Period
to 15 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Infrastructure Engineer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 829 842 811
Rank change year-on-year +13 -31 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Network Infrastructure Engineer 74 48 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.047% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.049% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 36 55
UK median daily rate £413 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +15.38% +11.11%
10th Percentile £258 £197 £250
90th Percentile £529 £467 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £356 £311
% change year-on-year +1.05% +14.46% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
UK median hourly rate - £33.25 £55.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -39.73% +29.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.25 -

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 98,694 97,988 97,540
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.94% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,351 64,962 63,626
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,030 2,868 3,307
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.76 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% 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 15 December 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 15 December 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 +11 73 £411 +9.67% 22
UK excluding London -10 38 £360 +1.05% 16
London +13 35 £450 +12.50% 8
South East -15 12 £324 -13.67% 1
North of England -7 9 £413 +10.00% 3
Midlands -14 7 £360 +44.00% 1
East of England -1 5 £425 -22.73% 6
Yorkshire -7 5 £413 +83.33% 2
South West -29 5 £250 +17.65% 3
West Midlands -17 4 £360 +10.77% 1
East Midlands +2 3 £338 +50.00%
North East -1 3 £428 -
North West -5 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 69 (93.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 44 (59.46%) Cisco
3 42 (56.76%) Firewall
4 25 (33.78%) Windows
4 25 (33.78%) WAN
5 23 (31.08%) LAN
5 23 (31.08%) Microsoft
5 23 (31.08%) Active Directory
5 23 (31.08%) CheckPoint
6 22 (29.73%) VMware
6 22 (29.73%) Windows Server
7 20 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (24.32%) VPN
9 16 (21.62%) CCNA
9 16 (21.62%) Palo Alto
10 15 (20.27%) DNS
10 15 (20.27%) OSPF
11 14 (18.92%) CCNP
11 14 (18.92%) Linux
12 13 (17.57%) Wireless
12 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
13 11 (14.86%) Skype for Business
13 11 (14.86%) Finance
13 11 (14.86%) TCP/IP
13 11 (14.86%) MPLS
13 11 (14.86%) Meraki
13 11 (14.86%) Skype
13 11 (14.86%) Data Centre
14 10 (13.51%) 802.1X
14 10 (13.51%) Juniper

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 11 (14.86%) Skype for Business
2 6 (8.11%) Apache
3 5 (6.76%) IIS
3 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.35%) nginx
5 1 (1.35%) Site Server
Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.11%) Office 365
3 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.70%) PaaS
4 2 (2.70%) SaaS
5 1 (1.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.35%) IaaS
5 1 (1.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 42 (56.76%) Firewall
2 25 (33.78%) WAN
3 23 (31.08%) LAN
4 18 (24.32%) VPN
5 15 (20.27%) DNS
5 15 (20.27%) OSPF
6 13 (17.57%) Wireless
7 11 (14.86%) MPLS
7 11 (14.86%) Skype
7 11 (14.86%) TCP/IP
8 10 (13.51%) DHCP
8 10 (13.51%) VoIP
9 8 (10.81%) SSL
9 8 (10.81%) WLAN
10 7 (9.46%) BGP
10 7 (9.46%) HTTP
10 7 (9.46%) IPsec
10 7 (9.46%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (8.11%) FCoE
11 6 (8.11%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) MySQL
2 2 (2.70%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.35%) Big Data
3 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.35%) Redis
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) JIRA
2 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.35%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (14.86%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Telecoms
3 6 (8.11%) Retail
4 2 (2.70%) Legal
4 2 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.35%) Back Office
5 1 (1.35%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.51%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.70%) Middleware
2 2 (2.70%) REST
2 2 (2.70%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.35%) Ajax
3 1 (1.35%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.35%) Kafka
3 1 (1.35%) LAMP
3 1 (1.35%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.35%) LDAP
3 1 (1.35%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.35%) Sensu
3 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.70%) FMCG
3 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.70%) PKI
3 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.70%) Replication
3 2 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.35%) Handset
4 1 (1.35%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (33.78%) Windows
2 22 (29.73%) Windows Server
3 14 (18.92%) Linux
4 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.41%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.70%) CentOS
6 2 (2.70%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (93.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (13.51%) ITIL
2 10 (13.51%) Migration
3 7 (9.46%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (8.11%) Network Architecture
4 6 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (6.76%) Change Management
5 5 (6.76%) Load Balancing
5 5 (6.76%) Network Design
6 4 (5.41%) Change Control
6 4 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.41%) High Availability
6 4 (5.41%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.41%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.05%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.05%) Network Management
7 3 (4.05%) Project Management
8 2 (2.70%) Quality Management
8 2 (2.70%) Service Management
8 2 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.46%) Python
2 6 (8.11%) SQL
3 4 (5.41%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.70%) Perl
4 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.35%) AWK
5 1 (1.35%) Go
5 1 (1.35%) Java
5 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (21.62%) CCNA
3 14 (18.92%) CCNP
4 4 (5.41%) CCIE
5 2 (2.70%) CISSP
5 2 (2.70%) MCP
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) CCDP
6 1 (1.35%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (1.35%) CISM
6 1 (1.35%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.35%) Degree
6 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) MCITP
6 1 (1.35%) MCSE
6 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.35%) GDPR
2 1 (1.35%) GPG13
2 1 (1.35%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (31.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.35%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.35%) Firmware
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.35%) NFS
4 1 (1.35%) vCloud
4 1 (1.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) SCCM
2 2 (2.70%) Nagios
2 2 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.35%) Ansible
3 1 (1.35%) Grafana
3 1 (1.35%) Graphite
3 1 (1.35%) Mesos
3 1 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.35%) Puppet
3 1 (1.35%) StatsD
3 1 (1.35%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (59.46%) Cisco
2 23 (31.08%) CheckPoint
2 23 (31.08%) Microsoft
3 22 (29.73%) VMware
4 16 (21.62%) Palo Alto
5 11 (14.86%) Meraki
6 10 (13.51%) Juniper
7 8 (10.81%) Aruba
7 8 (10.81%) SolarWinds
8 7 (9.46%) Extreme Networks
9 4 (5.41%) Citrix
10 3 (4.05%) F5
10 3 (4.05%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.05%) Veeam
11 2 (2.70%) HP
11 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.70%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.35%) Apple
12 1 (1.35%) Dell
12 1 (1.35%) NetApp