Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 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.

Infrastructure Engineer
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 244 247 276
Rank change year-on-year +3 +29 -46
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1,026 941 989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.02% 1.00% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.05% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 643 634
UK median daily rate £375 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +6.62% -2.86%
10th Percentile £227 £223 £225
90th Percentile £588 £525 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 29
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £31.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.26% +3.33% +30.43%
10th Percentile £19.63 £19.70 £16.15
90th Percentile £42.67 £48.23 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.25 £27.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year -11.82% -5.98% +27.17%

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 95,460 89,566 102,600
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,406 58,384 65,671
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,830 3,195 3,744
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 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
England -1 905 £363 - 446
UK excluding London +32 634 £350 - 320
London -31 382 £400 +3.23% 140
South East -17 174 £350 - 69
North of England +16 110 £375 - 93
Midlands +55 99 £350 +21.74% 72
Scotland +13 83 £491 +40.36% 6
South West +21 74 £278 -20.71% 34
East of England -6 67 £315 -3.08% 38
North West +24 61 £375 +18.11% 46
East Midlands +29 51 £325 +18.18% 30
West Midlands +35 47 £368 +27.27% 42
Yorkshire -3 30 £300 -15.49% 40
Wales +8 29 £350 -15.15% 8
North East +17 22 £625 +25.00% 7
Northern Ireland -16 1 - -

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 656 (63.94%) Windows
2 501 (48.83%) VMware
3 430 (41.91%) Active Directory
4 416 (40.55%) Windows Server
5 375 (36.55%) Microsoft
6 300 (29.24%) Linux
7 253 (24.66%) Microsoft Azure
8 249 (24.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 238 (23.20%) Cisco
10 231 (22.51%) Office 365
11 216 (21.05%) PowerShell
12 207 (20.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 185 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
14 183 (17.84%) Windows Server 2008
14 183 (17.84%) Firewall
15 177 (17.25%) Citrix
16 161 (15.69%) ITIL
17 157 (15.30%) SCCM
18 148 (14.42%) DNS
19 145 (14.13%) SAN
20 142 (13.84%) Finance
20 142 (13.84%) Data Centre
21 139 (13.55%) Migration
22 134 (13.06%) Hyper-V
23 130 (12.67%) DevOps
24 113 (11.01%) vSphere
25 108 (10.53%) MS Exchange
26 107 (10.43%) SQL
27 103 (10.04%) HP
28 102 (9.94%) Agile Software Development

