Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Infrastructure Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Network Infrastructure Engineer
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 783 837 803
Rank change year-on-year +54 -34 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Network Infrastructure Engineer 58 56 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.061% 0.051% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.054% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 37 57
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +4.48% +11.67%
10th Percentile £232 £214 £185
90th Percentile £498 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £361
% change year-on-year +3.45% -19.72% +80.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
UK median hourly rate £32.25 £24.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.33% -38.14% +45.45%
10th Percentile £19.05 £18.42 £31.00
90th Percentile £43.15 £32.07 £40.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.25 £24.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +30.33% -38.14% +45.45%

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 90163 104539 107877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.02% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58468 68039 66795
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2893 3098 4169
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +2.26%

Network Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Network Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Network Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Infrastructure Engineer over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Network Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Network Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Infrastructure Engineer over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Network Infrastructure Engineer
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 24 July 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 +71 54 £375 +7.14% 11
UK excluding London +62 34 £300 +3.45% 6
London +27 23 £400 - 5
Midlands +30 13 £294 -41.25% 1
East Midlands - 8 £288 -
South West +5 7 £238 +10.47% 2
North of England +68 5 £375 +7.14% 2
West Midlands +33 5 £338 -32.50% 1
South East +27 5 £375 +48.51% 1
Scotland +37 3 - -
Yorkshire +30 2 £375 -
North West +29 2 - - 2
North East +58 1 - -
East of England -14 1 £550 +103.70%

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2017, Network 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 Network Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (53.45%) Firewall
1 31 (53.45%) Cisco
2 27 (46.55%) LAN
3 20 (34.48%) WAN
4 19 (32.76%) Active Directory
5 18 (31.03%) Wireless
6 16 (27.59%) VMware
6 16 (27.59%) DNS
7 14 (24.14%) Windows
8 12 (20.69%) VPN
8 12 (20.69%) SAN
9 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
10 10 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (17.24%) Data Centre
11 9 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (15.52%) Citrix
11 9 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (15.52%) DHCP
11 9 (15.52%) Linux
12 8 (13.79%) SQL
12 8 (13.79%) CCNP
12 8 (13.79%) Windows Server
13 7 (12.07%) Finance
13 7 (12.07%) CheckPoint
13 7 (12.07%) MPLS
13 7 (12.07%) F5
14 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (10.34%) SolarWinds
14 6 (10.34%) VLAN
14 6 (10.34%) NetApp

Network 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 6 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.17%) Office 365
3 1 (1.72%) IaaS
3 1 (1.72%) PaaS
3 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (53.45%) Firewall
2 27 (46.55%) LAN
3 20 (34.48%) WAN
4 18 (31.03%) Wireless
5 16 (27.59%) DNS
6 12 (20.69%) SAN
6 12 (20.69%) VPN
7 10 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (15.52%) DHCP
9 7 (12.07%) MPLS
10 6 (10.34%) Cisco Wireless
10 6 (10.34%) Ethernet
10 6 (10.34%) VLAN
10 6 (10.34%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (8.62%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (8.62%) DMZ
11 5 (8.62%) Network Security
11 5 (8.62%) VoIP
11 5 (8.62%) WLAN
12 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.90%) Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Back Office
5 2 (3.45%) Law
6 1 (1.72%) Games
6 1 (1.72%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
2 1 (1.72%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.17%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.45%) Clustering
3 2 (3.45%) Fixed Income
3 2 (3.45%) IPTV
3 2 (3.45%) PKI
3 2 (3.45%) VAX
3 2 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.72%) FMCG
4 1 (1.72%) iPad
4 1 (1.72%) iPhone
4 1 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.72%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.72%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.14%) Windows
2 9 (15.52%) Linux
3 8 (13.79%) Windows Server
4 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.90%) Unix
7 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.45%) Android
8 2 (3.45%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.45%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.72%) CentOS
9 1 (1.72%) HPUX
9 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.72%) Solaris
9 1 (1.72%) SUSE
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.34%) Change Management
2 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
2 5 (8.62%) Migration
3 4 (6.90%) Network Management
4 3 (5.17%) Application Packaging
4 3 (5.17%) Information Management
4 3 (5.17%) ITIL
4 3 (5.17%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (5.17%) Network Design
4 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.45%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (3.45%) DevOps
5 2 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.72%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.79%) SQL
2 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.45%) Perl
3 2 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (1.72%) C
4 1 (1.72%) C++
4 1 (1.72%) Java
4 1 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (13.79%) CCNP
3 6 (10.34%) CCNA
4 5 (8.62%) MCSE
4 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.45%) CCDP
6 2 (3.45%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.45%) MCITP
7 1 (1.72%) CCIE
7 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.72%) Degree
7 1 (1.72%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.72%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) PMO
1 1 (1.72%) RMADS
System Software
1 19 (32.76%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.17%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.17%) vSphere
4 3 (5.17%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.45%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.72%) Firmware
6 1 (1.72%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.72%) Xen
6 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (1.72%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.72%) Ansible
2 1 (1.72%) AppManager
2 1 (1.72%) Cacti
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.72%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.72%) Nagios
2 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.72%) PowerCLI
2 1 (1.72%) Puppet
2 1 (1.72%) SCOM
2 1 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.72%) vRealize
2 1 (1.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (53.45%) Cisco
2 16 (27.59%) VMware
3 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.52%) Citrix
5 7 (12.07%) CheckPoint
5 7 (12.07%) F5
6 6 (10.34%) Intel
6 6 (10.34%) NetApp
6 6 (10.34%) SolarWinds
7 5 (8.62%) HP
7 5 (8.62%) Juniper
7 5 (8.62%) Palo Alto
8 3 (5.17%) Dell
8 3 (5.17%) EMC
8 3 (5.17%) LANDesk
9 2 (3.45%) McAfee
9 2 (3.45%) Oracle
9 2 (3.45%) Sun
10 1 (1.72%) Brocade
10 1 (1.72%) Fortinet
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Rate: £220 - 280 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Vertus Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago