Period
to 20 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Network Infrastructure Engineer was £367 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 743 835 844
Rank change year-on-year +92 +9 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Network Infrastructure Engineer 68 67 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.064% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.068% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 57 38
UK median daily rate £367 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.03% +10.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £184 £259 £201
90th Percentile £576 £527 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £360 £356
% change year-on-year -9.72% +1.05% +16.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
UK median hourly rate £19.75 - £40.50
10th Percentile £18.28 - £28.68
90th Percentile £21.83 - £43.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 - £40.50

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 78,572 98,628 97,123
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.06% 94.79% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,436 65,102 64,011
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £270 £260
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,936 3,065 2,904
UK median hourly rate £19.82 £18.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.10% -3.74% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.93
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 20 November 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 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 20 November 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 +86 65 £367 -11.03% 21
UK excluding London +79 44 £325 -9.72% 13
London +82 24 £540 +20.00% 9
South East +46 13 £375 +7.38% 4
East of England +42 12 £288 -32.35% 5
North of England +30 7 £323 -21.82% 2
West Midlands +37 5 £406 +40.09% 1
Midlands +29 5 £406 +27.45% 1
North West +19 4 £320 - 1
South West -4 4 £418 +62.14%
Yorkshire +34 2 £288 -30.30% 1
Wales - 2 - - 1
North East +17 1 £325 -23.98%
Scotland - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 63 (92.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 40 (58.82%) Firewall
3 37 (54.41%) Cisco
4 24 (35.29%) LAN
4 24 (35.29%) WAN
5 22 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (29.41%) VPN
7 18 (26.47%) VMware
8 17 (25.00%) Azure
9 16 (23.53%) Network Security
9 16 (23.53%) Windows
10 15 (22.06%) ITIL
10 15 (22.06%) CCNA
10 15 (22.06%) Active Directory
10 15 (22.06%) BGP
10 15 (22.06%) Palo Alto
11 14 (20.59%) Finance
11 14 (20.59%) Wireless
12 13 (19.12%) CCNP
12 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
13 12 (17.65%) Linux
13 12 (17.65%) Windows Server
13 12 (17.65%) Office 365
14 11 (16.18%) CheckPoint
14 11 (16.18%) MPLS
14 11 (16.18%) Juniper
15 10 (14.71%) OSPF
15 10 (14.71%) EIGRP
16 9 (13.24%) Citrix
16 9 (13.24%) DNS

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 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.47%) IIS
3 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (25.00%) Azure
2 12 (17.65%) Office 365
3 9 (13.24%) AWS
4 3 (4.41%) IaaS
5 2 (2.94%) OneDrive
5 2 (2.94%) PaaS
5 2 (2.94%) Power Platform
5 2 (2.94%) PowerApps
6 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.47%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.47%) GCP
6 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Flow
6 1 (1.47%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (58.82%) Firewall
2 24 (35.29%) LAN
2 24 (35.29%) WAN
3 20 (29.41%) VPN
4 16 (23.53%) Network Security
5 15 (22.06%) BGP
6 14 (20.59%) Wireless
7 11 (16.18%) MPLS
8 10 (14.71%) EIGRP
8 10 (14.71%) OSPF
9 9 (13.24%) DNS
9 9 (13.24%) VLAN
10 8 (11.76%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (11.76%) DHCP
10 8 (11.76%) Ethernet
10 8 (11.76%) IPsec
10 8 (11.76%) NetScaler
11 7 (10.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (10.29%) Junos
11 7 (10.29%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) Power BI
3 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (20.59%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.41%) Banking
3 3 (4.41%) Front Office
3 3 (4.41%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.41%) Law
3 3 (4.41%) Legal
4 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) Web Services
2 3 (4.41%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.35%) NHS
3 3 (4.41%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.41%) MPEG
3 3 (4.41%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.41%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.94%) Clustering
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
5 1 (1.47%) Tandem
5 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.53%) Windows
2 12 (17.65%) Linux
2 12 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.41%) VMS
5 2 (2.94%) Unix
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (92.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (22.06%) ITIL
3 9 (13.24%) Load Balancing
4 8 (11.76%) Change Management
5 7 (10.29%) Information Security
6 6 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (8.82%) Migration
6 6 (8.82%) Network Architecture
6 6 (8.82%) Security Management
7 5 (7.35%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.35%) Identity Management
7 5 (7.35%) Information Security Management
7 5 (7.35%) ISMS
7 5 (7.35%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (7.35%) Patch Management
7 5 (7.35%) Privileged Access Management
7 5 (7.35%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 4 (5.88%) DevOps
8 4 (5.88%) Digital Content Management
8 4 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.76%) Perl
2 5 (7.35%) Python
2 5 (7.35%) SQL
3 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (22.06%) CCNA
3 13 (19.12%) CCNP
4 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 7 (10.29%) CCIE
5 7 (10.29%) Degree
6 6 (8.82%) DV Cleared
6 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
7 5 (7.35%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (5.88%) JNCIE
8 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (4.41%) CISSP
9 3 (4.41%) MCSE
10 2 (2.94%) MCSA
11 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) COBIT
2 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (22.06%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.94%) Docker
4 2 (2.94%) Firmware
4 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.47%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.47%) XenApp
5 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) Ansible
2 6 (8.82%) Nagios
3 5 (7.35%) Puppet
4 4 (5.88%) Nessus
5 3 (4.41%) Backup Exec
5 3 (4.41%) Cacti
5 3 (4.41%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.41%) SCOM
5 3 (4.41%) ZABBIX
6 2 (2.94%) Cisco LMS
6 2 (2.94%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.94%) SCCM
7 1 (1.47%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.47%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.47%) Terraform
7 1 (1.47%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (54.41%) Cisco
2 18 (26.47%) VMware
3 15 (22.06%) Palo Alto
4 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
5 11 (16.18%) CheckPoint
5 11 (16.18%) Juniper
6 9 (13.24%) Citrix
6 9 (13.24%) SolarWinds
7 6 (8.82%) Aruba
7 6 (8.82%) Dell
8 4 (5.88%) Avaya
8 4 (5.88%) Extreme Networks
9 3 (4.41%) NetScout
9 3 (4.41%) Synology
9 3 (4.41%) Veeam
9 3 (4.41%) Veritas
10 2 (2.94%) Apple
10 2 (2.94%) HP
11 1 (1.47%) Oracle
11 1 (1.47%) Riverbed