Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Support Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 788 773 746
Rank change year-on-year -15 -27 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Engineer 91 115 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 79 102
UK median daily rate £325 £313 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +11.61% -6.67%
10th Percentile £195 £200 £185
90th Percentile £425 £470 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £288 £250
% change year-on-year +13.04% +15.00% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 5
UK median hourly rate £13.03 £28.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.48% +33.33% -4.55%
10th Percentile £12.24 £28.00 £19.80
90th Percentile £22.45 £28.00 £88.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.03 £28.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -53.48% +33.33% -4.55%

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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Engineer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Support Engineer in the UK

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top 15 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 6 months to 20 November 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 -1 86 £325 +1.96% 13
UK excluding London +32 66 £325 +13.04% 7
South East +21 30 £375 +22.45% 4
London -36 24 £290 -31.76% 6
Midlands +24 10 £400 +60.00% 1
North of England +43 9 £275 +5.77% 1
West Midlands +27 7 £400 -
East of England -26 7 £325 +8.33% 1
South West +9 6 £300 -7.69%
Wales +15 4 £305 +74.29%
Yorkshire +5 4 £319 +23.79%
North West +20 3 £163 -50.00% 1
East Midlands +3 3 £225 -10.00% 1
North East +57 2 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 75 (82.42%) Windows
2 57 (62.64%) VMware
3 45 (49.45%) Windows Server
4 38 (41.76%) Microsoft
4 38 (41.76%) Active Directory
5 33 (36.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 28 (30.77%) Citrix
7 27 (29.67%) ITIL
8 25 (27.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (26.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (26.37%) Cisco
10 22 (24.18%) Office 365
11 21 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
11 21 (23.08%) SAN
12 20 (21.98%) HP
13 17 (18.68%) Windows 7
14 16 (17.58%) vSphere
14 16 (17.58%) MS Exchange
14 16 (17.58%) LAN
14 16 (17.58%) Firewall
15 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (16.48%) Hyper-V
16 14 (15.38%) WAN
17 13 (14.29%) VPN
17 13 (14.29%) PowerShell
18 12 (13.19%) VMware ESXi
18 12 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2010
18 12 (13.19%) SQL Server
18 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
19 11 (12.09%) Linux

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 16 (17.58%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (10.99%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.30%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.20%) Apache
5 2 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.20%) IIS
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (2.20%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.20%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (24.18%) Office 365
2 21 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.20%) IaaS
5 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.10%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.08%) SAN
2 16 (17.58%) Firewall
2 16 (17.58%) LAN
3 14 (15.38%) WAN
4 13 (14.29%) VPN
5 8 (8.79%) DNS
6 7 (7.69%) Internet
6 7 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 7 (7.69%) VoIP
7 5 (5.49%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (5.49%) DHCP
7 5 (5.49%) NAS
7 5 (5.49%) PBX
8 3 (3.30%) DMZ
8 3 (3.30%) NetScaler
8 3 (3.30%) Skype
8 3 (3.30%) SSL
8 3 (3.30%) VSAN
8 3 (3.30%) Wireshark
9 2 (2.20%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.30%) Law
3 2 (2.20%) Finance
4 1 (1.10%) Advertising
4 1 (1.10%) Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Front Office
4 1 (1.10%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) Middleware
1 3 (3.30%) REST
2 2 (2.20%) EntireX
3 1 (1.10%) .NET
3 1 (1.10%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (6.59%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.49%) Virtual Team
3 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.30%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.30%) EMC VNX
4 3 (3.30%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.30%) Replication
4 3 (3.30%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.10%) Clustering
5 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.10%) iSeries
5 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.10%) NHS
5 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 75 (82.42%) Windows
2 45 (49.45%) Windows Server
3 25 (27.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (26.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (18.68%) Windows 7
6 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (12.09%) Linux
8 9 (9.89%) Windows 10
9 6 (6.59%) Unix
10 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.20%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.20%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.10%) Android
11 1 (1.10%) CentOS
11 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.67%) ITIL
2 10 (10.99%) Patch Management
2 10 (10.99%) Service Management
3 9 (9.89%) Migration
3 9 (9.89%) Virtual Environments
4 7 (7.69%) ITSM
5 5 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.49%) Incident Management
5 5 (5.49%) Load Balancing
6 4 (4.40%) Business Continuity
6 4 (4.40%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (4.40%) Proactive Monitoring
6 4 (4.40%) Time Management
7 3 (3.30%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (3.30%) DevOps
7 3 (3.30%) Document Management
7 3 (3.30%) Email Migration
7 3 (3.30%) Microservices
7 3 (3.30%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (2.20%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.79%) SQL
3 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (6.59%) MCSE
3 6 (6.59%) MCTS
4 5 (5.49%) CCNA
4 5 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.40%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.20%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.10%) CCA
7 1 (1.10%) CCAA
7 1 (1.10%) Degree
7 1 (1.10%) ISEB
7 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.10%) MCDST
7 1 (1.10%) MCITP
7 1 (1.10%) MCSA
7 1 (1.10%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (41.76%) Active Directory
2 33 (36.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (17.58%) vSphere
4 15 (16.48%) Hyper-V
5 12 (13.19%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (7.69%) XenApp
7 6 (6.59%) Terminal Services
8 4 (4.40%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (2.20%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (2.20%) XenDesktop
11 1 (1.10%) BitLocker
11 1 (1.10%) Terminal Server
11 1 (1.10%) vCloud
11 1 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (1.10%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (9.89%) NetBackup
2 7 (7.69%) SCCM
3 3 (3.30%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.20%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.20%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.20%) WSUS
5 1 (1.10%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.10%) Nagios
5 1 (1.10%) SafeCom
5 1 (1.10%) SCOM
5 1 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.10%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (62.64%) VMware
2 38 (41.76%) Microsoft
3 28 (30.77%) Citrix
4 24 (26.37%) Cisco
5 20 (21.98%) HP
6 9 (9.89%) NetApp
7 5 (5.49%) EMC
7 5 (5.49%) McAfee
8 4 (4.40%) Dell
8 4 (4.40%) Intel
8 4 (4.40%) Juniper
8 4 (4.40%) Symantec
9 3 (3.30%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.30%) BMC
9 3 (3.30%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.30%) CommVault
9 3 (3.30%) IBM
9 3 (3.30%) Remedy
9 3 (3.30%) ServiceNow
9 3 (3.30%) SolarWinds