Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 69 77
Rank change year-on-year -23 +8 +36
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 21 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.36% 2.24% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 2.32% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 3
Wales median daily rate £450 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -14.29% +21.74%
10th Percentile £313 £165 £233
90th Percentile £460 £445 £410
UK median daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +6.38% +0.71% +4.48%
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 £23.00 £19.25 £27.38
% change year-on-year +19.48% -29.68% -21.79%

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 1,511 1,122 1,134
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.67% 96.72% 97.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,060 766 739
Wales median daily rate £405 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -1.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £275 £173 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £532
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 82 82
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £16.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.42% +24.07% +3.85%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £23.69 £54.00 £73.38
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.94 £18.94
% change year-on-year -7.60% +0.03% +6.02%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -32 18 £450 +55.17% 15
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 21 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (66.67%) Windows
3 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
4 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
5 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
6 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (42.86%) VMware
6 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
7 8 (38.10%) Server Management
8 7 (33.33%) vSphere
8 7 (33.33%) Firewall
8 7 (33.33%) Linux
8 7 (33.33%) MCSE
8 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
9 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
9 6 (28.57%) Citrix
9 6 (28.57%) Migration
9 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (28.57%) SCCM
9 6 (28.57%) PKI
9 6 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
10 5 (23.81%) SCOM
10 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
10 5 (23.81%) IIS
10 5 (23.81%) HNC
11 4 (19.05%) VBScript
11 4 (19.05%) VB

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 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (23.81%) IIS
3 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) SAN
3 3 (14.29%) OpenVPN
3 3 (14.29%) VLAN
3 3 (14.29%) VPN
3 3 (14.29%) VSAN
4 2 (9.52%) DHCP
4 2 (9.52%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (14.29%) Amazon Redshift
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (19.05%) Electronics
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (9.52%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Data Centre
1 6 (28.57%) PKI
2 4 (19.05%) Data Structures
3 3 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (9.52%) CESG
4 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 7 (33.33%) Linux
4 6 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Ubuntu
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (38.10%) Server Management
3 6 (28.57%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Data Migration
4 4 (19.05%) DevOps
4 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (19.05%) Requirements Management
4 4 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (14.29%) Build Automation
5 3 (14.29%) Change Control
5 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (14.29%) Process Improvement
5 3 (14.29%) Runbook
5 3 (14.29%) Scrum
5 3 (14.29%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 4 (19.05%) VB
2 4 (19.05%) VBScript
3 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 3 (14.29%) Perl
3 3 (14.29%) Python
3 3 (14.29%) Ruby
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
1 11 (52.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (33.33%) MCSE
4 5 (23.81%) HNC
5 2 (9.52%) CCNA
5 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (9.52%) CISSP
5 2 (9.52%) MCSA
5 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) vSphere
3 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (19.05%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
5 3 (14.29%) Docker
5 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (9.52%) XenApp
6 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
7 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) SCCM
2 5 (23.81%) SCOM
3 4 (19.05%) Ansible
3 4 (19.05%) Puppet
4 3 (14.29%) Backup Exec
4 3 (14.29%) Kubernetes
4 3 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
4 3 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (14.29%) Terraform
4 3 (14.29%) vCenter Server
4 3 (14.29%) WSUS
5 2 (9.52%) Nagios
6 1 (4.76%) Kibana
6 1 (4.76%) logstash
6 1 (4.76%) Packer
6 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
6 1 (4.76%) SCSM
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 9 (42.86%) VMware
2 6 (28.57%) Citrix
2 6 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 3 (14.29%) McAfee
3 3 (14.29%) Symantec
4 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) New Relic
4 2 (9.52%) Splunk
5 1 (4.76%) Veeam