Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 245 235 248
Rank change year-on-year -10 +13 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1051 1143 1117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 1.10% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.16% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 815 697
UK median daily rate £360 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.69% +7.41% +3.85%
10th Percentile £214 £225 £213
90th Percentile £575 £529 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £320
% change year-on-year -5.71% +9.38% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 47
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.38% -7.14% +30.84%
10th Percentile £12.24 £19.99 £20.05
90th Percentile £43.25 £47.67 £50.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £28.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year -25.00% -17.04% +26.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 16 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
England -28 936 £350 -3.78% 162
UK excluding London +3 642 £330 -5.71% 100
London -40 395 £400 - 70
South East +14 202 £375 +7.14% 25
Midlands +57 100 £325 - 17
North of England -25 96 £350 - 21
East of England -47 81 £320 +3.23% 15
Scotland +4 71 £475 +21.02% 6
South West +5 62 £265 -24.29% 14
West Midlands +38 52 £325 -6.14% 7
East Midlands +25 47 £325 +4.00% 10
North West -3 40 £400 +23.08% 11
Yorkshire -18 39 £313 -0.64% 7
Wales +31 31 £310 +37.78% 1
North East +25 20 £450 -3.85% 3
Northern Ireland - 2 £250 - 1

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 655 (62.32%) Windows
2 534 (50.81%) VMware
3 442 (42.06%) Active Directory
4 428 (40.72%) Windows Server
5 376 (35.78%) Microsoft
6 285 (27.12%) Linux
7 254 (24.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 244 (23.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 225 (21.41%) Office 365
10 216 (20.55%) Microsoft Azure
11 212 (20.17%) Cisco
12 194 (18.46%) PowerShell
13 188 (17.89%) Citrix
14 182 (17.32%) Firewall
15 170 (16.18%) SAN
15 170 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
16 168 (15.98%) ITIL
17 158 (15.03%) Amazon AWS
18 152 (14.46%) Hyper-V
19 148 (14.08%) MS Exchange
20 144 (13.70%) SCCM
21 139 (13.23%) DNS
22 137 (13.04%) Data Centre
23 135 (12.84%) Finance
24 128 (12.18%) Migration
25 112 (10.66%) SQL Server
26 111 (10.56%) HP
27 109 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
27 109 (10.37%) vSphere
28 107 (10.18%) Security Cleared

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
1 148 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 80 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 61 (5.80%) Skype for Business
4 55 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 45 (4.28%) SharePoint
6 40 (3.81%) IIS
7 21 (2.00%) OpenStack
8 18 (1.71%) Apache Spark
9 15 (1.43%) Apache
10 14 (1.33%) Tomcat
11 12 (1.14%) JBoss
12 7 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.57%) Confluence
13 6 (0.57%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 5 (0.48%) nginx
15 4 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 47 (4.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.19%) HipChat
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.19%) Windchill
4 1 (0.095%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.095%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 225 (21.41%) Office 365
2 216 (20.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 158 (15.03%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (3.14%) IaaS
5 24 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (2.19%) PaaS
7 20 (1.90%) SaaS
8 14 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 12 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
9 12 (1.14%) Amazon S3
10 11 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.57%) Akamai
11 6 (0.57%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.29%) GitHub
12 3 (0.29%) HP Helion
13 2 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.19%) G Suite
13 2 (0.19%) Serverless
13 2 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 182 (17.32%) Firewall
2 170 (16.18%) SAN
3 139 (13.23%) DNS
4 100 (9.51%) LAN
5 98 (9.32%) DHCP
5 98 (9.32%) WAN
6 81 (7.71%) TCP/IP
7 73 (6.95%) VPN
8 48 (4.57%) Skype
9 46 (4.38%) VoIP
10 43 (4.09%) NAS
11 39 (3.71%) SSL
12 28 (2.66%) Cisco ASA
13 25 (2.38%) Internet
13 25 (2.38%) MPLS
14 23 (2.19%) HTTP
15 20 (1.90%) VLAN
16 19 (1.81%) Network Security
17 17 (1.62%) Intrusion Detection
18 16 (1.52%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (10.66%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.57%) MySQL
3 26 (2.47%) MongoDB
4 25 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (2.00%) Hadoop
7 16 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (1.43%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
10 10 (0.95%) Apache Hive
10 10 (0.95%) Impala
11 9 (0.86%) Big Data
12 7 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
15 4 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (0.38%) NoSQL
15 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
16 3 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
16 3 (0.29%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 59 (5.61%) Git (software)
2 36 (3.43%) Jenkins
3 20 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
4 12 (1.14%) Vagrant
5 11 (1.05%) JIRA
6 10 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.67%) Hudson
8 6 (0.57%) Subversion
8 6 (0.57%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.38%) Burp Suite
11 3 (0.29%) Ant
11 3 (0.29%) GoCD
11 3 (0.29%) JUnit
11 3 (0.29%) Selenium
11 3 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.29%) Visual Studio
11 3 (0.29%) Wise Package Studio
12 2 (0.19%) LoadRunner
12 2 (0.19%) MSI
General
1 135 (12.84%) Finance
2 29 (2.76%) Banking
3 22 (2.09%) Telecoms
4 18 (1.71%) Retail
5 10 (0.95%) Law
6 9 (0.86%) Legal
6 9 (0.86%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.67%) Back Office
8 5 (0.48%) Electronics
9 4 (0.38%) Front Office
9 4 (0.38%) Marketing
10 3 (0.29%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.29%) Military
