Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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.

Infrastructure Engineer
UK > Wales
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 66 94
Rank change year-on-year -29 +28 +16
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 20 31 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.15% 2.54% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 2.62% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 7
Wales median daily rate £423 £330 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.03% +46.67% -28.00%
10th Percentile £279 £190 £179
90th Percentile £474 £480 £380
UK median daily rate £385 £363 £369
% change year-on-year +6.21% -1.69% +9.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Wales median hourly rate £23.00 £22.38 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.77% - -
UK median hourly rate £28.17 £21.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year +34.13% -28.81% -15.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,694 1,181 1,374
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.36% 96.64% 97.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,149 793 934
Wales median daily rate £420 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £263 £155 £200
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 63 87
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +11.11% -3.57%
10th Percentile £10.43 £10.25 £10.48
90th Percentile £38.40 £39.75 £73.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Wales

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Wales

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Wales over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in Wales

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Wales

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 13 December 2018. 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
South Wales -30 17 £423 +38.52% 11
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 13 December 2018, 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 across the Wales region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (75.00%) Windows
3 11 (55.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (50.00%) VMware
5 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
6 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (30.00%) Citrix
8 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (30.00%) Linux
8 6 (30.00%) MCSE
8 6 (30.00%) Firewall
8 6 (30.00%) Server Management
9 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
9 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 5 (25.00%) SCCM
9 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (20.00%) XenApp
10 4 (20.00%) SCOM
10 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (20.00%) PKI
10 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 4 (20.00%) vSphere
10 4 (20.00%) Puppet
10 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
10 4 (20.00%) Ansible
10 4 (20.00%) DevOps

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (10.00%) IIS
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) Firewall
2 3 (15.00%) OpenVPN
2 3 (15.00%) VoIP
2 3 (15.00%) VPN
3 2 (10.00%) SAN
3 2 (10.00%) VLAN
3 2 (10.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (10.00%) Electronics
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (10.00%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) PKI
2 3 (15.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) CESG
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Data Structures
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (30.00%) Linux
4 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (15.00%) Ubuntu
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (30.00%) Server Management
3 4 (20.00%) DevOps
3 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Build Automation
4 3 (15.00%) Change Control
4 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (15.00%) Due Diligence
4 3 (15.00%) Process Improvement
4 3 (15.00%) Runbook
4 3 (15.00%) Scrum
5 2 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (10.00%) High Availability
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (10.00%) Security Hardening
5 2 (10.00%) Systems Engineering
5 2 (10.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (15.00%) Perl
2 3 (15.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) Ruby
3 2 (10.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) VB
3 2 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) MCSE
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (15.00%) HNC
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (20.00%) vSphere
3 4 (20.00%) XenApp
4 3 (15.00%) Docker
4 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCCM
2 4 (20.00%) Ansible
2 4 (20.00%) Puppet
2 4 (20.00%) SCOM
3 3 (15.00%) Kubernetes
3 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (15.00%) Terraform
4 2 (10.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (10.00%) Nagios
4 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (10.00%) vCenter Server
4 2 (10.00%) WSUS
5 1 (5.00%) Kibana
5 1 (5.00%) logstash
5 1 (5.00%) Packer
5 1 (5.00%) SCOrch
5 1 (5.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) VMware
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) Citrix
4 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.00%) McAfee
5 2 (10.00%) New Relic
5 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
5 2 (10.00%) Splunk
5 2 (10.00%) Symantec
6 1 (5.00%) Veeam