The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 285 243 247
Rank change year-on-year -42 +4  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 372 547 489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 1.02% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.07% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 355 283
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £237 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £464 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £339 £325
% change year-on-year -5.53% +4.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 38
Median hourly rate £42.50 £23.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.85% -6.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.20 £16.59 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.80 £36.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +81.91% -6.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 March 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
England -32 349 £350 - 137
London +16 165 £400 +6.66% 49
South East -52 74 £350 +4.47% 28
East Midlands +9 28 £300 -4.00% 9
Hampshire -24 26 £456 +34.19% 5
City of London -5 25 £326 -23.41% 11
South West -24 24 £288 +12.74% 8
East of England -11 16 £330 +18.91% 7
North West +19 15 £275 -26.66% 11
Yorkshire +16 15 £375 +7.14% 16
Berkshire +12 14 £350 -17.64% 7
Wales +10 12 £475 +41.79% 4
West Yorkshire +18 11 £425 +13.33% 12
Bristol -6 11 £325 +33.33% 5
Leeds +8 9 £425 +11.47% 9
Oxfordshire 0 9 £299 +19.50% 4
Surrey -18 9 £175 -48.14% 7
West Midlands -24 9 £313 -15.54% 8
Manchester +20 8 £275 -26.66% 7
Northamptonshire +3 8 £290 +13.17%
Cambridgeshire +6 7 £195 -57.83% 2
Fareham -2 7 £475 +22.58% 1
Derbyshire -5 7 £300 -26.82% 1
South Wales +13 6 £375 +15.38% 2
Wiltshire 0 6 £238 -30.40%
Leicestershire 0 6 £300 +71.42% 1
Bracknell -4 6 £350 -22.22%
Cheshire +30 5 £263 -6.25% 4
Southampton +3 5 £450 +15.38% 1
Scotland +1 5 £325 -18.75% 5

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 541 (61.55%) Windows
2 476 (54.15%) VMware
3 402 (45.73%) Active Directory
4 348 (39.59%) Windows Server
5 265 (30.15%) Microsoft
6 255 (29.01%) VMware Infrastructure
7 209 (23.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 207 (23.55%) Linux
9 198 (22.53%) Cisco
10 179 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 177 (20.14%) Firewall
12 153 (17.41%) DNS
12 153 (17.41%) Citrix
13 152 (17.29%) SAN
14 147 (16.72%) PowerShell
15 142 (16.15%) ITIL
16 126 (14.33%) Microsoft Azure
17 125 (14.22%) Hyper-V
17 125 (14.22%) MS Exchange
18 119 (13.54%) Data Centre
19 116 (13.20%) HP
20 114 (12.97%) LAN
20 114 (12.97%) SQL Server
21 106 (12.06%) WAN
22 105 (11.95%) Office 365
23 104 (11.83%) Security Cleared
24 102 (11.60%) SCCM
25 101 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
26 100 (11.38%) Finance
27 96 (10.92%) SQL

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 125 (14.22%) MS Exchange
2 73 (8.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (5.80%) Skype for Business
4 48 (5.46%) IIS
5 44 (5.01%) SharePoint
6 36 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 21 (2.39%) Apache
7 21 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2007
8 16 (1.82%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.37%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.25%) Confluence
10 11 (1.25%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.91%) JBoss
12 7 (0.80%) PowerExchange
13 5 (0.57%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.46%) GroupWise
15 3 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.34%) nginx
Applications
1 91 (10.35%) MS Excel
2 39 (4.44%) MS Office
3 5 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.34%) MS Project
5 3 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 11 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 126 (14.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (11.95%) Office 365
3 101 (11.49%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (4.21%) IaaS
5 27 (3.07%) SaaS
6 21 (2.39%) AWS CloudFormation
7 20 (2.28%) PaaS
8 11 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (0.91%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.68%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (0.68%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.68%) G Suite
