The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Engineer
UK
Rank 282 242 242
Rank change year-on-year -40 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 367 535 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.01% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.06% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 349 282
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £239 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 34
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.53% -2.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £16.59 £17.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.80 £34.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -4.00%  

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
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 1510 1582 1977
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 £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 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 24 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 -36 345 £350 - 144
London +10 155 £398 +6.00% 52
South East -36 78 £398 +18.65% 28
Hampshire -25 27 £456 +32.24% 5
South West -20 25 £281 +10.29% 7
East Midlands +7 24 £300 -4.00% 13
City of London +1 22 £325 -22.09% 11
Yorkshire +16 21 £375 +7.14% 10
East of England -11 17 £325 +17.11% 6
West Yorkshire +16 15 £400 +6.66% 7
North West +18 14 £275 -26.66% 15
Berkshire +8 13 £350 - 11
Leeds +12 12 £425 +11.47% 6
Bristol -3 12 £306 +25.64% 4
Wales +11 11 £481 +43.65% 5
Oxfordshire -6 10 £299 +19.50% 2
Surrey -6 9 £175 -47.56% 7
Manchester +10 8 £275 -26.66% 8
West Midlands -29 8 £319 -13.85% 13
Cambridgeshire +8 7 £195 -57.83% 2
Fareham -2 7 £475 +22.58% 1
Derbyshire -7 7 £300 -26.82% 2
Leicestershire -2 6 £300 +71.42% 1
Wiltshire -3 6 £238 -30.40%
Bracknell -4 6 £350 -22.22% 1
Oxford -6 6 £260 +4.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 6 £406 +25.00% 1
South Wales +12 5 £431 +32.69% 1
Southampton +5 5 £450 +15.38% 1
Northamptonshire 0 5 £280 +9.26% 2

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 544 (60.51%) Windows
2 476 (52.95%) VMware
3 408 (45.38%) Active Directory
4 350 (38.93%) Windows Server
5 270 (30.03%) Microsoft
6 258 (28.70%) VMware Infrastructure
7 214 (23.80%) Linux
8 211 (23.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 206 (22.91%) Cisco
10 182 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 180 (20.02%) Firewall
12 156 (17.35%) DNS
13 154 (17.13%) Citrix
14 150 (16.69%) SAN
15 148 (16.46%) PowerShell
16 146 (16.24%) ITIL
17 131 (14.57%) Microsoft Azure
18 130 (14.46%) MS Exchange
19 128 (14.24%) Hyper-V
20 118 (13.13%) Data Centre
21 117 (13.01%) LAN
21 117 (13.01%) HP
22 116 (12.90%) SQL Server
23 110 (12.24%) WAN
24 109 (12.12%) Office 365
25 108 (12.01%) Security Cleared
26 107 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
27 103 (11.46%) Finance
28 99 (11.01%) SCCM
29 96 (10.68%) SQL

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 130 (14.46%) MS Exchange
2 76 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (5.90%) IIS
4 52 (5.78%) Skype for Business
5 45 (5.01%) SharePoint
6 38 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (2.45%) Apache
8 21 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 19 (2.11%) Tomcat
10 12 (1.33%) WebSphere
11 11 (1.22%) Confluence
11 11 (1.22%) WebLogic
12 9 (1.00%) JBoss
13 7 (0.78%) PowerExchange
14 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
15 5 (0.56%) GroupWise
15 5 (0.56%) OpenStack
15 5 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
16 4 (0.44%) nginx
16 4 (0.44%) WildFly
Applications
1 91 (10.12%) MS Excel
2 41 (4.56%) MS Office
3 6 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.44%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 11 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 131 (14.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 109 (12.12%) Office 365
3 107 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
4 40 (4.45%) IaaS
5 31 (3.45%) SaaS
6 23 (2.56%) PaaS
7 21 (2.34%) AWS CloudFormation
8 14 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.89%) Amazon ELB
10 8 (0.89%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.89%) OneDrive
