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The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 19 August 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
England > North East
6 months to
19 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 37 42 34
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8 +44
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 29 15 9
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North East 5.04% 2.54% 3.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.24% 2.63% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 11 4
10th Percentile £372 £400 £249
25th Percentile £450 £481 £322
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £550 £375
Median % change year-on-year -6.82% +46.67% +25.00%
75th Percentile £550 - £400
90th Percentile £578 - £423
England median daily rate £463 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £42.50
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
75th Percentile - - £47.50
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £45.48 £43.19 £37.59
% change year-on-year +5.30% +14.90% -15.99%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 553 571 276
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 96.62% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 374 188
10th Percentile £213 £167 £239
25th Percentile £413 £326 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.42% +5.56% +9.09%
75th Percentile £600 £563 £540
90th Percentile £700 £625 £729
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 49 18
10th Percentile £11.77 £10.40 £10.97
25th Percentile £13.50 £12.25 £12.79
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +13.33% -14.29% +11.46%
75th Percentile £23.75 £17.00 £46.56
90th Percentile £44.55 £20.60 £60.53
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +28.21% -7.14% +10.53%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the North East

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the North East.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the North East

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the North East over the 6 months to 19 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the North East

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the North East.

Hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the North East

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 19 August 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
Tyne and Wear +6 27 £513 -6.82% 7
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 North East region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (96.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (55.17%) SC Cleared
2 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
3 15 (51.72%) Project Delivery
4 13 (44.83%) Azure
5 12 (41.38%) LAN
5 12 (41.38%) WAN
6 10 (34.48%) AWS
6 10 (34.48%) Public Sector
7 9 (31.03%) Cisco
7 9 (31.03%) CCNP
7 9 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (31.03%) Firewall
8 8 (27.59%) Network Security
8 8 (27.59%) Load Balancing
8 8 (27.59%) CCDP
8 8 (27.59%) VPN
8 8 (27.59%) Meraki
8 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
8 8 (27.59%) SD-WAN
9 7 (24.14%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 7 (24.14%) Mentoring
9 7 (24.14%) Coaching
9 7 (24.14%) Palo Alto
9 7 (24.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (24.14%) F5
9 7 (24.14%) Linux
9 7 (24.14%) Project Management
9 7 (24.14%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (24.14%) VMware

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 1 (3.45%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Cloud Services
1 13 (44.83%) Azure
2 10 (34.48%) AWS
3 6 (20.69%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (6.90%) Azure AKS
4 2 (6.90%) Azure DevOps
4 2 (6.90%) IaaS
4 2 (6.90%) PaaS
4 2 (6.90%) SaaS
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (3.45%) Azure Logic Apps
5 1 (3.45%) Nutanix
5 1 (3.45%) Power Platform
5 1 (3.45%) PowerApps
5 1 (3.45%) Serverless
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) LAN
1 12 (41.38%) WAN
2 9 (31.03%) Firewall
3 8 (27.59%) Network Security
3 8 (27.59%) SD-WAN
3 8 (27.59%) VPN
4 7 (24.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (24.14%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (20.69%) BGP
5 6 (20.69%) Cisco Firepower
5 6 (20.69%) NGFW
5 6 (20.69%) OSPF
5 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
6 5 (17.24%) DHCP
6 5 (17.24%) DNS
7 2 (6.90%) BIG-IP
8 1 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.45%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) GitLab
2 2 (6.90%) SonarQube
3 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
3 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (34.48%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) NHS
2 3 (10.34%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.90%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (3.45%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 6 (20.69%) Windows
3 5 (17.24%) AIX
3 5 (17.24%) Unix
4 4 (13.79%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (96.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (51.72%) Project Delivery
3 8 (27.59%) Load Balancing
4 7 (24.14%) Coaching
4 7 (24.14%) Mentoring
4 7 (24.14%) Project Management
4 7 (24.14%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 6 (20.69%) Network Segmentation
6 5 (17.24%) Migration
6 5 (17.24%) Operational Stability
7 4 (13.79%) DevOps
7 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure as Code
7 4 (13.79%) ITSM
7 4 (13.79%) Server Management
7 4 (13.79%) Service Management
8 3 (10.34%) Change Control
8 3 (10.34%) CI/CD
8 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
9 2 (6.90%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
2 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.90%) Python
3 2 (6.90%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) Bash
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) Perl
4 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) SC Cleared
1 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 9 (31.03%) CCNP
2 9 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (27.59%) CCDP
4 6 (20.69%) CCIE
5 3 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.45%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.90%) Docker
3 2 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Ansible
2 3 (10.34%) Kubernetes
2 3 (10.34%) Terraform
3 2 (6.90%) Prometheus
4 1 (3.45%) Data Guard
4 1 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Grafana
4 1 (3.45%) Istio
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (3.45%) Packer
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Cisco
2 8 (27.59%) Meraki
3 7 (24.14%) F5
3 7 (24.14%) Palo Alto
3 7 (24.14%) VMware
4 5 (17.24%) Oracle
5 4 (13.79%) IBM
5 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
5 4 (13.79%) ServiceNow
6 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.45%) HP