Period
to 21 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 264 235 246
Rank change year-on-year -29 +11 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 976 1163 1156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 1.10% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.16% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 814 723
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £213 £218 £206
90th Percentile £550 £525 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +0.15% - +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 55
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% -7.14% +27.27%
10th Percentile £12.24 £20.73 £20.30
90th Percentile £43.20 £43.00 £49.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £30.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year -35.54% +6.14% +3.64%

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 94181 100639 108360
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.77% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 61868 65556 68886
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2802 3285 4159
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.39 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.71% +2.14% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +6.06%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -24 886 £365 +4.29% 104
UK excluding London +4 597 £326 +0.15% 80
London -33 369 £400 - 29
South East +16 200 £375 +15.38% 29
Midlands +51 94 £325 -7.14% 17
North of England -19 86 £348 +2.21% 18
East of England -47 85 £325 +8.33% 2
South West +8 54 £288 -11.54% 9
West Midlands +32 53 £325 -9.41% 7
Scotland +17 51 £340 -13.38% 1
East Midlands +14 40 £300 - 10
North West -6 35 £300 -7.69% 13
Yorkshire -17 32 £313 - 4
Wales +28 28 £318 +15.45% 4
North East +30 20 £422 -6.33% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £250 -

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 605 (61.99%) Windows
2 503 (51.54%) VMware
3 409 (41.91%) Active Directory
4 395 (40.47%) Windows Server
5 340 (34.84%) Microsoft
6 264 (27.05%) Linux
7 240 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 229 (23.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 206 (21.11%) Office 365
10 188 (19.26%) Cisco
11 181 (18.55%) Microsoft Azure
12 175 (17.93%) Citrix
13 163 (16.70%) Firewall
14 162 (16.60%) PowerShell
15 161 (16.50%) SAN
16 153 (15.68%) Windows Server 2008
17 147 (15.06%) ITIL
18 142 (14.55%) MS Exchange
19 139 (14.24%) Hyper-V
20 138 (14.14%) DNS
21 136 (13.93%) SCCM
22 135 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
23 128 (13.11%) Data Centre
24 114 (11.68%) Finance
24 114 (11.68%) Migration
25 109 (11.17%) SQL Server
26 102 (10.45%) LAN
27 99 (10.14%) WAN
27 99 (10.14%) SQL
28 96 (9.84%) 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
1 142 (14.55%) MS Exchange
2 72 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 61 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 59 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 41 (4.20%) SharePoint
6 38 (3.89%) IIS
7 26 (2.66%) Apache Spark
8 19 (1.95%) OpenStack
9 14 (1.43%) Apache
10 12 (1.23%) JBoss
10 12 (1.23%) Tomcat
11 9 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
12 8 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (0.82%) Confluence
13 5 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 5 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.41%) nginx
14 4 (0.41%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 42 (4.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.20%) HipChat
3 2 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.20%) Windchill
4 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 206 (21.11%) Office 365
2 181 (18.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 135 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
4 32 (3.28%) IaaS
5 22 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (2.05%) SaaS
7 18 (1.84%) PaaS
8 12 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.02%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.61%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.41%) GitHub
14 4 (0.41%) HP Helion
15 3 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 2 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.20%) Serverless
16 2 (0.20%) Yammer
17 1 (0.10%) Amazon Glacier
Communications & Networking
1 163 (16.70%) Firewall
2 161 (16.50%) SAN
3 138 (14.14%) DNS
4 102 (10.45%) LAN
5 99 (10.14%) WAN
6 92 (9.43%) DHCP
7 81 (8.30%) TCP/IP
8 66 (6.76%) VPN
9 48 (4.92%) Skype
10 43 (4.41%) NAS
11 41 (4.20%) VoIP
12 35 (3.59%) SSL
13 28 (2.87%) MPLS
14 23 (2.36%) Kerberos
15 21 (2.15%) HTTP
15 21 (2.15%) Internet
15 21 (2.15%) VLAN
16 17 (1.74%) iSCSI
16 17 (1.74%) Wireless
17 16 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.97%) Hadoop
3 25 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 25 (2.56%) MySQL
3 25 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 19 (1.95%) Apache Hive
5 19 (1.95%) Impala
6 14 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (1.33%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (1.02%) Big Data
10 7 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.41%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.41%) Redis
14 3 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.31%) HBase
Development Applications
1 40 (4.10%) Git (software)
2 32 (3.28%) Jenkins
3 14 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
4 13 (1.33%) JIRA
5 10 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (1.02%) Vagrant
6 7 (0.72%) Hudson
7 3 (0.31%) Ant
7 3 (0.31%) JUnit
7 3 (0.31%) Selenium
7 3 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.31%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.31%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.31%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.20%) JMeter
8 2 (0.20%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.20%) Maven
8 2 (0.20%) MSI
8 2 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.20%) Selenium IDE
General
1 114 (11.68%) Finance
2 28 (2.87%) Banking
3 19 (1.95%) Retail
4 18 (1.84%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 9 (0.92%) Law
7 8 (0.82%) Legal
8 7 (0.72%) Electronics
9 6 (0.61%) Back Office
9 6 (0.61%) Marketing
10 4 (0.41%) Front Office
10 4 (0.41%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.41%) Publishing
11 3 (0.31%) Advertising
11 3 (0.31%) Military
11 3 (0.31%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.20%) Local Government
12 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.20%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.46%) Web Services
2 16 (1.64%) .NET
3 12 (1.23%) REST
4 11 (1.13%) Elastic Stack
4 11 (1.13%) Middleware
5 8 (0.82%) XMPP
6 6 (0.61%) FIX Protocol
7 5 (0.51%) 802.1X
8 4 (0.41%) J2EE
8 4 (0.41%) Kafka
8 4 (0.41%) RESTful
8 4 (0.41%) SAML
8 4 (0.41%) WAP
9 3 (0.31%) Django
9 3 (0.31%) Flask
9 3 (0.31%) SailPoint
9 3 (0.31%) SAP Basis
9 3 (0.31%) Sensu
10 2 (0.20%) Hibernate
10 2 (0.20%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 128 (13.11%) Data Centre
2 53 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (4.92%) Management Information System
4 26 (2.66%) PKI
5 23 (2.36%) Clustering
6 21 (2.15%) EMC VNX
7 19 (1.95%) Replication
8 15 (1.54%) Private Cloud
9 11 (1.13%) Blackberry
10 10 (1.02%) Fat Client
10 10 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.02%) Thin Client
11 9 (0.92%) HP Storage
11 9 (0.92%) NHS
12 7 (0.72%) Computer Science
12 7 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 5 (0.51%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.51%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 605 (61.99%) Windows
2 395 (40.47%) Windows Server
3 264 (27.05%) Linux
4 229 (23.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 153 (15.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 81 (8.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 81 (8.30%) Windows 10
7 54 (5.53%) Unix
8 53 (5.43%) Windows 7
9 43 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (3.18%) Ubuntu
11 21 (2.15%) CentOS
12 19 (1.95%) Windows 8
13 11 (1.13%) Solaris
14 7 (0.72%) Android
15 5 (0.51%) AIX
15 5 (0.51%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.31%) SUSE
16 3 (0.31%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 3 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (15.06%) ITIL
2 114 (11.68%) Migration
3 71 (7.27%) Configuration Management
4 70 (7.17%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (6.97%) DevOps
6 33 (3.38%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (3.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 33 (3.38%) Open Source
6 33 (3.38%) Service Management
7 32 (3.28%) Change Management
8 31 (3.18%) High Availability
8 31 (3.18%) Project Management
9 30 (3.07%) Patch Management
10 29 (2.97%) Time Management
11 28 (2.87%) Continuous Delivery
11 28 (2.87%) Problem Management
12 25 (2.56%) Information Security
13 23 (2.36%) Capacity Planning
13 23 (2.36%) Mobile Device Management
14 21 (2.15%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 162 (16.60%) PowerShell
2 99 (10.14%) SQL
3 67 (6.86%) Python
4 25 (2.56%) Bash Shell
5 22 (2.25%) Perl
5 22 (2.25%) VBScript
6 18 (1.84%) R
7 16 (1.64%) Java
8 11 (1.13%) C
9 10 (1.02%) Ruby
9 10 (1.02%) Shell Script
10 8 (0.82%) VB
11 7 (0.72%) C#
12 5 (0.51%) Go
12 5 (0.51%) Korn
12 5 (0.51%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.31%) REXX
13 3 (0.31%) Tcl
14 2 (0.20%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 94 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 92 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 72 (7.38%) MCSE
4 65 (6.66%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (6.45%) SC Cleared
6 35 (3.59%) CCNA
6 35 (3.59%) CCNP
7 32 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 25 (2.56%) DV Cleared
9 24 (2.46%) Degree
9 24 (2.46%) MCP
9 24 (2.46%) MCSA
10 15 (1.54%) CISSP
11 13 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.23%) AWS Certification
13 11 (1.13%) MCITP
14 10 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (0.92%) CCSE
16 7 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
16 7 (0.72%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
1 11 (1.13%) SLA
2 6 (0.61%) GDPR
3 5 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.41%) QA
5 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 1 (0.10%) RMADS
System Software
1 409 (41.91%) Active Directory
2 240 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 139 (14.24%) Hyper-V
4 85 (8.71%) vSphere
5 67 (6.86%) XenApp
6 63 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
8 26 (2.66%) vCloud
9 22 (2.25%) XenDesktop
10 20 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
11 18 (1.84%) Docker
12 14 (1.43%) XenServer
13 13 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
13 13 (1.33%) NFS
14 12 (1.23%) VMware NSX
15 10 (1.02%) Terminal Services
16 8 (0.82%) DFS Replication
16 8 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.72%) FreeRADIUS
18 5 (0.51%) KVM
Systems Management
1 136 (13.93%) SCCM
2 68 (6.97%) Puppet
3 59 (6.05%) Ansible
4 51 (5.23%) SCOM
5 46 (4.71%) Terraform
6 32 (3.28%) WSUS
7 30 (3.07%) Opscode Chef
8 28 (2.87%) vCenter Server
9 25 (2.56%) NetBackup
10 16 (1.64%) AirWatch
11 15 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
11 15 (1.54%) PowerCLI
12 13 (1.33%) Backup Exec
13 12 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
13 12 (1.23%) vRealize
14 10 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
14 10 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 7 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 6 (0.61%) yum
Vendors
1 503 (51.54%) VMware
2 340 (34.84%) Microsoft
3 188 (19.26%) Cisco
4 175 (17.93%) Citrix
5 96 (9.84%) HP
6 79 (8.09%) NetApp
7 73 (7.48%) EMC
8 65 (6.66%) Red Hat
9 49 (5.02%) Dell
10 40 (4.10%) Symantec
11 39 (4.00%) Juniper
12 36 (3.69%) Veeam
13 35 (3.59%) CheckPoint
14 31 (3.18%) Palo Alto
15 30 (3.07%) CommVault
16 27 (2.77%) F5
17 25 (2.56%) IBM
17 25 (2.56%) McAfee
18 22 (2.25%) Cloudera
19 21 (2.15%) SaltStack