Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Infrastructure Engineer
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 92 113
Rank change year-on-year +33 +21 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 32 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.69% 0.85% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.78% 0.87% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 2
Wales median daily rate £330 £225 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.67% -28.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £190 £179 £285
90th Percentile £480 £380 £350
UK median daily rate £360 £363 £338
% change year-on-year -0.69% +7.41% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £22.38 - -
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -35.38% -7.14% +32.08%

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 1151 1383 1585
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.89% 97.53% 96.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 930 1126
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £167 £192 £210
90th Percentile £550 £557 £478
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 91 81
Wales median hourly rate £15.37 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.85% -3.57% -
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.31 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.05 £62.50 £30.25
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +29 27 £305 +17.31%
West Wales - 2 £475 -
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 across the Wales region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (65.63%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
3 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 15 (46.88%) SC Cleared
4 15 (46.88%) ITIL
4 15 (46.88%) Windows Server
5 13 (40.63%) Citrix
5 13 (40.63%) VMware
6 12 (37.50%) Hyper-V
7 10 (31.25%) Migration
7 10 (31.25%) NetBackup
7 10 (31.25%) Linux
8 9 (28.13%) Service Management
8 9 (28.13%) XenApp
8 9 (28.13%) SCOM
8 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (21.88%) SQL
11 6 (18.75%) Web Services
11 6 (18.75%) Veritas
11 6 (18.75%) NHS
11 6 (18.75%) Degree
11 6 (18.75%) Release Management
11 6 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (18.75%) High Availability
11 6 (18.75%) Ansible
11 6 (18.75%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (18.75%) Terraform
11 6 (18.75%) Digital Transformation Programme

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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (9.38%) IIS
2 3 (9.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (18.75%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (15.63%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.50%) DHCP
3 4 (12.50%) DNS
3 4 (12.50%) Firewall
3 4 (12.50%) VSAN
4 3 (9.38%) LAN
4 3 (9.38%) VLAN
4 3 (9.38%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.13%) PBX
5 1 (3.13%) POP3
5 1 (3.13%) SAN
5 1 (3.13%) SMTP
5 1 (3.13%) VoIP
5 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.25%) Big Data
2 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.25%) HBase
General
1 1 (3.13%) Legal
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) Web Services
2 2 (6.25%) Kafka
3 1 (3.13%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) NHS
2 4 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) LIMS
4 1 (3.13%) CESG
4 1 (3.13%) CLARiiON
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Windows Server
3 10 (31.25%) Linux
4 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) ITIL
2 10 (31.25%) Migration
3 9 (28.13%) Service Management
4 6 (18.75%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 6 (18.75%) High Availability
4 6 (18.75%) Release Management
5 5 (15.63%) ITIL V3
5 5 (15.63%) Security Hardening
6 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (12.50%) Information Security
7 3 (9.38%) Business Continuity
7 3 (9.38%) Work Breakdown Structure
8 2 (6.25%) Change Management
8 2 (6.25%) Information Management
8 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
8 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
9 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
9 1 (3.13%) ITSM
9 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
9 1 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (46.88%) SC Cleared
3 6 (18.75%) Degree
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (9.38%) HNC
5 3 (9.38%) MCSE
6 1 (3.13%) CCA
6 1 (3.13%) CCAA
6 1 (3.13%) CCNA
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.13%) ISEB
6 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.13%) MCTS
6 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (28.13%) XenApp
3 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
4 4 (12.50%) vSphere
5 3 (9.38%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) NetBackup
2 9 (28.13%) SCOM
3 6 (18.75%) Ansible
3 6 (18.75%) Terraform
4 4 (12.50%) Backup Exec
5 3 (9.38%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (9.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (9.38%) SCCM
5 3 (9.38%) vCenter Server
5 3 (9.38%) WSUS
6 2 (6.25%) Puppet
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) Microsoft
2 13 (40.63%) Citrix
2 13 (40.63%) VMware
3 6 (18.75%) Veritas
4 4 (12.50%) Symantec
5 3 (9.38%) McAfee
6 2 (6.25%) Cisco
6 2 (6.25%) Cloudera
6 2 (6.25%) HP
6 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.13%) arcserve
7 1 (3.13%) Dell
7 1 (3.13%) EMC
7 1 (3.13%) Fujitsu
7 1 (3.13%) Hitachi
7 1 (3.13%) Juniper