11 6 (0.67%) G Suite
11 6 (0.67%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.33%) Route 53
14 2 (0.22%) GitHub
14 2 (0.22%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 180 (20.02%) Firewall
2 156 (17.35%) DNS
3 150 (16.69%) SAN
4 117 (13.01%) LAN
5 110 (12.24%) WAN
6 90 (10.01%) DHCP
7 74 (8.23%) TCP/IP
8 64 (7.12%) VPN
9 39 (4.34%) Wireless
10 38 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
10 38 (4.23%) NAS
11 34 (3.78%) VLAN
12 31 (3.45%) Internet
13 26 (2.89%) Cisco Nexus
13 26 (2.89%) Network Security
14 25 (2.78%) VoIP
15 23 (2.56%) MPLS
15 23 (2.56%) SSL
16 22 (2.45%) Skype
17 20 (2.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 18 (2.00%) MySQL
4 12 (1.33%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (0.89%) Big Data
7 7 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (0.78%) Hadoop
7 7 (0.78%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.67%) DB2
8 6 (0.67%) PowerCenter
8 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.33%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.22%) HBase
10 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (1.78%) Jenkins
2 12 (1.33%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.11%) JIRA
4 8 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (0.89%) Vagrant
5 6 (0.67%) GitLab
6 5 (0.56%) Subversion
7 4 (0.44%) Log4j
8 3 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.22%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.22%) CA Gen
9 2 (0.22%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.22%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.22%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.22%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.22%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.11%) Ant
10 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 103 (11.46%) Finance
2 40 (4.45%) Banking
3 36 (4.00%) Retail
4 20 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 13 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.11%) Law
7 9 (1.00%) Legal
8 8 (0.89%) Advertising
8 8 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.78%) Marketing
10 4 (0.44%) Publishing
11 3 (0.33%) Electronics
11 3 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.33%) Games
12 2 (0.22%) Back Office
12 2 (0.22%) Billing
12 2 (0.22%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.22%) Local Government
12 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (5.90%) Web Services
2 17 (1.89%) Middleware
3 14 (1.56%) .NET
4 9 (1.00%) REST
5 8 (0.89%) LAMP
6 7 (0.78%) LAPP Stack
7 6 (0.67%) XML
8 5 (0.56%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.56%) SOAP
9 4 (0.44%) ADO
9 4 (0.44%) JAX-RPC
9 4 (0.44%) WSDL
9 4 (0.44%) XSL
9 4 (0.44%) XSLT
10 3 (0.33%) HTML
10 3 (0.33%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (0.33%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.33%) WAP
11 2 (0.22%) Regular Expression
11 2 (0.22%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 118 (13.13%) Data Centre
2 50 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.45%) Clustering
4 28 (3.11%) Replication
5 24 (2.67%) Management Information System
6 17 (1.89%) Computer Science
6 17 (1.89%) PKI
7 13 (1.45%) EMC VNX
7 13 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (1.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 10 (1.11%) EMC VMAX
9 10 (1.11%) NHS
10 9 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.78%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.67%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.67%) Driving Licence
12 6 (0.67%) Private Cloud
13 5 (0.56%) Blackberry
13 5 (0.56%) EPoS
14 4 (0.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 544 (60.51%) Windows
2 350 (38.93%) Windows Server
3 214 (23.80%) Linux
4 211 (23.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 182 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 82 (9.12%) Windows 7
6 82 (9.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 65 (7.23%) Unix
8 51 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 41 (4.56%) Windows 10
10 29 (3.23%) Solaris
11 27 (3.00%) Windows 8
12 24 (2.67%) AIX
13 18 (2.00%) CentOS
13 18 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
14 15 (1.67%) Android