10 6 (0.68%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.23%) GitHub
13 2 (0.23%) IBM PureFlex
13 2 (0.23%) Mailgun
Communications & Networking
1 177 (20.14%) Firewall
2 153 (17.41%) DNS
3 152 (17.29%) SAN
4 114 (12.97%) LAN
5 106 (12.06%) WAN
6 90 (10.24%) DHCP
7 74 (8.42%) TCP/IP
8 60 (6.83%) VPN
9 38 (4.32%) Cisco ASA
9 38 (4.32%) NAS
9 38 (4.32%) Wireless
10 33 (3.75%) VLAN
11 28 (3.19%) Internet
12 26 (2.96%) Network Security
13 25 (2.84%) Cisco Nexus
13 25 (2.84%) VoIP
14 23 (2.62%) MPLS
14 23 (2.62%) Skype
15 21 (2.39%) SSL
16 18 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (12.97%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (1.93%) MySQL
4 12 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (1.14%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.91%) Big Data
6 8 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (0.80%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.80%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.68%) DB2
8 6 (0.68%) PowerCenter
8 6 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.34%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.34%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.23%) HBase
11 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (1.59%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.37%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.14%) JIRA
4 8 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.91%) Vagrant
5 5 (0.57%) GitLab
5 5 (0.57%) Subversion
6 4 (0.46%) Log4j
7 3 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.23%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.23%) CA Gen
8 2 (0.23%) CruiseControl
8 2 (0.23%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.11%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.11%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.11%) Metasploit
9 1 (0.11%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 100 (11.38%) Finance
2 37 (4.21%) Banking
3 36 (4.10%) Retail
4 18 (2.05%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.02%) Law
6 9 (1.02%) Legal
7 8 (0.91%) Advertising
7 8 (0.91%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.68%) Marketing
9 4 (0.46%) Publishing
10 3 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.34%) Games
11 2 (0.23%) Back Office
11 2 (0.23%) Billing
11 2 (0.23%) Electronics
11 2 (0.23%) Local Government
11 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.11%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (5.35%) Web Services
2 16 (1.82%) Middleware
3 14 (1.59%) .NET
4 9 (1.02%) REST
5 7 (0.80%) LAMP
5 7 (0.80%) XML
6 6 (0.68%) LAPP Stack
6 6 (0.68%) SOAP
7 5 (0.57%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.46%) ADO
8 4 (0.46%) JAX-RPC
8 4 (0.46%) WSDL
8 4 (0.46%) XSL
8 4 (0.46%) XSLT
9 3 (0.34%) HTML
9 3 (0.34%) WAP
10 2 (0.23%) Classic ASP
10 2 (0.23%) LEMP Stack
10 2 (0.23%) Sensu
10 2 (0.23%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 119 (13.54%) Data Centre
2 46 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.53%) Clustering
4 26 (2.96%) Replication
5 25 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 20 (2.28%) PKI
7 16 (1.82%) Computer Science
8 13 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (1.37%) EMC VNX
9 12 (1.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 10 (1.14%) EMC VMAX
11 9 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.02%) NHS
12 7 (0.80%) Private Cloud
12 7 (0.80%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.68%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.68%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.57%) Blackberry
15 4 (0.46%) EPoS
15 4 (0.46%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 541 (61.55%) Windows
2 348 (39.59%) Windows Server
3 209 (23.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 207 (23.55%) Linux
5 179 (20.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 80 (9.10%) Windows 7
6 80 (9.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 64 (7.28%) Unix
8 48 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 40 (4.55%) Windows 10
10 29 (3.30%) Solaris
11 26 (2.96%) Windows 8
12 24 (2.73%) AIX
13 18 (2.05%) Oracle Linux
14 16 (1.82%) CentOS
