The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Support Engineer was £318 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 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 Support Engineer
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 574 575
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Engineer 26 69 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 42 47
Median daily rate £318 £294 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.08% +6.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £233 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £431 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £318 £313 £263
% change year-on-year +1.60% +19.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Median hourly rate £13.03 £26.58 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.98% +26.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.03 £26.58 £21.00
% change year-on-year -50.98% +26.54%  

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 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
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 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
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 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Infrastructure Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Support Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Support Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Support Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Engineer over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Support Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Support Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 -13 24 £325 +10.63% 13
South East +2 7 £400 +15.94% 6
London 0 7 £370 +48.00% 3
Hampshire +15 5 £331 - 1
Dorset +11 5 £325 +16.07%
South West 0 5 £325 +30.00%
Bournemouth - 4 £313 -
North East +67 3 - - 1
Durham - 3 - -
City of London -1 2 £395 +58.00%
East of England -9 2 £325 +25.00% 1
Wales - 2 £305 -
South Wales - 2 £305 -
Cardiff - 2 £305 -
North West +20 1 £163 -53.57%
West Sussex +15 1 - -
Manchester +10 1 £163 -56.66%
Surrey +4 1 £425 +21.42% 1
Hertfordshire -3 1 - - 1
Essex -16 1 £325 +6.55%
Docklands, London - 1 £450 -
Colchester - 1 £325 -
Portsmouth - 1 £263 -
Watford - 1 - - 1
Crawley - 1 - -

Infrastructure Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Infrastructure Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 41 (69.49%) Windows
2 38 (64.41%) VMware
3 32 (54.24%) Active Directory
4 28 (47.46%) Windows Server
5 27 (45.76%) Microsoft
6 21 (35.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (33.90%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (25.42%) Windows 7
9 14 (23.73%) Hyper-V
9 14 (23.73%) PowerShell
9 14 (23.73%) LAN
9 14 (23.73%) ITIL
10 13 (22.03%) MS Exchange
10 13 (22.03%) Office 365
11 12 (20.34%) Windows 10
12 11 (18.64%) SCCM
12 11 (18.64%) WAN
12 11 (18.64%) Citrix
13 10 (16.95%) SAN
13 10 (16.95%) SQL
14 9 (15.25%) DNS
14 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (13.56%) HP
15 8 (13.56%) Migration
15 8 (13.56%) Veeam
15 8 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2010
16 7 (11.86%) Patch Management
16 7 (11.86%) Firewall
16 7 (11.86%) Finance

Infrastructure Support 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 13 (22.03%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (11.86%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.78%) Skype for Business
5 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.08%) IIS
6 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.39%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.03%) Office 365
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.08%) SaaS
4 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.73%) LAN
2 11 (18.64%) WAN
3 10 (16.95%) SAN
4 9 (15.25%) DNS
5 7 (11.86%) DHCP
5 7 (11.86%) Firewall
6 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
7 5 (8.47%) VPN
8 3 (5.08%) NetScaler
8 3 (5.08%) Network Security
8 3 (5.08%) VLAN
9 2 (3.39%) NAS
9 2 (3.39%) Skype
9 2 (3.39%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.69%) ISDN
10 1 (1.69%) POP3
10 1 (1.69%) SMTP
10 1 (1.69%) SSL
10 1 (1.69%) VoIP
10 1 (1.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) Big Data
2 1 (1.69%) MySQL
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (11.86%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Advertising
3 1 (1.69%) Billing
3 1 (1.69%) French Language
3 1 (1.69%) German Language
3 1 (1.69%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Replication
2 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.69%) Clustering
3 1 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.69%) Digital Signage
3 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) NHS
3 1 (1.69%) PKI
3 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (69.49%) Windows
2 28 (47.46%) Windows Server
3 21 (35.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (25.42%) Windows 7
4 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (20.34%) Windows 10
6 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (10.17%) Linux
8 5 (8.47%) AIX
8 5 (8.47%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (8.47%) SUSE
8 5 (8.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 5 (8.47%) Unix
8 5 (8.47%) Windows 8
9 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) ITIL
2 8 (13.56%) Migration
3 7 (11.86%) Patch Management
4 5 (8.47%) Service Management
5 4 (6.78%) Data Migration
5 4 (6.78%) ITIL V3
5 4 (6.78%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.08%) ITSM
6 3 (5.08%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.39%) Change Management
7 2 (3.39%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.39%) Performance Optimisation
7 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.39%) Security Patching
7 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.39%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.69%) High Availability
8 1 (1.69%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) PowerShell
2 10 (16.95%) SQL
3 5 (8.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) CCNA
1 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) DBS Check
2 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) MCSA
2 2 (3.39%) MCSE
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.69%) CCA
3 1 (1.69%) CCAA
3 1 (1.69%) CCNP
3 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.69%) Degree
3 1 (1.69%) ISEB
3 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.69%) MCP
3 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (54.24%) Active Directory
2 20 (33.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (23.73%) Hyper-V
4 6 (10.17%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (8.47%) XenApp
6 4 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (6.78%) VMware Server
6 4 (6.78%) vSphere
7 1 (1.69%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.69%) Firmware
7 1 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) SCCM
2 5 (8.47%) Backup Exec
2 5 (8.47%) SCOM
3 4 (6.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (5.08%) WSUS
5 2 (3.39%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (3.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (3.39%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.69%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.69%) Kibana
6 1 (1.69%) logstash
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.69%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.69%) SCSM
6 1 (1.69%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (1.69%) Webmin
Vendors
1 38 (64.41%) VMware
2 27 (45.76%) Microsoft
3 11 (18.64%) Citrix
4 8 (13.56%) HP
4 8 (13.56%) Veeam
5 7 (11.86%) Oracle
6 5 (8.47%) Cisco
6 5 (8.47%) IBM
6 5 (8.47%) Red Hat
7 4 (6.78%) Juniper
8 3 (5.08%) CheckPoint
8 3 (5.08%) Dell
9 2 (3.39%) McAfee
9 2 (3.39%) Symantec
10 1 (1.69%) Avaya
10 1 (1.69%) Brocade
10 1 (1.69%) CommVault
10 1 (1.69%) NetApp
10 1 (1.69%) Sophos
10 1 (1.69%) Veritas