Period
to 18 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Infrastructure Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 June 2019.

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
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 797 813 776
Rank change year-on-year +16 -37 +70
Contract jobs requiring a Network Infrastructure Engineer 52 56 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.057% 0.056% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.059% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 43 45
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £239 £259 £241
90th Percentile £638 £511 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £310 £313
% change year-on-year +11.29% -0.80% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
UK median hourly rate £46.00 - £21.50
10th Percentile £42.85 - £17.80
90th Percentile £51.25 - £42.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - £21.50

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 85,752 94,396 86,328
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 94.83% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,321 61,778 55,918
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.07%
10th Percentile £275 £268 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,807 3,055 2,872
UK median hourly rate £19.36 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.56% -5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% -10.00%

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 18 June 2019.

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
Top 12 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 18 June 2019. 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 +46 52 £375 -6.25% 20
UK excluding London +37 32 £345 +11.29% 17
London +12 20 £600 +45.45% 3
South East +12 14 £350 +2.94% 5
North of England +29 6 £250 -45.65% 4
Midlands +24 6 £375 +29.31% 2
South West -31 6 £363 +39.42% 6
East Midlands +18 3 £350 +55.56% 1
Yorkshire +13 3 - - 3
West Midlands +5 3 £390 +11.43% 1
North West +25 2 £225 - 1
North East +11 1 £275 -56.00%

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, Network Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Network Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 42 (80.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (36.54%) VMware
3 16 (30.77%) Firewall
3 16 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 16 (30.77%) Linux
3 16 (30.77%) Cisco
4 15 (28.85%) WAN
4 15 (28.85%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (26.92%) Windows
6 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (23.08%) Python
7 12 (23.08%) LAN
8 11 (21.15%) VPN
8 11 (21.15%) ITIL
9 10 (19.23%) Identity Management
9 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
9 10 (19.23%) Office 365
10 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
10 9 (17.31%) Management Information System
10 9 (17.31%) Network Design
10 9 (17.31%) SQL
10 9 (17.31%) CCNA
10 9 (17.31%) BGP
11 8 (15.38%) Telecoms
11 8 (15.38%) Network Security
11 8 (15.38%) Degree
11 8 (15.38%) Privileged Access Management
11 8 (15.38%) Windows Server
12 7 (13.46%) Problem Management
12 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (11.54%) IIS
2 5 (9.62%) Apache
2 5 (9.62%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (5.77%) Windchill
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.23%) Office 365
2 5 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.92%) Boomi
4 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.92%) Datadog
4 1 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.92%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.77%) Firewall
2 15 (28.85%) WAN
3 12 (23.08%) LAN
4 11 (21.15%) VPN
5 9 (17.31%) BGP
6 8 (15.38%) Network Security
7 5 (9.62%) DNS
7 5 (9.62%) MPLS
7 5 (9.62%) OSPF
8 4 (7.69%) DHCP
8 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
8 4 (7.69%) Wireless
9 3 (5.77%) Internet
9 3 (5.77%) ISDN
9 3 (5.77%) VoIP
10 2 (3.85%) 2G
10 2 (3.85%) 3G
10 2 (3.85%) ADSL
10 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
10 2 (3.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Military
3 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) Middleware
1 5 (9.62%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.92%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.92%) JSON
2 1 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.85%) Clustering
3 2 (3.85%) NHS
3 2 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) Blog
4 1 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.92%) Life Science
4 1 (1.92%) MPEG
4 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.77%) Linux
2 14 (26.92%) Windows
3 8 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.77%) Unix
6 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.92%) VMS
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (80.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (21.15%) ITIL
3 10 (19.23%) Identity Management
4 9 (17.31%) Network Design
5 8 (15.38%) Privileged Access Management
6 7 (13.46%) Change Management
6 7 (13.46%) Problem Management
7 6 (11.54%) Change Control
7 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
7 6 (11.54%) Project Management
8 5 (9.62%) ITIL V2
8 5 (9.62%) Network Architecture
8 5 (9.62%) Quality Management
8 5 (9.62%) Service Desk Management
9 4 (7.69%) Analytics
9 4 (7.69%) ITSM
9 4 (7.69%) Network Management
9 4 (7.69%) Presales
9 4 (7.69%) Service Management
10 3 (5.77%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.08%) Python
2 9 (17.31%) SQL
3 6 (11.54%) Perl
4 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 9 (17.31%) CCNA
3 9 (17.31%) SC Cleared
4 8 (15.38%) Degree
5 6 (11.54%) CCNP
6 3 (5.77%) CCIE
6 3 (5.77%) HND
6 3 (5.77%) JNCIA
7 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.92%) AWS Certification
8 1 (1.92%) CISSP
8 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.92%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.92%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.92%) MCSE
8 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.92%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.85%) COBIT
3 1 (1.92%) GDPR
3 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.77%) vSphere
3 3 (5.77%) XenApp
4 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.92%) Samba
5 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) Ansible
2 5 (9.62%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (3.85%) Netcool
3 2 (3.85%) SCCM
4 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco LMS
4 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (36.54%) VMware
2 16 (30.77%) Cisco
3 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (9.62%) CheckPoint
4 5 (9.62%) Juniper
4 5 (9.62%) ServiceNow
5 4 (7.69%) Citrix
5 4 (7.69%) HP
6 3 (5.77%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.85%) Aruba
7 2 (3.85%) BMC
7 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.85%) Remedy
7 2 (3.85%) Symantec
8 1 (1.92%) Apple
8 1 (1.92%) Brocade
8 1 (1.92%) Google
8 1 (1.92%) GUPTA
8 1 (1.92%) Hitachi
8 1 (1.92%) WatchGuard