The median contractor rate for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 600 607
Rank change year-on-year +33 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Infrastructure Engineer 41 39 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.073% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.076% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 31 22
Median daily rate £405 £350 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.71% -1.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £313 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +4.61% -7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.99 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.99 -

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 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Top 24 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 March 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 +34 40 £410 +17.14% 34
London +42 27 £420 +5.00% 12
South East +7 7 £406 +25.00% 4
City of London - 4 £388 - 2
East Midlands -6 3 £375 +15.38% 1
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Oxford - 3 - -
Hampshire +11 2 £475 +11.76%
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £338 +3.84%
Northamptonshire - 2 £375 -
Kettering - 2 £375 -
North West +27 1 £310 -27.05% 2
Wales +15 1 £310 -7.46%
Norfolk +2 1 £340 +21.42%
Swindon +1 1 - -
East of England 0 1 £340 +21.42% 3
Wiltshire -3 1 - -
South West -5 1 - - 4
Corsham -12 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 £475 -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Hinckley - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 67 (72.04%) Windows
2 53 (56.99%) VMware
3 44 (47.31%) Windows Server
4 40 (43.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 39 (41.94%) Active Directory
6 37 (39.78%) Microsoft
7 36 (38.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (35.48%) Linux
9 31 (33.33%) Cisco
10 24 (25.81%) ITIL
11 23 (24.73%) Firewall
11 23 (24.73%) PowerShell
11 23 (24.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (23.66%) SAN
12 22 (23.66%) Data Centre
13 21 (22.58%) HP
13 21 (22.58%) LAN
14 19 (20.43%) WAN
14 19 (20.43%) DNS
15 18 (19.35%) MS Exchange
16 17 (18.28%) MS Excel
16 17 (18.28%) SQL Server
17 16 (17.20%) Citrix
18 15 (16.13%) CheckPoint
18 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
19 14 (15.05%) Red Hat
19 14 (15.05%) Cisco Certification
19 14 (15.05%) TCP/IP
20 13 (13.98%) Unix
20 13 (13.98%) MCSE

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 18 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.60%) Skype for Business
4 7 (7.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (7.53%) IIS
4 7 (7.53%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.38%) Apache
6 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.23%) Tuxedo
7 3 (3.23%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.15%) JBoss
8 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
8 2 (2.15%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (2.15%) WildFly
9 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.08%) Confluence
9 1 (1.08%) GlassFish
9 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.08%) PowerExchange
9 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (18.28%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.30%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.08%) MS Office
3 1 (1.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (9.68%) Office 365
3 8 (8.60%) IaaS
4 7 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (3.23%) SaaS
6 2 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.15%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (2.15%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.15%) PaaS
7 1 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.73%) Firewall
2 22 (23.66%) SAN
3 21 (22.58%) LAN
4 19 (20.43%) DNS
4 19 (20.43%) WAN
5 14 (15.05%) TCP/IP
6 12 (12.90%) DHCP
7 8 (8.60%) NAS
7 8 (8.60%) VoIP
7 8 (8.60%) Wireless
8 7 (7.53%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (5.38%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (5.38%) Skype
10 4 (4.30%) DMZ
10 4 (4.30%) SMTP
10 4 (4.30%) Unified Communications
10 4 (4.30%) VLAN
10 4 (4.30%) VPN
11 3 (3.23%) IPsec
11 3 (3.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.23%) DB2
4 3 (3.23%) MySQL
4 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.08%) Big Data
6 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) CA Gen
1 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.08%) JIRA
2 1 (1.08%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (9.68%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Legal
2 3 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.15%) Back Office
3 2 (2.15%) Local Government
3 2 (2.15%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.08%) Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Law
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.45%) Middleware
2 3 (3.23%) WAP
2 3 (3.23%) Web Services
3 1 (1.08%) LAMP
3 1 (1.08%) REST
3 1 (1.08%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.66%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.68%) Clustering
2 9 (9.68%) Replication
3 5 (5.38%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.30%) PKI
5 3 (3.23%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.08%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.08%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 67 (72.04%) Windows
2 44 (47.31%) Windows Server
3 36 (38.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (35.48%) Linux
5 23 (24.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (13.98%) Unix
6 13 (13.98%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (10.75%) AIX
9 9 (9.68%) Windows 7
10 7 (7.53%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (7.53%) SUSE
10 7 (7.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 6 (6.45%) Solaris
12 5 (5.38%) Windows 10
13 4 (4.30%) Android
14 3 (3.23%) CentOS
14 3 (3.23%) HPUX
14 3 (3.23%) MVS
15 2 (2.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.81%) ITIL
2 13 (13.98%) ITIL V3
3 7 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (7.53%) Change Management
3 7 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 7 (7.53%) PRINCE2
4 6 (6.45%) Data Centre Operations
4 6 (6.45%) Mentoring
5 5 (5.38%) DevOps
5 5 (5.38%) ITSM
5 5 (5.38%) Service Management
6 4 (4.30%) Asset Management
6 4 (4.30%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (4.30%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (4.30%) Open Source
6 4 (4.30%) Performance Optimisation
6 4 (4.30%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 3 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (24.73%) PowerShell
2 9 (9.68%) SQL
3 8 (8.60%) Bash Shell
4 6 (6.45%) Java
4 6 (6.45%) VB
5 3 (3.23%) Perl
6 2 (2.15%) Python
7 1 (1.08%) C#
7 1 (1.08%) Go
7 1 (1.08%) PHP
7 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (15.05%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (13.98%) MCSE
2 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (8.60%) CCNA
4 6 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (4.30%) CCNP
6 4 (4.30%) Degree
7 3 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.23%) MCSA
7 3 (3.23%) MCSD
7 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.15%) CCA
8 2 (2.15%) CCSA
8 2 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.15%) RHCE
9 1 (1.08%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.08%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.08%) BS7799
3 1 (1.08%) GCP
3 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.08%) QA
3 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (43.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (41.94%) Active Directory
3 11 (11.83%) Hyper-V
4 10 (10.75%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (6.45%) vSphere
5 6 (6.45%) XenApp
6 4 (4.30%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (3.23%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.15%) Firmware
8 2 (2.15%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.15%) vCloud
8 2 (2.15%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (2.15%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.08%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.08%) Docker
9 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.08%) NFS
9 1 (1.08%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 10 (10.75%) SCCM
2 7 (7.53%) NetBackup
2 7 (7.53%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (7.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (5.38%) Puppet
3 5 (5.38%) SCOM
3 5 (5.38%) WSUS
4 4 (4.30%) AirWatch
4 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (3.23%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.15%) Ansible
6 2 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.15%) Terraform
7 1 (1.08%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.08%) OpenIDM
7 1 (1.08%) Packer
7 1 (1.08%) Perfmon
7 1 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.08%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 53 (56.99%) VMware
2 37 (39.78%) Microsoft
3 31 (33.33%) Cisco
4 21 (22.58%) HP
5 16 (17.20%) Citrix
6 15 (16.13%) CheckPoint
7 14 (15.05%) Red Hat
8 12 (12.90%) NetApp
8 12 (12.90%) Oracle
9 10 (10.75%) IBM
10 8 (8.60%) EMC
10 8 (8.60%) Symantec
11 6 (6.45%) Dell
11 6 (6.45%) Sophos
12 5 (5.38%) EqualLogic
13 4 (4.30%) Juniper
13 4 (4.30%) MobileIron
13 4 (4.30%) Veeam
14 3 (3.23%) CA
14 3 (3.23%) TIBCO
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