The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 288 235 215
Rank change year-on-year -53 -20  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 354 586 625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 1.07% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 1.13% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 381 403
Median daily rate £350 £350 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £314
% change year-on-year - +3.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 46
Median hourly rate £42.75 £23.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.91% -21.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.90 £46.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £23.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +81.91% -21.66%  

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 42439 51813 52361
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.01% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27392 33813 32326
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1331 1491 2083
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.87 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -48 332 £353 +0.71% 135
London -29 138 £378 +0.66% 41
South East -25 70 £375 +7.14% 30
East Midlands +11 31 £300 +9.09% 6
East of England -4 26 £425 +33.85% 10
South West +3 25 £313 +15.74% 11
City of London -6 18 £363 -3.33% 15
Surrey -5 16 £364 -10.18% 5
North West +20 15 £275 -15.38% 13
West Midlands -3 15 £284 -14.01% 8
Kent +20 12 £338 -22.23% 2
Norfolk +11 12 £375 +78.57% 1
Wales +5 12 £338 -18.18% 4
Hampshire 0 12 £450 +13.92% 8
Norwich +8 11 - - 1
Berkshire -16 10 £315 -13.10% 3
Scotland +17 9 £338 -16.66% 5
Wiltshire +4 9 £290 +16.00% 2
West Sussex +31 8 £410 +17.14%
South Wales +10 8 £325 -21.21% 1
Manchester +9 8 £275 -15.38% 11
Northamptonshire +3 8 £290 -7.20% 1
Derbyshire -10 8 £300 +9.09%
Dover - 8 - -
Leicestershire +4 7 £300 +71.42% 2
Swindon +2 7 £330 +0.38% 2
Gloucestershire +8 6 £350 +78.34%
Reading +4 6 £315 +3.27% 3
Hertfordshire +4 6 £443 +48.73% 6
Bristol +3 6 £290 -3.33% 8

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 484 (65.76%) Windows
2 409 (55.57%) VMware
3 354 (48.10%) Active Directory
4 305 (41.44%) Windows Server
5 246 (33.42%) Microsoft
6 216 (29.35%) VMware Infrastructure
7 191 (25.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 170 (23.10%) Linux
9 163 (22.15%) Cisco
10 154 (20.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 141 (19.16%) PowerShell
12 137 (18.61%) Firewall
13 135 (18.34%) DNS
14 121 (16.44%) Office 365
15 120 (16.30%) MS Exchange
16 117 (15.90%) SAN
17 114 (15.49%) Citrix
18 113 (15.35%) ITIL
19 112 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
20 109 (14.81%) Hyper-V
21 107 (14.54%) SCCM
22 106 (14.40%) LAN
23 100 (13.59%) Data Centre
24 99 (13.45%) WAN
25 91 (12.36%) SQL
26 85 (11.55%) HP
27 81 (11.01%) DHCP
28 79 (10.73%) SQL Server
29 77 (10.46%) Microsoft Certification
30 76 (10.33%) Finance

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
1 120 (16.30%) MS Exchange
2 74 (10.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 44 (5.98%) Skype for Business
4 43 (5.84%) SharePoint
5 31 (4.21%) IIS
6 17 (2.31%) WebSphere
7 16 (2.17%) Apache
8 13 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (1.63%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.49%) Apache Spark
11 8 (1.09%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.95%) JBoss
13 6 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (0.54%) Confluence
14 4 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.54%) nginx
15 3 (0.41%) IBM Domino
15 3 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (5.16%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 121 (16.44%) Office 365
2 112 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 76 (10.33%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (3.40%) IaaS
5 16 (2.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 14 (1.90%) SaaS
7 10 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (1.09%) Mimecast
9 7 (0.95%) PaaS
10 5 (0.68%) G Suite
11 4 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.54%) OneDrive
12 3 (0.41%) GitHub
12 3 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.27%) Mailgun
14 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.14%) HP Helion
14 1 (0.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 137 (18.61%) Firewall
2 135 (18.34%) DNS
3 117 (15.90%) SAN
4 106 (14.40%) LAN
5 99 (13.45%) WAN
6 81 (11.01%) DHCP
7 53 (7.20%) TCP/IP
7 53 (7.20%) VPN
8 33 (4.48%) Cisco ASA
9 28 (3.80%) Wireless
10 27 (3.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 26 (3.53%) Internet
12 24 (3.26%) MPLS
12 24 (3.26%) NAS
13 22 (2.99%) Network Security
13 22 (2.99%) Skype
14 19 (2.58%) SSL
14 19 (2.58%) VoIP
14 19 (2.58%) Wi-Fi
15 16 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (2.17%) Hadoop
4 12 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (1.49%) Apache Hive
5 11 (1.49%) Impala
6 9 (1.22%) MySQL
7 8 (1.09%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.09%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.95%) Big Data
9 6 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.68%) DB2
10 5 (0.68%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.68%) Redis
11 4 (0.54%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (1.63%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.09%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.82%) JIRA
4 5 (0.68%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.27%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.27%) Subversion
6 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.14%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.14%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.14%) GitLab
7 1 (0.14%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.14%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.14%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 76 (10.33%) Finance
2 28 (3.80%) Banking
3 27 (3.67%) Retail
4 18 (2.45%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.36%) Advertising
7 9 (1.22%) Law
8 8 (1.09%) Marketing
9 5 (0.68%) Games
9 5 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.54%) Electronics
10 4 (0.54%) Legal
11 3 (0.41%) Billing
11 3 (0.41%) Publishing
12 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.27%) French Language
13 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.14%) Front Office
13 1 (0.14%) German Language
13 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.94%) Web Services
2 14 (1.90%) .NET
2 14 (1.90%) Middleware
3 6 (0.82%) LAMP
4 5 (0.68%) WAP
5 4 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (0.54%) SailPoint
6 3 (0.41%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.41%) J2EE
6 3 (0.41%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.27%) ADO
7 2 (0.27%) Classic ASP
7 2 (0.27%) JMS
7 2 (0.27%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.27%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.27%) SAP Basis
7 2 (0.27%) XML
8 1 (0.14%) Node.js
8 1 (0.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 100 (13.59%) Data Centre
2 27 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.53%) Clustering
4 18 (2.45%) PKI
4 18 (2.45%) Replication
5 16 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 14 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (1.36%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.09%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 7 (0.95%) EMC VNX
9 7 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.95%) Fat Client
9 7 (0.95%) Thin Client
10 6 (0.82%) Blackberry
10 6 (0.82%) Driving Licence
11 5 (0.68%) NHS
11 5 (0.68%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.54%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 484 (65.76%) Windows
2 305 (41.44%) Windows Server
3 191 (25.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 170 (23.10%) Linux
5 154 (20.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 76 (10.33%) Windows 7
7 63 (8.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 60 (8.15%) Unix
9 54 (7.34%) Windows 10
10 47 (6.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (3.53%) Windows 8
12 21 (2.85%) AIX
13 17 (2.31%) Solaris
14 14 (1.90%) CentOS
15 13 (1.77%) Android
15 13 (1.77%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (1.77%) SUSE
15 13 (1.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 11 (1.49%) Ubuntu
17 10 (1.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (15.35%) ITIL
2 73 (9.92%) Migration
3 43 (5.84%) DevOps
4 41 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 36 (4.89%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (4.35%) Service Management
7 31 (4.21%) Configuration Management
8 29 (3.94%) Load Balancing
9 26 (3.53%) ITIL V3
10 23 (3.13%) High Availability
11 21 (2.85%) Asset Management
11 21 (2.85%) Change Management
12 20 (2.72%) Mobile Device Management
13 19 (2.58%) ITSM
13 19 (2.58%) Service Design
14 17 (2.31%) Patch Management
14 17 (2.31%) Performance Monitoring
14 17 (2.31%) Project Management
14 17 (2.31%) Server Virtualisation
15 16 (2.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 141 (19.16%) PowerShell
2 91 (12.36%) SQL
3 31 (4.21%) Bash Shell
3 31 (4.21%) Python
4 29 (3.94%) Perl
5 15 (2.04%) C
5 15 (2.04%) C#
5 15 (2.04%) Java
6 14 (1.90%) VBScript
7 13 (1.77%) VB
8 11 (1.49%) R
9 6 (0.82%) Ruby
10 5 (0.68%) Korn
11 4 (0.54%) C++
11 4 (0.54%) PHP
12 3 (0.41%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.27%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.14%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.14%) REXX
Qualifications
1 77 (10.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (10.19%) Security Cleared
3 62 (8.42%) SC Cleared
4 61 (8.29%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (8.15%) MCSE
6 42 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 38 (5.16%) CCNA
8 25 (3.40%) CCNP
9 21 (2.85%) Degree
9 21 (2.85%) MCP
10 13 (1.77%) MCITP
10 13 (1.77%) MCSA
11 10 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.22%) MCTS
13 8 (1.09%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.95%) VCP6
15 6 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
16 5 (0.68%) CISSP
17 4 (0.54%) CCIE
17 4 (0.54%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.80%) SLA
2 13 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 4 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.54%) QA
6 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.14%) PMO
7 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 354 (48.10%) Active Directory
2 216 (29.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (14.81%) Hyper-V
4 50 (6.79%) VMware ESXi
5 48 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
6 47 (6.39%) vSphere
7 45 (6.11%) XenApp
8 21 (2.85%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.90%) Virtual Servers
10 13 (1.77%) VMware Server
11 11 (1.49%) Docker
12 8 (1.09%) BitLocker
12 8 (1.09%) DFS Replication
13 7 (0.95%) vCloud
14 6 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (0.68%) Firmware
15 5 (0.68%) ProxySG
15 5 (0.68%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 107 (14.54%) SCCM
2 38 (5.16%) SCOM
3 37 (5.03%) Ansible
4 28 (3.80%) Puppet
5 26 (3.53%) WSUS
6 24 (3.26%) Backup Exec
7 21 (2.85%) Norton AntiVirus
8 20 (2.72%) NetBackup
8 20 (2.72%) vCenter Server
9 17 (2.31%) Terraform
10 16 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 14 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (1.63%) Microsoft Clustering
13 11 (1.49%) AirWatch
13 11 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
14 9 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
14 9 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 9 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 8 (1.09%) SCVMM
16 7 (0.95%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 409 (55.57%) VMware
2 246 (33.42%) Microsoft
3 163 (22.15%) Cisco
4 114 (15.49%) Citrix
5 85 (11.55%) HP
6 52 (7.07%) Red Hat
7 51 (6.93%) Symantec
8 43 (5.84%) NetApp
9 41 (5.57%) Veeam
10 38 (5.16%) EMC
11 36 (4.89%) Oracle
12 34 (4.62%) IBM
13 33 (4.48%) Dell
14 30 (4.08%) CheckPoint
15 27 (3.67%) SolarWinds
16 23 (3.13%) Sophos
17 20 (2.72%) Juniper
18 18 (2.45%) F5
19 17 (2.31%) McAfee
20 11 (1.49%) Avaya
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £240.00 - £250.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £175 to £210 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
aap3
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + Flexible
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £392 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Talendrone.com
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
NCC Group
Rate: Day rate is circa £330 per day.
Posted: 13 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City, London
Gibbs S3
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago