The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Support Engineer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Support Engineer
UK
Rank 577 573 561
Rank change year-on-year -4 -12  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Engineer 32 68 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 44 43
Median daily rate £250 £278 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.90% +20.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £158 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £375 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £263 £230
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Median hourly rate - £24.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +32.43%  

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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
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 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £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 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Support Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Support Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Support 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 Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 +7 32 £250 -13.04% 21
London +30 13 £280 -20.00% 7
South East +16 10 £225 -18.18% 8
East of England -4 3 £340 +44.68%
West Sussex - 3 £225 - 2
Berkshire +27 2 - - 1
Surrey +6 2 £151 -42.11% 3
Oxfordshire -11 2 £260 +4.00% 1
Crawley - 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £270 - 1
Cheshire +30 1 £240 -14.28%
North West +26 1 £240 -26.15% 2
Yorkshire +15 1 £350 - 2
West Yorkshire +15 1 £350 - 1
Leeds +10 1 £350 - 1
Hampshire +4 1 - - 1
Norfolk -1 1 £340 +12.39%
Essex -7 1 - -
Oxford -8 1 £260 +4.00%
South West -9 1 - - 1
North East -12 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Bicester - 1 - -
Bath - 1 - -
Burgess Hill - 1 £225 -
City of London - 1 - - 3
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £240 -
Leicester - 1 £240 -

Infrastructure Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 52 (68.42%) Windows
2 41 (53.95%) VMware
3 38 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 38 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 30 (39.47%) Microsoft
5 22 (28.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (27.63%) MS Exchange
7 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (22.37%) Firewall
9 16 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (19.74%) Cisco
10 15 (19.74%) Citrix
11 14 (18.42%) LAN
11 14 (18.42%) Hyper-V
12 13 (17.11%) Office 365
12 13 (17.11%) Linux
12 13 (17.11%) SQL Server
13 12 (15.79%) WAN
13 12 (15.79%) HP
13 12 (15.79%) Windows 7
14 11 (14.47%) DNS
14 11 (14.47%) SQL
15 10 (13.16%) PowerShell
15 10 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (11.84%) XenApp
16 9 (11.84%) SCCM
16 9 (11.84%) MS Office
16 9 (11.84%) DHCP
16 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
16 9 (11.84%) SAN

Infrastructure Support 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 21 (27.63%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (6.58%) Skype for Business
6 4 (5.26%) IIS
7 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.32%) Apache
9 1 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 9 (11.84%) MS Excel
1 9 (11.84%) MS Office
2 2 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.11%) Office 365
2 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.63%) SaaS
4 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.37%) Firewall
2 14 (18.42%) LAN
3 12 (15.79%) WAN
4 11 (14.47%) DNS
5 9 (11.84%) DHCP
5 9 (11.84%) SAN
6 8 (10.53%) VPN
7 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
8 5 (6.58%) DMZ
9 4 (5.26%) NAS
9 4 (5.26%) VoIP
10 3 (3.95%) HSRP
10 3 (3.95%) IPsec
10 3 (3.95%) OSPF
10 3 (3.95%) Spanning Tree
10 3 (3.95%) VRRP
10 3 (3.95%) Wireless
11 2 (2.63%) MPLS
11 2 (2.63%) Skype
11 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) MySQL
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.32%) Big Data
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.32%) JIRA
1 1 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (7.89%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Advertising
3 1 (1.32%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) French Language
3 1 (1.32%) German Language
3 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Law
3 1 (1.32%) Legal
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.32%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.95%) Replication
3 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.32%) Clustering
3 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.32%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.32%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (68.42%) Windows
2 38 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 22 (28.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (17.11%) Linux
6 12 (15.79%) Windows 7
7 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (10.53%) Unix
9 7 (9.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (9.21%) Windows 10
10 6 (7.89%) Windows 8
11 5 (6.58%) AIX
11 5 (6.58%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (6.58%) SUSE
11 5 (6.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (5.26%) Solaris
13 2 (2.63%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.53%) ITIL
2 4 (5.26%) Asset Management
2 4 (5.26%) Investment Management
2 4 (5.26%) ITIL V3
2 4 (5.26%) Mentoring
3 2 (2.63%) Change Management
3 2 (2.63%) Data Centre Operations
3 2 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (2.63%) ITSM
3 2 (2.63%) Migration
3 2 (2.63%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (2.63%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (2.63%) Service Management
3 2 (2.63%) Software Deployment
4 1 (1.32%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (1.32%) Configuration Management
4 1 (1.32%) CRM
4 1 (1.32%) ERP
4 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2
4 1 (1.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.47%) SQL
2 10 (13.16%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (3.95%) CCNA
1 3 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) CCNP
2 2 (2.63%) CCSA
2 2 (2.63%) DBS Check
2 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) MCSA
2 2 (2.63%) MCSE
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.32%) MCITP
3 1 (1.32%) MCP
3 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (18.42%) Hyper-V
4 9 (11.84%) XenApp
5 6 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (5.26%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.32%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.32%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.32%) vSphere
7 1 (1.32%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (11.84%) SCCM
2 4 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (5.26%) WSUS
3 3 (3.95%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.32%) Foglight
5 1 (1.32%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (1.32%) Kibana
5 1 (1.32%) logstash
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.32%) Puppet
5 1 (1.32%) SCOM
5 1 (1.32%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.32%) SCSM
5 1 (1.32%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.32%) Webmin
5 1 (1.32%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 41 (53.95%) VMware
2 30 (39.47%) Microsoft
3 15 (19.74%) Cisco
3 15 (19.74%) Citrix
4 12 (15.79%) HP
5 8 (10.53%) Dell
5 8 (10.53%) Red Hat
6 7 (9.21%) CheckPoint
6 7 (9.21%) IBM
7 5 (6.58%) Oracle
7 5 (6.58%) Veeam
8 4 (5.26%) NetApp
9 3 (3.95%) F5
10 2 (2.63%) Avaya
10 2 (2.63%) Juniper
11 1 (1.32%) CommVault
11 1 (1.32%) EMC
11 1 (1.32%) Intel
11 1 (1.32%) Symantec
11 1 (1.32%) Veritas
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago