Period
to 20 August 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 August 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 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 282 238 227
Rank change year-on-year -44 -11 +49
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 874 1180 1195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 1.09% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.15% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 812 749
UK median daily rate £365 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +3.70% +5.47%
10th Percentile £215 £213 £206
90th Percentile £525 £493 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +3.85% - +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 75
UK median hourly rate £23.69 £23.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.89% -22.50% +17.65%
10th Percentile £12.24 £16.25 £18.85
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.69 £23.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +0.81% -16.07% +9.80%

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 90733 102986 106909
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.88% 94.94% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58936 67144 66808
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2779 3115 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +6.35% +5.09%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.38 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.64% +2.91%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -41 798 £375 +7.14% 160
UK excluding London -19 528 £338 +3.85% 119
London -35 337 £400 - 53
South East -14 184 £400 +23.08% 39
Midlands +28 97 £300 -8.40% 12
North of England -44 66 £350 +7.69% 44
East of England -50 60 £375 +20.97% 4
South West -9 56 £289 +12.14% 9
East Midlands +6 49 £300 -2.04% 5
West Midlands +18 46 £325 -9.41% 7
Scotland +12 37 £315 -19.75% 8
North West +6 30 £275 -15.38% 29
Wales +25 28 £310 -11.43% 4
Yorkshire -42 21 £348 +8.34% 12
North East +45 15 £422 +33.81% 3
Northern Ireland - 3 £250 -

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 538 (61.56%) Windows
2 438 (50.11%) VMware
3 383 (43.82%) Active Directory
4 361 (41.30%) Windows Server
5 291 (33.30%) Microsoft
6 229 (26.20%) Linux
7 227 (25.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 212 (24.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 169 (19.34%) PowerShell
10 168 (19.22%) Cisco
11 164 (18.76%) Office 365
12 149 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
13 145 (16.59%) MS Exchange
14 140 (16.02%) ITIL
14 140 (16.02%) Citrix
15 139 (15.90%) SAN
15 139 (15.90%) Microsoft Azure
16 137 (15.68%) DNS
17 136 (15.56%) Firewall
18 129 (14.76%) Data Centre
19 123 (14.07%) SCCM
20 121 (13.84%) Hyper-V
21 108 (12.36%) LAN
22 105 (12.01%) Finance
23 104 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
24 100 (11.44%) Migration
24 100 (11.44%) WAN
25 95 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
26 92 (10.53%) SQL Server
27 91 (10.41%) DHCP

