The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 271 248 217
Rank change year-on-year -23 -31  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 379 541 617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 1.02% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.07% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 364 409
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +1.53% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 30
Median hourly rate £14.22 £23.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.19% -34.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £17.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £32.50 £44.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £23.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -38.19% -34.28%  

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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
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 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -37 343 £350 +3.32% 143
London -51 131 £375 - 49
South East +15 73 £353 +9.30% 37
East of England -17 33 £390 +25.80% 9
West Midlands +16 26 £313 -5.30% 6
South West -3 24 £330 +17.85% 13
East Midlands 0 23 £295 +7.27% 4
City of London +1 20 £419 +8.06% 14
Norfolk +20 19 £375 +100.00%
Norwich +17 18 - -
Hampshire +13 17 £400 +14.28% 8
North West +21 16 £313 -3.84% 13
Scotland +25 15 £288 -31.54% 6
Wales +2 14 £310 -24.84% 3
Surrey -5 13 £353 +0.71% 5
Kent +10 12 £338 -22.23% 4
South Wales +2 12 £305 -26.06% 1
Berkshire -15 11 £315 +14.54% 11
Birmingham +11 10 £350 +6.06% 2
North East +59 9 £411 +28.35% 2
Yorkshire -15 9 £350 +7.69% 10
Manchester +11 8 £256 -21.15% 9
Bristol -4 8 £295 -20.53% 4
Leicestershire -6 8 £225 -10.00%
Dover - 8 - -
West Sussex +22 7 £410 +4.59% 1
Dorset +12 7 £325 +16.07%
Cardiff +5 7 £310 - 1
Buckinghamshire -10 7 £375 +36.36% 4
Staffordshire +6 6 £220 -

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 483 (64.75%) Windows
2 404 (54.16%) VMware
3 364 (48.79%) Active Directory
4 307 (41.15%) Windows Server
5 252 (33.78%) Microsoft
6 208 (27.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 184 (24.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 176 (23.59%) Linux
9 153 (20.51%) Cisco
10 143 (19.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 140 (18.77%) PowerShell
12 135 (18.10%) DNS
13 131 (17.56%) Firewall
14 129 (17.29%) MS Exchange
15 128 (17.16%) Office 365
16 126 (16.89%) ITIL
17 114 (15.28%) SAN
18 111 (14.88%) Hyper-V
19 108 (14.48%) SCCM
20 107 (14.34%) Citrix
21 104 (13.94%) Microsoft Azure
22 103 (13.81%) Data Centre
23 102 (13.67%) LAN
24 92 (12.33%) WAN
25 87 (11.66%) SQL
26 81 (10.86%) SQL Server
26 81 (10.86%) DHCP
26 81 (10.86%) Finance
27 80 (10.72%) Migration
27 80 (10.72%) HP

