Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Network Infrastructure Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 849 790 792
Rank change year-on-year -59 +2 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Network Infrastructure Engineer 47 75 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.077% 0.075%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.081% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 53 48
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £299
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +8.79% -6.27%
10th Percentile £188 £252 £211
90th Percentile £453 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% +13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.02% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £21.50 -
% change year-on-year +93.02% - -

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 95,102 92,258 100,985
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,208 60,233 64,366
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,777 3,239 3,822
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.76% +12.18%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 January 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 15 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 January 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 -31 44 £375 +15.38% 18
UK excluding London +36 32 £313 -3.85% 15
South East -11 14 £375 +3.45% 3
London -59 13 £400 +23.08% 6
Midlands +8 7 £250 -15.97%
East Midlands +5 5 £225 -18.18%
South West - 4 £260 - 1
North of England +46 3 £375 +7.14% 4
West Midlands +1 2 £325 +1.56%
Scotland -14 2 £300 -33.33% 1
Yorkshire +19 1 £225 -40.00% 2
North West +14 1 £525 +61.54% 1
East of England -25 1 - - 4
Wales - 1 £300 - 2
North East - 1 - - 1

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 (65.96%) Cisco
2 27 (57.45%) Windows
3 23 (48.94%) Firewall
4 21 (44.68%) VMware
5 19 (40.43%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (36.17%) Active Directory
7 16 (34.04%) Linux
7 16 (34.04%) Windows Server
8 13 (27.66%) CCNA
9 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
10 11 (23.40%) CCNP
10 11 (23.40%) HP
10 11 (23.40%) Office 365
11 10 (21.28%) SAN
11 10 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (19.15%) Citrix
13 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
13 8 (17.02%) DNS
13 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
13 8 (17.02%) Hyper-V
14 7 (14.89%) NAS
14 7 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
14 7 (14.89%) WAN
14 7 (14.89%) ITIL
14 7 (14.89%) SQL
14 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
15 6 (12.77%) VPN
15 6 (12.77%) DHCP

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 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.38%) IIS
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.40%) Office 365
2 7 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (6.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
6 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 23 (48.94%) Firewall
2 10 (21.28%) SAN
3 8 (17.02%) DNS
3 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
4 7 (14.89%) NAS
4 7 (14.89%) WAN
5 6 (12.77%) DHCP
5 6 (12.77%) VPN
6 5 (10.64%) LAN
6 5 (10.64%) VoIP
7 4 (8.51%) MPLS
7 4 (8.51%) NetScaler
7 4 (8.51%) SSL
7 4 (8.51%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (6.38%) Multicast
9 2 (4.26%) BGP
9 2 (4.26%) iSCSI
9 2 (4.26%) Network Security
9 2 (4.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
1 3 (6.38%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.26%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.13%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (2.13%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.13%) NHS
4 1 (2.13%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 27 (57.45%) Windows
2 16 (34.04%) Linux
2 16 (34.04%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (8.51%) CentOS
4 4 (8.51%) Unix
4 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
5 3 (6.38%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) ITIL
2 5 (10.64%) Migration
3 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
3 4 (8.51%) Information Security
3 4 (8.51%) Proactive Monitoring
4 3 (6.38%) Change Management
4 3 (6.38%) Email Filtering
4 3 (6.38%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (6.38%) Network Design
4 3 (6.38%) Patch Management
4 3 (6.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (4.26%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.26%) Change Control
5 2 (4.26%) Service Management
5 2 (4.26%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) Security Architecture
6 1 (2.13%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (2.13%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (27.66%) CCNA
3 11 (23.40%) CCNP
4 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
5 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.26%) MCSA
7 2 (4.26%) MCTS
8 1 (2.13%) CCIE
8 1 (2.13%) MCITP
8 1 (2.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (36.17%) Active Directory
2 10 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (17.02%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.51%) vSphere
5 3 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.13%) NFS
6 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) Terraform
3 1 (2.13%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.13%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.13%) OpenView
3 1 (2.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (65.96%) Cisco
2 21 (44.68%) VMware
3 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
4 11 (23.40%) HP
5 9 (19.15%) Citrix
6 5 (10.64%) Juniper
6 5 (10.64%) NetApp
7 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
7 4 (8.51%) Palo Alto
8 3 (6.38%) Dell
8 3 (6.38%) F5
8 3 (6.38%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.26%) Oracle
10 1 (2.13%) Aruba
10 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
10 1 (2.13%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.13%) SonicWALL
10 1 (2.13%) Sophos
10 1 (2.13%) Veeam