Fully functioning infrastructure and an innovative, forward-looking strategy are vital for your business to grow – legacy hardware puts your digital transformation plans at risk.

To keep up with pioneering new software development, systems and cloud migrations, you need the right individuals to monitor, maintain and progress your infrastructure, driving efficiencies and ensuring your foundation is as robust as your ambitions.

Goodbye legacy tech – hello opportunities. 

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  Boosting and scaling IT infrastructure – ensuring minimal cyber security risks, low costs and improved performance – has never been so important. Not surprisingly, demand for infrastructure professionals has soared.

And as digital transformation projects continue and organisations look set to implement even more flexible, less-centralised operations through cloud scalability, this demand looks set to stay.  
Kieran Fitzgerald
Senior Operations Director - Hays Technology

Your infrastructure questions, answered

Can I hire either an infrastructure contractor or a permanent employee?

It is possible to find both contractors and permanent employees within infrastructure. The professional you hire is of course dependent on the type of job they need to do – some digital transformation initiatives, such as the rapid rollout of remote working systems and equipment, may be better suited to contractors.
Roles that require a more constant maintenance of services, however, are probably best filled by permanent employees. Most of all, you need to be really clear on one thing: all these professionals are in demand and competition is high, so you must act fast – plan your talent pipeline in advance, and don’t leave it too late to secure the right person.

How much should I pay an infrastructure professional when hiring?

Of course, this depends on the role, seniority and your location. For a good network engineer or infrastructure engineer, annual salaries usually fall between [addsalary] to [addsalary] per annum, with a typical salary of around [addsalary].
Network or infrastructure engineers on contract can expect anywhere from [addsalary] to [addsalary] per day, while infrastructure architects can command between [addsalary] to [addsalary] each day.

What skills should I look for when hiring infrastructure professionals?

Aside from demonstrable skills in their area of expertise, some technical skills are growing in demand – most notably cyber security skills, to ensure those organisations that are now working fully remotely are safe and secure.
But, don’t forget about soft skills: it’s these which really separate the great from the average. Look for someone with the vision and ability to drive continual tech transformation, and the communication and stakeholder management skills to act as a connection between operations and software development.

How can I assess for skills from infrastructure professionals?

CVs and technical assessments will of course tell you if someone has the basic technical skills and qualifications. But when it comes to assessing for a broader range of skills, interviews are key.
Ask questions about their experience in similar roles architecting or supporting the creation of resilient systems. Find out how they manage stakeholders from operations versus those in development. Ensure they are confident communicators, adept at working with and securing buy-in both from highly technical professionals and those with far less technological know-how.
Finally, make sure they come across as a technical authority on infrastructure, including data centers and the cloud.

Is competition for infrastructure talent high?

Absolutely. Employers from all industries and sectors are turning to us to hire infrastructure professionals to support the roll-out of large digital transformation programmes, or to fix cracks in their tech infrastructure exposed by the large-scale, sudden changes caused by Covid-19. Infrastructure engineers, managers and architects are in particularly high demand.
Furthermore, as a result of the mass rollout of remote working and ongoing migration to the cloud, contractor infrastructure specialists are still highly sought after, due to the continued building of new equipment, as are 2nd line support engineers – there will, after all, always be teething issues when implementing something new.