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
1 129 (17.29%) MS Exchange
2 71 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 44 (5.90%) SharePoint
4 44 (5.90%) Skype for Business
5 30 (4.02%) IIS
6 18 (2.41%) Apache
6 18 (2.41%) Apache Spark
7 17 (2.28%) WebSphere
8 12 (1.61%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.61%) WebLogic
9 11 (1.47%) OpenStack
10 9 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (1.07%) JBoss
12 6 (0.80%) Confluence
12 6 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.54%) nginx
14 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 43 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.13%) HipChat
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 128 (17.16%) Office 365
2 104 (13.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (9.12%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (3.22%) IaaS
5 17 (2.28%) SaaS
6 12 (1.61%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (1.21%) PaaS
9 6 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.67%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.54%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.40%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.40%) GitHub
13 2 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
13 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.27%) Mailgun
13 2 (0.27%) Route 53
13 2 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 135 (18.10%) DNS
2 131 (17.56%) Firewall
3 114 (15.28%) SAN
4 102 (13.67%) LAN
5 92 (12.33%) WAN
6 81 (10.86%) DHCP
7 58 (7.77%) TCP/IP
8 53 (7.10%) VPN
9 34 (4.56%) Cisco ASA
10 27 (3.62%) Wireless
11 26 (3.49%) Cisco Nexus
11 26 (3.49%) NAS
12 25 (3.35%) Internet
13 24 (3.22%) SSL
14 23 (3.08%) Skype
15 22 (2.95%) Kerberos
15 22 (2.95%) MPLS
15 22 (2.95%) Wi-Fi
16 21 (2.82%) Network Security
16 21 (2.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (10.86%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.49%) Hadoop
3 18 (2.41%) Apache Hive
3 18 (2.41%) Impala
4 17 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (1.61%) MySQL
7 10 (1.34%) Big Data
7 10 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.21%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.07%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.80%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.67%) DB2
12 4 (0.54%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.54%) Redis
13 3 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 15 (2.01%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.07%) Jenkins
3 7 (0.94%) JIRA
4 6 (0.80%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.27%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.27%) GoCD
6 2 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.27%) Subversion
6 2 (0.27%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.27%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.13%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.13%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.13%) GitLab
7 1 (0.13%) JUnit
7 1 (0.13%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.13%) MSI
7 1 (0.13%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.13%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 81 (10.86%) Finance
2 29 (3.89%) Banking
3 25 (3.35%) Retail
4 19 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.41%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.21%) Advertising
6 9 (1.21%) Law
7 7 (0.94%) Electronics
7 7 (0.94%) Marketing
8 5 (0.67%) Legal
9 4 (0.54%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.40%) Games
11 2 (0.27%) Back Office
11 2 (0.27%) Billing
11 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.27%) French Language
11 2 (0.27%) Publishing
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.68%) Web Services
2 17 (2.28%) .NET
3 14 (1.88%) Middleware
4 6 (0.80%) LAMP
5 4 (0.54%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (0.54%) SailPoint
5 4 (0.54%) WAP
6 3 (0.40%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.40%) J2EE
6 3 (0.40%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (0.40%) REST
7 2 (0.27%) ADO
7 2 (0.27%) Classic ASP
7 2 (0.27%) JMS
7 2 (0.27%) Kafka
7 2 (0.27%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.27%) SAML
7 2 (0.27%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.13%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 103 (13.81%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.35%) Clustering
4 19 (2.55%) PKI
5 17 (2.28%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.28%) Replication
6 11 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (1.34%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.07%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.07%) Thin Client
9 7 (0.94%) Blackberry
9 7 (0.94%) Driving Licence
9 7 (0.94%) EMC VNX
9 7 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 6 (0.80%) NHS
10 6 (0.80%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.67%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.54%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.54%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 483 (64.75%) Windows
2 307 (41.15%) Windows Server
3 184 (24.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 176 (23.59%) Linux
5 143 (19.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 70 (9.38%) Windows 7
7 63 (8.45%) Unix
7 63 (8.45%) Windows 10
8 60 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 60 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (3.08%) Windows 8
10 21 (2.82%) AIX
11 16 (2.14%) CentOS
11 16 (2.14%) Solaris
11 16 (2.14%) Ubuntu
12 13 (1.74%) Oracle Linux
12 13 (1.74%) SUSE
12 13 (1.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 11 (1.47%) Android
13 11 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (16.89%) ITIL
2 80 (10.72%) Migration
3 43 (5.76%) DevOps
4 41 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 39 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (4.96%) Configuration Management
6 37 (4.96%) Service Management
7 31 (4.16%) ITIL V3
8 25 (3.35%) Load Balancing
9 23 (3.08%) Change Management
9 23 (3.08%) ITSM
9 23 (3.08%) Patch Management
10 22 (2.95%) High Availability
11 20 (2.68%) Mobile Device Management
12 19 (2.55%) Project Management
12 19 (2.55%) Scrum
12 19 (2.55%) Service Design
13 17 (2.28%) Asset Management
13 17 (2.28%) Capacity Planning
13 17 (2.28%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (18.77%) PowerShell
2 87 (11.66%) SQL
3 36 (4.83%) Python
4 33 (4.42%) Bash Shell
5 30 (4.02%) Perl
6 18 (2.41%) R
7 16 (2.14%) C
7 16 (2.14%) Java
8 14 (1.88%) VBScript
9 13 (1.74%) C#
10 11 (1.47%) VB
11 6 (0.80%) Ruby
12 5 (0.67%) Korn
13 4 (0.54%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.54%) PHP
14 3 (0.40%) C++
14 3 (0.40%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.40%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.13%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.13%) REXX
Qualifications
1 80 (10.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 62 (8.31%) MCSE
4 57 (7.64%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (7.51%) SC Cleared
6 40 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 34 (4.56%) CCNA
8 25 (3.35%) MCP
9 24 (3.22%) CCNP
9 24 (3.22%) Degree
10 15 (2.01%) MCSA
11 13 (1.74%) MCITP
12 11 (1.47%) DV Cleared
12 11 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.21%) MCTS
14 7 (0.94%) VCP6
15 6 (0.80%) CISSP
16 5 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
17 4 (0.54%) CCIE
17 4 (0.54%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.82%) SLA
2 13 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 8 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 15288
5 7 (0.94%) QA
6 4 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.13%) PMO
8 1 (0.13%) RMADS
8 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 364 (48.79%) Active Directory
2 208 (27.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (14.88%) Hyper-V
4 55 (7.37%) vSphere
5 47 (6.30%) Virtual Machines
6 46 (6.17%) VMware ESXi
7 43 (5.76%) XenApp
8 21 (2.82%) XenDesktop
9 15 (2.01%) VMware Server
10 11 (1.47%) Docker
10 11 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (1.21%) DFS Replication
11 9 (1.21%) vCloud
12 8 (1.07%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.80%) Firmware
13 6 (0.80%) KVM
13 6 (0.80%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 108 (14.48%) SCCM
2 37 (4.96%) SCOM
3 36 (4.83%) Ansible
3 36 (4.83%) Puppet
4 27 (3.62%) WSUS
5 23 (3.08%) Backup Exec
6 21 (2.82%) vCenter Server
7 18 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 18 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (2.28%) NetBackup
9 14 (1.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 14 (1.88%) Terraform
10 13 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
11 10 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (1.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 9 (1.21%) AirWatch
12 9 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (1.07%) Failover Clustering
13 8 (1.07%) SCVMM
14 7 (0.94%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 404 (54.16%) VMware
2 252 (33.78%) Microsoft
3 153 (20.51%) Cisco
4 107 (14.34%) Citrix
5 80 (10.72%) HP
6 59 (7.91%) Red Hat
7 47 (6.30%) NetApp
7 47 (6.30%) Symantec
8 43 (5.76%) Veeam
9 37 (4.96%) EMC
9 37 (4.96%) Oracle
10 36 (4.83%) IBM
11 33 (4.42%) Dell
12 26 (3.49%) CheckPoint
13 24 (3.22%) SolarWinds
14 23 (3.08%) Sophos
15 21 (2.82%) Cloudera
16 19 (2.55%) McAfee
17 18 (2.41%) Juniper
18 15 (2.01%) F5
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