10 3 (0.29%) Publishing
10 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.19%) Local Government
11 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.19%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.095%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.76%) Web Services
2 18 (1.71%) .NET
3 13 (1.24%) REST
4 12 (1.14%) Middleware
5 11 (1.05%) Elastic Stack
6 8 (0.76%) XMPP
7 6 (0.57%) 802.1X
7 6 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (0.57%) WAP
8 5 (0.48%) Kafka
8 5 (0.48%) RESTful
9 4 (0.38%) J2EE
9 4 (0.38%) SAML
10 3 (0.29%) Django
10 3 (0.29%) Flask
10 3 (0.29%) Hibernate
10 3 (0.29%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.29%) Sensu
11 2 (0.19%) LEMP Stack
11 2 (0.19%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 137 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 57 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (5.14%) Management Information System
4 34 (3.24%) PKI
5 22 (2.09%) Clustering
6 21 (2.00%) EMC VNX
6 21 (2.00%) Replication
6 21 (2.00%) Virtual Team
7 19 (1.81%) Private Cloud
8 11 (1.05%) Blackberry
8 11 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (0.95%) NHS
10 9 (0.86%) Computer Science
10 9 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (0.76%) Fat Client
11 8 (0.76%) HP Storage
11 8 (0.76%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.57%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.48%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.48%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 655 (62.32%) Windows
2 428 (40.72%) Windows Server
3 285 (27.12%) Linux
4 244 (23.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 170 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 91 (8.66%) Windows 10
7 86 (8.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 60 (5.71%) Windows 7
9 45 (4.28%) Unix
10 38 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (2.76%) Ubuntu
12 23 (2.19%) CentOS
12 23 (2.19%) Windows 8
13 13 (1.24%) Solaris
14 6 (0.57%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.48%) Android
16 4 (0.38%) Windows XP
17 3 (0.29%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 2 (0.19%) AIX
18 2 (0.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (15.98%) ITIL
2 128 (12.18%) Migration
3 87 (8.28%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (7.71%) Configuration Management
5 80 (7.61%) DevOps
6 52 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (4.28%) Disaster Recovery
8 42 (4.00%) Service Management
9 41 (3.90%) Open Source
10 38 (3.62%) Continuous Delivery
11 35 (3.33%) Project Management
12 34 (3.24%) High Availability
13 33 (3.14%) Problem Management
13 33 (3.14%) Time Management
14 29 (2.76%) Change Management
15 28 (2.66%) Patch Management
16 26 (2.47%) Capacity Planning
17 25 (2.38%) Incident Management
18 24 (2.28%) Asset Management
19 23 (2.19%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 194 (18.46%) PowerShell
2 100 (9.51%) SQL
3 72 (6.85%) Python
4 25 (2.38%) Bash Shell
5 22 (2.09%) Perl
6 21 (2.00%) Java
6 21 (2.00%) Ruby
6 21 (2.00%) VBScript
7 13 (1.24%) Shell Script
8 10 (0.95%) C
9 9 (0.86%) R
10 8 (0.76%) VB
11 6 (0.57%) C#
12 5 (0.48%) Go
12 5 (0.48%) Korn
12 5 (0.48%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.29%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.29%) REXX
13 3 (0.29%) Tcl
14 1 (0.095%) C++
Qualifications
1 109 (10.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 107 (10.18%) Security Cleared
3 79 (7.52%) MCSE
4 76 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
5 73 (6.95%) SC Cleared
6 45 (4.28%) CCNA
7 34 (3.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 32 (3.04%) CCNP
9 31 (2.95%) Degree
10 27 (2.57%) MCSA
11 26 (2.47%) MCP
12 25 (2.38%) DV Cleared
13 16 (1.52%) CISSP
14 15 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (1.24%) AWS Certification
15 13 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (1.14%) MCITP
17 10 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
17 10 (0.95%) CCA
18 9 (0.86%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (1.05%) SLA
3 7 (0.67%) GDPR
4 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.29%) QA
6 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.095%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.095%) RMADS
System Software
1 442 (42.06%) Active Directory
2 254 (24.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 152 (14.46%) Hyper-V
4 109 (10.37%) vSphere
5 72 (6.85%) XenApp
6 65 (6.18%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (2.57%) vCloud
8 26 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
9 24 (2.28%) XenDesktop
10 23 (2.19%) Docker
11 19 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (1.52%) XenServer
13 15 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
14 14 (1.33%) VMware NSX
15 13 (1.24%) NFS
16 11 (1.05%) Terminal Services
17 8 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
18 7 (0.67%) FreeRADIUS
19 5 (0.48%) DFS Replication
19 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 144 (13.70%) SCCM
2 79 (7.52%) Puppet
3 76 (7.23%) Ansible
4 51 (4.85%) Terraform
5 47 (4.47%) SCOM
6 43 (4.09%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (2.66%) WSUS
8 27 (2.57%) NetBackup
9 23 (2.19%) vCenter Server
10 15 (1.43%) AirWatch
11 14 (1.33%) Backup Exec
11 14 (1.33%) PowerCLI
12 13 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
13 12 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
13 12 (1.14%) vRealize
14 9 (0.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 8 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
15 8 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
16 6 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 534 (50.81%) VMware
2 376 (35.78%) Microsoft
3 212 (20.17%) Cisco
4 188 (17.89%) Citrix
5 111 (10.56%) HP
6 76 (7.23%) NetApp
7 68 (6.47%) EMC
8 56 (5.33%) Red Hat
9 47 (4.47%) Dell
10 40 (3.81%) Juniper
11 36 (3.43%) CheckPoint
11 36 (3.43%) Symantec
12 32 (3.04%) CommVault
12 32 (3.04%) Veeam
13 31 (2.95%) Palo Alto
14 28 (2.66%) McAfee
15 25 (2.38%) F5
16 23 (2.19%) Oracle
17 22 (2.09%) IBM
18 21 (2.00%) SaltStack