The median contractor rate for a Network Infrastructure Engineer was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 626 590
Rank change year-on-year +49 -36  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Infrastructure Engineer 26 19 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.034% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.036% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 38
Median daily rate £344 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.78% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £214 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £455 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £265 £340
% change year-on-year +13.20% -22.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £16.99 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -54.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.99 £37.50
% change year-on-year - -54.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44592 53123 52813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.09% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28970 34603 31991
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1459 1537 2115
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Network Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Network Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 28 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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +48 24 £344 -1.78% 9
London +26 7 £375 +7.14% 5
South East +25 4 £375 +11.11% 1
South West +1 4 £244 +13.37% 1
East Midlands - 4 £280 -
Scotland +39 2 - -
Yorkshire +23 2 £375 -6.25%
West Midlands +22 2 £338 -32.50% 1
Berkshire +21 2 £375 +66.66%
West Yorkshire +19 2 £375 -6.25%
Wiltshire - 2 £238 -
Derbyshire - 2 £300 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £250 -
Swindon - 2 £238 -
Wellingborough - 2 £258 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £258 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £419 -
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Bradford - 2 £375 -
Bromley - 2 - -
Chesterfield - 2 £300 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Bracknell - 1 £400 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Oxford - 1 £500 -
Slough - 1 £350 -
Herefordshire - 1 £338 -
North West - 1 - - 2

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, 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 38 (60.32%) Firewall
2 34 (53.97%) Cisco
3 29 (46.03%) LAN
4 27 (42.86%) WAN
5 24 (38.10%) VMware
6 23 (36.51%) Windows
7 21 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 20 (31.75%) Wireless
9 17 (26.98%) HP
10 16 (25.40%) Data Centre
11 15 (23.81%) Windows Server
12 14 (22.22%) DNS
12 14 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (20.63%) VPN
14 12 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (17.46%) CCNP
15 11 (17.46%) Linux
16 10 (15.87%) VoIP
16 10 (15.87%) SQL
16 10 (15.87%) Citrix
16 10 (15.87%) SAN
16 10 (15.87%) CheckPoint
16 10 (15.87%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (15.87%) Palo Alto
17 9 (14.29%) SolarWinds
17 9 (14.29%) DMZ
17 9 (14.29%) Migration
17 9 (14.29%) MPLS
18 8 (12.70%) Wi-Fi

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 7 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (9.52%) Office 365
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.59%) IaaS
3 1 (1.59%) PaaS
3 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (60.32%) Firewall
2 29 (46.03%) LAN
3 27 (42.86%) WAN
4 20 (31.75%) Wireless
5 14 (22.22%) DNS
6 13 (20.63%) VPN
7 10 (15.87%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (15.87%) SAN
7 10 (15.87%) VoIP
8 9 (14.29%) DMZ
8 9 (14.29%) MPLS
9 8 (12.70%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (9.52%) Cisco Wireless
10 6 (9.52%) Network Security
10 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
11 5 (7.94%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (7.94%) DHCP
11 5 (7.94%) OSPF
11 5 (7.94%) VLAN
11 5 (7.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.59%) MySQL
2 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.35%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.76%) Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.59%) Games
5 1 (1.59%) Law
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.59%) Web Services
1 1 (1.59%) XMPP
1 1 (1.59%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.40%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.35%) Client/Server
2 4 (6.35%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.17%) IPTV
5 1 (1.59%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.59%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (1.59%) PKI
5 1 (1.59%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (36.51%) Windows
2 15 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 11 (17.46%) Linux
4 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.94%) Unix
7 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.76%) Android
8 3 (4.76%) Windows 10
8 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.76%) Windows Phone
9 2 (3.17%) AIX
9 2 (3.17%) CentOS
9 2 (3.17%) Solaris
10 1 (1.59%) HPUX
10 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.59%) SUSE
10 1 (1.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.29%) Migration
2 7 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 6 (9.52%) ITIL
4 4 (6.35%) Asset Management
4 4 (6.35%) Change Management
4 4 (6.35%) Investment Management
4 4 (6.35%) Network Management
4 4 (6.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (4.76%) Application Packaging
5 3 (4.76%) Information Management
5 3 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (4.76%) Network Design
5 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.17%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.17%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.17%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.17%) Project Management
6 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.87%) SQL
2 5 (7.94%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.76%) Perl
3 3 (4.76%) Python
4 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.59%) C
5 1 (1.59%) C++
5 1 (1.59%) Java
5 1 (1.59%) Korn
5 1 (1.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (17.46%) CCNP
3 8 (12.70%) CCNA
4 3 (4.76%) CCSA
5 2 (3.17%) CCIE
5 2 (3.17%) MCSE
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) CCDP
6 1 (1.59%) Degree
6 1 (1.59%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) HIPAA
1 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.59%) PMO
1 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.35%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.76%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.17%) ISA Server
5 2 (3.17%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.17%) vSphere
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.59%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Ansible
1 2 (3.17%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (3.17%) Puppet
2 1 (1.59%) AppManager
2 1 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.59%) Cisco LMS
2 1 (1.59%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.59%) Foglight
2 1 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.59%) Nagios
2 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.59%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (53.97%) Cisco
2 24 (38.10%) VMware
3 17 (26.98%) HP
4 10 (15.87%) CheckPoint
4 10 (15.87%) Citrix
4 10 (15.87%) Palo Alto
5 9 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 8 (12.70%) Microsoft
7 6 (9.52%) Dell
8 5 (7.94%) Aruba
8 5 (7.94%) F5
9 4 (6.35%) Intel
9 4 (6.35%) Intel Security
9 4 (6.35%) Oracle
10 3 (4.76%) EMC
10 3 (4.76%) Juniper
10 3 (4.76%) LANDesk
10 3 (4.76%) NetApp
10 3 (4.76%) ProCurve
11 2 (3.17%) Forcepoint