The median contractor rate for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 605 592
Rank change year-on-year +26 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Infrastructure Engineer 31 46 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.085% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.090% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 36 26
Median daily rate £375 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.63% +1.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £264 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £455 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £375
% change year-on-year -3.44% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £17.00 £23.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.08% -41.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £23.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -26.08% -41.02%  

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Engineer over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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 +23 30 £375 -3.22% 17
London +17 17 £415 -1.19% 6
South East +21 7 £375 +8.69% 4
Berkshire +21 4 - -
Bracknell - 4 - -
North West +24 3 £350 +3.70% 1
Manchester +15 2 £350 +7.69% 1
City of London 0 2 £600 +26.31% 3
West Midlands +25 1 £375 -6.25%
Surrey +3 1 £375 -6.25%
Oxford -2 1 £265 -13.11%
Oxfordshire -5 1 £265 -13.11%
East Midlands - 1 £290 - 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £250 - 1
County Antrim - 1 £250 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £290 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
High Wycombe - 1 £550 - 1
Knutsford - 1 £350 -
Northampton - 1 £290 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £375 -
North East - 1 - - 1
Belfast - 1 £250 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £550 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Senior 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 Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 53 (73.61%) Windows
2 41 (56.94%) VMware
3 36 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 30 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 27 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 26 (36.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (34.72%) Microsoft
8 21 (29.17%) Linux
9 19 (26.39%) PowerShell
10 17 (23.61%) ITIL
11 16 (22.22%) MS Exchange
11 16 (22.22%) Cisco
11 16 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (18.06%) SAN
12 13 (18.06%) Firewall
13 12 (16.67%) HP
13 12 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
14 10 (13.89%) Office 365
14 10 (13.89%) SCCM
14 10 (13.89%) Unix
14 10 (13.89%) IBM
14 10 (13.89%) Red Hat
15 9 (12.50%) NetApp
15 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
15 9 (12.50%) DNS
15 9 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010

Senior 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 16 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.72%) Skype for Business
4 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.17%) Confluence
7 2 (2.78%) Apache
7 2 (2.78%) IIS
7 2 (2.78%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.78%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.39%) GlassFish
8 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) SAP Business One
1 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (13.89%) Office 365
3 6 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.56%) IaaS
5 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.39%) HP Helion
6 1 (1.39%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.06%) Firewall
1 13 (18.06%) SAN
2 9 (12.50%) DNS
2 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 8 (11.11%) LAN
3 8 (11.11%) WAN
4 6 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (8.33%) NAS
5 5 (6.94%) DHCP
6 4 (5.56%) HTTP
6 4 (5.56%) SSL
6 4 (5.56%) Unified Communications
6 4 (5.56%) VoIP
7 3 (4.17%) LDAP
7 3 (4.17%) Skype
7 3 (4.17%) Wireless
8 2 (2.78%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.78%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.78%) VPN
8 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.56%) MySQL
2 4 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.78%) DB2
5 1 (1.39%) Big Data
5 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) JIRA
2 1 (1.39%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.39%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (9.72%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.78%) Games
3 2 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Back Office
4 1 (1.39%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Electronics
4 1 (1.39%) Front Office
4 1 (1.39%) Law
4 1 (1.39%) Local Government
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) WAP
1 3 (4.17%) Web Services
2 2 (2.78%) LAMP
2 2 (2.78%) Middleware
3 1 (1.39%) REST
3 1 (1.39%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.33%) Clustering
3 4 (5.56%) PKI
4 3 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.17%) Replication
4 3 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.39%) CCTV
5 1 (1.39%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.39%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.39%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 53 (73.61%) Windows
2 36 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 26 (36.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (29.17%) Linux
5 16 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (13.89%) Unix
7 9 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (11.11%) AIX
9 7 (9.72%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (9.72%) SUSE
9 7 (9.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 6 (8.33%) Windows 7
11 5 (6.94%) Windows 10
12 4 (5.56%) Windows XP
13 3 (4.17%) CentOS
13 3 (4.17%) Ubuntu
14 1 (1.39%) HPUX
14 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.61%) ITIL
2 8 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 6 (8.33%) Change Management
4 5 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.94%) DevOps
4 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.94%) ITSM
4 5 (6.94%) Mentoring
4 5 (6.94%) Service Management
5 4 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (5.56%) Performance Optimisation
6 3 (4.17%) Data Modelling
6 3 (4.17%) Migration
6 3 (4.17%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (2.78%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.78%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 2 (2.78%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.78%) Open Source
7 2 (2.78%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.39%) PowerShell
2 9 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 6 (8.33%) SQL
4 4 (5.56%) VBScript
5 3 (4.17%) Perl
5 3 (4.17%) Python
6 2 (2.78%) Java
7 1 (1.39%) C#
7 1 (1.39%) Go
7 1 (1.39%) PHP
7 1 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.72%) MCSE
3 4 (5.56%) CCNA
3 4 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.17%) MCSD
4 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.78%) CCNP
5 2 (2.78%) MCP
5 2 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.39%) CCA
6 1 (1.39%) CCIE
6 1 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.39%) Degree
6 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.39%) PMP
6 1 (1.39%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.39%) QA
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 27 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 6 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (8.33%) vSphere
6 4 (5.56%) vCloud
7 3 (4.17%) XenApp
8 2 (2.78%) Docker
8 2 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (2.78%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.39%) Firmware
9 1 (1.39%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.39%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) SCCM
2 7 (9.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (6.94%) SCOM
4 4 (5.56%) Ansible
4 4 (5.56%) NetBackup
4 4 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (2.78%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.78%) PowerCLI
6 2 (2.78%) Puppet
6 2 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.78%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.39%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.39%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (1.39%) Netcool
7 1 (1.39%) OpenIDM
7 1 (1.39%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.39%) vMotion
Vendors
1 41 (56.94%) VMware
2 25 (34.72%) Microsoft
3 16 (22.22%) Cisco
4 12 (16.67%) HP
5 10 (13.89%) IBM
5 10 (13.89%) Red Hat
6 9 (12.50%) NetApp
7 8 (11.11%) Citrix
7 8 (11.11%) Oracle
8 7 (9.72%) CheckPoint
8 7 (9.72%) EMC
8 7 (9.72%) Sophos
9 6 (8.33%) Dell
10 5 (6.94%) Symantec
11 4 (5.56%) Juniper
11 4 (5.56%) SaltStack
12 3 (4.17%) EqualLogic
12 3 (4.17%) Meraki
12 3 (4.17%) ServiceNow
12 3 (4.17%) Veeam
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