Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Infrastructure Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 829 812 832
Rank change year-on-year -17 +20 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Network Infrastructure Engineer 62 53 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.053% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.056% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 38 53
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +11.94% +9.39%
10th Percentile £260 £188 £252
90th Percentile £531 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £288 £310
% change year-on-year +30.43% -7.26% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
UK median hourly rate - £39.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.54% -23.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +21.54% -23.46%

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 97,753 94,238 101,154
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.91% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,239 61,828 65,933
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,144 2,822 3,284
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.89%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% - +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 17 October 2018.

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 13 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 17 October 2018. 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 -13 61 £413 +6.45% 34
London +9 33 £438 +9.38% 16
UK excluding London -18 29 £375 +30.43% 19
North of England -18 10 £396 +76.11% 4
South East -6 8 £375 -3.23% 3
Midlands -29 7 £295 +7.76% 5
Yorkshire -7 6 £354 +57.22% 1
West Midlands -17 4 £275 -15.38% 5
North East +4 3 £428 -
East of England -1 3 £425 -22.73% 2
East Midlands -6 3 £338 +29.81%
North West -18 1 - - 3
South West -25 1 £265 +24.71% 4

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 59 (95.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 39 (62.90%) Cisco
3 35 (56.45%) Firewall
4 34 (54.84%) Windows
5 30 (48.39%) Windows Server
6 26 (41.94%) VMware
7 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
8 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
8 19 (30.65%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (27.42%) VPN
9 17 (27.42%) LAN
10 15 (24.19%) WAN
10 15 (24.19%) Linux
10 15 (24.19%) DNS
10 15 (24.19%) CCNP
11 14 (22.58%) CCNA
12 13 (20.97%) Microsoft Azure
13 12 (19.35%) Wireless
14 11 (17.74%) TCP/IP
14 11 (17.74%) CheckPoint
14 11 (17.74%) Windows 10
15 10 (16.13%) NetApp
15 10 (16.13%) SQL
15 10 (16.13%) VoIP
15 10 (16.13%) DHCP
15 10 (16.13%) Telecoms
15 10 (16.13%) OSPF
15 10 (16.13%) Meraki
16 9 (14.52%) VMware ESXi
16 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared

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 8 (12.90%) Skype for Business
2 4 (6.45%) Apache
2 4 (6.45%) IIS
3 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.61%) nginx
4 1 (1.61%) Site Server
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (20.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.84%) Office 365
4 2 (3.23%) PaaS
4 2 (3.23%) SaaS
5 1 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.61%) IaaS
5 1 (1.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 35 (56.45%) Firewall
2 17 (27.42%) LAN
2 17 (27.42%) VPN
3 15 (24.19%) DNS
3 15 (24.19%) WAN
4 12 (19.35%) Wireless
5 11 (17.74%) TCP/IP
6 10 (16.13%) DHCP
6 10 (16.13%) OSPF
6 10 (16.13%) VoIP
7 9 (14.52%) MPLS
7 9 (14.52%) SSL
8 8 (12.90%) Skype
8 8 (12.90%) WLAN
9 7 (11.29%) HTTP
9 7 (11.29%) IPsec
10 6 (9.68%) Ethernet
10 6 (9.68%) FTP
10 6 (9.68%) H.323
10 6 (9.68%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (3.23%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.23%) MySQL
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.61%) Big Data
4 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.61%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.90%) Finance
3 6 (9.68%) Retail
4 2 (3.23%) Legal
4 2 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.61%) Automotive
5 1 (1.61%) Banking
5 1 (1.61%) French Language
5 1 (1.61%) German Language
5 1 (1.61%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.61%) Japanese Language
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.61%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.23%) REST
3 1 (1.61%) Ajax
3 1 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.61%) Kafka
3 1 (1.61%) LAMP
3 1 (1.61%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.61%) LDAP
3 1 (1.61%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.61%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.61%) SAML
3 1 (1.61%) Sensu
3 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.84%) PKI
2 3 (4.84%) Public Cloud
2 3 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.23%) Replication
4 1 (1.61%) Fintech
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (54.84%) Windows
2 30 (48.39%) Windows Server
3 15 (24.19%) Linux
4 11 (17.74%) Windows 10
5 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (9.68%) CentOS
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.23%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (95.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (12.90%) ITIL
2 8 (12.90%) Storage Management
3 6 (9.68%) Network Architecture
4 5 (8.06%) Migration
4 5 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (6.45%) High Availability
5 4 (6.45%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.84%) Change Management
6 3 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.84%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.84%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.84%) Information Security
6 3 (4.84%) Project Management
7 2 (3.23%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.23%) Network Design
7 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.23%) Product Management
7 2 (3.23%) Service Management
7 2 (3.23%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) SQL
2 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.84%) Python
4 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (1.61%) AWK
5 1 (1.61%) Go
5 1 (1.61%) Java
5 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (30.65%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (24.19%) CCNP
3 14 (22.58%) CCNA
4 9 (14.52%) Security Cleared
5 8 (12.90%) DV Cleared
6 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.84%) CCIE
8 2 (3.23%) Degree
8 2 (3.23%) MCP
8 2 (3.23%) MCSA
8 2 (3.23%) MCSE
8 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.61%) CCDP
9 1 (1.61%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) CISM
9 1 (1.61%) CISSP
9 1 (1.61%) MCITP
9 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) GDPR
1 1 (1.61%) GPG13
1 1 (1.61%) ISAE 3402
1 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.61%) QA
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (35.48%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.52%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.61%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.61%) Firmware
4 1 (1.61%) NFS
4 1 (1.61%) vCloud
4 1 (1.61%) vSphere
4 1 (1.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) vCenter Server
2 5 (8.06%) SCCM
3 1 (1.61%) Ansible
3 1 (1.61%) Grafana
3 1 (1.61%) Graphite
3 1 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.61%) Mesos
3 1 (1.61%) Nagios
3 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.61%) Puppet
3 1 (1.61%) StatsD
3 1 (1.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (62.90%) Cisco
2 26 (41.94%) VMware
3 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
4 11 (17.74%) CheckPoint
5 10 (16.13%) Meraki
5 10 (16.13%) NetApp
6 8 (12.90%) Aruba
6 8 (12.90%) SolarWinds
7 7 (11.29%) Splunk
8 5 (8.06%) Palo Alto
9 4 (6.45%) Citrix
9 4 (6.45%) HP
9 4 (6.45%) Juniper
10 3 (4.84%) F5
10 3 (4.84%) Veeam
11 2 (3.23%) Extreme Networks
11 2 (3.23%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.61%) Avid
12 1 (1.61%) New Relic
12 1 (1.61%) Ruckus Wireless