Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Infrastructure Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 772 774 806
Rank change year-on-year +2 +32 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Infrastructure Engineer 106 120 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.11% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 93 49
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -2.60%
10th Percentile £306 £254 £249
90th Percentile £670 £537 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £375
% change year-on-year +5.63% -5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
UK median hourly rate - £51.48 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +32.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.79 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +22.54% -

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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

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 17 November 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 14 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 17 November 2017. 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 +4 99 £425 +13.33% 16
UK excluding London +9 59 £375 +5.63% 9
London +5 47 £600 +50.00% 8
North of England +47 17 £625 +61.29% 1
East of England -21 14 £325 +18.18% 2
South East 0 13 £375 +11.94% 3
Midlands +29 8 £375 -6.25% 2
North West +26 8 £650 +114.88% 1
Yorkshire +27 6 £650 +152.43%
North East +55 5 £625 +32.98%
West Midlands +22 5 £375 -6.25% 1
Scotland -8 4 - -
Wales +10 3 - -
East Midlands +4 3 £335 -4.29% 1

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 66 (62.26%) VMware
2 65 (61.32%) Windows
3 49 (46.23%) Windows Server
4 48 (45.28%) Microsoft
5 43 (40.57%) Active Directory
6 34 (32.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 31 (29.25%) ITIL
8 26 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (24.53%) SAN
8 26 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (24.53%) Office 365
9 25 (23.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (23.58%) Linux
10 24 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (21.70%) Cisco
12 22 (20.75%) Citrix
12 22 (20.75%) Finance
13 21 (19.81%) MCSE
13 21 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
14 19 (17.92%) TCP/IP
15 18 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (16.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (16.98%) PowerShell
16 17 (16.04%) SCCM
16 17 (16.04%) Ansible
17 16 (15.09%) MS Exchange
18 15 (14.15%) MongoDB
19 14 (13.21%) HP
19 14 (13.21%) MySQL
19 14 (13.21%) Firewall

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 (15.09%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.32%) Skype for Business
3 10 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (9.43%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.66%) IIS
5 3 (2.83%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.89%) Apache
6 2 (1.89%) JBoss
6 2 (1.89%) nginx
7 1 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 26 (24.53%) Office 365
2 21 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (6.60%) SaaS
5 3 (2.83%) IaaS
5 3 (2.83%) PaaS
6 2 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.94%) Akamai
7 1 (0.94%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.94%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (24.53%) SAN
2 19 (17.92%) TCP/IP
3 14 (13.21%) Firewall
4 12 (11.32%) HTTP
4 12 (11.32%) SSL
5 11 (10.38%) DNS
6 9 (8.49%) DHCP
6 9 (8.49%) NAS
7 8 (7.55%) LAN
7 8 (7.55%) Skype
7 8 (7.55%) WAN
8 6 (5.66%) Unified Communications
9 4 (3.77%) PBX
9 4 (3.77%) PSTN
10 3 (2.83%) VLAN
10 3 (2.83%) Wireshark
11 2 (1.89%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.89%) VSAN
11 2 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.89%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.15%) MongoDB
2 14 (13.21%) MySQL
3 13 (12.26%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (10.38%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.89%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.94%) DB2
8 1 (0.94%) OLAP
8 1 (0.94%) OLTP
8 1 (0.94%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.89%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (20.75%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Banking
3 3 (2.83%) Back Office
3 3 (2.83%) Front Office
4 2 (1.89%) Legal
4 2 (1.89%) Retail
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
5 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
5 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.66%) Web Services
2 2 (1.89%) .NET
2 2 (1.89%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.89%) Hibernate
2 2 (1.89%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (1.89%) Middleware
3 1 (0.94%) Ajax
3 1 (0.94%) EJB
3 1 (0.94%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (0.94%) Java EE
3 1 (0.94%) JPA
3 1 (0.94%) jQuery
3 1 (0.94%) REST
3 1 (0.94%) RESTful
3 1 (0.94%) SOAP
3 1 (0.94%) WAP
3 1 (0.94%) XML
3 1 (0.94%) XSD
3 1 (0.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.60%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.60%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (4.72%) Clustering
4 3 (2.83%) Hedge funds
4 3 (2.83%) PKI
4 3 (2.83%) Replication
5 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.89%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.89%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.94%) Fintech
6 1 (0.94%) iPad
6 1 (0.94%) iPhone
6 1 (0.94%) NHS
6 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 65 (61.32%) Windows
2 49 (46.23%) Windows Server
3 26 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (23.58%) Linux
4 25 (23.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (16.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (11.32%) Ubuntu
7 10 (9.43%) Windows 7
8 8 (7.55%) Windows 10
9 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (3.77%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.89%) Unix
11 2 (1.89%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.94%) Android
12 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.25%) ITIL
2 24 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (11.32%) Continuous Delivery
4 11 (10.38%) DevOps
5 8 (7.55%) High Availability
5 8 (7.55%) Migration
6 6 (5.66%) PRINCE2
6 6 (5.66%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.72%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (4.72%) Load Balancing
7 5 (4.72%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (4.72%) Project Management
7 5 (4.72%) Service Delivery
7 5 (4.72%) SFIA
8 4 (3.77%) Contract Management
8 4 (3.77%) Data Management
8 4 (3.77%) IT Strategy
8 4 (3.77%) Network Design
8 4 (3.77%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.98%) PowerShell
2 13 (12.26%) SQL
3 6 (5.66%) Java
4 5 (4.72%) VBScript
5 3 (2.83%) Python
6 2 (1.89%) Ruby
6 2 (1.89%) VB
7 1 (0.94%) C#
7 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.94%) Perl
7 1 (0.94%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (24.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (19.81%) MCSE
3 18 (16.98%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (6.60%) CCNA
4 7 (6.60%) MCP
5 6 (5.66%) CCIE
5 6 (5.66%) MCSA
5 6 (5.66%) Security Cleared
6 5 (4.72%) Degree
6 5 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.77%) CCDP
7 4 (3.77%) CCNP
7 4 (3.77%) Chartered Engineer
7 4 (3.77%) CISM
7 4 (3.77%) CISSP
7 4 (3.77%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (3.77%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.83%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 43 (40.57%) Active Directory
2 34 (32.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (13.21%) Hyper-V
4 13 (12.26%) vCloud
5 12 (11.32%) vSphere
6 9 (8.49%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (7.55%) XenApp
8 7 (6.60%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (4.72%) XenDesktop
10 3 (2.83%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (2.83%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (2.83%) XenServer
11 2 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.94%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.94%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (16.04%) Ansible
1 17 (16.04%) SCCM
2 10 (9.43%) NetBackup
3 7 (6.60%) WSUS
4 5 (4.72%) SCOM
5 4 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.83%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.83%) HP SIM
6 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.83%) Puppet
6 3 (2.83%) Salt
6 3 (2.83%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.89%) Terraform
7 2 (1.89%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 66 (62.26%) VMware
2 48 (45.28%) Microsoft
3 23 (21.70%) Cisco
4 22 (20.75%) Citrix
5 14 (13.21%) HP
6 12 (11.32%) SaltStack
7 9 (8.49%) EMC
8 7 (6.60%) Symantec
9 6 (5.66%) Dell
9 6 (5.66%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.72%) McAfee
10 5 (4.72%) NetApp
10 5 (4.72%) Polycom
11 3 (2.83%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.83%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.83%) Sophos
12 2 (1.89%) Altiris
12 2 (1.89%) AppSense
12 2 (1.89%) Meraki
13 1 (0.94%) Blue Coat