Period
to 7 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

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
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 664 797 786
Rank change year-on-year +133 -11 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Infrastructure Engineer 128 101 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.096% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 84 83
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £286 £334 £305
90th Percentile £563 £588 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 75,459 99,275 98,138
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.00% 94.81% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,328 65,713 64,999
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £250 £270 £258
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,907 3,078 2,899
UK median hourly rate £19.47 £18.47 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.39% -1.23% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.79
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 7 December 2019.

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 15 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 6 months to 7 December 2019. 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 +132 117 £425 +6.25% 91
UK excluding London +124 85 £425 +13.33% 65
London +97 39 £425 -5.56% 28
South East +78 31 £475 +18.75% 17
North of England +36 16 £335 -41.74% 28
South West +6 13 £500 +5.26% 8
Midlands +40 10 £275 -23.61% 6
North West +19 10 £320 -44.35% 16
Scotland +49 7 £390 -8.24% 2
West Midlands +28 7 - - 3
East of England - 7 £400 - 4
Yorkshire +40 4 £375 +1.35% 6
East Midlands +28 3 £275 -26.67% 3
North East +25 2 - - 6
Wales +28 1 £301 -36.74%

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, Senior 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 Senior Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 126 (98.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 74 (57.81%) Windows
3 72 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 60 (46.88%) VMware
5 56 (43.75%) Azure
6 54 (42.19%) Microsoft
7 51 (39.84%) Windows Server
8 42 (32.81%) Office 365
9 40 (31.25%) SCCM
10 35 (27.34%) DHCP
11 34 (26.56%) DNS
12 31 (24.22%) Firewall
13 27 (21.09%) PowerShell
14 26 (20.31%) Cisco
14 26 (20.31%) Citrix
15 25 (19.53%) SQL Server
15 25 (19.53%) Migration
16 24 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
17 22 (17.19%) AWS
18 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
18 20 (15.63%) WAN
19 19 (14.84%) SQL
19 19 (14.84%) XenApp
20 18 (14.06%) MS Exchange
20 18 (14.06%) VPN
20 18 (14.06%) Windows 10
21 16 (12.50%) ITIL
21 16 (12.50%) Linux
21 16 (12.50%) vSphere
21 16 (12.50%) Security Cleared

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 (14.06%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.16%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.03%) Skype for Business
4 6 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.13%) IIS
6 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 56 (43.75%) Azure
2 42 (32.81%) Office 365
3 22 (17.19%) AWS
4 14 (10.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (10.16%) IaaS
6 12 (9.38%) PaaS
7 10 (7.81%) SaaS
8 5 (3.91%) OneDrive
9 4 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
9 4 (3.13%) Mimecast
9 4 (3.13%) Power Platform
9 4 (3.13%) PowerApps
10 3 (2.34%) NuGet
11 2 (1.56%) GCP
11 2 (1.56%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.78%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 35 (27.34%) DHCP
2 34 (26.56%) DNS
3 31 (24.22%) Firewall
4 20 (15.63%) WAN
5 18 (14.06%) VPN
6 12 (9.38%) LAN
6 12 (9.38%) Skype
7 11 (8.59%) SAN
8 8 (6.25%) TCP/IP
8 8 (6.25%) VLAN
9 6 (4.69%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (4.69%) Wireless
10 5 (3.91%) Network Security
11 4 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (3.13%) MPLS
11 4 (3.13%) Unified Communications
11 4 (3.13%) VoIP
12 3 (2.34%) VSAN
13 2 (1.56%) HSRP
13 2 (1.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.13%) Power BI
2 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2017
3 2 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (2.34%) MSBuild
1 3 (2.34%) TeamCity
1 3 (2.34%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.56%) MSTest
2 2 (1.56%) Ranorex
2 2 (1.56%) Subversion
2 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (8.59%) Public Sector
2 10 (7.81%) Finance
3 4 (3.13%) Aerospace
3 4 (3.13%) Banking
3 4 (3.13%) Law
4 2 (1.56%) Back Office
4 2 (1.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Local Government
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.25%) Web Services
2 4 (3.13%) .NET
2 4 (3.13%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.56%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.56%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.59%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.47%) Clustering
3 5 (3.91%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.13%) NHS
4 4 (3.13%) Replication
4 4 (3.13%) Tandem
4 4 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.56%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.56%) PKI
6 2 (1.56%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.56%) Wiki
7 1 (0.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.78%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.78%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 74 (57.81%) Windows
2 51 (39.84%) Windows Server
3 20 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (14.06%) Windows 10
5 16 (12.50%) Linux
6 12 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (7.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (6.25%) Windows 7
9 7 (5.47%) Unix
10 5 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.34%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.78%) AIX
12 1 (0.78%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (98.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 25 (19.53%) Migration
3 16 (12.50%) ITIL
4 12 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (9.38%) Service Management
5 10 (7.81%) Infrastructure Management
6 9 (7.03%) Capacity Management
6 9 (7.03%) DevOps
6 9 (7.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (6.25%) Infrastructure as Code
8 7 (5.47%) ITIL V3
8 7 (5.47%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (5.47%) Validation
9 6 (4.69%) Project Delivery
9 6 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.91%) Data Migration
10 5 (3.91%) Digital Transformation Programme
10 5 (3.91%) High Availability
10 5 (3.91%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (3.91%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.09%) PowerShell
2 19 (14.84%) SQL
3 6 (4.69%) VBScript
4 4 (3.13%) C
5 3 (2.34%) C#
6 2 (1.56%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.56%) Python
7 1 (0.78%) Java
7 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.94%) DV Cleared
3 13 (10.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (8.59%) MCSE
5 9 (7.03%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (7.03%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.25%) CCNA
6 8 (6.25%) MCSA
6 8 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (5.47%) Degree
8 5 (3.91%) ISEB
8 5 (3.91%) ISTQB
8 5 (3.91%) VCAP
9 4 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.34%) VCP6
11 2 (1.56%) CCA
11 2 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.78%) CCIE
12 1 (0.78%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.59%) SLA
2 7 (5.47%) GDPR
3 2 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 72 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 24 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (14.84%) XenApp
4 16 (12.50%) vSphere
5 15 (11.72%) Hyper-V
6 13 (10.16%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (8.59%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.13%) Docker
8 4 (3.13%) VMware NSX
9 3 (2.34%) DFS Replication
9 3 (2.34%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.56%) LXC
11 1 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.78%) vCloud
11 1 (0.78%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 40 (31.25%) SCCM
2 14 (10.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (7.81%) SCOM
4 6 (4.69%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (3.91%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (3.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (3.91%) Terraform
6 4 (3.13%) Ansible
6 4 (3.13%) FortiGate
7 3 (2.34%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.56%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.56%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (1.56%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.56%) vRealize
9 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.78%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.78%) Puppet
9 1 (0.78%) WMI
Vendors
1 60 (46.88%) VMware
2 54 (42.19%) Microsoft
3 26 (20.31%) Cisco
3 26 (20.31%) Citrix
4 8 (6.25%) Ivanti
5 6 (4.69%) Google
5 6 (4.69%) HP
5 6 (4.69%) SolarWinds
5 6 (4.69%) Symantec
6 5 (3.91%) Dell
6 5 (3.91%) Juniper
6 5 (3.91%) Splunk
6 5 (3.91%) Veeam
7 4 (3.13%) Aerohive Networks
7 4 (3.13%) Apple
7 4 (3.13%) Brocade
7 4 (3.13%) Darktrace
7 4 (3.13%) Meraki
7 4 (3.13%) Polycom
7 4 (3.13%) Zscaler