX
6 6 (8.45%) Skype
7 4 (5.63%) VPN
8 2 (2.82%) Internet
9 1 (1.41%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.41%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.41%) NAS
9 1 (1.41%) Network Security
9 1 (1.41%) SMS
9 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.41%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (29.58%) Finance
2 10 (14.08%) Banking
3 6 (8.45%) Legal
3 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Back Office
4 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.41%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Management Information System
2 8 (11.27%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.27%) Replication
3 6 (8.45%) EMC VNX
3 6 (8.45%) Virtual Team
4 5 (7.04%) Clustering
5 2 (2.82%) EPoS
6 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 71 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (74.65%) Windows Server
3 30 (42.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (32.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (16.90%) Linux
6 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (8.45%) Windows 10
8 5 (7.04%) CentOS
8 5 (7.04%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.82%) Unix
10 1 (1.41%) Android
10 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.54%) ITIL
2 9 (12.68%) Incident Management
2 9 (12.68%) Migration
2 9 (12.68%) Problem Management
3 8 (11.27%) Infrastructure Management
4 6 (8.45%) Configuration Management
4 6 (8.45%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (8.45%) Service Management
5 5 (7.04%) Open Source
5 5 (7.04%) Patch Management
6 4 (5.63%) DevOps
6 4 (5.63%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.23%) Application Packaging
7 3 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.23%) Change Management
7 3 (4.23%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.82%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.58%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.04%) Bash Shell
2 5 (7.04%) SQL
3 1 (1.41%) C
3 1 (1.41%) C#
3 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (14.08%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (12.68%) CCNA
4 8 (11.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (8.45%) MCTS
6 5 (7.04%) MCSA
7 3 (4.23%) MCSE
7 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.82%) CCNP
8 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.41%) CCDP
9 1 (1.41%) CCIE
9 1 (1.41%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (1.41%) CISM
9 1 (1.41%) Degree
9 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.41%) VCAP
9 1 (1.41%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) GDPR
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (57.75%) Active Directory
2 19 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (18.31%) XenApp
4 12 (16.90%) vSphere
5 11 (15.49%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (14.08%) Hyper-V
7 4 (5.63%) Samba
7 4 (5.63%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (4.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (4.23%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.82%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.41%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.41%) vCloud
10 1 (1.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) SCCM
2 6 (8.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.63%) vCenter Server
3 4 (5.63%) WMI
4 3 (4.23%) NetBackup
4 3 (4.23%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.41%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.41%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.41%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.41%) Puppet
5 1 (1.41%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.41%) Terraform
5 1 (1.41%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.41%) vRealize
5 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (71.83%) VMware
2 36 (50.70%) Microsoft
3 28 (39.44%) Citrix
4 20 (28.17%) Cisco
5 15 (21.13%) HP
6 11 (15.49%) Dell
7 8 (11.27%) Juniper
7 8 (11.27%) Symantec
8 7 (9.86%) Altiris
8 7 (9.86%) NetApp
9 6 (8.45%) EMC
9 6 (8.45%) Red Hat
10 5 (7.04%) SolarWinds
11 4 (5.63%) Fortinet
11 4 (5.63%) Mitel
11 4 (5.63%) Oracle
11 4 (5.63%) Splunk
12 3 (4.23%) Forcepoint
13 2 (2.82%) Google
13 2 (2.82%) McAfee