14 15 (1.67%) SUSE
15 14 (1.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 13 (1.45%) Ubuntu
17 9 (1.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (16.24%) ITIL
2 83 (9.23%) Migration
3 70 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (7.12%) DevOps
5 47 (5.23%) High Availability
6 43 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 43 (4.78%) Problem Management
7 37 (4.12%) Change Management
7 37 (4.12%) Project Management
7 37 (4.12%) Service Management
8 36 (4.00%) Load Balancing
9 35 (3.89%) Configuration Management
10 31 (3.45%) ITIL V3
11 26 (2.89%) Open Source
12 23 (2.56%) Asset Management
13 22 (2.45%) Performance Monitoring
13 22 (2.45%) Service Delivery
14 21 (2.34%) Service Design
15 20 (2.22%) PRINCE2
16 19 (2.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 148 (16.46%) PowerShell
2 96 (10.68%) SQL
3 48 (5.34%) Python
4 40 (4.45%) Bash Shell
5 33 (3.67%) Perl
6 28 (3.11%) Java
7 20 (2.22%) VBScript
8 14 (1.56%) C#
8 14 (1.56%) VB
9 12 (1.33%) C
10 11 (1.22%) Ruby
11 7 (0.78%) JavaScript
12 6 (0.67%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.56%) Korn
14 4 (0.44%) C++
15 1 (0.11%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.11%) PHP
15 1 (0.11%) REXX
15 1 (0.11%) Tcl
15 1 (0.11%) VB6
Qualifications
1 108 (12.01%) Security Cleared
2 83 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 82 (9.12%) SC Cleared
4 73 (8.12%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (7.34%) MCSE
6 52 (5.78%) CCNA
7 32 (3.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 28 (3.11%) CCNP
8 28 (3.11%) Degree
9 24 (2.67%) MCP
10 19 (2.11%) MCSA
11 16 (1.78%) MCITP
12 12 (1.33%) DV Cleared
13 11 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
14 10 (1.11%) CCA
14 10 (1.11%) MCTS
15 7 (0.78%) CISSP
15 7 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
17 5 (0.56%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.45%) SLA
2 24 (2.67%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.67%) QA
6 3 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.33%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.22%) 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
1 408 (45.38%) Active Directory
2 258 (28.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (14.24%) Hyper-V
4 63 (7.01%) XenApp
5 50 (5.56%) vSphere
6 40 (4.45%) VMware ESX
7 36 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
8 34 (3.78%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (2.78%) XenDesktop
10 18 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
11 15 (1.67%) Docker
12 13 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (1.00%) GPFS
14 8 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.89%) ProxySG
15 7 (0.78%) KVM
16 6 (0.67%) NDS
16 6 (0.67%) Terminal Services
16 6 (0.67%) VMware Server
17 5 (0.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 99 (11.01%) SCCM
2 47 (5.23%) Puppet
3 43 (4.78%) Ansible
4 27 (3.00%) SCOM
4 27 (3.00%) WSUS
5 26 (2.89%) Terraform
6 25 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
7 22 (2.45%) Backup Exec
8 20 (2.22%) AirWatch
9 19 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
10 18 (2.00%) Nagios
11 17 (1.89%) NetBackup
11 17 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
12 15 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 10 (1.11%) Failover Clustering
14 9 (1.00%) Kibana
14 9 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 8 (0.89%) PowerCLI
15 8 (0.89%) SCVMM
16 7 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 476 (52.95%) VMware
2 270 (30.03%) Microsoft
3 206 (22.91%) Cisco
4 154 (17.13%) Citrix
5 117 (13.01%) HP
6 82 (9.12%) Red Hat
7 51 (5.67%) EMC
8 50 (5.56%) NetApp
9 45 (5.01%) Symantec
10 44 (4.89%) Dell
11 40 (4.45%) Oracle
12 39 (4.34%) IBM
13 36 (4.00%) CheckPoint
14 31 (3.45%) Veeam
15 27 (3.00%) Juniper
16 26 (2.89%) SolarWinds
17 22 (2.45%) F5
18 19 (2.11%) 3PAR
19 18 (2.00%) Avaya
19 18 (2.00%) Palo Alto
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Staffordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £174.94 - £194.77 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £299 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £260 to £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago