Period
to 17 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 68 80
Rank change year-on-year -8 +12 +25
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 26 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.77% 1.89% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 1.95% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 9
Wales median daily rate £325 £413 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +23.13% -4.29%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £223
90th Percentile £450 £516 £406
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Wales median hourly rate £36.24 - £19.75
10th Percentile £36.05 - £16.13
90th Percentile £36.43 - £24.38
UK median hourly rate £24.38 £21.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year +13.37% -10.42% -8.57%

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 1,405 1,283 1,201
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 96.76% 97.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 988 898 798
Wales median daily rate £400 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +7.36% +0.21%
10th Percentile £263 £180 £208
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 102 74
Wales median hourly rate £12.74 £20.00 £15.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.29% +30.59% +13.44%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.31
90th Percentile £37.16 £77.50 £47.35
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.06% -5.20% +14.29%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +2 23 £325 -7.14% 12
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 (73.08%) Active Directory
2 18 (69.23%) Windows
3 17 (65.38%) VMware
4 16 (61.54%) Windows Server
5 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
7 10 (38.46%) Firewall
7 10 (38.46%) Migration
8 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
8 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
9 8 (30.77%) SCCM
9 8 (30.77%) DNS
9 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
9 8 (30.77%) Symantec
10 7 (26.92%) IIS
10 7 (26.92%) DHCP
10 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
10 7 (26.92%) vSphere
10 7 (26.92%) Windows 10
11 6 (23.08%) Office 365
11 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
11 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (23.08%) Cisco
11 6 (23.08%) Citrix
11 6 (23.08%) SQL
11 6 (23.08%) MCSA
11 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery

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 8 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 7 (26.92%) IIS
3 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (11.54%) FileNet
5 3 (11.54%) WebSphere
5 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (7.69%) Skype for Business
7 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (23.08%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) Firewall
2 8 (30.77%) DNS
3 7 (26.92%) DHCP
3 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
4 3 (11.54%) Internet
4 3 (11.54%) SAN
5 2 (7.69%) Skype
6 1 (3.85%) 4G
6 1 (3.85%) ADSL
6 1 (3.85%) LAN
6 1 (3.85%) Modbus
6 1 (3.85%) OpenVPN
6 1 (3.85%) VLAN
6 1 (3.85%) VPN
6 1 (3.85%) VSAN
6 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (7.69%) Electronics
1 2 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Apache Axis
2 1 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
1 5 (19.23%) PKI
2 3 (11.54%) CESG
3 2 (7.69%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) NHS
4 1 (3.85%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 7 (26.92%) Windows 10
4 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 5 (19.23%) Linux
6 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
7 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Migration
2 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (15.38%) High Availability
5 3 (11.54%) BCP
5 3 (11.54%) Time Management
6 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (7.69%) Requirements Management
6 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Work Breakdown Structure
7 1 (3.85%) Build Automation
7 1 (3.85%) Change Control
7 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
7 1 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.69%) VB
2 2 (7.69%) VBScript
3 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.85%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft Certification
1 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
1 9 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 6 (23.08%) MCSA
3 4 (15.38%) CCNA
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (11.54%) CISSP
4 3 (11.54%) MCSE
4 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (7.69%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (73.08%) Active Directory
2 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (26.92%) vSphere
4 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 3 (11.54%) XenDesktop
6 2 (7.69%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (3.85%) Docker
7 1 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) SCCM
2 5 (19.23%) Backup Exec
2 5 (19.23%) NetBackup
3 4 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (15.38%) Nagios
3 4 (15.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (3.85%) Ansible
5 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.85%) Puppet
5 1 (3.85%) SCOM
5 1 (3.85%) Terraform
5 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
5 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) VMware
2 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) Symantec
4 6 (23.08%) Cisco
4 6 (23.08%) Citrix
5 4 (15.38%) McAfee
6 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
6 3 (11.54%) IBM
7 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.85%) arcserve
8 1 (3.85%) HP
8 1 (3.85%) New Relic
8 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.85%) Splunk
8 1 (3.85%) Trustwave
8 1 (3.85%) Veeam