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
1 108 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 62 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 54 (5.26%) Skype for Business
4 53 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 47 (4.58%) SharePoint
6 38 (3.70%) IIS
7 21 (2.05%) Apache
8 19 (1.85%) Tomcat
9 17 (1.66%) nginx
10 14 (1.36%) OpenStack
11 9 (0.88%) Confluence
11 9 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.78%) JBoss
13 7 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
13 7 (0.68%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 4 (0.39%) Apache Spark
15 4 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.39%) Drupal
15 4 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.097%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.097%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 253 (24.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 231 (22.51%) Office 365
3 185 (18.03%) Amazon AWS
4 37 (3.61%) IaaS
5 35 (3.41%) PaaS
6 32 (3.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 24 (2.34%) SaaS
8 16 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 16 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (0.78%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.78%) Mimecast
11 7 (0.68%) Akamai
11 7 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.49%) Serverless
14 4 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.29%) G Suite
15 3 (0.29%) GitHub
16 2 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 183 (17.84%) Firewall
2 148 (14.42%) DNS
3 145 (14.13%) SAN
4 101 (9.84%) DHCP
5 92 (8.97%) WAN
6 88 (8.58%) LAN
7 74 (7.21%) TCP/IP
8 66 (6.43%) VPN
9 49 (4.78%) VoIP
10 43 (4.19%) Skype
11 31 (3.02%) Internet
12 27 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
13 25 (2.44%) SSL
14 21 (2.05%) NAS
15 20 (1.95%) IP Telephony
15 20 (1.95%) Unified Communications
15 20 (1.95%) VLAN
16 19 (1.85%) HTTP
16 19 (1.85%) NetScaler
17 18 (1.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (7.99%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.92%) MySQL
3 24 (2.34%) MongoDB
4 23 (2.24%) Relational Database
5 17 (1.66%) Hadoop
6 12 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (0.97%) Big Data
8 6 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.19%) Blockchain
11 2 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.19%) DB2
11 2 (0.19%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.19%) OLAP
11 2 (0.19%) OLTP
11 2 (0.19%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 81 (7.89%) Git (software)
2 52 (5.07%) Jenkins
3 20 (1.95%) Vagrant
4 19 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
5 14 (1.36%) Subversion
6 13 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (0.97%) JIRA
8 9 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.58%) GoCD
10 5 (0.49%) Burp Suite
10 5 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.49%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.39%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.39%) git-flow
12 3 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.29%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.29%) GitLab
12 3 (0.29%) MSI
12 3 (0.29%) Travis CI
13 2 (0.19%) Ant
General
1 142 (13.84%) Finance
2 39 (3.80%) Banking
3 19 (1.85%) Retail
4 17 (1.66%) Telecoms
5 9 (0.88%) Law
5 9 (0.88%) Legal
6 8 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.49%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.39%) Publishing
9 3 (0.29%) Back Office
9 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.19%) French Language
10 2 (0.19%) Marketing
10 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.097%) Automotive
11 1 (0.097%) Billing
11 1 (0.097%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.097%) Games
11 1 (0.097%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.51%) Web Services
2 19 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
3 14 (1.36%) .NET
4 12 (1.17%) LEMP Stack
4 12 (1.17%) Software Packaging
5 11 (1.07%) LDAP
6 10 (0.97%) Middleware
7 9 (0.88%) WAP
8 8 (0.78%) OpenMP
8 8 (0.78%) XMPP
9 6 (0.58%) 802.1X
9 6 (0.58%) FIX Protocol
9 6 (0.58%) LAMP
9 6 (0.58%) Sensu
10 5 (0.49%) Kafka
10 5 (0.49%) REST
11 4 (0.39%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.29%) ISPF
12 3 (0.29%) XML
12 3 (0.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 142 (13.84%) Data Centre
2 59 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 36 (3.51%) PKI
5 33 (3.22%) Virtual Team
6 25 (2.44%) Clustering
7 16 (1.56%) Private Cloud
8 15 (1.46%) Replication
9 13 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (1.17%) EMC VNX
11 10 (0.97%) Computer Science
12 8 (0.78%) Grid Computing
12 8 (0.78%) NHS
13 6 (0.58%) Blackberry
13 6 (0.58%) FMCG
13 6 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.58%) iPhone
13 6 (0.58%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.49%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 656 (63.94%) Windows
2 416 (40.55%) Windows Server
3 300 (29.24%) Linux
4 207 (20.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 183 (17.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 97 (9.45%) Windows 10
7 76 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 75 (7.31%) Windows 7
9 36 (3.51%) Unix
10 31 (3.02%) CentOS
11 28 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (2.05%) Windows 8
13 18 (1.75%) Ubuntu
14 9 (0.88%) Debian
14 9 (0.88%) SUSE
15 8 (0.78%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.68%) Solaris
17 6 (0.58%) Windows XP
18 5 (0.49%) Android
19 4 (0.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (15.69%) ITIL
2 139 (13.55%) Migration
3 130 (12.67%) DevOps
4 102 (9.94%) Agile Software Development
5 82 (7.99%) Configuration Management
6 49 (4.78%) Open Source
7 48 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 41 (4.00%) Change Management
8 41 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
8 41 (4.00%) Problem Management
9 38 (3.70%) Project Management
10 36 (3.51%) High Availability
11 33 (3.22%) Asset Management
12 31 (3.02%) Service Management
13 30 (2.92%) Continuous Delivery
13 30 (2.92%) PRINCE2
14 26 (2.53%) Root Cause Analysis
14 26 (2.53%) Server Building
15 25 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
16 24 (2.34%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 216 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 107 (10.43%) SQL
3 61 (5.95%) Python
4 35 (3.41%) Java
4 35 (3.41%) Ruby
5 34 (3.31%) Bash Shell
6 19 (1.85%) Shell Script
7 16 (1.56%) Perl
8 11 (1.07%) VBScript
9 5 (0.49%) Go
10 4 (0.39%) C
11 3 (0.29%) JCL
11 3 (0.29%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.29%) VB
12 2 (0.19%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.19%) PHP
12 2 (0.19%) XPath
13 1 (0.097%) C#
13 1 (0.097%) C++
13 1 (0.097%) Scala
Qualifications
1 101 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (8.97%) Security Cleared
3 82 (7.99%) Cisco Certification
4 72 (7.02%) MCSE
5 65 (6.34%) SC Cleared
6 50 (4.87%) CCNA
7 41 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 38 (3.70%) CCNP
8 38 (3.70%) Degree
9 24 (2.34%) MCP
10 21 (2.05%) Citrix Certification
11 20 (1.95%) CISSP
12 18 (1.75%) MCSA
13 17 (1.66%) DV Cleared
14 16 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (1.46%) CCA
16 14 (1.36%) CCDP
16 14 (1.36%) Chartered Engineer
16 14 (1.36%) CISM
16 14 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
1 14 (1.36%) SLA
2 8 (0.78%) GDPR
3 6 (0.58%) QA
4 2 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.097%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.097%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 430 (41.91%) Active Directory
2 249 (24.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (13.06%) Hyper-V
4 113 (11.01%) vSphere
5 67 (6.53%) VMware ESXi
6 59 (5.75%) XenApp
7 31 (3.02%) Docker
7 31 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
8 30 (2.92%) XenDesktop
9 22 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (1.46%) vCloud
11 14 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (0.97%) XenServer
13 8 (0.78%) GPFS
13 8 (0.78%) VMware NSX
14 7 (0.68%) FreeRADIUS
14 7 (0.68%) NFS
14 7 (0.68%) Terminal Services
14 7 (0.68%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 157 (15.30%) SCCM
2 97 (9.45%) Ansible
3 86 (8.38%) Puppet
4 68 (6.63%) Terraform
5 49 (4.78%) Opscode Chef
6 44 (4.29%) SCOM
7 31 (3.02%) WSUS
8 23 (2.24%) vCenter Server
9 21 (2.05%) NetBackup
10 14 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
11 13 (1.27%) AirWatch
11 13 (1.27%) Backup Exec
11 13 (1.27%) Nagios
11 13 (1.27%) Salt
12 11 (1.07%) Packer
12 11 (1.07%) PowerCLI
13 10 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
13 10 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
14 9 (0.88%) Kubernetes
14 9 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 501 (48.83%) VMware
2 375 (36.55%) Microsoft
3 238 (23.20%) Cisco
4 177 (17.25%) Citrix
5 103 (10.04%) HP
6 75 (7.31%) NetApp
7 66 (6.43%) Red Hat
8 41 (4.00%) Juniper
9 39 (3.80%) Dell
10 38 (3.70%) EMC
11 34 (3.31%) Veeam
12 33 (3.22%) Symantec
13 31 (3.02%) SolarWinds
14 26 (2.53%) McAfee
15 24 (2.34%) F5
15 24 (2.34%) Palo Alto
16 22 (2.14%) CheckPoint
17 21 (2.05%) Splunk
18 19 (1.85%) CommVault
19 18 (1.75%) Meraki