15 15 (1.71%) Android
15 15 (1.71%) SUSE
16 14 (1.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 11 (1.25%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.91%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (16.15%) ITIL
2 79 (8.99%) Migration
3 66 (7.51%) Agile Software Development
4 59 (6.71%) DevOps
5 43 (4.89%) High Availability
6 42 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 42 (4.78%) Problem Management
7 36 (4.10%) Service Management
8 35 (3.98%) Load Balancing
9 34 (3.87%) Change Management
10 33 (3.75%) Configuration Management
11 32 (3.64%) Project Management
12 31 (3.53%) ITIL V3
13 25 (2.84%) Open Source
14 23 (2.62%) Asset Management
15 21 (2.39%) Mobile Device Management
15 21 (2.39%) Service Design
16 20 (2.28%) Infrastructure Monitoring
16 20 (2.28%) Performance Monitoring
16 20 (2.28%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 147 (16.72%) PowerShell
2 96 (10.92%) SQL
3 45 (5.12%) Python
4 37 (4.21%) Bash Shell
5 31 (3.53%) Perl
6 26 (2.96%) Java
7 18 (2.05%) VBScript
8 15 (1.71%) VB
9 14 (1.59%) C#
10 12 (1.37%) C
11 11 (1.25%) Ruby
12 7 (0.80%) JavaScript
13 6 (0.68%) Shell Script
14 5 (0.57%) Korn
15 4 (0.46%) C++
16 1 (0.11%) Bourne shell
16 1 (0.11%) PHP
16 1 (0.11%) REXX
16 1 (0.11%) Tcl
16 1 (0.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 104 (11.83%) Security Cleared
2 82 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (9.33%) SC Cleared
3 70 (7.96%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (7.28%) MCSE
5 49 (5.57%) CCNA
6 34 (3.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 29 (3.30%) CCNP
8 27 (3.07%) Degree
9 22 (2.50%) MCP
10 21 (2.39%) MCSA
11 16 (1.82%) MCITP
12 10 (1.14%) MCTS
13 9 (1.02%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (0.80%) CISSP
15 7 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (0.68%) CCA
16 6 (0.68%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.30%) SLA
2 22 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.68%) QA
6 3 (0.34%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.34%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.23%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.11%) BS7799
8 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.11%) GCP
8 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.11%) PMO
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 402 (45.73%) Active Directory
2 255 (29.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (14.22%) Hyper-V
4 59 (6.71%) XenApp
5 52 (5.92%) vSphere
6 38 (4.32%) VMware ESX
7 35 (3.98%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
9 26 (2.96%) XenDesktop
10 18 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
11 15 (1.71%) Docker
12 13 (1.48%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (1.02%) GPFS
14 8 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.91%) ProxySG
15 7 (0.80%) KVM
16 6 (0.68%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.68%) VMware Server
17 5 (0.57%) Firmware
17 5 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 102 (11.60%) SCCM
2 44 (5.01%) Puppet
3 41 (4.66%) Ansible
4 30 (3.41%) SCOM
5 26 (2.96%) Terraform
5 26 (2.96%) WSUS
6 25 (2.84%) Microsoft Clustering
7 22 (2.50%) Backup Exec
8 19 (2.16%) AirWatch
8 19 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (2.05%) Nagios
9 18 (2.05%) NetBackup
9 18 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
10 15 (1.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 10 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
12 9 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (0.91%) Kibana
13 8 (0.91%) PowerCLI
14 7 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
14 7 (0.80%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 476 (54.15%) VMware
2 265 (30.15%) Microsoft
3 198 (22.53%) Cisco
4 153 (17.41%) Citrix
5 116 (13.20%) HP
6 79 (8.99%) Red Hat
7 50 (5.69%) EMC
7 50 (5.69%) NetApp
8 46 (5.23%) Symantec
9 44 (5.01%) Dell
10 40 (4.55%) IBM
11 39 (4.44%) Oracle
12 36 (4.10%) CheckPoint
13 31 (3.53%) Veeam
14 28 (3.19%) SolarWinds
15 26 (2.96%) Juniper
16 20 (2.28%) F5
17 18 (2.05%) 3PAR
17 18 (2.05%) Avaya
17 18 (2.05%) Palo Alto
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Rate: £350 per day
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