Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 87 97
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 29 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.03% 1.41% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 1.46% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 10
Wales median daily rate £350 £413 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +29.92% -4.51%
10th Percentile £223 £185 £227
90th Percentile £445 £517 £378
UK median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.45% +5.07% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Wales median hourly rate £36.24 - £16.00
10th Percentile £36.05 - £15.50
90th Percentile £36.43 - £16.50
UK median hourly rate £28.75 £31.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.45% -2.31% +35.42%

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 1,372 1,443 1,362
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 96.72% 96.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 1,030 974
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £190 £185 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 82 75
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £17.84 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.91% +32.13% +1.89%
10th Percentile £10.16 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £50.67 £77.50 £48.40
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +15 22 £325 +8.33% 2
West Wales +6 2 £475 -2.56%
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 19 (65.52%) VMware
2 18 (62.07%) Windows
2 18 (62.07%) Windows Server
3 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
3 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
4 14 (48.28%) SC Cleared
4 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
5 13 (44.83%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (37.93%) SCCM
7 9 (31.03%) Symantec
7 9 (31.03%) SQL
7 9 (31.03%) ITIL
7 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
7 9 (31.03%) Firewall
8 8 (27.59%) Migration
8 8 (27.59%) Linux
8 8 (27.59%) Windows 10
9 7 (24.14%) ITIL V3
9 7 (24.14%) High Availability
9 7 (24.14%) Office 365
9 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
9 7 (24.14%) IIS
9 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
9 7 (24.14%) DNS
10 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (20.69%) DHCP
10 6 (20.69%) NetBackup
10 6 (20.69%) Backup Exec
10 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (20.69%) Security Hardening

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 (24.14%) IIS
1 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
4 3 (10.34%) FileNet
4 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
4 3 (10.34%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Office 365
2 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (17.24%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) Firewall
1 9 (31.03%) TCP/IP
2 7 (24.14%) DNS
3 6 (20.69%) DHCP
4 5 (17.24%) VSAN
5 4 (13.79%) VLAN
6 3 (10.34%) Internet
7 2 (6.90%) Skype
8 1 (3.45%) 4G
8 1 (3.45%) ADSL
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.45%) LAN
8 1 (3.45%) Modbus
8 1 (3.45%) PBX
8 1 (3.45%) SAN
8 1 (3.45%) VoIP
8 1 (3.45%) VPN
8 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) CESG
2 1 (3.45%) NHS
2 1 (3.45%) Renewable Energy
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Windows
1 18 (62.07%) Windows Server
2 8 (27.59%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) Windows 10
3 7 (24.14%) Windows 7
4 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) ITIL
2 8 (27.59%) Migration
3 7 (24.14%) High Availability
3 7 (24.14%) ITIL V3
4 6 (20.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (20.69%) Security Hardening
5 5 (17.24%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 4 (13.79%) Work Breakdown Structure
7 3 (10.34%) BCP
8 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
8 2 (6.90%) Service Management
9 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
9 1 (3.45%) DevOps
9 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
9 1 (3.45%) Project Management
9 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
9 1 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) SC Cleared
1 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (13.79%) Degree
3 4 (13.79%) HNC
3 4 (13.79%) MCSE
4 2 (6.90%) CCNA
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.45%) MCTS
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 13 (44.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.24%) vSphere
4 4 (13.79%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (37.93%) SCCM
2 6 (20.69%) Backup Exec
2 6 (20.69%) NetBackup
3 5 (17.24%) Ansible
3 5 (17.24%) Terraform
4 4 (13.79%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (13.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (13.79%) SCOM
4 4 (13.79%) vCenter Server
4 4 (13.79%) WSUS
5 3 (10.34%) Nagios
6 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (6.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) VMware
2 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
3 9 (31.03%) Symantec
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco
4 4 (13.79%) Citrix
4 4 (13.79%) McAfee
5 3 (10.34%) HP
5 3 (10.34%) IBM
6 2 (6.90%) arcserve
7 1 (3.45%) Dell
7 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.45%) Trustwave
7 1 (3.45%) Veeam