The median contractor rate for a Windows Infrastructure Engineer was £369 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Infrastructure Engineer
UK
Rank 541 579 571
Rank change year-on-year +38 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Infrastructure Engineer 42 61 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.094% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 48 43
Median daily rate £369 £363 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.72% -12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £268 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -28.66% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £21.50 - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 - £26.00

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 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
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 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the UK

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Top 27 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 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 +32 42 £369 +5.35% 20
London +34 26 £423 +20.71% 4
South East 0 9 £275 -16.66% 4
City of London +3 5 £450 +5.88% 2
Oxford - 4 £260 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £260 -
North West +21 2 £175 -53.33%
Kent +13 2 £295 -28.74%
Tunbridge Wells +13 2 £295 -28.74%
Manchester - 2 £175 -
South West - 2 £288 - 1
Berkshire +26 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire +15 1 £350 - 6
Yorkshire +14 1 £350 - 7
Leeds +13 1 £350 -6.66% 4
West Sussex +2 1 £225 -
East of England -4 1 - - 2
East Midlands -6 1 - - 1
Lincolnshire -7 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £275 -
Bristol - 1 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £250 -
Burgess Hill - 1 £225 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Uckfield - 1 £275 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1

Windows Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (67.33%) Active Directory
3 65 (64.36%) Windows Server
4 44 (43.56%) VMware
5 42 (41.58%) Microsoft
6 39 (38.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (38.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (26.73%) PowerShell
8 26 (25.74%) Firewall
9 23 (22.77%) Hyper-V
9 23 (22.77%) Citrix
10 21 (20.79%) DNS
11 20 (19.80%) SAN
11 20 (19.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
13 17 (16.83%) Windows 7
13 17 (16.83%) MS Exchange
14 16 (15.84%) Migration
15 15 (14.85%) Linux
15 15 (14.85%) SQL
15 15 (14.85%) Office 365
15 15 (14.85%) SCCM
16 14 (13.86%) SQL Server
16 14 (13.86%) HP
17 13 (12.87%) Windows 10
17 13 (12.87%) Finance
17 13 (12.87%) MS Excel
18 12 (11.88%) MCSE
18 12 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 17 (16.83%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.89%) Skype for Business
3 7 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.93%) IIS
4 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.98%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.99%) Apache
6 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (12.87%) MS Excel
2 10 (9.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (14.85%) Office 365
3 11 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.96%) SaaS
5 2 (1.98%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.98%) IaaS
5 2 (1.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.74%) Firewall
2 21 (20.79%) DNS
3 20 (19.80%) SAN
4 11 (10.89%) DHCP
5 10 (9.90%) LAN
6 9 (8.91%) WAN
7 5 (4.95%) iSCSI
7 5 (4.95%) VPN
8 4 (3.96%) MPLS
8 4 (3.96%) NAS
8 4 (3.96%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.97%) Skype
9 3 (2.97%) VLAN
9 3 (2.97%) Wireless
10 2 (1.98%) WLAN
11 1 (0.99%) FTP
11 1 (0.99%) Internet
11 1 (0.99%) IPsec
11 1 (0.99%) LDAP
11 1 (0.99%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.99%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (12.87%) Finance
2 12 (11.88%) Banking
3 3 (2.97%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.98%) Law
4 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.98%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.98%) Retail
5 1 (0.99%) Advertising
5 1 (0.99%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.95%) Web Services
2 3 (2.97%) .NET
3 1 (0.99%) JSON
3 1 (0.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.93%) Clustering
3 5 (4.95%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.96%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.97%) PKI
6 2 (1.98%) BYOD
6 2 (1.98%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.98%) Replication
7 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.99%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (64.36%) Windows Server
3 39 (38.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (38.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (19.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (16.83%) Windows 7
6 15 (14.85%) Linux
7 13 (12.87%) Windows 10
8 8 (7.92%) Unix
9 7 (6.93%) Solaris
10 6 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.96%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.98%) CentOS
13 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.99%) SUSE
13 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.84%) Migration
2 9 (8.91%) ITIL
3 5 (4.95%) Asset Management
3 5 (4.95%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (4.95%) High Availability
3 5 (4.95%) Incident Management
3 5 (4.95%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (4.95%) Problem Management
4 3 (2.97%) Configuration Management
4 3 (2.97%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (2.97%) Data Modelling
4 3 (2.97%) DevOps
4 3 (2.97%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (2.97%) Electronic Trading
4 3 (2.97%) Load Balancing
4 3 (2.97%) Service Management
5 2 (1.98%) Change Management
5 2 (1.98%) CRM
5 2 (1.98%) Project Management
5 2 (1.98%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (26.73%) PowerShell
2 15 (14.85%) SQL
3 4 (3.96%) VBScript
4 2 (1.98%) C
4 2 (1.98%) Perl
4 2 (1.98%) Python
5 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.99%) C#
5 1 (0.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (11.88%) MCSE
1 12 (11.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.96%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.97%) CCNA
4 3 (2.97%) Degree
4 3 (2.97%) MCP
4 3 (2.97%) MCSA
4 3 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.98%) CCNP
5 2 (1.98%) MCITP
5 2 (1.98%) MCTS
6 1 (0.99%) CCA
6 1 (0.99%) CEH
6 1 (0.99%) CISSP
6 1 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.99%) GCIH
6 1 (0.99%) GIAC
6 1 (0.99%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (67.33%) Active Directory
2 23 (22.77%) Hyper-V
3 20 (19.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (11.88%) XenApp
5 6 (5.94%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (5.94%) vSphere
6 5 (4.95%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.97%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.99%) Firmware
9 1 (0.99%) vCloud
9 1 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (14.85%) SCCM
2 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (6.93%) SCOM
3 4 (3.96%) SCVMM
3 4 (3.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (2.97%) Puppet
4 3 (2.97%) SCOrch
4 3 (2.97%) SCSM
5 2 (1.98%) AppDNA
5 2 (1.98%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.98%) WSUS
6 1 (0.99%) Ansible
6 1 (0.99%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.99%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.99%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 44 (43.56%) VMware
2 42 (41.58%) Microsoft
3 23 (22.77%) Citrix
4 14 (13.86%) HP
5 11 (10.89%) Cisco
5 11 (10.89%) Symantec
6 6 (5.94%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.95%) Dell
7 5 (4.95%) EMC
7 5 (4.95%) Juniper
8 4 (3.96%) NetApp
9 3 (2.97%) Bloomberg
9 3 (2.97%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.97%) Oracle
9 3 (2.97%) Reuters
9 3 (2.97%) Sun
10 2 (1.98%) IBM
10 2 (1.98%) Intel Security
10 2 (1.98%) Lumension
10 2 (1.98%) ServiceNow
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