The median contractor rate for a Windows Infrastructure Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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.

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 601 547
Rank change year-on-year +26 -54  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Infrastructure Engineer 35 53 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.074% 0.098% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.10% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 40 61
Median daily rate £338 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% -10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £200 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £315
% change year-on-year +3.84% +3.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.03 - £34.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.03 - £34.25

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
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 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Infrastructure Engineer over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +5 34 £338 +3.84% 16
South East +29 15 £353 +13.70% 2
London -13 9 £388 +19.23% 7
South West +11 8 £325 -33.33% 1
Hampshire +15 6 £313 +0.80%
Bristol +1 4 £383 -21.53% 1
Kent - 3 £338 -
Dorset - 3 £313 -
Surrey - 3 £353 -
Bournemouth - 3 £313 -
City of London -3 2 £400 -5.88% 1
Leatherhead - 2 £353 -
West Sussex - 2 £410 -
Scotland +33 1 £338 -
West Midlands +19 1 £300 +50.00%
Edinburgh - 1 £338 -
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Wiltshire - 1 £330 -
North West - 1 £163 - 1
East Grinstead - 1 £410 -
Swindon - 1 £330 -
Manchester - 1 £163 - 1
Bracknell - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 £375 -
Hook - 1 £313 -

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Windows 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 Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (67.53%) Windows Server
3 48 (62.34%) Active Directory
4 44 (57.14%) VMware
5 35 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 33 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (40.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (35.06%) PowerShell
9 20 (25.97%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (24.68%) MS Exchange
11 18 (23.38%) Finance
12 17 (22.08%) DNS
12 17 (22.08%) Hyper-V
13 15 (19.48%) SAN
14 14 (18.18%) Citrix
14 14 (18.18%) Windows 7
14 14 (18.18%) SCCM
14 14 (18.18%) Office 365
15 13 (16.88%) SQL
15 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (16.88%) Migration
16 12 (15.58%) Data Centre
16 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Azure
17 11 (14.29%) XenApp
17 11 (14.29%) Windows 10
17 11 (14.29%) Linux
18 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
18 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
18 10 (12.99%) Banking
18 10 (12.99%) Firewall

Windows 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 19 (24.68%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.49%) IIS
4 5 (6.49%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.90%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.60%) Apache
6 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.30%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (18.18%) Office 365
2 12 (15.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.60%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.60%) IaaS
4 2 (2.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.08%) DNS
2 15 (19.48%) SAN
3 10 (12.99%) Firewall
4 9 (11.69%) LAN
5 8 (10.39%) DHCP
5 8 (10.39%) WAN
6 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.49%) iSCSI
7 5 (6.49%) VPN
8 3 (3.90%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (3.90%) MPLS
8 3 (3.90%) NAS
9 2 (2.60%) Internet
10 1 (1.30%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.30%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.30%) SSL
10 1 (1.30%) VLAN
10 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) MySQL
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 18 (23.38%) Finance
2 10 (12.99%) Banking
3 4 (5.19%) Electronics
3 4 (5.19%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.90%) Marketing
4 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.30%) Advertising
5 1 (1.30%) Law
5 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) .NET
2 1 (1.30%) Middleware
2 1 (1.30%) SailPoint
2 1 (1.30%) Serverless Framework
2 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.49%) Clustering
3 3 (3.90%) PKI
4 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.30%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (67.53%) Windows Server
3 33 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (40.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 13 (16.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (14.29%) Linux
7 11 (14.29%) Windows 10
8 5 (6.49%) Unix
9 4 (5.19%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.90%) Solaris
11 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.30%) AIX
12 1 (1.30%) CentOS
12 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.88%) Migration
2 5 (6.49%) ITIL
3 4 (5.19%) Data Migration
3 4 (5.19%) DevOps
4 3 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (3.90%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (3.90%) Data Modelling
4 3 (3.90%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (3.90%) Incident Management
4 3 (3.90%) ITSM
4 3 (3.90%) Load Balancing
4 3 (3.90%) Patch Management
4 3 (3.90%) Programme Management
4 3 (3.90%) Server Building
5 2 (2.60%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (2.60%) Service Management
5 2 (2.60%) Task Automation
5 2 (2.60%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (2.60%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 27 (35.06%) PowerShell
2 13 (16.88%) SQL
3 2 (2.60%) C
3 2 (2.60%) Java
3 2 (2.60%) Perl
3 2 (2.60%) VBScript
4 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.30%) C#
4 1 (1.30%) Python
4 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.69%) MCSE
3 3 (3.90%) MCP
3 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.60%) MCITP
4 2 (2.60%) MCTS
5 1 (1.30%) CCA
5 1 (1.30%) CCNA
5 1 (1.30%) CISSP
5 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.30%) Degree
5 1 (1.30%) GCIH
5 1 (1.30%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (62.34%) Active Directory
2 20 (25.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (22.08%) Hyper-V
4 11 (14.29%) XenApp
5 7 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (7.79%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (5.19%) vSphere
8 3 (3.90%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.30%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.30%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.30%) Firmware
9 1 (1.30%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.30%) vCloud
9 1 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (18.18%) SCCM
2 6 (7.79%) SCOM
3 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (5.19%) SCVMM
3 4 (5.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (3.90%) Puppet
4 3 (3.90%) SCOrch
4 3 (3.90%) SCSM
4 3 (3.90%) WSUS
5 2 (2.60%) Ansible
5 2 (2.60%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.30%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.30%) Nagios
6 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 44 (57.14%) VMware
2 35 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 14 (18.18%) Citrix
4 9 (11.69%) Cisco
5 7 (9.09%) HP
5 7 (9.09%) Symantec
6 6 (7.79%) Oracle
6 6 (7.79%) Veeam
7 5 (6.49%) NetApp
8 4 (5.19%) Veritas
9 3 (3.90%) IBM
9 3 (3.90%) SAP
9 3 (3.90%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.60%) Dell
10 2 (2.60%) EMC
10 2 (2.60%) Lumension
10 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.30%) Adobe
11 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
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