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
1 145 (16.59%) MS Exchange
2 84 (9.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 49 (5.61%) Skype for Business
5 39 (4.46%) IIS
6 35 (4.00%) SharePoint
7 26 (2.97%) Apache Spark
8 18 (2.06%) Apache
8 18 (2.06%) OpenStack
9 13 (1.49%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.37%) WebLogic
11 11 (1.26%) WebSphere
12 9 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (1.03%) JBoss
13 8 (0.92%) Confluence
14 6 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.34%) CMS
16 3 (0.34%) nginx
16 3 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 40 (4.58%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.23%) HipChat
4 2 (0.23%) Windchill
5 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 164 (18.76%) Office 365
2 139 (15.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (3.78%) IaaS
5 17 (1.95%) SaaS
6 15 (1.72%) PaaS
7 13 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (1.03%) Amazon S3
9 9 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
9 9 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.57%) GitHub
11 5 (0.57%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.23%) HP Helion
13 2 (0.23%) Yammer
14 1 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
14 1 (0.11%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 139 (15.90%) SAN
2 137 (15.68%) DNS
3 136 (15.56%) Firewall
4 108 (12.36%) LAN
5 100 (11.44%) WAN
6 91 (10.41%) DHCP
7 72 (8.24%) TCP/IP
8 57 (6.52%) VPN
9 44 (5.03%) NAS
10 35 (4.00%) Skype
11 29 (3.32%) MPLS
12 28 (3.20%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (3.20%) SSL
13 23 (2.63%) Kerberos
13 23 (2.63%) Wireless
14 22 (2.52%) Internet
15 21 (2.40%) HTTP
16 20 (2.29%) Cisco Nexus
16 20 (2.29%) VLAN
17 19 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.09%) Hadoop
3 22 (2.52%) MySQL
4 21 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
5 20 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (2.17%) Apache Hive
6 19 (2.17%) Impala
6 19 (2.17%) MongoDB
6 19 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (1.03%) Big Data
8 9 (1.03%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (0.69%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.69%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
11 5 (0.57%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.46%) Redis
Development Applications
1 42 (4.81%) Git (software)
2 30 (3.43%) Jenkins
3 12 (1.37%) JIRA
4 9 (1.03%) Vagrant
5 7 (0.80%) Hudson
6 4 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.46%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.46%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (0.23%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.23%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.23%) GoCD
7 2 (0.23%) JUnit
7 2 (0.23%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.23%) MSI
7 2 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.23%) Selenium
7 2 (0.23%) Subversion
7 2 (0.23%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 105 (12.01%) Finance
2 32 (3.66%) Banking
3 21 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 17 (1.95%) Manufacturing
5 16 (1.83%) Retail
6 12 (1.37%) Law
7 7 (0.80%) Electronics
7 7 (0.80%) Marketing
8 6 (0.69%) Back Office
8 6 (0.69%) Legal
9 5 (0.57%) Publishing
10 4 (0.46%) Front Office
10 4 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.34%) Advertising
11 3 (0.34%) Games
11 3 (0.34%) Military
12 2 (0.23%) Billing
12 2 (0.23%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.23%) Local Government
12 2 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.06%) .NET
2 17 (1.95%) Web Services
3 13 (1.49%) Middleware
4 11 (1.26%) Elastic Stack
5 10 (1.14%) REST
6 5 (0.57%) LAMP
7 4 (0.46%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.46%) Kafka
7 4 (0.46%) SailPoint
7 4 (0.46%) SAML
7 4 (0.46%) WAP
8 3 (0.34%) Django
8 3 (0.34%) Flask
8 3 (0.34%) J2EE
8 3 (0.34%) RESTful
8 3 (0.34%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.23%) JSON
9 2 (0.23%) LAPP Stack
9 2 (0.23%) Node.js
10 1 (0.11%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 129 (14.76%) Data Centre
2 34 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 23 (2.63%) Clustering
5 17 (1.95%) Replication
6 16 (1.83%) PKI
7 15 (1.72%) EMC VNX
8 12 (1.37%) Private Cloud
9 10 (1.14%) Blackberry
10 9 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
11 8 (0.92%) Fat Client
11 8 (0.92%) NHS
11 8 (0.92%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.80%) Hedge funds
12 7 (0.80%) HP Storage
13 6 (0.69%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 4 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.46%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 538 (61.56%) Windows
2 361 (41.30%) Windows Server
3 229 (26.20%) Linux
4 227 (25.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 149 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 80 (9.15%) Windows 10
7 63 (7.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 62 (7.09%) Windows 7
9 51 (5.84%) Unix
10 48 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (2.86%) Ubuntu
12 20 (2.29%) Windows 8
13 18 (2.06%) CentOS
14 12 (1.37%) Solaris
15 11 (1.26%) Android
16 7 (0.80%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.57%) AIX
17 5 (0.57%) SUSE
18 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.34%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (16.02%) ITIL
2 100 (11.44%) Migration
3 69 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (7.89%) Configuration Management
4 63 (7.21%) DevOps
5 43 (4.92%) Service Management
6 35 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 34 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (3.66%) Patch Management
9 28 (3.20%) Load Balancing
9 28 (3.20%) Time Management
10 23 (2.63%) Scrum
11 22 (2.52%) Change Management
11 22 (2.52%) High Availability
11 22 (2.52%) ITIL V3
11 22 (2.52%) Problem Management
12 21 (2.40%) Open Source
13 20 (2.29%) Capacity Planning
13 20 (2.29%) Project Management
13 20 (2.29%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 169 (19.34%) PowerShell
2 86 (9.84%) SQL
3 56 (6.41%) Python
4 28 (3.20%) Perl
5 22 (2.52%) Bash Shell
6 21 (2.40%) VBScript
7 19 (2.17%) C
8 18 (2.06%) R
9 16 (1.83%) Java
10 13 (1.49%) C#
10 13 (1.49%) VB
11 7 (0.80%) Ruby
12 6 (0.69%) Korn
12 6 (0.69%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.69%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.46%) PHP
13 4 (0.46%) REXX
13 4 (0.46%) Tcl
14 3 (0.34%) Go
15 2 (0.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 95 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (8.58%) Security Cleared
3 71 (8.12%) MCSE
4 65 (7.44%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (6.29%) SC Cleared
6 45 (5.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 35 (4.00%) CCNA
8 30 (3.43%) CCNP
9 29 (3.32%) MCP
10 26 (2.97%) Degree
11 24 (2.75%) MCSA
12 16 (1.83%) DV Cleared
13 15 (1.72%) MCITP
14 11 (1.26%) AWS Certification
15 10 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.92%) VCP6
17 7 (0.80%) CISSP
17 7 (0.80%) MCTS
18 5 (0.57%) CCIE
18 5 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.95%) SLA
2 14 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 6 (0.69%) QA
5 4 (0.46%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) PMO
7 1 (0.11%) RMADS
System Software
1 383 (43.82%) Active Directory
2 212 (24.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (13.84%) Hyper-V
4 70 (8.01%) vSphere
5 60 (6.86%) XenApp
6 48 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (3.66%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (2.75%) XenDesktop
9 20 (2.29%) Docker
10 19 (2.17%) vCloud
11 16 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (1.37%) DFS Replication
12 12 (1.37%) VMware Server
13 9 (1.03%) NFS
13 9 (1.03%) XenServer
14 8 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
15 7 (0.80%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.80%) VMware NSX
16 5 (0.57%) BitLocker
16 5 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 123 (14.07%) SCCM
2 62 (7.09%) Puppet
3 50 (5.72%) Ansible
3 50 (5.72%) SCOM
4 37 (4.23%) Terraform
5 28 (3.20%) vCenter Server
6 27 (3.09%) WSUS
7 24 (2.75%) NetBackup
8 23 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
9 19 (2.17%) Backup Exec
10 17 (1.95%) PowerCLI
11 16 (1.83%) AirWatch
12 15 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
12 15 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 9 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 8 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
15 8 (0.92%) vRealize
16 6 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
16 6 (0.69%) yum
Vendors
1 438 (50.11%) VMware
2 291 (33.30%) Microsoft
3 168 (19.22%) Cisco
4 140 (16.02%) Citrix
5 90 (10.30%) HP
6 63 (7.21%) NetApp
7 57 (6.52%) EMC
8 55 (6.29%) Red Hat
9 46 (5.26%) Symantec
10 40 (4.58%) Dell
11 35 (4.00%) Veeam
12 34 (3.89%) Oracle
13 32 (3.66%) CheckPoint
14 28 (3.20%) Juniper
15 25 (2.86%) IBM
16 22 (2.52%) Cloudera
17 21 (2.40%) CommVault
18 20 (2.29%) F5
19 18 (2.06%) SolarWinds
19 18 (2.06%) Sophos